Friday, February 13, 2015

We Are A Normal Family

I've been saving challenges all week, and what do I have to show for it? Nothing! When I went through today's list and added them to my Not Yet Done challenges for the week, I saw that the current Jingle Belles challenge is to use washi tape. HELLO!

I saw this as an excuse to get into the craft room and fondle some of my vast collection of washi tape, and hopefully use some.  This is what came out of that effort:

I grabbed three colors of washi tape in red, green-ish, and yellow. I only noticed later the yellow looks like bamboo, but what the heck, right? I only wanted it as an accent, anyway.

The tape was applied to my white panel based on the current Colours & Sketches challenge sketch:

I went through my Christmas stamp supplies and decided to use one of my Dylusions irreverent sentiments sets, but I still wanted an image to go with it. I opted to use one of the Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes who looked like he had a bit of an attitude, or maybe it's a stunned look ... what do you think?

I think he looks a little like taken aback, as if he's thinking, "um ... okay". For now, let's pretend he is, so that sentiment works.

The sentiment is from the Dylusions Christmas Words, and I'm not sure I've ever used it, even though I NEEDED TO OWN IT as soon as I saw it. I like the Dylusions sentiment sets because you can cut them apart and place them wherever you want on your card. That came in handy here, since I planned poorly, and didn't have enough room below the circle, so the first part of the sentiment is stuck to the circle.

I made a second card with the same sketch and washi tape, so I'll post that next.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: MME red washi tape, Pick Your Plum green washi tape (man, that stuff is oooooold), Little B yellow bamboo-ish washi tape, and the following:


  1. That snowman and the sentiment were made to go together, smart girl.

  2. I can't believe I don't own that sentiment, I could use it every year for cards to (certain members of) my family. And your snowdude works perfectly with it.

  3. I'm liking the bamboo-ish framing of the other two colors ... and the sentiment is awesome ... so very glad you went a-WASHI-ing with us at jingle belles.

  4. That washi tape looks amazing with this sketch. Thanks for sharing at CC&S.

  5. Clever use of the washi tape here - and that sentiment cracked me up! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches! :)

  6. I agree with Jane - the washi tape is perfect with this sketch. I love Dyan's stamps too, and it fits right in with the expression on your snowman's face. Great card!

  7. Definitely a snowman with attitude! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Leslie. Stef x

  8. i *KNEW* this one had your name all over it!!! :) loooooooooove the way you've used the tapes for that sketch, they really are the PERFECT thing and the bamboo divisions really highlight the patterns of the larger tapes! (i like size variety, it makes each tape stand out so much better!) looooooove that snowman with the sentiment, he really looks like he'd fit in such a family, lol!!! this is PERFECTION... but now of course i want to see the OTHER card too! thanks for WASHI-ing with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  9. I was so insulted when as a teen my mom insisted we were a very square family. Um.... I want some of those denial pills!!!! Fun card and fun sentiment. Snowman with attitude is right!


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