Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Spooky Situation!

Happy almost Friday!!  :)  Happy Thursday, just doesn't sound all that awesome!!  But I do have an awesome Washi Tape from Love My Tapes to share with you today, that I used on a Halloween layout.  I knew that the black & white "lace" patterned Washi Tape would be perfect for a Halloween page.  I have held off using it, specifically for this layout.  Here is the layout I created, and then I'll tell you how I used the tape:


  



I thought the tape would look great placed behind a negative cut title.  I roughly measured the area for my title and cut it on my Expression.  Then, I took three strips of the Washi Tape and lined them all up on a white piece of cardstock.  After my title finished cutting, I just placed the Washi Tape piece behind it and then trimmed it down to the the size of my title spot!  Very easy and I love the way it looks behind the Orange chevron...definitely got that "spooky" effect I was going for!  This look could work for any of your tapes and layout themes, and it gives a little added interest to your title!  Another great idea for this technique would be for negative cut shapes...circles, triangles, or whatever you decide to create!



I also added in some of the Mint Green diagonal Washi...I think it just might be my favorite!!  And speaking of favorites...I am TOTALLY  in LOVE with the Witch Hazel collection from October Afternoon.  It is definitely my favorite Halloween line to date, from any company.  I only ordered a small quantity, but I have a feeling that I will have some more of it in my cart on one of my online shopping stops!!  I decided to add the chicken wire modeling paste on a whim and really loved how it popped on the Teal background paper.  I thought about adding some mist over it for color, but decided I really liked the look of the stark white.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  And make sure you check out Love My Tapes on Facebook, the Blog, and LMT is also now on Pinterest!!

Products Used:  Patterned Paper, Stickers & Tin Pins:  October Afternoon; Washi Tape:  Love My Tapes; Punches:  Martha Stewart & EK Success; Wood Veneers & Mister Huey's Spray Mist:  Studio Calico; Mini Chicken Wire Mask:  The Crafter's Workshop; Modeling Paste:  Liquitex; Font:  CK Fraternity; Brads:  The Paper Studio; Mini Round Gems:  Recollections; Other:  Embroidery Floss, Stick Pins & Button


14 comments:

  1. I love the way you used the tape. the hanging strings look pretty cool too. As always, I love your work!

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  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeee the colors, the webs and loveeeeeeeeeeeee the strings dangling!! This is AMAZING!!!!!

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  3. Wow, Ashley! I'm loving all the fun details on this one. Love this OA collection. I love the tape behind the negative space title, and your twine hanging down...that so looks like spider legs! Love your stick pins, too! Another amazing creations, girl!

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  4. Wonderful layout as always Ashley! Love the side border strips and how you really made them so interesting to look at! The polka dot teal background is so perfect with the red in the photo! Nice contrast! I don't know how you create so many superb layouts! Every time I visit your blog, I am blown away with all your talent!

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  5. What an amazing layout! I love your washi tape usage....it all looks fab! What a couple of cutie pies!

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  6. this is really really cute! Every page you put up lately becomes my new fave of yours :)!!

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  7. Darling page. What caught my eye though, was the way you used the OA logo as part of the design of the page! Great thinking!

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  8. love what you did with the strings ,awesome layout !!

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  9. Love everything about this Ashley! Love how you used the tape, how you did the strings on the spider web border and how you used the the template. But how did you use the template to get that look? I would love to know!!!

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  10. way cool! I love what you did with the washi tape! the spiders are awesome!

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  11. seriously loving that twine action!

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  12. This is so cute, Ashley! I love what you did with that washi tape--so creative!

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  13. Saw this layout on the OA FB page today! Didn't realize it was yours until now! :)

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