Welcome to the week-long blog hop celebrating Lily Bee Design's 4th Birthday! We've got all kinds of fun activities and giveaways going on during this birthday bash, and we're so glad you're joining in our celebration.
Did you know that Lily Bee hosts design challenges each Tuesday (with some pretty sweet prizes for the monthly winner)?! The sketch challenge is just one of those, and today, several design team members are sharing creations that were inspired by this two-photo sketch from Nicole:
My page took a bit of a detour from the sketch when I realized I had no horizontal photos from my son's birthday. I tend to get stuck with my camera in one position and forget to mix it up! But I was determined to make it work with vertical photos, so I chose elements of the sketch to use without interpreting it too literally.
Inspired by the large rectangular matte in the center of the sketch, I cut circles from a similar shape of vellum. I layered it over white cardstock, adding diagonal white stitching with my sewing machine. Then I punched circles from some of the new paper lines (Sweet Shoppe and Pinwheel - arriving in stores early March) to fill the holes, throwing in a few colorful buttons as well.
I moved the journaling above the title, since there was ample room for it there. To mimic the bold number border in the sketch, I used three stripes of bright washi tape across my page.
Even though my final page didn't look a lot like the original sketch, I really love the result. Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow!
To see how five other designers interpreted the sketch, be sure to visit each blog on the hop. (Next stop is Summer Fullerton!) And if you'd like to be entered to win some fabulous Lily Bee prizes, just leave a comment at each stop and on the Lily Bee blog. A winner will be draw each day! You can also earn additional entries in several ways - check out the Lily Bee blog for more details!
And happy birthday to Lily Bee Design!
[comments will remain open until 3.3.13. Please check the Lily Bee blog for postings of the giveaway winners!]