The Diva Challenge. This first is on a Zentangle® Renaissance tile using tangles Flux, Fescu and Featherfall (variation). These tiles look nice with layers. You'll see black and brown Sakura Micron pens, Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils, General's Charcoal White and Derwent pencil graphite shading.
This is my second TrimARim project. Philip at TrimARim liked my earlier post creating my own Zentangle inspired border and sent me more product! One side is a mirror and the flip side is a dry erase surface. This one is the smaller size, 7.5" wide.
Here are the steps I used to make it. I traced the border shape with the plastic template that is included with the mirror onto a cream colored lightweight cardstock. I used a leaf punch from McGill to punch out several leaves out of scrap paper. I used Zig 2 Way Glue on one side of the leaves and let it dry. This gave me repositionable stencils that I placed in sections over the border. Alternately you could punch from post it notes.
I used my Copic air brush using fall shades of Copics (yellow, orange, red & brown shades) and moved the stencils from one section to the next. I probably did two to three layers of stencils and Copics before I had the result I liked. Alternatively you could use blow pens or spritzers with water and ink.
On to a card that has a leaf as it's focal point. The leaf is a stamp by Personal Stamp Exchange PSX E-1046. That leaf has nearly every embossing powder I own on it (ok only half of what I own)! The background utilized a Darice embossing folder and I applied Ranger Distress Ink direct from the ink pad. I used Sakura Microns to add the vein detail and the sentiment.
So if you made it all the way through my post, you've come to a reward! TrimARim has offered to provide my first blog giveaway! Just leave a comment below. One comment per person and limited to US and Canada only. You have until midnight Pacific Daylight Time, October 17, 2014 to leave a comment. Please note that if you leave it as anonymous I'll have no way to contact you, so please sign in or leave contact info. I will select 2 winners using random numbers. Yes, they're nice at TrimARim. I was going to incur the postage, but they've agreed to handle that as well! So I will either give your contact information to them or they will reimburse my postage cost. The lucky winners will be able to decorate their own TrimARim! I'll post the winners on October 24, 2014. Good luck!