Saturday, June 8, 2013

a coloured traced doodling card (& my first video) :-)

Traced Doodling in Prismacolor

Hi All!

Today's card is a different variation of Traced Doodling. Size-wise, it's 3 and 3/8 inches tall by 6 and 1/4 inches wide. All in all, that's probably my very favourite size, because it's a little different from A2 size and it fits the 3-5/8" x 6-1/2" envelopes that you can find at Staples or Dollar stores for a song (at least you can find them here in Canada). Do you have a favourite card size?

The doodled bit is made using an Impression Obsession Damask stamp, stamped on dark grey cardstock in Frost White Colorbox ink and traced with Prismacolor pencil crayons. The hearts are all cut using Simon Says Stamp's two 'Holiday Shapes' dies: this one & this one.

The striped white layers are just white cardstock cut & glued on (then doodled on with white gel pen, but that's hard to see). The pink tab is made using Distress Inks & the green patterned paper is from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic digi set #2.

Here's the inside...


...And in the Chicken-Little-News, I finally got up the courage to post my very first video! It's a bit of a sad little thing, :-D but on the bright side I'm delighted that I finally conquered the horrid fear that was keeping me from making one...

You can find it here on Youtube. Please forgive the odd sound. It gets better after the first bit... (I did my best to fix it in editing but that software is a lot like another language from another planet!)

...and You can probably tell that I'm such a Nervous Nelly while I'm making it, though I guess we all have to start somewhere. :o)
 And the 'hello' on the card front is from

It's made by Christine Newman (Listgirl)

 Thanks for popping by &
Happy Craftiliciousness


Holly M said...

Mel, just watched your video. Fantastic! Great techniques, great ideas. I've been a follower of your blog for some time, and you have improved my card-making skills tremendously. Thanks, and make more videos! Holly M.

Susan C. said...

Good for you! Glad you are pushing the to speak!

Asha said...

Fab technique, Mel. Stunning effect. Thank you so much for sharing the video. Love the tutorial.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Talk to the Tail said...

Fantastic video Mel Hope this is the first of many Look forward to the next one
Thank you xXx

Jackie said...

I think you did an excellent job with your first video! I do hope you will make more, I really have learned a lot from you and I love your work.

Dawn said...

Ooooh!!! I loved hearing you! Fab job on your first (of many more to come) video!!

hugzzz kiddo!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card! I love how that traced/colored panel turned out!

tali said...


what a fun and simple technique! I'm going to try it out for sure... thank you so much for sharing this idea, and well done on the video! it's great.


Beth Hemphill said...

I love this card and your video is awesome. I definitely don't have the courage to make one and you make it look so totally professional! Thanks for sharing your technique!

Lauren Lanker said...

Doodling was one of my favorite things to do in high school (I seriously doodled more than took notes), so I really like the freedom you feel in calling a certain technique doodling. It really does free you up from feeling like it needs to be perfect. I think the video turned out fantastically! So fun to see your approach and learn about the fun "doodling" tools you can buy. (As if I needed more craft supplies.) More videos, please!

The Thinking Closet

Janet Ireland said...

What a great job you did with the video! Congratulations! The card is lovely.

Lisa - papergrace said...

Your video is absolutely AH-MAY-ZING!!! Love all the different ideas you gave, too. Your card is phenomenal, sweetie. As are YOU!! ♥ ♥ ♥