Sunday, January 28, 2018

ME... hop-a-long...

Hi there!

Welcome to the Couture Hop! If you are coming from Irina's blog, welcome! Remember, there is a prize at every stop, so be sure you enter below for your chance to win!

I am Ashli and I love getting crafty! I live in the suburbs of Atlanta with my husband and four girls, 12 and under. Mixed media collage, art journaling, and scrapbooking are my favorite... but I also love gardening and knitting.

I was invited to join the Bad Girls Couture team in December of 2017. I love a company that encourages women to create in whatever way their hearts lead them... no rules, just fun! The kits are always an unexpected mix of the latest scrap supplies, vintage treasures, and mixed media fun. They are super fun to create with!

For this hop, I put together a little collage that holds a journaling pocket for me to write some things down about myself...
Take a look at this video:

That was so fun to put together! While not necessarily a self-portrait, I had more fun including this little lady on my piece...
Lots of yummy layers...
And, here is a bit more about me...

1. What’s your favorite color? purple
2. What’s your favorite song right now? I love me some instrumental jazz. Always
3. Who inspires you? my girls
4. Favorite Book? Any art book
5. Favortie Movie? 12 Monkeys
6. Favorite snack? Coffee
7. What is your favorite food? Buffalo chicken wings
8. Where would you like to visit someday? Ireland
9. Who got you into scrapbooking? My dear friend, Joy
10. How many years have you been scrapbooking? 7
11. Favorite Manufacturer? Anyone who makes paint!
12. Currently Reading: The Postmistress, A Gentleman in Moscow, A Penny For Your Thoughts
13. Favorite Bad Girl Kit so far? December 2017

14. Favorite artistic technique? White paint as a resist, then layered with stitching

Alrighty! Thanks for stopping by! 
Don't forget to comment on each of the designer's blog posts and follow @badgirlscouture2007 on Instagram by 10 am PST, February 2nd for a chance to win!

I'm excited to be giving away the Home Decor Kit “Kisses: 5 Cents”…this is so much FUN to create with…a plethora of texture and color and so fun to create with. Hang this up somewhere in your house or studio and stick reminders, quotes, and sentiments on it!

Here's the lovely kit...

And here's what our amazing owner/designer created with it...

How fun is that?!?!
Comment below, and good luck!

Now, your next stop along the way is the amazing Rae. And, if you are "lost," the complete list is below:

Wendy La Croix
Nicole Martel
Irina Volzhina

Rae Moses
Michelle Sanders

Happy Hopping!


  1. Wow, Ashli...this is seriously AMAZING!!! I love your unique style do much.

  2. Under paper!!! What an amazing idea. I'll never try to be neat again.

  3. This piece is so cool! I really love your use of color and the fun addition of stitching. Thanks for the inspiration Ashli!

  4. Love the flow of your process, Ashli! So much fun to watch the video. Your "girl" is just beautiful.

  5. This is beautiful. Love everything

  6. Such a lovely collage, love all the coloring and sewing you did with the fabulous layering...thank you for showing us your awesome creation...

    (Pattie’s passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

  7. oMGoodness! This is fabulous! It was so much fun to watch the video and see you create! I think I need to let myself go, be freer. So much fun! Thank you

  8. Totally amazing - your layering & stitching, all of the coloring and that awesome self-portrait! (And thanks for the video, it was inspiring to see how you put it all together.)

  9. Awesome collage, I love the stitching makes me want to get my machine out too

  10. Wow! Great collage! I love the stitching- it's the perfect touch! <3

  11. You are right about this one....YUMMY.

  12. Love all the different products and projects, too!

  13. WOW Just adore all the layers -- paint, papers, stitching...

  14. I love the uniqueness of this project as well as layering of papers! I love love playing with papers!! I love projects that have stitching on them! I will def. be subscribing to all of ur and the rest of the designers blogs! Thank u for sharing this awesome project! xoxo, Jeanne

  15. This is so the video!!

  16. Wow...that is all the layers and details!

  17. Hi Ashli! I what you created..sooo unique and inspiring!!! Beyond STUNNING! I’m so happy you have joined me for this AMAZING glad you’re a Couture Artist! ((Hugs)) xoxo 💖

  18. Love your faces Ashli! Super fun!

  19. Love this wall hanging, how it turned out, and the idea of it. So cool!

  20. Your creation is absolutely gorgeous! Love the machine stitching that’s something I’ve yet to try

  21. Wow - just wow! Layers! Stitching! Messiness! My kinda craziness!!

  22. I love the sewing on this. and the door hanger rocks.

  23. Wish I could draw faces like that!!! Super cool!

  24. Your page is amazing and so unique, I need to let myself just flow when I'm doing a page so I can think outside the box. The sewing is really xool

  25. wow, this is amazing. I wish I could draw like that! And I love seeing someone else that loves to use the paper you work on. I love the art that is under my work!!!

  26. Ashli, your work is incredible! Love the use of color and stitching.


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