Friday, October 23, 2015

Tangled Zendala Gift Pouch

I think this will be a future class. This die is actually a CD holder which, of course, is the perfect size for a Zendala. Mine will be a gift pouch to hold a completed Zendala. It could hold approximately 10 Zendalas. This was cut using the Sizzix Pro die: CD Holder. It's a large die that accommodates 12 x 12 paper. So it requires a die cutting machine that will accommodate the 12 by nearly 13 inch die. Lucky me, I have one!

This is what it looks like before folding and tangling.


Friday, October 16, 2015


Last week's bookmarks, this week's cards!

An easy way to send your handmade bookmarks is to tuck them into cards. These cards were pretty easy, embossing folders, a little ink, and a craft knife. To see how these evolved, check out last week's post.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Stencil cleanup

Remember last week's project using the stencil? My dirty stencil (along with everything else I used) was awaiting me when I entered my craft room this week. I keep tags nearby for just such an occasion! Of course the ink from using my Copic airbrush had dried, but as its alcohol ink, a spritz or two of rubbing alcohol was all it needed to revive. Then I soaked up the ink (and alcohol but it quickly evaporates) onto the tags. I could have as easily used tiles or scraps of paper. If I felt the image was too light I tried spritzing the stencil in another area and tried again. Here is the result:
I thought I would use a couple of them for this week's Diva challenge.  And ta da..... bookmarks!
Tangles: Tri-bee, Maryhill, Betweed & Tipple
Tangles: Tri-bee, Tipple & Shattuck

Friday, October 2, 2015

Charkat, stencils and color, oh my!

Yay Charkat, you go girl! And woo hoo CZT 14! Check out her guest Diva-ness here. Of course, I just HAD to participate...
I started out with Copic markers and airbrush with a large stencil from Crafter's workshop. Large enough for more than one tile, so why not? After figuring where I wanted to place the stencil, I put down the green roughly where the dragonflies would be, then placed the stencil and added more color.
I tangled with blue and purple microns.
Then added shading with Faber-Castell polychromos, a General's White and my Cretacolor graphite. I added that sparkle to the dragonflies (maybe you can see a touch of it) with a clear Wink of Stella pen from Zig.
They look great as an ensemble. And they're just as cool individually.
Tangles are 8C, Crescent Moon (inspired by this variation), Msst, Onamato, Printemps, Shattuck, Tipple, and Cogwheel.
Thanks for looking and have a great week!