Wednesday, 16 May 2012

I'm so happy I can READ!

Today it's Day 1 of the Alphabet Projects at DOODLEBUG!!!!! Check out the blogpost here!

Here's what I created with all the super fabulous alphabet stickers Doodlebug has to offer (and there are so so many!):

A page of my youngest with his latest toy: an iPod he got from his grandparents. He's so happy with it because he can finally read everything that's on it, even most of the English texts! He started group 3 in September last year and in no time he could read. I'm still amazed at the speed of that! He downloads games on his own, he plays Wordfeut with us, he sends me text messages .... he does it all, at the age of 7!!

But enough about my kid ... Let me show you how I created the background of my layout. 

First I started peeling off the "negative" sticker sheet of the a "Hopscotch" Alphabet.

Then I sprinkled some flour on the sticky back side so it didn't stick anymore:

Next I placed this non-sticky alpha sheet on a (almost) white background and sprayed "yellowish" paint on it:

and got this result, isn't it beautiful? 

And the next step is easy .... create your page using patterned paper, diecuts and lots of different alphabets!

Here's what I used: Patterned Paper, Cute Cuts and Cardstock Stickers: Snips and Snails; Alphabet Stickers: Simply Sweet, Shin-Dig, Hopscotch and Teensy Type. Other supplies: Sprinklers (Lemon Drop) from October Afternoon.

Some close-ups:

This is it! Easy Peasy!!

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear what you think!!
Big hug!


  1. Anonymous16 May, 2012

    Wauw, schitterende layout Monique !!! Echt mooi zoals je je eigen mask gemaakt hebt.
    Groetjes Berdien

  2. Wow! Love this idea! It's brilliant! Great tutorial too. Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

  3. Wat een gaaf idee! De achtergrond past helemaal bij het leesthema zo. Supermooie layout!

  4. Now that is soo cool and I sure wouldn't have thought to sprinkle the flour on the back either. Love it. :)

  5. great, great, great idea to use the negative as a mask!

  6. Love your work! This is so beautiful! Love how you did the background!

  7. such a COOL background and awesome layout! :)

  8. Wat een ontzettend leuke layout zeg! Leuk gedaan met die mask, leuk ook om te zien hoe je het gedaanhebt! Super!

  9. Wat een slim idee om zo zelf een mask te maken! Super gebruikt, leuke lieve lo!

  10. Heel gaaf idee om zo zelf een mask te maken, je layout is echt super!!

  11. Prachtige lay-out! Wat een geweldig idee, die bloem:)

  12. Totally love the idea of stenciling with the negative and thanks for your tip with the powder.

  13. Great layout... i love colors !