Sunday, February 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Music to the Eyes

If you are coming from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track.  There are 15 of us participating in this hop and you can find a complete list of participants by visiting Sheila's Blog.

Thank you for joining us this month as we highlight a technique, which is both simple and fun, that jazzes up your artwork creations with the little help of a Journaling Pen.  I love to use a journaling pen to add a little "extra" to my projects when it needs just a bit more.  This is how the technique reads as found on page 34 in our Annual Inspirations Idea Book:  "Jazz up your pages with a journaling pen and your creative hand!  Outline individual letters and other accents with the pen to better contrast them with the background, making them bolder and easier to read."

On this card, made with two Hopscotch Picture My Life cards, I used the journaling pen to doodle around two pieces of paper (one B&T and the other cardstock) and around the small sentiment.
With the sentiment, I kept things very simple and just drew lines around the banner.  With the other two pieces where this technique was applied, I simply allowed my hand to move freely and wanted the lines to appear curvy.  Then I went back across the same area, still allowing for free movement, while working to make the two lines intertwine.  There really is no way to do this "wrong" so why not give it a try?  I find that if my artwork is needing just a little more, some doodling with the Journaling Pen will probably to the trick! (It is just $3.25!)

Now, head on over to Debi's Blog where you are sure to find something ingenious and fun!

Happy hoppin'!

22 comments:

  1. Love your card! The use of creating double, intertwining lines is really effective. It truly gives that added pizzazz!

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    1. Thank you! It is so simple and easy and does the finishing trick.

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  2. Great way to add the lines - then you don't have to worry so much about being perfectly straight (the thing that always intimidates me!).

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    1. Exactly! Not being perfect works great for me! ;)

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  3. Great card! I really need to play with this PML set.

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    1. I love this PML set, Catherine! The colors and designs on each of them is so fun!

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  4. Cute card. I love the doodled lines and the PML card background.

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  5. Love your card! Great design and colors, and the doodling is inspirational. I must try "doodling" on my own projects.

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    1. I used to doodle on my artwork years ago, and it had since gone away, but it's back and I am glad!

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  6. I love the intertwined lines!!!! They are amazing and add so much to this card!!!!

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  7. Cute card; the lines add some nice detail.

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  8. I haven't used a PML card on anything but PML layouts. I have to do this soon! Your card is so cute (as always!). What is it about outlining pieces that make the art so cute?!

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  9. Cute card and love that your doodle side is back.

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