Friday, June 26, 2015

Alphabet Challenge: Rainbow of Colour by Melinda

Red and Yellow and Pink and Green,
Purple and Orange and Blue,
I can sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow too!

A love for the colours of the rainbow is almost a pre-requisite when designing for Doodlebug and having a rainbow song stuck in your head whilst you are crafting is a regular occurrence too. It's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a colourful take on this week's challenge to use 'alphas in a creative way'.

I've had this design roughly scribbled into my sketch pad for a very long time and finally I was able to put the plan into action. I just hadn't thought about what title I was going to use until I started looking through the embellishments and I came across the little yellow moon and everything fell into place. And lucky for me, I had exactly the right amount of rows to make it work!

First step was to measure out even spaces for each row and then apply the washi tape across the cardstock and trim off an even amount on each side.

Next step was to work out a balanced position for the photos and positioning each word next to each pic. There was a bit of moving around before I was happy with the combination.

One of the best ways to use your alpha stash is to choose different colours and designs for each word as it lessens the risk of running low on a particular letter before you finish your title... and how often has everyone run into that trap? Yes, I'm lifting my hand high!

Then for the fun stuff... embellishing! I always position the largest pieces first and fill all the little gaps with the smallest bits and bobs. And believe me, my desk ends up in a huge mess but it's heaps of fun.

Don't forget to visit yesterdays blog post to find out details on the alpha give-away... you don't want to miss this one! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.


  1. This is rainbow perfection! So excited to finally be able to pin it! :)

  2. I just all of your creative, embellishment-packed layouts Melinda!! Cute!

  3. This is absolutely adorable! It would be so fun to make a LO like this!

  4. I love to see all the bright colors doodle bug design has I love the rainbow letters

  5. I love to see all the bright colors doodle bug design has I love the rainbow letters

  6. Such a clever idea and it really feeds my love for ROY G. BIV! Great work!!!

  7. Fabulous! I love the whole thing from the colors to the design to the sweet photos! Had to pin it (as meredeena)
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  8. I shared this post on Facebook (Ruth Suttie Gauss)

  9. WOW - when Melinda does something - she really AMAZES and DELIGHTS!!! This is so very wonderfully done and I love that she shared some secrets about how she did it with us!! So glad she is a part of the Doodlebug Design Team!!

  10. I pinned this amazing layout onto my Doodlebug - Scrapbooking Pinterest board!

  11. Pinned to Pinterest

  12. Always such a treat to see your fun designs Melinda! I just love this!!!

  13. This is gorgeous Melinda!!! Love love it!!

  14. Sinceramente, es muy difícil superar lo que habéis hecho tú y tus compañeras, pero el tuyo se lleva la palma.
    Yo asocio el arco iris con niños, y tu idea es estupenda. Enhorabuena por ese trabajo tan bonito y original.
    A ver cómo salimos del atolladero, el premio es goloso, pero mi meta ya a ser hacerlo lo más bonito posible y divertirme.


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