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


14 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous page, Ashley!! Love, love your washi banner!! ~ I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!! Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love this layout. All those wonderful banners and the black and white photos.

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  3. I love your washi banner! The different lengths and layers really made it turn out awesome! It is an all around fabulous layout! I have the same problem when I take photos in my kitchen. :)

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  4. This is so cute.

    NOTE TO SELF: Get washi tape!!!

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  5. i LOVE black and white photos!! such a pretty layout and awesome banner from washi :)

    hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year :)

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  6. Your washi banner is awesome girl!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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  7. This is gorgeous Ashley!! I loveeeeeeeee the b&w photos, the banner and LOVING that tree!!!!

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  8. fantastic layout! So loving that banner!

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  9. such a FUN layout I really like the washi tape banner
    border!

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  10. Beautiful Ashley! Love the banner! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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  11. What a great banner with the washi tape! Sweet Lo and I love your title!

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  12. Man, I have to apologize for not being on your blog in so long! It is I who is missing out! Just was so busy over the holidays... I think your banner is stinkin' cute and I wish I would have played along with this challenge! Love that your banner has all different shapes in it! Great look!

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