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When a Doodle is as Good as a Stamp

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I went to a friend’s house a few days ago to craft some cards together. Although I have fun crafting together, I find that I never get much done because I’m so busy chatting. However, I did get a card completed and I had fun with Kim and Linda.

I have been thinking about buying a stamp that features birch trees. There have even been a few birch tree stamps in various shopping baskets of mine online but, I just kept balking at the cost. So the other night I decided to see if I could doodle some instead. And the result was really pleasing. Plus I saved myself at least $10!

Stacy Yacula Studio stampsI doodled the trees and the banner as well as the presents, grass and dandelions. The adorable animal stamps are from A Sweet Summer set by Stacey Yacula Studio. You can find them here at Purple Onion Designs And all but the shading under the black on the birch tree bark, was colored with colored pencils and blended with baby oil.

Next time I would stamp the birds first and then draw the wire under them. It was hard to see because, they are red rubber and not clear acrylic stamps. But hopefully my niece won’t notice that the bird is not quite on the wire.

Happy Stamping Doodling,

Mo

 

 

Magical Birthday Wishes

I have been having fun with my new Critters Ever After stamp set from Lawn Fawn. The little magical animals featured in the set are so cute! This first card features a Unicorn on a pathway of sparkly stars. (My 15 yr old daughter Sam went gaga over it, so I must be doing something right) The sparkles are all thanks to various colors of Stickles gels. I put an extra coat of Glossy Accents over the Stickles once it’s dry. That prevents the any loose glitter from falling off.

Unicorn on Star path

 

This next card features a Dragon,a Griffon and a Castle! Perfect for a Potterphile like me. I have a Har Repotter stamp from Bugaboo Digital stamps that I may try to pair with these images down the road. But for now I just featured them in front of a forest of hand scribbled Pine trees with a sky full of doodled balloons. I doodled a cobblestone path too but, when it was done I realized that it needed to be larger in the foreground to create the proper depth perception.  And when I enlarged it you could see where I added on to it on either side. Luckily the recipient of this card will likely be age 10 or under and that age group tends to be “big picture” types who will overlook my artist shortcomings. 😉

Castle Party

 

This last card features a pair of star crossed lovers. Although they are both cold blooded and both are mythical, I wonder how they would really fare in a relationship. (Care for frog legs, anyone?)But love conquers all they say.

Dragon Loves Frog

 

I was on a doodling kick last night and so I added in some grass and hand drawn flowers to my scene. It has been quite a long time since I have added my own elements like that. I tried to use a card making technique that I hadn’t used in a long time so that I could enter one of these cards into the Lawnscaping Challenge: Dust Em Off

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Happy Stamping,

Mo

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