Spring Garden (playing with fun new stamps & my Washi tape addiction, Part 2)
OK, so I didn't bring any patterned papers with me to the retreat. BUT, a sweet new friend across from me had some 6x6" pads, and shared some! The Brioche Paper by Memory Box had this perfect pattern in colors that matched the floral tape I'd brought with me. Unfortunately, the floral Washi tape shown above is no longer being made by Cath Kidston. Boo.
The Spring Garden set has the CA-YOOT-EST wellies, and I thought they would look darling if I paper pieced them, so that's what I did with the right facing boot, to make a pair. The boot in the foreground was popped up for dimension. I was a little hesitant with the black & white diagonal striped Washi tape--kind of an unlikely combination, I suppose, but it just seemed to work, and I think I let out a squeal, LOL!
Another sweet new friend from across the room shared some manila tags she'd brought, and I used that to stamp and watercolor the tulip from the Spring Garden set (I just tapped some water-based dye inks against an acrylic block and picked up color with my waterbrush to paint. I love Dew Drop size pads when I travel because I can easily take a lot of colors with me).
What looks like polka dot ribbon is actually Washi tape folded in half on itself, and used the same way ribbon would have been on the tag. But, it lays so nice and flat--no bulk when mailing! A little more of that floral Washi Tape on the tag ties all the elements together with color.
Love the overall feminine/pretty look these ended up having! *happy sighing*
For more info on Washi, please see my previous post HERE.
Note: The Hero Arts set with the "feel better soon" sentiment has been retired. *sob* It was one of my faves and most oft-used because I just loved the little tiny sentiments that fit for so many different occasions.
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