It’s “How To Tuesday” here on the Pebbles blog and design team member Lisa Warren has put together a tutorial about doodling! Doodling is such a fun (and easy!) way to add a little bit of detail and character to your scrapbook layouts and cards and Lisa makes it easy with her step by step instructions. Here’s what Lisa had to say … “More often than not, I don’t feel my projects are complete unless there is a little freehand doodling thrown in. Doodling is so easy to do and a really economical way to lift your project to the next level. Although this layout was perfectly ok, I felt it just needed that little something extra to finish it off.”
I started by adding a double line along the edges of the leaves to add more definition.
Then, I traced around the edge of the “hello” sticker. The word sticker was looking a little lost on my layout, and now with the outline, it really pops off the page!
I also added a pale grey border to the edge of the yellow square. My layout is looking more like I want it to…but not quite.
To finish my layout, I have added a chocolate brown border approximately 1/2inch in from the edge. I prefer to draw my lines freehand, but you could use a ruler. To compensate for any crooked lines, I doodle the lines twice. That way they become a design feature and not an error. I find that the quicker the line is doodled, the better it looks. Here’s my finished layout…
There are loads of ways you can add doodling, from adding a freehand title, drawing images, or lines. Here’s some examples of my favourite doodling techniques.
Why not try out doodling on your next project? I guarantee you’ll love the look, and you’ll inject a little more fun into your scrapbooking!