Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Design Team Wednesday - LYB's Vintage Summer Collection

Ahhh, sweet summertime!  I love these days of summer and at a recent trip to Scrapdoodles, I was able to pick several pieces from the Little Yellow Bicycle "Vintage Summer" collection.  The colors are perfect for your patriotic pages as well as general summertime gatherings and events.  I picked up several sheets of paper, the Paper Crafting Kit, Stick Pins, and Fabric Favorites from the collection.  You can see the whole thing HERE or stop by Scrapdoodles to see it in person and pick out your own treats.  I brought home my goodies and created a project and 2 layouts to share with you from this line.
For my project, I started with a plain chalkboard frame that I painted with another quick coat of black  chalkboard paint.  Then I layered several elements from LYB's Fabric Favorites embellishments kit (the banner is one) and several flowers from their Paper Crafting Kit.  I love how the paper crafting kit elements were "pre-cut" but still offered lots of options in assembly and use.  The stick pins offer a fun touch to this project.  Two eyelets screwed into the top of the frame and a string allow it to be hung on a door or anywhere you need a little pick me up.  See it in person at the store!

My first layout starts with a dark blue cardstock base.  I cut apart some of the Patchwork Quilt paper to create my own background for this layout.  The banner is made from circles folded in half (from the Papercrafting Kit).  I layered some more elements from the collection next to the photo.  The title is chipboard letters from my stash.  Underneath it, I pleated a small strip of paper and added a brad to help balance out the bottom.  I love how the pallet and quilt-like touches work so well with my "vintage" (photo-shopped) photo!

My second layout uses one of the fun full sheets from the collection.  It's called "Blue Skies."
I cut off the tiniest bit of paper from the left edge and adhered a red scalloped border to the back, so just a peek of the border sticks out.  This strip was actually one of the precut/scored elements in the papercrafting pack, but I thought it would be a cute border.  I haphazardly added a few more tiny print squares from the Patchwork Quilt sheet and added a few more embellishments on top, included the cherries (cut from my die cut machine), a layered flower and one more of the fabric favorites.
This was such a fun collection to play with.  The embellishment kits will provide you with lots of coordinating materials for your projects and layouts.  Stop by the store soon before summer is over and this collection is gone.
Happy Crafting! ~Karen

1 comment:

DaileyScrapper said...

Both layouts are great!! I love the banner and flowers. Actually I like all the details.