Last week, I took my three-year-old and my camera to the park. Normally, this is not a good mixture. My son, rightly so, thinks the park is for playing, not photo sessions. But before we went down to feed the ducks, I asked Cory if I could take his picture, and was surprised when he said: yes. And smiled, to boot.
To scrap this photo, I used a sketch by Liz Qualman and the Just Because collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.
I adore this collection. It's so boy friendly with red, navy and grey with some pops of light and dark teal. I used the grey squiggle paper as my background: it's playful, neutral and matched the winter landscape of my photo.
This collection had a particularly fun mix of Clear Cuts. You can see the bird and cloud in this closeup. They are very lightweight so they don't require a lot of adhesive. I try to put adhesive in places where it won't show. On the bird, I used adhesive on the blue wing and under the heart. On the cloud, I used adhesive at the top and on the far right, which is covered by a chipboard cloud.
I love the new Naturals embellishments by Little Yellow Bicycle. Here, I used a cork heart pen and a small wood pin. The ends of the pins are tucked into a pop dot under the bird.
Here's a peek at Liz's sketch. You can see I took a few artistic liberties - with the photos mostly - but kept the basic design.
The Little Yellow Bicycle Sketch Challenge runs through Feb. 24. You can find all the details on the LYB blog and Facebook page.