Thursday, February 23, 2012

Little Yellow Bicycle February March Sketch Challenge and NEW Saturdays Page


Little Yellow Bicycle's Saturdays collection has got to be one of my VERY favorites!  I love reds and blues and this collection features a deep red and denim blue that is perfectly grounded in browns and creams, but I'll let you be the judge. I also love how the Saturdays collection can easily be used for either gender, but I keep channeling masculine pages. I just love the pops of red in this collection and how it is grounded in blues and browns, which I think are perfect for stuff that guys like to do.  This is my husband and our son hiking, and then a smaller picture of our campsite
I created this little flag trio with the chipboard shaped banners and then tied a bit of velvet floss around them.  flags are such a fun cluster and I finished these off with a bit of coordinating bling.
I am totally smitten with velvet embroidery floss.  This deep red color has a wonderful soft and richness about it and is meant to compliment the pops of red in the Saturdays collection.  I added a basic running stitch around the border of the brown paper as shown in the sketch.  Since this is a masculine page, I layered chipboard shapes instead of flowers.
For the title, I used the corrugated alphabet from the Wonder & Wishes collection.  Then I layered a few of the Fresh Verse stickers for an added journal sentiment.
The Tear Out Tickets make a great focal element on a page and provide an opportunity to add some hand written journaling.  I like how these have lines, so I write neatly.

Here is the sketch and details.  I hope you will jump into our challenge at Little Yellow Bicycle.

Here's how to enter:
1. You may enter by posting your layout to LYB's Facebook Page - please post it in the Album titled "February/March Sketch Challenge".
2. If you're not a Facebook user, you still may enter, by emailing a photo of your entry to lizq@cthruruler.com. Please include your mailing address - so we have it in case you win!
3.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

Here's the fun part ... the prizes!
1.  We will select THREE finalists. All of the finalists will win a prize.
2.  We will post the finalists to our Facebook Page and Blog for you to VOTE on your favorites.
3.  You'll have a week to vote (one vote per person).
4.  The grand prize winner will win $50 in LYB product. The runners up will each receive $25 in LYB product!
**Due to shipping costs, prizes may vary depending on where you are in the world.



6 comments:

Kris Berc said...

Liz! I love this layout... you used Saturdays PERFECTLY! Your banner flag cluster is brilliant... love it! Your stitching and hints of bling are wonderful finishing touches :)

Tanya Ham said...

Love this collection! Would be perfect for pages about my rough-n-tumble nephews! :)

Brenda said...

wow loveeee your layout...sooo awesome!
hugs
Brenda

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful layout and sketch! I agree, the colors in this line are just so beautiful!

Shellye said...

Wonderful layout, Liz! I love how you stitched around the edges. I will have to give this sketch a go with some of my Saturdays collection!

Shellye said...

Wonderful layout, Liz! I love how you stitched around the edges. I will have to give this sketch a go with some of my Saturdays collection!