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Monday, 29 October 2012

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge Week 5 - Paper Tape

 

The challenge this week is to use paper tape, not something I have used so far but the DT ideas last week helped.  I decided to use tissue paper to make my tape and go with April as my theme. 


I started with the background which I stamped with embossing ink and embossed with clear powder using Stampers Anonymous Papillon background stamp.  I then coloured the background with Dylusions ink spray (sunshine yellow), when dry I ironed the embossing off to give a muted effect.  The tissue paper strips were stamped in brown Stazon with the eggs from 7Gypsies Conservatory set and the bird was a freeby with a magazine.  I had difficulty colouring the tissue so used some old paint matching strips which I stuck the egg tape to for colour, the bird tape was left plain so the backing wold show through. The strips and the calendar, stamped with the bird, were attached to the backing to finish.

 The stamped egg tape was stuck to a green and a blue paint matching strip

The calendar was stamped with the bird and edged with pro-markers in blue and green


A very busy week this week visitors at the weekend (2 sons and 3 grandchildren staying over) so this had to be done quickly.

10 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

What a great calendar page and neat idea to use the paint matching strips ! The eggs and birds theme are perfect for April x

coco said...

A very nice page with great technique and ideas !! Bravo !

Scrapmate said...

What a fab page. I love the colours and the theme.

Elaine said...

Lovely calendar - great colours and love your stamped tape.

LindaS said...

WOW irlmthe egg on the paint strips and how the birds smelt together with your beautiful background.

Craftyfield said...

Love the tapes and love that background, beautifully stamped !

paulaexuk said...

Nice idea to use tissue paper, it lets a glimpse of the background through. Will have to try this.

Maggie said...

Great page lovely colour combo your tape boarder is Fab

The Craft Barn said...

Perfect paper tape border (tissue works).
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ionabunny said...

Love your paper tape and your colours. A lovely calendar