Monday, August 19, 2013

Kite, Carnivals, and Feathers... Oh My!

Hi there! It's a new week and a new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week we are all about carnivals! 

So will you create a circus themed card? Play with the idea of festivals and street parties? Perhaps your adventures in creating take you to be inspired by bright colors of carnival in Brazil or the masks of carnival in Venice. Maybe you are terrified of clowns and you make an entry in your art journal about it.

Whichever way you’re inspired by this week’s challenge – we hope you join the party!

When I think of a carnival, the first thing that comes to mind is... COLOR! Some of the most colorful things in my stash are feathers from the craft store. With that in mind, I have pulled a couple of photos, as well as some washi and a scrap of Crate Paper:
Here are my background papers. But before we start layering our goodies, I want to create a bit of movement. After sketching on a circle with a pencil, I just went over it with some Gesso...
 Now for some modeling paste:
Ah yes - it's coming together! I really like the placement of the feathers and plan on stitching them on... however....
 We need some washi and a few more paper scraps...
 All layered and stitched on and...there we have it!
 A layout full of feathery....
 Texturey....
Carnival...FUN!

And now you know what to do! Head on to your crafty land, get your Carnival action on, and link-up with us.

Remember... Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com. How awesome is that?
And in case you are wondering...here is a complete supply list of everything I used:)

23 comments:

  1. Wow - what a layout! The first thing I thought was: what a mess! But the finished layout looks really pretty! Definitely a Carnival Fun page!
    I never would have used that much feathers on a layout, but it really suits the kites *must keep this in mind*
    Have a great week! x

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  2. What a fun and lovely layout! I love the beautiful and bright colors you used. :)

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  3. How fun! The colors are so happy!

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  4. Super page, loving the colours and feathers :)

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  5. Such a happy page with all of the great color and feathers!

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  6. wasn't sure about the feathers but they look great!!! Great choice!! Love the page:):)

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  7. OOOO very fun and colorful. Love the feathers.

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  8. Another fun layout Ashli! Great idea to use feathers, it worked perfectly both with the challenge and with the kite photos.

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  9. Feathers?!?! Wow....that is thinking outside of the box! They are darling on your layout. Love the big gesso circle in the background....You definitely created a sense of movement with all of your embellishments. Perfect for the kite pictures. <3 Candy

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  10. OOOO I love it!!! I'm just curious, is this one of the kites your hubby made? Such great pics and a great LO!

    Hope you are feeling well =) ~~Blessings ~~ dawn

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  11. WOw ! The colorful feathers do bring the memories of childhood n carnivals..Loved the Lo and how you have used pps on it,the layers behind photos and the stitching ..Thanks for sharing "in process " photos..

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  12. WOW! what a glorious layout; I love all those beautiful feathers!

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  13. Such a gorgeous layout! I recall seeing some feathers on your instagram feed a few weeks ago and I wondered what you were up to. Now I know!
    Your creativity is boundless. I love seeing your layouts. They are always a treat.

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  14. What a fun layout! Love all the texture, vibrant colors and those feathers!

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  15. Fun vibrant layout Ashli. Love the added feathers and the cut out heart strip. Great mix of elements. Tracy z

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  16. Amazing Ashli!! Love those gorgeous feathers on your page!

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  17. This is a really fun challenge! I love your take on it, especially with those feathers :D

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  18. Oh this is delightful! Splendid take on the carnival theme with the colors, feathers, and glittery goodness!! Lovin' the Ariel kite too ;)

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  19. What a colorful layout indeed! So much fun! Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Fun topic! The feathers add texture and playfulness to your layout. Love how it turned out. :)

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  21. Beautiful layout! Those feathers are so fun and make the layout fabulous!

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  22. This layout made me smile! I love how you combined all the shapes and textures so flawlessly. Beautiful job!

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  23. Always love watching your process! Very cool layout!

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