I admit that a number of my layouts are product driven. So many things that I purchased when I first started scrapbooking just didn’t work for me. Oversized alphabet stickers seemed great in theory, but I was not sure how to use them. Of course I had bought several sets before I understood my scrapbooking needs.
Large letters, though dramatic on a page, do create some challenges. Chances are, you will only have room to fit one large font word on your layout. Not only that, but it will most likely need to be a short word. (Though I can picture a longer word that is split up over several lines to form a column on the page. Hrm… I may need to try that.) Most alphabets of grandiose size also have fewer letters. You simply aren’t going to find the 4 e’s you are wanting to use.
Keeping that in mind, I set out on finding a way to use this brick red Basic Grey sticker set. Knowing that I wanted a short word, I settled on “bell” to match a photo of the Liberty Bell. (Not a great photo since it appears that legs and feet are growing out of the bottom of the bell.) I paired that with another Basic Grey alphabet that was smaller to create my title. I loved the scripty writing for the “Liberty.” Those two letter sets just worked fabulously well together.
The layout is a fairly simple one. I wanted the title to have a big impact and then draw you to the photo. I am pretty proud of this one. Just please ignore the number of motifs going on here. (Flowers, stars, hearts, clouds, numbers, and circles?) That definitely breaks the no more than 3 rule.
I really think my favorite part of this page is the embellishment cluster in the upper left. For once I managed to space everything just right. It’s really not easy to make unconnected elements look naturally placed. (Well, at least not for me. I won’t even tell you how many times I’ve tried to float sequins on a card or page only to remove them in frustration.)
I would love to see what you have done with these oversized fonts. There are more alpha sheets in my stash just waiting for some inspiration.