Friday, 10 August 2012

Zentangle doodle book and another digi for you.

Hi every one, thanks for all your lovely comments and welcome new followers, thanks for joining me here.
Today I wanted to share a wee book I've just decorated. I've had this kicking about for a while I can't remember where I picked it up but always thought it was a bit small for sketching in, but I reckon it's just a nice size for my tangles and it fits neatly in my bag along with a pen and pencil, handy for doodling in waiting rooms etc.

It started off life as a boring Kraft covered board book with an aperture the shape of a butterfly in it.

I used gold paint dabber randomly on it to brighten it up in places and some copper foil scraps stuck on the right side of the aperture with Anitas tacky glue then when dry I darkened this a bit with a black alcohol pen to catch the texture. I doodled the word "Zentangle" in black pen
The first page is kraft paper behind the butterfly, so I decorated inside the aperture with some zentangling, though around this shape I can still doodle some more, as it's still kraft paper around it under the front cover.
I finished it off the front cover with some zentangling then decided to add a splash of colour with alcohol pens too,  the word "Zentangle" in black  was too dark and I didn't like it, so I resued it with Sakura gold shadow pens then highlighted a bit of the tangle patterns with various colours of the same too, though in this photo it looks silver.

I hope you're not fed up with flowers yet. As promised here is another digi sketch. This one is "Sweet peas"
I hope you enjoy this one, I'd love to see what you do with my sketches so please let me know if you use this and if you want to share this with others please point them to my blog and leave me a comment to say you've visited.
Let me know what you think.


  1. Fabulous work. I really want to tangle some day!

  2. Wow your book cover is just amazing, and such wonderful details you have given to it, I like the black & whites but having some color added to it is even better :)
    Love your new flower, I have yet to give these a try, I need to get them printed out ahead of time so I will have them in my sight when I go to make a card, thanks for sharing your lovely creations!

  3. Hi Alexandra, your book is fabulous, love the colours and your tangling is superb! Thank you so much for letting us have the beautiful Sweet Pea sketch too, my favourite summer flower. You really are too kind to us crafters.......Crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Always a work of art from you! I'm so happy to see the zentangles colored, although they look fabulous in black and white as well. I'm looking forward to more of the sketches you fill it with. Thank you for the beautiful Sweet Pea sketch. I'm almost at that place where I look forward to winter so I'll have more time in my stamp room...sigh...

  5. Alexandra you artwork is amazing! So glad you started a blog. You are truly a talented artist. I love the digis of flowers you made and will try to color them soon. I arrived here from Sue Burger's blog. Bless you for sharing your talents with us.

  6. Lovely book. I love your digi images and will try colouring them soon then let you see. I'm a new follower.

  7. Your book cover is fabulous!!!! And I enjoy all your flower sketches.

  8. I am completely in love with your drawing of the sweet pea, and I was wondering(because I believe in always asking an artists permission if possible), would I be able to use it as a tattoo?

    1. Hi Melisa, I think it would be interesting to see this as a tattoo. Please feel free to use this for this if you want to. I never thought of these sketches as tattoos.


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