Friday, 18 July 2008

Spot the Difference

It’s Daring Cardmakers day today and oh boy has Rhi come up with a dare that's way too far out my comfort zone.

Hi, it's Rhi here this week to dare you, and it's...Journaling spots. They're used all the time in scrapbooking where it's extra personal to read someone's words and memories in their own hand. Use a journaling spot, be it stamped, premade, hand cut, digital or doodled, to frame your handwritten message on your card.

I’ve never even used hand written journaling spots on the few scrapbook layouts I’ve made so the thought of adding my own hand writing, which isn’t good at the best of time, to the front of a card, simply terrifies me. Could this be a dare too far?

No, of course not.
This may not be one of the best cards I’ve ever made but at least I’ve had a go.

I decided to keep it very simple and went with three little boats; all hand cut from Basic Grey Color Me Silly papers. I’ve added buttons for the port holes and the largest of the boats has an anchor charm attached.
My journaling spot is the largest sail and it reads….You sailed into my life and set anchor in my heart.
The waves have been stamped with ‘Broken China’ Distress ink and Technique Tuesday Whispy Gigs clear stamps and I finished off the card with some doodling and mock stitching.


Kathy said...

This is lovely Sue - and what a great little piece of journalling

Jackie said...

I don't know what's not to like Sue, I think it's lovely. Very clever journalling too :)

Dolly Mixtures said...

Your three boats look really good -clever idea to add the journaling to the sail. What a lovely sentiment it is too!