Elephant ATC Swap

our local altered arts group is having an “Elephant” Artist Trading Card swap … I decided to doodle mine since Zentangling and doodling have been on my mind lately as evidenced here and here

if you click for the close up … please ignore the goober on my scanner lid … it showed up not so nicely in the background

did I make you look *ggg* … I was too lazy to run upstairs for a piece of black card stock and start all over again lining everything up on the scanner

my ATC began with an unmounted elephant rubber stamp … as you can see … I  filled in the rest of the card with doodles

it was VERY tempting to add a touch of color … in the end I decided to stick to black and white

27 responses to “Elephant ATC Swap

  1. OH, Patty – I love the fact that you stuck to the black and white. That would have been my big decision… to add color or not. I love these and you are so talented with your zentangles. Hey, I’m impressed. Love your elephants and the back of your ATCs. I also love the fact that you did each one individually. I know some who would have copied one onto card stock and called them each original. I have a personal problem with that but understand why others do it and don’t judge. LOVE these, congrats on, yet again, fantastic little creations of art …..

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  2. Marilyn Rock

    Patty! WOWSA! These are absolutely fabulous! The detail doodling – just awesome! You are the Master! Love them! xxoo

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  3. What an impact these have in black and white!!! This reminds me of the piece in Somerset entitled “with one stamp”. They’re fabulous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  4. I Love, Love, Love it!! I also Love seeing how it all began with that little elephant stamp and then you took off! You are Zenmazing! I too love that you stayed true to the black and white! It speaks volumes.

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  5. They are gorgeous! I have to practice doodling…

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  6. OMG these are absolutely stunning Patty.
    So great art. Love them.

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  7. oo you crack me up…your cards are so amazing! i love it when you zentangle!!

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  8. OWOW…these are out of this world! They look gorgeous….hey, you could have done some “pink” elephants 🙂

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  9. one more thing…maybe you should have a look at Suzanne Mcneills blog…she always does Zentangles there…..you know that woman who does the Design Original books….I think it is
    blog.suzannemcneill.com

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  10. and here I was wondering hoy you made it to draw an elephant so perfectly SIX times, lololol. Looks like it’s been a while since I last used a stamp.

    these are wonderful, it was the best decision to leave them b&w, in my opinion (:

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  11. You doodle so well. And, is there anything you don’t have a rubber stamp of? OK, I realize how much you like elephants, so :>)

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  12. Fantastic doodles, dear Patty! Well done!

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  13. wow, i love these! you so impress me patty, i would have got hung up on …elephant?? VERY impressive that you have an elephant rubber stamp!
    hope your rain has passed & you get some sunshine!

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  14. Awesome!!! You are the zentangling queen!!! Really like the b&w.

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  15. Nice work there Patty! *smiles*

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  16. gorgeous Patty! they look like a textile design 🙂

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  17. Stunning ATCs Patty. What a fabulous Elephant stamp. And your doodles make it look like an India rug too. Wonderful.

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  18. your the master ddodler patty, these look fantastic, i lobve them bw but can see them in rich african colors too, just fantastic…

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  19. Never saw such a unique elephant stamp like this one before- and amazing doodles to complete these ATCs. Like the black and white effect. You can also xerox these and then see what they’d look like with a dab of color here and there! Thanks so much for stopping by as well! Doodle away!

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  20. woohoohoohoo you’re definitely the blogger with the mostest posts haha and wowza, you know elephants are my faves. fun-tastic! interesting to see them in b-w, keep that doodle gear going!! also like the atcs you received. yours are my fave though 🙂

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  21. AWESOME ATCs as always Patty!!!
    Truly inspiring!!!

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  22. Wow, I can’t stop looking at them, and yes you did make me look LOL… these are amazing!!!!!!! Your swap partners are soooooo lucky 🙂

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  23. In my elephant collection -I do NOT have a stamp!! Now I must get one!! these are beautiful!!!

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  24. This Zentangle thing really works for you! I swear, I see so many I don’t like, but I’ve loved every single one of yours!

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  25. This is wonderful Patty! Your work is always so inspiring! Sue

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  26. Fabulous work!

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  27. This is a great zentangle piece. Love the choice do not add colors, it look greats so!

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