Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Little Zen....tangle

Having surgery on my left hand has left me with few options for things that keep me busy.  I can ,however, do a little drawing (zentangle) because I am right handed, so I thought I'd share a little drawing that I recently finished.  The finished piece is about 5 inches tall and 11 inches long.

One of my nieces recently had a little girl and I made this for my great-niece.



I figured out my design in my Silhouette program and figured out where I needed to print her name and date of birth, then printed the information on a piece of 9x12 Bristol board.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the letters, then I traced them onto some Bristol board and added my tangles. I shaded my tangles with a pencil.  For a little pop of color, I die cut a heart about 4 times, then glued the layers together.  I colored the top heart with a red Copic, added a little clear wink of stella and then topped it off with some glossy accents.

I will be having this framed before I send it to her.

I still need to make a card...and I'm working on it, it's just a little slow without full use of both of my hands!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...
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16 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is gorgeous! What a beautiful keepsake that I'm sure will be treasured! And all with one hand! Clever you!

Lorraine said...

What a wonderful work of art and such a heartwarming gift of your creativity.

Valerie Nolan said...

This is amazing Susan, I zoomed in to look at all the fabulous detail, love the r with the flowers and Sydney opera house! Hope your hand is better soon:)
Val x

Sandra H said...

"WOW" I'd almost forgotten how good you are at doing this sort of craft Susan and this one is stunning as always x

snapdragon said...

Oh, that is so cool! Someone did one sort of like that for my daughter but it wasn't nearly as planned out or pretty as yours! I think your great-niece will cherish it.

massofhair said...

Glad you can still craft while you are recovering from surgery!

A beautiful KeepSake, such a lot of tangles, loving all the depth and shading.

Get better very soon:-) x

Karen B said...

This is amazing Susan. Something to be treasured and kept forever. Wonderful to see you tangling - have missed seeing your works of art.

Karen x

Faith A said...

What a treasure and heirloom, it will be even more effective, (if that is possible) in a frame.

Gail said...

This is stunning. I love your work. Been thinking about you. Glad you are back in your studio and creating.

Suze Bain said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! Xx

Jeanne said...

Wonderful work, Susan. So glad to see your blog pop back in my mailbox. Best wishes on continuing to heal and craft.

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! This is really gorgeous, Susan! You really did an amazing job, and I'm sure it will be treasured for a long time to come!

Mrs Harry said...

Wow, this is the best tangle I've ever seen. The attention to detail and the complexity is amazing.

Carole said...

Wow that is so detailed and fabulously completed with the red heart. I'm hoping your recovery proves successful and you gain full mobility. Thanks for the sweet comment and your visit. C

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is wonderful! Great tangles, super shading and I like the little red heart too.

PS She spells Kathryn the same way as my girl! x

Kait.O said...

Hi! I have just happened across your blog. This is the first time I've seen 'tangles'. I am so impressed! What is the history of 'tangles'? How do you know the patterns to use? Anyway, I spent hours on your blog and am so impressed with your cards too.

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