Thursday, August 18, 2011


Here is my entry into a recent Zentangle card contest.  Because I had been doodling faces in my sketchbook in a zentangly way, I thought I would add faces to a background of traditional zentangles.  No, I didn't win the contest but I had so much competition it put my shaky hand to shame!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Little Tramp

This ATC was made from Tim Holtz's ATC-sized embossing folder.  The man with umbrella is also available as a rubber stamp and a die for cutting that shape.  I stamped reverse text onto the inside of the embossing folder, inserted paper and ran it through the cuttlebug.  I also sponged some tea dye ink over the raised image.  Since this image reminds me of Charlie Chaplin in the movies I added a piece of tiny film strip and called him the Little Tramp.

Friday, August 5, 2011

I kissed my stamp

Love this technique.  There are two stamps involved.  The main stamp, the dress form is inked up.  Then take the second stamp which is reverse text and press it to the other stamp (kissing).  Pull them apart and stamp the dress form with a new design.  Try checks, swirls, dots.  Lots of new looks for one stamp.