Friday, August 10, 2012

Catch a Wave - Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Hop Featuring Epiphany Crafts

Hi everyone! Not sure if you heard but Little Yellow Bicycle and Epiphany Crafts recently teamed up and the designers have been busy creating summertime goodies to share with you.  It's been going on all week on the LYB & EC blogs but today we're doing a little mini blog hop.  See the deets at the end of this post!

I was delighted to open my box from Epiphany Crafts and find the banner tool! I've been itching to play with the tools and I really wanted the banner one specifically. YAY! Here's the layout I did...



Do you see the banners? Nope! I had this photo that I wanted to use of my daughter riding the waves and I really wanted to try to add a sense of motion to the layout.  I played around with the tool a bit and then I grabbed my handy dandy scissors and cut the top part of the banner off at an angle and voila, I had chevrons! I was able to cut large ones and small ones, usually getting two smaller chevrons from one large banner.



I'll be creating some fun layouts using the actual banners very soon and I will be sure to share them here. In the meantime, continue along the blog hop to see what a couple of the other Biker Chicks did. Make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs below to enter to win a Makin' the Grade prize pack! Of course I'd love to have you as my newest follower if you like my style! Just click "Join" in the top right of my blog - I love checking out my followers' blogs too! Now, on with the hop...

Little Yellow Bicycle Biker Chicks Mini Blog Hop
Heather Leopard - you are HERE!

Many thanks to Epiphany Crafts for letting me play with your cool tools!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!


60 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

Amazing layout! I love it!

Faygie Fellig said...

fun!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Great Layout. I love it...The colors are so neat. Great job.

Margie said...

Fantastic layout! Pinned it!

antenucci said...

Love your layout Heather!!! Hope things are going better for u all.

Sue D said...

Fun layout--I like how you used the banners to make chevrons.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awesome page, Heather!

Ange said...

Cute layout!

Ashley Horton said...

LOVE all of the Chevrons on this one, Heather! Very, very cute!

Peg said...

Oh my gosh! I love the chevrons! That is a great idea!

Leah Burgett said...

Cute layout! Love the colors!!!

{Jennie} said...

Love your use of white space and the way you used the banner tool, very clever!

Margie H said...

GREAT page!!!! That banner tool is my favorite from EC! SO CLEVER how you used it as a chevron design. Hmm...must give this a try :) TFS!!

Roxanne said...

I love it. I think this has been my favorite layout of the group!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

great layout!

Edie Brooks said...

Very cute layout... I love the colors and use of directional embellishments. I might need to scraplift a few ideas!!!

Sue said...

Love your layout. Inspirational....

Julia said...

HOW clever to use the banners as chevrons! They're perfect for this layout! Thanks for the clever idea...

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this page, and GENIUS to create the chevrons from the banner. So clever! This has been such a fun collaboration!

connie said...

Love how you used the banner to make the chevron border! great idea.

Dorina D said...

Love this layout and how you used the banner tool. Very unique. A

Carla said...

Cute use of a banner!
Carla from Utah

stacy said...

what a clever use of the banners - your layout is awesome!

Diana Waite said...

this I LOVE! Great colors--love the strips, just AWESOME!!

{VICKI} said...

Love your layout---I just wish I was at the beach Right NOW!

Lee said...

Great layout - you totally caught the action!

Jan said...

Love the layout! You really pulled the colors out of the picture!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Cute! Love the colors! I love Epiphany Crafts tools!

Bethany Becker said...

I love your layout!

Patricia said...

Great layout! Loving the look of those strips! thanks for the inspiration!

Majken Pullin said...

Love, love, LOVE the chevron you cut from the banner. Clever!!

Robin B. said...

I love this layout, it's beautiful!

sharon g said...

Great layout----I have a lot to learn..

Beatrice Lawson said...

Great idea!! I love the sense of movement created with chevrons and love the colours!

Ruth G said...

Very cool! I did spot the banners right away because I was looking for the shine, but I really love how they work as arrows! So fun! TFS!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

THis is so awesome and bright I love it!

Cynthia B. said...

Such a creative way to make the chevrons! Love the focal pic on your page too - awesome beach photo! Thanks for sharing your cool layout with us.

Jackie H said...

I like what you did with the layout.

Joyce EJW said...

Gosh! This was my favorite project today. Love your layout with all the bright colors and those cute chevrons. Clever. Tfs

Alicia S. said...

This is just adorable Heather! I love the chevrons!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Love that you turned the banner into chevrons!! Awesome layout!

Lisa said...

Great LO!! Love the vibrant colors!!

Marcia said...

Love the chevron design - it adds to the movement.

Marcia said...

Love the chevron design - it adds to the movement.

Marcia said...

Love the chevron design - it adds to the movement.

Judy said...

I love the chevron banners on the layout. I wish I were clever enough to think of some of these things myself. Great job!!!

Kathy W said...

What a cool idea!

detra said...

Love the bright colors in your layout! Great idea with the chevrons.

Sharon Roselli said...

never would of knew how you made those chevrons. great idea,look forward to see the banners on next post. love the colors and your photo! great page for your daughter.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Hi Heather!I'm a new follower :) I LOVE this layout!! The arrows are super cool and I love the computer generated word art on your beautiful photo too. I'm going to start doing more of that because, unlike you, my photography skills are crap....lol. And i really love the way this can fill in a photo and add so much to a layout. Sorry I am so yakky.....it's a curse.....lol. I'll let ya have your blog back now :):)

jengd said...

Great page! Love the white space and the popping colors!

Izzy Anderson said...

Super duper cute, Heather! Love the way you used the arrows. Really fun page.

mavis carter said...

Can't wait to use these new products - AND your great design!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Great idea to create chevrons! Love the design of this!

Angela L. said...

heck yes... I like your style!!! I laughed so hard about you admitting your change of direction and not using the banners right away... Your layout is so appealing to the eye with the "white space" and splatters!

Jean said...

So love this!! I am a new follower!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Love how you changed up the Banner to work for you! Very creative!

DonnaSue said...

I like the color scheme and the arrows!

SharonDoesBaskets said...

LOVE the SPLASH collection and what a GREAT idea to use the Epiphany tool to turn the banners into chevrons...LOVE how those turned out on your LO!!!!

Amanda said...

Great LO~luving the chevrons! Thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com