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Monday, 16 September 2013

Alpha Challenge #19 - Good Friday

Yes it is that time again for the next instalment of The Craft Barn's EPIC Alpha Challenge. This time we have the letter "G" and for my special day I have chosen Good Friday - easy peasy.

So why reinvent the wheel when you can just improve on it I say! I was so taken by the Dyan Reaveley Patchwork Background technique as found through my 12 months challenge blog that I used that again for this page.

Thought the black would reflect the sadness of the day but the bright colours would show what was to come through the risen Messiah.

To make the page you start off by taking a pen for a walk, then you fill in the sections with patterns. I used a permanent pen this time as my coloured pens are watercolours, got caught out on my first page! I even got out a magazine with a feature on zentangle to help here.

You place a mask on one side of the page and dab black paint around it.

Then you colour in the respective patterns the same colours.

You outline the shape and the lines in black plus the shape in white and add white writing round the black side. Most enjoyable.

18 comments:

Karen Gist said...

WOW!!!!! this looks fantastic my lovely! The dark contrasts beautifully with the colourful part, perfect for your subject. xxx

Helen said...

Thanks for letting me know the link was up, have linked mine now.... This is a beautiful page, I love the contrast of the dark background with the bright patterns.

Dawn said...

This is a stunning entry sweetie, I LOVE IT. I love the patchwork technique, beautifully done. Brilliant contrasts to express your chosen word, superb job my lovely.
Huge hugs x x x x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Beautiful submission BJ. A veritable rainbow patchwork :0)

Scrapmate said...

Amazing DPS. The black makes the colours pop. I read about this technique but you have accomplished it beautifully.

chrissies said...

Wonderful page and a great word to chose

Chrissie x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Fantastic page BJ. The symbology of your black and colour sections works really well. "Taking your pencil for a walk" - all grown up with the use of zentangle. Brilliant. MMx

Elaine said...

Love the colour against the black - looks like you had great fun with this one!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic take on the letter "G", love the background.

Maggie said...

Great word choice BJ and a fabulous page

MaggieH

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Aww! its beautiful patchwork! and you have perfectly incorporated with your theme!

carolfromkiwiland said...

Beautiful page BJ. Fabulous depiction of your word and all its meanings. I will follow your link to see how to do this - but really I should do some work - nah. I love what you do when you embrace the bright colours - this page and the zulu one.

Frea Konings said...

WOw what an amazing page!! Love it, those bright colours really make the zentangle come to life. Hugs Frea

kiwi in timbertown said...

Kiwi in Timbertown Love the bright colours and the patterns. wonderful interpretation

lena-dailyscrap said...

Gorgeous page! LOVE the patchwork patterned background!

Lesley said...

Great word choice! I love all the bright colours you have used! xx

Cazzy said...

Your page is incredible BJ, I love it!

Cazzy x

The Craft Barn said...

Wow, amazing Zentangle work.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy