Tuesday, March 3, 2015

MIM #203: Doodling With Stamps & V's Sweet Ideas


It is a super delicious morning here in California's Central Valley. 
Sky is blue, blossoms are everywhere, and hope fills the soul!
and... all I want to do is... craft!

Ashley has a super video on Nichole Heady's blog for MIM,
all about 'doodling'.
And so many good tips on making it the star of the show!

Had to try it, and try it, and, as they say, 3rd time's the charm!
(1st 2 look like my granddaughter did it!)

Finally got one I could post, but if it wasn't so darn nice outside, it too would
be a do-over!


The doodling isn't as easy as you think it should be. And one too many doodles is too many!
(Just sayin', be warned!)
Tried to give the wings a bit of 'flutter'.

All PTI
Butterfly from: You're a Masterpiece
Turning a New Leaf
Sentiment from: Quilted: Spring
I used the new Linen card stock, hoping for a texture with the watercolors.
Popped up the bottom butterfly.
.03 copic pen 

Ready to try it? 
Find Ashley's video here:


also entering a new blog I just found:
V's Sweet Ideas. Find it here:

31 comments:

  1. Superb! I bet the other two were pretty, also. (You had time to make three just this morning?!)

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  2. I'm super jealous of your artistic doodling ability, Nancy. I've tried three times already amd they were all horrid and promptly trashed. And I was even copying Ashley! Yours is gorgeous and original and so confident!

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  3. I have a hard time believing your first 2 tries were that bad, but your third one is absolutely enchanting! This one looks like you've been doing it forever! The colors and all the markings are just perfect Nancy...a real stunner! :0)

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  4. Nancy you have nothing to be worried about, your card is gorgeous! I agree though, making those doodle lines was harder and more stressful than I thought it would be. This is just darling and I'll bet the other two are card worthy as well. Use your MIDAS touch. ;0)

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  5. Nancy this is wonderful and a breath of spring! I love your doodling!! And the butterflies do look like they are fluttering! The sun is shining in Seattle today but brrrrrrr! It's cold!!!!!! But I love the sun so much more than the rain!!! Enjoy!

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  6. You make doodling an art form! So pretty with butterflies!

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  7. Love your butterflies with the doodles. Very pretty.

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  8. Silly me...I forgot it was Tuesday already. You must have thought my first comment was really strange! The weather has been so kooky here in Maryland (delays and snow days galore) that my sense of time is thrown off.

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  9. This card looks like one you would buy in a store. It is beautiful! I love your doodling and the lovely background that you created. Stunning card!!

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  10. Gorgeous Nancy, turned out fabulous!

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  11. Beautiful Nancy I love how you doodled the leaves and the butterflies are gorgeous what a happy card!!!

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  12. Gorgeous, Nancy! I love everything about it. :)

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  13. SUPER GORGEOUS!! Just love it!

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  14. Very pretty butterflies with all the doodling! Looks like you had lots of fun with it! Very artsy...love it!

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  15. Nancy, you are way too hard on yourself. This is artsy and gorgeous. Really-- I love it. The butterflies are amazing--love the doodles on the ends of the wings, and I can see the motion.

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  16. OMG! I will never look at Turning a New Leaf the same again! Love what you did with your doodling Nancy! Thanks for joining me with this week's Make It Monday.

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  17. Nancy, your doodling created a masterpiece. Those butterflies truly are in flight. Love this! I'm almost afraid to try it, but I'll take a look at what stamps I have that might work. Better start this early since several have made several attempts to accomplish something they'd publish. : )

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  18. OHGosh this turned out amazing! Love your doodling and colors! I can’t wait to give this a try later. I think every doodle is perfect on this card Nancy!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous Nancy! You really nailed this challenge. Love the colours and your doodling is fabulous.

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  20. All around perfection here, Nancy! Absolutely beautiful colors and dynamic doodling.

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  21. SO awesome, Nancy! No do-over, no way!

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  22. Oh Nancy, you seem to have mastered this doodling technique. Love the stamps, your coloring and the design!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the brightness of the watercolors!

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  24. Your watercolouring and doodling is superb--especially on the leaves!

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  25. Oh, this is so wonderful! Gorgeous doodle design and I love the colors!

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  26. Awesome, Nancy, and I swear those colorful butterflies are in flight. Your doodling is so perfect it looks like a Hallmark printed card. Super job! Watercoloring and doodling go well together ~ guess I should work on both.

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  27. Your doodling is wonderful! It's fun and loose and energetic!

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  28. Totally amazing Card, a real work of Art! Love it!

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  29. Oh this card is very beautiful ! Thank you for your visit on my blog and your nice comment !

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