Now this week the focus has been on 'Chevron' which is certainly a pattern that has been popular for quite some time and doesn't look at though it's going to disappear any time soon. Thank goodness because it is one of my all time favorites... especially when combined with washi tape.
... yes I went crazy!
Now let me show you how I put this layout together... and if you find it almost impossible to use lots of washi tape then please look away now!
Firstly I cut a circle from cardstock and laid a strip of washi tape directly across the centre leaving an inch overhang on both sides.
I then positioned my circle onto my background cardstock and used the tape overhang to position in place.
Now for the fun stuff... continue placing strips of tape around the circle until it is completely covered in tape and looks absolutely fabulous for about three seconds before your eyes start to go funny!
I then very gently cut around the edge of my circle using a craft knife and then removed the centre piece. NOW PLEASE DON'T PANIC! All that excess washi tape does not have to go to waste. Firstly, you can still use it on other projects because it peels off easily without tearing. You could also grab out some punches and use it to punch out some cute flowers or even confetti.
Time to decorate your layout. I added a row of stitching in white just to fill the space around the circle that wasn't going to be taken up with the photo and title, it also helped to define the shape of the circle. I also used a scattering of sequins to extend the flow of the washi circle and soften the edges of the layout. My photo was mounted on a pink paper doilie and the heading was created using rub-ons. Lastly I made up a few flowers from the Mini Flower Kit to fill the space where the title didn't fill around the circle.
So, there you have it! A fun way to start getting the most out of your washi tape collection.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world and thank you for dropping in today - Melinda
Doodlebug Products Used:
Chevron Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Candy Stripes Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Sequins - Bumblebee, Beetleblack, Lilac, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Tangerine
Mini Flower Kit
Jack & Jill Alphabet Rubons - Limeade, Swimming Pool
Candy Shoppe Mini Rub-ons - Cupcake
Hip Hop Hooray Patterned Paper - Party Plaid
Sprinkles - Birthday Girl