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Writing in colour

scrapbook page
Supplies: cardstock by Bazzill Basics, patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket, stickers by 7gypsies, So Happy Together kit by Erica Hernadez, Vintage Photo Tool Kit by Rhonna Farrer, brown pen by American Crafts and one very ancient sun punch from EK Success.

The American Crafts precision pen in .03 is my writing implement of choice. So much so that I buy them two dozen at a time…but always in black. And recently this has seemed very wrong. Perhaps something brought about by a month of colour.

Okay, I haven’t gone far from the black but I feel I must announce publically that the precision pen in brown is just as fabulous. It’s not too pale to read like many a brown pen I have tried. It’s just like a black pen…only brown. Why that has been so difficult to find over the years, I do not know. Perhaps I was looking in entirely the wrong place.

I’m not ready to jump entirely into autumn any time soon, so for now I’m mixing my browns with rainbow brights, like the So Happy Together kit by Erica Hernadez. That’s what makes the printed circles, stars and labels in this paper layout, but it works digitally too:

digital scrapbook page
Supplies: So Happy Together kit by Erica Hernadez, Wishing for Sunshine papers by Holly McCaig, page template by Ali Edwards from the Songbird Avenue charity kit.

This template already had the title coloured, but easy enough to switcheroo with the ‘replace colour’ function, so now it matches the papers.

digital scrapbook page
Supplies: So Happy Together kit by Erica Hernadez, Rich Bohema Solid Papers by Tia Bennett, Strokes and Splatters and Vintage Photo Tool Kit by Rhonna Farrer, and Butterfly Elements by Michelle Underwood.

And the journaling typed one line at a time here so the words could be in the same colour as the labels…except that yellow that was too hard to read!

Today’s colour challenge?
Write in colour! Get out some coloured pens, pencils or markers and put some colour back in your penmanship. It can be a layout, a card, a note, a grocery list, the text of a blog post—whatever you fancy as long as it includes words in colours other than black and white!

Upload it somewhere online and link it up here in the comments by 11:59pm on the 30th of June and one lucky winner will receive a set of stamps!

{And if you missed yesterday’s post, there is a free download plus a give away that just requires a comment, so don’t miss that one!}


28 June 2009

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10 Comments for Writing in colour

  1. Debs Says:

    Just blogged a layout using brown journalling and a few brown letters!

  2. Scrappycarrie Says:

    For my digital LO I went all out for colour and it can be viewed at

    Thanks Shimelle for a wonderful Month of Colour :)

  3. Anso Says:

    Here is my take on the challenge:

  4. anne Says:

    I just can’t get to doing a layout at the moment, so I did a colourful blog post instead!

  5. Wendy Says:

    Done a digi LO for this one here

  6. Laura Says:

    Fabulous! I knew there was a reason for buying all those posh journalling pens in Hobbycraft last month! Been looking for a reason to escape from the black journalling.

  7. Tifany D. Says:

    How’s this for color?

  8. Tifany D. Says:

    And here’s a card I made for my dad and writing in brown.

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