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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.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

REPEAT PATTERN STACK CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

REPEAT PATTERN STACK

I decided to revisit The Rainbow Elephant website lately as I had not done a repeat pattern stack for ages and I love to do them. If you have not done one or seen Cindy's site it is well worth looking at. 

Here is the link to her article and video on how to do a Repeat Pattern Stack - http://www.rainbowelephant.com/repeat-pattern-stacks/

Instead of a Celtic Challenge or an online ATC Swap I decided to issue you with a Repeat Pattern Stack Challenge this time, and you have 4 weeks to do it, as I am very busy at present and am limited for time to issue challenges. 

My challenge to you is to pick a recognisable shape or shapes and use them to create your stack. Something from nature would be great. Also you can colour and doodle them to decorate. 

Here are three I did recently:


This is a leaf stack. If you look closely most of the leaves look almost the same. I used a stencil here to create my leaves and little gumnuts.


This Shell Stack or Underwater Stack was also created with shell and fish stencils.

My Heart Stack I drew myself.

You have the choice to post them on the Mr Linky below or email them to me and I will post them below this article. If you email them to me expect that people may copy them from my site like they do with the ATC Swap.

If you wish to email your Stacks to me send them to this email address: atcswapwithjudy@gmail.com

HAPPY DOODLING

Mildred Galiher sent:

Sharon Sterner sent:



HAPPY DOODLING



Friday, 9 August 2013

Celtic Challenge32

Celtic Challenge 32

I got an amazing response for the last challenge. There was some very beautiful work.

This fortnight I have drawn a celtic outline for you to put a new pattern in. I have made the outline a four step process. If anyone wants a three or five step outline just let me know and I will add it to this post for you to copy.

My challenge to you is to design your own pattern and draw the steps inside the squares. 
Next decorate the outline to the squares, either by colour, doodles or both.

Below is the one I have done and my pattern is called
"Floral Wallpaper"


HAPPY DOODLING

Sunday, 4 August 2013

ATC Online Swap 5

ATC Online Swap 5

I have decided to add some colour to this swap and request two types of doodle patterns.

Firstly draw 3 random lines across your ATC.


Colour each space with a different colour.
Decorate each line with a doodle. If you do not know any doodle patterns for lines check out my Border and Edge Patterns Page.


Once you have completed this task then decorate the remaining spaces with doodles.


Below is the information you will need if you wish to participate in this swap.

Trading Card Size
An Artist Trading Card is 2.5" x 3.5" or 64mm x 89mm.

How to swap for "FREE".
I propose to set up the opportunity for people to email their finished work to me. I will post it onto my blog so that others can admire it, and copy it, if they wish. Do not send anything if you are not prepared for others to copy and paste to their computer to print out for themselves.

How to copy and save an image from this site.
A. Copy
1. To copy to Pictures, Word, or Publisher, right click on the image.
2. Click Copy image.
3. Open your chosen destination.
4. Right click mouse and choose paste.
5. Save or print the picture. 

B. Save image as
1. Right Click on image.
2. Choose Save image as
3. Click on Picture on the left side of screen to open.
4. Choose a folder if you want to and open it.
5. Enter a File name or accept the default one
6. Choose a Save as type or accept the default one.
7. Click save.

Name you ATC's
Please ensure you put your name in the email so that other will know who did the artwork. You can also put where in the world you are from as an added interest if you wish.

ATC Swap Email Address:
I will load your work onto this post as I receive it, for others to view and copy. To have it posted you need to send it to atcswapwithjudy@gmail.com

Format
Please send your design in jpeg or png format as I am no expert is using different formats and find these easy to upload to blogger.


ATC's sent for this Swap

Zoe Brener from Melbourne, Oz sent:




Uuna from Finland sent:



Uuna called this ATC "Good Morning"


Uuna call this ATC "Good Night"

Uuna stated in her email that she started to follow the instructions above but her hand went on its own way, and that she hopes that is OK.

It is OK with me. If my blog starts you drawing something, I don't mind where your hand takes you.


Cathy Cussons sent:


Efie Van Rekum sent:





Laurie Pess from West Palm Beach, Florida sent:



Dorothy Allison sent:


HAPPY DOODLING

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Beenleigh Library Display

Beenleigh Library Display
 I set up my first public display for Creative Doodling at my local library today. I hope I get a good response. The library had never heard of Creative Doodling or Zentangles or anything similar. 

They were very interested and even got some books in for me to add to the display and also have something to loan people who are interested.

The pictures below show you the left, front and right side of the finished display cabinet.




On the top shelf the center picture frame, is an explanation of what creative doodling is. There is also framed pictures, some cards, canvas shoes, a ceramic cup and two heart shaped cardboard boxes that have some napkin art and doodling on them. 


The second shelf shows pictures, cards and some display book covers that have been doodled.


The third shelf has basic instructions in the silver frame in the middle. To the right is a scrapbooking page and some of my Wiggly Alphabet. In the middle at he back is two T-Shirts that have creative doodling pictures painted on them.To the left are some Artists Trading Cards, a Card and some Creatively Doodled words.


The bottom shelf at the center front has information about my contact details for classes. There are 3 framed prints, two zentangle books from the library, two gift tags, two key chains and one necklace, and assorted doodles on A5 Watercolour Paper.


I also made some small signs to lay beside or on top of some of the items explaining what they were. Just to give people the ideas of the variety of crafts that could use the skill of creative doodling.

I showed this display for anyone who is thinking of doing classes and has the opportunity of displaying their work to advertise. 

I hope this has been helpful. 

One of the librarians at Beenleigh was so impressed with the display and with Creative Doodling that she suggested I contact other libraries as they may be interested in me displaying my work there also.

HAPPY DOODLING

Monday, 29 July 2013

Canvas Shoes and Jewellery

Canvas Shoes and Jewellery

I am still getting items ready for the display on Thursday. Below are a pair of childs shoes. I went for bright colours as you can see. I added a bit more bling by putting some little beads on the laces.






I also did a necklace and two key chains.



I hope these pics I have been posting will inspire those who have not tried to doodle on something other than paper or card.

HAPPY DOODLING

Friday, 26 July 2013

Scrapbook Page and Tags

Scrapbook Page and Tags

I am getting items ready for a display I will be putting on at the Beenleigh Library. 

Creative Doodling is relatively unknown here in Queensland so I approached the local library. They have display cabinets in the library that local people can display things in for a month. I usually see all sorts of crafts and hobbies displayed there.

I was allowed to book the month of August and will be putting up the display on the 1st. I have been down to measure the size of the 4 shelves and have set out everything at home to ensure is will look good from any of the three glass sides.

I want to show that Creative Doodling can be used by many crafts people as a way to decorate, so have come up will a variety of things other than just drawings to be framed.

Today I worked on a Scrapbooking Page and some gift tags.

Here are the pics:


The page started as a blank white page. 

The letters are from my Wiggly Alphabet. I have them scanned into the computer individually, so that I can make words and print them out any size. I mounted the words onto black card.

The decoration around the picture is a frame I designed a long time ago. I also have it in my computer so that I can print it out any size. I cut out the center and put the picture behind to show through and also mounted it on black card.

I placed the words and frame onto the white paper with double sided adhesive tape. The flowers were ones I picked up from a craft show and I put them on with colored round brads.


The leaves and stems I drew on, colored with watercolor pencils and them doodled over. I them added the flowers with brads to this little garden.


The pink tag below is a piece of pink card that I punched out with a heart shaped whole punch. 

I them went around each heart as you can see with micron pen. I stuck the pink card to a slightly larger white card, and them to a slightly large black card to finish the pink, white and black theme. 
 I had a little heart on some paper that I cut out and placed at the top of the tag. I also doodled over that larger heart as well.
I also drew inside each heart on the white paper with black pen. 

I used the heart shaped whole punch to go through all 3 pieces of card at the center top. I collected an assortment of matching ribbons and threaded them through the heart shaped whole.
 

The Christmas tag is a piece of white card stuck to some slightly larger dark green card. The green and red criss-cross lines where some left over pieces I had in my stash of trash paper & card. I stuck them to the white card and offset them so that the red was lower and to the left of the green, giving a shadowed effect. 

I punched a whole at the top and put ribbon through and doodled inside each of the square shapes.

I will post more items as I make them.

HAPPY DOODLING

Monday, 22 July 2013

ATC Online Swap 4 - Overlapping Shapes

ATC Online Swap 4
OVERLAPPING SHAPES

Hi all, you certainly sent me some lovely ATC's with the last swap.

This time I want you to choose a basic shape eg. square, triangle, heart, leaf.

Draw the outlines of your shape, overlapping some, weaving some etc. then doodle. You can color or shade them if you wish. 

Here is my example:


Below is the information you will need if you wish to participate in this swap.

Trading Card Size
An Artist Trading Card is 2.5" x 3.5" or 64mm x 89mm.

How to swap for "FREE".
I propose to set up the opportunity for people to email their finished work to me. I will post it onto my blog so that others can admire it, and copy it, if they wish. Do not send anything if you are not prepared for others to copy and paste to their computer to print out for themselves.

How to copy and save an image from this site.
A. Copy
1. To copy to Pictures, Word, or Publisher, right click on the image.
2. Click Copy image.
3. Open your chosen destination.
4. Right click mouse and choose paste.
5. Save or print the picture. 

B. Save image as
1. Right Click on image.
2. Choose Save image as
3. Click on Picture on the left side of screen to open.
4. Choose a folder if you want to and open it.
5. Enter a File name or accept the default one
6. Choose a Save as type or accept the default one.
7. Click save.

Name you ATC's
Please ensure you put your name in the email so that other will know who did the artwork. You can also put where in the world you are from as an added interest if you wish.

ATC Swap Email Address:
I will load your work onto this post as I receive it, for others to view and copy. To have it posted you need to send it to atcswapwithjudy@gmail.com

Format
Please send your design in jpeg or png format as I am no expert is using different formats and find these easy to upload to blogger.


ATC's sent for this Swap

Humna Sherif sent:





Zoe from Melbourne, Australia sent:




Dorothy Allison sent:







Jean Chaney sent:



Irina Zelenskay from Donetsk, Ukraine sent:



Efie Rekum-Derksen sent:






HAPPY DOODLING