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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

I share my art and craft adventures, products and knowledge on my blogs creativedoodlingwithjudy.blogspot.com & celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com

My favourite trend? Teaching those who think they have no artistic or creative ability to discover they have.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Alphabet Series Pattern - N

Alphabet Series Patterns
 

This post is bought to you by the Letter N.
 
I have made another card using the letter 'N' from my 3 Flower Alphabet in my book "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z".
 
I decorated the letter N with a letter N pattern which I will show the instructions for below. I used Kaszazz Card Paper for the white card, the pink and the black decoration.  Kaisercraft decorate paper  in pink was used also. I used Sakura Pigma Microns to do the drawing and Kaszazz Alcohol Markers to colour.
I left a space beside the N to add the rest of the name when I am ready to use the card.
 
To make the card cut White card paper  15 x 21 cm/5 7/8" x 8 3/8" and fold in half to form the card.
 
A.  Pink decorative paper 15 x 10.5 cm/5 7/8" x 4 1/8" is glued to the front of the White card..

B.  Black Card 15 x 6.7 cm/5 7/8" x 2 5/8" is glued on top of the Pink Decorative Paper leaving an even space top and bottom.
 
C. Pink Card 15 x 4 cm/5 7/8" x 1 5/8" is glued on top of the Black Card leaving and even distance top and bottom.
 
I placed mounting tape under the letter N and glued it to the left side of the Pink Card leaving an even distance top and bottom.
 
The Letter N Pattern used to decorate the 3 Flower N
 
STEP                    1                    2              3                          4
 
 
 
 
 
 


If you wish to purchase my book which is full of decorative alphabets, numerals, words, frames and borders that match each other or see other Items I have for sale click: HERE
 
If you live in Brisbane, Beaudesert or the Gold Coast and do not want to pay postage on this book you can purchase my book from any of the shops listed on my Classes page as they have stock on hand or can get it in for you. 
 
HAPPY DOODLING/CARD MAKING







 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Mandalas

Mandalas
 
The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony.
 
Some people draw them digitally as they want exact precision. Other people use composes, rulers etc. to get that precision by hand. The first Mandala I drew used no equipment whatsoever and I was very surprised at the outcome. It is pictured below.
The Mandala at the top of the page I drew using guide lines to get accurate portions. I used Alcholol Ink Markers to colour, and Sakura Pigma Micron Pens in sizes 01 & 05 to draw the black lines. I shaded in pencil.
 
The pattern I drew in the centre of the mandala is a variation of a pattern I saw on Pinterest. I followed the source and found it on www.tanglepatterns.com and it is called Yew Dee, and was designed by Peg Farmer a CZT. I just had 12 sections to Yew Dee instead of 4 to fit with the segments I had in my Mandala. All the other doodle patterns on the design are very simple and from my imagination.
 
If you would like to show us examples of some mandalas you have drawn please add to the Mr Linky below. We would love to see them.
 
HAPPY DOODLING
 

 
 


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Alphabet Series Pattern M

Alphabet Series Patterns
 

This post is bought to you by the Letter M.
 
I have made and other card using the letter 'M' from my 3 Flower Alphabet in my book "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z".
 
I have used the letter M Pattern to doodle this letter. The paper I used was from Kaszazz  in the Terrace Garden Range. I also darkened the lines with a Sakura Pigma Micron after colouring.  The flowers were coloured with Kaszazz Markers. I have left the space after the M blank for now. I will add the rest of the name once I decide who will be the recipient.

 To make the card cut yellow card paper  15 x 21 cm/5 7/8" x 8 3/8" and fold in half to form the card.
 
I cut 4 pieces of paper or card to go under the letter M.
 
A. Green Card 15 x 8.7 cm/5 7/8" x 3 3/8" is glued to the front of the yellow card leaving equal distance top and bottom.
 
B. Blue Patterned Paper 15 x 8cm/5 7/8" x 3" is glued on top of the green leaving an even space top and bottom.
 
C. Pink Patterned Paper 15 x 7.3cm/5 7/8" x 2 7/8" is glued on top of the Blue leaving and even distance top and bottom.
 
D. Black Card Paper 14 x 6.7cm/5 1/2" x 2 5/8" is glued in the centre of the Pink Paper leaving and even space all the way around.
 
I placed mounting tape under the letter M and glued it to the left side of the Black Card leaving an even distance top and bottom.
 
I used a punch to cut out the Butterfly and folded the wings up. I glued to Butterfly to the top right corner of the letter M.
 
 
The Letter M Pattern used to decorate the 3 Flower M
 
                       STEP 1                   2                         3
 
 

 
 
 
 
If you wish to purchase my book which is full of decorative alphabets, numerals, words, frames and borders that match each other click: HERE
 
If you live in Brisbane, Beaudesert or the Gold Coast and do not want to pay postage on this book you can purchase my book from any of the shops listed on my Classes page as they have stock on hand or can get it in for you. 
 
HAPPY DOODLING/CARD MAKING

Thursday, 29 January 2015

NATIONAL DOODLE DAY UK 2015

NATIONAL DOODLE DAY
UK 2015
 
 I have been asked by the UK charity Epilepsy Action to let you all know about their charity event and competition National Doodle Day.
 
As we are heavily involved in Doodling as a pastime and some as a business, it would be great to put our respective skills into action and help a worthy cause.
 
 
 
We are a global community that interacts with people from all nations and so as an Australian I am happy to lend my support and contribution to this Doodle Day in the UK.
 
 
To check out the details and participate just click: HERE
 
 
HAPPY DOODLING
 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Alphabet Series Pattern - L

Alphabet Series Patterns
 
 
 
 
"This post is bought to you by the letter L"
 
I have decided to make some cards using the letters from my 3 Flower Alphabet in my book "Creative Doodling with Judy A 2 Z".
 
I have used the letter L Pattern to doodle the letter L on this card. The paper I used was from Kaisercraft  in a 16.5cm or 6 1/2" Paper Pad called Twig & Berry which I bought a long time ago.   I also added some grass at the bottom with a Sakura Pigma Micron.  The flowers were coloured with Kaszazz Markers. The card works well I think because of the direction I have placed the stripes.
 
To make the card cut striped paper to cover about 1/3rd of the card lining it up against the right edge of the card with the stripes going across. I cut a matching piece of decorative paper in a square. The sides of the square are the height of the card. I cut a black piece of card to match the card itself 7mm or 1/4" smaller than the decorative square.
 
I glued the black square to the decorative square of paper and glued the Letter L ( from my 3 Flower Alphabet which I have doodled, coloured and cut a 2mm or 1/16th" border around) on top on the diagonal. 
 
I then glued the square on the edge of the striped paper on the diagonal so that the opposite corners of the square touched the top and bottom of the card.
 
The Letter L Pattern used to decorate the 3 Flower L
                     
                            STEPS 1                 2                        3                  4                   5
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
If you wish to purchase my book which is full of decorative alphabets, numerals, words, frames and borders that match each other click: HERE
 
If you live in Brisbane, Beaudesert or the Gold Coast and do not want to pay postage on this book you can purchase my book from any of the shops listed on my Classes page as they have stock on hand or can get it in for you. 
 
HAPPY DOODLING/CARD MAKING
 
 
 


Monday, 26 January 2015

NAPKIN ART STOOL

NAPKIN ART STOOL
 
 
 
 
  

This little stool was done for my great grandaughter a few years ago now.
 
Step 1
I painted the legs in pink and blue to match the napkin colours of the hydrangeas. This napkin comes with both pink and blue hydrangeas on the same napkin.
 
Check out my Etsy Shop if you would like this napkin:HERE
 
 
Step 2
The top of the stool was painted white. Give it enough coats that the wood does not show through.
 
Step 3
Remove the white tissue layers from the napkin leaving the transparent patterned layer to use on the stool. It is necessary to have a white surface to stick the napkin onto in order to ensure the colours remain vibrant.
 
Step 4
I worked out the layout I wanted and which parts of the design would be glued first. This pattern overlaps so you need to glue the under most layer first and work you way to the top.
 
Step 5
Once the first pieced (pink flowers along the back of the stool top) were glued on and dry I put the next pieces (the green leaves) on and drew a pencil line where the pictures overlapped. I then painted white on the section of the overlap (over the underneath layer to get a white surface to glue the next piece to) and let it dry before I glued the next picture.
 
Step 6
I then continued doing step 5 until the whole top of the stool was covered
 
Step 7
I then coated the whole stool with a clear varnish, a couple of coasts to protect the design and the painted legs.
 
Materials Used


Timber Stool       
Blue, Pink & White Acrylic Paint
Glue - Napkin Glue, Decoupage Paste or Mod Podge is suitable.
Clear Sealer - Mod Podge, Clear Sealer or Clear Varnish that will cover paper and acrylic painted surfaces is all you need.
Paint Brush
Pencil
Scissors to cut out the napkin
 
I hope you find this helpful.
 

HAPPY DOODLING/CRAFTING
 
 



Saturday, 24 January 2015

Napkin Art

NAPKIN ART
 
This is a craft I have been playing with for a while and decided to add it to this blog for those who are interested. I have done a number of projects and I will list either the youtube video I learnt to do this from or my own instructions to help you if you want to have a go.
 
This can be use in a number of crafts such as Doodling, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Journaling, Decoupage and for decorating many household items.
 
You can also find more post here:
My Napkin Art Board on Pinterest: Here
My Etsy Shop where I sell Napkins: Here
 
 
Calico or Fabric Bags: http://youtu.be/wG2EFMC7rm0
 
 
 
Decorative Candles:HERE
Napkin Canvas Pictures:HERE
 
 
Decorative Cardboard Boxes: HERE
 
Canvas Shoes:HERE
 
I will add more projects as I do them. If you would like to have a go at this but do not want to purchase a whole packet of 20 napkins you can go to my Etsy store and purchase 1,2,3,4 or a set of 5 napkins according to the size of project you want.
 
There is a nice variety of designs that I will be adding to the site all the time. Please email me if there are particular types of designs you would like to see and I will try to supply them.
 
HAPPY DOODLING/CRAFTING