It is fun to used small stamped images if you feel free-hand would be too intimidating to start. Here are some that I have done, and some that were not used.
For my first card, I stamped three apples and only Zentangled one apple. I wanted that to be the focal point of the image. I then added some color with my copics.
For the Harvest greetings card, I punched 3 one and one quarter inch squares from white cardstock, stamped a single apple onto each square, and doodled different designs on each. I mounted each square onto one and one half inch black cardstock. I finished my design onto a white card base.
For this card I stamped another grouping of apples and zentangled all 3. Then I stamped 3 more and only zentangled one of them and fussy cut all 3 out. I stamped the word apples across a white strip of cardstock and used in place of ribbon.
My final card was made with the circle frame stamp. I just stamped a fun design and added Zentangle in just a few spots. I couldn't resist the cute little faces so I added them randomly into the stamped circles. This card just makes me smile.
As you can see the art of Zentangle lends itself to clean and simple. I hope I have inspired you to try something new.
Keep calm and Doodle on.
Hugs and smiles,