View Full Version : Zentangles -Black and White plus one colour Due May 7

03-22-2011, 08:42 PM
DUE DATE: May 7, 2011 WE ARE FULL!

Due Date: May 7, 2011
Withdrawals: Anytime up to due date but please communicate
Number of cards: 3/3 only
Medium: Hand drawn or painted
Number of players: 30

This swap is all about Zentangles - BLACK & WHITE ZENTANGLES with one added colour as a highlight

Check out the following websites for info on this fun creation:

www.zentangle.com/ (home of the zentangle!)
www. zentangle.blogspot.com/-

On the back of your cards, please write:
your user name
real name
place of origin
alternative contact information (optional)

* This is a 3 for 3 trade. Make 3 and receive the same number back.

All cards should be on stronger backing and should be sent in plastic sleeves.
*Send work of a quality that you would be pleased to receive.

* If you are in Canada, please include a mailing label with your address and loose stamps in the amount of 59 cents. (yes our postage cost has gone up!)

*U.S. and International participants, please enclose a large address label . I’ll pay the return postage. (A dollar bill or US stamp is appreciated, but if you don’t have either please don’t let that stop you from joining in on the fun)
*Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by May 7, 2011. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant.

* itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date.

Look who's playing!
1. Bluanchors3 - cards received
2. AmericanHwyFlower -withdrew
3. Maineatc - cards received
4. Duckduckgoose - withdrew
5. Aznfg
6. JBunny -cards received
7. Wil Opio Oguta -cards received
8. Barbara F. -cards received
9. PAMI -cards received
10. Soto -cards received
11. KittyNL -cards received
12. Kat -cards received
13. Rockinrobin -cards received
14. Bernie712 -[COLOR="magenta"]cards received[/COLOR
]15. Katelnorth -cards received
16. Catey -cards received
17. Hazartist1 -cards received
18. Mrubyjean -cards received
19. Donnacr -cards received
20. Ivan101 -cards received
21. Cheryl S. -cards received
22. ScrapPea -cards received
23. RainGirl -cards received
24. Blonda -cards received
25. Katrinabean86 -cards received
26. Papersaga -cards received
27. Dulci - cards received
28. Catscradle -cards received
29. Mace -cards received
30. Phoenix -cards received
31. Sqeek - withdrew

1. RaineyDay

03-22-2011, 11:11 PM
I'll participate :D

03-22-2011, 11:20 PM
oh yes... count me in!

03-22-2011, 11:25 PM
Please sign me up.
Thank you.

03-23-2011, 12:13 AM
sign me up please!

03-23-2011, 01:28 AM
I want to sign up.

03-23-2011, 07:32 AM
So glad you all want to join in the zentangle fun!
Welcome: Blueanchorsfun, AmericanHwyFlower, Maineatc, Duckduckgoose, Aznfg, JBunny.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-23-2011, 08:10 AM
Please sign me up

03-23-2011, 10:15 AM
Please add me to the list

03-23-2011, 11:25 AM
I'd love to do this!!!


03-23-2011, 01:29 PM
Welcome everyone!
Glad you are joining - Wil Opio, Barbara, PAMI and Soto.
I love to create zentangles. If you go to the website I gave above you can sign up for their newsletter. There are also lessons on the different kinds of zentangles.

03-23-2011, 04:29 PM
I would love to join!

03-23-2011, 05:15 PM
I'd like to join.

03-23-2011, 05:51 PM
please sign me up

03-23-2011, 06:30 PM
I'm in!

03-23-2011, 07:20 PM
Sign me up - this will be fun. I always enjoy adding a colour to my zentangles...

03-23-2011, 07:37 PM
Can I play?

03-23-2011, 08:16 PM
I'd like to join, too, please!

03-23-2011, 08:22 PM
I can't go passed a zentangle swap - please sign me up!!

03-23-2011, 10:20 PM
I'd love to join in.

03-23-2011, 10:32 PM
Welcome to:
Kitty, Kat, Rockinrobin, Bernie712, Katelnorth, Catey and Hazartist1!
So glad you are all joining in the fun!

03-23-2011, 10:35 PM
Welcome also to: Mrubyjean, Donnacr, Ivan 101 and Cheryl S! It's great that so many are joining!

03-24-2011, 12:15 AM
Hi! If there is still room, I would love to join in the tangle.

03-24-2011, 12:21 AM
Please sign me up for this one. What a challenge!

03-24-2011, 03:53 PM
please sign me up and pm me your address. thanks

03-24-2011, 06:00 PM
Welcome ScrapPea, RainGirl and Blonda! Glad to have you join in the fun.

Gorgeous zens JBunny! Will let you know when they arrive.

03-24-2011, 11:53 PM
Add me please! If there's still room. :)

03-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Yes there's room! Glad to have you both! Welcome Katrina and Papersaga!

03-25-2011, 05:02 PM
Oh i hope there is room for one more player!! If so, sign me up!!!

03-25-2011, 05:44 PM
Still room Dulci! Welcome!
3 spots left!

Cat's Cradle
03-25-2011, 09:19 PM
Almost missed this! Please sign me up!!

03-25-2011, 09:56 PM
Two of mine:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2011-3_purplezen.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_2011-3_redzen.jpg

03-25-2011, 10:53 PM
Kat - they're lovely!
And welcome Catscradle! Glad to have you join!

03-25-2011, 11:22 PM
you don't have 30 yet do you? sign me up!

03-26-2011, 03:45 AM
Oh! I can't believe I almost missed this!! Is there still a spot? I really want to join this swap!

03-26-2011, 09:51 AM
Hi Arlie...cards are finally up in my gallery if you want to peek!

03-26-2011, 10:13 AM
Bernie - your cards are gorgeous! Love the colours you used!
Mace and Phoenix welcome! So glad you are joining us!
We are now full!

03-26-2011, 10:21 AM
I was hoping I would get in, so I made the cards last nite



03-26-2011, 10:44 AM
Great cards Mace! Have pm'd my address!

03-26-2011, 11:11 AM
Hi Bev, I mailed my cards today.

03-26-2011, 03:14 PM
Gorgeous cards Kitty! Love your use of colour! Will let you know as soon as they arrive.

03-26-2011, 09:06 PM

03-28-2011, 09:11 PM
@Arlie707 - My cards are ready to mail. I'll send a PM for your address, just across the river from me.

03-29-2011, 12:04 PM
Ooh Kitty those cards are so cool. I love how the rose and leaf pop out

03-30-2011, 04:34 AM
Darn I'm late I have always wanted to participate in a zentangle. My I please be put on the waiting list.

03-30-2011, 07:19 PM
Hi Sqeek - I will definitely put you on the waiting list.

03-31-2011, 07:41 PM
3 gorgesous sets of cards arrived today!
Maineatc -thanks so much for the hostess cards, special papers and the money for postage
Bernie712 - thanks so much for the hostess card and the money for postage
Pami - thanks so much for the hostess card and the US stamp
Great cards all of them!!

04-01-2011, 03:34 PM
I've done my cards. Pink spring bud, red dandelions, and white, black & silver zenpurse. Let me know if the zenpurse doesn't have enough color. I've included a photo of the purse I made before I knew what a zentangle was.

04-01-2011, 05:12 PM
Cheryl ~ your cards are lovely!
And your real-life zen purse is beautiful!!

04-01-2011, 05:35 PM
Gorgeous cards Cheryl!

04-02-2011, 07:54 AM
My cards are in my Gallery and in the mail tomorrow - I made them using only tangles which spelled BLACK or WHITE. They have more colour than my scanner shows :yes::arghh:

Cat's Cradle
04-02-2011, 09:31 AM
Those are great Donna!

04-02-2011, 12:07 PM
I did 2 more. The first is a sea urchin. I wrecked my original zen purse card while touching up the edged. Arg! So I did another very similar.

04-02-2011, 03:01 PM
Such gorgeous cards Donnacr and Cheryl!

04-02-2011, 09:18 PM
May I be added to the waiting list? Thanks.

04-03-2011, 11:56 AM
I will certainly put you on the waiting list RaineyDay.

Wil Opio Oguta
04-03-2011, 12:13 PM
Mu cards are ready. They will go into the mail one of the coming days. Here are the pictures:

04-03-2011, 02:29 PM
Love your zentangles Wil Opio!

04-04-2011, 05:48 PM
2 more gorgeous sets of cards arrived today from Ivan101 and Kitty NL. Thank you both for the lovely hostess cards!

04-05-2011, 05:05 PM
Mace your lovely cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamps!

04-06-2011, 08:59 PM
3 gorgeous sets of zens arived today!
Blonda - thank you so much for the hostess card and money for postage.
Soto - thanks so much for the hostess card
Barbara F. -thanks so much for the stamps

04-07-2011, 05:30 PM
Paper Saga your lovely cards arrived today! Thanks so much for postage!

04-08-2011, 05:18 PM
JBunny your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card, papers and money for postage!

04-08-2011, 09:34 PM
Love your zens Catey! Can't wait to see them up close and personal!

04-10-2011, 11:19 AM
Those are gorgeous, Catey!

04-11-2011, 03:42 AM
Finished mine :) I'll send them out tomorrow. Here they are:


04-11-2011, 04:32 AM
katrinabean - I love your little stunned/mesmerised animal with the Christmas tree in the background

04-11-2011, 12:23 PM
lol thank you :D It's supposed to be a sheep but when I drew it, I was like..."hmmm, this is not turning out to look like a sheep at all" lol oh well.

04-11-2011, 04:50 PM
Great cards katrina!
Received 3 sets of gorgeous cards from:
Scrappea - thanks so much for the hostess card, stamps and special papers
CherylS. - thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamp
Kat - thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamp

04-12-2011, 07:11 PM
Donnacr your lovely zens arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and stamp!

Cat's Cradle
04-12-2011, 08:05 PM
katrinabean - I love your little stunned/mesmerised animal with the Christmas tree in the background
Looks like it chewed the Christmas light string! :laugh:

I'm working on mine tonight so I can get them out tomorrow. Will two .57 Canadian stamps be enough for postage to the US?

04-13-2011, 10:15 AM
**Curses!** I tried to upload too many images in one post, but in trying to delete the images, the whole post disappeared. grrrrrr....

My husband drew the strings for me. He is a bit heavy-handed with "light pencil marks," but I'm thrilled he does this. I experimented with different papers since my local scrapbook store now carries watercolor and canvas ATC blanks. I signed up for the CZT-6 seminar in May, exactly one month from today, so I'm playing a lot these days.

Here are my images, his strings first, and then the Zentangles in the same order, although maybe not same orientation. (It doesn't matter, of course, but I love to see how each one transforms.)

04-13-2011, 10:16 AM
Here's the last two (bottom row on strings).

04-14-2011, 03:31 PM
Here are my four- the green is one I drew from scratch for the swap, but the other three are black and white ones which I altered to add colour for this swap - hope that's alright! I actually like them better with one colour added, I think :)

04-14-2011, 05:25 PM
Unfortunately I'm going to have
to withdraw, please accept my apologies.

04-14-2011, 05:27 PM
Really pretty! The orange one is gorgeous

04-14-2011, 11:14 PM
Love your cards Kate and ScrapPea.
Sorry to see you go Duckduckgoose - but understand. Thanks for letting me know.

04-15-2011, 02:18 AM
Here are my Tangles ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_zenswap1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_zenswap2.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_zenswap3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_zenswap4.jpg

Mailed on Saturday April 16!

04-15-2011, 03:33 AM
Very nice, Martha. I really like the shapes of the blue and red ones - I must do some with that sort of shape (self contained, rather than taking up the whole card space...)

04-15-2011, 12:02 PM
Ooh those are really beautiful!

Cat's Cradle
04-16-2011, 08:23 PM
Got my first two done.

April Showers & May Flowers
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_aprilshowers.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=220636)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_mushroomzen.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=221247)

04-17-2011, 12:47 PM
Such gorgeous cards Catscradle and Mrubyjean! Everyone's created such marvellous zens!

04-18-2011, 05:53 PM
I received 3 sets of gorgeous cards today from:
Catey -thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamps
Katrinabean86 - thanks so much for the stamps
Wil Opio - thanks so much for the hostess card!
So many talented artists! Everyone is creating such awesome zens!

Cat's Cradle
04-18-2011, 08:04 PM
Will be finishing up and mailing my cards Wednesday. Hoping they'll get there in time if I mail Wednesday.

04-18-2011, 10:33 PM
They should be here in plenty of time Catscradle- usually takes a week.

04-20-2011, 08:55 PM
Received great cards today from :
Katelnorth - thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamp
We have only 2 and a half weeks left! Not too many left to go though.

04-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Finally got the list updated with "cards received" and made sure everyone had itrader points. If I somehow missed you, please, please please let me know asap!

04-21-2011, 05:10 PM
More lovely cards arrived today!
Thanks to:
Mrubyjean for the hostess card and money for postage and,
Raingirl - for the hostess card and the stamp!

04-21-2011, 05:11 PM
Glad mine arrived safely!

Cat's Cradle
04-21-2011, 08:11 PM
One more finished; one more to add color and shading. I'm mailing out a bunch of stuff tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_flutterby.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=222138) Gust of Flutterbies

Cat's Cradle
04-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Done and sent!!

Shy Violets: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_shyviolets.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=222468)

04-22-2011, 11:52 PM
@katelnorth - these cards are delightful. I love how the color just becomes a part of it all.

@mrubyjean - Exciting colors!!

@catscradle - the pink Gust of Flutterbies is my favorite. So delicate.

04-27-2011, 12:06 PM
Oh, I hope these make it! I need to specially mark the swaps that are in Canada :eek:

I'll need your addy now, arlie.

Here they are:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Sunshine_Zen.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223644) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Zen_plus_Pink.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223645) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Zen_plus_Green.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223646) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Zen_plus_Violet.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223647)

04-27-2011, 12:54 PM
Ooh those are lovely! The yellow one is so bright and happy looking :)

04-27-2011, 01:35 PM
Phoenix those are beautiful!
I hope they make it in time, too!!

Cat's Cradle
04-27-2011, 02:50 PM
@katelnorth - these cards are delightful. I love how the color just becomes a part of it all.

@mrubyjean - Exciting colors!!

@catscradle - the pink Gust of Flutterbies is my favorite. So delicate.

Thanks. My oldest son suggested the pink, as it's his favorite!

Oh, I hope these make it! I need to specially mark the swaps that are in Canada :eek:

I'll need your addy now, arlie.

Here they are:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Sunshine_Zen.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223644) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Zen_plus_Pink.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223645) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Zen_plus_Green.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223646) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Zen_plus_Violet.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=223647)
Beautiful cards!!

04-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Catscradle - your gorgeous cards arrived safe and sound!

Cat's Cradle
04-27-2011, 08:46 PM
Wow!! :wideeyed: The postal system must be in overdrive!!

05-02-2011, 08:04 PM
Dulci, your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the lovely hostess card and the money for postage!

05-02-2011, 09:09 PM
sorry i need to withdraw from this great swap

05-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Not a problem AmericanHwyFlower. Take care. Hope to see you in another one.

05-04-2011, 06:54 PM
Phoenix your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thank you so much for the hostess card and the stamps!

05-06-2011, 08:34 PM
Still waiting on 3 sets - all have been mailed. Sometimes there are holdups because of the border so will wait for a few more days.
All the cards are awesome! Everyone has outdone themselves! Thanks so much for taking part!

05-09-2011, 06:55 PM
2 sets arrived today! Yeah!!!
Rockinrobin your gorgeous zens arrived - thanks so much for the hostess card, stamp and money for postage
Hazartist - your lovely cards arived today as well! Thanks so much for the hostess card!

05-10-2011, 07:37 PM
The last set arrived today! Aznfg your gorgeous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the hostess card and the stamps.
I will swap the cards by the weekend!

05-10-2011, 10:46 PM
YAY!! I am attending the CZT6 workshop this weekend. My head will be so tangled up when I get home, and I can't wait for this more inspiration!! Woo-hoo!

05-12-2011, 02:10 AM
Thank you for your patience Arlie. I had a swap envelope open in the mail. Parts have come back in bits. I wondered if it was this one.

05-16-2011, 07:30 PM
I finally got all the cards swapped and all the envelopes stuffed and addressed last night! I was not feeling well today so did not mail them, but will have them in the mail tomorrow. Hope everyone loves their cards - it was sooo difficult to choose hostess cards. Thanks again everyone for the cards and postage - and just taking part! Have a wonderful week!

05-17-2011, 12:24 AM
Hope you feel better :) Can't wait for returns.

05-23-2011, 09:54 PM
I can't believe that Australia is the first place to get returns!! :shocked:
Today I received my wonderful zentangles from: Raingirl, maineatc and dulci.
Arlie707 - Thanks for hosting this swap and for the goodies included with my cards

off to leave points for all

05-24-2011, 06:38 PM
Beautiful cards received today from Katrinabean86, Blonda, and Maineatc. Great swap Arlie707!

05-25-2011, 06:54 PM
Mine came in today (or it might have been yesterday - it's been a busy week and I have a few envelopes to acknowledge!) - many thanks to Wil Opio Oguta, Hazartist1 and catscradle for three different takes on the theme - and thanks to arlie707 for hosting. I will do iTrader and rep points tomorrow - a bit tired tonight - but wanted to say the cards were here...

05-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Cards arrived today! Many Thanks to Cheryl S Scrap Pea and Barbara F. Off to leave rep and iTrader!!


05-28-2011, 02:54 PM
My cards are here. All are beautiful. Thanks to Catey, JBunny, PaperSaga and our host Arlie707.

05-28-2011, 03:42 PM
Gorgeous cards :) I got some from azntg, dulci, and blonda. Thanks for a great swap!

05-28-2011, 05:08 PM
Thank you for the great swap and for wonderful cards from Donnacr, Dulci, and Raingirl.

05-29-2011, 06:09 PM
received great cards from Azntg, Donna Cr, and Barbara F.
A special thanks to our hostess for the great returns and hostessing this swap.

05-30-2011, 12:04 PM
Terrific Zentangles arrived. Thanks to KittyNL, Ivan101, & RockinRobin for their art & to Bev for hosting!

Cat's Cradle
05-30-2011, 01:25 PM
I was sitting here wondering why my cards hadn't arrived, and they got here Saturday with some incoming swap submissions!

Thanks to Arlie707 for hosting and to the following for great Zentangle/1 color cards:

Wil Opio Oguta - lovely sparkly green to set off the black and white
kat - beautiful dark pink (red?) with the flowers and circles
katelnorth - #6, with hot pink added

Thanks also to Bev for the extras included!!

06-02-2011, 01:47 AM
My lovely tangles arrived today!
Thanks to artists Bernie712, JBunny and SOTO...and to our wonderful host arlie707!

06-03-2011, 12:20 AM
The card were in the mailbox when I returned from vacation! Thank you Mace, Catscradle and Hazartist1 for the great cards. And thanks to Bev for hosting!

06-03-2011, 12:37 PM
I received great cards from Kat, Rokinrobin, and Ivan101!!! I will submit rep points as soon as I'm done here! Thanks everyone!

The mail between here and Canada never ceases to amuse me! Plus the fact that one of the mail carriers I have can't read! I get mail from all over town...I'm sure someone is getting mine! LOL!

06-10-2011, 11:51 AM
I got wonderful cards from PAMI, PaperSaga and CherylS. Reps have been left, and cards are being ooooh'd and ahhhhh'd over!