Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketch Challenge with WASHI TAPE!

I love a challenge, don't you?

I find that sometimes (more often than not) I need a bit of a boost of inspiration or an incentive for me to get my craft on. And I am not talking about a prize, but just the thrill of trying something, being set a task and accomplishing it. Does wonders for my mood.

This week we have a new Challenge at SEM! Check it out!

April Sketch Challenge-Something NEW!

Happy Monday---Cara here with April's Sketch Challenge! This month we're excited to be trying something new! We have TWO LAYOUT SKETCH and one CARD SKETCH. Both sketches are from PageMapsYou may choose to do one or both sketches---you will get 1 entry in the PRIZE drawing for each sketch you complete!

The SCRAP TWIST that needs to be included on your project is to use a bit of  Washi Tape!



Here is my take on the Sketch.

I had a bit of fun with this page. I sprayed it with irredescent spritz everywhere! Made the black cardstock really shine and glimmer.
The metal butterflies are by Graphic 45. I inked the edges of the larger butterfly with black StazOn and embossed the smaller one with an ordinary embossing folder.
I have forgotten where the printed acetate comes from. I suspect it may be Graphic 45. I have had it for years but out of the wrapper! lol
The photo (yes it is of me!) was printed on cardstock.
It was a lot of fun and ink was being splashed everywhere!
Oh! The Twist for the Challenge - Washi Tape!
I made my own Washi Tape! Woot!
I couldn't find any tape to my liking so I bought some medical tape which is the very same texture as Washi Tape. Actually I would bet that it is the very same stuff!
So now what to do with this blank tape? I was hit with sudden inspiration when I found some Kaisercraft stamps that I had forgotten that I had bought. They were still unopened! For shame! lol.
(Anyone else done that? Find a brand new product that you bought weeks or months ago?lol)
Anyway I grabbed my StazOn black ink and stamped the words LOVE, CHERISHED, ADORE & FOREVER. And viola there was my washi tape twist covered as well as a title for my page! Woohoo!

So why not have a go yourself? Let me know how it went! I am intrigued and would love to hear from you!

Til then,


  1. this is so pretty. I love the monochrome design.

  2. This is so elegant,Joan! Great idea on creating your own washi tape,too! Thanks for being our rockin' GDT!

  3. Wowww! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the the design of this!

    Big Hugs,


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