Welcome to Dinosaur School!
|Supplies: patterned paper, stickers, journaling cards, and die cuts (all by Lily Bee Design); pens (Zig); flowers and rhinestones (Petaloo); rub-ons (October Afternoon).|
There is a fun sketch challenge up on the Lily Bee blog, and I decided to play along. I created the layout you see above, called "Dinosaur School."
My journaling reads: "Some of my friends complain that their kids don't tell them what they do at school. But I have no such complaints. In fact, every day I get a reenactment of the school day--dino style!"
Not only was I inspired by designer Patricia Roebuck's sketch, but I was also inspired by the way she used a lot of white in her sample. I wanted to use a lot of white on my layout, too, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. What I ended up doing is turning over some of the die cuts that I used, like the flower-shaped one in the photo above. Since Lily Bee die cuts are only printed on one side, the opposite side offers a blank white canvas, just right for embellishing.
I also applied some white alphabet rub-ons in such a way that it looks like I "splattered" them onto the page. In general, on this page I tried to use a lot of school-themed motifs, including letters, numbers, shapes, and colors.
Of course, I did not use just the white sides of the Lily Bee die cuts. I used the colorful sides of the little circular die cuts to embellish my banner.
I hope you had as much fun looking at my layout as I had in making it. I'll leave you with a list of the Lily Bee products that I used. Thanks for looking!
"Blueberry" solid paper from the Double Dutch collection
"Marigold" gingham patterned paper from the Double Dutch collection
"Patchwork" patterned paper from the Handmade collection
(the red floral pattern is the reverse side of the "Patchwork" paper)
journaling cards from Double Dutch
alphabet stickers from Handmade
a mix of die cuts from both Double Dutch and Handmade
For more information on Lily Bee products, please see the company's web site.