published in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 17 No 7
This layout was my third entry for the Scrapbooking Memories Masters challenge. The third challenge was to create a layout using journaling as the focus.
Personally? I find it far easier to scrap my feelings than to write them down. When I have the same thoughts playing on repeat in my head I scrap them. These layouts can sometimes be quite personal, however I'm fairly open and comfortable with sharing the good, the bad and the ugly with my friends and in my scrapbooking. This doesn't necessarily mean I always want my journaling to be up front and 'in your face' though. So, on this layout I printed my primary journaling on the right hand side of my layout in the form of a letter to myself, and then selectively covered sections with mixed media. Its still legible but you have to look closely to read it and 'work it out'. I also printed random words relevant to my topic on vellum and scattered them across my page like litter, metaphorically piling up at the bottom. The focus of my layout is still all about the journaling, but with subtlety and restraint.
Have I tried keeping a journal to write in? Yep. I have a box full of them LOL! All barely half started and then tossed aside. Have I tried art journaling? Yep. I just can not get into it. So for me, using scrapping as a means of creative self-expression works.