Hello and welcome to the second Stashbusters YouTube Hop! (Well, the corresponding blog post...) Just a bunch of YouTubers scrapping on a theme, for fun, and to give you ideas and inspiration.
This month we are tackling left over alphas... When I have a sheet of alphas that looks like this I run them through wordsolver.net
which gives me options on available words...
I'll use squawking on a layout about Herbert Budgie later, but for now HOLIDAY and H O C are in my sights!
I've also made up a couple of cheat sheets for alphas...
With a little imagination and a pair of scissors it's amazing what can be turned in to what! Obviously it changes slightly with different fonts, and these are not the only options, but it's a great resource to refer to to kick start that lateral thinking mode.
In my case I had H O and C left over. I decided to snip these up and use the curves as scalloped edging and the straights as confetti.
I was making my layout with Show Us Your Stuff's sketch in mind. I am counting my confetti as a handmade element and am entering their September challenge.
I love a sprinkling of something over my page; usually sequins, sometimes enamel dots. Paper confetti works well too. The thing with making your own is it will always coordinate and is a great way to use up tiny scraps!
and this is how it all comes together: