A Doodling Secret

Hi friends, popping in this morning to change up the scenery.  This card was inspired by last week's SCS Mix-Ability challenge to use your non-dominant hand to doodle.  So here's my secret:  I'm not even comfortable doodling with my dominant hand, let alone my non-dominant one.  I have always illustrated with a mouse, so a pen feels really intimidating to me.  So I keep it sketchy when I doodle. Lots of sketchy lines that don't have to be straight.




My flower is sketched on copy paper.  I drew some rough squiggles for the insides of the flowers with my left hand, then used my right hand for the outer shape of the petals and leaves.  I colored with watercolor pencils, then once that was dry, I scraped some distress paint daubers over the leaves in orange and yellow colors to give a color gradation.  I then did more squiggles with my left hand using a white gel pen inside the flower and leaf doodles.  Added some dots to the flower center with a stylus and some of the orange distress paint, then cut the flower out and adhered with matte medium to a tag that was an ink catcher from an art journaling page I've been working on.


The colors were so bright, I decided to keep the card itself with a white card base, scored down the vertical side twice and a simple black sentiment from Be Blessed.  I finished off with a doodled frame around the tag, using my left hand again, and then added some linen thread to accent the tag.

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Stamps: Be Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white card stock, white copy paper, tag
Ink: Copic Multiliner & Pitt pens, white gel pen, black, ripe persimmon, mowed lawn and squeezed lemonade distress paint daubers, gesso, dylusions sprays
Accessories: linen thread, scor-pal, water brush   

13 comments

  1. Well sweetie your doodles look wonderful and made a BEAUTIFUL card. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  2. Those colours are gorgeous and pop right off the page against the white. Your doodling is fabulous too. Amazing job all round :)

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  3. Well, it's gorgeous!! Me I can't even doodle :)

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  4. It looks just lovely! The sketchy style is so much fun.

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  5. Love it. Great job with the squiggles and doodles. Love that flower.

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  6. Your card is awesome! Love how you doodled and the effect of the distress paint and gel pen. I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Beautiful card! Your doodles are wonderful and I just love the bright colors against the white!

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  8. so beautiful, Julee! I couldn't draw that well with either hands or a mouse! The colours and those long twine tails are perfect for this card :) ox

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  9. So pretty - love the flower.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  10. Such a beautiful card, I particularly love the colour combo. I would never have thought the flower is a doodle, that could as well have been a stamp it's so gorgeous!!

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  11. Gorgeous card, Julee! Love the flower and fun distress paints!

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  12. Great card! I love how bright and happy it is!

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