Chris has put together this layout using some left over Christmas photos and while she was at it she took on the challenge of mixing and matching some alphabets she had in her stash. Chris used a 'scrabble' effect in between her photos and combined the Basic Grey letters stickers with tiny Carolee's Creations stickers.
Chris then went on to spell out some lyrics from her children's favourite Christmas song around the border of the layout using the Carolee's Creations stickers again and this time pairing them with the Heidi Swapp Bordeaux rub-ons. I think you'll agree that it's a very eye catching effect!
Donna loves her alphabet products...that is certainly no secret! Big titles are much like the hook line of a hit song - they draw you in and make you want to hear more. The biggest problem with alphabet products (if you can call it a "problem") is that so often we run out of that one letter we need to create that all important title. Donna's solution to this problem...substitute another product! It makes perfect sense, right? In this layout Donna shows us that mis-matched alphabet products really needn't be something to worry about, instead she feels it gives her layouts a little extra 'personality' and pizazz! By making the mis-matched alphabet products the feature of this layout, Donna has stumbled upon a solution to the lost letter issue as well as a fun design concept!
This was such a great and fun layout Carole has created, she used a lot of different alpha, We R Memory Keepers Chipboard Alphas, Pink Paislee Holly Doodle Alpha Stickers, and Heidi Swapp Chipboard and Plastic Alphas.
The papers Carole used are Cosmo Cricket Jacks World, they went perfectly with all the alphas. Carole also used embellishments to show off the alphas such as Stickers and tags and to give the alphas depth you can either use 3D dots or foam tape, and she also added a little stitching.
Got odd leftover chipboard letters that you probably won't use again? Paint them the same colour as your background and use them as a funky textured layout base. It's easy to layer more elements over the top if you wish and you can experiment with colour and textures.
In this 'mixed up alpha' challenge, Suz's idea was to echo the randomness and mixed up colours of her daughters clothes drawers with it's associated title, and again with a patchwork border. It's a random mish-mash of colours and designs but so is Phoebe's wardrobe so it works!
A great tip too for when you have random letters leftover but have used up all the vowels and most common letters in a set - use alpha stamps for the letters you've run out of. Stamp either directly onto your layout, or onto scrap bits of cardstock or paper, adding to the mixed randomness.
For the mixed alpha challenge Mel mixed up several chipboard and sticker alphabets to create a border around the photo. Her favourite alphabet (Scenic Route Berkeley chipboard, red) was scattered amongst Rose Moka Equinoxe letters (red & navy), Scenic Route Berkeley alpha stickers, SEI Park Buddies alphabet stickers, Sassafras Lass Happy Place monogram stickers and Carolee's Creation tiny etched alpha (natural).
Jaimie had an empty frame lying around and thought that this alphabet project would be a fun one to create with her daughter. Using left over chipboard, plastic and sticker alphas she let Ellie choose specific letters and together they arranged them so they all fit nicely in the frame. Once happy with the arrangement Jaimie adhered the letters to the backing sheet that came with the frame.
This would be a lovely project to complete with your child with a variation to let them spell out their names or a favourite quote. **Project inspired by Becky Higgins**