Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teapot Tuesday 151

Being a button lover I would have to say that this is one of the coolest teapots.  You'll have to read the story that goes with it here.  

Our challenge was to make a round card.  I had picked up these scalloped circle cards in the dollar bin at Mike's a few weeks ago to use to practicing my tangling, so I decided to use both the scallop and to tangle the background for my card.   The story refers to a designer dodgeball and I seem to remember those dodgeballs from gym class having a ridged texture to the surface (although they were usually that pinkish-red color).  This is what inspired me for my background, but in black and white.  I added the Summer Sun pieces and the colored buttons to give it some punch.  The black and white buttons are actually stamped with the Button, Button stamps. 

When your tangling you build your pattern from the top to the bottom, or rather from the front to the back.  You see the spirals that look like they are closest to the top are actually the ones that are drawn first.  The rest are added behind them.  The depth comes from adding the pencil shading.  Pretty cool, eh!

Here's another Zentangle card that I did recently.  This one is several ways to do spirals (including more of those that I used for the Teapot card this week).  You can click on it to see the detail better.

Now, I will go and check out the gallery.  Click here to join me.

Oh, and I'm going to have another round project to show you in the next day or so.


  1. Lorraine what a great tangle! I love zentangle..havent done anything other than just doodling in a notebook but it is very relaxing!!!

  2. How gorgeous are these cards! Wow...that zentangle looks complicated..I have never tried it before, but you definitely have a talent for it!

  3. It was a cool teapot wasn't it - I found it very inspiring.
    I'm still amazed at the perception of depth your shading gives - the ones you say were drawn first almost look as if they are floating above the surface.
    The second one makes me think of a coiled snake, or a shell.
    I hope things are easing down in work a bit for you by now.


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