Thursday, August 11

Getting Down With Our ABCs

Yesterday, I posted all about the DIY canvas artwork I made for The Babe's big room makeover.  And today, I have another lovely DIY art project to show you.

The inspiration for this project was all of the amazing alphabet prints I have seen online lately.  They seem so fitting for a kid's room and there are some terrific uses of fonts and images.  Here are a few I particularly loved.

From Sycamore Street Press on Etsy


From Breeding Fancy on Etsy

From Carmen Mok Studio on Etsy

It would have been super easy for me to purchase one of these prints from Etsy, BUT I couldn't bring myself to do it.  So like yesterday's project, I searched through my favorite free font download websites until I found a font I loved.  This time, it was this lovely sketchy looking print I downloaded from dafont.com.  The font name is actually "FFF Tusj".  I loved the architectural feel of the letters.... Anyone else a little font obsessed like I have been lately?

Download this font by clicking here

Once I had selected my font, I started laying out the letters in Photoshop.  This program has become my primary means of electronic DIY.  I know I should probably be using something else, but it works for me...for now.  Back in my old working days, I probably would have attempted something with Powerpoint.  So, I'm making progress.  :)

I don't really have a step-by-step tutorial on how I completed this project; I just played around until I was happy.  The finishing touches were the addition of the flower image I found online, and I also added in The Babe's name and birthdate in the little green box under the flowers*.
*I omitted her name and birthdate here because it just seems kind of like TMI to show her full name and birthdate on the web.  




Once I had everything placed the way I wanted it, I admired my work, printed it out on size 14x11 cardstock and placed it in an existing frame.  Then, I really admired my work.  It looks so darn nice and professional!  I still need to paint the frame white and get it hung in her room, then I'll have even more pictures of the final art to show you.

Until then, I'm feeling guilty about not giving you a full tutorial... SO INSTEAD, I'm giving you the free printable downloads of the files, and I even whipped up a boy version!  You're welcome...and you deserve it because all of you are fantastic readers and I appreciate your support more than you will ever know.  Fo' real.

Hope you enjoy these prints as much as I love The Babe's!  If you have any issues with the files or would like your own custom version with name and birthdate, send me an email (thetallchickblog@gmail.com).  I would love to hear from you!


{Free Printable ABC Art for Girls}
Download the 10x8 version here
Download the 14x11 version here


{Free Printable ABC Art for Boys}
Download the 10x8 version here
Download the 14x11 version here

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting all these awesome printables! I would love it if you linked this up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/tuesday-confessional-link-party-and.html.
    See you soon!
    ~Macy

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  2. Love it! I may be calling on you for one with Emma's name and DOB :o) I know my Mac is capable of sooo much more than I know what to do on it. I probably should read the Macbook for Dummies book Lee bought me :o/

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  3. Awesome! Now, where's your boy/girl twin design? JUST kidding. Looks beautiful! I can't wait to see pictures of the final product with the frame painted.

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  4. These are great! Thanks for sharing, I am posting to my FB account!!

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  5. Thanks for all the lovely comments, ladies! :)

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  6. Great printables. I'm always a bit intimidated trying to create art on the computer! I've got to be a follower now so I can take some time and see what other cute stuff you've got here : )

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  7. Mary, these are adorable! And I did download the font. Thank you.

    I'm your newest follower.

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  8. these are so cute, i can't wait to print them. xoxo thanks

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  9. Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you share your creative posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

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Thank you for all of your fabulous comments! Keep 'em coming!