Kate Hadfield scrapping 9 to 5, Heather Hess The Faulty Marker font
Doodles are such a fun addition to any digi scrapper’s toolbox and I (Katie) have become quite addicted to them over the last few years. When I first started digital scrapbooking, I wasn’t sure what to use these cute little hand-drawn elements for, and I bet some of our readers might wonder the same thing. There are so many great uses for doodles, I’m excited to share what we love about them with you. Not only do they make great page embellishments, doodles can be an easy way to illustrate your memories!
My favorite use for a digital doodle is to help me illustrate a page I don’t have any photos for. Even when I have photographs to use on my page, sometimes they don’t fully detail the memories. A doodle is like a photo in that it is a picture representation of something you want to document. Here are some of my favorite layouts where doodles told the story (all images linked for credits).
I love it when I find a doodled image that supports the story I’m telling with my words and photos. This is a great way to use emphasis with a page design element to call attention to the important details you are scrapping. The addition of themed doodles to these pages immediately tells you what the focus of story is.
If you want to use a tablet, you will want to check out Steph’s post about scrapping with a pen & tablet.
Wendyzine told me about a new product coming out from Wacom that looks really amazing! She says “It lets you doodle on paper and it will capture your images into vector or PS layers by clicking a button. I’m totally excited about it and it’s on my Christmas list for sure.”
Team member Lauren Reid says she’s “slightly passionate about doodles” and she loves to draw her own freehand doodles using a tablet.
Layout by Lauren Reid. credits: tattered clippers (torn edge masks) by Lauren Reid, a hopping halloween collab by the-lilypad and oscraps, doodles around “bones” freehanded.
Layout by Lauren Reid. credits: liberty template by emily merritt, papers/ellies – summer stories by valorie wibbens, date stamp by designs by lili, half tone stamp – 4th of july stamps by jenna desai, arrow and circle doodles free handed
Layout by Lauren Reid. credits: positivity by lauren reid & jenn barrette, lookie here by cd muckosky, doodles behind photo free handed
Layout by Lauren Reid. credits: thankful heart by lauren reid & amy wolff; bliss alpha, scarlet alpha, & wonky templates v4 by lauren reid; 100 by sahlin studio, random doodles all free handed
If you’re like me, you couldn’t make your own doodles if your life depended on it. I’m so grateful that there are digital designers out there who can draw the fun illustrations that I love to use on my pages! Here are some of our favorites from around digiland:
Next time you are looking for a way to add some pizazz to your page, look through your stash of doodles. Some designers include them in with larger kits, others sell them as individual packs. Either way, you are bound to find something fun to bring your memories to life!
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