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Monday, April 15, 2013

"The Girl with Daisies in her Hair" Zentangles for Smudgy Antics

Hello Friends!

We're now into the 2nd week of the Smudgy Antics "Tic Tac Toe Challenge!  Select three items from the Tic Tac Toe grid up on the SA blog and get creating!  The Smeared Ink design team has you covered with some fantastic ideas and here's mine!  I selected Paint, Doodles and Cardboard to play with and got my Zentangle action on with two digi images from Smeared Ink's new Hidden set.

Today I'm sharing "The Girl with Daisies in her Hair" and tomorrow I'll be sharing a more complex creation titled "The Girl That's Hidden"!

I added the black frame in Photoshop CS6 and printed the Smeared Ink image out onto white cardstock.  For the 'doodles' part of the Tic Tac Toe challenge I decorated the girl's hair with my 'daisies' variation of the Nzeppel Zentangle then added the Hollibaugh Zentangle in all 4 corners.  I used a combination of 01 - 05 black Micron pigment markers by Sakura and a pencil to add shading.

  I used my Perfect Layers tool #1 to trim leaving a 1/8" border of white cardstock then adhered the panel to black cardstock with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  Then used Perfect Layers tool #2 to cut the black mat leaving a 3/16" border.  I'll be posting more about these fabulous tools this week but in the meanwhile you can use the links to check them out and don't forget to use my special coupon code Leigh5% to get 5% off your entire Perfect Paper Crafting order!

For the 'cardboard' part of the challenge I tore a strip of corrugated cardboard and stained it black with Black Soot Distress Stain.  Once the cardboard was dry I used my 3rd selection for the challenge which is 'paint' and dry brushed on white acrylic paint to highlight the corrugated ridges.  I folded a sheet of white cardstock in half to form the card base and adhered the cardboard with Quick Dry Adhesive then adhered the main panel with Create & Craft 3D Silicone Glue.

I have the Zentangle books that are available from Design Originals but you will also find a wealth of info if you Google the pattern names I used too.

I hope I've inspired you to take the challenge!  Pop over to Smudgy Antics for the chance to win a $5 Smeared Ink gift voucher!
Happy Stamping!
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