Last week on Ben Kwok’s Ornation Creations site on You Tube, he announced that he and his wife had a beautiful baby girl on November 6, and they had named her “Rose.”
As a tribute to her, his pattern of the week was two roses. This is my rendition of that template, drawn in honor of Baby Rose Kwok. Enjoy.
I liked this without any coloring, and let the black and white speak for itself.
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This weekend I have been doing some more Ben Kwok templates and playing with the color a little bit. How do you like these? Did I say they were addictive?
I will probably reduce these in size and use them on card fronts.
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I seem to find myself doing at least two or three of Ben Kwok’s designs every day. Just can’t seem to get enough of them. I have tried some of them with different coloring, and with a decorated paper background. I didn’t like the coloring on the first Hummingbird, and didn’t like the second one much better.
I did the horse with fewer lines on the template, and did it on a piece of colored paper I had made some time ago. I like it a lot better.
This dragonfly, I played around with my IPhoto, and it is now a completely different color than the original. Sorry, I couldn’t get this image to flip vertically.
Hope you don’t tire of these, because I will be showing you more in the future.
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I’ve been neglecting my card making recently, so have decided it was time to do some cards to show you.
i recently came across a blog that I really liked. It was by Joanne Fink www.zenspirations.com. I really liked her style, and thought I remembered having a book by her. There in my stash of Zentangle books was “Zenspirations – Letters & Patterning.” I began doodling and practicing some of her techniques. Here are three cards I came up with using her style
I really enjoyed drawing and coloring in this style, so I will probably show you some more later. OR you may receive one of these in the mail. I drew and colored the original, scanned and printed copies for the cards. (I can make them any size) They are so versatile and could be used for any occasion. I liked these so much I ordered another of Joanne’s books. Can’t wait to see it and learn more about her techniques.
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since I did a post on Zentangles® or ZIAs. I ran across two patterns recently that intrigued me. One is a fleur-di-lis and the other a really fancy owl. Here are the two samples I made.
The owl had so many small divisions, so I have redrawn the outline and left some of the lines out. Will do another one using that outline. Also, the one I saw on the blog I got the idea from was colored purple. So, in a few days, we will see what I come up with.
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I saw a suggestion on someone’s blog to take pictures of roses in seed catalogs, scan them and print on card stock to use a background for Zentangle Inspired art. I thought — why not scan some of my actual flower paintings, copy them and do the doodling. SO– here are a few results. This one , an abstract landscape done with water color crayons and black Sharpie markers, turned out pretty good.
Then I took two floral paintings, scanned, printed and added the doodling.
And last, I took some other pictures I had in my computer for an idea to paint them later and did the same:
By printing the images, you don’t have the problem of the pen clogging when you use it over watercolor or other paint.
I like them! How about you?