Sunday, August 17, 2014


Has it been 2 weeks already?  I guess so because we are here again with another challenge for you at Crafting When We Can.  We are sponsored by A Random Fan.

 Our challenge is "Oodles of Doodles".  I am not a doodler so this was a difficult start for me.  My wonderful sister Rebecca had to help me out with ideas.

When I saw my image I thought she just had to have pink hair.  As an artist I thought she should have some expression in her clothes also.  So I colored my image up and took it to my sister.  She had this wonderful paper to go with it.

 Her idea was to doodle on the little insects.  So here is what I did.

I used a bunch of gel pens that she had and a black sharpie to doodle on the paper.  Then added some swirls on the image.  She also loaned me this wonderful die to use.  I thought I should add a bit of it to the inside as well.

I tried a new technique I am not comfortable with.  I used a Whisper Strokes marker to do a water color technique.  I put some ink on my mat and used a water brush to dilute it, then brushed it onto the background of the image.  I'm a real fan of fussy cutting my images so I don't have to do the background of it.  Then I used the marker straight on the edges of the die cut.  

The painting she is making is actually a blank canvas.  I tried to stamp the tulip using a Martha Stewart stamp but it did not work very well so I ended up just coloring it myself.  As you can see I'm not a very good artist....LOL.  

I hope you will hop over to the Crafting When We Can blog and check out all the other fabulous creations done by my wonderful DT sisters.  See you in the challenge.  You have two weeks to get it done so lets get going!
Image - Autry's Art Lesson by A Random Fan
Markers:  Copic, Whisper Strokes and Sharpie
Papers:  The Paper Studio and generic
Die: Spellbinder Marvelous Squares
 Ribbon:  Westwater Enterprises
Sentiment:  From Me created on Word
 Challenges entered:

Craft Your Passion #226 - Add some yellow
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty #190 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Summer
Word Art Wednesday #145 - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's August - Summer colors
Crafty Little Fairies August - Cute and cuddly
Mema's Crafts August - Anything goes
Work it Wednesday - Blue
Stamping Sensations August - Anything goes


Unknown said...

Your card came out great. I like the paper you used and how you doodled on the insects. DT sister Nancy

Unknown said...

The DP is really cute and I agree about the pink hair. We are always so happy when you take time to post with us.
God Bless you,
Carole, Word Art Wednesday

Céline said...

really cute, love the colors
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Jackie said...

Wow! You did a wonderful job with your doodling Robin! Your background is so fun & I LOVE how you colored that image...nice work Hun!!!

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous colourful card, sweet image and love the doodling on the patterned paper.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

brenda said...

A super creation Robin and such warm and inviting colours.

Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

*Ang* said...

Fabulous creations Robin! That's such a good idea to doodle on the backing paper, I like what you did with it. Your canvas is great, your art skills are not bad!

Hugs, Ang x

Helen said...

Just gorgeous - love the doodling.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Vickie Y said...

Adorable card! Love the bright, cheerful colors you used.

Jennifer said...

Cute card, Robin...those bright, summery colours look great!

Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

Jennifer. x

Unknown said...

Wonderfully colourful and full of fun, a great project! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

Papercrafting Princess said...

Yes she does! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Mema's Crafts. Princess – DT Member