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.

Enabler's List
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   


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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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

  9. So pretty - love the flower.
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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!!

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

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


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