Saturday, 28 September 2013

Fofe & Mela

Hi there, here I am again, still nursing a sore back and feel like I'm walking on eggshells, but my back is a lot less painful today.  Lots of heat, rest and not doing too much.  Oh, and the house-elves, slaves and other family members are being super helpful with chores.  Thanks guys - love you all.

Over at Stampotique this week, the theme is 'washi tape' so I thought I'd play along.

First up I made the background from washi tape and blended various distress inks together.  Next I stamped Fofe and coloured him using distress markers, fussy cut around him and popped him onto dimensionals for added depth.

A length of washi tape folded together and looped forms a 'ribbon' for the tag.

I quite liked the idea of playing with the washi tape, so I made a second tag, this time with Mela as the centre of attention.

This time after laying the washi tape at different angles, I went around the edges of the tag with distress ink "peacock feathers".  I didn't want too much background colour as I felt she could blend in too easily.

A piece of green washi tape grounds her, and it was also used to make the 'ribbon'.

This was a fun challenge to use washi tape, as quite often I just don't seem to know what to do with it.  Many thanks to the DT members for their inspiration.

Fofe is my entry in this week's challenge at Stampotique

Happy crafting!


  1. Gorgeous tags, I couldn't choose a favourite! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  2. First, total genius on the handmade "ribbon," Helen!! I love both tags, but am partial (just a bit) to the second with Mela! Super use of the washi tape in the backgrounds!

    1. Thanks Kay. I must confess the 'ribbon' was something I saw Tim Holtz do on one of his Youtube videos and I thought it was a brilliant idea.

  3. Great tags Helen! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC. XOXO

  4. great tags and use of colour

  5. Fantastic tags! I like how you used a washi tape. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Magda x


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