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E-scapeandscrap ~ Designs for Digital Scrapbooks

Spotlight on Word Art by Elaine Dennison September 14, 2010

Filed under: E-scape Artists Team Reveals — Julie Mead @ 6:36 pm

Just as “A picture is worth a thousand words”, often by adding a word or phrase to your layout the impact will be strengthened and clarified.  Word art often combines words and images to create a powerhouse of meaning in a thought-provoking, condensed space.   This week we are showcasing  some of the word art available at E-scape and Scrap’s Nifty Boutique and a few of the many ways you can use word art to enhance your digital scrapbook pages.

Roxi,  known as Coppercurls in the gallery,  used the Doodlicious kit by Ruth Davis and Julie Mead to design her card and then added some whimsical word art from Kindred Spirit Word Art by Nifty Designers Series.  As you can see, the results are amazing — cute and sophisticated.  A card to be read and treasured.

Hello by Roxi (Coppercurls)

Hello by Roxi (Coppercurls)

For her next feat of magic, Roxi combined the Delightful kit by Lady Bug Designs with the word art from Summer So Fine by Nifty Designers Series for her second layout called Soakin’.   She used the word art as a clipping mask for one of the papers from Delightful and as you can see below the results are adorable and, well,  delightful.  Using word art as a clipping mask is a good way to extend the use of word art by allowing you to use items that would otherwise not be the right color to work your layout.

Soakin' by Roxi (Coppercurls)

Soakin' by Roxi (Coppercurls)

Kathy, aka Scrapyardkath in the gallery, used Summer So Fine by Nifty Designers Series for her beautiful layout entitled Summer Sings.  The summer hues are a perfect match for her photo and the word art further enhances the page by tying together the photo, the season, and the music — everything is neatly wrapped up by the imaginative use of word art.

Summer Sings by Kathy (Scrapyardkath)

Summer Sings by Kathy (Scrapyardkath)

Erica, known as Erica922 in the gallery, created a lovely page about her mother using Vintage Summer: The Hannah Jean Collection by Julie Mead and then selected her word art from History Starts Now Elements by Nifty Designers Series. Her page is both elegant and whimsical.  Erica cleverly ties it altogether with her use of  word art:  branches, roots, nest.  Get it?  Like I said, very clever.

Mom by Erica (Erica922)

Mom by Erica (Erica922)

Carol, aka JDsMom, created a gorgeous page about Autumn and her focal point is a photo featuring lovely fall folliage. She used the Autumn Medley kit and Naturally Speaking word art by Ruth Davis to create embellish her photo.  The colors and word art tie it altogether and would look lovely displayed on a wall or album cover.

Autumn by Carol (JDsMom)

Autumn by Carol (JDsMom)

Elaine, scrapping as Lainey, used Summer So Fine Complete kit by Nifty Designer Series to create Perfect Summer Day.   Since all the papers, embellishments, and word art were all bundled together it was easy to create a page very quickly by just adding a photo of her sweet little granddaughter Piper.

Perfect Summer Day by Elaine (Lainey)

Perfect Summer Day by Elaine (Lainey)

After a fun-filled day, Piper soon fell asleep as soon as her little head touched the car seat and felt the lull of the open road.  So Elaine’s  little sweetie is the focal point of her second layout called Beautiful Dreamer.  She used a soft and sweet kit by Dee Bee Designs called A Time to Dream along with Beautiful Brushes by Coppercurls Designs.  After she brushed the word art onto the page, Elaine  blended the brush into the background and then blended a cloud element from the kit between the word art and the background paper for a soft dream-like effect.

 Beautiful Dreamer by Elaine (Lainey)

Beautiful Dreamer by Elaine (Lainey)

So, in closing,  here are just a few of the numerous ways to use word art in your every day scrapping projects whether as a subtle background message or a blazing “in your face” title or anything in between, word art is a great tool to use often  and keep in your digital scrap booking bag of tricks.

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