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June 19, 2012

Life is Like Riding a Bicycle {ODBDLYLS18}

There's still time to play along with the June Monthly Scrapbook Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  This month Patter issued a Photo Inspiration Challenge with a twist.  Using the photo (shown here) as your inspiration (think colors/theme), create a layout of any size, using ODBD stamps on your page, the twist is that you need to add something NEW to your page. 

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps Honeycomb Background, Bicycle
8" x 8" page
      I pulled the colors and summery theme from the photo, changing the shade of blue a bit.  As for my something new....the Bicycle and sentiment are from the new ODBD June Release; the pattern paper is from Authentique which I picked up with this scrapbook page in mind; and the Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish and Exotic Butterfly Wings are things that I purchased from the ODBD Booth while at the Milwaukee Stamp Show last month.

Because I had purchased only 1 sheet of pattern paper for my layout, I wanted to stretch the paper a bit, so I cut a 6" x 6" panel from the center so I could add layers. To add interest to the already beautiful Authentique paper, I randomly stamped the ODBD Honeycomb Background in Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

The little girl in the photo is my mom.  I only had a Black and White photo, and was inspired the Tim's Tag for June to add color to the image using Distress Inks.

The Bicycle image is stamped on Vanilla card stock, cut out and colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell WC Pencils/blending with Gamsol.  Do add extra dimension to the flowers, I stamped/colored them a second time and popped them up on dimensionals.

To embellish my page, I used a variety of flowers and Flourishes from Zva Creative along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies and Mini Fanciful Flourish.

My page also fits the ODBDSLC - Summertime Challenge and  Simon Says Stamp and Show a Bit of Brown

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Honeycomb Background, Bicycle
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Espresso, Vanilla
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Zva Creative Flowers/Flourishes, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell WC Pencils, Gamsol, Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish/Mini Exotic Butterflies/Angel Wings, Authentique Pattern Paper

ODBD Products Used: Bicycle, Honeycomb, Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies Small, Angel Wings, Mini Fanciful Flourish (note the small Angel Wings and Mini Fanciful Flourish are not on the website, but are available at shows, or you can call to order)

This Scrapbook Challenge runs through Saturday, June 30th, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, click here for more details and to also view Sue and Gemiel's pages.  After this month, the ODBD Scrapbook Challenge will be going on hiatus.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Darlene said...

WOW Lisa this is just AWESOME!! Love how you've used & stamped on the designer paper and the added embellishments are just PERFECT! FABULOUS job of designing! The photo of your Mom is just precious and you've certainly showcased it perfectly!! WELL DONE!!

Suzanne C said...

This is so beautiful! Love the layout and then you used the papers and the colors so perfectly. The image of your mom is adorable! She is such a cutey!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful layout Lisa, love your subtle background and the colour works beautifully. Really like how you have used the bike image to echo the one in the photograph, lovely touch. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, great to have you playing along. Tracy x x

Shelley said...

Wow! This is fantastic!

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Kathie McGuire said...

Lisa, this is a FABULOUS layout. Wonderful choice of colors, images, and embellishments! Love this!

Marjie Kemper said...

Stunning card, Lisa! What a wonderful photo and I love how you've layered up your background.

Gemiel said...

Lisa this is stunning!!! Love how you hand colored the photo and added interest to the background paper with the honeycomb stamp.

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful sb page, love the addition of the distress inks on the photo!

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Candy C said...

This is such a beautiful layout page Lisa! I love the image of your mom. The way you've colorized her dress to coordinate with the papers you've chosen for your background papers is awesome! I love your layout design and your little stamped and colorized bicycle and picket fence! That really ties all of your theme together to nicely. The stamping, bling and flowers in your background are also so perfectly placed! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love the coordination of your colors and the addition of the bicycle. Very creative design!! Thanks for supporting the ODBD challenge with your gorgeous layout!!

kathi17 said...

Very pretty, your coloring is wonderful, and I love all the flowers and flourishes!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my, this is spectacular. I love how you colored the image to match the blues of the paper. Your embellishments and design with photo are fantastic.

Terry said...

You know I just linked my June Tag and caught this out the corner of my eye and knew it would be yours! Lisa, what a great picture of your Mom! Totally stunning take on Tim's challenge! Love that you used a personal picture!

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