Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Peek in my Sketchbook: Link-up #14 and a Small Giveaway

This week, I completed a page that I started a while ago.  This page was inspired by the Journal 52 week 4 prompt: Full Moon.  I searched for images online and found one I liked.  Then I created this page inspired by that image.  I used my new gel pens to color the final product.  I think it turned out well.
Now for the giveaway!  Just a little giveaway....

I will choose three random names from everyone who joins in the link-up to receive one of my doodle ATCs.  You have two weeks to share a link to your art journal page to be entered in the giveaway.  Here's the link-up.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Peek in my Art Journal Returns!

This weekly feature has been gone for a while now.  I was starting to feel disappointed that week after week no one joined the link-up, but I have decided to continue sharing my work and progress.  I am not including the link-up this week, but it will return next week, with a small giveaway included.  

For now here is a page that I created this week.  I had colored a coloring sheet from Dover Publications a long time ago and always wanted to do something more to it.  So this week, I cut the coloring page into strips and wove them together in my journal.  I love the effect.
See you next week when I will ask to see what you have been creating and present a small giveaway.  Be creative every day!

Wordless Wednesday WIP: Lace Armlets

Friday, June 17, 2016

FO: Earbud Cozy

Pattern:  Easy Listening Earbud Covers
Yarn:  Rainbow-colored thread
Hook:  1.65mm steel hook (#7)

My husband and I recently bought new earbuds.  We both bought the same earbuds, same color, same style.  The thing is I get weird about putting other people's earbuds in my ears, so I needed to find a way to differentiate mine from his.  This pattern helped solve my little problem, and it couldn't have been easier!
To make my earbuds even more user friendly, I added green thread to the rainbow on the left earbud and purple thread to the rainbow on the right earbud.  I love them!
 Have you ever made an earbud cozy?  What do you think?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tips and Tricks: How to Make Doodle ATCs

Here's another installment of Tips and Tricks Tuesday.  I'd like to make this a regular feature on the blog some day.  Today I am going to show you how I made a series of 10 doodle ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards.

Step 1
Grab a sheet of white cardstock and randomly color it with markers.  I used my Chartpak Ad Markers, but any markers will work.
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Step 2
Start doodling with a pen color that will show over all the colors.  I used a black pen and some tangles from the Tangle Patterns website.  Cover the whole sheet of cardstock with the doodles.
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Step 3
Measure and cut the cardstock into 10 rectangles that measure 2.5" by 3.5". 

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Step 4
Protect the doodles with Mod Podge or a varnish and add artist information to the back of the ATCs.

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Voila.  You now have 10 beautiful doodle ATCs to share with friends or strangers.

 Do you make ATCs?  Do you doodle?
Have you ever made anything like this project?