Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SSCB #13 Zentangle

Zentangle !
Have you heard of it? The name was kinda new to me!
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. I think of it as
 a bit of structured doodling.

After I finished my project I found this on pintrest. I chose to use the shoes for my project a long time ago, so I stuck with it. I added the photo, to give you an idea of what you can do.

 My husband said why did you put miss you! When I was in school my friend and I would doodle on our old deck shoes, (thats what we called them  back then). We mostly did it on the thick rubber side of the shoe but for this project I stuck to the canvas. My friend will remember this, and I do miss her.

 As you can see I did a VERY simple design because I was working with such a small broken up space. You might want to give it a try, learn something new and it is kinda fun! 

Also you have a chance to win 

a set of 30 alcohol ink based markers donated by Marvy Uchida.

Wish I could play!

The special is Buy 3, Get 1 Free, good through 6/12. A lot of the

 Wood Mounted stamps on sale have been sold out but there are 

still tons left  

Thanks for stoping by!


  1. I love how you zentangled the cute shoes Marybeth...that was such a smart and creative idea. I can just picture you drawing away on your shoes back in the day!

  2. I love zentangle I do it all the time I actually never knew there was a name to it until I was looking on blogs and came across the zentangle Diva. I had an art exhibit last year that I did a lot of them for and now I know the name!!

    I love yours--- I am amzed how you can even make zentanlg e look CAS!!
    Mine kind of looks like chaos
    have a great day!!

  3. FAB card!
    Love the Black/ red colourcombo, gorgeous contrast!
    And this also reminds me of my teenage daughter Fréderique who likes to doodle on the soles of her shoes too , but also on her canvas schoolbag, schooljournal etc. sigh.
    She even used to doodle on her walls, thank goodness she doesn't do that anymore, ha, ha.
    Thanks for your sweet comment, much appreciated!
    Bye and have a wonderful day,


    ps. I sooo much love the stitched edges!!

  4. This is wonderful Marybeth! I love your awesome shoes!

  5. Wow, Marybeth--this is really good. So unique to doodle inside shoes. This is a fabulous card, and if your doodling were a stamp, I'd buy it for sure.

  6. Great job with the Zentangles! I think those shoes were a great "canvas" for it.

  7. You rocked this one Marybeth! I love that you remembered your friend and made this little work of art from that sweet childhood memory. Men...what do they know anyway hehe!!

  8. Marybeth I think this is wonderful! You made the zantangle so approachable by adding it to a stamp and it looks terrific!

  9. This is so cool, Marybeth. ;-) Love all those cute sneakers doodled up like this. And I love how the red laces pop. I think these shoes and sentiment make perfect sense, based on your delightful story. Love it! ;-)

  10. Wonderful zentangle!!! I think this is so fabulous! How long did it take you?

  11. Well this post brought back FABULOUS memories of doodling on sneakers! LOVE this card and so will your friend!

  12. What a great idea to tangle the shoes! Wish I'd thought of that. Great idea for a card for your friend!

  13. WOW -- I love your take on this challenge! Awesome idea to do the shoes!

  14. Looks like fun! You did a super job on the sneakers. Love your doodling and the red laces!

  15. Marybeth, LOVE this! What a great doodling job you did, and it turned out to be a wonderful design. So fitting for your friend too, she will absolutely love it!

  16. Love your doodles Marybeth, so much better than mine lol! I know now that I cannot zentangle!

  17. cute! love zentangles! we do them in 7th grade art!

  18. what a great stamp to Zentangle on Marybeth! and a lovely story for the reason to 'doodle' on the sneakers!

  19. WOW...perfect doodling/zentangle!! Love the red/white/ and black!! Tennies are adorable!!

  20. Oh, I love your sweet sneakers and want a pair of each please. they would be so much fun to wear too. they really make for a wonderful card for a sweet friend.


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