Monday, November 17, 2014

Seeing Stars...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week, we are going to the moon! Well... sort of...

If you’ve always wanted to go to the moon, love all celestial things, want to be a space explorer, or perhaps just like stars on your craft projects this week we want to see how you’re inspired by the universe, galaxy, or anything else out of this world.

I was inspired to include stars on my layout this week. A quick look through my pictures to see what photo might inspire and I came across this fun picture of my daughter helping me in the garden with rocks. I couldn't resist the pun... so... here we go!

I have my papers gathered and have punched a few stars:
I thought it might be fun to play with my leftover paper with the star cut outs, so here I am just lightly tracing where the shapes land on my background...
 Then, I simply applied some liquid glue and am adhering down my wood pieces...
 I love the way the wood helps reinforce the outdoorsy theme of this page...
 With that all in place, it's time to work on some layers of pattern!
 Coming along...
Almost there! I stitched my stars down and now I'm finding a home for this little fussy cut deer...
The usual finishing touches of wood veneers, splatters, watercolors, and sequins and... there we have it!
I love how my starting point inspiration of stars took me on this scrappy adventure...
And, I love how it came out!

So... what creative adventure will you go on? Go get crafty and don't forget to link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from

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  1. Brilliant and Beautiful! I would have never thought of the wood shapes behind the window!

  2. Such a brilliant idea to create those star embellishments! Love your gorgeous layout, Ashli. :)

  3. Beautiful layout! Such a sweet and angelic photo! Your background looks wonderful!

  4. What a rock star scrappy move with the stars Ashli! It's strictly genius!

  5. This is just gorgeous! I love all the starry inspiration. Your girl is lovely :)

  6. What a fun idea Ashli! I love the look of the tiny wood veneer alphas behind the star shapes!!

  7. Sweet layout and photo! I love the layering and stitching! :)

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  8. Crafty, you are! Sweet layout with all the are the Rock Star.

  9. such a cool design!! It's beautiful!! :)

  10. Your scrapbook page is so clever. I love the stitches and the wood veneer pieces behind the cutout stars.

  11. I adore your way to interpret our challenges! You're an incredible artist! This layout is stunning, I love the wood letters under the stars, brilliant idea! BArbarayaya

  12. Very clever layout and a beautiful design ~ it's absolutely gorgeous Ashli! :)

  13. What a fun layout, Ashli! The wooden letters behind the stars are wonderful! Hugs, Sandra

  14. What a brilliant use of wooden letters! You are always such an "outside the box" thinker and I love that about you! Great ideas, as always!


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