Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Need a Little Lift?

Hello crafty friends. On the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog, Claire shared a project where she created some DIY Washi Tape. I adore Washi tape. In fact, I fancy myself as somewhat of a collector. I have dozens of rolls, and anytime I find a new pattern that I love, I snatch it up in a hurry. But there are times when I need a design or color that I DON’T have, and that’s when creating the DIY type of Washi tape can be fun, inexpensive, and totally personalized for my project. Making your own Washi tape is so easy that anyone can do it, so if you haven’t yet ventured into the weird, wonderful world of Washi, Claire has a challenge just for you!

I began my project with choosing my patterned paper first and then I created my Washi tape using images from Waltzingmouse Stamps, and colors that coordinated with my patterned paper. Claire has great directions for creating your own DIY Washi, so be sure to check out her blog for the details, if you don’t know how.

Washi-Angel-Full

I had die cut a few of these polaroid frames using my Cameo, and I love having them just sitting around waiting for me to use them. The little “angel” from the Earth Angel set and then paper pieces another piece of patterned paper for her dress. I adorned the bow in her hair with a teeny crystal, which all but hides the even-teenier bow.

The balloon was created with a circle stamped onto a scrap of patterned paper, and attached above the from using foam adhesive. I added the black “ties” from the Bitty Banners set and glued a piece of bakers twine.

The sentiment is from the Half Pint Heroines set which was stamped on the base as well as partially on the polaroid frame. 

Washi-Angel-CU

I used images from the Asian Garden Additions and Bitty Banners for my Washi tape, stamping them in Water Lily Green and Sienna colors.

DIY Washi is so easy to do, if you haven’t given it a try yet, you should. And while you are at it, why not get in on the fun and link to project to Claire’s challenge?

Thanks for looking in today...I hope the rest of your day is as “uplifting” as your visit has made me feel.

Until next time,

Lynn

Live each day with PURPOSE!

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18 comments:

Patti J said...

This is so much fun, Lynn! Great layout, fun colors, awesome DIY Washi, and what a fun frame! The wee touch of bling finish it off beautifully! Thanks for once again inspiring me! Hugs...

Jeanne J said...

Awwww Lynn This is ADORABLE! I love the little polaroid of Earth Angel and your very own Washi! Brilliant!

Deborah Frings said...

This is super! Love the polaroid Earth Angel and the sweet balloon paper you've used. Perfectly coordinated Washi tape - it's such fun!

Winnie said...

Saw the title of you post pop up and it made me smile. Having a rough day, and cannot wait to get home and make a pot of tea. The weather is not helping my mood either. It is going to storm any minute..Bet it will when I leave in 15 min..yep, that kind of day.
I will learn to make washi tape later! Thanks!

Marlena M. said...

Lynn, this is so sweet! Now I want to die cut some polaroid frames and have them handy. This is delightful~

Vickie Z said...

Lynn...this is wonderful!! I don't think I've ever seen that angel without wings and I love her on her own...still a very folk art image!! Love the patterns you used on your washi!!

Claire Brennan said...

Squeal!!! LOVE the rain washi!!!!! genius!!!! love this Lynn, and now I need to draw myself a polaroid cutting file!!! :)

Cathy Weber said...

I have always loved that cute little angel, but she looks especially nice in the polaroid frame. WM has inspired me to give washi tape a try! Can you believe I have never used it before, much less made my own! Such a pretty card Lynn, all the colors work together perfectly.

Sunflower said...

Oh wow this is sooo cute. I LOVE the washi tape and the polaroid frame. The background papers are lovely and coordinate well with your washi tape.
Hugs Rizwana
xx

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet card Lynn! love the stamps you used on your Washi Tape - and the fun Polaroid frame for the earth angel!

Bumblebee said...

such a lovely card Lynn, your washi tapes turned out great :)

Renee said...

What a fabulously fun card...
love it!!
And your tapes are awesome...
I didn't think of using the rain pattern from Asian Gardens...
now I have that little bit of inspiration for future tapes! :)

Super Jen said...

Love your color choices and you washi tape is perfect. This challenge has me looking at my stamps differently.

Kelly S. said...

Oh you KNOW I adore this, Lynn!! I got a polaroid die cut piece from Joyce and now I need one of my own. Earth Angell looks adorable in it. And the balloons with the banner knots are genius and so sweeet!

Kelly S. said...

Oh you KNOW I adore this, Lynn!! I got a polaroid die cut piece from Joyce and now I need one of my own. Earth Angell looks adorable in it. And the balloons with the banner knots are genius and so sweeet!

Pauline said...

This is just fab Lynn, I love the patterns, and the fun design with the cute little angel.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn you tape is just fantastic! Love your card so much, he frame is really fun.

Renee said...

This is so beautiful Lynn! Love the colors, the polaroid at an angle and especially the sentiment stamped on part of the frame~!!!