Thursday, November 23, 2006

Doodley Doo Dare

Ive wanted to have a go at doodling for ages but as one of my mates Lynne is the doodling queen I was always a bit scared to have a go! But this weeks Daring Cardmakers Challege by Jo was the motivational kick in the right direction that I needed.

I have to admit, I tried on a piece of patterned paper and mucked it up completely (basic grey sublime, may it rest forever in its ruined state, sob). I I think I was just scared of ruining such a lovely piece of paper and forgot to relax. So I tried again in front of the telley with a plain piece and dahhdahh! Result! Its messy and not perfect but thats the point and it works! Before I chalked and coloured it for this card I scanned it into the pc to print onto the lovely patterned paper and that worked too, so if you get the fear of ruining scrummy paper thats my top tip! Plus you can muck about in photo editing programs and change the colours and stuff.


Apart from my doodled background I used...
Chalks and watercolour pencils
Big Brad from Gail, Its actually one of the spotty christmas dovecraft ones heated with a heat gun and dunked in some pearlustre Embossing powder then heated again. Hold your brad with pliers though, they get very hot!
Bloom from Sarah
Ribbon and ric rac from Carolyn

14 comments:

severine said...

Hi Rhi,
I really love that one,it is so gorgeous..
thanks for the new challenge

Lythan said...

it is soooooo fantastic

Gillian Hamilton said...

Rhi, this is gorgeous... Just love it.. You are so talented, making your own printed paper.. and 'beautiful Printed Paper' it is too... Love everything about it, colour, design, flower, ribbon - Just awesome.

Tracey said...

Rhi, absolutely love this card. What a great effect with your paisley doodles - how talented are you?

Frog said...

Rhi your card is gorgeous, i love the paisley background .

Andrea xx

Kathy said...

ohhhhhh I wish, I wish that I could draw....

I'm so in awe of this

Kel said...

I can't see any mistakes! I love this card so much. You'll have to market your printed paper ;-)

Dollydimps said...

absolutely brilliant Rhi!

Jo said...

Amazing doodles, the paisley background definitely should be marketed, I'd buy it :) You are so talented. Glad you survived the dentist and top excuse for not doing any housework :)

Jo xx

BondGirl said...

WOW WOW and WOW again, What a stunning background, will you sell it cheap to friends ;)

As usual an amazing card.

Debbie said...

I just am totally in awe of your doodling Rhi - market it!!!!! as everyone else has said. Totally fab card!!

Glad you got on OK at the dentist

Debbie
xxxx

Paula said...

I just love the colours & the paisley looks fabby...

Maisymary's Findings said...

What a talent indeed ! Loooove the colours too !

Tracey said...

WOW Rhi it's totally gorgeous. I love it
Tracey xx