Creating A Big, Artsy Title with Suzanna Lee

Titles can tell part of a story on your project—they can introduce what the layout or pocket page is about and catch the reader’s eye to draw them in to the project. Today, design team member Suzanna Lee has created a gorgeous stamped, mixed-media title that illustrates what her layout is all about: one of the things keeping her sane during this pandemic. Let’s see what she created!

Hiya scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today! How are YOU doing today? One of the ways my daughter, Mia, and I try and cope with staying home and social distancing is by puttering around in the garden. I had these photos of her planting her spring planters and found a great quote that matched the feelings perfectly. I could have just typed the quote as part of my journaling but instead I decided to make the quote a very prominent title for the layout. The Typewriter Alphabet Stamp found in this month’s add ons was the perfect way to do that!

Supplies | April 2020 Kit, Plant Lady Journaling Tags, Beautiful Day Die Cuts, This Week Chipboard Stickers, Lovely Puffy Stickers, Springtime Tabs Stamp, Typewriter Alphabet Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Outline Stamp—Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

Varying the shades of grey enabled me to emulate the imperfections of a typewriter while I stamped the title and added visual interest to the page. That, combined with slightly altering the angles at which I stamped each letter, and the bold word “garden” make a bold statement on the page.

Mixed media, the yellow highlighting the watering cans, and the falling water create a scene in and around the large title that integrate the quote into the remainder of the layout. Because the mixed media is minimal, I did not gesso the cardstock as I normally would have done.

I have learned that in order for the each distinct letter to stamp crisply, it is better to stamp one or two letters at a time with the Typewriter Alphabet Stamp than to try and stamp a full word at a time. 

Stamping this title was worth the time and effort! Though, really, the more you stamp on your pages, the more comfortable you become with it and the less worried you become about ruining your pages. You actually become more excited about how stamping improves your page! This would have looked so different had I used letter stickers instead of the Typewriter Alphabet Stamp. And just think, you cannot run out! Nor are you stuck with a random collection of odd letters afterwards. AND, you always have the right color so long as you have ALL the ink colors! Perfect titling option, eh?!

Check out the process video of how this layout came together:

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