Remember the first books you read as a child, in which the words were replaced by pictures at times? Or perhaps you can recall the fun challenge of solving a rebus puzzle (like this one by Mark Twain), where words and images come together to reveal a message. A little wordplay can go a long way toward making your journaling engaging and fun to read.
This week’s challenge is to integrate letters, words, and images from OA products into your journaling. Some letters might be replaced by letter stickers, some words might be replaced by words cut from patterned paper, ephemera, or label stickers, and some images might be substituted for words (like adding a chipboard star instead of actually writing "star"). Have fun with it, like Becky and I did!
For the journaling on this page, I incorporated words, phrases, and pictures from a bunch of October Afternoon products, including stamps, ephemera, patterned paper, and even a Chip ‘N Stick shape. Each little piece brings its own kind of charm to the page, while also blending seamlessly with the journaling itself.
And because I’m not a believer in keeping recipes secret...
Becky also took on this challenge in her bright and whimsical layout.
Her mix of letter stickers, shape stickers, and ephemera add to the playful tone of the page, complementing those adorable photos perfectly.
Now it’s your turn! We would love to see your take on this challenge in our Flickr gallery. This way, you’ll have a chance to be included in one of our Flickr Features on the October Afternoon blog!