Monday, May 11, 2015

Simon Says...

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

There is just one rule this week: Use any one Simon Says Stamp brand stamp, stencil, ink pad, cardstock, die, or kit on your project! It can also feature other things – just be sure to let us know what Simon brand exclusive product you used in your creation this week.

To get started on my layout, I have grabbed a favorite Simon Stencil and background Stamp, along with my beloved Prismacolors...
Now, I am simply going to use my stencil as a template for some colorful drawing...

I just layered and changed colors...

Until I had something like this...
A few finishing touches...
And there we have it!
I can't wait to see what you make this week!
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  1. This is going to sound silly, but I've never thought of using my colored pencils with stencils. Brilliant! You always inspire me.

  2. Oh
    Using your stencil that way...GENIUS!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous look and your layout, as usual is just beautiful!! ❤️ The colors work so well with that adorable photo, without the color becoming overpowering! (Which is where it usually goes with me! Ha!) AMAZING!

  3. Very lovely. Your coloring work is amazing and inspiring. Loved the changing colors. So many beautiful things here to take in. I love the little label with her name, and a cute story too. Truly lovely. Michelle t

  4. Beautiful! What a priceless photo and story too. Thank you for the inspiration again.

  5. Adorable pic and lovely layout! Love the pencil drawing, it gives good interest and texture to the page :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Sweet! Brilliant use of the watercolor in the stencil. Now I am going to pull that out and try that!

  7. Like you, I ♥ my CPs and it's so cool to show their use with stencils. I'm still smiling over the very big black POND (love the emphasis).

  8. Such a sweet layout! Love the beautiful background you created, Ashli. The photo is super adorable. :)

  9. What a wonderful layout and I love the way you've used the stencil to create the colourful pencil drawings ~ that is genius, Ashli!! :)

  10. Beautiful layout, Ashli! Love the way you've used the stencil! Hugs, Sandra

  11. Such a beautiful Layout <3
    I love these colors and the paint.

  12. That photo is so sweet! Your layout is beautiful Ashli. Love how you used that stencils.


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