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Monday, July 6, 2015

"Design Outside the Box" Zentangle Art for Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!

Howzit Friends!
It's time for a new challenge over at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!
The July Challenge theme is Zentangles and we challenge you to create your own Zentangle art by incorporating rubber stamps into your design!  You are also now very welcome to enter our challenges using any stamp companies but if you do use any of Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps then your entry will be count as TWO during our DT faves random winner drawing. 

Here's my LCDesigner's project to inspire you!  I used a variety of Tangles and Lost Coast Designs Pencils Background stamp as the starting point of my design. 

Design Outside the Box
and let your imagination soar!

I stamped the Pencils background with black Memento Ink onto white cardstock, trimmed, distressed the edges and then matted it onto a black mat.  I adhered the pencils panel to another full sheet of white cardstock and just started to Zentangle with a black .05 Micron pen and let the design grow and completed the design with shading in pencil to add shadows and dimension to each section.

 If you're unfamiliar with Zentangling or think it's super complicated then trust me it isn't!  Each Tangle is created by performing some basic steps and when you're done you've created a wonderful fractal pattern consisting of repetitive shapes!  You can learn more about Zentangle from the creators Rick and Maria HERE and you can find tons of easy to follow Zentangle patterns on Google!  Give it a go, you'll be surprised at how fun and relaxing it really is and then come and enter our challenge over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  You've got until July 25 to submit your Zentangle projects to be in the running for a prize!

Happy Stamping!
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Altered Eclectic Challenges *About Art Accents


  1. Wonderful Zentangled creation! Love it!

  2. Such a creative design using the pencils with the fab Zentangle stamp. LOVE! xxD


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