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.
|Sketch #176 by Lisa Hidy|
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|
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)