February 23, 2012

Little Yellow Bicycle February/March Sketch

Little Yellow Bicycle's February/March sketch was announced today, and it's a great one!  I was completely excited and honored to have been asked to create this sample layout for it.

My sweet little girl started preschool last week... she's not even quite two yet... I know, right?!  She did fantastically and really enjoyed herself.  I'm so glad!

I knew LYB's Paradise collection would be just perfect for the photos we took of her that morning.  The beautiful colors... the darling prints.... the totally on-the-money phrases on the embellishments... talk about a match made in Heaven (Paradise)!

The paper flower kit is definitely among my favorites.  The flowers come cut, scored, and ready to be personalized.  I LOVE how much time the flower kit saves!  Here I've clustered some flowers with some clear cut shapes, a chipboard sticker, cardstock stickers, and punched butterflies.  I thought the "Adventure" banner sticker made for a wonderful finish to the cluster.

There are so many wonderful embellishments to choose from.  Here I've nestled a small tear-out ticket stating "fly free" among some more flowers, clear cut shapes, and fabric stickers.  I popped the embossed cardstock letter stickers off the page with some foam tape.

Here is the sketch created by the amazing Liz Qualman.  You will probably notice that I've moved a couple of the elements slightly and used a bracket shape instead of a square, but otherwise followed her wonderful sketch.  That's the beauty of sketches... you can use them exactly as they are or just as starting points.

I hope you will have a chance to participate in the challenge.  There will be THREE winners!!!  The grand prize is $50 in LYB product, and the runners up prizes are $25 in LYB product.  You can find all of the details on the LYB blog.

Thank you so much, Liz and Little Yellow Bicycle!


Skrimp N Skrap said...

Just beautiful...stunning.

Jolaine Frias said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch Kristine! LOOOVE those rosettes and the shaped background, just beautiful!!!!!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Your work is really beautiful! I love your clean yet feminine design style.