Thursday, April 23, 2009

You Capture Thursday - Letters

Over at You Capture, the photo challenge this week was "Letters." I thought about it all week and just couldn't come up with any ideas I really liked. I have alphabet blocks to use in a newborn baby shoot this coming Sunday, but that will be days late. Last summer in 4-H scrapbook camp, I taught this project. So, I pulled out a letter this afternoon and made a new project for my capture this week. Not exactly following the "letter of the law", but I did take pictures step-by-step, so I hope that counts - lol!

Step One: gather all your supplies. You need the wooden letter, a sheet of scrapbook paper, some embellishments to add, some matching paint, and I forgot to show a small inkpad. Sorry.
Step Two: Lay your scrapbook paper face down, then lay your letter on top - also face down. Take a pencil and trace around the letter.
Step Three: paint the back of the letter and all sides in a color that goes well with your scrapbook paper. Sit it aside to dry.
Step Four: cut out the letter you traced on the scrapbook paper. Adhere it to the front of the wooden letter. I use a Tombo mono permanent tape runner. Then I inked the edges of the paper. You could actually do this before you attach it - if you remember. I never remember :O) until it's too late.
Step Five: add any embellishments you want to. I added K & Company 3-D stickers. In the next photo you will notice I also added some flower jewels.
Step Six: the last thing I did was take some fibers I really like and tied them onto the side of the letter. There is already a hanger on the back, so this beautiful letter B is all ready to hang on someone's wall. Any takers? To check out everyone else's take on the challenge of letters, head on over to You Capture and join in the fun. It is not too late!

31 comments:

Lisa Ann said...

That's adorable! I have the same stickers!

Amy said...

I think this may be the fanciest letter I've seen today! :) Beautiful idea, and I think it's simple enough for me to try. ;)

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Thanks for the play by play instructions. Awesome letter! What did the "B" stand for?

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

OH this was an awesome one!!

Jessi said...

What a lovely project! I am going to remember this for when my daughter is old enough to make room decorations :)

Ashi and Rami's Ima said...

Whoa, I never thought of using SCRAPBOOK PAPER on those letters!!!! Yet another excuse for me to buy more of it. Those letters are so crafty and cute. Thanks for sharing!

keli.h said...

That's very cute!! It's something that even someone who is not crafty (ahem, ME!) could do. ;) Thank you for visiting my blog!

Mominin said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Great capture. Thanks for stopping by.

Cathy | Mommy Motivation said...

Very cute! Good for you teaching 4-H! And I liked the play-by-play. AND these shots were indoors - Great job! :)

OctoberRain said...

What a fun craft! Great job :)

Rafter's-n-Henderson said...

Beautiful... I really like your creativeness... Jaime

Easily Manipulated said...

How cute!!! I think I may just give it a shot! This looks like fun!

Pretty photos!

Liz @ My Full Cup said...

What a fun idea! Very cute pictures.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

jodi said...

Really cute idea! What a great way to use up some left over scrapbook supplies!

livinginagirlsworld said...

Very cute! I should try this with my girls.

BECKY said...

Hi Alice, Thank you so much for your sympathy in our loss. I so appreciate your thoughtfulness. I haven't been doing a lot of visiting, but am starting to make my rounds!!

This letter came out great!! My Maddy is doing one to put in our fair, but it is a bit smaller.

Hope all is well with you!!
Love 'n hugs,
Becky

Amy said...

That is so cute! Love it :)

Mom 2 Four said...

What a creative idea! Great job!

Catie said...

My daughter would love to do this! How fun, thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

You are so creative!
And, you just looked around your house & put that together.
yea YOU!

JanMary said...

Love your take on letters, and the tutorial.

I have purchased these letters for each of my kids ..... and they remain blank. I NEED to do something with them :)

FeeBeeKay said...

What a darling little letter Alice - so sweet and feminine. This would be such a great idea for the wall of Amelie's nursery - with little animals for the Noah's Ark. Definitely something to get me thinking here!

Prayers to you and your family for the coming weekend, Fiona x

Amy said...

Cute! I like it.

Ann said...

Cool idea!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial for it!!

Thanks for the comment on my site!!

Shae said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your letter is so crafty!

Amy said...

Great idea! I really like the finished product. The photos are great.

sarahbug said...

That is awesome! I love it :O)

Cathy said...

I am very impressed by your letter. You are very crafty and it's a good shot as well.

I just love that photo at the top of your blog. It's wonderful.

DALewis said...

I love the letter and the tutorial! Beautiful!

sunnymama said...

What a pretty B. An adorable capture!

Nieman Family said...

I love the Letter...So cute...



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