Friday, December 21, 2012

Tree Trimmers

Have you been over to Love My Tapes to check out the Banner Challenge for this month?  Tina always does such a great job choosing fun challenges and you even have the chance to win some Love My Tapes goodies!!  Who doesn't love free stuff??!!

I created a layout this month based on the Banner Challenge, just to give you a little more inspiration.  The great thing about Washi Tape, is the ability to reposition it.  I used it to fold over little strips and cut a triangle in each end, to create banner pennants. If it wasn't lined up, I just unpeeled the tape and reset it, until I had it just where I needed it.

I played with different lengths and cut the triangle into some of the pieces and left some of the other edges straight.  To finish off the banner and make it more fun, I added the pieces of Washi Tape over embroidery floss and then mixed in some triangle pieces cut from patterned paper and a couple of buttons.

I always have the worst time taking photos of the kids decorating the tree, because our dining room is painted a Terracotta Orange.  So the color of the photos always comes out looking awful.  I decided to fix that problem by just turning them black and white and I love the effect that it creates with the non-traditional Christmas colors I like to use on my layouts.

I hope you will come play along with us this month at Love My Tapes!!  Make sure you link up your Banner project/layout for the chance to win some awesome Love My Tapes goodies!!

Products Used:  Cardstock:  American Crafts; Patterned Paper:  Echo Park & Recollections; Stickers:  Pebbles; Washi Tape: Love My Tapes; Spray Mist & Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico; Stick Pin:  Little Yellow Bicycle; Pearls:  Recollections; Buttons:  Stampin' Up; Flair Button:  Bossy Joscie

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