Welcome to Project Life 2012 | Week Twenty.
Some weeks my end result feels just okay. I don’t dwell on that at all because I know, from experience, that it’s the whole I’m most interested in vs. any one of the weeks.
That said, I really like this week. I went for photos in just about every single pocket – most with words added in Photoshop before printing. In the middle I added another 6×12 insert that holds words from a post and new words from my weekend adventure.
Here’s a look at Week Twenty:
For journaling directly on my photos I’m using a font called Sentinel.
Here’s a closer look at some of those images:
The “love this” arrow is from this set: Arrow Sentiments Outline and Stamps (you’ll see how I also used it with the Silhouette below).
Heidi Swapp Disco Arrow on top of a “printing mistake” (black & white vs. color) that I then used to test out some pens.
Summer Quote Strips recolored yellow and placed on top of my photo before printing. If you are interested in learning how to work with PNG files and other digital elements like this on your photos check out my Getting Started With Digital Scrapbooking series (free).
“Wednesday I heart” is from the Today I Love Brushes & Stamps set. I had fun identifying things in the photo with text.
The 6×12 insert is text from my “I Am” post last week with a long, slim photo along the edge.
Along the seam where the journaling meets the photo I added a letter sticker from American Crafts (Hardcover Silver), a long machine stitched line, and a Avery index tab.
For the backside of the insert I decided to print out a full-page, 6×12 photo and write my journaling directly on top.
Loved the result.
Here’s what it looked like printed with the corners rounded before writing (this is the looking up at the Space Needle from the bottom in case you were wondering):
And here’s what it looked like after I journaled about my weekend:
I used a Sakura Pen-Touch White Calligrapher Pen (fine tip – 1.8mm). My first time using that pen and it was great.
A look at page two:
All photos from my Seattle overnight.
Here’s what it looks like from the back (what you’ll see next week):
SUPPLIES | 2012 | WEEK 20
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Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces used in my album are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life (including all the spreads from my completed 2011 album) here.