Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

February 7, 2016

Tangled Change

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

I'm S L O W L Y getting back in to the crafty swing of things after my recent run-in with "the crud". SLOWLY.

Today I have a project I created for Crafter's Companion. I am taking a BRIEF departure from doing cards, and created a piece of art for the wall in my studio. It measures 8"x10".

It's to remind me that "change" is not a bad thing.

It's actually, necessary.

For today's project, I started with a digital stamp image from the "Flights of Fantasy" CD collection. This CD is a compilation of lovely fairy-esque art by Morgan Fitzsimons. They're all lovely.

I like fairies.


Choosing just one from this CD proved to be tough.

I colored up the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. Then, I cut out the image and proceeded to Zen-Tangle a background for it (with a mircrofine-tip Sharpie, because my Sakura Pigma pens have gone missing). When the Tangling was finished, I shaded it all with a plain old #2 pencil and a blending stub. It's AMAZING what a difference a little smudgy shading does to really bring a Tangled piece to life.

After I was finished tangling...I cut out an aperture in the background and mounted the stamped image in the opening. I colored additional butterflies and popped them off the page with foam tape.

This is the first time I've Zen-tangled (Zen-Doodled) in about 2 years. So, I was a bit rusty at first. But, it amazed me at how quickly it all came back to me. It's like riding a bike.

I forgot how much I like Tangling.

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Thanks, as always, for tromping out here to visit me in Left Field!

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