Monday, July 27, 2015

My Little Birdies...

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

From specialty stamping paper to glitter, corrugated to extra heavy mixed media to tissue – special papers abound! This week we challenge you to use something other than regular patterned paper or cardstock on your page – and inspire us with the world of papers available!

My starting point for this layout is some specialty stamping paper, a glassine bag, and some tissue paper. Oh, and fabulous stamps too - of course!



I want to start a new album, all about what it's like to have four girls. So, I stamped four little birdies on specialty stamping paper and watercolored them. Then, I scribbled a messy circle on the remainder of the specialty stamping paper, to serve as a "nest."

Then, a little bit of yellow tissue paper for the background...
... with a bit of white paint and some more watercolor...

I then wrote all their names on the glassine bag, cut them ou,t and added them along the birdies. I stamped my title, then found some little flowers to add...
Some mist droplets, stitching, and a few little bits of bling... and there we have it!

A perfect intro page to my new album...

 All about what it's like to have four little birdies...

And now it's your turn to get crafty!

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13 comments:

  1. Sooooooooo cool!!!! LOVE the mixed media here!! That yellow tissue paper is amazing! And those 4 birds in the nest are so adorable and sweet!!!! ❤️

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  2. Love your album page. It is so eye-appealing and creative. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions.

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  3. Absolutely LOVE your sweet page, perfect in every way!

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  4. Beautiful! Love your little birdies and the connection to your own little chicks.

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  5. Oh, wow. Beautiful and inspiring. Michelle t

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  6. Such a fun bird assembly! Love the way you lightly colored them too!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. Wonderful layout! Love the way the tissue paper was used in the background! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  8. The tissue paper is a beautiful idea and your little birds are always cute! Love your page and your stiching give a special touch to your project!

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  9. How lovely! Those birds are super adorable. Great layout, Ashli. :)

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  10. Ohhh love the tissue paper along the bottom and I haven't played with it like that in a long while! Beautiful birds their softness is so refreshing against your beautiful background!

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  11. This is so sweet Ashli! I love the tissue paper, nest and the sweet birds.

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  12. So, so beautiful Ashli and I adore the tissue paper, it creates such amazing texture for your gorgeous layout! :)

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  13. Ashli! This layout makes my heart sing. It's so sweet!

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