Sunday, 13 November 2016

We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day

I’m sharing a card using one of the stamps from the Runway set by Tim Holtz.

We had a bit of a bushfire thing happened here today with warnings to stay indoors with the doors and windows shut.  So what’s a girl to do but get in some extra crafting time, after all it was too smoky to do anything that required too much exertion.  OK, so that’s my story anyway and I’m sticking to it!

So having the chance at a some just for fun crafting I went looking for some challenges for inspiration and, as I love to play with Edna, I was pleased to see she’d just posted up a new challenge of getting your doodle on.  Now what could be better I thought than a bit of Zentangle (see, now you thought Edna had turned all dirty, didn’t you?) to keep one calm amidst the fire emergency.  Hmm, after taking a look at the Zentangle class at Wanderlust I was less certain and after a couple of failed attempts I’m now of the view of the guest DT, Jessa (not repeating here in case there are any of the feint heart reading this).  Edna clearly has a different idea of relaxing, like making others go stir crazy!  In case anyone is wondering, my Zentangle is an attempt at a shattuck tangle step out.

I put Edna’s doodling together with the sewing from Crazy 4 Challenges and the current sketch at Sketch Saturday and my card is what came out of the mix.  I wanted it to look like the image was in a spotlight on a runway, cue the Zentangle.  I framed the spotlight in a stitched circle die (sewing element one) and my whole theme is of a fashion show (sewing element two).  To give the necessary stage for the image I flipped the sketch and swapped out the square for a circle.

I kept everything black and white with just the dress as the pop of colour as I’d imagine wanting to do if I ever held a fashion show.  In keeping with that theme I’ve added the sentiment inside a roll of film die cut, it’s kinda small and was a bit of a pain to add in but I think it gives just the right effect.

Oh, and to give this card the necessary bit of snarkiness, here’s the inside with the continuation of the sentiment.  Not sure who I’ll give this card to but it was a bit of fun, zentangling and all.

Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Die-Namics ~ MFT-621 Stitched Circle Frames
Queen & Co Rhinestones ~ Nightfall
Inks & Paints etc
Copic Multiliner ~ 0.5 Black

Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS214 Runway

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cute card, love the bold colors. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!

  2. Wow, what a fantastic take on the Zentangle challenge - and super snark too! Thanks for joining us at the Siterhood of Snarky Stampers

  3. Stunning way to use patterns, Emily! So glad you've joined us at SoSS for this tangle of a challenge, Jo x

  4. This is so awesome! The Zentangle works perfectly with your fashion theme. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. This is amazing what a great take on our sketch this week, especially with the use of the Zentangle. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday. Claire DT

  6. Thanks so much for getting your doodle on with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!
    Glad you stayed safe & sound during the bushfire (hooray for extra crafty time!!)

  7. I think it is amazing. Love what you did and I totally got what you were doing with the spotlight. Thanks for (zen)tangling with the Sisterhood.

  8. Amazing job of the doodling. love your card, and the bit of snark too. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood for the challenge.


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