Thursday 29 March 2012

Colour Splash with Play Date Cafe!

We’re back with another colour splash over at The Play Date Cafe. One of our most popular challenges, that attracts such beautiful entries and inspiration.  This time our colour splash is brown!
 PDCC 125Colour splashes are a challenge because I don’t know about you but I always want to add more than just a little bit of colour to the main black and white theme.  I have to remind myself that the clue is in the name… colour ‘splash’, not a ‘splat’, not a ‘splosh’ but a ‘splash’; a ‘pop’ of colour.  Well this time I found it a whole lot easier because I recently stumbled across Zentangling over at Zentangle® and various googled sites and I’ve been a bit hooked since.  Have you heard of it?

What I love about it is that the pattern commands your attention, so there is no point in adding much more than just the splash of black and white card and a simple ribbon because the image then gets lost somehow.  I used the gorgeous dress from Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After set, it just seemed to work really well where you could divide it up into sections.  The little flower is one that I made using a Mold Muse mold that I just coloured in with an E08 Copic.

I’m making this sound so simple.  I actually had to doodle 6/7 dresses before I got this one.  The 5th one was perfect but I sat back to look at it, took a sip of coffee and then accidently poured my coffee all over it lol.  Ahh, the hardship of having to start yet another one.  Na, it was just pure bliss!!!!

So details of our challenge sponsor and prize can be found on the main Play Date Cafe Blog, here’s our inspiration picture..  Don't forget to pop by and visit the DT girls for some fun inspiration..
and I will just leave you with some details about Zentangle®.

If you haven’t heard of Zentangle® then you should pop on over to the Zentangle® site.  The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at   This card isn’t a Zentangle, Inc creation but I was inspired by the gorgeous patterns, I especially love that I can use them in black in white which makes them work perfectly for our colour splash.

I warn you, this is an addictive hobby!  It’s very therapeutic, you need hardly any tools other than a bit of paper (I used Cryogen), a couple of black pens (I used Copic multiliners) and some patterns and you’re off!

I accept no responsibility if you become a Zentangle® addict, ok!


  1. I love your zentangle dress, and the fab patterns you made! Beautiful!

  2. OH, Ruby! This dress is just 10x beautiful! LOVE it! LOVE your splash of brown--that flower is so pretty! YOU ROCK:)

  3. this is so pretty... Love the dress image.

  4. Ruby this is a pure delight! Love that fun dress!!

  5. I love tangling too! This is a great application of the technique and like how you linked it to the ribbon. Blessings!

  6. WOW! I LOVE what you did with that dress, girl! Absolutely stunning! And your pop of brown is perfect!

  7. So classic and chic! The rose is a great touch.

  8. Awesome doodling! Very classy creation Ruby.

  9. Beautiful and unique card Ruby!!! Thanks for popping over to visit...I am doing great and hope you are too!!

  10. zentangles are so cool and I love how you incorporated it into your card. fabulous ruby!

  11. Ruby your card is simply stunning!


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