Long time, no post, huh? Just keeping up with a busy little girl, trying to soak in the last few days before school starts, and enjoying time with family. This has been such a wonderful summer and I am sad to see it come to an end. I would say one of the highlights for me has been watching my little girl develop a new talent and really grasp right on and work at it with all her might. She has taken up piano, has a wonderful teacher, and she and I have been playing duets together. I have LOVED this and remember my mom and I doing this very same thing. Sierra and I were asked to play a couple of songs together in church this Sunday, so one of us if very excited, and one of us is more nervous than excited, but looking forward to it nonetheless.
I've had a bit of time to be creative over the last few days and have a sweet, shabby card to share with you as well as something more playful. When I close my eyes at night, I think of all things soft, dreamy, aqua, creamy, pink, and vintage, but sometimes my supplies get the better of me and I can't wait to use them, such as the case when it comes to my stash of washi tape :).
I used a beautiful vintage image from the Cameo Shoppe...I love Cristina's lovely designs. I also used my favorite Mint Chevron washi tape from Freckled Fawn, a Melissa Frances resin applique, Vanilla Bean scrunched seam binding from My Craft Spot, and the Happy Trails and the Framed Out #12 Mini stamp sets. The sweet dragonfly button is from A Flair for Buttons.
I don't know if you're like me or not, but I love collecting washi tape and want to use it whenever possible, just because it's such a fun product with so many colors and patterns available. This card is all about using plenty of bits of many types of washi to create a bright and playful background.
I began by using my die cut machine and Papertrey Ink's Hexagon Cover Plate to create a template and then chose several different tapes in coordinating colors to adhere behind each opening. I then attached the hexagon template over the top, stitching it in place, and then added a few embellishments such as sequins, vellum butterflies, a wooden clothespin, and a Resin Mum Flower.
All that was left was to mat my colorful hexagon background onto a block of coordinating paper. Such a fun technique and a great chance for washi lovers to get to use plenty of their beloved washi.
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It seems lately I have needed an extra boost or push in the right direction, and a good dose of courage. Today I found this quote it was just what I needed to read:
"Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one’s coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve."
Have a wonderful day.