Thursday, 3 July 2008

Getting wordy with wordle

Did you see Tracy's post today about wordle? I lost the rest of the afternoon playing around with words, fonts and colour. The word cloud for my blog url was a bit disappointing, somehow it didn't seem quite 'me'. So I changed tack and starting playing with word groups, initially making a card and envelope for my nephew, who's just passed his driving test. I came up with this - folded with all the text on the front for the card, and then enlarged onto A4, which I folded and cut for the envelope. No photo, I forgot, but the envelope looked pretty cool - I used bluey purple paper so the text was quite subtle.


I carried on playing for a bit (mmm, quite a while actually) and printed some covers which I've made into doodle sketch books. Medium weight card for the cover, with type wrapping around to the back.


Inside I've just used lightweight recycled copy paper - 20 pages


They're simply bound using pamphlet stitch, though I think my binding could be tighter


I thought they'd make fun sketchbooks for kids......and as I don't have any, I thought I'd give them away....


So if you'd like one, either for your offspring or yourself, leave me a comment and I'll draw two names at random on sunday evening, say 8pm (6 July).

Now go and play with wordle....... I need to get back to work!

10 comments:

kristina said...

These are so lovely--and in my favorite blue-y colors too! Please do include me in the draw :) K x

Dragonfly said...

Hee hee! I'm glad I'm not the only time-waster! At least you put yours into a creative project, which is more than can be said for me! I'd love to win one...

the flour loft said...

lovely sketch books... wordle sounds good too but i am so easily distracted at the moment i daren't click the link ... have you seen what time it is?.. i must go and get some sleep really... maybe i'll look tomorrow! please add my name to your draw Diana.
thanks
Ginny x

Lindsay said...

Very artistic - what a brilliant idea - please enter me into the draw - if I do not win - please send me two for my grandchildren and will obviously reimburse!

Pipany said...

These are great Diana and yes please, enter me into your giveaway! Daren't even look ar=t wordle as I am so easily distracted already! have a lovely weekend xx

Exmoorjane said...

I'm with Pip - don't dare even click on that link. I followed one yesterday and spent the whole afternoon composing poems! But they are really really scrummy.
Jxxxx

Simone said...

Those sketch books are really creative. I would love to win one for my son. I had a play about on that website too. I think I will go back and play some more!

Liz said...

Ooh, lovely. Please count me in.

Pippa said...

Ooo I love your sketch books, can I be entered into your draw. I would give it to my darling grandaughter.
I know what you all mean about some sites keep you busy for longer than you intend. I have been distracted by all the lovely craft links on Rhonda Jeans down-to-earth recently.

Have a happy day.

Pippa

this is my patch said...

Hi Diana, I have been a little absent on the blogs over the last week or so and missed this. Thanks for telling us about Wordle, I am definitely going to experiment as I have used typefaces in my job for many years, so this sort of thing is just up my street! I love the notebooks, I am sure you had lots of takers. They are great! x