Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Zensdays with Lynell and Wayne #2

Welcome to Zensdays with Lynell and Wayne. This is the second Wednesday that Wayne and I are posting our zentangle creations. Hopefully we can enrich your stenciling and zentangle experience with our ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art). Sometimes we will be doing traditional zentangle tile work and other times like now with the holidays upon us we will be posting a variety of projects that we have been working on.

This first creation I did specifically for the diva's challenge #193 ....this month she is being assisted by a different artist friend each week while her sweet son is recovering from a medical procedure and if you are interested in joining the challenge and want to know more about the tangles click HERE. The challenge this week is a tri-tangle using the first letters of three tangles THX (in honor of the thankful month) and the three tangle patterns used are (T)rio, (H)uggins, and (X)yp (pronounced zip). The paper I used was a printed checkered pattern cut on the diagonal with the ornament die. I found the border pattern called xyp to be a bit challenging. It sort of looks like it's a seat belt holding the tangle 'trio' in check. I practiced it a bit but it seemed like it always ended up being "heavier" than I wanted it to be, tighter than I wanted it to be and straighter than I wanted it to be so back to that new word I made up.....practience... and I need lots of it, plus the ability to not take yourself too seriously, Wayne of course helps with that aspect of my life. He can always make me laugh and he's a great teacher too....but as we go forward I try not to lean on him as I do my initial work and we both try not to look at other's work until after we've posted on the diva's site. For me this helps me know my needs for further work. Then once I post I like to look and get inspired. I am such a visual learner, as most artisans are, that my process then moves on to phase II of my learning experience and I can work with even more purpose.



Materials used:

Duo alphabet die: DD005
Ornament die-DG674

Here is another card done using the tangle patterns betweed and hached....this was a diva challenge a couple of weeks ago and I am just now getting around to finishing up my creations. For that challenge the diva had a Maria Thomas (the creators of the zentangle concept) video on her site showing how to do the tangle betweed....well worth watching. Click HERE if you want to see the video  in challenge #191. If you are interested in how the patterns are drawn click HERE to go to tanglepatterns.com which is Linda Farmer's site where many patterns are shown step-by-step:



Fiore used in the faux ceramic tile technique.
Wayne posted his diva challenge piece on his flickr account, (it's gorgeous as per usual and destined to be one of my favorites)...but here is his contribution today...a quilt design that he did this past week. We both went crazy creating these quilts after I did a paper quilt last week for our first post. He did the zentangle art rendering and I again used the faux ceramic tile technique and added embossing powder with our grid stencil LJ811 to give it that extra shiny finish. If you are interested in the faux ceramic tile technique email me and I will send you the step-by-step instructions: lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com

The tangle pattern used was fiore.

Tis the month to reflect on what we are thankful for and we want to thank you for connecting with us. Stop by tomorrow to see what my design team has been up to this month. They work very hard and do a great job. Please leave a comment if you are moved to do so...love to have your feedback.

Here are a couple more cards Wayne did for the class in Olympia last month:


Tangle patterns used are: Mi2 and hached

Tangle pattern used is Holly and the stencil is LS92











15 comments:

Christina Doré said...

Stunning cards. The stentangle marries perfectly with the Christmas ornaments!

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Lovely Joy challenge piece.

Anne's tangle blog said...

all very beautiful!

ionabunny said...

Wow, amazing tangles. I am inspired. Hugz

CraftyJo said...

All lovely - I really need to practise my 'tangling' more but until there are more hours in a day I guess I'll just drool over yours instead :)

Louise said...

Gorgeous as usual! Love the pitcher Wayne did too!

Lily M. said...

All of them are beautiful :)

Katie said...

Wow, these are all such beautiful ideas. I love the execution in color. I see how you did the fiore, very cool, I will have to try it. I looked at Waynes Flickr site last week when you posted it and was 'blown away'!! I have enjoyed seeing his creations on your Dreamweaver boards over the years in my local stamp store but never knew that it was a collaboration between you two! I think that is wonderful. That is the reason I originally bought my first cat stencil was after seeing it zentangled on one of your boards. I have since made many cat zentangles. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Nat Wout said...

Terrific cards! I love how you shaded huggins in the 1st one.

Kia said...

nice cards - your huggins is neat and I like the use of trio as well - nice colour and idea

David Hunter said...

Beautiful Post, Lynell. All of your cards are so colorful and well designed. Love them all.

Donald Wilka said...

Like your Tritangle ornaments. Creative way to address the challenge. Great colors.

BurningRubber said...

These are all so beautiful! I really need to practice more.

J L Johnson said...

Gorgeous work. Someone is going to get a lovely seasons greeting this year.

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

Both of you create such beauty combining stencil art with zentangling. I wish I could learn the different zentangle patterns as quickly as you are Lynell! I am a fan forever of you both!

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