Monday, August 4, 2014

Four of a Kind...

Happy Monday! We have a new challenge for you up on the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog.

This week, we are all about family. What family? The family of distress colors? Your ancestors? Friends you feel are closer than your biological family? The people you share your home with? There are a lot of answers to the question of this week’s challenge – and how you answer our call to creativity is entirely up to you.

I decided to scrap a page all about our four little girlies...

My mother made all of them matching pillow case dresses for a recent trip we took. I just love them and I am so thrilled to have these adorable pictures of them too! They served as my inspiration this week and are dictating the colors I choose...

Well, and the fact that we have four of a kind, too!

Here we have my kraft background that I have painted my title onto using some white acrylic paint. I went ahead and did this first. Why? Two reasons... I know I want the title to be a large feature on the layout. Also, if I botch it, it's much better to grab another sheet of kraft than to scrap the whole layout.

So, title first for this one!
 With that all dry and set, time to start layering up these scraps. Oh, and not to mention that perfect "xoxo tag!"
 It's coming together...
 But.... this needs a little something...
 Pattern! YES! Love that!
Since my title is such a focal point of this page, the rest of the design came together really quickly. Easy PEASY actually! Now, for a little pen work to enhance these letters...
 Some grey pen work also helped shade the title nicely...
 Love that layering... and those bits sprinkled about!
 And there we have it!
My family... with four of a kind...


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  1. Beautiful dresses! I see where you and your daughters get your creative talents. Your brush script or stroke title is perfect. Neat trick shading with gray pen. Wonderful layout. Michelle t

  2. This is another stunning page. As always, I love to read your creative process and how you talk us through what you're thinking ("this needs a little something..."). And those dresses are such a treasure! Your girls are absolutely precious and they are so lucky to have such a talented mom to chronicle all these special things from their childhood.

  3. Pure cuteness Ashli! Your daughters are adorable! Love the splattered background!

  4. Gorgeous layout and gorgeous four of a kind girlies! So sweet! Hugs, Sandra

  5. How wonderful that your mother created their beautiful dresses and that you captured the essence of those colors in your layout along with the pictures of your beautiful family! Fantastic layout.

  6. This is a lovely layout, Ashli. The peach and kraft color combination is charmingly feminine. Perfect for those darling photos! It's always a pleasure visiting your blog and seeing your art.

  7. This is a really beautiful layout, Ashli!!

  8. This is such a precious layout! Love those beautiful embellishments you created and the photos are so sweet. :)

  9. What sweet subjects you have, Ashli! I love the hand painted sentiment too :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Your layouts are always wonderful, I love spending time watching the tiny details that you can insert in each of them! beautiful photos as always !! BArbarayaya

  11. Oh they are so adorable - wonderful work

  12. This is so cute Ashli! The photos are adorable and your layout with that wonderful title is gorgeous.

  13. Beautiful layout, Ashli and your photos are adorable ~ wonderful work! :)

  14. Simply precious! Both those adorable photos and all of your amazing details.


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