Thursday, January 10, 2013

The January Challenge: New Beginnings

January 8, 1953 was a date to be remembered. A new beginning for a Korean war veteran and his bride. My parents, Bill and Shirley Parlin have now been married more than 60 years and counting! YAY! Happy Anniversary to you! It is quite a milestone and I want to thank them for showing me what it's like to stay together through sunshine and rain. In June, Wayne and I will have been married 35 years and we hope to make it to 60 wonderful years as well.

Today I am posting a Zentangle creation that I made. Yes, I know, this is a new beginning for me too, because I have never really done much with Zentangle. As many of you know the zen master in our family is Wayne. But he is an excellent teacher and has shown me the basics. I used the new open heart stencil (LG747) and started by tracing the stencil on white cardstock with a 005 micron pen by Sakura. Then I filled in the outer ruffle area with an 05 micron pen. After I finished the inner patterns with an 01 pen I colored and shaded with Prisma colored pencils. The thank you stencil (LJ894) was paste-embossed with the matte black embossing paste (DMBP) and added as an embellishment.

So for this wonderful month of new beginnings please consider joining our challenge. Click HERE to learn more about what you can win and what is entailed in playing along or to link your card to mr. linky. Remember if you don't have a blog you can email and I can post it for you on my site. Looking forward to seeing your work soon.

Today take some time to see what a challenge of "new beginning's" means to the Dream team and follow their blogs and be sure to leave some love in the way of a comment or two along the's what they live for:


rose s. said...

your card is amazing! what a great job on the zentangle - you definitely captured the essence of life together :) congrats to your parents on their milestone. i hope they have a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

Your zentangle is beautiful! Have a great CHA!

JD/ Jill said...

This is an amazing card! So nicely done. Congratulations to your parents.

Daria said...

This is wonderful! I love seeing Wayne's Zentangles, and now you've made a beauty too!


Louise said...

This is even more beautiful in person, I know because I've seen it! Congrats to your parents!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful. Did you use a stamp for the inside design or did you draw? It's very pretty.

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