Thursday, August 2, 2012

Subway Art

Subway Art is all the rage and this Pinterest Board has a boatload of examples. The art on this board is so colorful! If you look around, you can even find a few tutorials for creating your own versions to print and frame for your home. It's a cool trend. Recently, a friend of mine used this premise to create a subway art inspired title for her scrapbook page and it looked fabulous. I wanted to try this myself.

First, I needed a title for my page. Two or three words just weren't going to do, so I googled quotes about "play" and came across one with enough words to work. You generally want a few lines, with more than one word on some. The quote "It is a happy talent to know how to play" was perfect for my photos of Kevin and his scooter!

Next, I sorted through my letter stickers. I had tons of colors from which to choose, but finding packs with two Ts or two Ps or several Os made for an intensive search. It also looks best to vary the fonts and/or letter sizes, so the hunt was on.

Finally, success as evidenced below:




And here's my full page:




I think the colorful title is a nice compliment to these Simple Stories papers, all of which can be found in Scraptastic's July Summer Picnic kit. Every Thursday a new challenge is posted on the Scraptastic blog. At the end of the month, everyone who has completed each of the challenges is put into a drawing for a free kit! This week's challenge is to create a scrapbook page, using a subway art title. Try it; it's fun!

One of these days I'd love to create a huge subway art canvas or print for my home. But first I need to choose a quote. Off to search...




10 comments:

Jingle said...

This looks seriously fabulous!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wonderful title work! I love this!

Pamela said...

Love love love this!! :)

laura said...

Totally love this. Great way to do a title, yet the photos are still popping off the page. Thanks for sharing.

Christina said...

I really, really love this and want to try it! Every time I see a layout with this line I just want to run out and buy it! :)

Sue Althouse said...

Lovely page! It was fun to read about how you gathered your inspiration and made it work on your layout. Love the title, such a great quote!

Susan Stringfellow said...

what a great layout! Love the subway art and the colors you chose. The whole thing is super fun.

angie gutshall said...

I really love this!! Such a fun title!

Staci said...

You did a fantastic job! Have a wonderful weekend!

Merrick Dunphy said...

Love the colors, love the title, love the layout!