Friday, 13 January 2012

Carol's Calendar

I wonder how many of you are having as much fun as I am using Carols wonderful calendar!
I find the paper is fabulous to work on, so smooth and so white.

I began simply doing a 'normal' tangle in the square, and just to add a difference, thought I would do the number in colour and incorporate that colour and tangle somewhere in the tangle.

This was until I saw Carols awesome artwork!!!!
My plan changed then to learn from what she had done, and follow her design ideas. Oh dear, now I have got all teacher-fied and even made a template to do this on so I could Keep a journal showing her work, some notes about the design which I could apply to my design, and a copy of my design underneath. I think if I DO keep this up I will learn masses of stuff about design. I realise I am still very tight with my work and need to loosen up somewhat. Maybe I shall learn during this process.

My pages so far

So you can see the difference after Carols inspiration! (7-9)
If anyone is interetsed, heres the template I plan to use.

Oops, bit of bad gammar there, have to change that!

Some have asked for some instructions as to how I made the concertina zentangle book. I really made it up as I went along, but will try to get some info to you asap. Must admit, its very handy having them all in one place and in a small book. It will take 480 patterns!!! I put in 2 pages with no patterns on, ready to fill in as new ones come along. And for the proverbial mistakes, I have a pile of 4x4cm square papers I managed to find at a Paperific show!! ttfn.


  1. Thank you for posting this! It's so much fun for me to see how people use their calendar. I love what you are doing and looking forward to visiting often to see what you are up to!! Awesome!

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  3. I think you are awesaome too Annie. Tell me again how many hours are there in your day? x

    (Removed earlier comment because of typo!)

  4. Sorry that should be "awesome". - My fingers have developed a mind of their own.

  5. I received my calendar this week. It doesn't begin to be as well done as yours but it sure is fun.
    Thanks for sharing yours.