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Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #38: Doodle

It’s Saturday friends and that means it’s time for a new Open-Minded Crafting Challenge.  This challenge focuses on Doodling!  How fun is that?  Please use your imagination and doodle away. It’s all about having fun!  Put doodling in your sentiment, on your image, or in your background. Anywhere you want!

As usual our sponsors have some great prizes for our randomly chosen winners.  The Design Team will also choose their favorite entries and those cards will be showcased on the Open-Minded Crafting Blog.  The challenge will remain open until Friday, June 19th, and I can’t wait to see what your doodling looks like.

Now let’s see what those prizes are:

Crafty Sentiments PicPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

Gerda Steiner DesignsPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

Sentimental SusanPrize: 7 Images of Winners Choice

Lizzy OddballPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

For my card I chose a Gerda Doodles image called, “Dog on Scooter.”  I colored him with Copic Markers and for my doodling, used a Copic Multiliner to jazz up his scooter.  I am no zentangler, but I gave it a go and had fun.  I just love the pure joy this little pup has with the wind on his back and his destiny in front. I thought this My Favorite Things sentiment from “Right on Target” fit perfectly.  The paper is from Echo Park “Getaway” and I used a Simon Says Stamp rectangle stitched die for my background.

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Cards in Envy Challenge: Hey Dude

Happy Monday!  We are celebrating “Hey Dude” for the Cards in Envy challenge this week. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase boys, men or masculine cards.  Please make sure your card is a standard A2 size without any large lumps or bumps.

The challenge will run through Sunday, May 31st. Our design team will also be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

My card features a “Sassy Cheryl Digital Image called, Noah’s Tire Swing.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used My Mind’s Eye Hattie Papers.  I made a frame using a copic multi-liner and used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.

For the boys - Sassy-wm

I’m excited to see what your Hey Dude inspiration looks like for you!

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Crafting by Designs: ATG

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Love to Scrap: ATG

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Exploring Art Journaling 4: Day 15 & 16

Day 15 is one of my favorites…..ZENTANGLING!   I have a lot to learn with this technique, but was pleased with the outcome because I cased Christine’s page from class almost exactly.  The pages starts with the zentangle design, then colored with Inktense pencils softened with water.

4 - Day 15 - Zentangle & Inktense

Day 16 is not my favorite.  I just couldn’t fix it no matter how I tried.  The color is bad and the design isn’t better.  The technique is embossing through a stencil.    You win some and you lose some.

4 - Day 16; Embossing through stencil


Cover Plate Negative Technique



A Plus


This weeks Make it Monday was a technique using the “insides” of your cover plate dies. Laurie Wilson does a video that shows you how to get these lined up perfectly using…..of all things…..Glad Press n seal wrap.  It WORKS!!!  The first card is the is simply Neenah Solar White over some Club Scrap card stock. The Wood focal point is painted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica in Black Orchid.  The second card uses Dylusions sprays over the Simon Says Stamp “Love My Alpha” Stencil.  I hand drew the lines in the starburst using my copic 0.3 marker and the focal point A+ is also using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical’s in Bells of Ireland and backed with black paper.

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Simon Says Stamp: Back to School 

Make it Monday Challenge: Use a Cover Plate

Sentimental Sunday: Monochromatic Plus Sentiment

Catered Crop: Music Inspired – Rock and roll

Crafting By Design: Rock around the clock

Brown Sugar: Let’s get Krafty

Best Friends




Card is based on Seize the Sketch #24 using Tiddly Inks image colored with Copics on doodlebug “take note” 6 x 6 paper.  I stamped background with Friends stamp  in Hero Arts Soft Stone and hand penned a frame with Copic 0.3.  “You” sentiment is Lawn Fawn “Milo”.

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Tiddly Inks:  BFF’s

Seize the Sketch: 24



Birthday Card from April Simon Says Stamp Kit

Birthday - Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Birthday – Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

My Favorite Things Sketch 176

My Favorite Things Sketch 176

Trying to finish up my Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit before my June Card Kit comes in the mail.  April and May are sold out already, but June seem to be available at the SSS Store Normally I’m really good at getting these used every month, but with moving and the classes I’ve been taking lately, I’m a bit behind.  Today I used a really cool sketch from My Favorite Things as well as their sentiment from “Birthday Flopsey”. They do a weekly sketch with great prizes.  I also entered the sketch in Crazy 4 Challenges , Marker Pop, and Seize the Birthday other really good challenge blogs.

Exploring Art Journaling 3 – Day 30

Day 30 - Watercolor over Gesso

Day 30 – Watercolor over Gesso

The final day of class uses Watercolor over Gesso.  I used the left over Magical Mica’s from Lindy’s Stamp Gang that I mixed with Acrylic Glaze from yesterdays project.  I then use Twinkling H2O’s to make the flowers.  The journaling prompt was – What did you eat for lunch?  I had a really fun time with this class on Exploring Art Journaling 3 and will probably take another  one of Christine’s classes as they are great!

Exploring Art Journaling 3 – Day 29

Day 29 - Acrylic Glaze

Day 29 – Acrylic Glaze

Day 29 was supposed to use Luminarte’s Silk Acrylic Glazes, but not having those, I made my own glaze using Magical’s by Lindy’s Stamp Gang.  I started with a small amount of the dry magical’s mixed with Golden’s Acrylic Glazing Liquid in Satin.  While I like the glazing for the background, the places where the glaze was used more heavily in the middle of the flowers didn’t really dry well and remained sticky.  Not sure if this is because the glaze medium is not supposed to be put on so heavy – though again, I’d use it as a background because I like the glazes color with the mica from the magical’s.  The jounaling prompt was what is your dream job?  I’d have to say my current one because it allows me the freedom I need to work from home, work the hours I prefer, and have a supportive manager.  I do miss all my friends and co-workers from Wellpoint.

Exploring Art Journaling 3 – Day 28

Day 28 - Embossing Pastes & Sprays

Day 28 – Embossing Pastes & Sprays

Day 28 is using Embossing Pastes and Sprays.  I used Molding Paste with a Club Scrap Stencil from “Breathe” collection and sprayed Dylusions over that. Then I used some cut out collage pages we did earlier in the month to make my flowers collaging them on top.  I then used Multi-medium to cover the flowers and highlighted them with the Pitt Brush Pen from Faber Castell.  That’s a great technique if you haven’t tried it because you can make a pen mark and then wipe it away if you work quickly, leaving a halo surrounding the flowers.    Only two more days left, then back to some card making.  Woohoo!

Exploring Art Journaling 3 – Day 27

Day 27 - Using Your Stash

Day 27 – Using Your Stash

Day 27 is using your stash.  I pulled out some old Basic Grey Flowers and rub-on’s.  The background again uses the Dylusions Sprays with white paint over the top.  The journaling prompt is – What would you bring on a desert island?  Being the optimist, I choose to bring a genie that could grant all my wishes once I get there 🙂

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