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One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout

Creating from the inspiration we find in our hearts is one of the more liberating forms of scrapbooking.  No rules, just feelings. It's the truest form of art. Being artistic doesn't mean you have to carry the title of artist. Rather, it's adding your personal touch and flair on your layouts. One great way to do this is to doodle. That's right, doodle! Not sketch or illustrate, but hand-draw lettering, accents, and other detailing. Doing so brings a sense of you to your layout, emphasizing your important creative role in memory keeping.

Here are some easy ways to add a little doodling to your page (and layouts to show the idea in action).

Title It

Add doodling to your layout's title by replacing a few letters with doodles, as Joannie McBride did.

California Dreamin' by Joannie McBride, as seen in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 77.

 

Use Your Photos for Inspiration

 For accents, hand-draw a few of the items captured in the photographs used on your layouts. You may find this type of doodling comes easily because you already have an image to look to for ideas.

Tea for Two by Mou Saha, as seen in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 78.

 

Jazz Up Your Journaling

Emphasize specific words in your journaling by varying the type, size, or color of your hand-written fonts, like Shelley Aldrich did with her journaling.

A Part of Me by Shelley Aldrich, as seen in the Creating Keepsakes magazine special issue Scrapbooking Everyday Memories, page 26.

 

These are just a few ideas to get started! Try doodling frames, borders, or other designs with colored pencils, markers, or pens for more amazing possibilities!

Amber Ellis, online senior editor 


In the next 60 minutes, complete a layout with doodles.  By participating, you'll use up your stash, complete a project, or even have the chance to win one of two beautiful kits from Little Yellow Bicycle!

You have 60 minutes to complete the project. At the end of the 60 minutes, photograph or scan your project, and upload the image to the Club CK gallery (learn how to upload your project here). Then leave a comment below with the URL link to your page by 4:30 p.m. MDT today. For example, your comment could look like this: "My page is posted here: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx." One winner will be randomly selected who participates in the live challenge.

Note: If you're new to Club CK, you'll need to create a free account here in order to be able to upload your project. I suggest registering now so your account will be active by the time you complete your project.

If you couldn't join us for the live challenge, you can still enter to win! The second prize will be awarded to one randomly selected person who leaves the URL link to his or her page in the comments section below by 9:00 a.m MDT, Monday, April 11. The winners will be announced at the bottom of this article.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Congrats to sandee who was our first winner. To claim your prize look for a conversation on your profile page.

Congrats to ScrappinEweRobyn  who was the second randomly selected winner.  To claim your prize, look for a conversation from Erika H in the My Conversations section of your My Profile page.


Comments

CK Erin Weed wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:19 PM

I apologize for the delay in posting this!

Hope wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:25 PM

oh, fun challenge!!  Let's see what I can create!

okanogangirl wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:46 PM

No worries about late.  Thanks Erin - a hard one!  LOL  

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cdpeck wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:48 PM
cdpeck wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:50 PM

Late just means more time for us to do it, right? lol.

Becky wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:54 PM

Just woke up (5:50 am) so I guess I won't be doing this live, but I'll definately do the 2nd chance. Great LO Okanogangirl, you're a great doodler! :-)

Amanda wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:54 PM

This was really hard for me! I am not much of a doodler...not really sure if these even count as doodles, lol, but here is my LO...

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photochic wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:09 PM

I doodled a little scarf to replace the first "S" in my title 'A Million Scarves.' I love doodling. Can't say I'm good at it, but I like adding it to a layout. :)

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Angela wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:10 PM
Mamabear Scrappin' wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:10 PM

Here is my layout!  I love this challenge.  I doodled on the border strips and the raindrop paper.  clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../569848.aspx

SandyP wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:10 PM

Here's mine:

Not much of a doodler...

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Cards4Ever wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:14 PM
Hope wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:14 PM

ok, I'm still working on mine.  I guess, I'll have to finish it by monday. LOL.

sandee wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:14 PM

wow,ya'll are fast! Here's mine! First time entering the 1 hour challenge..::whew::

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../569856.aspx

sandee wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:14 PM
sandee wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:15 PM
Anonymous1 wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:19 PM
Ladyofthelake wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:20 PM

I could have sworn it was 3 pm PT -- still missed it by 20 minutes any way.  Sigh.  Will have to try this later this week.  

sandee wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:21 PM

lol, sorry ladies for the 3 posts, I got so excited finally being able to do this challenge and got all nervous when my post wasn't showing up! ::blush::

Anonymous1 wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:22 PM

OK... not sure if it went in...  waited a few mins... so sorry if this is a repeat... but...here it is

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Smitha Katti wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:28 PM
Patty C wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:31 PM
Hope wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 7:21 PM

Well I finished it up!!  Fun challenge!!

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../570075.aspx

lilagirl wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 10:26 PM

I'm not much of a doodler either.  Here's my attempt:

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../570280.aspx

I doodled on the big "f" in the title as well as in the subtitle on "WARM" & "COLD".

Laurie wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 8:31 AM

Here's mine - I doodled the swirls near the flowers.  Took way more than an hour - not sure if that's still OK for "after the challenge posts".

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../570100.aspx

Becky wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 8:35 AM

Congratulations Sandee. Great to win on your first try!

massmankj wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 9:16 AM

Here's mine: I was happy with it!

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Hope wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 9:41 AM

woo hoo!!  congrats Sandee!!

nvmomof3 wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 11:57 AM

I am sorry that I missed this challenge because I actually tried doodling for the first time after I saw the article in the Feb. issue. Here is how it turned out...

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../570827.aspx

Smitha Katti wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 12:11 PM

Congrats Sandeee!!! :D

Erika H wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 4:00 PM

ncmomof3- you still have a chance to win in the second chance drawing!!! hang in there!  

Erin Blegen wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 5:34 PM

Had to settle for the 2nd chance drawing this time! Here's my LO:

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../571103.aspx

Gena wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:10 PM

I'm not much of a doodler - not very gifted in the drawing department!  On my LO I drew blocks around my journal strips and around my title block.  clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../572161.aspx

memorieswithtrish wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 4:23 PM

Here's my lo.  Definately something I've never even considered doing on my layouts due to my lack of doodling ability! :=)  However, it was fun to try something new.

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../573474.aspx

Kirsten wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:03 PM

Once again I could not do this during the time slot, but I did want to try a doodling page even though I am not very artistic:)

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Becky wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 2:51 AM

Here's mine: clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../573925.aspx

I doodled on the pictures.

Melissa Smith wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 3:05 PM

Here is my LO

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../574339.aspx

I'm not a doodler so I gave the pen to my Kindergartener and let her doodled on the page.  I'm such linear person that I made her doodle on lines of papers so I could still stick to my plan for the page.  Love how it turned out!  Thanks for the inspiration!!

JJsMomSteph wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 7:10 PM

Here is my layout clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../574501.aspx I doodled the stars on the "bowling balls" in the title.

readmorebooks wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 7:00 PM

Here's a link to my first ever acrylic album--for my cousin who is having a little girl in two months--it was fun to try. I doodled the flowers on the edges of the pages.

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../575778.aspx

ScrappinEweRobyn wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 7:04 PM

Here is my doodling: The trails behind the bees are doodled then I added diminsion with a paint writer.

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../575767.aspx

Tigerberry wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 9:07 PM

Here is my Doodle entry.  I started this page in one of the CKC classes this week but was not happy with the direction the sample was going, so I made a few changes to make it my own.  That included the leaf doodling design on the orange paper.

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../575947.aspx

Hattie wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 10:17 PM

Here's mine...not to good at doodling.....

Hattie wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 10:17 PM
pocketofsun wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 9:03 AM

This was my first scrapbook page.  Loved the idea of doodling everywhere.  Thanks for the opportunity to win such great prizes.

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erinrbullock wrote re: One-hour challenge: Doodle on a Layout
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 8:22 PM

A day late and a dollar short, but none the less...here is my doodling layout (and first ever uploaded page! Hope I'm doing this correctly!!)

clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/.../580743.aspx

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