Good morning everyone! I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself as this was the month that I was meant to be in Detroit visiting my dear friends who moved there from Australia a few years ago. My previous visit was in the snowy Mid-winter and I was looking forward to being there to share the Summer with them, but Covid has put a stop to all that for now. I know that many of you have also had treasured plans interrupted and that indeed many of you are struggling with the economic fallout from the pandemic. Life has been challenging to say the least this year, but I hope you are all finding some release/relief/sanity in your scrapping and that I can inspire you with one of my much loved DD products from way back in 2014 today.
I’m a big fan of all of Katie’s pencil line products. They add a bit of “handmade” to digital pages that I really like. In 2014, these cute Pencil Line Journalers were added to the store.
When it comes to journaling, I either add a whole screed that simply would not fit on any ‘journaler’ in the store OR I add a few to-the-point sentences that can be fitted on a couple of paper strips. So, you see, I rarely use a journaler as a journaler! Of course, the outline can be erased so that you are left with just the penciled lines, and the pack also includes the empty shapes as well. I did a bit of a search of my gallery and while I HAVE used this product to journal on, I wanted to show you some other ways to use these elements.
In this old layout of mine, I’ve used the penciled lines as a design element behind the photo and over the top of a paper journaler. I like the way the lines fill the empty space but maintain a light and delicate look ensuring that the focus remains on the photo and the Santa flair which helps to tell the story.
The lines can really be used wherever you might use a piece or strip of patterned paper. Here I’ve erased the journaler outline and duplicated the lines several times so that I can use them down the length of the page.
In this recent ‘Covid’ layout, I placed them so that they stick out from behind the right side of the photo arrangement creating a sense of balance when paired with the patterened paper on the opposite side.
I clipped the penciled lines to the photo frame in this layout which just adds a little interest as well as a holding place for the date.
I took some nice photos of the grandkids at the zoo last week, so I determined to use the Pencil Line Journalers on a couple of new layouts as well!
In this first page about my Best Boy, I’ve duplicated the lines to fill the length of the page, merged the layers and them used the rectangular marquee tool to cut a long thin strip. As in my first example this takes the place of a strip of patterned paper which would create a much ‘heavier’ division of the page.
Lastly, in this page about our bubbly Flo, I’ve used the circular journaler as well as the empty outline to create small circle clusters about the page. I did extract extra lines and add them to the lined journaler to make it a little more dense on the page (ah – the wonders of digital!). Katie’s Pencil Thin Font is the perfect pairing for the Pencil Line Journalers, and helps add to the hand drawn effect.
So – your Get Inspired Challenge this month is to use the Pencil Line Journalers (check this coming week’s sale items), in some way OTHER than to hold journaling.
My two new layouts plus credits will be in the Scrapbook Challenge Gallery and I hope to see your layout there too.
Don’t forget to add your 100% DD product layout to this month’s Challenge participation thread in the forum to earn shopping rewards.
Happy scrapping everyone!