Monday, 28 January 2013

Washi fun .....

... Hi, I'm back again!!  We are thawing slowing and steadily here - the tree that I showed you this morning covered with ice and snow is now just green!!  I've spent the morning playing and making my own Washi Tape.  Claire at Waltzingmouse Makes has a super tutorial on how to make your own Washi Tape and she's challenged us to use that tape on a card.  So I've put this card together with a few challenges in mind:


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Camellia, Faux Fun, Pic Nic Patterns; CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Loving Thoughts
Inks: Distress - Milled Lavender; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Staz-on - Jet Black; Stampin' Up! - Perfect Plum, Garden Green
Accessories: Promarkers - Lilac, Aubergine, Marsh Green, Meadow Green, Pine; SU Card - Garden Green; Flower, button and card from stash



I've had such fun this morning making my own Washi Tape!!  I followed Claire's instruction and got really inky.  I used a mixture of Distress Stains and Promarkers to colour the tissue paper.  I stamped the patterns with SU inks.  I was having a really hard time with the Colour Throwdown colours (which is odd, as I love these colours) but making my own Washi seemed to clear the block.  I stamped the smallest camellia and leaves onto white card and coloured with Promarkers and cut them out.  I cut mats in Garden Green and white.  I torn the DIY Washi to fit and then attached with flower with dimensional tape.  I found this little flower and button in my stash and attached them to the card.  I have gone with a simple sentiment - Just Because !!  Here's a photo of the DIY Washi Tape that I made this morning - only used a few of them.  So nice to be able to make exactly what you want!

Before I go I must welcome some new followers - Hello to Marybeth, Kristie and Jacqdee - so glad you've joined me.  And now I really must stop playing around and get that ironing done; it sort of got forgotten :)

26 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a pretty, pretty card, Deborah! I'll have to check out Claire's tutorial, so thanks for sharing. I can see that you had tons of fun making your beautiful tapes and you are obviously an A+ student!! Glad to hear you are warming up back there!

Nikki said...

Fabulous Deborah - love your faux washi tape. Great to combine challenges too :-)

Stamps and Paper said...

This looks a lovely technique making your on washi tape something different to try....your tape looks really lovely on your card

Anne

Marybeth said...

That was fast! I cant wait to try this out. Your card is gorgeous, love the way you framed your beautiful flower! Love the tape you made.

Kelly S. said...

Oh pretty, Deborah!!! Love the lace one...must make some myself :) Glad I have that set! The colors on this are so fresh and springy...we are thawing out by Wednesday with a forecast of 58 degrees! Only to be quickly followed by high winds and a steep slope back down to the 20's...I'll just stop back here and admire your card for some warmth ;)!!

Claire Brennan said...

OOh this is excellent Deborah!! I love your tapes, they look terrific, what a great combination of colours, patterns and sizes - You have launched our tape challenge with great style!! thanks for playing along! Hugs!

Sunflower said...

WOW your card is just beautiful love the stamps you have used. The washi tape colours look lovely can't wait to try this technique.
Hugs
Rizwana xx

Charmaine Stack said...

Wow, Deborah, you sure were fast off the mark with this challenge. Lovely card and great tapes, I really like the tone on tone ones. I am intrigued and will try to get to this myself soon.

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card. How fun, to make your own Washi tape. I must try this, as I will save a bundle on Washi tape. Love how you used it as the backdrop for your Retro Sketch card.

Pauline said...

This is just lovely Deborah, those colours are just beautiful, and you have made some very pretty tapes!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards today and I love your washi tape, thank you for the link :o)
Jackie xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning Deborah! I've been meaning to try faux washi tape for a while and yours is really inspiring. Vicky x

Kim Heggins said...

How fun to make your own Washi Tape and it looks fabulous too. Your card is so sweet.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super lovely Deborah.

I am in the mood for washi.

I played with store bought washi last night, now I have to play making my own too!

Great inspiration for me to get on this!
Have a Craft-tastic Day
-Kimberly Anne

Lynn Mercurio said...

This turned out so beautifully. Love your strips of DIY Washi and how your embellished this card with a teeny flower to compliment your focal image. Lovely!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Deborah, the image and details are lovely.

Donna x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Thank you for your lovely welcome back, you're very kind:0) Love this pretty card, well done with the handmade washi, how useful is that going to be? Loads LOL Just think any design, any colour, total magic, :0) hugs Gay x

Jeanne J said...

Deborah this turned out beautifully! I love the mix of patterns and colors - especially the lace! You rocked this!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful hand made Washi papers Deborah! love the colors and stamps you used!

Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY and I LOVE your DIY washi tape! FAB, Deb!

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning Deborah - your washi tape has come up a treat!

Bumblebee said...

Love your washi tape Debs, so bright. Must try and colour mine next time!

Renee said...

Deborah this is fabulous!!
I love the patterns and colors you used on your tapes...
perfect with this image and layout! :)

Super Jen said...

You had me at the color combination. I really like your washi ta[e creations.

Carola said...

Hi Deborah

This is a very pretty card and I really love your self made Washi tape. I also like the colours, the stamps you used and the way you placed the Washi tape.

Kind regards
Carola

Tracey McNeely said...

Deborah your tape turned out fabulous! Beautiful card.

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