January 10: Shaped Alpha Designs

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  1. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    Hello Everyone! Happy 1/3rd of the way through MOC7! Wooo Hooo! I hope you are having a blast, learning new things, and scrapping ALL THE THINGS! :giggle Today, we are going to be focusing on a bit of fun for your Alphas! Alphas are mainly used for titles, though today we are not going to be using them solely in that manner today! We are going to try something different!

    Here are the challenge requirements:
    1. Your layout must include Alphas in a solid, filled, shaped design on at least 1/4 of your page.
    2. You should use at least 3 different alphas to make your shape. Please advise your chosen shape and credit the alphas when posting your layout.


    Additonal Information and Clarification:
    • A solid/filled shaped design could be a square, star, circle, heart, diamond, wave, or in the shape of a letter. You are not limited to these shapes alone; these are examples.
    • Painted Alphas are allowed as one of your alphas, fonts with styles and recoloring of alphas are not.

    Here is my page and the products I used are listed below. My shape is actually a square, but the visible area is a solid rectangle of letters. I used 4 different Alpha for the challenge.
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    Bella Gypsy - Help Me, I'm Cold
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/Help-Me-I-m-Cold-Kit.html
    Create Crate Snow Much Fun
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/Create-Crate-Monthly-Snow-Much-Fun.html
    Allison Pennington - Kindred Alpha, Homebody Alpha, Wonderland Alpha
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/Wonderland-Glitterbets.html

    https://the-lilypad.com/store/Homebody-Glitterbets.html
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/Kindred-Spirits-Glitterbets.html
    Pink Reptile Designs - Perfect Together Alpha
    https://the-lilypad.com/store/Perfect-Together-Alpha.html
    Font is Special Elite.

    Inspirational Pages:
    One by Justine and another by Anne! @bellbird @AnneofAlamo
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    To recap the above challenge requirements:
    1. Your must include Alphas in a solid, filled, shaped design on at least 1/4 of your page.
    2. You should use at least 3 different alphas to make your shape. Please advise your chosen shape and credit the alphas when posting your layout.


    Additonal Information and Clarification:
    • A solid/filled shaped design could be a square, star, circle, heart, diamond, wave, or in the shape of a letter. You are not limited to these shapes alone; these are examples.
    • Painted Alphas are allowed as one of your alphas, fonts with styles and recoloring of alphas are not.

    Hoping you guys have fun with the challenge! It stumped me at first, but I just love how my page turned out! Have fun!


    Please remember:

    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean.
    3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish.
    Pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).
     
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  2. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    First post reserved for questions and clarifications. :)


    Based on questions asked by other members....

    • You CAN recolor your Alphas, as long as you are not recoloring the same alpha over and over to make your 3 Alphas.
    • You CAN overlap the alphas in your shape.
    • Numbers can be used as well as the letters. They are usually sold in the alpha pack. :)
    • Your letters need to make a FILLED, SOLID shape. The letter need to BE and MAKE the shape.
    • There are some Freebie Alphas are in the Free Products section of the store if you need one or two. https://the-lilypad.com/store/Free-Products/
     
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  3. Heidi Nicole

    Heidi Nicole Well-Known Member

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    What a fun challenge! Already have an idea... now to give it a go!
     
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  4. AJK

    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

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    Neat challenge, Jenn!
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  5. tw1717

    tw1717 Pretty in Pink

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    As soon as I saw the challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to to! This was fun and unique!! @jk703 I hope this is fits the challenge....

    1-10-19 Shaped Alpha Design
    My shape is the circle and I used 3 different alphas to spell out Matt & Kevin (the heart is the and).

    JustJaimee STDec2018 (stamped Cork alpha)
    JustJaimee STJan2019 (solid cork and rubber alpha)
    Papers and elements from JustJaimee STJan2019
    Template by HSA modified

    This is my youngest son, Matt and his husband Kevin (Matt is the tall one).

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  6. meagan43

    meagan43 Active Member

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    ack - I actually don't have very many alphas! Most of the kits that I have are alpha-less!
     
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  7. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    There are two freebies in the store if you can make those work with one you have!
     
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  8. cinna

    cinna I once had the worst boss ever ...

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    LOVE alphas and this challenge! Got an idea right now!❤️
     
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  9. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

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    So fun, I'll come back here! Well I hope I did this right. Thank you for challenging me
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  10. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    oooo, add another post when you come back! I wouldn't want to miss seeing and leaving love on your layout! :)
     
  11. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

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    Basketball shape (circle)….hopefully it counts!
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  12. Pachimac

    Pachimac Shhhh! You're disturbing the books

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    A good challenge for me, as I rarely use alphas.
     
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  13. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    I'm not much of an alpha-user, so this was an excellent challenge for me. Turns out I had fun combining all the (SIX) alphas, then unifying by colorizing them. The "S" is filled with the phrase: "White-Nuckle-Drive," the S, of course, illustrating all the S-curves of the Beartooth.
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  14. KellyM

    KellyM Kickin' cancer's butt!

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    Love this challenge!
     
  15. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I just like to go fast and wear helmets

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    Must they be purchased alphas as opposed to fonts made into alphas?
     
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  16. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    this was something quite different, thank you for the inspiring challenge - I went for a rectangle

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  17. Marilyn

    Marilyn Active Member

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    Can you point me in the right direction for these please.
     
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  18. Angie4b1g

    Angie4b1g A hundred jobs but Bob Villa ain't one

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    I think I almost died, lol.


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    My 'shape' is the rectangle bottom half of the page.

    Mommyish New Year Same Me Alpha (and kit)
    Sara Gleason Watercolorish Alpha
    Allison Pennington Hello There Build Me Up
    CD Muckosky Ink Pot
    Allison Pennington Chin Up Alpha
    Allison Pennington Love Jumble Alpha
    Allison Pennington Not Pictured Alpha
     
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  19. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    Fonts aren't allowed. This is noted right under the challenge rules. Though, there are 2 free alphas in the store, if you need a couple. :) Let me know if you have any more questions, Maureen! :beat
     
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