Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Creating A Hybrid Title - Masking

Hi friends,  Sherri here today to share with you how to create a hybrid title.

I often use multiple style stickers and/or fonts for my titles, but in this case I decided to incorporate multiple medias as well.

I have no doubt that most of us have at least one package of these sitting around.
Look familiar?  Old alphabet stickers we've had for years, that are now falling loose in their packaging.  Creating a masked title is a great way to use these guys up.

The first thing I did was lay down all my elements on the page in my preferred design.  Don't be afraid to lightly press your alphabet stickers down, as there is so little adhesive left on oldies that they remove quite easily once masked.

Once I knew where things were generally going to be, I removed everything I did not want to be masked.

Using my gorgeous Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Primrose I sprayed over my title area, as well as on the bottom right of where my photo/embellished cluster would sit.  Next I splattered a few Mr. Huey's in Lemonade (a nice soft yellow) around the page.
Once all my misting was complete I used my Making Memories tweezers to remove the letters (this keeps my hands clean of all the mist laying on top of the alphabet stickers).
Now I am free to adhere the rest of my page elements.  The word "love" is a Silhoutte cut file that I've sprayed with Taxi colour Mr. Huey's.
After adding the journaling to my hidden Chic Tag, my layout was complete.  But looking at it, I felt it was still looking a little plain Jane.  To fix the situation I added one more shade of Mr. Huey's splatters in Bluegrass, it's pretty much a perfect match to the blue/green shade in the Road Trip Collection.

And this is the finished layout.
Hope you're feeling inspired to give masking and/or a hybrid title a go.  As always link us up if you do decide to create a layout based on this scrappy tip/tutorial.  We love to see your work, and may even feature you in an upcoming post.

Tags Used:
Road Trip Files ATCs
Road Trip Number Tags
Road Trip Note Circles
Spring Word Icons
25 Days Tabs


25 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is amazing! LOVING how you created that title!!!!

tenaya said...

HAHAHA, I have SO many of these in my stash! LOL. I will have to try this use - thanks for the inspiration!

Stacia Brandt said...

Ya know, I have a bunch of those in my stash and just never thought of that before! It looks terrific on your page!!!

pysselpetra said...

Fab page and great tutorial ♥ Love the titleworks

Lanette said...

Love it!! Thanks for the great tip!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

What a lovely idea - great use of mists and old alphas! TFS!

Great layout, BTW :-) Love the mix of elemets and the cool design!

Ashley Horton said...

Great tutorial and love your adorable page, Sherri!! And love your tip for removing the Thickers with the tweezers! I'm always using my fingers, and then getting mist on everything!! :)

Brenshevia Baker said...

Awesome tutorial and layout Sherri, I must try this!

Debbie P said...

Great idea Sherri! Thanks for sharing this today! Love your title work!

Melinda Garner said...

Love your layout! Fantastic idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

Lynn said...

Awesome tutorial Sherri and I love your layout! So fun and bright!

Scrappy Chick said...

Love this masking tip! So very pretty!

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Awesome page. Love how you did the title. :)

Alison Day said...

What a great idea to use up old letters! they wouldn't even have to be from the same set - different fonts would look cool in this style. Great idea - thanks Sherri!!

Kate Vickers said...

Very pretty Sherri! I love the title! :)

Leah said...

What a fantastic idea! I always struggle to use BOTH old alphas AND mists, so this is the perfect solution. Love the finished layout too. Thanks so much for sharing.

MichelleMc said...

Awesome page and tutorial, Sherri! Love it!

rhonda nickol said...

Thank you for sharing how you created this layout! Loved it!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Tis looks adorable Sherri. Thanks for sharing your process with us. That turned out so neat :-)

Monique Liedtke said...

Great layout Sherri! Love the misting! Thanks for the tut!!

Danielle said...

Great idea Sherri! TFS and I love this gorgeous layout!!

Gina said...

love this idea..and gorgeous alyout Sherri ;) x

beckyjune said...

I have lots of those old stickers sitting around :) You did a gorgeous job, Sherri!

Shellye McDaniel said...

SHERRI! What an inspiration! yes, I have tons of these letters and have never thought of doing such a thing...hmmmm I'm pinning this for sure TFS!

Patricia Roebuck said...

This came out so beautiful!! Love it, Sherri! And great tut!