Monday, July 23, 2012

Primarily Girls!

It's Monday and you know what that means? It's time for another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Yep, we do one every week. Gotta love starting the week off with a dose of inspiration. What's in it for you? A chance to win a $50 shopping spree over at Simon Says Stamp, of course! They have all of the latest products in and I just spied the new Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Collection Pack in the store! Whooot!

This week the challenge invites you to explore your feminine side. Hey Girl, why don't you get your craft on and join us?

As most of you know, I have three girlies at home, so we are well in touch with our inner princesses around here! Although this was an easy topic for me, I was eager to spice it up with a bit of non-traditional colors. Can primary colors be girlie? Let's find out...

A bit of watercolor paper and paint at the ready, let's play!
I just love how a bold color can appear soft when in watercolor form.
Red, Yellow, and Blue. So pretty:
I think our painting needs a bit of a once over with the Sizzix, don't you?
Oooooh, YES! I like it!
Do I have some brand new patterned paper from the American Crafts Shoreline collection? Why yes I do, and it will go perfectly with my watercolor flowers.
Not to mention this fabulous picture of my little girl all dressed up like her favorite princess:
Let's get those flowers on the page!
Photo all nestled in...
Oh, I am loving this!
Time to stamp a title:
And some fun frames:
All cut out!
Before I get those on the page, that picture needs a patterned paper friend and this gorgeousness will do quite nicely:
We mustn't forget the washi:
All layered up!
And tucked around:
That title needs a little color:
And some foam squares:
But, even with that...
I still felt like I needed more of a title, so after some hand written and cut-out words, along with some Heidi Swapp banners, brads, sequins, ink splatters, arrows, and pen work...
I shall call it finito!
So, can primary colors be girlie? I think so!
So lovely...
Feel like getting in touch with your feminine side this week? Head on over and link-up with us! Perhaps you want to have a go with some watercolor action? A complete supply list is below. (Affiliate links used.)

See you next time with another installment in My Creative Journey.


48 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always! I look forward to these step by step posts.

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  2. What a sweet picture you've built your layout around! Your page is bright and colorful and very girly! <3 Candy

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  3. Love your watercolour flowers! And all those labels are so cool. Fabulous pate and photo! TFS!

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  4. Beautiful!!!! Yes I too love the step by step so inspirational!

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  5. Gorgeous!!! loving the colors and your spin!!!!

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  6. i love how ou made your own journaling cards with the stamp set- great job lov ethose flowers

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  7. Definitely beautiful and girly! I love the bunches of watercolor flowers and journaling spots, tucked around the page!

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  8. Beautiful layout! Those flowers are definately a must try.

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  9. Lovely girly layout, perfect for,your beautiful picture. Great colour palette and layered piece. Love your colourful flowers and step by step instructions. Tracy x

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  10. Girly, fun and adorable. Love it all!

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  11. Your flowers are beautiful! Nice layout as always.

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  12. Love this page!! The watercolor flowers are so pretty - I've got the same die and hardly use it, maybe I will bust it out now...hmmm? Love all the frames you stamped as well along with the handwritten words. Your finishing touches are always so lovely and just right!

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  13. Amazing! You did a fabulous job coordinating the colors and product. Especially when you pulled out the photo of her in the snow white dress! Perfect :)

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  14. I love seeing how these layouts come together, so cute.

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  15. I love the watercolors on the flowers. Thanks for the idea!

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  16. How beautiful!! Love the watercolour flowers and the colour scheme. Brilliant!

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  17. Your watercolor flowers are gorgeous! A perfect compliment to your princess pic!

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  18. Yeah they can be girly! It works really well. I love those watercolour flowers too - I will have to have a go for my messy mondays on my blog! I love the use of the frames - I have those Amy Tangerine stamps too and have only ever used it for one journalling block - but it looks so good all together and overlapping like that!

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  19. wow I love it all.... all the frames, title, flowers and the photo is priceless... thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love the watercolor flowers those are awesome. Such a wonderful layout. I need those Amy Tangerine stamps now that I have seen some fine examples.

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  21. Your watercolor flowers are so cool! Love the repeated stamp image too. Such a fun page for your princess! :)

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  22. Ooooh I love that! Great technique that is right up my street! Will give this a go! Anyway, it is gorgeous and I especially love that for this kind of photo you stayed clear of any themed papers! Looooove it as always!!!

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  23. Wow! This is just gorgeous. What a great technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I LOVE your water color flowers! They are gorgeous, just like your little girl! Perfect layout! Love Penny

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  25. This is wonderful. I love the watercolored flowers. I love seeing your process. Incredible.

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  26. Wow! This layout is incredible, having such a cute inspiration probably helps ;)

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  27. Beyond adorable Ashli! I love how you used that die and I need to pull it out and use it soon.

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  28. Wonderful use of the colors on the flowers. The picture is so sweet and perfect with the layered flowers, journaling and paper! Beautiful layout!

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  29. LOVE this!!! I just worked with the Shoreline collection and LOVeD IT!! This page is amazing- the layering is expert and I love how you repeated the stamped journaling spots. WOW on the water color flowers! I can't get my tries to look like that- I really need more practice- your blending is gorgeous

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  30. Those watercolor flowers are the BEST!!! What a great technique and I so like how your layout turned out.

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  31. Terrific watercolor flowers - just outstanding!!! love love love them!!! Just got done pining them on Pinterest!

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  32. Ashli, Thanks so much for your comment on my photo! Love Penny

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  33. Fantastic! I absolutely love those watercolor flowers! Never would have thought about using primary colors, they turned out beautiful. We are in touch with our princess here too :) My poor husband. haha!

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  34. I love your idea of the watercolor flower diecuts. I think that softens the primary colors of the papers and makes it girlie. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. What a fun layout! It's so happy and bright! definitely very girly! Love all the layering!

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  36. Oh wow, I love the watercolors. I have that flower die and just can't seem to LOVE it like everyone else does. Now I want to dig it out and give it another try! Fantastic, inspiring work!

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  37. I admire the way you used the AC Shoreline for a lovely feminine layout! Great stamping ideas, I am always on the look out for ways to use my stamps.

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  38. Love the use of these colors, stamping and watercolor for the girly page! Gorgeousness! I love how you have the link thing up. I can't seem to figure it out

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  39. Incredible LO. Love, love, love your watercolour flowers. They look amazing

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  40. Wow, Ashli! What a gorgeous scrapbook page! I am in love with the watercolor flowers!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  41. What an incredible layout. Those flowers are amazing, and so is the beautiful princess. ;)

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  42. Just sensational... and so wonderful to watch it building up in such detail. Thank you so much for all that detailed photography. The flowers are simply delicious, and I love, love, love your layered journalling. It's been so great hearing the stages of your creative journey in the other posts too - a journey I'm right at the very beginning of... I hope I can follow someway behind in your footsteps! Amazing work, again!!
    Alison x

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  43. I have 3 girls at home, if you include my wife in the group. They are also a,source of inspiration to me. I love your artistic scrapbook pages. They're all stunning. Blessings!

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