I love alliteration, and enjoy lettering uplifting and empowering words that all start with the same letter, like the ‘Dazzling Dreams’ design above. Using Sakura’s awesome Gelly Roll Moonlight pens, I started by hand-lettering as many inspiring ‘D’ words as I could think of. I did one verson on a black background, and another on a cream background to see which look I liked better.
No contest! The black background was dynamic, dramatic and dazzling– so I decided to focus on it.
I thought it might be fun if the final design had a border, so next I drew a few different border options, and then scanned the lettering and borders so I’d be able to experiment digitally. I did some quick PhotoShop concepts to see which border looked best with the lettering, but am having trouble deciding… below are three variations:
I’d love to know which is your favorite…