Creating from the inspiration we find in our hearts is one of the more liberating forms of scrapbooking. No rules, just feelings. It's the truest form of art. Being artistic doesn't mean you have to carry the title of artist. Rather, it's adding your personal touch and flair on your layouts. One great way to do this is to doodle. That's right, doodle! Not sketch or illustrate, but hand-draw lettering, accents, and other detailing. Doing so brings a sense of you to your layout, emphasizing your important creative role in memory keeping.
Here are some easy ways to add a little doodling to your page (and layouts to show the idea in action).
Add doodling to your layout's title by replacing a few letters with doodles, as Joannie McBride did.
California Dreamin' by Joannie McBride, as seen in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 77.
Use Your Photos for Inspiration
For accents, hand-draw a few of the items captured in the photographs used on your layouts. You may find this type of doodling comes easily because you already have an image to look to for ideas.
Tea for Two by Mou Saha, as seen in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 78.
Jazz Up Your Journaling
Emphasize specific words in your journaling by varying the type, size, or color of your hand-written fonts, like Shelley Aldrich did with her journaling.
A Part of Me by Shelley Aldrich, as seen in the Creating Keepsakes magazine special issue Scrapbooking Everyday Memories, page 26.
These are just a few ideas to get started! Try doodling frames, borders, or other designs with colored pencils, markers, or pens for more amazing possibilities!
Amber Ellis, online senior editor
In the next 60 minutes, complete a layout with doodles. By participating, you'll use up your stash, complete a project, or even have the chance to win one of two beautiful kits from Little Yellow Bicycle!
You have 60 minutes to complete the project. At the end of the 60 minutes, photograph or scan your project, and upload the image to the Club CK gallery (learn how to upload your project here). Then leave a comment below with the URL link to your page by 4:30 p.m. MDT today. For example, your comment could look like this: "My page is posted here: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx." One winner will be randomly selected who participates in the live challenge.
Note: If you're new to Club CK, you'll need to create a free account here in order to be able to upload your project. I suggest registering now so your account will be active by the time you complete your project.
If you couldn't join us for the live challenge, you can still enter to win! The second prize will be awarded to one randomly selected person who leaves the URL link to his or her page in the comments section below by 9:00 a.m MDT, Monday, April 11. The winners will be announced at the bottom of this article.
Can't wait to see what you create!
Congrats to sandee who was our first winner. To claim your prize look for a conversation on your profile page.
Congrats to ScrappinEweRobyn who was the second randomly selected winner. To claim your prize, look for a conversation from Erika H in the My Conversations section of your My Profile page.