Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bo Bunny Farewell

As most of you know, Bo Bunny just held a design team call.  I can say that the designers that are going to be on the new team are going to LOVE it!  Bo Bunny is a terrific company to work for and with.  The products are terrific, as is the atmosphere of the design team!

After a LOT of thought and after 3 years with Bo Bunny, I decided not to try out this time.  Talk about tough decisions!  It was a really hard choice to say farewell!  I'm going to miss all of the people that I've been working with for the last 3 years, but the friendships that I've made will continue! 

Thank goodness for social media and telephones!  I would have never thought before I started scrapbooking that I would make so many friends online.  :)

So, here is my last layout with the Bo Bunny Team!
Certainly not with the Bo Bunny Brand though!  Have you seen their new collections?  AWESOME!

Bo Bunny Anthem Collection

I seriously could scrap constantly with this collection!  In addition to having so many gorgeous blue designs, it also is loaded with beautiful embellishments

One of the things we were asked to do is to use 2 of the same photo.  I printed my with a 1 inch difference and used foam dots to layer them.

We were also asked to use the chipboard elements.  I used two of the flourishes in the 12x12 Chipboard sheet and layered them, too.  I really liked the way layer both the photos and the chipboard echoed the dimension further across the page.

Don't forget that Bo Bunny also has glittered and layered chipboard.  The circle with the star is included in that package and is already embellished and ready to stick to your page!  Love the ease of layered embellishments!

Finally, I want to wish a


Be sure to check the Bo Bunny Blog tomorrow for the big announcement!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Little Yellow Bicyle and Faber-Castell

Recently, Little Yellow Bicycle teamed up with Faber-Castell!  I am a HUGE fan of their PITT artist's pens and big brush pens.  I have also heard great things about the Gelatos and got to try them, too.  (That is another post!)  For this project, I chose to use the Art Grip Aquarelle pencils.  LOVE THEM!
Simply Spring 
This is the Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy Collection.  Such a sweet collection with beautiful colors that a great for any spring project!
These pencils are terrific! I've tried several others and the Faber-Castell Pencils are better than any of the ones I've tried to date!
To build my background, I used the pencils and a sponge brush. I simply scribbled with the pencil on scrap paper, dipped a 1 inch sponge brush in water and picked up the water colors. I did use a ruler to run my sponge brush along to keep my lines straight.
Next I added some pencil lines directly over the sponged section. Keep it random! Then I finished it off with some of the vellum tape pieces.

In the top section, I skipped the sponging and just used some pencil lines.
This was so easy and so FAST!

Be sure to check out both the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog and the Faber-Castell Blog for more ideas!