Today, I am sharing a scrapbooker I have admired from scrapbook.com for a while! She creates these amazing scrapbook pages with tons of techniques, neat page designs and cool photography. Her name is Pia and she is from Sweden! You have to visit her blog for her FABULOUS ideas and gorgeous scrapbook pages! Here is a link to her blog: http://piasdoodling.blogspot.com/ (you can also see Pia's sketches here for even more ideas). Get ready for a fabulous post about doodling! I know you will be inspired!! First let's get to know Pia :)
Hello, my name is Pia Åstrand and I come from Halmstad, Sweden.
I´m so honoured to be the featured artist here at Ideas For Scrapbookers!
I´ve been scrapbooking since 2007 and I love all the fun techniques and different mediums involved in Scrapbooking.
As some of you might know I love to doodle, and I can´t create anything without my inks and pens.
I´m going to show you some of my work featuring a lot of simple doodling for you to try out.
Doodling on your pages by Pia
First off, I want to tell you that the pens have to be high quality pens to get the perfect results. My favorite pens are: Zig Writers and the Signo White Uniball pen.
These are the pens shown in the majority of my work.
When I layer my papers on the layout I always doodle a border on the papers, mainly stitches and lines (no ruler for me!).
Don´t be afraid of using your own handwriting on your pages, it gives a nice and personal look to it. The key word here is practice! These´s no shortcut to nice handwriting. And here´s another close-up on the borders on the patterned papers.
You can also doodle with other mediums, the title on the above layout is painted with acrylic paint. The next one here has also a handwritten title with brown acrylic paint.
On the next layout I have doodled two stitched borders with my all time favorite white pen "Signo White Uniball". I think I´ve tried all white pens in the world, but there´s no one that compares with this awesome pen! The title is also written with this pen!
The last page I want to show you is one of my own favorites right now! I love layouts that are in black and white, and I love it when everything matches, even my ds´s sweater! lol!
On this one I have doodled the white stitches and the butterfly trails.
I hope this will inspire you to use your pens a little more often and as I already said don´t be afraid of writing with your own handwriting!
If you want to see more of my work, please take a look in my blog: http://piasdoodling.blogspot.com
Happy scrappin´all! /Pia
Thanks a bunch, Pia, for sharing all of your neat ways to doodle!!