Wednesday, September 23, 2015

EEK Zentangle Stamping Halloween Card

This card was made in particular for the September 20, 2015 Heart2Heart Challenge "Doodling." I further challenge myself by combining other challenges to create something that incorporates the requirements of each challenge.  For Color: ColorMyHeart Color Dare #160; For Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #126; and did a Halloween theme for entry in a new random draw challenge at ChouxChoux Challenge #1.  

Let's start with the background of this card.  A neighbor and friend of mine introduced me to the Zentangle technique (definition:  a freehand style using abstract patterned drawings and should not be representative of any certain recognizable object)  Well, I improvised and used a variety of stamps sets for my abstracts and also added Halloween recognizable objects.  My daughter has continually told me "in any crafting there are no boundaries, you can do what you want".  

Heart2Heart Challenges - Monday, September 21, 2015,  Incorporate "Doodling" into your artwork this week. Doodling is incorporated more and more into fun designs and it will be enjoyable to see how you interpret this. 

This card was so much fun...Went through my different stamp sets and picked out small stamps that I thought would make a nice pattern and other stamps for the Halloween images.  The background covered the black and white for the color challenge, now I have to bring in the other two colors which were so appropriate for Fall (Goldrush and Ruby).  No fussy-cutting on this card, all the images were die-cuts from Cricut Design Space, and adhered them with 3D Thin Foam Tape and Clear Wink of Stella added to the spider and cat.  On the inside I used some of the extra cuts, and added the Sentiment.

Random Draw Submissions to:  

Chouxchoux Paper Art - September 19 - October 3, 2015  Link up your Halloween and Fall Projects - Random Draw - Cards, decorations, treat bags - whatever you've created, and you can link as many current projects as you wish.   

DL.ART September Linky Challenge 
9/23/2015 "Anything Goes" - Random Draw for September  

The Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday:  Fall Theme
September 17-23, 2015  

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:  
Stamp Sets:
     C1561 One-Way Borders Flair
     D1180 Happy Haunting
     C1537 Honeycomb Flair
     C1599 Pretty Petals Flair
     C1605 Happy to Be Friends Occasions
     D1275 Serendipity
     D1534 Patterned Pennants Flair
Cricut Design Space Die-Cuts
     Pumpkin - CTMH Artbooking
     Fall Leaves and Cat - Creativebug
     Spider & Web - Happy Hauntings
     Eek - Typed Text, Welded and Cut
Paper / Cardstock:
     Cardstock:  Daisy White, Black, Ruby and Goldrush
     Paper Fundamentals - Goldrush
     Clear - Wink of Stella
     3D Thin Foam Tape
     Washi Tape, Unknown
     Bitty Sparkles
     Liquid Glass


Pia S said...

Before I read your comment I thought you'd used different DPs and the sun ray technique. I'm so impressed by your zentangling, looking so cool! As for the inside, I love the fun sentiment, for me it's so true!

Patricia St Martin said...

One of the girls on the design team love doing Zentangle and she has been doing it awhile. I love what you did and how you added the Halloween images in with your doodling, your background turned out wonderful. Love all the added embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs, Pat♥

Lori said...

Okay, first of all let me say how smart to create the Zentangle with stamps! I love this idea! Such a fun card and the inside is great, too. So happy that you linked up to my first ever challenge!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. and noit too scary!! I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day


Anonymous said...

Your zentangle is very that you incorporated so many challenges. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Lisa said...

Love this! And your daughter sounds very smart, intelligent and well, beautiful :) ...

Melissa Robinson said...

Goodness gracious! That is amazing! Thank you for playing with us at H2H!

G Eileen Studios said...

Spooky card, Sue. Love that fun background! Thanks for joining the Color Dare.

ScrappyHorses said...

This is soooo cool! Love the background; I'm inspired to try something like that!

Lisa Minckler said...

Great advice from your daughter and bwhahahahaha...that inside sentiment...perfect!!! Fantastic card and I was completely entranced by the design.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Thank you for your kind words, but nothing compared to your amazing Halloween Hat decoration...still amazed by it. One of the best blog hops I've ever gone through...everyone so creative.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love your Zentangle stamped background--very clever to use stamps to achieve that effect! You've created a fascinating card inside and out. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Color Dare!
:) Marie

Melanie R said...

That's the fun of Zentangling - there are no rules! Draw it, stamp it, color it, however you wish and it's all good. I like that you also used the Zentangle to create a theme. There is also an excellent tutorial and dedicated gallery at:

comopark1886 said...

This card is fantastic inside and out! You put so much into everything you do and it shows!

Brandi said...

Great interpretation of our sketch! I love that you have so much going on here, great job! I love the sentiment too, super cute! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC

Linda Norman said...

What a unique card! I love the thought of no boundaries with crafting! Love the combo of Goldrush and Ruby! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Linda N
DT member AHSC

Nikka Geers said...

Love your take of zentagle. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness what an intricate and fabulous card! You must be very proud of your card.Thanks for joining us at AHSC and H2H!

Heather Jane said...

Such a fun entry! Thanks for playing along at Heart2Heart!