Little Yellow Bicycle get sketchy...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

PageMaps are celebrating their 7th Anniversary with a month long party and Becky Fleck has released another wonderful line-up of sketches to start the ball rolling. I was delighted to have the opportunity to provide a sample for one of her designs as part of the Little Yellow Bicycle Design Team. My layout uses a combination of The Naturals collection and the new Fern and Forest Boy collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Nothing beats a good sketch and Becky seems to know how to balance all elements perfectly which is the reason why I chose not to deviate too far from the original design.

Instead of using the two single photos I stuck with my style of layering three of the same photo over each other to create a softer edge and dimension plus highlighting Teddy's precious little hand by the repetition.

I'm loving the Naturals products from Little Yellow Bicycle as they match beautifully with just about any product and the added texture makes such a statement.

I have a couple of new punches... a square punch to make light work of the patchwork style background (oh how I needed this when I created THIS layout) and a new star edge punch which is just a bit 'special'.

Little Yellow Bicycle - Clear Word Stickers (Boy)
Fiskars Handheld Punch - Star
EK Success - 3/4" square punch
Martha Stewart - Star Border Punch
Embroidery Thread
Mr Huey's - White

PageMaps are having a whole month of celebrations including lots of challenges, prizes, give-aways and inspiration which you can download the calendar HERE so you don't miss the fun.
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  1. This is lovely - great use of your new punches!!! And that paper for the hearts etc is amazing - it looks just like knitting!!!!!

  2. Oh my goodness! This layout is just so special Melinda! I just love everything you do. :)

  3. I adore the soft colour palette on here!! What a gorgeous page!!

  4. gorgeous!! love the color scheme too!!

  5. Stunning!!! So so soft and pretty. I love this! Yay to the new punches!! :)

  6. beautiful Melinda, I love what you did with the punches

  7. This whole LO is so sweet and adorable! I love the layers and how you used both pieces of the star punches. The stitched on hearts in the rough fabric, the little pops of orange and the layering of photos are all such great ideas
    Thank you once again for your amazing inspiration! :)

  8. I could stare at this layout all day Melinda. It just so beautiful

  9. Wow Wow and a little more wow - your work really is stunning

  10. Stunning. I love the patchwork effect, the punching the beautiful fabric hearts and the amazing flower.

  11. Those soft colors and that burlap?!?! STUNNING!!!!!!!!1

  12. Beautiful page! Beautiful take!

  13. For whatever reason, this only just came through my reader, but I adore this layout! So sweet, and soft, but great textures and perfectly executed....those squares are lined up to a T!

  14. you are simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. This is such a beautiful layout! I love the colors and lovely use of white space, too. And those burlap shapes are awesome!


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