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June Challenge: Doodling!

June Challenge

Hi All!

Quick announcement… Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog releases this afternoon. Be sure to come back for my post about what I’m ordering and what’s on my wishlist. Exciting!! 🙂

The challenge for June is something you may have never attempted: doodling. Have you ever doodled on a piece of paper while you’re talking on the phone? Try it on your cards! It’s a fun look that is uniquely yours. You can draw your entire card by hand or just add some hand-drawn details to a stamped image.

The last day to submit your entry is Friday, June 30th, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Saturday, July 1st.

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The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Your entry must include a hand-drawn element.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

I decided to Zentangle (I think it’s a verb?) for today’s card. I first did it on this post, and I’ve incorporated a few borders on various cards since then. There are so many videos and Web sites you can go to for Zentangle ideas – I encourage you to try it out! All you need are some pens and paper (any cardstock will do!).

June Challenge

I used Copic markers to add even more dimension to my drawing. Here is a close-up of the shadowing I colored behind the ropes:

June Challenge

I always debate about adding “more” to every card I make. For example, I thought about adding black and clear sequins or maybe some black paint splatters. But, I usually subscribe to the “less is more” and try to refrain. If you like it, leave it. 🙂

Enjoy the video. I look forward to seeing your cards!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Rope width ~3/4 inch ~1.9 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Copic sketch markers used: blue rope (B05, B02, B000); green rope (G09, G14, G12); shadow (C4, C2)

Micron Pens
Micron Pens
AZN|BSY
Simon Says Stamp Striped Greetings
SSS Striped Greetings
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
BLSY|EH
Hero Hues Black
Hero Hues Black
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
T-Square Rules
T-Square Ruler
MISTI
MISTI
EH|S.COM
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

2017 June Challenge Entries
June Challenge Launch
June Challenge Launch
Zentangle!
Zentangle Scottie
Zentangle Scottie
This element is being added to a scrapbook page of pics of my pup. So I guess you could call it an embellishment. lol I used a CTMH (retired) Scottie dog stamp and filled it in with various designs.
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Zentangle trees and grass and I colored with copics. This was so fun and theraputic.
June Doodle.jpg
June Doodle.jpg
This is why I buy stamps.
Zentangle balloons
Zentangle balloons
I CASed a design by Darlene but used Zentangle versus coloring. This was scary at first but rather enjoyable. Not perfect but a start to Zentangle.
Little Lulu and Tubby Doodle Card
Little Lulu and Tubby Doodle Card
From childhood, I did doodles of Little Lulu and Tubby. But I never coloured in my doodles until now on this card. I hope you like it and it brings back some sweet memories of bygone years. I did the doodles from memory and then looked afterwards to see the characters on Google. I was pleasantly surprised that my memory served me well for the most part.
Hope
Hope
I made this card an encouragement card for a blogger friend going through cancer. I stamped my Altnew Peony and then doodled a frame around, I didn't get it even up at the top but was still pretty pleased with how it came out as I'm not a very good doodler! This is also my first time entering the monthly challenge here.
Sympathy Card with freehand borders
Sympathy Card with freehand borders
I know this is hardly going to make the challenge, but it is a start and surprisingly I enjoyed it. I did the borders by hand as well as the birds. I may try again and hopefully I'll add a bit more doodling next time. This was a case from Pinterest.
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IMG_3181.JPG
This was a technique I saw Darlene do. The frame is drawn around the stamped image.
doodle flowers
doodle flowers
using white posca paint pen, copics, and black marker
You make me smile
You make me smile
This is the most simple doodle I know..and it always makes me happy.
Monkey Around
Monkey Around
My doodling was done to give my little monkey on this hidden reveal card a place to hang from. The stamp set (CTMH) has a straight vine, that I used on the side, but I wanted him to have a loopy playful vine to fit into the circle of the reveal piece.
Talavera style tiles
Talavera style tiles
The Postman's Knock blog had a great tutorial on how to create hand drawn "tiles". I love the Mexican talavera style - they have so much color. This design came from an actual tile I saw in Tucson last week. Hand drawn tiles, Gansai Tambi watercolor. Thanks die by Lawn Fawn.
Sympathy card with free hand background
Sympathy card with free hand background
I got inspiration from a stamp by MFT called balloon strings. I would have never thought of doing it by hand if it wasn't for this challenge, so thanks for the inspiration Darlene! The flowers and stems are from Tim Holtz flower garden. I adhered the purple flower directly on the CS and the orange one with dimensionals. I applied wink of stella on both of them. I sponged a bit of distress in on the stems and antique linen on the sentiment. I finished it off with a few sequins. It was until I was finishing it off that I realized the background was originally meant to be on the left! As I work for Aged Care I often need sympathy cards. Thanks for looking!
Happy Birthday banners and balloons.JPG
Happy Birthday banners and balloons.JPG
I used two sets in this card: TSOL alpha4banners, SU Party On. I took Spectrum Noir markers and attached the alpha images to connect the banner, then drew the lines for the balloons.
Sending Hugs with a flower.JPG
Sending Hugs with a flower.JPG
The flower is designed by Gina K for Unity Stamp Co, called Another Name for Love. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs set, Vine and Butterfly. I love this sentiment as it can be used for many cards. I added the doodle border along with stitching. The flower is colored with Primacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol.
zentangle
zentangle
Zentangle cards. Acrylic paints added with baby wipes for background colors. Then used a Black marker to draw random lines. Filled in sections one at a time using the marker and white gel pen with various doodle designs. It's really pretty easy if you do one section at a time.
Winged Beauties
Winged Beauties
Inspired by Darlene's video on Nuvo Mousse and Stencils. My doodling is hard to see in the picture but I tried to do what Darlene did bordering the light gray cardstock.
Circle doodle background
Circle doodle background
I got inspiration from a card in Darlene's gallery which uses a SSS circle doodle background stamp. It was a lot of work but hopefully worth it! I colored the circles with copics and the sentiment was cut with my scanNcut2 machine. Finished off by adding crystal effects on the centers of the circles. Thanks for looking!
Sunflowers, Vines & Critters
Sunflowers, Vines & Critters
A doodle with a black Pigma Micron pen; Colored with Faber Castell Pit Artist Pens; Highlighted with a white gel pen; Sentiment from "Happy Summer" stamp set by Lawn Fawn.
Doodle Card by Chris Locke
Doodle Card by Chris Locke
Zentangle meets Pointilism
Zentangle meets Pointilism
Acrylic paints dotted using embossing stylus.
Doodle Card by Chris Locke
Doodle Card by Chris Locke
ladybug doodle
ladybug doodle
I saw something similar on pinterest. Black marker, then copics to just sketch in color lightly.
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image.jpg
I tried my hand at doodling some flowers. It was fun!
Zentagle Coffee Cups
Zentagle Coffee Cups
First attempt at Zentagle, need lots more practice!

Comments

  1. wrote on June 1st, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Connie

    This is really going to be a challenge! I’ve decided on what I’m going to do and it isn’t zentangle. But if it doesn’t work out as I want, I may fall back on zentangle. Your zentangle card today looks perfect enough to be stamped rather than drawn. Quite an achievement!

  2. wrote on June 2nd, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Andrea

    Love your doodled card, Darlene! Pie slices, though? My thought (before you even brought up food) was snow cones! Maybe because summer weather is really coming in here in Texas (as I’m sure you’re aware) LOL. Anyway, love the look you got with the coloring. Nice CAS design, too. 🙂 ~ Andrea

  3. wrote on June 4th, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    stampinspicer

    Wow I really enjoyed that. Thank you!!

  4. wrote on June 9th, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    You would think I would be good at doodling and zentangle but I’m not even though I can doodle. I just never like how mine comes out. I will try something though. I took 4 years of art in high school and still I’m no good at doodling and zentangle. Go figure huh? I can’t wait to try something though.

  5. wrote on June 10th, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Brenda L.

    What a very cool card Darlene!! I love your zen tangle design and the way you colored it. I will have to give this a try sometime in the near future. I doodle once in a blue moon on a card, but not often as I’m not very good at it! lol Hugs, Brenda

  6. wrote on June 30th, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    thecardsmith

    It took me down to the wire to submit, trying to combine Pointillism with my zentangle. I now see how Seurrat took 2 years to complete his most famous painting, lol.

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