Friday, May 11, 2018

Things I do on Vacation

I just got back from vacation in my favorite place - Santa Fe.

I don't know what it is about being on vacation, but I tend to do the same three types of art while I'm relaxing: watercolor sketching, zentangle and photography.

Those are pretty much my favorite while I'm trying to truly take time to be disconnected.

Zentangle is especially relaxing for me, so I took some new stamps with me that had enough space for me to do some patterns in - these gorgeous florals from Pretty Pink Posh.

Sometimes at 8,000 feet plus, you have to take breaks and just chill, so I grabbed my Micron and Pitt pens and did just that, and this is what I came up with. Love these delicate sentiment dies.
Get Well Soon Floral Zentangle by Understand Blue
Faber-Castel Medium PITT Artist Pen,...
[ AMZUS ]
Flourishing Fuchsias
[ SHP ]
Flourishing Fuchsias Coordinating Dies
[ SHP ]
Get Well Soon
[ SHP ]
Sakura FINE LINES SET Pigma Micron...
[ SSS | MCH | BLIC ]
Faber-Castell BLACK ASSORTED PITT...
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | SBC | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT EXPRESS Gray and...
[ SSS | CST | ART | BMS | SBC ]

Isn't that fun? I enjoyed doing it so much!

I'm part of a blog hop for Pretty Pink Posh today, so if you leave a comment, you might win one of four $25 shopping sprees there! You just need to leave a comment by 11:59 PDT on May 14th. You can also see some more fun projects at the blogs below - lots of good friends are in this hop!

Pretty Pink Posh Giveaway By Understand Blue



84 comments:

  1. So cool...love how you incorporated your vaca mode!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I can't believe you drew that into the flowers, it looks amazing! :)

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  3. wow that card is incredible with the zentangling!

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  4. The zentangle gives the flowers a whole new unexpected look - lovely!

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  5. Very different and very neat!!! I wish I had more patients to try something like this!!

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  6. Oh my heavens. How fun and creative!! I love this unique card!

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  7. Santa Fe is a special place. I love how you used Zentangle instead of color inside your stamped lines. Great card.

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  8. I keep promising myself I will do some Zentangles, and I don't. What you've done is so fun, and it gives the stamps yet another use. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Such a unique take...I too love Zentangle a lot...loved your card!!

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  10. Love the Zentangle card! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Very beautiful card. I love this release, especially the Flourishing Fuchsia set.

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  12. THUD!!!! This is freakin awesome!!! Love😍👍👍

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  13. That Zentangling looks like it’s part of the stamp... actually, they should make a version of the stamp with your Zentangling in it. Your card is beautiful and reminds me of relaxing at 8,000 feet. I also love the bright and cheerful background. I’m glad you had a relaxing trip.

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  14. ...and the Zentangle looks just perfect on your gorgeous card. Something I really must try.

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  15. Some people are scared of stamping on DSP. But with the MISTI it is so much easier!! I love it. Your card is amazing.

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  16. Very bright and cheerful! The Zentangling is awesome.

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  17. very cool take on the fuchsia's. Love zentangle :)

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  18. What an interesting card! Love it!

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  19. Very stunning. Black and white against that wonderful yellow, how yummy. I need to give zentangle a try. Nicely done.

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  20. How extremely cool are your Zentangle fuchsias!!! What an awesome idea to do that to a stamped image!!

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  21. Lydia I love your card and the zentangle work you did on PPP's Flourishing Fuchsias stamp.

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  22. Love the doodled flowers. Such a fun idea.

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  23. That is amazing! And you drew those wonderful designs into the flowers! Great card and it's beautiful!!

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  24. At 8,000 plus feet you have to chill... to catch some air! So interesting that you love Santa Fe, I am from NM and we went there often on weekends when I was young. It's very different now. Love your card and I think I want everything in this release.

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  25. Wowza, that's a pretty card with all that lovely detail you did.

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  26. Wow 8,000 feet up? And u did this?!?! Amazing!! So very talented

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  27. What an amazing idea! I LOVE this! The little doodle-ly patterns on the petals and leaves is so creative and really unique! Wow!

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  28. WOW!! So stunning and unique!

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  29. What a unique twist on the fuchsia stamps! I can't wait to try it!

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  30. Beautiful, unique card. I, too, love the sentiments.

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  31. Wow! That is beautiful!!! Oh, how I wish I had good enough eyesight to do detail work like that!!! Just amazing!!!

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  32. I love doing Zentangle! I think that get well die is something I'm going to need 😀

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  33. stunning work. I need to try this. this really makes the flower stamp a whole new look and I love it.. glad your vacation was relaxing..

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  34. Fabulous! What a fantastic technique to create such gorgeous and graphic flowers. Beautiful card.

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  35. Love how you did those flowers - very unique! :)

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  36. Wow, this is so awesome. I've never seen Zentangle before. I love how different and unique it is. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. WOW! I had to do a double take to realize that you used the fuchsia stamps for your cards. Love the zentangle designs, you are very talented! Look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  38. This is awesome, first time I ever seen this technique :)

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  39. That is very cool. I have never seen anything like it. NICE

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  40. What a beautiful idea. I love the zen tangle.

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  41. I've never tried to do zentangles but I've heard it is relaxing. I love what you created using the new PPP fuchsia stamps! Glad you enjoyed Santa Fe!

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  42. I've never seen your blog before and enjoyed it immensely. You have a cool perspective!

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  43. Beautiful card and so unique! Full disclosure: I had to google zentangle!

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  44. Love your wonderful card. Your zentangle is awesome.

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  45. Love it! So creative and fun.

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  46. LOVE your Zentangled fuchsias! How fun!

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  47. Such a unique idea! So happy to hear that you had a wonderful vacation! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  48. Love what you did with the fuchsias!

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  49. :::THUD:::

    Incredible card! just incredible! Thanks for knocking me out with your endless creativity.

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  50. Love your card – very creative!!

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  51. I had no idea what zentangle was until today, and it's brilliant! Wow, now that's art!

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  52. Wow! This is so cool! Great colors!!!

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  53. Very unique take on the fushia.

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  54. Oh my goodness!!! This is totally fabulous!!! Love your Zentangle!!! What an amazing card!!!! LOVE it!!!

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  55. Your flowers are different and amazing!

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  56. Great color combo on your card--glad you enjoyed Santa Fe!

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  57. I really like your card, it reminds me to think outside the box. Nice!

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  58. Whoa - talk about thinking outside of the box! I love what you did with these floral images- they look absolutely fantastic! Thanks for your inspiration! :-)

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  59. Wow, this one is incredible !! I love how you always make things special :)

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  60. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create as do all of these wonderful new goodies.

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  61. That’s a super fun and unique design !!
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  62. Super creative!!!! Love it -

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  63. Wow! The flowered look so cool :)

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  64. Love the zentangle in the flowers.
    Have to try that idea. I like to
    doodle but haven't tried it in
    a particular pattern. Hope
    you had a good vacation. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. wow what a wonderful card - the yellow is inspiring:)

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  66. Your card is so awesome.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  67. Wow, very cool! This gives the image a totally different look!

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  68. Love your card. What a great idea to get more out of your stamps.

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  69. Every time I think I have your style figured out, you go and surprise me! I would never have thought to do something like this, but it's so interesting and such a fun, different look than everyone else's cards. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely idea; I might have to try a little zentangle myself.

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  70. Very cool! Should I put Santa Fe on my future travel list?

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