Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Catch a Wave!

I made this LO for a number of challenges:
1. I used a sketch over at Dixie Pieces
2. I used 2 ribbons plus combined other challenges for Pile It On Challenge
3. I used a picture of one of the guys in my life for Tami's Love Our Guys challenge over at Back Porch Memories.
4. I used a photo of someone in sunglasses for Fablady's Cool Shades Challenge over at

Want to know how to do this journaling? It is soooo easy. Here is a quick tutorial:
1. Gather your supplies. You will need a piece of scrap paper, a pencil, a white eraser, a ruler and a gel pen.

2. Measure how much room you have on your LO for your journaling, and on a peice of scrap paper, draw a box that size.

3. Begin with pencil. Drawing freehand, draw some slighly wavy lines in the box. Don't be too fussy about how it looks. The beauty is in the randomness of the pattern.

4. Now print your journaling in capital letters. Each letter should touch the top line and the bottom line. Don't begin the first letter of each new line directly beneath the one above. The letters need to be staggered a bit so that you can read them. This will give you a guide as to how much wording will fit in the space you have. For example, you will need to draw 6 lines, for 5 lines of journaling.

5, Once you have an idea of the way it will look, draw your lines lightly in pencil on your orginal journaling block, or directly on your LO as I did in the example above.

6. Now go over all the pencil lines with the gel pen. If your pencil lines show through, erase them gently with a white eraser. Here is how mine looked before I erased the lines.

Now your journaling is a work of handmade art that hadds a special touch to your page! Here is another example of how great this journaling style looks.


Vickilyn said...

Love the layout and thanks for the quick journal tutorial! I have seen that done before and always liked it!!

Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

kramer_buffy said...

theresa, this looks so cool, thanks for the tutorial too!

Do you mind if we put it in the Pile It On! Blog?

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

Anonymous said...

btw. the previous one was me but w/ my old user name.

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

kath said...

He is so cute! And I love the journaling technique, I can't wait to give it a try

kath said...

I'm very happy with the page I made from your sketch, the journaling came out nice thanks to your instructions. To see the page check out this link:

Scatter said...

Cool lettering technique. TFS!