Well, actually, these days every day is ‘doodle time’! But, this week’s CAS challenge at The Outlawz, is ‘Doodle Time’. We want to see any kind of doodling on your card or project – it can be a simple border or corners, or you can use Zentangle, or Zentangle-inspired ideas. The DT have come up with some wonderful projects that are sure to inspire! I’m also entering this in the monthly Doodle Pantry Challenge.
For my card, I combined a couple of digital images from Doodle Pantry. The frog is from Hoppy Frogs and the snow globe is from SnowGlobe Gala. There are several variations of snowglobes in this set. I chose a base with little detail, so I could do my doodling in it.
I placed the adorable frog in my snowglobe then printed it. I used a very fine (.01) black pen to draw the River and Stream pattern (I think this is what it’s called) along with some extra patterning in areas of the globe that were pre-designed. I also added the grass underneath the frog, along with a Copic background with some added dots. Once my image was coloured (Copics) and doodled, I fussy cut it out, traced around the edges with a black marker. I used my scoreboard to create a subtle border on my card base then I placed this iridescent ‘ribbon’ sheet as my first layer. I popped up the image, added the metal ‘dots’ and my sentiment.
Hoppy Frogs and SnowGlobe Gala from Doodle Pantry; sentiment from MelJens Designs
Although this is not CAS, I wanted to share something else I have been working on. I am completely addicted to Zentangle-Inspired Art (ZIA) and found a fantastic page on Facebook (Ornation Creation). Ben Kwok has designed a bunch of templates, including this one called ‘Mandarin Duck’. He creates the templates with a bunch of lines (strings) where you can add whatever detail you like. I have done a number of these and absolutely love working on them. The detail you can accomplish with black markers and a pencil, is quite astonishing.
Mandarin Duck template created by Ben Kwok, Ornation Creation
I hope you’ll join us in our challenge this week.
Sending iridescent dolphin hugs to wherever you may be . . . .