I am a huge cycling fan so in March and April finds me all excited about the Spring Classics. These one day road races throw so much at the riders from strong cross-winds, to riding on cobbles, to a punishing series of short, sharp hills and if the weather is inclement then all hell will break loose, making for spectacular racing.
When I was assigned this Citrus Twist sketch with the tumble of circles I decide it's time to make a page about a monument of professional racing : Ronde van Vlaanderen or the Tour of Flanders. In the April Pattern Paper Kit #1 I find the perfect paper for my layout. It's Amy Tangerine's Samantha with spoked circles of various sizes which resemble bicycle wheels. I place a bunch of these circles in a cascade on the left behind the photo and introduce some structure on the right with two columns of journaling about the route of the race. It's a stroke of luck there's an "Epic" cork shape in my kit because that word perfectly describes this race.
Now that the page's done I get to sit down and read through the latest issue of Rouleur in anticipation of all the racing that's coming my way: Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Giro di Lombardia. Can't wait!
Citrus Twist April Kits : Crate Paper Confetti (Gala, Die-Cut Cardstock Ephemera), Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Black and White Acrylic Alphabet, American Crafts (Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Samantha, Shimelle True Stories Darjeeling, Dear Lizzy Serendipity Bloom), Webster's Pages Light Bulb Paper Clip, Citrus Twist Cork Shape Others : LilyBee Autumn Spice Nutmeg
Photo Credit : General Bike