I’ve always liked the idea of a vision board. Cutting out pictures and words from magazines and putting them together into a meaningful collage. Having something to remind you of your goals and aspirations on a daily basis. But when I finally got round to making a vision board this week, I realised it wasn’t quite for me. It was then that I decided to make a bucket list board instead.
Okay, so it’s not so much a “board” as it is an A4 piece of card, but nonetheless, it’s something I can look at every day to remind me of my goals in life.
I really liked the watercolour pencil technique I used in this scrapbook layout (scroll to the last one), and I was eager to try it out again. First off, I filled the top quarter of the page with a mishmash of rainbow colours. Initially, it looked a bit like a unicorn threw up all over the page, but as I added more elements, it got better.
I then added my title in black koki. I knew even before I started that I would hate the way I would write it. Weirdly, this helped me to accept it once it was on the paper. My mind is strange. I added the heart to balance out the empty space around the title, and now I love it.
The quote below the title reads, “You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.” I found it on this blog by Lara Casey, and it’s like it was made for a bucket list. Check out her blog for some really inspirational articles and stories!
Finally, I wanted to add more colour and interest to the page, so I painted the border with my watercolour pencils. I drew lines for my writing, and now all that’s left is to add some bucket list items! I know of one that I can already add and cross off: Start a blog.
And that’s it!
This was a small and quick, but very fun project. I’ve used bucket list apps on my phone before, but I really think it’s better to have your goals in a place where you can see them every day. The love-hate relationship I have with my handwriting is slowly starting move more towards the love side of things. I’ll get there eventually.It’s likely that this bucket list will influence many of the challenges and projects I do for this blog. Stay tuned for updates!
It’s likely that this bucket list will influence many of the challenges and projects I do for this blog. Stay tuned for updates!
I hope that this project will inspire you to make your own creative bucket list (or vision) board. What have/would you put on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below!
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