JANUARY 10: Titles with NO Letters Welcome to day 10 of the 9th annual Month of Challenges here at the Lilypad! We are in the double digits now! You're doing great and if you haven't started, it's not too late! Today’s challenge is the Titles with NO Letters layout. As a kindergarten teacher, one of my favorite things is teaching my students about how to make letters and numbers. Once they start recognizing these important characters, they see them EVERYWHERE... in the cereal at breakfast, in the clouds, in the raindrops on the car windows. Today, we are going to channel our inner kindergartner and create a layout that has a title that doesn't use any traditional letters or numbers. How do we do that, you ask? You will build, repurpose and reimagine elements to become the letters and numbers you need for your title. The rules for this challenge: Your layout must have a title that is distinguishable as a title. Meaning, it must be a word or phrase that is larger than any other text on the page. Your title must have at least three letters, numbers or symbols. You can use as many characters as you want but this is the minimum amount. You may not use any actual characters, alphas or fonts of any kind for your title. You may use them in other parts of your page but not for the title. You may not use anything in your title that a designer meant to be a letter of the alphabet or number (anything labeled as an alpha, word art or a font). The only way you may alter elements to create characters is by resizing or recoloring. You may not stretch an element or remove portions of it (although you may hide parts of it behind something). This goes for papers, too. You can use paper elements (word art strips, borders, torn paper pieces, etc.) to build letters but you cannot create your own strips or shapes out of paper by altering them digitally. You can use the same elements for different characters in your title. If you want to build all the letters in your title out of sequins, ribbons or flowers for instance, you can. Everything else on your page is up to you! The rules only concern the title. Here are examples of ways you can and cannot make the letters you need for your title: Here's an awesome example by Amanda Resende: And here's a great example from MiekSter. Can you see the FUN? Other important rules for all challenges: Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). 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. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Your page must contain Lilypad product (pages with photos and font only do not count). If you use product from other stores, your pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). I hope you enjoy today’s challenge. I cannot wait to see the creative ways you create your title!