Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Transition...

I was faithful to my journal for about a month last year, and then I let it slide...for 6 months! After that hiatus, I started the journal back up again, but felt like I needed to account for those lost months somehow. Otherwise there would be this weird, unaccounted for, gap of time. In order to transition from September 2011 to March 2012, I created a spread of pages that gives a very concise summary of those six months. On one side, I listed a few events corresponding to each. On the other side, I chose three unique events and highlighted them with fun papers and lettering.



I have to give a shout out to my good friend, Nancy Burke, who co-authored a lettering book that inspired the writing on these pages. Her book, CardMaker's Handlettering Workbook, with its many  examples gave way to the variations shown in the close-ups below.




It was so much fun trying out the decorative handwriting styles on these journal pages, without worrying about messing up something REAL important, like a layout that I had just spent hours creating! This is one of my favorite things about this type of journaling...the freedom it gives to drag out my creativity and simply play with papers and supplies.

4 comments:

WillieburgScrapper said...

I love the color in this entry and your hand lettering is really beautiful- the washi tape borders are fantastic as well. I rarely consider my scrap pages "finished" and tend to redo a lot but I find that I rarely want to "mess up" paper I like a lot or embellishments that I paid a lot for- it does make me feel like I can't make mistakes- you're 100% right. I LOVE the idea of hand lettering to free up your creativity will have to try it!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

OMGoodenss I love the hand lettering!! What a perfect way to include those missed months to get caught up again.

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

um and that should have been "goodness" ;)

scrapper al said...

Great handlettering. And I like how you handled the transition.