Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Tulip (Lily Bee Sketch)

Supplies: patterned paper (Lily Bee), mini alphabet stickers (Lily Bee), journaling card (Lily Bee), yellow alphabet stickers and orange asterisk stickers (Bella  Blvd), pen (Sakura Gelly Roll), ink (Versa Mark), orange acrylic paint (Plaid Enterprises), green acrylic paint (Deco Art), standard office hole punch.

Spring is in the air!  Cherry and apple trees are flowering, birds are singing, and tulips are in bloom.  With all that springtime imagery surrounding me, it's no wonder that I scrapbooked a spring photo when I joined in the current Lily Bee sketch challenge.

The journaling (pictured above) on my layout reads: "We have quite a few tulips in the front yard, but for some reason only one in the back yard.  It adds a happy splash of color."

Even though this is a fairly simple, single-photo layout, I managed to use quite a few Lily Bee products.

* the yellow floral paper is "Pattern Block," from the Handmade line
* the brown graph paper is "Sand," from the Double Dutch line
* the teal dotted paper is "Harvest Blue," from the Harvest Market line
* the orange dotted paper is "Villa," from the Happily Lost line
* the mini alphas are from the Handmade line
* the journaling card is from the Double Dutch line

I made up my own pattern for the tulip paper-piecing (shown above), and I had fun enhancing my layout with paint.

I used some tiny punched circles and more dabs of paint to make a playful border (shown above).

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout.  You can see what other bloggers did with this sketch on the Lily Bee blog.


Mônica - Belém-PA said...

Obrigada pela sua visita.
Belas flores.

Helen Tilbury said...

Oooh this is totally bright & beautiful Denise well done! And thanks for the unanimous Price thumbs up on my latest creation - that really made me smile :) Sorry it's been grotty weather there for you! Hopefully creating this lovely Spring themed layout cheered you up!!

Mitra Pratt said...

ohhhh! those paint splashes, LOVE this page! I am having a bit of a tulip jealousy moment here, mine are a ways from blooms...two weeks perhaps?

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a beautiful photo. Love the paper-pieced tulip--so creative!

Lean said...

great paint work and a beautiful tulip you have made and yes a lovely picture to.

BabyBokChoy said...

I adore that tulip you created to match the one in photo!! OUr tulips are all up!!! Holy buckets, it's snowing outside right now, unreal, eh? :) Have a wonderful week!

Patricia said...

what a wonderful tuklip.. adore this page!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Que lindo trabalho e linda imagem,parabens!!!Abraços

Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Denise and for your lovely comments... I LOVE the tulip...fantastic layout

Dani Cristina said...

É lindo demais este LO.:)

Denise van Deventer said...

This is such a lovely layout Denise! Love your photo of the tulip and the big tulip you made! Definitely a spring-in-the-step layout! ;-)