Saturday Scraplift: Using Text as Art

I have a long-standing love affair with letters, words, fonts, and alphabets, so I was instantly attracted to Kacy’s (Crafty Kacy) clever page Things We Learn from Dogs. I love the way she mixed word art, word strips, and elements to journal in such an inventive way. My fellow Creative Team members and I were eager to take inspiration from Kacy’s page.

Kacy’s page:


Merr (digigrandma) used a sentiment she found on a card as her primary journaling, and she located part of it right on her photo, a technique that always appeals to me. She extended her journaling and her color scheme with a series of word art elements that help to frame the cute photo of her grandsons. What a great salute to little boys and summer!


Credits: Cardstock Alphabet: Whimsy Chocolate; Basic Chipboard Alphabet: Blue; Chevron Stamped Alphabet; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Bold Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Krafty Canvas Paper Pack No. 01; Abisko Washi Tapes; Handdrawn Corners Brushes and Stamps No. 01; DoodleDo Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Krafty Guys Element Pack; Wood Veneer Geometrics; DoubleD Doodles: Summer; Capped

Liz (lizziet5) also used an adorable black and white photo of her two grandsons on a mostly monochromatic page with pops of turquoise and gold. I love how she centered the photo between two text blocks on a band at the top of the page, leaving room for a big title and journaling beneath. It’s always a blessing when siblings get along with one another.

Big_Buddies_700Credits:  I Do Solids Paper Pack; Mon Petit Ballon Bleu Solids Paper Pack; Thin Classic Photo Frames No. 04; Twisted Dots No. 01; Striping Graphic Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Patterning Palettes Element Pack No. 01; Fine Lines Border Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 11; Which Way Words Brushes and Stamps No. 07; Cut Ups: Sportsmanship; Cut Ups: Winter No. 02; Cut Ups: Wedding No. 02; Cut Ups: Everyday No. 03 (recolored); Handdrawn Mix See the Good Brushes and Stamps; Stay Right Here Brushes and Stamps; Bold and Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 10; Arrowed Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Brotherly Love Brushes and Stamps; Pebbled Universal No. 02; Flair Minis No. 04; Typesets: All Boy No. 01 Brushes and Stamps; Clean Framed Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Birthday No. 01 Brushes and Stamps (altered); Typesets: Beach Life Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Hello Holidays No. 01 Brushes and Stamps; Belina Solids Paper Pack; Page Words Love Brushes and Stamps No. 01

There must have been a grandson vibe across the globe this week because I, too, used a picture of my grandson and his Pap Pap from grandparents’ day a couple of years ago. I had a lot of fun looking through Katie’s great school kits for words, word art, and elements for my subway art. It’s hard to beat those primary colors.

grandparentsdayCredits: School Rules Solids Paper Pack;  Edge Overlays No. 10; Torn Templates No. 01; Torn Templates No. 02; School Rules Add-on Paper Pack; Book Bag Days Back-to-School Scrapbooking Element Pack; School Rules Element Pack; Fastener Basics No. 01; School Mates Element Pack; Alandia Noel Collection; Quirky Words: School Brushes and Stamps No. 02; School Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Oh Yeah Brushes and Stamps; School Days Brushes and Stamps; Tightly Kerned Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Crayon Words: School Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Clear Thru Alphabet No. 02; Readymade Borders: School No. 01; Readymade Tall Strips: School No. 01

Kacy’s page is such a fun piece of inspiration; I know you’re going to have a blast lifting it whether or not you have a grandson. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the August Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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