Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Summertime Bicycles

     I recently spent the afternoon with two of my grandchildren. They were showing me how well they can ride their Christmas bikes. I used this opportunity to take some pics. I used Lisa Hidy's sketch from Sketch N Scrap to get started on the left page. 

     I am still trying to whittle down the stack of Graphic 45 Seasons paper left over from the card classes I taught last year. I am on my second layout - the first being a Spring layout.

Sketch #176 by Lisa Hidy
      Since this patterned paper has an old-fashioned feel, I decided to look in the Silhouette store for some bikes of yesteryear to set the tone. As soon as I saw these big wheel bikes, I knew that I was going to put a round pic in the spokes. The scalloped circle mat inside the wheel was a little something I found in the bag of leftover goodies. The red floral paper is on the reverse side of the elements page. With some strategic cutting, I was able to get the "Summertime" title, the "Explore" sentiment, and the row of flowers on green strips. 

     I had my son hold the bike up at Ellie's face level to get this pic of her looking through the spokes of her bike. 

     To continue the layout into two pages, I extended some, but not all of the lines. 

     I had some fun on this page matting my pictures. For this pic I trimmed diagonally between the bikes and off-set the pictures. This made the picture take up less room horizontally. I added the strip of flowers on green for a repeat of elements from the left page. 

     For this 5 x 7 pic I made the mat with a 3/4 inch border. I then cut 1/2 inch strips of metallic gold. I placed them around the pic leaving 1/8 inch borders inside and outside of the strips. I also mitered the corners. 
     I made a point of repeating an element from the cards on my spring layout, so I thought I would do the same here. I repeated the pen nib butterfly exactly as it appears on this card from my class. Because of this I added a couple more butterflies to the layout.

     These purple half pearls in two sizes worked out well in the centers of the wheel and sprinkled on the page. Also I will note that I added the mini scalloped circle to the center of the wheels, because the Silhouette had a bit of trouble cutting them to a point. Instead of fussy cutting each to fix it, I just added a little somethin' somethin' to hide it.

My BINGO card so far

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
                                                     Summer & Summer Collective
     Card Stock: My Colors - Concord Jam
                      Paper Cuts - Metallic Gold
     Die: Spellbinders - Las Papillons
            Sizzix - Nested Circles
     Silhouette Files - Vintage Bicycle by Alaa!K
     Ink: Inking - Frayed Burlap
     Embellies: Purple Pearls (4mm & 7mm)
                     Purple Twine
                     Pen Nib


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  1. Wowzers!! This layout is amazing, so colorful and such beautiful details! Those bikes are so fun and I love how you added the picture in one of the wheels, super creative!! And love how you marked out your bingo card!!

  2. Beautiful pages. You are so talented. I don't do scrapping but I enjoy the layouts you do. I love all the wonderful colors and papers you used.

  3. Beautiful layout! I love you put a photo inside one of the wheels, so fun!! Thanks for linking up to our May Flowers challenge at a2z.

  4. What a wonderful idea, photographing the face through the wheel - lovely effect! The layout has an overall happiness and jubilee feeling to it, love it!

  5. Wonderful layout!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge
    DT Shell

  6. Nice layouts and fun to see a layout for something different than a card. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.