Monday, February 4, 2013

Lunch With Royalty...

Welcome to a new week and a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show! This week we are off to Neverland - or anywhere else you please. Whether you go with a classic tale, use a quote from a story, or just tell a once upon a time kind of tale in your art journal we can’t wait to see what you do. There are no strict rules here, you could be inspired by a story, a character, even an idea or color scheme. From stories of princesses to flowers that talk, faraway places to under a rock - embrace your sense of whimsy this week and see where inspiration leads you...

As for me... I think this is just the occasion to scrap about a little lunch date we recently had with Disney royalty!

I plan on scrapping several pages about this special surprise in our Disney Vacation album. This page will act as the intro to that section. I have gathered a fun little Instagram picture along with a photo of that gorgeous castle. And, of course, some lovely patterned papers:
As this page will serve as an intro page of sorts, I really want to play with typography and title work and I do believe this fun Amy Tangerine speech bubble page will work just perfectly for that!
Now, I am doing something here that I rarely do. I don't have many navy patterned papers in my stash and I know that I will want to repeat that color within the design. So, I have gutted the center of my background page:
With that backed on a spare piece of card stock, I begin playing around with design and placement. And the addition of some fabulous Glitter Tape. Love that stuff!
I like what I have going above, but I feel like there needs to be a layer of texture. Acrylic paint to the rescue! And a fork too.... that should be fun? After all this is a page about a lunch date :)
OK, all scraped on...
Now that we are all dry, just a little misting will bring out that texture as the paint acts as a resist for the spray:
Now, back to the design! A few speech bubbles here and there...
YEP! Fun with fonts and title work:
And after some more alphas, a bit of chipboard, some sequins, and the usual journaling and pen lines...

Lunch with Royalty...
A reason to celebrate!
This is such a fun challenge, don't you think? There are so many ways to interpret this and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Remember, anything goes... altered art, scrapbooking, mini books, cards... your imagination is the only limit.

AND... let's not forget that every link-up has a chance to be the random winner of a $50 shopping spree to How awesome is that???

They sell everything you could ever want for your scrapping and crafting. In fact, here is a complete list of the supplies used for the layout above: (affiliate links used)

Okie dokie! Now, go and get crafty and be sure to link-up!


  1. This is awesome! Love lookimg at your Disney pages

  2. love the back ground technique!!! what a special lunch:):):)
    Awesome as always!!!

  3. Such a great idea to use the fork to create some texture and I love your font work on the speech bubbles.

  4. Ashli...your pages always have such a distinct look to them...layers and layers of color, pattern and design. Very cute idea with the speech bubbles! <3 Candy

  5. What a wonderful take on the challenge! Love the beautiful layout and the journalling is wonderful!

  6. So many fun details. Love how you have used the bling!

  7. So much fun here - absolutely fabulous!
    Alison x

  8. Great fun layout Ashli, love the lettering and your use if paint in the background. Tracy x

  9. Very fun and love the look. A fork - who knew. Love all the touches.

  10. It is always so much fun to see your pages come together! :)

  11. Awesome lo! Gorgeous with the bling who bring the mind on prinsesses, and the teacup for the lunch, also love the decorated speech bubbles and ofcorse your layering :o)
    Have a wonderful week :o)

  12. Great LO - love how you did the thought bubbles!

  13. So so fun Ashli! I love the idea for the thought bubbles- using them to hold your title! Great layout!

  14. I too love the bubbles, I've stayed away from them in the past...but what a change of mind I have now! Love all the different letterings and the fork action!

  15. Beautiful layout Ashli and thanks to your inspiration, I've actually gotten two layouts done in the past weekish!! Happy Monday, hope you're having a great one :D

  16. Great page! Love all the subtitles - love how you used the speech bubbles in such a fun way!

  17. Your fork technique is fabulous! Great layout! Bright and fun just like the magical occassion!

  18. Adorable page, Ashli!! I love the touches of sparkle and bling!! :) Perfect for the theme!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  19. Too fun!! I am loving the use of the talk bubbles and the sparkly little gold banners! Another fab page, Ashli!!

  20. beautiful layout! I love the fork technique! So cool to make texture like that! Hugs, Sandra

  21. Oh my goodness Ashli!!! This is so fun and full of cool details!!! LOVE it!!!


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