Welcome to the From Screen 2 Scrap blog-hop, and thanks for helping us celebrate our 1st birthday!
If you arrived here from the amazing Anne Patterson's blog then you're on the right track. If you've stumbled across this by accident then I encourage you to go back to the FS2S blog and start at the beginning - you won't be sorry!
To celebrate our birthday we've got a tonne of prizes to give away, but before we get to that I wanted to show you the layout I created inspired by the movie poster for Juno.
I used the movie poster much like a sketch and clustered my photo and embellishments in the corner, and then filled up the page with stripes. I've used Sassafras Apple Jack collection papers and banner flags (including the negatives from the sheet once I had removed the banner itself - nothing goes to waste here!) You can still find the Apple Jack collection papers in the Handmade by Suzanne store here, and they're even on sale at the moment! The word 'sweet' and the boy flying the kite are from the October Afternoon Fly a Kite sticker sheet which you can find here. But the flowers are all from Kitschy Digitals.
On first impressions it might appear as though my 'lollipops' title is made of traditional alpha stickers (at least from a distance anyway!) but it is handmade. I'll quickly run you through the process of how I did it. It's an easy way of customising your titles and getting quite a professional appearance.
1. Type your title in a Word document and choose a size and font that suits your layout. You can find a tonne of fun (and free!) fonts you can download at Kevin and Amanda's. Print it out on a scrap piece of paper.
2. Use some tracing paper (or just plain old baking paper!) to trace your title
3. And then transfer it onto the patterned paper you're going to use for your title. I'm using the yellow b-side from the Sassafras Apple Jack paper called "my type"
4. Use a black pen or texta to go over it. I use a calligraphy pen as an easy way of making sure that the letters aren't all the same thickness. If you look closely you'll see that each letter is thicker in some parts and thinner in others. This gives it a more professional appearance.
5. Then just cut around it - either use your craft knife (or scalpel as the case may be!) or your fine point scissors. Whatever you find easiest.
6. You can either stop there, or for even more details I then matted it on another contrasting colour and cut around that too. Plus I also added a few 'shadows' to my letters with a brown pen.
When I added it to my layout, I used foam tape to pop it off the page a little. And there you have it! It really is a quick and easy way to customise your titles. You can easily change the size, the font, the colour - anything goes!
Oh, and in case you're wondering why this layout is even called sweet lollipops, the journalling reads "While I was pregnant if anyone asked Bethany what the baby should be called she always answered 'Lollipops'!!" Strange but true :-)
Now onto the really good stuff!
I've got a $10 voucher (plus free shipping) to the Handmade by Suzanne store up for grabs! How sweet is that? I love that Suzanne throws in free shipping too so that you can spend the whole $10 on goodies!
In order to be in the running for the prize on my blog you simply have to sign up to be a follower and then leave me a comment. If you're already a follower you still need to comment to let me know you're playing along :-)
Your next stop on the hop is the incredible Julene Matthews.
Make sure you leave comments on all 10 Designers blogs and then check back at FS2S to leave your comment there to be in the running for the FS2S blog candy. Or check back there if you get lost along the way.
PS. If you enter a layout into the August Juno challenge you automatically get a free entry into each of the 10 Designers blog prizes. And if you do that and mention that you are a follower of my blog (and/or any of the other Designers blogs) then you get another free entry into their blog prize!! Soooo many reasons to enter :-)
Thanks for hopping with us!