Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday's Dream Schemes/Graduations or Black & White with a POP!!!

Money Card for Graduation Challenge
One of my favorite gifts to give at grad time is $$$. And I think money cards are so simple to do. This week the resident Zentangle artist, Wayne, did the mortarboard and diploma stencil (LL449) in black and white. Zentangle of course is a perfect option for this month's black and white with a pop challenge! And since money is green I thought that would be the perfect POP for a money card.


I have done just a smidgeon of  Zentangle, and what I have done convinces me that it is an art form that anyone can do if you have one major characteristic and that is patience. (That is why Wayne excels at this...he has the patience of a saint...which is why after 34 years we are still married.) He traces the stencil with an 01 Sakura Pigma pen and then removes the stencil and begins to fill in the patterns that you see here. Some people refer to this art form as "doodling". I used to "doodle" while chatting on the phone, it was a mindless release of my creative energy and a starting point for many of my creative endeavors, but it is too mild a description for Wayne's work. This artwork is done one stroke at a time and although it's not difficult, it's done with more forethought than my doodling. But as with every creative concept there is a beginning and "doodling" is probably my beginning and hopefully yours too. 


There are many many patterns which can be used to fill the holes of stencils and you will find many of them in this book. Plus... you will find more Zentangle artwork done by the Dream it UP team in this book by Suzanne McNeill. This wonderful book is titled Zentangle 6 (ZEN). She introduces the book by telling about Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts who are the people who have trademarked the word "Zentangle". They are also the inspiration for may of the Design Original series books by Suzanne. This is just one more way that stencils  can be used. 
Now we hope you'll take the time to join us this week and create either a graduation card or scrapbook page or even a 3-D object in Black and White with a Pop!  Here is a list of the design team so take some time today and see how they have interpreted this month's challenge. And remember if you don't have your own blog but would like to play along, just email me a picture of your creation (lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com) and I will blog about it for you. Or you can link to mr. linky below and we will come to your blog. 


13 comments:

Kristi said...

100% amazing. Wayne is really awesome with the tangles!

Terrece said...

WOW! I just ordered two Zentangle book so I can get into the groove! Now I've got to find "6". Fantastic card.

JD said...

Wow! What a nicely done card. I really enjoy zentangle...fun...I just purchased two more Dream Weaver stencils...just I hope I can find time to make a card with them

Liz Martin said...

These are great tangles, and just enough motivation for me to keep trying. It's the patience thing, though . . . very elusive!

Cherylynn said...

Wayne is such a "show-off"! His Zentangle work so intimidates me!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Once again...I want the hundred dollar bill. Lol! Wayne really rocks the Zentangle! Great card.

Louise said...

Wow Wayne this is fabulous! Everything is so even! Love it.

Lee Kellogg said...

Go Wayne Go! A great money gift card.

sommrstamping said...

Lynell... tell Wayne that his Zentangles are the best. He should teach a class.

Laura Drahozal said...

Very nice Zentangle! Just beautiful.

Dorothy said...

I love the Zentangle too, I like doing them, especially in the stencils. I have added a link I have used 2 of my new stencils, Thank you Lynell! Sorry I have not been playing much.

Jennifer Dove said...

The one I'm entering is the balloons :). Now going to try zentangle

Cin said...

Just getting in under the wire.

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