Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A Little Extra Doodling..


Hi all, this week's little extra is the first of our little mid week tutorials...

It's Jo here this week to inspire you to add a little penwork to your card;

'One of the quickest, easiest and best of all, cheapest(!) ways to add your own personal touch to a card is to add a doodled border. I love doodling, I am far from being an artist but the most wonderful thing about doodling is that it doesn't have to be perfect, infact, randomness is good :).

This week, I would love your little extra card to be a little doodled border on your card, be it dots, stripes or little faux stitches.'

Black and white pens are two of my craft essentials, I find that a white gel pen is pretty handy to have but don't really use a particular black pen, you could even use a felt tip....

(click on the piccies for a close up view...)





or you could add a striped border for a quick and simple addition to your card; add the border and then trim the shape. This means that the finished shape is nice and neat, inking the edges helps to define the shape too....





but you can of course print or doodle straight on to your card and fill in the gaps with a white pen....



or make a 'faux' stitched border - use a pricking tool to add holes and then join them with a fine black pen....




Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create :).


46 comments:

Andrea, said...

Great tutorial, I love doodling borders. My card is on my blog.

My card

Flossie's Follies said...

What fun, your cards are fantastic, thanks for the tutorial.

Savitri said...

This is awesome. Thanks for the tut!

ink'n'rubba said...

thanks for all the tips, I'll have to try some of them. My doodling card is on my blog at
http://inknrubba.blogspot.com/2008/02/little-extra-doodling.html

JACKIE M said...

My card is on my blog =0)

Thanks for the tips.

Creative Treasures said...

Lovely card Jo, i love the doodling on the flower stem :)

my card is on my blog.

Tracy
x

scrappa jack said...

Great tutorial. Will give it a go.

jen said...

Wheeeeeeeeee! Jo, I LOVE your touches of black doodling. I have been so tempted to copy them, but felt it would somehow be wrong..and now...now you have told us to do it!

Yay o yay! Can't wait to try it...when I have a spare minute.

Lovely, lovely tutorial, thanks!

Jennifer said...

Hmmm, just checking something...

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Loved this little extra and i'm on time(shock)thanks for the great tutorial. Stunning doodling!

My first attempt in Doodling can be found on my blog....

http://paperbabe.blogspot.com/

Thanks for inspiring!

Keryn Campbell said...

I've had a go. See my card on my blog.

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

Great tips... thanks so much!!

Lydia said...

I needed a quick and easy party acceptance...this was ideal...thanks x
It's now on my blog ^.^

Lythan said...

Jo you are just the queen of doodling. See my homage on my blog!

Julie said...

Great tutorial

Here's my card http://scrapping-away.blogspot.com/2008/02/dcm-little-extra-doodling.html

Adriann said...

Great tutorial! TFS!!
I will have to try it.

Rachel said...

wow fantastic tutorial - must have a go when a little better, am poorly sick atm boohoo xx

Susan (Sue H) said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Jo, it really fabby and I love the cards you've made as samples.

Here's my doodled card

Monty's Mum said...

I have done a ickle bit of doodling but I will try and do more! You can see my card on my blog.
http://montysmumscraftretreat.blogspot.com/

manicstamper said...

Absolutely fantastic tutorial. Loved doing a card for this one.
Mine is at.....
http://manicstamper.blogspot.com

Juliet said...

Fantastic idea and brilliant tutorial! I loved doing this card - it's on my blog.

http://julietspaperpalace.blogspot.com

stamp and scrape said...

Thanks for the awesome, and very inspiring tutorial. My doodling is quite discreet, but there, nevertheless.
Ros
http://stampandscrape.blogspot.com/2008/02/adore.html

Susie Blackwell said...

Here's mine..........


http://whiteribboncards.blogspot.com/2008/02/caardvarks-lovefest.html

Susie xx

Deb said...

Love the tutorial, great idea!

here is mine

http://countrylovincardmaker.blogspot.com/2008/02/dcm-doodles.html

Beth! said...

Great tutorial - thankyou! Mines on my blog xx

tamdoll said...

What fantastic ideas! I just found this blog a few days ago and adore everything I see. Thank you!

Rosanne said...

Great doodling tips!

My card is on my blog, check it out!

http://rosannes-blog.blogspot.com/

Pixiedust said...

This was fun!

My card is here http://craftypixiedust.blogspot.com/2008/02/daring-cardmarker-doodles.html

Penny said...

Great tips Jo! This really took me away from my usual style but I found I LOVED it! Great fun!

Mine is on my blog if you'd like to take a look :)

Penny x

Anne said...

Great tutorial, thank you! Just had to try it, and my card's up on my blog now.

http://annescreativeside.blogspot.com

Gina said...

What a fun extra dare!
Great tutorial too!
My card is on my blog..

http://gingerbread.typepad.com

Thanks for looking :O)

Crafty_Kitten said...

WOW what a fantastic tutorial. Thanks so much for the great ideas. I can't wait to have a go, it looks so good.

Jennifer said...

Really loved this! Here's mine:

Styles Ink

done by den said...

Wow what a fab challenge & great inspiration,,,,here is mine;
http://densbloggers.blogspot.com/2008/02/daring-cardmakers-challenge-doodles.html

Leo said...

I've played too!
Love your scallop technique Jo so I copied that one.
xx Leo

Kate Tobeck said...

Brilliant ideas! You guys are full of inspiration!

Jozza said...

I love your doodling so thanks for the tips. My card is done now and is here http://jozzasblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/unisex-baby-card.html
xxx

Juliet said...

Did some more cards - I loved this dare and tutorial soooo much. Thanks DT xx

They are on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Both my red and white card and doodle cards are posted. They were exciting challenges.

Beth
www.blossomcottage.typepad.com

Monika said...

wow great cards and thanks for the tutorial. I will try it on my next card. Unfortunalely, I can't never make the mid weeks little extras.. will try to catch up with them;)

Louly said...

I loved this challenge, thanks Jo for the tips and inspiration. Mine's here... http://craftsbylouly.blogspot.com/

Lainie said...

Thanku very much for sharing these tips with us. I think I need to stock up on black pens!

Grooveycrafts said...

this is just great, I will definately try using it again

http://myartyboudior.blogspot.com/2008/02/dcm-doodle.html

CraftyC said...

Have just added my card to my blog! http://clairebsd.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the challenge, would never have thought to do this style before!
Clairexx

Tara said...

I am glad I am not the only one who likes to doodle on cards once in a while. And that there are more than 2 people who don't mind doing. The support is nice.

ginny said...

Great tute! I had actually seen the first one on doodling on pp which got me all inspired for my card a day challenge

http://my5bratz.blogspot.com/