I am back to share with you my Zendala that I finally got finished this week. It took me all week to get it done. Not because it was very detailed, but I haven't been sitting down to work like I should. When I first saw the template from Erin in this week's challenge, I thought "Oh, a flower! This will be easy." Then as typical for zentangle, where I thought I would go, was not where I ended. My tangles are all large, they use the whole section. I really like that about this zendala. It isn't very floral either. And, this one is spare. I decided to leave some white space and I'm glad that I did. It looks great.
I'm calling this one Biggen Zendala as the tangles are all so big. I used Gryst by Frances Banks for the first time. It's the one there in the middle. I used a variation. I have to say that I first thought Gryst was going to be simple, and it isn't complicated, but I did have to sit and work out which way my lines were going to go. The first way or two I tried did not come out right at all. I don't have the name of the second tangle noted so if you know, please leave it in the comments. I could go look it up but as it is after midnight, I'll skip it for now. I then did Paradox around the outer edge. I love the depth that it brings to the spaces and how it really sets off the "petals". I liked it so much that I opted to leave them white.
This zendala is done on an 8" circle. A friend of mine introduced me to a circle cutter from Martha Stewart's craft line that I really like. It will cut a 4" circle up to 12". It is really easy to use but you definitely want a cutting board underneath. Just ask my card table with a nice circle shape carved in it. OOPS! Anyway, it's available everywhere. I used one of my Michaels coupons to get mine. This is the first zendala that I have done in a circle and it was fun. I was tempted to further cut it into a octagon but I was able to stop myself.
Well, I have a long day ahead of me and it starts early in the morning so I better go. I'll work on getting updates here more often. I hope you are having a great day!