Thursday, 28 March 2013

Zentangle Bloom

My DT piece for Creative Expressions this week is a bit floral!
I've used the gorgeous Zentangle flower by Sam Poole, but chopped it up and layered it to give a more 3D feel. The background is a very simple Distress Stain 'smoosh' type affair! I swiped my craft mat with Shabby Shutters and Broken China Distress stain, sprayed a little water on them, then dipped and dabbed my cardstock into the inky mess. Once it was dry, I added just a little Seedless Preserves to the card too, not too much as I wanted a fairly light colour scheme.
I stamped the word 'bloom' using Sams mini alpha clear stamps (yes I own two sets of these so I can use two of the same letters at once one the same block rather than stamping one letter at a time!- I'm very lazy!) The word needs to be stamped before you add the flowers and leaves....tricky to position your acrylic block around embellishments, and can you imagine the hassle of trying to unstick all those bits if you make a dogs breakfast of the stamping?!
I stamped the flower three times onto cardstock that had been given the same Distress ink treatment as the base card. Cut out, then shaped and layered on top of one another...
I stamped and cut lots of leaves too, these were positioned under the flower and up the edges of the panel. I used hot glue to attach some leaves to give them a little raised dimension...

Hope you like it!
Don't forget to check out the Creative Expressions news page, not to mention all my other Teamies blogs next week....there may well be an exciting plan afoot!!!!
Trish xxxxxx


  1. Lovely colours Trish, great inky background. Love the cluster of flowers and leaves. Tracy x

  2. Brilliant design!!!! Love the zentangle flower, have started doing Zentangle designs myself and am hoping too to get some stamps of my own made up from my designs. You have really shown this stamp off to its best and added great dimension in the process. Thanks for the inspiration here!!!!
    Carol Tadden

  3. That zentangle flower looks neat - fab creation Trish.

  4. ...lovely work Trish, those flowers are super, very striking & love all the spritz and flick on the background, yummy colours too...Mel :)

  5. This is stunning! The background is fabulous and the flowers are so cool! xx

  6. What an amazing make... stunning composition to let those flowers shine!
    Alison x

  7. A dog's breakfast?? Lol, Oh you do make I laugh!!
    Soz - serious matter to discuss....
    Trish, you know how much I admire your art, it's like a breath of fresh air (& there isn't much of that about??) Love the colours & swoosh of background. The flowers & leaves are WOW!! Truly gorgeous! You are so lucky! TFS. Caroline :)))

  8. Cracking up about the dog's breakfast! LOL stunning creation! Love the way you've layered the leaves and flower.

  9. Gorgeous colours, fab creation.


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