Thursday, 19 April 2012


Afternoon all!

Here is a card for Less is More's one layer and doodled challenge.

I sat last night and doodled a bird.  I had looked through a book by Walter T Foster called How to Draw and Paint Birds.  It's quite an old book, we found it when clearing my grandparents house, but frustratingly it has no date anywhere.  Grr!

This morning I sat down with my doodle, a burgundy card blank, some white transfer paper, a white pencil and two white pens and doodled again. 
The white transfer paper gave me the opportunity to get some matte fine lines, the pencil some soft sketchy strokes and the pens some highlights.

I finished with an organza ribbon because I like ribbon!!  :)

I'm quite pleased with it except for the eye which just doesn't look quite right.  Tips on drawing eyes greatly received!!

I'm also going to enter this in to Crafty Ribbons Challenge - things with wings.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. I love to use white on a coloured cardstock -

    your card is great, looks elegant
    the bird is soo sweet :-)

  2. Wow your card is fantastic, the bird is great and it was a brilliant idea to create the white image...sorry cant help with tips on drawing eyes....I cant even draw the bird, when I have tried in the past they ended up looking like dinosaurs!!!! :o)

  3. Wow - love your bird. You obviously have a talent!!

  4. This looks great Laura.
    I'm impressed that you have drawn your own bird, he's super. I'm no expert, but I think that if the eye was a little less circular and was mainly dark with just a dot of highlight slightly off centre it might look a little less obvious and a little more natural... what do you think. Maybe someone who actually is an artist will be able to help you properly!
    Great stuff!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Hola Laura, fantastic bird, this link maybe can help you with the bird eye
    I like the burgundy an white, fantastic contrast.
    My husband is a crazy for the football and he love the Liverpool F.C.:D
    A hug from Palma

  6. A very beautiful card. I like the simplicity.

  7. Fantastic doodle and beautiful card.
    Thankyou for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Trish (-:

  8. Beautiful bird and a very unusual way to make a card - keep on participating with different styles!

    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ribbons and welcome back later in the week for a new challenge!

    La Vikinga / Charlotta


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