Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm An Official Doodler!

Well, I guess. (LOL) Maelyn Cheung's new book, "Doodling for Paeprcrafters" arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I LOVE the book. I was actually so captivated by all the pages that I didn't stop everything to find my layouts. Abby saw me looking at it again this morning, and wanted to know where she was. (so funny!) So I began to start, from the back of course, and work my way forward.

I love how the book is layed out, with instructions on how you can learn to doodle yourself. There are great ideas and some things I want to try. I am especially inspired by hand drawn letters for titling. Do you think I can do it? It has always seemed daunting to me, but I sure do love the look! One thing I know for sure, Sakura is getting a lot of mileage out of this book with their pens in the supply list! Maelyn even has a spread devoted to tools and the variety of pens and proper storage.

At last I did find my pages. Reading backward, the first was my favorite "Flirt with Red" LO on page 39. "You Are 4" is on page 29, but it looks so funny. The color is way off - my brown paper background looks green. It's washed out as well. I admit, the bulky buttons I used on this LO made it a challenge for me to scan, and I suspect the buttons cause a glitch when obtaining an image for publishing. Just so you can really see my doodles on the number 4 and such much clearer, I am posting my own scan of "You Are 4" - just to prove I really do have good taste in color. (LOL)

Printed version:


My own scan:


If you have ever been interested in playing with your pages, I recommend Doodling for Papercrafters. Doodling makes me happy and gives me a real sense of freedom - give it a try!

2 comments:

Dettao said...

gorgeous page and congrats on another page published!

Nancy said...

Love the doodling, Rita!! Your layouts are gorgeous!!!