This weeks challenge is to create a layout focusing on Alphabets. Most companies sell a wide range of Alphabets with products in sizes, fonts and colours to suit all pages.
Here a few ways to use Alphabets on your pages ..
- Title - make a title stand out using a large alphabets set, then add a sub title using a smaller alphabet set.
- Journaling - some alphabet products are small enough that you can create all of your journaling with them, or you might like to highlight selected words in your journaling block using alphabet embellishments.
- Mix and match - a great way to use left over alphabets is to use all your leftovers from different packs to form a title for your page.
- Backgrounds - sticker alphabets can make great backgrounds espeically if you only have leftover letters that never get used - stick them to the background to form a collage and then add the rest of your layout over the top.
- Border - create a border using alphabets - use different coloured alphabets to mix things up.
- Trace - trace your letters then stitch over your pencil marks, or pen it for that more handmade look.
- Dress it up - alphabets are great for altering, use paper, paints, inks or rubons to give your alphabets a different look.
This week Nic shows you how easy it is to create a background using some Junkitz letter stickers. She has also created her title using a coupel of different alphabet products.
- Decide on where you want the pattern on your page - you may want it all over. Nic has chosen to form a border pattern down the right hand side of her page.
- Simply stick your letters down , overlapping them to give a collage look. Nic has also decided that her border will be about 3 letters thick. Keeping it at this makes it look neat. Nic has used a rub-on stitch to complete the border.
- Once you are happy with your alphabet pattern, add the rest of the layout. For the title Nic has used SEI iron-ons for the main word "Play" and the word "she" is formed with Heidi Swapp plastic letters - a great size for smaller titles. The journaling spot also has the title "Today" on it, so Nic has placed it to form part of the title too... "She Plays Today"
Be sure to check back next week to see what the Design Team has come up with.