Over at Try it on Tuesday there is a challenge that, in my opinion, is absolutely wonderful - though for many it might take you out of your comfort zone a little!
Must include some handwriting
I am passionate about handwriting - it is so sad that we get fewer handwritten letters now that everyone using text and email to communicate. I used to teach some scrapbook classes (many years ago) and aimed to spread the word about the importance of scrapbooking in documenting your life and everything about you. One thing I really tried to get across in the classes was the importance of handwriting as part of your identity and how it should be used more....
Handwriting is such a unique thing, but I think also sometimes a very disliked thing...because my speeches about the importance of handwriting at the classes were met with glances of doubt in my direction and a severe reluctance to pick up a pen....I always felt it was such a shame, and even though I didn't get far in spreading the message about the importance of writing, I have never lost my fascination for the handwritten word.
"Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly.
My Mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And
there is something visceral about opening a letter - I see
her on the page...I see her in her handwriting."
So whatever the state of your handwriting (and I don't think many people ever do like their own handwriting, I don't like mine very much) grab a pen and write on your creation...and be proud of your handwriting! - Right...I am climbing down from the soapbox now......!!!
My tag started off with no plan other than a quote I had found. So I decided to stick with my favourite combination of brown and blue and picked up Gathered Twigs and Faded Jeans DI's. Blended them over the tag and did some spritz and flick.
Then a light spray with the Tsukineko Rich Cocoa spray and began stamping.
I used three Gibson Girl stamps in Black archival ink and a corner flourish to join them together.
Some Aged Silver Frantage powder was sprinkled around the edges and melted. I love how grungey this is with flecks of gold and lots of black melted into it
Black Soot DI was blended around the edges of the tag.
Some tissue tape with handwriting on it seemed a very logical tie for the tag
.....and I added a pen nib covered with Espresso Alcohol ink and wiped with White Fire Treasure Gold.
And my quote - Yes, that is my handwriting - and no, I don't really like it very much...but this is how I write and I am proud to include it here.
So come on over to Try it on Tuesday and see what everyone has made and join in!