I've recently had some time to play in my craft room, so I thought I would do a couple challenges to fill my time. I found this sketch on the Paper Bakery site. It was my first time visiting their site and I didn't have one of there kits to play with, but I had a lot of fun putting my layout together based on the sketch.
I had a fun photo of Brett begging for a cookie on his plate that I had been meaning to get scrapped, so this was my opportunity. All of the papers I used (minus the cream card stock I used for the background) are from October Afternoon.
I love how the title piece came out, I go a little more in depth to that below.
I am also participating in a challenge by Frosted Designs. The challenge is to use handwriting and inks on your layout. I hand wrote my journal spot and used inks to color the title piece above.
When creating my titles, more often than not, I turn to my computer. I use Adobe Illustrator to lay out the title to fit the space and design that I am looking for. Hey no one can say my graphic design degree is being wasted now can they!
I use Illustrator to make my title because I can easily save it as an SVG file and cut it out with my Cri Cut. I usually cut out more than one, it's always nice to have a back up if I tear one or don't like the color I've made it.
I color my title pieces many different ways, stamping, inking, stickles, etc. For this one I sprayed it with some Clear Snap Smooch Spritz. I also usually run it through my xyron, but alas, this title was too big for my 2.5 sticker maker. Hmmm maybe time to invest in a bigger one?