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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

CofC33 and a Doodlezect !!




Hi, once again the lovely Linda of Studio L3 has given us another challenge from the Book of Curiosities - Altered Metal Alcohol Inks (page 56). For me it had to be another card as am still playing catch up this month.


The paper is by RLB, the CD has been alcohol inked in various colours (which doesn't really show up all that well in the photogaph) and so has the butterfly. Used a circle shaped piece of chipboard and painted it and cut out a Flower from the RLB paper. Mmmm I think thats it, hope haven't missed anything out. There are some beautiful examples over at Studio L3 and Linda's example is just gorgeous.



Have you seen all the Zectangling going on in blogland, wow they look terrific. So last night while watching the TV methinks to myself why not have a go at this. This is more of a Doodlezect and my first attempt, but will definitely do some more as its so interesting......Did I have a plan.......heck no, just went with flow.......and had fun. It amused me and hope it amuses you.

Feeling a lot better today and thank you again for all your lovely messages wishing me well. Take care and enjoy the day. Hugs Annette x


61 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely work again, and glad you are feeling better. I did a lot of doodling back in the 90s, must dig some of the oldies out!

MarleneMAZ said...

Love your card, that CD looks fabulous with all the alcohol inks on it. Love your new word for Zentangle:) I have been having a go at it myself too and find it actually takes a long time to do one doodle. Hope all is well with you.

wearestampers said...

Your card is gorgeous Netty!! What beautiful colors!
Pam

Anesha said...

Glad to hear you are getting better. Love your card, the colours are wonderful. Hugs Anesha

Meggymay said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. The card is a fantastic colour. Love your doodling as well. xx

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Ooooh fun! I am a big Zentangler...I've filled one whole sketchbook, framed some, and love your word for it!

Helen said...

Didn't think of using a CD for my challenge - have it ready to link up later. Good to hear you are feeling better today. Your zentangle is great - I haven't done any for a while.... must get the pens out.

Shelley said...

Netty the card is simply fabulous! And the zentangle is wonderful. Don't know exactly what (if anythnig) you were going for, but it looks a bit like an egyption asp! Fantastic!!

Andrea C said...

So glad you are up to crafting again and of course feeling a bit better. Love your work as always x

Doreen said...

Such stunning work as usual Annette, so glad to see you are improving.xxx

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous work, Annette! and I love your zentangle piece!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card, the butterfly looks wonderful as your blossom center! Love your Zetangle, how cool!

Cheryl said...

oh this looks amazing hun,turned out brilliantly,so glad you are feeling better hun but take it easy do not rush too much,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Von said...

Good to see you back on form Annette lovely use of the pretty paper ;0 and nothing like a bit of doodling to relax :)

Gez said...

Beautiful creations. Looks like you had great fun doodling :)

Rosietoes said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better Annette.
Your card is gob smackingly gorgeous and your doodling looks great.

Edna x

Kim said...

I'm glad your feeling better! I love your card! What a great use for all those old program CD's! I used to cut them up into fragments, but it does make quite a nice frame. And the butterfly is fabulous. I've heard of the zentangles; I thought it was a kit! LOL! Very cool!

LiveArt said...

Love your pieces!! gorgeous card and such intricate doodling :) Thanks for stopping by at my blog today. You asked about gluing down the feathers :) Well I did ruin the first one by trying to use thick matte medium. I switched to thinner gloss gel, lay it down heavy on the paper (I used heavy weight watercolourpaper) lay the feather down and gently used an inch wide brush stroking the feathers in place :) I then sealed it with some more gel medium. Hope this was helpful :)
hugs and smiles,
Linda

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Netty and glad to hear you're feeling a bit better now.
Great zentangle doodling too and strangely enough this was why my stamp designs got made as I was doodling at stamp club run by Chris from Hobby Art's wife Helen (a long time friend of mine) and he took one look and asked if I'd like to do some as stamps.
Hope you do some more cos I love what you've doodled.
xx

Barbara Mason said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better-by the looks of this card you are fabulous!!! Never thought of using AI on a CD!!! Great work Netty.

Barbara Mason said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better-by the looks of this card you are fabulous!!! Never thought of using AI on a CD!!! Great work Netty.

Barbara Mason said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better-by the looks of this card you are fabulous!!! Never thought of using AI on a CD!!! Great work Netty.

Barbara Mason said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better-by the looks of this card you are fabulous!!! Never thought of using AI on a CD!!! Great work Netty.

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous metal art love the colours.

Zentangling no surprise that you rock this. Its been around for a while but seemed to get 'discovered' last year. no plan your a natural LOL Love it XOXO Zoe

Dragon said...

Glad you are feeling better... Great zentangling... Glad o sparked you if I did!!! Thanks ever so for your continued support on my blogs
Frankie
xx

Daniele said...

so glad that you are feeling a bit better Annette, love the card, great use of the CD, love the colours
hugs

tea_bag said...

I adore the butterfly card and the colours wow

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Netty, and get you doing doodles in front of the TV lol

Love Dawn xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You're back up and creating, looking good. Love your Zentangle-you do so good with eyes.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love your card, the cd looks fab, and i love that butterfly, glad your feeling up to crafting
Kevin xx

Electra said...

You're so artistic, Annette, both of these are wonderful! Good to see you up and about.

CuddlyBunny said...

Awesome "flowing" Netty! I haven't previously seen this Zectangling, but it reminds me very much of the geometric shapes coloring books that are so fun.

Your alcohol ink project is gorgeous, too! Love the kaleidoscope of colors!

trisha too said...

Wow, great projects, Netty! I never would have thought that was a cd; it looks so jewel-y!

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better!

:)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lovely piece of art, glad you are feeling better, and btw, I luv the doodle whatever you call it, very clever GF!

Martina2801 said...

This is great, Netty! Simply awesome! Love your work. It's always very surprising and unique!

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Dear Netty, I am glad to hear your news. I've been a bit off with bronchitis and pneumonia so I missed a few posts. Sorry. I love your zentangle. It is very calming to just doodle. Your card is also lovely.
Take care xxoo

1CardCreator said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love that CD and butterfly card. looks awesome!

Susan Allan said...

Nice work and your doodling is not bad either.
Must have a go, Netty, You have inspired me.
Sue xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous card and your Zentangles looks great... that's something I haven't tried yet.

Terry said...

Love your card, Netty! The colors are so exciting and beautiful! Good to hear you are feeling better and you will each day! Hugs!

Jan said...

Netty...beautiful work :) You make doodling look so good!

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a brilliant blog you have I just loved everything about it. Marie

donna said...

Awesome card Netty. I am SO glad you are feeling better. I have been thinking about you. Take it very easy.Hugs..Donna

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Hi Netty,

Stunning work!

Thanks so much for finding me and letting know what you think of my watercolor paintings!

Please stop back to see how my rose painting progresses.

I am you new follower!
Barb

Faye said...

Amazing work, Annette. Beautiful. I think it's wonderful that you are able to create while recuperating.

Lori said...

Love the CCC piece, Netty, and your Zentangle is marvelous!

Shelann said...

Love your card, the colors are great.

2amscrapper said...

I can't doodle worth a darn, so Zentangle is overwhelming me. Your work is awesome!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love your altered CDs, Netty (I have a real beauty hanging on my studio wall, in fact!), and this is a gorgeous work of art! I love the effect of the alcohol inks on the mirrored surface, and the paper you used is perfect. The sweet little butterfly is a lovely touch.

That's your first Zentangle?? Good grief, you're a natural! I could practice for two years and still not create anything remotely as wonderful as this. Great job!

Glad you're feeling better, honey!

Cindy Adkins said...

Lovely work, Netty--and I just read your post that you had been sick...I am so sorry to hear that and I hope you're feeling better...sending hugs your way!
XO

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow....gorgeous!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, card, Netty,

Lucy x

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous card, and the zentangle is fantastic.

Marilyn

Candy C said...

Hi Netty! Your card is BEE-A-U-TEE-FUL! Love it! I've never attempted Zentangle! Yours is awesome! Glad you're better!! :)

coops said...

wow these are fantastic netty.i love the card done with the alcohol inks,its looks fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Mandy said...

Nettie your card is so beautiful, I love the colours you've used on the CD, & your Zentangle thingy looks fab hun. I've never heard of Zentangle, have you been on the wine lol.
You did make me laugh with the body swop, then again you always make me laugh you are such a tonic
big hugs Mandy xx

PetraB said...

Brilliant, love the doodling.

Rachelle said...

oh my goodness, Nettie! This is fabulous! The colors are exquisite!

Tracey said...

the altered CD is fab and I love the gorgeous rich colours of this card xxx

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Netty! Your CD card is absolutely beautiful! And your zentangle doodle is super fun! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

What a gorgeous and colorful card, Your butterfly is the perfect addition!