Friday, June 20, 2014

Do You Doodle Do?

I've never been very confident at doodling on my cards etc - I do give it a try from time to time but am never particularly happy about the results.
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........


Kaz said...

Love them Kathy! You CAN doodle you know! xxx

Angelnorth said...

Fabulous doodling! The dandelion head is very impressive and I love the wiggly stems and spiky explosions of the Gelato ones - great job!

Karen Gist said...

This is gorgeous doodling CAN do it like Kaz says!!!!! One approach is not to think too much about it but just do it. Looking forward to seeing some more doodling now if this is what you achieve xxx

Kate said...

Love these especially the dandelion.