This week I managed to fit in the Diva Challenge. This week's challenge was to use the new official Zentangle pattern Schway. Now I'll be honest, when I read Laura's post and saw that she said it was a bit of a challenge to get control of this tangle I thought "That's an easy one, what's the issue". I should learn to tangle before I speak. This one is a bit of a pain in the butt but only takes a few tries before you get the hang of it. I really enjoyed how these tiles turned out. Thanks for another great challenge Laura!
|Tangle: Schway, Phicops, Zuan Shi|
Zendala Dare #57
This is an unbelievably exciting Zendala Dare for me! By the time you read this post I will have probably hit 200,000 page views and I wanted to do something big to celebrate. So this week I have a guest post by one of my favorite artists and mandala creators, Geneviève Crabe.
Hi everyone! My name is Geneviève Crabe and I'll be your guest poster for this week's Zendala Dare.
I love drawing mandalas, and especially combining them with Zentangle. I have also started to combine this with my love of embroidery and making stitched and beaded mandalas. Stay tuned!
Some of you are using my Mandala Stencils to create Zendalas, and I have had a request for another video to show how they work:
The Zendala Dare template for this week is one of the ones I created in the video.
Here is Geneviève's amazing interpretation of the template:
I love that Geneviève chose a beautiful Tiffany blue for her design and the negative space makes this Zendala feel very delicate.
And here's what I chose to do:
|Tangles: Allium, Tipple, Hypnotic|
Remember to link up below!
I was so excited when Geneviève agreed to guest post this week. I contacted her a while back and asked her if she would consider doing a post and giveaway and she generously agreed. She also sent an extra set of stencils for me to play with. I was almost instantly in love.
I'm going to give it to you straight regarding these stencils. It takes one or two to get into the swing of things but once you do, the possibilities are literally endless. My biggest concern when I got them is that it would take me forever to mark all the points on the stencil but in actuality each one only takes about two minutes.
I like to transfer the stencil, create the mandala, then transfer it using the graphite transfer technique listed on my Tutorial page. After that I carefully trace over it with a Micron and then scan it to my computer. Now I have a way to print endless copies and sizes.
Here are two of my most recent Zendala's that I created using Geneviève's mandala stencils:
|Tangles: Pystyl, Paradox, Courant|
|Tangles: Paradox, Zinger, Squiggles, Sidewalk,|
To enter the giveaway for a full set of Mandala Stencil's by Geneviève Crabe, simply go to her Tangle Harmony blog, read around a bit and then enter the title of a blog post you enjoyed into the Rafflecopter link below. I'll give you a little tip, her Weekly Zentangle Roundups are an amazing source of inspiration so check out a few of those. I entry per person please. I will announce the winner on May 18.
I hope everyone has a productive and creative week! I look
forward to seeing lots of amazing Zendala's!