Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Rooster and a Zentangle


While purging my craft room, I recently found this rooster image I'd stamped eons ago and decided it was time to color it and use it. I have no idea who makes the stamp or where I stamped it, so it's a mystery :) I followed the Tuesday Morning Sketch #259 and added some feathers of assorted colors done with a MB wild feathers die. I cut 2 SB labels 18, one in a scrap of bright yellow, and one in white, and placed everything on a piece of dark teal card stock. The little doodads at the top were negatives from a SSS Pinpoint border die. I added some WOS highlights to each feather, but wish now that I'd just left them alone! I think I'll put a sentiment inside that says "You're something to crow about."


Here's my entry for the OWH sketch challenge #235. This is the first zentangle I've ever made and I have to admit, it was fun doing this! When I saw the tutorial on SCS, I thought I'd jump in and try making one. I used a SU! blended bloom image for the zentangle, and as per my usual style, I had to layer it with 2 different punched flowers using SU! punches. I used 2 more SU! itty bitty punches for the smaller flowers. The vertical black strip was embossed with a TCW mini tiny dots stencil. The script paper is from Bazzill Basics, while the yellow dsp is from DCWV. I added a few brads and called this one done. I may add a small sentiment later on, but I'm happy with this one being plain.

With all the snippets of paper used on these cards, I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground #135 to share them with all of my playmates!

Wishing you all a great Sunday! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Carol

28 comments:

Melissa T. said...

Just lovely! I am trying to figure out what I can do for that center dividing strip of paper between the two panels and I like your idea, thank you! :)

Donna Hanley said...

That is the nice looking rooster I've ever seen and I just love all your doo-dads to go along with him.
Your OWH card is outstanding. I love the zantagle (I have to admit I've never tried it either). The yellow and black are perfect together. Your script paper looks so pretty and just gives the whole card a special looks to it. Enjoy your day.

aussie aNNie said...

Carol this is beautiful loving this colour combo too, very classy.xx
The Journey is the Start

Irish Cherokee said...

Two great cards Carol. Being an old farm boy I like that first card a bit better. Wonder why? LOL. Fun card. - Jim

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can't swear, but I think I own that rooster. Love how you fanned out the feathers for his border. As for you Zentangle all I can say is wowzer! Way to use the snippets, also!

JD/ Jill said...

Okay, Carol, It's midmorning and I am still not awake yet...smile...I first read your title...Rooster with zentangle...LOL...so I'm looking for how you zentangled the rooster... (I need help...(smile) maybe I need to go on a vacation...:-( Not going to happen) My friends tell me since we're retired we're on vacation all the time!
Sorry about the rambling.
Your rooster card is really cute (and No it does NOT need to be zentangled! LOL! The inside sentiment is just perfect for your card.
Your zentangle is terrific. Hard to believe it's the first time you tried that technique! It's one that I enjoy doing too.
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Brenda said...

I am loving that rooster card Carol, I think it is something to crow about!! lol Seriously I really do love it and those feathers you used too. Very unique card that you just don't see everyday. Your Zentangle turned out fabulous!!! I saw that too on SCS and thought it looked like fun. I love the way yours turned out and now you have inspired me to try it out. That is one fabulous card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great snippets cards, Carol! I think your Mister Ree (get it?) Rooster is an awesome struttin' machine! And your zentangle is magnificent! Is there anything crafty that you can't do?? I aspire!! Hugs, Darnell

scrAPpamondo said...

Two very beautiful card! The zentangle card it's so much gorgous!!

Linda said...

Striking cards...cannot pick a fave. The feathers realy add some pizazz the the rooster card (great coloring btw) WTG!!!

Benzi said...

Oh, wow, Carol! You've gone creatively wild and awesome since I've been away. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that rooster card...every inch. All the feathers around it are such a perfect idea and it is all so colorful.

Zentangle....scary as I've never tried it but you weren't scared and conquered it, I see. How fabulous it is!!!

I see I missed some good blog candy while away. Congrats on all those 400 and more followers. Wow!

Missy said...

I love the flower! So cute!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Like your interpretation of today' sketch much better than mine... and love the sentiment for your rooster card!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Carol, what a bright fun card..i love the feathers as the accents. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

nwilliams6 said...

These are wonderful Carol! Love the rooster and the feathers around are just a fabulous idea! Fun. Hugz!

jimlynn said...

The rooster is stunning!!! Great coloring on that little guy and love all the feathers around him. VERY NICE!
Your zentangle! Sensational! WOW! You need to do that more often. It's wonderful!
Lynn

Kathy said...

Love the bright, colorful rooster card. Great use of the negatives from the border die. Thanks for inspiring me to try using some of my Zentangles for punched flowers.

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards! I love the rooster and the feathers coming out from behind the shape!!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at TMS!!

MaryH said...

I DO LOVE that bright rooster with the die feathers. Brillant use of the color on the mats and card base too. I liked the way the feathers looked too. Now on the Zentangle, I am blown away! What a fab job you did on this first try. I've bought some books, but never had the gumption to actually sit down and do one. I'll try to check the SCS link, and TFS that. Loved BOTH of these cards. Well done on each one. Hugs

Camille Short said...

I love the Zentangle flower!

aussie aNNie said...

Back again as I forgot to comment on the rooster...my dad had lots of chooks and a bossy rooster and he would love this card with this stamp...hard to find a good rooster...awesome card.xxx
♥aNNie

The Journey is the Start

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the colorful rooster card, the addition of the feathers is awesome! The zentangle card is pretty too, I've dabbled in it a bit myself but I've never put it on a card, great idea!

Regina said...

your rooster card is fantastic with all the feather all round the rooster!
wish you a great week
Regina`*

Di said...

Two great cards Carol! Strangely enough, I've also used that very same Rooster image - and it had been sent to me by a friend in the USA, but when I blogged it I was careful not to mention who and have since forgotten. I suspect it's one of our playmates though! And such a great idea to add the MB Wild Feathers (super to see you using those dies!).

LOVE the zentangling as well - super result!

Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How nifty! It's a great way to use some Zentangle art on a card and a fun color combo to boot!

I used to doodle all the time in meetings and classes and my doodles were a lot like Zentangles. Now that it is a "thing" I never do it. I should start again so I'd have pieces to add to my art!

Connie Alderden said...

I looked up the Zentange art and gave it a bit of a try, but you did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing your card!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Gorgeous rooster Carol. Your sketch card is stunning with that gorgeous zentangle flower. Great use of snippets too.

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol, these cards are delightful! That rooster looks ready to start the morning. The zentangle flower is clever!