Southern Girls ~ Ribbon, Lace or Washi Tape

Hey there my lovely blog pals. This weeks go live for Southern Girls snuck up on my rather too fast! I feel awful as I just didn't have time to pull something together last minute. But here, a day late, is my DT creation for our latest challenge. We want to see your creations that feature Ribbon, Lace or Washi tape this week, or a mix if you're keen! I've gone for a washi tape creation. I own lots of washi tape, but very rarely use it and I so want to use it more, because I really LOVE it! But I'm not a confident washi tape user, so it gets used to tape down my dies and hold things in place when I'm watercolouring, but not a lot on actual cards. So I decided to remedy that this week. I had grand ideas of using three different washi tapes and ended up using only one in very small bits, but it's a start right?! 

One of my eldest nieces is heading overseas soon and I decided it would be lovely to send her a wee 'travel journal' to keep her photos and memorabilia in. Our lovely sponsor The Paper Shelter, gave us this image to use this week and I really love it! I wanted to use a really pretty apricot map paper for this creation, so I coloured her dress in hues that would work with it. I used a gorgeous gold washi tape to accent the design and I also used a really fun 'smear' behind the image for a bit of extra interest. The smear was from a lovely set by Mye De Leon called Brave.

I coloured the image with my Copic Markers before fussy cutting and adding over the smear background. I really am so happy with this creation. It had to be thrown together very quickly with my running so late, but I just love how it looks from the soft watercolour wash map paper to the smear and cute image, I still not convinced I know what to do with washi tape! But I gave it a go!! 

I hope you'll come and join us for our challenge this fortnight. Better still, use some washi, so I can see how it's done! LOL. Huge hugs to you all and I'll be back really soon with the next crafty adventure, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: May ~ Anything Goes

Update: I made the Top 3 at Colour Crazy Challenge. Thanks so much ladies, that made my day!


Chris said…
A lovely idea to make a journal for your niece to record her experiences overseas, I'm sure she'll treasure it especially as it will remind her of her lovely family back home! You've done a fantastic job here Wends, from the sweet image to the fabulous background...well done for g your washi tape too, I never quite know what to do with it!
MagsB said…
What a lovely journal for your neice! The image is just perfect, she looks full of curiosity for her next adventure! I hope your neice has a wonderful time on her travels!

love Mags B x
Pat said…
Beautiful journal Wends I am sure your niece will love it, the image is so sweet and coloured beautifully and The background is fab.

Pat xx
mixamatoasties said…
Oh wow, that's fab, love it! I know what you mean re washi tape, I'm pretty much the same myself. It's really quite useful to hold dies in place.....

PS - the HP wrapping paper came from Primark - cheap shop in the UK!

Dawn T said…
Fabulous Wendy. The background is really beautiful. And I love this image. I think I need to go and buy it.
Fikreta said…
It's wonderful card!
Absolutely wonderful hunnie, great image and design and such a fabulous idea to make it into a journal for your niece. x

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