March/April Graphic Design Challenge *WINNER*

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March/April Graphic Design Challenge *WINNER*

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***** I love all the cool title effects you all got and the different ways you colored in your letters! Thanks to everyone that participated!

The winner, chosen by RandomNum iPhone app, is…
#5 keatonsgtgram

Congratulations! I have ordered your gift card! Please let me know if you don't receive it. *****


A very fun effect in graphic design is when the closed areas of letters are filled with color. These areas are called the "counters" of the letters:

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One of the most famous logos to use this technique is the Billboard logo:

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It is a fun way to add interest to plain old letters and gives your text an artistic touch.

Below are some more examples for inspiration:

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So my challenge for you is to take a line of text and fill the closed areas of your letters with color. It doesn't have to be your title, it can be any text anywhere on your page. This can be done by coloring in those areas with colored pencils or markers or any medium that you would like to use, using a die cutting machine, or by cutting out pieces of plain cardstock by hand and placing it behind the negative space of each letter. Some alphas actually come with the counters of the letters all ready filled in. There are also fonts which actually have "fill" versions that you can use to either print out or use on a digital page.

Have fun with this and perk up some plain old text! You can get some really cool effects with it!

Open to paper, digi, hybrid, cards, crafts, or whatever this inspires you to create.

Multiple submissions are allowed up to a limit of three.

You may combine with one other challenge that allows combining.

As usual I will be running this challenge for two months. Post your creations to this thread by the end of the day April 30th. A random winner of all participants will receive a $5 ACOT GC from me!

Here is my page. I used a font called Canvas Script and I used the matching "fill" version to set the text "Live Life in Color". The fill version is underneath the regular version and I colored each of the individual filled letters with different colors to show through the counters of the text above them. (The first example above is actually the font that I used.)

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Participants:
1) Tammey
2) traveler
3) joannie
4) blbabe1234
5) keatonsgtgram
6) Yankeegirl
7) Tammey
8) Scrap Bug
9) traveler
10) blfonty
11) KimberlyE
12) Charleneanne
13) Deanna13
14) Retiree3
15) Retiree3
16) JillinIN
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Barb, Love your example &  this challenge!
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Sssssuuuupppppeeerrr cooooooollll Barb!
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Love that idea! I don't think I've even thought about doing that. Great example too, Barb! Image
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This is so fun, and your sample is amazing!!!
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Awesome layout!!! And great challenge!!
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For the Graphic Design Challenge the date, Sweet Dawson and the little sayings all have colored in letters. I combined with the Ever Changing Challenge.

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tmp718 wrote:For the Graphic Design Challenge the date, Sweet Dawson and the little sayings all have colored in letters. I combined with the Ever Changing Challenge.

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Really great job on the colors in the closed parts of the numbers and letters! Love the effect on this precious page!
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this is a very cool technique. I actually want to use that Amsterdam image you have in your examples. Image
I assume I would have to use the technique somewhere else as well for it to count. 
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Here's mine, I printed the title on my printer and colored some letters with either green or pink. The pink is hard to see in this image.
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this is a great technique and I never thought about doing it before. thanks!
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trainmom wrote:this is a very cool technique. I actually want to use that Amsterdam image you have in your examples. Image
I assume I would have to use the technique somewhere else as well for it to count. 
If you use it for inspiration for your layout that is what the challenge is all about! If you use the actual image then go from there and let it inspire you to pick up on the technique and use it somewhere else on your layout too!
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trainmom wrote:Here's mine, I printed the title on my printer and colored some letters with either green or pink. The pink is hard to see in this image.
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this is a great technique and I never thought about doing it before. thanks!
Such great colors and love how you picked them up on the colored in letters! (And yes I can see the pink!)
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I filled the title letters on this page for your challenge. I also combined this challenge with Jill's Size Matters challenge.

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Here's mine:

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I cut my title out with my Cricut, then colored in the letters using an orange marker.
Combined with Size Matters Challenge
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blbabe1234 wrote:Here's mine:

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I cut my title out with my Cricut, then colored in the letters using an orange marker.
Combined with Size Matters Challenge
I love the big title with the closed parts of the letters colored in with orange! Perfect color to use with that awesome basketball!
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joannie wrote:I filled the title letters on this page for your challenge. I also combined this challenge with Jill's Size Matters challenge.

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I just love your title work and the great contrast where you filled in the closed parts of the letters!
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I filled in my alpha with pp, glitter, marker and gems

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Here's my page.  I filled in the centers of the  'Happy" letters with an orange Tombow marker, the 0 and birthday letter stickers with pen doodling, and the letters of my journaling with a fine Le Pen in orange.

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For my second entry in the Graphic Design Challenge I made b-day cards for my sisters. I combined with the Mood Board Challenge.

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I filled in the title's A's with stickle glitter.  

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