Friday, April 22, 2011

Featured Artist Friday: Doodling On Your Page by Pia

Happy Friday! Hope you are having a nice Friday, can you believe it is almost Easter!
Today, I am sharing a scrapbooker I have admired from 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: (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 ├ůstrand 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:

Happy scrappin´all! /Pia


Thanks a bunch, Pia, for sharing all of your neat ways to doodle!!


  1. Love Oia's work. Thanks for sharing her talent.

  2. Pia's work is great! Love the article on doodling!

  3. Hi! I have always loved Pia's amazing doodles and they are so creative!! Thanks for sharing her and there were some awesome ideas!! Sabrina

  4. I really love all of the doodling you did! Your pages are adorable. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  5. congrats Pia and love your style!!! wonderful pages!!!!