Sunday 22 May 2016

2016 #10 Finishing Touches {By Kay Carley}

 2016 Topic 10: Doodles

Hi everyone Kay Carley here.

Tonight I'd like to share with you a post about adding doodles to your creations.

I quite often like to finish off my card designs by adding doodled lines or dots using either a black multi-liner or a white pen. One of my favourite things to do at the moment is to add a doodled frame around  any stamped words but I thought for this 'doodle post' I'd take my doodles a step further and create a jar for my flowers to stand in along with some doodled stems and tiny leaves for one of the tiny flower heads contained on EKC02.

Originally the two tiny flowers that are found on this particular stamp sheet were included so that you could stamp borders or backgrounds; use them to layer up on top of the larger flower heads or stamping them so that it looks as if they are falling from the flower heads. You can also use them to stamp on top of the grass stamp to make the grass into mini flowers which is what gave me the idea of using them this time with some doodled stems amongst the grass for this card;).

Step One: Paint a 10x21cm smooth white panel using Moonlight Fresco Finish - I personally like to use a damp sponge wedge to do this in order to give a patchy/streaky effect as I prefer this to having 'smooth colour'!! Next, using Lin Brown's PS001 stencil and Teresa Green Fresco Finish add some dots and circles over the entire panel. Thoroughly dry with a heat gun. Using a pencil draw in a jam jar. Don't worry if it is a wonky jam jar (like mine!!) as this is part of its charm!!

Step Two: Add some Teresa Green to the top and base of the panel, dry with a heat gun then using Watering Can archival ink and stamps from EKC02, stamp some grasses and the leafy sprig along the base of the panel and then stamp a couple of the leafy sprigs into the jam jar.

Work out where you want to stamp your main flower heads then using a damp baby wipe dot in Snowflake, Dolly Mix and Lavender.

Step Three: Sprinkle a small amount of Violet Storm Infusions onto the flower heads and lightly spritz with water. Dab with kitchen towel to absorb some of the water and dye. Dry with a heat gun.

Stamp the flowers into the jam jar using black archival ink using the prepared circles as a guide as to where to position your flower heads. Stamp three small flowers amongst the grass and draw in stems and tiny leaves for them using a 0.3mm black multi-liner. Then trace over the jam jar using the multi-liner.

Step Four: Colour the jam jar using Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone Distress markers. Elongate the stems in the jam jar with the black multi-liner. Paint all the tiny flowers, leaves and stems using Dolly Mix, Lavender, Zucchini and Zesty Zing Fresco Finish paints.

Dry with a heat gun then trace back over the black stamped imagery using the multi-liner.

Step Five: Trace over some of the stamped leafy sprigs using the black multi-liner in order to make them into foreground imagery.

Using the white pen add highlights to the flowers, leaves and down one side of the stems and to any other areas that you feel would benefit from having white added to it.

Step Six: Using the black and the white pens add faux-stitching along the base and top of the panel.

Paint a small white strip of snowflake at the top of the panel, dry with a heat gun, stamp the words with black archival ink, heat set then lightly paint over the letters with the Fresco paints. Heat set again before tracing back over the letters with the black pen and adding a doodled frame. To finish attach to a card base and apply some Stardust glitter glue accents for some sparkle!

Adding doodles to your creations really helps to add interest. I often use both my black and white markers to help certain elements stand out or as a way of highlighting something. Even for those of us who can't draw - just doodling wavy lines or dots around stamped sentiments or faux stitched lines around a panel is an easy way of starting to doodle! Give it a try - you'll be surprised what a difference just a little bit of simple doodling will make to the overall look of your finished item.

Thanks for stopping by :).
Kay x


So delicate and summery. the doodled details on the flowers and the white accents really makes them pop against the dabbed backgrounds. This is such a great combination of paint and pen. ~Darcy 

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Helen said...

Love the doodled additions to your flowers May.

Helen said...

Love the doodled additions to your flowers May.

Marci said...

Just lovely! I am surprised what the white and black pen add to the whole card. And I love this stamp set!

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhhh toooo gorgeous Kay!!! Lovely to see how you build up the layers!!

pennylopes54 said...

Beautifully done !

Julie Lee said...

Such a lovely project. xx

Kaz said...

Great project live the doodles to the flowers xx

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful project Kay and a really great tutorial, thank you!😊 xo

Lauren Hatwell said...

Really beautiful. Great step outs too. Lx

Kirsten said...

So pretty!

Cocofolies said...

What a beautiful card, and a great way of using the Infusions to add just a little touch of colour beneath the stamping! Very clever. Coco x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it Kay!

Etsuko said...

Lovely project and beautiful layers. xx

Ruth said...

Simply beautiful x

Kay Carley said...

Many thanks everyone for your kind comments :) xx

craftimamma said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kay! Love the way you created the flowers.

Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is incredibly clever and beautiful Kay,

Lucy x