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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge Week 4 - Doodles





Doodling is something I haven't done for years, not since I was at school doodling on the front of text books or folders.  I know it is very popular at the moment so have been thinking of trying it on my cards.  For this week's challenge I decided to do the February page of the calendar.  I sat down to watch TV and started doodling, I had red, white and black in mind and hearts came to mind for February. 

I did enjoy sitting relaxing and just "doodling" but didn't like the doodle with a white background, it was a little too bright for me.  I masked the doodle and coloured the background with Ranger distress ink in tattered rose, still didn't like it so spritzed with perfect pearls and also some bleach and added a few kisses.

 I used red and black pro-markers to colour the doodle and a pencil to add a smudgy effect round the calendar.


Just like to say thank you to all who have left comments when taking a look at my calendar pages.  I have only entered two challenges previously and am thoroughly enjoying the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge and picking up tips and techniques along the way.
 

13 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

Great minds think alike Sylv, I had thought of February and hearts for 'doodling'this wks challenge, but after seeing yours had to go back to the old drawing board and love your take it just leaps off the page at you - well done (and can't believe that you have entered only 2 challenges before but doesn't it get addictive he he ) x

Elaine said...

This is great - love your black, white and red doodling and great choice for February!!

Sylv said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, I agree it does get addictive I am now looking for other blog challenges I can enter and spending more time in my craft room!

Maggie said...

Lovely doodled page love the heart and colours for February.....wish my doodleing was this good!

paulaexuk said...

Great doodling, very effective with the red included.

Julia S-W said...

Clearly you don't doodle anymore than I do!! I really like how your page has turned out though and I must agree with you that it is quite good fun when you get going. Love the colours you've chosen, they're perfect.
Juliaxx

Julia S-W said...

Thought it was time you had some followers so I'm your first! Hope you don't mind me saying but you may like to switch to having your comments on 'blogger approval' rather than the word verification thing. It means you are still in control of what goes on your blog but it's easier for people to view your work. Some challenge blogs won't even look at your work if you have the word thingy. Someone helped me with this when I first started so hope really hope you're not offended.
Have a great weekend,
Juliaxx

Sylv said...

Hi Julia, thanks for being my first follower and the advice I will switch to blogger approval asap. I am looking forward to finding some more challenges to enter, just hope I can find the time to fit everything in. Thanks again.

Craftyfield said...

Wow... dual colours doodles ! The red and black scheme has great impact.

coco said...

Great and beautiful doodles ! Love the colors too !! Bravo !

LindaS said...

Gorgeous doolings. I really like the heart, it's wonderful.

The Craft Barn said...

Fantastic !! Love your doodling
thanks for playing with us at the Barn
Izzy

ionabunny said...

Hi Sylv, just having a look back through everybodys entries and this caught my eye. Don't know why I didn't comment earlier but this is fantastic. Love the colours and the patterns. I didn't think of multi-colour doodles. Very well done