Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #221 - Beads of Courage

This week's Zentangle Challenge from Laura at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca is to incorporate beads. Read more about this cause on Laura's blog. Brenda Shaver Shahin posted a cute little "meander/maze" booklet she and her granddaughter made and tangled, and of course I had to make one "right away". The only appropriate paper I had was this rusty colour so I went ahead anyway, and am having fun trying out different pens, chalk, water-colour… Not terribly successful, but I'm learning a lot. (I've made 5 more of these booklets with fancy new paper, some of which will be tangled on, some will be sort of scrap-booked with notes and sayings, one is a birthday card for a 50th.) So, double inspiration this week!

8 comments:

hesedetang said...

Hi - that is a really cute, cheerful little booklet! I often find it a challenge to draw on coloured papers but you don't look like you had any issues! In fact, your diva entry goes so well with the booklet, like it's simply meant to be tangled there!

Have a great week!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

That is a nice book. At my CZT training (18), a very nice fellow trainee made little books for some people she knew from on line. It was really lovely. Did it take you longer to make the book or to do the Diva's challenge? It might be nice to have one book for Diva challenges. I think the colored paper and your "tile" combine to convey the message of this week's challenge----hope and courage.

Sandra Sch. said...

I like your beads on the red paper. They look so nice and I had to smile when I saw them :-)

magratscraft said...

I like the book a lot. Are there online instructions somewhere?

And the beads look great on the red background. Of course a darker coloured background increases the challeneg but this works really well.

Anne's tangle blog said...

I do like the book (love the color). Your beads are great in it.

LonettA said...

Lovely red book! Your beads are very pretty in it!

Lily M. said...

Lovely and creative :)

Antonine Koval said...

I love the little booklet idea! Just as the beads of courage are a memento of a child's bravery, a little booklet is a lovely memento of WHATEVER! I'd love to learn this process. Yours looks beautiful and I think the red color adds a lot to the effect. Nicely done!