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Old 01-10-2016, 04:45 AM
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Default Inspired by Type Challenge - January 2016

Hello and welcome to another typography challenge. I'm running very late with the challenge this month because of a very sick little cat that has had me take him to emergency hospital and the vet several times.

This month's topic is "Ligatures".

What are ligatures? Ligatures are swirly embellishments added to type that usually join letters or even words together.

Your challenge is to scrap a layout and incorporate in your layout a heading with ligatures. Pick a fun font that may already include ligatures or find a fond that has a set of ligatures included. Some fonts, usually fonts that you pay for, will have built in alternate letters that some software (like Photoshop or Word) has a feature that lets you release this extra set of letters in your type or there is a separate font that just has the alternate letters.

Once you have found a ligature that please you, you are then required to incorporate it into a title in your layout.

Other ideas on usage:
1. Find a font with alternate characters that include ligatures (example free dingbat font Bergamot Ornaments)
2. Find a font that contains separate ligatures, I couldn't find any that were free.
3. Draw a ligature, photograph it with your phone, load in your software and use it.
4. Use your mouse or tablet pen (or photoshop pen tool if you feel daring) and draw a ligature in your software.

You may use more than one ligature.

Here is an example to show you what I mean and there is a tutorial on the Blue Flower Art blog showing you how I did it.



I used the Kit "a Breath of Fresh Air" and "Ligatures" for my layout.

The rules

All layouts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, January 31, 2016. All participants will be entered into a draw and one participants will be chosen at random to receive a $5 coupon to the Blue Flower Art shop.

Challenge rules apply:
- Please use 100% Oscraps products and some Blue Flower Art products (hint - if you don't have any Blue Flower Art product, have a quick look in the Oscraps collabs since I contribute to them regularly)
- Post your layout in Blue Flower Art designer gallery
- Post your layout in this thread and link back to the gallery LO so that we can leave you some love in the gallery
- but most of all, have fun
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:58 AM
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:16 AM
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Oooohhh, and you did very well. Thank you for playing! That is quite a complex doodle you put on the end of the word and in contrast with the word Well done!
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:52 AM
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:15 AM
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Fantastic Challenge! I'll be back with a page!
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Great challenge... and how fast you are Marijke and Anika !
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:26 PM
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Marijke, I love that! Did you find a font or did you draw it?
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Marijke, I love that! Did you find a font or did you draw it?
Rita I used a swash from the Aura Blue font
https://creativemarket.com/mycandyth...lligraphy-Font
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Great challenge... and how fast you are Marijke and Anika !
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Rita I used a swash from the Aura Blue font

Ahh, nice font too. I was hoping that you might have found a free one. I have heaps of paid fonts, but no free ones of swashes to suggest for challenges.
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