Saturday, 14 August 2010

I was reading Sue Roddis’ blog the other day and noticed this post, inspired by Michelle Ward’s Crusade 43 Challenge and I just had to try it, I liked it so much.

Basically, you just tear or cut out bits of  headlines from newspapers and/or magazines.  Mine were snaffled from the Radio Times and a Sky Mag, both hanging around.  I haven’t done anything with the pages yet but I will – I just wanted to record the pages as they looked before they were completed because I like them :D

typography pages
typography 2
typography 3
There ARE deliberate gaps but there’s also an accidental gap which I only spotted in the photos, lol.  All that text is blinding!  Isn’t it a cool effect?  Thanks to Sue and to Michelle for the inspiration!
Can’t wait for John to go back to work so that I can do more work on these. 

23 very much appreciated comments:

cockney blonde said...

What a brill idea. Another easy thing to take caravanning, lol, x

Netty said...

This looks like great fun. Thank you for showing it. Annette x

Carol Q said...

I'm going to have to go out and buy a couple of newspapers tomorrow Cath to try this. Looks great and I really liked Sue's version too.

Chris said...

Lots of work, but I can hardly wait to see the end result!

Hermine said...

This looks absolutely awesomoe

Paul said...

Oooh these look different and fun. Can't wait to see where this creative direction will take you. Px

Sally H said...

Wow! Love the words you have chosen. Just been sat here reading them all!

Lesley said...

Oh wow this looks interesting. I shall go and investigate. Perhaps I should try doing this on a journal page...

Dotpat said...

They look great Cath, make a real cool background, what glue did you use please

Sherry said...

Your backgrounds look so good - thanks for the links.

Neet said...

What a great idea.

JeanFB said...

Oh, what a fun technique! Gotta try that one!

michelle ward said...

Cath - I caught the link from your page to the street team so I am entering you in the crusade link list! I hope you don't mind :)
Your pages look super fun! Glad you found us and had a fun day assembling text messages!

missy k said...

Great pages..... I love the challenges at GPP.

Have fun with the next stage!

quinncreative said...

What a great background that can be a foreground as well. I love the design and world placement. You have a great feel for typography as well. Think I'll give this style a go.

iHanna said...

I agree with you, doing a collage with words is SO much fun! :-) Your pages looks so FULL!

Cruse on girl!
/another crusader

goudenregen said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I will browse your blog, lots of interesting stuff to see, I think. Love your text messaging pages, and I am looking forward to see the end result.

goudenregen said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I will browse your blog, lots of interesting stuff to see, I think. Love your text messaging pages, and I am looking forward to see the end result.

Plume said...

I just love the way these words look on a page! The spaces are ok. Playing with written words does give a stunning effect!

Janet said...

I especially like the way you laid out the words on the pages....not just all going the same way. Very cool pages!

fabricfan said...

I love all that text the different fonts and sizes work well together.

Rosie said...

Love your pages and can't wait to see what becomes of them!

cathsheard said...

So much text - there's a real impact after a certain point. For me it's like something changes and the text becomes more than text. Ok, bad description; not at my best with words today. Sorry, let's just say I think it works.