January/February Graphic Design Challenge *WINNER*

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January/February Graphic Design Challenge *WINNER*

Post by pawprints » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 pm

So many creative ways you all came up with for this challenge! And I loved seeing so much journaling!

The winner, randomly chosen using the iPhone app RandomNum, is…
#6 shoorn

Congratulations Susan! I have ordered your gift card so you should receive it shortly!

Thanks to everyone that participated!

 


So they say that rules were meant to be broken. Lol. Well sometimes that is true. In graphic design, we are taught a lot about typography… rules about not mixing too many fonts, what fonts mix well together and which ones don't, and how not to use too many different fonts on one project. But sometimes for the sake of a particular design you can have some fun with breaking a rule. Such is the rule of mixing fonts. In the case of emphasizing certain words in copy, some words will be set in completely different fonts to make them stand out. It can be done subtly by just substituting some of the words in the copy with a script typeface, or it can be done wild and crazy by substituting some of the words with a bunch of different fonts that you would normally never think of putting together in a million years.

I was in a restaurant a few years back and they had a pamphlet on the table, and the minute I saw it a graphic design challenge came to mind. I took a pic of it and it's not a very good one, but it gets the idea across. The emphasized words were changed to script right within the copy, and I loved the effect.

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I have been looking around the web to find some more examples of this, and have found some. (And yes this was what sparked my National Pizza Month challenge lol. I was looking on the web to see if I could somehow get a better pic of the pamphlet. That didn't happen, but I found out all about National Pizza Month that way lol.)

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So my challenge to you this month is to use this idea in your journaling. Yes Cherries you HAVE to journal this month. You must chose some keywords in your journaling and then change the font, lettering, or style of those words to emphasize them. This MUST be done in your journaling, doing it in your title will not count! It doesn't have to be a lot of journaling, a line or two is fine. As long as you emphasize some of the words by changing their style.

Note:
*If you set your journaling on a computer then you can use different fonts, styles, and sizes and/or colors.

*If you write your journaling by hand then change it up. Emphasize some of the words as you write them… change the size, the color, the style, the thickness… anything that will make those words stand out from the rest of the words in your journaling. You can even put some word art stickers in there!

And that's it! I hope you all find this inspiring.

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

You many put in as many as five submissions.

You may combine with one other challenge that allows combining.

I will be running this challenge for two months. Post your submission to this thread by midnight (whenever midnight is for you) February 29th and a random winner of all participants will receive a $5 ACOT GC from me!

Most all all, have fun! Don't stress on it. Just have a good time!

Here is my page. I decided to go the wild and crazy route with my journaling. I did it digi so I set my journaling in black all in one font, then started changing keywords to some wild and crazy fonts and also changed their colors and sizes. It was really a lot of fun!

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Close up of my journaling.

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Participants:
1. oceanbreezes423
2. joannie
3. joannie
4. Tammey
5. Flasher
6. shoorn
7. Sandi0805
8. Retiree3
9. Ashjoy
10. Retiree3
11. ajmaluck
12. Sandi0805
13. LoreenC
14. jscmaestra
15, Sandi0805
16. Sandi0805
17. ajmaluck
18. Deanna13
19. keatonsgtgram
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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by oceanbreezes423 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:35 pm

LOVE your sample!! This could be fun!!
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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Deanna13 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:43 am

Looks FUN and love your wonderful example! :)
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Post by 1scrappymom » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:30 am

Great challenge!
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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:40 pm

Oh my goodness.....your page example is just adorably cute!  Love what you've done with your journaling, perfectc to pop that photo!  Great challenge!
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Post by blbabe1234 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:11 pm

Super cool challenge Barb! And I love your example
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Post by suewho372 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:03 pm

Awesome Challenge Barb!!! Your example is so darn cute! I love how you used alll the bright colors, they really pop! and that sweet JJ! Too cute! 
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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by oceanbreezes423 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:59 pm

Here is mine. I used vellum, so I apologize it does not show up better.

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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by joannie » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:10 pm

THIS is a FUN challenge for US! :) Some words in my journal block are all caps.
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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by joannie » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:24 am

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I used my own handwriting for the journaling. Some words are all caps.

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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Tammey » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:58 pm

I did my journaling using 4 different fonts.

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Post by Flasher » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:20 pm

Here's mine.  My dd has this quote on her clipboard.  It reads "Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful.  They are sunshine, food, and Medicine for the soul and can never be taken in overdoses."  I used it on this layout of her doing the Spring planting.  I tried to make it bigger, but it won't stick.  I swear, key words in my journaling are varied!  (I guess I just posted Page One for context, LOL!)

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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by JillinIN » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:43 pm

I love this challenge and your example is adorable. And now I'm hungry for pizza! lol
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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by shoorn » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:25 pm

One from me. Handwritten - using cursive and printing in caps some words

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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Sandi0805 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:03 pm

Great challenge Barb.  I was able to use up some of my word stickers in my journaling card.

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Post by Retiree3 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:31 pm

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Post by Ashjoy » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:17 pm

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Post by Retiree3 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:12 pm

I also combined this with the inspirational challenge.

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Post by ajmaluck » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:53 pm

I mixed up my journaling using different colors.

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Re: January/February Graphic Design Challenge

Post by Sandi0805 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:36 pm

For my journaling card I mixed it up with handprinting and alpha and word stickers.

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