Sunday, February 15, 2015

Music to the Eyes Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! 

This month there are 15 CTMH consultants highlighting the “Music to the Eyes” Technique found on page 34 of the Close to My Heart's Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  For the entire hop list go to Sheila's Stamping Stuff . 
Jazz up your pages with a journaling pen and your creative hand! This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

If you are coming from Catherine Nowak's  Blog, you are on the right track! 

 I find using the pen intimidating.  I even shy away from journaling with a pen.  It just seems so permanent and unforgiving when it isn't all straight and even.  This was a stretch for me and I do like the results.  I especially like the doodling around the edge of the butterflies.  I attended the regional "Rediscover CTMH" last spring and we made the small album.  We had instructions to outline the edges of photo wells, the chevron strips and I liked the effect so I tried to create some of the same on this card. The clear sparkles didn't seem to coordinate with the sequins so I colored them with a Shinhan marker.  I have a sample below to show how they turn out with some added color.
I used Seaside paper X7192B, Artfully Sent Z3017 for the butterflies, Shinhan Marker Golden Yellow Z2452, Marvey Journaling Pen Z1979, Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918, Sparkles Clear Z1752, Sequins Z2012, Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape Z2004 and Sunset Chevron Washi Tape Z2005.

This was a fun challenge, I know I will be doing more doodling and journaling to embellish layouts and cards. I'm eager to see the other creative inspiration that will evolve from this technique hop.
Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Tonya Whitehurst's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!  

13 comments:

  1. How do I get rid of "Prove you're not a robot" I didn't know it was on my post and DO Not like it! I've checked my settings and don't see how to change this. Help! Thanks, Darlys

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  2. Fabulous card! I love all the doodling! I am also intimidated by the pen but I am getting braver. You have inspired me to go further! (as for the robot part -not sure as I don't use blogger)

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  3. Love your card!! The pen really adds to it. Great use of it for your accents.

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  4. Check your FB "other" messages - just messaged you about the "I'm not a robot" option. It should only be showing when people leave a comment. It's like the word verification.

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  5. Love all your doodling! Great job. Coloring sparkles is fun. Did you know you can color our sequins, too? Works great!

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  6. Great doodling! I am inspired to face my fear of using the pen to add accents to my artwork!

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  7. Awesome doodling!!!! Love this card - beautiful work!!!

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  8. Your doodling really enhances the card; great "flight pattern" for the butterflies.

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  9. The butterfly "trails" really put your card in motion! Cute!

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  10. Totally LOVE what you did with the butterflies! It really looks GREAT!

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    1. Thanks for all the words of encouragement

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  11. Loving your butterfly doodles. Such a great card!!

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  12. Cute card and bring out your inter-doodler.

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