Thursday, February 21, 2013

Left over Alphabet stickers

I've been wanting to try this alphabet sticker background for a while and last weekend I finally got around to playing with it.
Who has sheets of stickers with only a few letters left? I'm sure we all do!
To make my background I started off with grey Bazzill cardstock and a bottle of white Making Memories paint.  I used a credit card to apply the paint across my pages.  When it was dry I started laying down the stickers from an old sheet of white alphabets. Then I spritzed with turquoise Glimmer Mist and splattered brown ink across the page.  I have a Prima stamp that is about 2" x 3".  The image is the alphabet.  I stamped it randomly over my page. There is a closeup below.
And that was my background. 
I didn't use a whole lot of embellishments on my page as my background was quite busy enough with the paints and stickers and ink sprays.
Along each edge I adhered strips of patterned paper, washi tape and on the left border this woodcut branch of leaves.
You can see the alphabet stamp a little clearer here.  The image isn't sharp because I stamped over the stickers.  I love the messiness of it.
I love the 'Hello, my name is' journaling piece.  It came off an Echo Park sheet.  Leftovers from my Blueberry crop layouts. The 'Family' piece on the right page of my layout came from the same sheet.
I will be using these little wood cut cameras on many future layouts.  There is tonnes in a package. And they go with every layout!
I have another wood cut branch on the right page bordering my photo. The journaling is on an Echo Park journaling spot. A piece of washi tape to help hold it all down and add some interest.
I took a picture of the background before I built the layout on top of it, but, while it looked clear in the little viewer on my camera, when I put it on the computer it was blurry.  I will make sure I get a better photo of the next alpha background.  I'll be doing this again to use up more of my leftover alpha stickers.

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