Thursday, 15 March 2012

“Wordle” wont work

Excellent….. Less is More has “Script” for their challenge this week and I had just decided to revisit “Wordle” to create a quick card for one of my cousins. I thought a text based card would be ok for a bloke card. The colour was inspired by DYSU challenge who have asked for favourite colours (mine’s green but they did that last week, next best is Aqua….. so I abandoned my red and black theme for Aqua and blues.

S1052493The trouble is…Wordle wouldn’t work….I’ve got a feeling it’s something to do with Java….so having the attention span of a flea, I decided to abandon Wordle and just recreate the look with Text boxes and Word Art in Word. The bottom right corner looked a bit bare, so I inserted a little clip art pic of a motorbike (his great passion is bikes!) L.I.M. is one layer week but I did think my card needed a bit of a lift, luckily I had recently found a ridged ruler (in my big clearing the cupboard under the stairs frenzy) which was nearly perfect to create an embossed frame…actually it was a bit deep so I had to be careful.

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The card was fun to create and easy but I thought I had gone off track with the theme….I looked up the definition of “script”- noun - the letters or characters used in writing by hand; handwriting, especially cursive writing, a manuscript or document, the text of a manuscript or document, the manuscript or one of various copies of the written text of a play, motion picture, or radio or television broadcast.any system of writing.

My design has got a couple of handwriting styles incorporated but I couldn’t resist having another quick go.

This is for my friends daughter who likes all things quirky so hopefully she will like a doodled/handwritten card. I decided to go all out with the Text theme and scanned a very old newspaper (hoorah for my mum being a top hoarder…mmm guess that gene runs in the family!!) which I printed directly onto card.


Again the card was quick and simple. To keep the “white space” as clean as possible. I draft printed the text, a quick doodle later…coloured in with coloured pencils, it was soon finished….I “ummed and arrred” over a bit of ribbon for embellishment…but decided to leave it alone…if I was using my card making stuff I would possibly use a shaped brad as an accent …but card making stuff is against my blog rules …….will have a rummage around the house….. inspiration might strike!!

Have just visited LIM and spotted a card with a similar idea to my first card, Debbie has created a great design with stamps and stickers, it’s very effective, and we have both chosen very similar colours (oops perhaps I should go back to red and black!!!).

….. if any one wants itvintage newspaper scan_0001this is the scanned paper….I cant see a copyright on it and it’s old so hopefully not breaking any rules by giving the scan away…and I tried to steer clear of any mention of the macabre, murder or naughtiness…there was even mention of “wanton behaviour”….ooh er missus!!


Diane said...

big gap warning....needed to edit something.. now the post has monstrous great gaps in it......SORRY!!!!! they wont go away!

Scrapmate said...

I like both cards - they'e great!

Debby said...

Thanks for your visit (and the link)!
Your card is great too!
I like the doodled one. The doodeling is very nice.

Cheryl said...

oh this is one,stunning CAS card just love the designs on both just so effective hugs Cherylxxx

Chrissie said...

Great cards Diane!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Super cards Diane

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Great doodling and the text one is very clever. Super cards. xx

Linda said...

Great cards Diane, I really enjoy reading your blog. That was one of the reasons for giving you the award, along with all the fab tips and great ideas. Well done! xxx

Jenny said...

Another great post Diane following your thought processes!! Never heard or tried wordle but looks like you did brilliant without it..... They look so easy to make the wordy collage but they are not!!!
Glad that newspaper counts as script ! Good job your mum had this old paper , they make a better background than today's chip paper!!!
Two excellent cards again this week Diane :0)
Jenny x

Jen said...

love the newspaper one!!! will have to look up wordle... really wanted to do a save the date design similar to how you have done your first card..

jen xx

Bonnie said...

Both are great cards! I'm amazed that you did these without benefit of stamps.

Marlena M. said...

I love your texty cards-great job with both.

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Aileen said...

These work great. I love all the different texts together. x

princesskitten said...

I wish I could do simple looks

kitten - DYSU team

Bea said...

great cards Diane

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