Monday, April 16

Let's Doodle!

Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you have had a great week, and got to join our Myth/Story challenge. This week we are all about doodling with our Let's Doodle challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

I love to doodle, do you? I just find it fun to add lines and marks in a very imperfect way to my work.  I think it adds a whimsical touch to this art journal page. Once again have you noticed my need for bright colors and flowers? Yes, I am still seeking Spring, as it keeps snowing here.

A friend introduced me to the Prima watercolor palettes, and I just had to get some to play with. I must say, I love them! They are small and portable with a great color palette. 
I started by sketching my circles in pencil on watercolor paper, then took the water brush and filled in the area. Next, I add different colors with the water brush. This way keeps everything soft.

While I was doing the watercolors, I also painted the journal page in an opaque blue and set that aside to dry. My next step was to stencil with the Diamond Circles and blue, then with the Yellow and Coral. 

Once that stenciled layer dried, I added the leaves with the greens. 

I used the background stamp in areas of the page, stamped the Emerson quotes, and started to doodle. 

I also stamped the word background over my big flower. 

Next, I doodled my flowers...


Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea. Drink the wild air. 

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. 


Let the beauty of nature fill your soul!

I hope you've enjoyed my doodling journey into nature this week, and are inspired to join us for our Let's Doodle challenge! Every week one person is drawn randomly for a $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp/



A great place to shop!

Simon is on Instagram, use #sssmchallenge.

Wonder how the doodle bug is affecting the design team? Be sure to head on over for some fantastic inspiration!


  1. Gorgeous colors. Love the flowers!

  2. Gorgeous journal page Maura :-) the flowers are so pretty and I love the background and doodling, absolutely fabulous! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. WOWZERS! You are an amazing doodler! Gorgeous!

  4. How fabulous, Maura! Love the colors and the mix of textures and layers ... super pretty! :D

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. Maura! Look at your doodling geniusness! The doodles on this project were my favorite part. I still say you could make a killer set of stamps! I'd be first in line. I love the light feel of your doodled lines and how they are whimsical and wonderful.

  6. beautiful! I love the soft cool tones of the background to showcase your gorgeous blooms!

  7. Oh my! I was sure the flowers were stamps! Maybe you should design some? Great doodlins and amazing watercolor! Hugs, Marzena

  8. Your drawing skills are good!! I also thought the flowers were stamps. Great watercolour. Vivid colours, they are so nice. And a great background!

    🤗 Paula

  9. Wow, what a beautiful journal page! The flowers that you painted and doodled are so amazing 😀. It seems Mother Nature is still confused, we are having a heat wave (I actually wore shorts today) and it's April 😉. Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend too! J 😊

  10. Wow.... this is such a fun and awesome creation, Maura. The colors and the flowers are fantastic on this journal page! :)

  11. Your watercolored and doodled flowers are fantastic Maura! I love them. And they look really great on that cool background too. Hugs!

  12. love the background Maura and your doodles flowers are stunning, hugs kath xxx

  13. Maura, this is beautiful and those flowers are just stunning and look perfect against that wonderful background! Gorgeous work as always... <3

  14. Such a pretty page. Maura! The background is fabulous and the flowers are amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  15. Gorgeous page Maura! Colors are spectacular and your doodling so beautiful!


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