Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Hello everyone! Rosy here to bring you some inspiration in your use of alphas! Most of the Shabby Shoppe‘s kits include a complete set of alphabets. My favorite method for making titles is combining one alpha with one font, but I decided that it was time to get out of my box and mix up my alphas a bit! Using a different alpha for every letter in a word gives a happy, playful feel to your layout.
Using a different alpha for each word in a longer title gives you a nice scrappy, layered look…and on a page where a stamped alpha would get lost, I’ve made it into a sticker by adding a stroke and shadow. Using one letter as a monogram element is also a nice touch.
In Kylie’s “Life is a Beautiful Ride” she made her own alpha by clipping some pretty papers to a font. Using brackets to frame her photos gives visual interest to her page. I also love her idea of using a circular alpha as a monogram element in the center of a flower!
Some other creative uses would be to use the openings in alphabet letters like o, a, p, d as a frame for a small photo, or mixing a capital letter alpha with a lowercase alpha for proper nouns.
I hope these examples have gotten your creative juices going and I’d love to hear your ideas on more uses for alphas in the comments!
Thanks for stopping in! SP will be here tomorrow with a Project Scrap check-in.