What a lot of washi...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Every now and again I down tools on my DT commitments and scrapping my family memories to simply scrap because I find something that sparks my interest. Moxi Fab World is usually my weakness as I love all the unique and inspiring challenges and there is nothing better than pouring through all the gorgeous cards that followers submit for their entries. So when I spied the washi tape challenge I was instantly drawn to getting my craft on and having some fun with the huge pile of Doodlebug Washi tape that sits patiently on my desk.



First things first, draw a tree design on the backside of my patterned paper of choice (woodgrain of course).


Cut out tree! Perhaps I should keep this piece and use it as a template for misting or something. Must hold that thought!


Place random strips of washi tape over the branches and cut out leaf shapes and be careful when lifting the washi tape that part of the branch doesn't come with it... had to prune a few branches because I wasn't careful enough... grrrr!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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18 comments:

  1. This is sooo cute - great idea. You are VERY committed to do such FIDDLY work - I'd never have the patience - but I'm glad you have - cos then we get to enjoy what you produce!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. this is fabulous Melinda I do agree with Lizzy I don't think I could do this as it's so fiddly but great job it looks wonderful

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  3. What a fabulous idea! Love it!!!

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  4. Totally adorable! Love the new use for washi tape! I can't believe you cut this darling tree out by hand. I thought it was a diecut for sure! :)

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  5. Dude, you are just so darn clever!

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  6. Melinda, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. The washi thing just eludes me more often than not. I love it on others' projects, but my own...generally fails. Your tree is stunning, more so for all the hand work.

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  7. For that much work this deserves a frame! Beautiful.

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  8. This is fantastic! I love how colorful your pretty tree is. Great design, too!

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  9. Melinda, this rocks! I love how you used the WT and all your colors :)

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  10. This is so cute! Love the polka dotted leaves. And how pretty for autumn. Emily Keaton had a great tip about placing Washi tape on waxy paper (I save the back of sticker sheets for this purpose) and then cutting or punching out your shapes. The backing pulls off and you can safely place your item. Is she clever or what!
    Thanks for sharing your sweet card! :)

    Emily's awesome blog http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.ca/2013/03/ways-with-wahi-easter-eggs-giveaway.html

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  11. Hey Melinda! Thanks for linking this up to the Washi Tape Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  12. Wow, what a clever way to use the washi! Love this!

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  13. Stunning tree and how cute are those washi leaves.

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  14. Washi leaves on a tree? Love it! Simply Genius!

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  15. Gorgeous ! Thanks for showing your method. Congrats on the win!

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  16. Congratulations on your Moxie Fab win! I love your rainbow washi leaves!

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