We are so excited to introduce Izzy Anderson as our first Guest Designer for 2012. We had a little slice of Paradise to share and who better to ask than a Southern girl from Charlotte, North Carolina. Izzy has been a Little Yellow Bicycle fan for a long time and a participant in some of our challenges. You probably know her as Izzy Bean and have seen her design work at Echo Park, in Magazines such as Scrapbooks Etc., Creating Keepsakes and CARDS as well as in many online galleries and blogs. But let's have Izzy tell you all about herself...
Hi, everyone! I’m Izzy and I am super excited to be guest designing for Little Yellow Bicycle for the next four weeks with the beautiful new Paradise collection. When Liz told me about this line and asked if I would consider designing with it, I couldn’t believe my luck. I had already seen sneaks for it on the LYB blog and then Liz sent me the catalog. Wow. This is one of my favorite Little Yellow Bicycle collections. I mostly scrap my little boy and I just adored the beautiful greens, teals, browns, creams and olives in this line. Plus, it had this great pop of pink that really made me smile. I’m not one to shy away from a bit of pink on a boy’s page. Finally, the name of the collection reeled me in. How could I resist Paradise?!
Before we show you Izzy's first project, we had to ask her a few questions so we could all get to know her better.
LYB: What is your ‘go to’ embellishment?
IA:I love stickers. I love letter stickers, phrase stickers, icon stickers, label stickers and journaling stickers. I am a sticker collector! I prefer flat stickers and I often back them with cardstock, cardboard or pop dots to give them a little dimension. I also like to layer stickers to form an embellie cluster.
LYB: Do you prefer cardstock or patterned paper?
IA: I prefer patterned paper but I usually have a bit of cardstock somewhere on my projects so the eyes will have a place to rest.
Once I had my paper in place, I added the photo and an assortment of embellishments. The banner at the top originally said, “Free,” but I altered that by using alphas in the collection to spell “Golf” instead. The alphas from the “Fresh Verse” stickers are the same size as the alphas on the banner, so that worked out perfectly. I love that LYB thinks ahead and makes its embellishments interchangeable like this. It makes it super easy to make a little alteration.
Have you seen the Fabric Favorites in this line? I think they are my favorite embellies of the collection. They look so rich and add a great texture to any project. I just had to use them. I picked three fabric banners and turned them into golf flags by adding toothpicks as flagpoles.