Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Doodling oh yes?

Hi there my crafty buddies, Today I have been catching my breath, I have had some very busy days!
Here is my doodling card for LIM 63, this week Chrissie and Mandi asked us for a one layer card with some doodling on it
I drew the flowers and then watercoloured them but I used Dylusions ink spray, yummy colours folks. This one is bubblegum pink! Sentiment stamp is from an old Hot off the Press clear set.






One of the busy days I had was a brilliant trip to Alexandra Palace on Sunday, Chrissie LIM and I drove up together and we met some wonderful Limmettes for lunch
Absolutely gorgeous ladies,
from the left, bottom row Valerie, Vicky and Jenny
top row from left , me next to Chrissie
Sylvie, (Gibmiss) was there too but had disappeared by the time Chrissie grabbed a poor unsuspecting gent and persauded him to do the honours with her camera!!
I was just a little tense as my silly Sat nav had played up on the journey in to London and I was expecting it to do the same on the way home and I wasn't wrong it went wild and reset itself when we were in the middle of central London LOL Oh I can laugh now but I was Stressed with a capital S. It became an awfully long journey home.



But the show was fun and I bought some Pan Pastels,  super colours! Today I've had a bit of play time. This background is with versamark ink with the Pan Pastels underneath and over the top using two new stamps, Impression Obsession. One is Cover a card Snowflakes and the other a leaf spray.






I've used my little Brother Labelling machine, love all the different lettering it does.


Have fun, hugs Gay xxx

48 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your doodle card Gay...how nice to meet other blogging buddies....like what you had done also with your pan pastels

Anne

Doreen said...

Wow you drew those flowers!!!! brilliant.love the photo.love the pan Pastel work too.xxx

Chrissie said...

Your LIM card is simply beautiful Gay... but then I knew that didn't I!
Your drawing is so elegant and the colouring is superb.
As for the product of your purchases... these are fabulous examples..I probably should have got some too! Hey HO!
Next time maybe!
Thanks for driving me, it was such fun!
Thanks again
Chrissie x
"Less is More"

Sasha said...

Fabulous work, as always, Gay. Your first card is simply devine. Both your drawing and watercolouring are beautiful. Your second card using the pan pastels and versamark ink is gorgeous, too. Such lush colours!
I saw your group photo on Val's blog and commented on how you all look fabulous! I wish I could have met you all, but it's too far for me to travel xx

baileyrosy.com said...

hi Gay, what a gorgeous group of ladies you all are , great sun tan too ! Amazing cards and really want to get my hands on those Pan Pastels will be in the `uk` next eek so maybe can get some then.As always your techniques and craftiness know no bounds. Both cards are stunning , such beautiful stamping and the colours are amazing big big sigh ahhhhhhh

Marie

Linby said...

Fantastic doodling Gay. Glad you enjoyed ally pally and were able to meet other limettes.
Linbyx

Jenny said...

It was super fun meeting you and the other girls Gay! Thank you so much for the small gift you made too :0)

I love your artistic doodling...the flowers look amazing and the colour so rich.
Good to see you've been playing with your new stash :0) Love the snowflake background.
Nightmare SAT NAV...so glad you held it together...Lol
Jenny x

Skylark said...

Hello Gay, I've just discovered the 'Less Is More' challenge and entered this week's challenge with my first attempt at a Zentangle which I had never heard of before! Your flowers are so pretty and they look so fragile - gorgeous! Stef x

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing the photograph, brill. Loving your beautiful tulips, its a gorgeous card Gay. x

Linda R said...

Just love the photo of all of you! Looks like fun. Your cards are so pretty. I keep saying I am going to buy some pan pastels.. They seem like they would be fun to work with..

Hugs~

kingstonmama said...

This is the most beautiful card, Gay. I hate to even call those beautiful flowers doodling. They're gorgeous. Ann

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your doodled and watercolored tulips are breathtaking!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful card your LiM one is Gay! You've given your flowers a lovely delicate quality and the fallen petal is a lovely touch. The other card is lovely too and a great example of what you were explaining to me! It was lovely to meet you and the others on Sunday but so sorry to hear you returned via the scenic route! Vicky x

Karin said...

Gorgeous! your drawing and the colors!

Elaine said...

Brilliant drawing of your flowers - a great card. You certainly look like you had a good time at Ally Pally!

Cath Wilson said...

Love your tulips, Gaye. How lovely to see a photo of you all, too - wonderful. Bet you all had fun x

Suze Bain said...

Gay, those flowers are gorgeous. What a fabulous colour. Snowflake one is stunning too. Looks like you all had a great day - sometimes I wish I lived a bit further south! xx

Jules said...

Wow Gay .. .. you doodle beautifully!!

Loving the finished look of your tulips.

It looks like you had fun at Ally Pally. How lovely to meet up with all those special blog buddies.

Love Jules xx

Aileen said...

Hi Gay, very impressed with your doodling! The flowers are fab.

Love the colours on your second card too.

Looks like you had fun at the show. x

debby4000 said...

Oh those tulips are gorgeous, stunning card.
luv
Debby

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh WOW . . . your LIM card is SOOOO artistic. Simply gorgeous.

Lovely effect with the Versamark and Pan Pastels too.

Charlotte said...

These are really very nice tulips! Love your card.
Keep up the good work,
Charlotte

joanne wardle said...

your card is just beautiful!!

Loli said...

Hola Gay,beautiful and elegant cards, fantastic colour, well done and fantastic day:D.
A hug from Palma

Aida said...

Hi Mustavcoffe! How i wish i could draw just like you do.Beautiful card you have. I love the color too!

Daen'Ys said...

Unbelievable....
those tulips looks soo effective and the colors are so soft...

Perfect touch the little petal on the floor!

Daen'Ys ♥

Mrs.B said...

Very 'artistic' doodling Gay!
Its a lovely card and beautiful coloured flowers.
Great cards with the PPs.
Sounds like you had a great day at Ally Pally.
Avril

Bonnie said...

How I wish I could draw like that! Beautiful flowers with the fallen petal, beautifully painted too.

Susan said...

I am so envious of you all getting to meet up! How much fun!!! LOVE your "doodled" flowers...but I'd say it's more like art!!! Fabulous coloring too!...I think perhaps you'll be shoCASed again!!

Valerie said...

Your Lim card is wonderful Gay they look as if they are blowing in the wind and the colour is gorgeous! I would buy this if it were a stamp! I'm loving the pan pastels, I saw them being demo'd and the colours are so rich. Love what you've done with them. I had a fabulous day meeting up with you all and I'm sorry you were so stressed with the silly sat nav!I loved my gift. so thoughtful of you:) if you have a smart phone you can use google maps in the same way as a sat nav and the info it gives you regarding any hold ups is totally spot on. Try it out on the computer, go to the top right and select traffic and it's brilliant!
Hope we can meet again and have a longer chat:)
Val x

Helen in the UK said...

Beautifully done flowers :)

Dotty Jo said...

Love your doodled card Gay - my efforts have all been filed in the bin so far! How lovely to meet some bloggies buddies, Jo x

Ellen said...

Oh, I love your soft and gently Flower card.
Ellen XX

Mandi said...

Sensational drawing Gay, superb card
Sorry not to have joined you all

Love that stamp on your pan pastels card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Katina said...

You drew the flowers on your LIM card??!! WOW!!! Absolutely fabulous Gay! Love your second card too. I keep seeing Pan Pastels mentioned but I'm not sure what you do with them. Will have to find some tutorials.

Glad you had a good time in London - very brave of you to drive!
xx

Christine said...

Hello Gay,
The tulips are so beautiful! Great card for the Less is More-challenge this week!
Hug
Christine

Laura said...

Loving those tulips, so pretty

Diane said...

Well I am in awe, I received a beautiful tulip easter card and would have loved to recreate it but couldn't, yours is truly stunning, I love the little petal detail.
Envious of your trip to ally pally but not of your stressful trip...well done you...who needs sat nav... but wouldn't a personal chauffer be nice??!!
Diane

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Brilliant work Gay - absolutely love your doodle flowers (they put mine to shame)!!
I spotted this photo on Val's blog yesterday, and I must admit - I didn't recognise you at first! Pleased to hear you all had a happy day!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Scrapmate said...

Gorgeous card. I'm glad you had a fab day at ally pally in the end. I would have loved to have met up with you all (I was there on Sat).

Rosemary said...

wow... what a gorgeous card, gay! your hand drawn flowers are stunning (i thought it was a beautiful stamp)!!! so fun you got to meet up with some LIM chums!!

Elaine said...

Hi Gay, The top card is stunning so simple but so effective wow. The second card is fabulous I love it.
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Suzi B said...

Your LIM card is stunning! I love it.
I'm also quite jealous of your meeting up with all the lovely ladies at Alexander Palace. I "know" them all lol

Kay Carley said...

Hi Mustavcoffee!!! Thanks so much for the kind words you left me on my blog - they were very much appreciated. I've been browsing your blog and am still in awe of how you make simple looking cards look SO effective. I couldn't do that if I tried - lol!! Just loved the tulips that you did on this post. Huge hugs K xx

Lisa Arana said...

your cards are amazing. i love your doodled flowers, they are so pretty.

Emily Leiphart said...

Ok, first of all, eeek, you're so lucky to have met Vicky and Jenny! Those are two ladies I'd love to meet along with you!! Your tulips are stunning, you are a true artist, and the sponging on the second is amazing!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Congratulations on your artwork being chosen to be showcased. Well-deserved, it's very beautiful, I love it ! Shirley

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gay, I'm so stunned to be a fellow showcaser with you on the doodle LIM! My feather doesn't hold a candle to your superb tulips IMHO! Congratulations!