So when I read what Gez was asking us to do for the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week I did have a little wobble hehe
First task was a bit of hunting around the Pinterest boards for a bit of inspiration and advice. The thing is, actually taking a pen to your project isn't the same as doodling around your shopping list or a phone number on the pad, is it? You've probably put a bit of effort into making something which you are now about to ruin by scribbling on it! Mucho Pressure!
I thought it would be better to approach from the other direction and do the doodling before I made the rest of the card - easier to bin the worst efforts that way ;). I suppose it took the "I'm going to mess this up" pressure off - but having got myself a couple of doodles to use, I hadn't a clue what to do with them now. You just can't win sometimes. I made a couple of cards, both took a few goes at the combining the doodling with the backgrounds so the bin is pretty full. hey ho
Having had a couple of "dry runs" with just the doodled image on plain white card, I thought a bit of colour might work better. I've used Distress Inks to create the background for the doodle and also on the card blank. Which is a sort of freehand doodling with an inking tool, isn't it.....
For this one I used Gelatos for the coloured bits. The flowers are just blobs of Gelatos, moved around in a circle with a baby-wipe covered finger. Once dry I added the scribbled petals and stems
Other stash used:
Coredinations Teal card, EK Success border punch
Pink Panel cut from a paper from a new Funky Hand collection "Wash It Al Away" released this weekend. I cut the strip, then used a Spellbinders die at either end (slot the strip through the die so it only cuts at one end, then repeat at the other)
The faux card candy is made with a tiny circle punch (Xcut) shaped with an embossing tool
Finished off with a double bow made with aqua satin ribbon
I nearly did some more doodling arund the edges of these - but I thought I'd quite while I was ahead.
Hope you'll visit the DCM BLOG and will feel inspired to join in with us this time
Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think - I can take it........