Monday, December 8, 2014

Transported by a Stamp...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. 

Trains, planes, automobiles, and even a boat – how are you getting around these days? Whether inspired by the metal and gears, intrigued and wanting to create a steampunk jalopy, or perhaps wishing someone a bon voyage – this week team member Anna-Karin challenges you to be inspired by transportation!

My little one has quite the adventurous spirit! Always curious, always getting into things!

So, I want to scrap about that and my starting point is this stamp...
Ahhh - but, let's take it to a whole new level, shall we?

First, I simply stamped it onto white cardstock, using black ink. Then, I enlarged the stamped image, using my scanner....

If you don't have a scanner, a photocopier would work great too!

I just printed my image on regular printer paper. The only thing to be aware of is that ink-jet printers do not produce a waterproof image. So... you want to be careful when adding any extra colors or mists to your page.
Then, I just cut out the image and set it on the top of my background page...
With my basic page layout determined, I headed to the paper pile and grabbed some lovely things... pop around inside those enlarge bike wheels!
I just love how the bike wheels act as a bit of a pie chart type shape!
 Perfect for lots of stitching and embellies!
Once I added some more color using watercolor around the bike, I tucked my journaling behind the photo and we are all set!

I had more fun using a stamped image in this way and just love the movement and whimsy it added to my page!

So... now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you do with this week's theme! 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. wonderful how you worked that stamp

  2. This is so gorgeous!! What a great idea. I love how you backed the spokes with patterned paper! I just love your style :)

  3. What a sweet photo! I just love how you accented the bike spokes :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. What a refreshing use of that stamp! Your layout is darling.

  5. That was so clever, enlarging the stamped image. Great layout. Love all the color, the papers, watercolors, just so pretty. And the photo is, too. Lovely. Michelle t

  6. I have a ton of cycling photos and I'm definitely going to have to "steal" you idea! I LOVE this! :)

  7. This is awesome!
    I love what you did with the bike wheel :)

  8. How imaginative, Ashli. Your scrapbook page is so creative and cheerful. The large bicycle with the spokes decorated is very clever. What a sweet, happy baby, just makes me want to smile.

  9. First of all that smile on that baby has me grinning from ear to ear. Beautiful layout highlighting your gorgeous child! Love the idea of the big wheels and the touch of stitching in the center of the wheel!

  10. I love this technique with the stamp Ashli!! Such an awesome idea! Your layout looks awesome and I love the cute photo!!

  11. She is such a precious peanut!!!!

  12. What a fun idea to enlarge a part of a stamp! Such a lovely layout! Hugs, Sandra

  13. This is such a beautiful layout! Love the gorgeous stamping. :)

  14. Cute photo!!! Amazing layout , love the stamp!!!! BArbarayaya

  15. Adorable layout! Such a cute photo! Love the stitched detail! Happy Holidays!

  16. Another adorable and very clever layout and I love that stamp! Wonderful work as always, Ashli! :)

  17. What a great idea! As usual, your ideas are brilliant, yet totally do-able! I love this concept and I really like how you added paper sections in between your bike's spokes. So clever!

  18. Wow! This is super-duper creative! You are a genius!


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