I recently took you from layout to finished card using the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear system. As I looked over the process, and thinking ahead to the next series of shows on Create and Craft TV, I thought to myself – am I an Inkadinkadoodler or an Inkadinkadesigner?!
I guess that I should define what the difference is. The dictionary gives a variety of definitions for both terms, but here is a succinct summary –
Doodler – to play or improvise idly.
Designer – a person who devises and executes designs, as for works of art etc.
Ok, lets look at the evidence.
First, a messy workstation with stacks of experiments and the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear system and stamps littering the worktop having been picked up, used and put down again multiple times.
It either looks like an industrial accident in a craft warehouse or totally normal, depending on your point of view. So let’s continue.
But what kinds of things were being created? Was this idle play or was I designing? Maybe I need some more evidence?
Here is a test layout that I tried on plain copy paper with inks that just didn’t work together.
So far I think that I have ticked all of the boxes for becoming an official Inkadinkadoodler, although, having thought about where to place the images and creating a shaped frame, perhaps this is edging more towards the title of Inkadinkadesigner?
Hopefully these next pictures will move me from one to the other? The first is one of those experimental layouts that I have talked about previously.
Ok, well, I clearly chose where to put the design, and centred the sentiment and topper in the middle of the design – but what about the finished card that this was to become?
Thought was given to layout (thanks to the doodle), colours, cardstock texture, embellishments and sentiment – or at least in my opinion it did.
This makes me a designer right? After-all, I made a series of conscious choices when putting it all together.
Well, I have enjoyed the whole journey and would probably travel the entire road again as I think that it is all important.
In conclusion therefore, and possibly by luck more than plan, I and anyone else creating projects with the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear system will inevitably tick all of the boxes for being both an Inkadinkadoodler and an Inkadinkadesigner.
I hope I’ve made my case well and that you are having fun using yours, both doodling and designing :)
Many thanks for reading.