Thursday, 12 April 2012

Doodling Journal style

I just wanted to have some inky fun last night and experimented with distress stains on two different types of card and on canvas with and without gesso.
Results -

Special stamping card

Canvas without gesso

Canvas with gesso

Manilla card
I need a birthday card for my teenage granddaughter so decided to enter the Stampotique challenge - Oodles of Doodles - as it's such a long while since I have done so and made this, using the top piece of card.


Over the inky and paint layers I added an inky frame, stamped onto tissue paper and glued on, stamped the heart border, punched some extra hearts and lots of doodling round the edges, round the frame, on the punched hearts and made the birthday tag. Hey-ho complete.


Sooo good to be getting back into the swing of things.

For those who know me, hubbie is home from hospital, having had a scan and an endoscopy. Some bits wrong like hiatus hernia, gastritis and sludgy gall bladder and he will have that out in May. So we are hoping he doesn't get the awful pain back again before he has to go in and have the gall bladder out. Here's hoping!!

Have a good evening .

hugs {brenda} xox

Other challenges to have fun with -
Smudgy Antics - Anything Goes

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40 comments:

catherine said...

Brenda these pages are fantastic. I am just starting out with my journalling and pages are sprayed ready to go. Hope mine look as good as yours. Hope hubby is ok. I know the sort of pain a gall bladder gives- had to have mine taken out years ago. Take care
x catherine

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Oh, I do like both canvases - although I think I like one without gesso just a bit more.

The card is great. I need to get me one of those punk girl stamps..... Hmm, but I'm trying to reduce. Oh well.

Hugs,
Kay

Margreet said...

Gorgeous trials, Brenda...and I was quite surprised when I saw how it turned out...what a brilliant card for your granddaughter!!
Hope everything turns well for your hubby!
xxx Margreet

1CardCreator said...

This is so cool! Love all the techniques and the card is adorable!

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE your experiments, Brenda and your card is wonderful. The canvas in particular looks really good :-)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what fabulous colours and techniques . I am sure that card will be loved !
Lisa x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your inky experiments Bremda and your card combined with your doodles is fabulous. Hope your hubby feels better soon. Tracy x

Reflective Art Studio said...

Lovely Brenda...
sarinda

Reflective Art Studio said...

Lovely Brenda
Sarinda

Gina said...

Lurve that inky goodness :D
Glad hubby is ok and hope the op goes well for him :D XXX

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is brilliant,love the canvas its just amazing Hun,love the colours,so glad your hubby,is okay hugs Cherylxxxx

Kaz said...

I adore the card you've made from the background to all the fab doodling! And the other background are lovely too.
Best wishes for your hubby.
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
Nurse Sue talking here.
If I had a 'sludgy' Gall Bladder I think I would want it out!!!!
Card-maker Sue talking now,
I envy anyone who can just let go on a substrate and finish up with a creation that can be used! I have tried many times, but because I like to be in control, it is very difficult for me to be loose with any design and trust myself, I have had few successes, but having said this I enjoyed the process very much, and I can well imagine you had great fun doing these four, plus you know that everyone can be used wonderfully on anything you want to extend it to. Your completed card is artistic and unique with a plethora of messy flair, I just love it.
Smiles:)

Karin said...

A wonderful card, very nice backgrounds too!

Netty said...

Wishing your husband well and hope the pain stays away.

An interesting selection of pieces here Brenda. I particularly like the untreated canvas. Annette x

Dora said...

These are stunning Brenda, fabulous work of arts, love the colours on your canvases and card... hope everything will be ok for your hubby... me too got hiatus hernia .. have to be careful what to eat :(

Rebekah said...

Aww Brenda so glad your hubby is home hope things get sorted for him soon. All your work is stunning just such a delight in ink all fabulous! Hugs Rebekah xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello lovely Brenda sorry to hear about your Hubby, I hope all goes OK for him, my friend had to have that op lasst year and she is fine now.
I totally love all your experimenting! everyone is fab - you've mastered this creative ink thingy now Sir Tim needs to watch his back!
The card is fabulous and I think your Granddaughter will just love it!
Take care Hugs Laurie xx

Ephemera said...

What a wonderfully created day you've had Brenda, the textures and effects on your canvases are stunning, loving the card, so suitable for a teen. Good news that Hubby is back home, hoping he feels better ASAP. xx

Kathyk said...

Poor hubby, here's hoping that the hernia and gall bladder will soon be sorted and without the dire pain recently experienced. Wish him all the best from your followers

LOVE (love, love) today's makes - ALL of them.

Happy Friday

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

Poor hubby, here's hoping that the hernia and gall bladder will soon be sorted and without the dire pain recently experienced. Wish him all the best from your followers

LOVE (love, love) today's makes - ALL of them.

Happy Friday

Kathyk

Sid said...

Fab doodly card !! Love the colours !

dutchstamptramp said...

This is stunning! I so much love your choice of colours and your doodling. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

dutchstamptramp said...

This is stunning! I so much love your choice of colours and your doodling. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Willy said...

Wonderful card and great doodling experiments! Thanks for joining us at SDC 52.

Sue said...

What a fabulous card Brenda, your grand-daughter is sure to love it. I love all of your samples, anything inks is good to me. I hope your husband feels better soon x

Sue said...

I see you have had a really good play and I like the results.........scrummy!
The card is beautiful and what a way to use a delicious backgrund....I bet she loves it:)
xx

Carla said...

it's so beautiful!

Lynn Stevens said...

Like what you did with your playtime, such a perfect card for a teenager.

So sorry to hear about your DH. hope things work out o.k
hugs Lynn

Gez said...

Wow! Gorgeous background. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

monique said...

love the inky baackground you made, awesome project really cool thanks for sharing at smudgy Antics

Lucy Edmondson said...

I am so, so sorry about Ken! I had no idea! Gall bladder pain is awful. I hope he is on the mend soon,

Lucy x

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome background techniques! I love your creation! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

I Don't Do Straight said...

FAB background! and cool image :)
Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your colors and all the different looks you've achieved.... that canvas w/o gesso is my fave. Can't wait to see what you make with all these beauties!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Some fabulous results from your playtime and great that you can use one to make this fab card for your granddaughter. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and do hope to see your artwork again

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, such a fantastic page, the background is perfect for this image.

thekathrynwheel said...

OOOh nice card, love the 'busyness' of it. Fab work :-)

Basement Stamper said...

Adore all the different backgrounds you created with the paints. Beautiful doodling on the birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Fiona said...

Fabulous detail in your card Brenda - great use of the doodling :)