Friday, November 24, 2006

How are you Doodley-Doing Today then?

10 o'clock on a Friday morning means only one thing nowadays - the launch of the new Daring Cardmakers Challenge. The time when we take our courage in both hands and show you what we've been dared to have a go at during the past week, and challenge you to join in and give it a try too.

Some of the Dares we've been issued with have made me gulp, Jo's most certainly did, it was probably the most scary so far. I can't draw for toffee.
When I was at college, sitting through those boring lectures on Educational psychology and philosopy I usually found myself decorating the edges of my notepad with flowers , squiggles and occasionally brick walls - I still wonder what the real psychologists would make of that one.
So that's how I decided to approach this dare, my squiggles are anything but artistic but they are true doodles - I was just sitting with a piece of paper and letting the pen go where it wanted, no plan, no system. The black and pink flower card was my first effort.

The squiggles are done with a Sakura Gelly Glaze pen on a piece of vellum, it's attached to the card with silver and black brads - they don't show up very well - look more like dark blotches of ink - but honestly they're brads! The black flower is by Angel Kisses, the others are from a mixed bag of Prima flowers. Ribbon from my stash.


I'm quite chuffed with this one, it looks less ham-fisted, I think! Very simple frame drawn on a scrap of card with Sakura pen as before, then a few extra squiggles added. I even wrote the greeting on this one, somehow it doesn't look too bad on a "relaxed" sort of card. The white card is then just mounted on a piece of dark red paper.

The tree is more Fake Chipboard - I think the paper is a Doodlebug one - I cut strips and stuck them on some card from an old cereal box then cut the slightly curvy tree shape with a craft knife. You get a LOT of little trees from a small strip of card - great for this time of year. I edged the tree with a dark green chalk ink pad before sticking it on the card and adding a star sequin and little red gem.

I've got one other card, but I hate it and am going to try and tart it up a bit before I show anyone!

18 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

Hi Kathy,
I love them both.. I love the funky black flower one, Your doodling is amazing.. don't know what your talking about not being artistic... and the christmas one is soooo cute.. Both are Brilliant
TTFN Gillian :o)

Anonymous said...

Kathy - I love both of these cards. So different in your approach to each but so, so effective. Gillian is right, your doodling is great, you had absolutely nothing to worry about (not like some of us - eeekk!)

Lythan said...

oooh I was going to be an educational psychologist! They really are brilliant cards kathy

Kel said...

You know I love these cards hun, especially the tree one. I wasn't brave enough to really let go and doodle like mad, but perhaps I'll give it a go...

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy yes it is some papers from my SA kit , this months and i cannot remember the flower one,. I must admit i dont always ues mine i put it away then forget lol !!!!

Andrea xx

Rhi said...

I love your freestyle doodling on the b+w card, you can just tell you were relaxed and going for it. And the Christmas card is ace, so stylish!

Jo said...

Fantastic cards! The black and pink one is brill, I love all the doodling and the doodling around the stripy tree is soooo cool, you definitely are artistic :)

Jo xx

BondGirl said...

I love them. The first one looks fab in black, white and pink, and the doodles are cute. My fav is the christmas one. Looks amazing!!

Debbie said...

I love both your cards Kathy -they are both really striking.

And haven't you been busy - loads more Xmas cards - all fab and I love the anniversary card and Daniel's card as well :-)

Debbie
xxxx

Lynda said...

Kathy I love your christmas tree doodling card.

Paula said...

Both of them are really lovely, can't possibly choose between them.
Strange isn't it that you can doodle away merrily on anything that isn't craft related i.e someones envelope full of documents..hehe but ask us to draw on a bit of card & we suddenly lose all idea of how to even hold the pen!!!!

Saffa said...

OOh Im a bit late it seems!

Great cards Kathy as usual lovely stuff! Both are fab but like the others my fav is the tree!

So true what Paula says about doodling! Im fine when not concentraing but otherwise it is so hard!

xxSaffa

Paula said...

Great cards Kathy - the black and white one is definitely doodled LOL

Maisymary's Findings said...

Wow ! Love the black & pink + white combo ! Both cards are fab !

Maisymary's Findings said...

Both cards are just fab ! love the colours on them ! cool !

Kathy Pitt said...

LOVING your doodling :) I love that christmas tree card .... it is so effective! I wish i could doodle like you, so far it is just dots and lines for me lol

you getting cold weather yet? send some my way :)

Anonymous said...

Your cards came out beautifully. I'll have to try this challenge tonight.

Anonymous said...

These are both fantatsic Kathy as always. I Love them both