Monday, August 13, 2012

Fun Times with a Stitch and a Resist!

I love a good challenge to jump start my mojo. What I love even more is a challenge to use my favorite techniques. And, guess what? That is what Simon says this week! Show us your favorite techniques and you might even win a $50 gift card for simonsaysstamp.com. How awesome!
It's super easy to enter! All you have to do is link up with our theme of the week and include a link back. So, bust out your favorite tricks on a layout, card, or any project and link up for the chance to win!

As for me... my favorite technique is using white acrylic paint as a resist. Let's get to it! 

A scrap piece of card stock with a butterfly punched out will make a perfect mask:
 All scattered about:
 Now for the resist! Any mist or distress stain will do the trick here:
The hard part? Drying time. So, while I wait on that... let's work on some embellishments. After wadding up some kraft glassine paper and flattening it back out, I rub on some gesso and add a bit of mist:
 Perhaps som white embossing will be fun?
 Yep! Here are 3 sheets, each with a different distressed look:
 After a pass through the Sizzix.... more butterflies!
OK, my paper has finally dried. I just love how the white acrylic resist pops through the stain and mist! (Tip: once your page has dried, wipe the resist areas with a wet cloth to brighten them up and remove stain residue.)
Let's lay it out! Scraps from Basic Grey and American Crafts will pull the colors from my photo perfectly:
 And now for those butterflies:
My second favorite technique is messy stitching. So, let's attach all those butterflies with some black thread:
 Love it! Oh, yeah - I decided I might as well stitch the title on too :)
 Little details are added:
Sequins and Stickles:
Brads and pen work:
Ta Da! A stitch, a resist, and a completed layout!
I do love getting messy :) Perhaps I should say THAT is my favorite. What's your favorite? Scrap it up, Paint it on, Stamp it around.... and then, link up with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show. I can't wait to see what you make! You can tell a lot about a person by what they call their favorite, don't you think?

Want to try your hand at a stitch and a resist and see if that may be to your liking too? A complete supply list is below: (affiliate links used)

32 comments:

  1. great post! I love your step-by-step photos and how you take us along on your creative journey. :)

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  2. You continue to amaze me with each and every post. I guess I need I get messy!

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  3. Fantastic page Ashli! Love the idea of using gesso on the craft resist, it came out so great. Your paint resist butterflies look wonderful. TFS!!

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  4. Beautiful! Stitching is one of my FAVORITE techniques too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Love that you used the reverse masked area and the cut outs! Beautiful layout! The stitching is a fabulous detail!

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  6. Love all of the butterflies!
    So pretty.
    And I love the way you applied the white acrylic paint with your finger.
    So much easier than getting a bunch of brushes messy :)
    One of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas!

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  7. Ahh! GORGEOUS!
    I really love the papers you chose for this layout too.

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  8. oooooo I love it - totally awesome. Love your stepbystep instructions that even I can follow and I will.

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  9. Ooooo...love all the butterflies...the resist ones, and the very cool ones cut from the glassine paper! Beautiful!

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  10. So awesome! I love the page. I love your style. And thanks for the steps. Gorgeous!

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  11. Ashli...very cool technique. I love that you used not only the butterflies but the masked areas as your background. Very nice! The dimensional butterflies really add some cool effects to your layout. <3 Candy

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  12. I always love seeing how you start and where you end up, Ashli! This is awesome. I'm lovin' all of the butterflies.

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  13. Hi! I love your blog and inspiration! thanks a lot!

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful layout! I love all the crazy stitching. I really enjoy your fun free style. I think my favorite techniques are tearing and inking. I can't do any project without distressing something :D

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  15. Stunning layout! So great to see how you've created it. Love the paint resist technique too! Hadn't seen it before using your fingers. Very cool! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. The layout came out great. I loved looking at the process pics, I had not guessed where you were going with all the elements and stenciling. Very cool.

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  17. you lost me but then I found you ~ crazy good girl!!!!

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  18. Thanks for the tips, your page is really great!

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  19. Love your use of the butterfly in the background and then how,you echo the butterfly with the Glassine. Love the added stitching too. Lovely layout. Tracy x

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  20. Fantastic! More great ideas to try...I am not sure I would call these scrapbook pages anymore, maybe small works of art?

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  21. What a great post... such a fun read, as well as terrific layout. The background is to die for in those subtle greens and grays, wonderful glassine technique. Generally... love it!!
    Alison x

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  22. Very cool - love the added touch of the sequins and stickles with pen lines around them! I'm also a fan of messy stitching!!

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  23. Awesome page! I love that you always add things I'm not expecting. The sequins are a fun touch! Love the distress in the background too. Great technique! :)

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  24. Love the different ways you used the butterflies, and love the bling!

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  25. Love it! I really need to get some sequins...

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  26. That stitching just made it all pop and come together! Awesome! I love whatever I'm doing at the moment ;) Ha!

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  27. Fabulous scrapbook page, Ashli! That is an amazing technique with the butterflies...it's a really cool way to add texture & interest!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  28. This is so pretty. And what a precious family photo/memory. Just curious, how will you incorporate this into the album?

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    1. Hi Hi! Since I am somewhat new to scrapping... I have an album of my family that is prior to 2012. It is pretty full and may need to go into 2 albums :) So, that album starts off with several layouts about us. There is one about our house, then having our first baby, and such. So, this layout went in there. Hope this makes sense. Thanks for your sweet comment :)

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