I was up til all hours finishing this bit of Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) for my July 13 Zentangle & Art Stamps class. Not because it was difficult—it wasn't—but because I could not STOP. Adding a little more color here and some additional shading there.... I was having a blast, just me and my pencils. Goofy, but true. I can proudly say that I color for a living (and live to color too).
The Open Poppy rubber stamp comes via one of my favorite stamp purveyors, Memory Box. Open is good when you're tangling, so this choice was a natural for our new class on combining stamp art with Zentangle®. The repetitive patterns in both this ZIA card, and the one in my prior post, are official Zentangle-tangles that I've altered to fit the project, which is called a "tangle-ation". The flower is tangled with a version of Finery and the leaves are Poke Leaf, embellished like crazy 'cause, again, I was having way too much fun to quit ; )
Here's a close-up of just the card:
Like the other class project, this is colored with PrismaColor Pencils and shaded with them, along with a regular #2 pencil. I tangled using several different sizes of Black Micron Pens. You often need a smaller or larger nib, depending on what you're doing, so the Micron Pen set is a sensible buy for tanglers. I added Black Glaze Pen to the center of the flower, along with some black gems for a little sparkle.