Wednesday, 8 April 2015

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 305

Hi everyone :) wow is it really Wednesday already?!..time for some fun desk hopping with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, see Julia Dunnit's blog to find out more or click on the WOYWW badge to the right ->

The sun is shining gloriously into my craft room today and I'm loving that I can craft for longer now the evenings are lighter for longer :) Love Spring!
I've been having fun with my new craft goodies and tried my hand at zentangling the Dreamweaver Angel stencil:
Having taped the stencil down, I used a pencil to draw the stencil and then removed the stencil and went over it with a black fineliner pen.  I did it this way to protect my pen nibs (Sakura Pigma Micron-well worth the price!)  You can rub out the pencil lines.  Then I started doodling away...needless to say I used my magnifying lamp to see what I was doing!

Then I created a background using an 8" x 8" Kraft card for my base and built up the layers...

Following many button and ribbon options(!) I finally settled on this:
Flowers are Papermania Big Bloomers Bexley Black. The button, ribbons, twine and daisy embossed paper are all from Hobbycraft.

My cats are prowling around me, how do they know when it's feeding time?! clockwork!  Must tear myself away from my desk and pay them some attention!

Thank you for dropping by and for leaving a comment-they make my day! It's great to feel part of a community of like-minded crafters!  Speaking of which, I'm off for a nosey round the desks for some marvellous inspiration :)

Til next time, Happy WOYWW people!

Angela xx


  1. lovely card :)
    Happy wwoyw
    love Mrs C.x

  2. L O V E L Y stuff Angela, what a fab way to get the most from a stencil! The embellishing part is the hardest for me...I see a finished card in my mind's eye, but it never actually features the doodads!

  3. Never thought to use a stencil to zentangle, you are an awesome zentangler
    Bridget #1

  4. What a wonderful idea! I may have to copy that for sure!
    Glenda #29

  5. Hi Angela....fabulous zentangling... brilliant idea, lovely card. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#25

  6. Wonderful card and great use of the zentangle image.
    sandra de @32

  7. Woow! That is an amazing card! I hadn't thought about using zentangle with a stencil. I have a few dreamweaver stencils and I'm going to give it a go sometime.
    Have a good week,

  8. That is a beautiful angel - what a perfect card. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  9. Gorgeous card, such a fantastic angel and a great technique.
    Happy woyww, Angela x 24

  10. This is such a beautiful card thanks for sharing your process it is a wonderful idea to use the stencils and zentangle them.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 5

    1. Thank you so much Eliza. I got the stencil idea from the pictured Zentangle book and Zentangle Designs by Old Hall Crafts, where I purchased the stencil, gave me great tips too :) x

  11. Absolutely beautiful. I had never thought to use a stencil to help with my zendoodles. Great idea. I too have a prowling visitor who is here way too early for lunch. I won't get anything done though until I respond to his soulful eyes.

    Happy WOYWW, thanks for sharing
    Pat #54

  12. Lovely bit of tangling there Angela ..... I would have needed the magnifying lamp too.
    Great idea to use a stencil for zentangling.... Must check out mine to see what I could use
    Janet @31