I’ve Discovered Doodling and I’m in Love! JAI #7

We had a bit of a foiled camping weekend that ended up with Laurenz and I spending nearly 4 delightful hours at the Swan Emergency Dept. having a “laceration to his head” cleaned and glued! I got to say a big “I TOLD YOU SO” as I had indeed told him not to run into the Jayco until it was fully erected BUT NO apparently he knew better than me and scraped his noggin on an exposed bracket! Poor wee soul!

So the Card Making Magazine I had planned to sit by Lake Leschnaultia with, was read at home with a glass of vino instead!

Anywho what does all this have to do with my Just Add Ink Project for Colour Challenge #7? As I devoured my magazine (I don’t splurge on these very often at $9.95 a bundle), I couldn’t get past a gorgeous layout with a group of cards featuring doodling as accents – and I JUST HAD TO TRY IT!

 So I pulled out all the necessary colours for this weeks colour challenge at one of my favourite Challenge Blogs- Just Add Ink and grabbed my Happy Moments sale-a-bration FREE stampset, and got to colouring with my Stampin’ Pastels and Blender Pens. 

Then I grabbed my Stampin’ Write marker in Basic Black and got to doodling! First I doodled frames around my stamped images, then coloured in bits and pieces and added rows of dots here and there with my basic black stampin’ write marker and white gel pen. 


Then I punched a few Whisper White hearts with my Full Heart Punch and had a few failed attempts at creating some doodled accents – before I came up with the final ones shown here…

I had seen another article about cutting out your images freehand instead of nice neat squares or rectangles so I had a go at that too and I think it resulted in quite a quirky look…

Everything you see on these cards except for stamped present and bouquet from Happy Moments has been doodles, coloured by hand and cut out – including the little flower accents and all borders and frames.

Why not have a go at this technique yourself the next time you sit down to create? And while you are at it, stop over at Just Add Ink and have a look at the other gorgeous subsmissions – so much talent – so little time to create!!!

Have Fun!

Jan x

Happy Moments – Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge #6

Gotta play along with the fantastic sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink This Week

I created this card for my beloved boss Joan, who had her 64th Birthday last Friday:

I grabbed the fab idea of white embossing the gifts from over at Sarah Klass’s wonderful blog and coloured them in a little with my Stampin’ Pastels and Blenda Pens Using Blush Blossom and Mellow Moss.  The card I have used is Kraft as a base, then Blush Blossom followed by Kiwi Kiss DSP from the Raspberry Tart Collection – Blends beautifully doesn’t it?  I’ve added another easy tie bow with buttons (thanks to the tute over at JAI – see my previous post for link).

My Pressies are stamped on Blush Blossom too. 

I’ve only just broken out the first ever Soft Subtle Pack so experimenting with these beautiful and soft colours is SOOOO MUCHHH   FUUUNNN!

Doesn’t my happy birthday punchy from the FREE SAB Vintage Labels set look great as the final accent?

Be sure to head on over to Just Add Ink, view the gorgeous design team creations and send some comment love eh?

Jan x

A Cupcake Happy Birthday

Hey Girls!

I’ve played along with Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 58 today for my friend’s little one’s 4th birthday..

Here is the sketch:

and Lachlan’s card:

I began with Brilliant Blue Cardstock, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.  I punched scallop circles in each colour and created a base for my three cupcakes, stacking them up on dimensionals.  My cupcakes are from Party Hearty – stamped in Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point.  The four candles are stamped in Only Orange.  Each cupcake is cut out and popped up on even more dimensionals for some serious height!

My ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta (so versatile!), and I’ve trimmed my bow with a clear button tied on with Hemp twine.  Try out this tutorial over at Just Add Ink for this cute easy bow with button

My really sweet Happy Birthday sentiment is from the FREE sale-a-bration set Happy Moments and I have punched it out with my word window punch and popped it onto dimensionals.

I just don’t use this stamp set enough – I love the way this card turned out – clean and simple. 

Now scoot on over to Karen’s blog and check out her gorgeous design and the other great challenge entries! click “here”

Jan x