I just love the concept of the KRAFT + challenge blog as I adore the 'kraft' look.
So every month, I find myself wanting to participate in their challenge,
but time always flies by so fast and I find myself overwhelmed by all that I have to do.
This month though, when I saw the August "Zentangle Doodling"challenge
(Google it! You'll be amazed at what you'll find!!),
I just knew I had to play along, no ands, ifs or buts about it!!
I have been admiring zentangles and intricate doodling designs online for a while now,
and have wanted to try to do some myself. The last time I went to Michael's,
I even bought myself a pad with special pens. I have to admit though,
I haven't taken the time to try them yet. I used to draw a lot when I was younger.
I even took 1 year of Visual Arts at University and used to be very good at portraits,
but ever since I started scrapbooking, this new hobby has taken over all of my artistic side.
I haven't drawn in years! So now I feel a bit intimidated I think.
What if I forgot how to draw?!?
Anyway, I thought this challenge would force me to just dive in, sink or swim!
I think it's neither sink or swim for me... it's more like I'm just floating above the surface. ha!
Take a look at my layout:
I started by drawing the outline of a butterfly and created different designs in the wings.
It doesn't look like I would have wanted it to look, because I didn't even use the special pens I bought
for zentangling. I used a large tip marker instead so the effect is less precise or intricate.
I also decided to add stitched swirls lined up with dots that I created with my marker.
With the added flowers and embellishments, I still like how the wings look against
the kraft background and underneath the picture of my niece Ella.
They say practice makes perfect... well I sure intend on practicing my zentangling
in the next few weeks, even if only for my own personal enjoyment.
I may or may not share some of my doodlings with you, but I do like
the idea of adding some to my layouts or cards as the Kraft+ DT creations,
as seen HERE, are so beautiful that they inspire me to try again.
Thank you for the inspiration to the talented Kraft+ team!!