Friday, 27 June 2014

Zentangle is the buzz word

down here on the Surrey borders at the moment.
On Wednesday it was our monthly parchment lesson and our Tutor - Marilyn Pybus -  had some small animal Zentangles for us to do.  I haven't finished mine yet.  Rather I have finished the elephant but not the presentation as yet:
Here is the example we were working towards:
I expect I will finish mine over the weekend.

Today we had another of our now popular craft days that are organised by our Tutor.  Not just parchment for these occasions.  Last time I ran one of the workshops - Stitched Bookmarks - but today I was just an eager pupil.  We did 3 workshops.  Made a box using the Hougie board and then decorated it, made a very fancy notebook with a cover in parchment (not finished yet) and this wonderful gift bag:
I thoroughly enjoyed doing the Zentangling.  The outlines had already been very expertly stamped for us so we could just get on and have fun.  The bag was provided as well.  I added the parchment butterfly and the other two crinkle cut ones when I got home.  I thought the three matched beautifully with the image.
A couple of close ups of the Zentangling
We have some more small animal images to Zentangle so watch this space.

I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed doing them.  For a whole day I managed to relax and just enjoy crafting and good company.
Carol xx


  1. Wowser Carol, you do some pretty amazing things but this is fab. Can't wait to see the elephant fully finished.
    So glad you had a happy crafty day, it does wonders for us doesn't it?
    Jenny x

  2. Beautiful Carol, The elephant is amazing like Jenny I can't wait to see it finished. I love the bag too.

    Sue xx

  3. Wow Carol the elephant is stunning, and the bag well it's also stunning, a real piece of work that must have taken hours, Love the butterflies

  4. Fabulous as usual Carol.
    Jocelyn xx