This image and sentiment comes from a set called Happy Meal. The background was stamped with embossing ink and then Distress Oxide Inks were blended over the top of the soda bottles and layered over brown textured paper, then layered over the card base. The hamburger and fries were colored with Chameleon Color Tones pencils. The box and burger have some Wink of Stella, and both, as well as the sentiment, are popped with a layer of foam for added dimension. The inside says, Birthday Wishes.
This image and sentiment comes from a set called Happy Meal. The background papers were done with Ranger WaterColor paper that were sploshed with Oxide Distress inks. My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched dies were used to trim the papers. Stamping inside and out was done with Memento Inks. Four brads and some pop-up foam were added for dimension.
This month, our sponsor for the Freebie Progressive Monthly Challenge over at The Outlawz is "me"! Some of you may know that I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher, so I designed an angelfish using some tangles. I also created one without tangles so that participants can skip the tangled parts or add their own. I hope you all enjoy Swish the Angelfish. This one was colored with Copics and mounted on an Oxide Distress Ink background. Swish is full of tangles in this version.
It important for you to know
that these images, while using some of the patterns of Zentangle are in
actuality ZIA’s (Zentangle Inspired Art). The Zentangle® method is an
easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to use structured patterns to create
beautiful images. Find out more about this method from the founders of
this meditative approach to art on their website. Zentangle.com
If you are interested in seeing what I do with Zentangle, I invite you to visit my other blog, Tangle Street.
Here is a simplified version of Swish with some organic tangles added as water foliage. (Colored pencils with Gamsol.)
And, finally, I wanted you to see what fun it is to use digital images by resizing and flipping so that Swish can go in both directions in this shaker card. (Watercolored fish with a texture paste through a stencil for the background.)
Thank you so much for visiting. I'm looking forward to seeing how "Swish" becomes part of other members of our group. I would love to read your comments!