Thursday, 2 August 2007

The Write Stuff

I know, it’s not Friday, but I’ve been slacking somewhat with the scrapping challenges of late, so I thought I’d get this posted while I have a spare moment (in between dealing with a 3 year old with summer holiday cabin fever and a 10 month old with an icky viral infection that’s brought him out in a rash – just how glamorous is my life?? ;) ).


A few weeks ago I signed up for this, which is Shimelle’s latest online class called “A Picture is worth a Thousand Word”. Following on the back of watching this video class that she did a while ago it’s got me thinking about journaling on layouts.

It seems to me when I started out scrapbooking a couple of years ago I always used to have journaling on my layouts (some times printed, some times hand written, some times hidden). As time has gone on, when I look through my albums, the style and type of layouts that I make has changed a lot. For example, I always used to do double layouts but more and more I’ve started doing single ones. I used to have to fill every inch of the page, now I like more white space.

My journaling is one of the things that have changed. These days most of my layouts have a sentence or the date and place and that’s about it. Part of me thinks that somewhere along the way, much further along the way (hopefully!), when I’ve long since popped off the face of the earth and the kids are looking through my albums (we’ve gone a bit morbid all of a sudden… but I’m getting to a point, honest!) that something of the message in these layouts is going to be lost. I know, now, what’s going on in these pictures, because it wasn’t so long ago I was taking them, but without some further explanation are they just going to leave people in the future thinking “great pic, but what the heck is going on?”.

So. With that in mind (have you seen what happens when I think? It’s dangerous. This is what you get when you let me out of the house to have adult conversation three days a week ;)) this weeks challenge is a little journaling project (and I’ve combined it with the sketch (so you can do both, or one, or neither)). Here’s the sketch:


The challenge is to use one photo, but one that has a good story behind it. A story that might not necessarily be obvious from the photo, but one that you think needs telling. Once you’ve selected your photo, then brush up your creative writing skills and come up with a big old block of journaling to accompany it on the layout. Hand write it if you’re brave, print it if you want to squeeze loads in, or just plain hate your handwriting. It’s up to you – just make it plentiful.

That’s all folks. Happy Scrapping.



kim said...

yay! A new challenge!

SO sorry things have been so nuts--hope the little guy feels better soon. We have same type of thing going on, only its the 3 year-old with the viral rash. The 9 month old just has pink-eye :P


Lou said...

Love this Marie! Think it might actually get me out of my scrapping slump!!

Marmadaisy said...

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The right stuff!

That made me laugh :P