Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I just came across a thread on 2 peas that was discussing faithbooking (scrapbooking your faith, kind of like a prayer journal of sorts). Every week there will be a new challenge to scrap. This week's was "what's your favorite verse?"

For once, I decided I wanted to make my own "stuff" instead of using patterned paper and embellishments, I water colored this heart and did my own calligraphy and journaling. This was a stretch for me, cause I like things to be, well perfect!

I haven't thought about calligraphy for 10 years or so, but I just found my pen (not the kind with the interchangeable nibs, but a felt tipped pen) and wanted to give it a whirl. I didn't take time to draw out lines and I didn't worry if they weren't spaced right. I just wanted to create something for the sake of creating. I water colored the heart and stippled it in, wrote out my verse, and tore around the whole design and own unique creation.

It was kind of different scrapbooking without photos. I think I like how it turned out, but I'm not sure if I want to continue this challenge with 12x12 pages. I may just go out and get a smaller journal that I can write more in. I dunno, what do you think?

1 comment:

Diane C said...

I love this idea! and you did fabulous. I first learned caligraphy my sr. year in High School - which is why my handwritting looks like it does - I took some of the techniques and made them my own.
CM does faithbooking - I like it because it helps us remember or recall God's miraculous work in our lives. It does not only benefit us, but also future generations.
I too am planning on doing this - I was thinking of doing it in a 7x7 book. Perfect for a coffee table or night stand.