Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fun with neon washi tape!

I was perusing Pinterest yesterday and a bunch of JBS Design Team pages jumped out at me.

Apparently the March Papercrafting kit includes a B side print that looks like it was covered in yellowing masking tape.

Then I saw this page by Amanda Jones and immediately ran to my scrap desk.
This was the result.
I used the sun from the Scrap FX  travel embellishment pack model #2012190
and the urban stencil model # 2012348
This didn't require a lot of my prized, out-of-production MT neon pink washi tape.
I mixed in a few of my other pink tapes to give the page a little texture.

I got this materials photo idea from Yvonne Yam who also has a
GREAT tutorial over on her blog Do More With Less.
I used the following apps for this: Hipstamatic, PicTapGo for the dreamy
 exposure, Camera+ for the border and Phonto for the words.
I also used a tiny bit of Zing! neon yellow embossing powder.
I still have their old version which is more mustard than neon and I rarely use it.
This new one is bright and very pretty.

Funny thing about neon- it's really hard to photograph.
The scanner couldn't handle this page at all- it made everything almost white.
A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in Noelle Hyman's Paperclipping Roundtable.

My nervousness got the best of me and I spent more time telling rambling stories than discussing the subject at hand- challenges in everyday scrapbooking.

I now have an answer for Noelle's very perplexing question-
How to scrap everyday moments if your routine stays the same or if your family spends a lot of time in front of a computer?
Used with permission- sort of.  ;)
One of my answers clearly should have been: "follow" your family members and take a screen shot when they post something funny, cute or memorable.

Thanks for swinging by!


  1. Oh, I LOVE your take on her page and the way you layered the masking tape! At first, I thought you had stamped on the days of the week... but I love that it is peeking through the layers. Gorgeous! OH - and that screen shot is HILARIOUS!

  2. So fun to read about how you saw something that inspired you and you immediately ran to your work desk and busted a page out! That's the best feeling isn't it? I love how much washi you used...I pretty much want to cover everything in washi and masking tape too but I hold myself back:) Well fabulous turnout on the page Michelle!

    1. Thanks Miae! And thanks for being so supportive as well- I love your work and blog!

  3. Cool page. Love the neon colours. And the use of washi!

    P/s: I recently bought a lot of washi tape!

  4. I saw this on Pinterest and had to come take a closer look. I love it so much!

    1. Eeeeekk!! I love your work Jill! Thank you for visiting my blog! Yes the Jenni Bowlin DT pulled out all the stops this month (as usual!)

  5. I remember that round-table discussion and one of the voices, was going on about her process and I fell in love with her mind, and now I am here. while you may have felt nervousness, what I heard was passion. No, make that PASSION!!

    1. Thank you! I thought I sounded a bit manic but I chalk it up to nervousness., so as go hear from a listener!!!

  6. I see you are not afraid to use color. Great job, I love the pink and the Zing dropping?? Awesome touch.


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