14 April 2012

Week 63 One Layer

It's Saturday once more and we know you are all ready for another challenge. You  all seemed to enjoy 'Going Green' last week, we had some fabulous entries. Thank you.

So the second week of the month and ONE LAYER, a genre lots of you seem to produce even when you don't have to! We are most impresssed!
We have chosen something a bit different for us and it's...


This can be in any form you wish, faux stitching, hand written or drawn elements on your card, zentangle. As long as you create something with 'ink' by hand


The doodling in this card may not be immediately obvious, but the stamp is just the four flower heads and the rest was my scrawling afterwards. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Botanicals set.

I added some Glossy Accents to the flowers to look like dew... it may look better when it's completely dry.


I chose to use the 'Zentangle' method, which is probably THE doodle art technique!
I made an A6 card from a aheet of A4 folded in half. I then stamped the flower, a really old Anita's stamp, then filled in the scribbled petals in lots of small patterns with a fine liner pen. Finished with a Penny Black 'Happy Birthday' stamp. 
I do intend adding further cards to my blog, if you could bear with me this week. 
All explained on my personal blog!

Chrissie will be going to the craft show on Sunday at Alexandra Palace with Gay (mustavcoffee) and is hoping to meet up with a whole bunch of LIMette chums  Jenny, Vicky and Sylvie... sounds like the start of a convention!
Anyone else going to be there? DO come and say hi!


  1. Another fab challenge this week - I wish I was going to Ally Pally but not possible this time round - still always next time

  2. Thank you for this challenge, it is so much fun

  3. I'm always doodling but I'm not sure how they would look on a card! I'm looking forward to sunday as I'm meeting up with GaY, Chrissie, Sylvie, Vicky and Jenny:)
    Val x

  4. Hi all together.
    Again an interesting theme for the challenge, but it seems that I am a little bit uncertain what exactely is meant with "Doodling". Translation into german is something like scratch. Thanks for your help!
    Hugs Claudia

    1. Hi Claudia
      it is basically 'freehand' drawing, can you see Chrissie drew the stems of her roses, the stamp was only the rose flower heads. And I filled in the petals of my daisy flower with small patterns

      Hope this helps

    2. Hallo Clauda,
      da antworte ich dir in Deutsch :-)

      suche in der bevorzugten Suchmaschine nach "doodling pattern" und gehe dann auf die Bildersuche, da findest Du 1. Inspiration und 2. siehst Du was es bedeutet => man kann es eigentlich nicht richtig übersetzen, alles ist irgendwie dann falsch ,denn "Gekritzel" ist es wahrlich nicht :-)

      ich mache das bevorzugt beim Telefonieren :-) und es hat mich bereits 2Dokumente neu machen gekostet => weil ich da einfach drauf los "gedoodelt habe" um es neudeutsch zu sagen

    3. Hello Mandi, thanks for your help, I think I understood partwise. Is it also possible to use coloured ink? My first entry is now just black & white.

      Big Hugs


      Hallo Monika, vielen dank für den Tip, meinst Du, dass ich es richtig verstanden habe - siehe Beitrag Nr. 65...

      Liebe Grüsse und einen schönen Abend noch!


    4. ja hast :-) habe auch bei dir einen Kommentar hinterlassen

  5. Oh shame I just got back from ally pally. I would have loved to have met up with some LIMettes. Anyway have fun tomorrow.Hopefully it will be quieter than it was today (absolutely heaving).

  6. Thanks for the challenge again this week.

  7. Thank you for another fun challenge! I love your inspiration cards, as always! (Seriously, wouldn't you BUy some of these entries and frame them for your wall or desk?!!)

  8. DOODLING!!!!!!!!!!! I can't stamp let alone draw, fabulous inspiration cards girls :)

  9. Again, a difficult challenge :) Dear great deal with it are doing. Congratulations Chrissi and Mandi initiative. It inspires everyone in the "Less is More". Works that appear here are food for the eye. Thank you.
    I greet

  10. Have just discovered your wonderful challenge blog and the art of Zentangle! I had never heard of it before but have given it a go and will definitely be trying it again to improve. Thanks very much for a great challenge! Stef x

  11. surfing and trying to give comments => my heart says:Monika you must do a second card, you must ...

    thanks for this great inspirations every week and specialy in this week =>

    zentangel -doodeling is so great -

    most of the time I do it in my art-journals -only for me - but to bring this on a card is another "challenge" :-)

    1. Oh, so I try to follow you, Monika, even if your card is really so amazing... You are right, it makes really fun and you have to go back into your own drawing skills - fallen asleep - to wake them up again, as they have been there before....Thanks to the DT for giving us the task to wake up this ability again - but it needs again a lot of training...
      Hugs Claudia

    2. thanks Claudia for your nice words :-)
      your feedback is particular importance for me :-)

  12. Gonna be AWOL again for a while - I'll miss the challenge next week and will be unable to make comments on all the lovely entries for the next couple of weeks. I'll swing by as often as I can but, missing it already!


  13. Wow! Just found you from Heather T's BITS and PIECES blog...So looking forward to checking out everyone's doodles!!

  14. a very difficult challenge, but worthwhile of trying

  15. Great array of cards ladies and what a fab challenge:)x

  16. Hi, I am new here. What a fantastic challenge blog. And the designs sent in are all fabulous. Please visit my blog and follow it, I am now your newest follower. Hope I can join some challenge soon. Hugs and God bless!

  17. I'm happy i've found this Challenge blog.I just love simple and clean card. Lots of beautiful card inspirations here.

  18. Thanks ladies for a great challenge, you always come up with great ideas and it's fun to see what everyone comes up with.

  19. Thanks for a great challenge this week, I had fun with the doodling!!

  20. Wonderful challenge, so different different than I'm used to make, but enjoyed it, thanks!

  21. Finally got round to posting my efforts....it a bits warts an all this week but I have loved the challenge and incredible entries that I have seen so far ....now off to see a bit more. thank you both for the fun.

  22. There are some very brave and creative doodlers out there!!!! I'm thinking, but not feeling prepared to put pen to paper yet!

  23. A bit late this week - but fancied a little dip into doodling - great theme and quite a challenge to trust my own hand!

  24. Love your beautiful cards, ladies!
    Thanks for this fun challenge.

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