Zentangle Elephant

This beautiful Zentangle Elephant by Courtney McAnsh (available at Sweet Pea Stamps here) is the image for this month’s Progressive challenge on the Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook page.

Sweet Pea Stamps - Zentangle Elephant

I wanted to create a piece that reflected the colours and designs of India, so I took a 5 x 7 canvas board and painted it with black gesso. The Bohemian Bazaar paper from Graphic45 was perfect, so I used a CartUS die to cut the ‘banner’, then glued it in place on the canvas.

I added some tassled and pompom trims across the top to continue the theme and add texture.

Sweet Pea Stamps - Zentangle Elephant

The elephant is coloured with Promarkers then mounted on 3d foam. I took a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp and inked it up with complementary colours of Distress Inks for a rainbow effect, then matted onto black card so that it stood out from the busy DP.

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I am really thrilled with how this turned out, even though the image is one that I probably wouldn’t have considered – that is the fun of the Progressive challenge…..you never know what you are going to get! I love that I was able to think outside the box and create something different!

I am entering the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stamps FB Group – March Progressive Challenge

Crafting From The Heart – ATG

Not Just Cards – ATG

Corrosive Challenge – Our Animal Friends

Really Reasonable Ribbon – Bright Spring Colours with Ribbon / Trim


4 Replies to “Zentangle Elephant”

  1. Hi Teresa! Your card is uniquely creative, and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your talents with us. What a blessing to have you play along. I hope that you will join us again soon. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful art. Have a great week, and thanks again for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

  2. What a lovely project. thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

  3. Teresa this card is amazing. My goodness I just love your Zentangle on that elephant and the background paper is gorgeous. Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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