Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Dragons Dream - TIO - Z - face

Hello, and welcome back to the Dragons Dream TIO challenge - this fortnight, Silvia wants us to use a face, and the letter Z..  As soon as I saw this theme set, I knew I had to go for Zentangle - even though I'm not very good!! But I do enjoy a good doodle.

I started by painting my tag with Snowflake Fresco paint (actually, I didn't I stamped the face first and then had to paint over it as I knew I wanted a white background so gave the tag 2 coats and then stamped the face again)
 The stamp is by a company called Ducks in a Row, and I've had it ages, not used it for ages either, but I had this idea I could stamp it and then doodle  zentangle round it...

I used a set of Pitt artist pens for the zentangling, some of which worked better than others!!
  I decided on a pop of colour for the lips and flower (part of the stamp, I can't draw!!) and a matching ribbon.
Hope you'll play along with us again, we love seeing what you choose for the recipes.  Don't forget to use at least one stamp on your tag.


24 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Helen, you always say you can't draw; but I think this 'doodling' - sorry 'Zentangling' looks great. I have to admit to being rather ignorant and not really knowing what Zentangle is, mind you! I'd better Google it and find out! This is such an effective tag with the black and white contrast and an inventive choice of 'Z' word. I'm off to look it up right now! Julie Ann xxx

ElizabethR said...

I love that Helen it has a very Art Deco feel to it, think it's the shape of the face, fab tag hun. Elizabeth x

brenda said...

Wonderfully effective tangling Helen.

Here;s hoping we can continue the form tonight.

B x

sam21ski said...

Oooh love this, love how you've incorporated the face in the zentagle doodles - looks fab xxx

Sam xx

She King said...

Hi Helen, love your Tag and your doodles are fantastic. xx

Lori said...

Your doodling is awesome! Love the tag, Helen, great job!

Jacqui Hall said...

I've never really been taken with Zentangle before, but you've incorporated it so well it looks like it was meant to be round the stamped image.

Netty said...

This is definitely my favourite tag of yours Helen, its fab. Annette x

craftytrog said...

Love your tag Helen, great design! x

Gabrielle said...

Oh you said you were going to zentangle and you did a cracking job! Love it lots and lots and lots!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a great idea, love the Zentangle theme. A wonderful tag.

craftimamma said...

Very clever tag Helen! The face fits perfectly into the zentangling and the tiny pop of colour is a brilliant idea.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

This looks really effective Helen. Great zentangling around that stamp. the whole tag oozes movement and flow a really fab tag xx

massofhair said...

Fun doodles around the whole Tag, your face stamp fits like a glove, good use of the letter Z for the challenge:-)

Krisha said...

Your zendoodling is perfect with the stamped face. You are so clever!!!

Eliza said...

Very clever use of the conditions, I really like it especially the non capabilities of zentangle, come on be serious you can do it, look it is proof in the tag. It looks wonderful.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Lin said...

Great tag Helen..and the zentangling is brilliant..good interpretation of the Z!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Helen, that is wonderful, the face looks amazing surrounded by the 'tangling. I've been trying to do this recently & trust me, you are MUCH better at it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great zentangle tag and I love the black and white with a splash of colour. Tracy x

Dianne said...

Hello Helen, I love zen tangles and didn't even think of it, you may think you can't draw but you tag is gorgeous, love the zen tangle, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend..

Hettie said...

Very clever Helen.
Hugs
xx

Annie said...

So cleverly the face blends right into your great zentangling. The pop of color is a perfect design detail. Wonderful work!

butterfly said...

Ooh, look how cool! Love how you've framed the face in that swirl of doodles... really chic in b&w plus those hits of red and pink.
Alison xx

Carmen said...

This is SO cool Helen. That stamp perfectly matches your drawing (I ain't even going to try and understand the difference between a doodle and a zentangle *g*) But this tag is a work of art! Can't draw indeed! EVERYONE can draw - this is fabulous!