30 March 2015

A bit of Facebook fun!


I've found a few awesome crafting-related groups on Facebook to join in on for inspiration, etc, and today I discovered that two of them (at least) have monthly challenges.  The first one has a challenge to incorporate doodling, and the second one wants a layout of 'firsts' (ie first day of school, etc).

So, I've decided to incorporate the two into one post.  Firstly, for the Scrap It With Attitude group, I have made a Zentangle card...
I've had a bit of a look at Zentangles on Pinterest before, and had a minor dabble with it, but nothing too serious, and certainly not to any finished state!  So it was quite the 'labour of love' to actually start and finish this cardfront today.  I decided to keep it monochrome in the graphic as I'm just learning this awesome art, but I felt that it did need some colour, and so the "happy birthday" was stamped in red.  I love how this card came together (although it was a lot of work!).

Then, I thought why not scrapbook a page about my first Zentangle, to enter into Jodie's Scrap n Chat group...
I have just finished this layout this evening, and so wasn't able to take a very good photo due to lack of natural lighting (and shadows!)  But you get the idea!  The design for the layout was learned at a class on the weekend, taught by the fabulously talented Beck BT (aka Beck Beattie).

There is watercolouring and splattering with Twinkling H2Os, delicious Tinby Designs Metallic Melts (both dry and with VersaMark Dazzle in Champagne), stamping with StazOn, script stamping with gold Silks Acrylic Glaze, and some streaks of Gesso, as well as some leftover foil from the weekend's class (that had been run through a texture plate), gold chevrons and a background diecut from Annabelle Stamps.

That's a lot of effort to show off one tiny little card, but then, the card had a lot of effort put into it and so perhaps it did deserve a special layout to showcase it!

As I said in the post title ~ A bit of Facebook fun!


1 comment:

  1. I'm extremely proud to say that my Zentangle card won the particular Facebook challenge it was entered into - what a thrill!!! :D


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