Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just because... I love to Doodle !

Hello Crafters !   I hope you had a great weekend.

I've finally worked up the nerve to enter a card at Less is More.  The challenges there feature clean & simple card entries.   I've been enjoying looking at their blog where you will find beautiful & elegant card creations.    It's a popular challenge, last week had close to 200 entries. 

When I read last night that this week's (#63) challenge is to hand Doodle something on the card, I thought I need to jump in !   I love to Doodle as some of you know.     The other element of the challenge is to use a single layer, so no matting this time.    It's also suggested that you leave areas of white space and little or no bling etc.   This card features a doodle flower - one of my favourite subjects.


I hand doodled the flower onto watercolour cardstock using pigment pens and then added a little colour with Tom Bows and water.  I actually added too much water in a couple of areas.  Grrrrrrrr.  I decided to go ahead and enter this card vs starting over again as I'm running out of time this week, lots of things on my plate including getting ready for upcoming classes.   The sentiment "just because..." is from a little clear mini-stamp set from Basic Grey and was stamped with black Versafine Ink.  The package doesn't have a name or number on it. 

Well that's it for this evening.    Enjoy your week and thanks for visiting !
Shirley

34 comments:

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley I love your flower! It's so cute :) I can't see where you added too much water at all!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Shirley love love your CAS card... This is gorgeous and yet you doodled this my goodness you are awesome.... The colors are perfect and I can't see any areas with heavy water from my point of view it sure looks fabulous... LOL!
Have a great evening...

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooh, your doodled flower is so precious, I love it! And I love the colors you used, too.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, Sh!rley, what a beautifull card, and what a beautifull flower, a card doesn't need a lot, you yust have to choose the right detail, and that you did very well¡!! I really like it!!!Super!!!Yes I went to Zeist and I bought to many stamps,again!!!

Groetjes
Maria

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is fantastic Shirley, I love it. It's hard to believe that you've hand drawn this, and I can't see where you've added too much water. I spent far too much money this weekend at the show I went to, and I'm now in the process of putting all my new goodies away.

Sue x

Kathyk said...

Welcome to the challenges and your entry is simply super

Kathyk

Elaine said...

Love your flower - well done on the hand drawing!!

Jools said...

Great flower, as good as any stamp. Jools. x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Shirley this is a gret flower and a beautiful card. Love it.
Thanks for your lovely words on my blog and indeed it was an fantastic weekend on the Event in Zeist. met many people, have seen so many and such beautiful work. Really marvelous. I enjoyed this weekend very much.
My lovely greet
Marja

ALIX said...

Dear Shirley, i hope you win the challenge, just because.......

your card is beautiful!!!
gr, Alix

Mandi said...

Terrific flower, super card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Helen in the UK said...

Beautifully drawn and coloured. Very LIM :)

Chrissie said...

This looks simply super!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your gorgeous flower super doodling

Anne

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Oh my word Shirley - this flower is awesome my friend! It really puts my tatty little flowers to shame!!!!!!!!!
I'm so pleased you've dipped your toes in the water at LIM - be warned - it can become addictive!!
Have a happy week - Sylvia xx

Carole said...

Wonderful Shirley, love what you came up with.

Suze Bain said...

What a fabulous flower and beautifully coloured too. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh! It's a wonderful flower, Shirley! And beautifully colored, as always. Congratulations on a gorgeous doodle!

Shannon White said...

Just CAS & Gorgeous Shirley! 8-) Your flower is so Wonderfully colored too! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

ScrappyDoo said...

Wow, love your doodling. Thought it was a flowerstamp.

cparsons said...

I can't say enough good things about this card! I always love your work:) The shades of green and aqua are stunning together. I think you should go into stamp design!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome flower! Love the color combination too, your doodled card is perfect!
xox Anja

Ted and Helen Howard said...

Very talented indeed you are Shirley,we hope to see more and more of these doodles.As always your cards are lovely.
Hugs
Helen

paperscissorsink said...

Wonderful doodled flower!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
WOW do I ever LOVE this doodle! This is a really beautiful flower indeed! You are very very good at drawing doodles! Excellent! What great colours as well, just love them - what a great combination! What a very nice card you have made from this! Super well done!
Warm greetings from Marlene :)

Ellen said...

Holy schmoly! You doodled that! i am impressed!!!! I don't see any over water coloring, we are our own worst critics Love the colors and the whole design Shirley! Well done my friend! Mom is still here and we are still painting..GRRR! I am itching to get crafting again!
Hugs!
El

Aileen said...

Your doodled flower is just fab. Love the colours. x

Eileen said...

Hello Shirley, Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog and the kind comment you left me... I am now following your blog .... and what a treat! Super, super work..... the flower here is just fabulous. I love it. I also adore the 'fishes' beautiful work indeed.

Eileen xxxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Thanks for joining my blog :-) I had to do some searching before I found your blog, but it was worth doing it. What a lovely creations...you have a new follower :-)

greetings, Alie

Carol said...

Hey there Shirley,

What a lovely blog! Your card is fabulous. I'll be back to visit often.

Carol

Jenny Gropp said...

Shirley! This is hands down fabulous! Your flower doodle is fantastic and beautifully colored. It's not always easy to leave white space and have it look finished... But you did it for sure on this one! Excellent card!

Valerie said...

Love your flower Shirley, we obviously doodle along similar lines:)
Val x

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous color! I love the doodles.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, This is beautiful, love your doodled flower and you've used some really pretty colours, I hope you'll join in again, Gay xx