Friday, March 29, 2013

Wishi Washy? Hardly!

You may have noticed.

I have a slight obsession with washi tape lately.  It's been popping up in my store quite a bit these days, because it fascinates me.  Fine, you say.  You like tape.  Leave me alone, I don't know how to use it.

And because I love having imaginary conversations in my head, I usually explain to my imaginary digi friends ALL the wonderful ways they can add just-the-right-touch to a digi layout with a little tape.  The only problem with that is that it's all in my head, and doesn't help anyone ;)  So I'm going to get wild and actually show you some ideas!

Ways With Washi:

1.  The obvious.  Tape something down.
It could be a frame:

It could be a card:

It could be a journal strip:

It could be a picture.
(why, yes, that IS an incredibly blurry picture - which is why this is not a photography tutorial! However, please note that you can do fun things with shadows when you tape one corner of a photo down.  Hopefully your fascination with my artsy tape and shadows will help you forget that I haven't conquered manual mode)

So, tape it down. You get the idea.

2.  Use strips of washi to create a subtle background for something:

Under a frame:

Under a journal strip:

Under a cluster:

Under a cutout (yeah, I ♥♥♥ this one)

3.  Clip washi pieces to something.

To a journal card:

To a frame:

4.  Use washi pieces to create an element.

Like this:

Maybe even this:

And there you have it - notice that all these techniques can be adapted to YOUR style.  So you can rev up the detail and make your layouts just one layer cuter!

And since I'm singing washi's praises, here's a little starter for you to play with.  Get a feel for it and then check out all the wonderful washi in digiland!

Download it HERE

And don't forget to check out some of the fun washi in my store, especially my latest set (which coordinates with my 365/52 kit, Life Story):

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's my birthday, and I'll party if I want to!

And I DO want to party.  Everything in my store will be 40% off through Sunday!  Great time to catch up on your wish list or find something new for spring (even if Ma Nature doesn't quite cooperate).

 I'm celebrating Spring, even if it's by myself in my head, LOL.  This week's springy deliciousness is designed to coordinate with the Life Story collection, so you can use all the goodies together or pick and choose as you see fit.  Life Story Spring will be perfect for your Project Life or P/365 project and add just the right touch of the season :)

 Lots of pretties from my talented team, too:

 What?  You say you haven't got Life Story?  Now's the perfect time, it's 40% off, too!

Don't forget my last new release, Your Sweet Smile:

For a limited time you can pick up The Sweet Deal:
 and you will get the template pack absolutely free!  The downloads will automatically be added to The Sweet Deal, no need to add anything to your cart :)

Have a great week, and happy scrapping!