Monday, February 18, 2013

PGCB - Washi Tape!

Our team member Erica over at PGCB thought that after our one year anniversary washi giveaway, a washi challenge would be a perfect follow up!

I have a love/hate relationship with washi. I must confess.
I absolutely adore all the patterns and colours that exist and I have slowly been collecting a stash of my own at home. However. When it comes to using washi I find I'm still very intimidated by it or just at a loss on what to do with it!
This challenge was perfect for me to stretch my washi legs and use it in a layout.
It worked perfectly as a minimalist material when I wanted the photo to do most of the speaking.
I took this photo the morning we left The Lodge. The sun was shining, the sky was gorgeous, the mountains were stunning and the way the light was hitting the treehouse was amazing.
I wanted this to be my last photo of Loch Goil before we headed off.
I used the gold striped washi to create a diagonal backdrop and then quickly sketched some lines over top. I only used some scrap pieces of paper for around the photo and used some green washi to accent the edges. I inked up some Thickers for the title with distress ink (I love Thickers but find I can never find the exact colour I'm looking for) The layout was still falling a little flat and empty, but I really didn't want to do too much more too it, so I flicked some Mr Huey's in the corners and left it at that.
After 24 hours in Glasgow, we arrived at The Lodge to spend the weekend. For the wedding, the entire place had been booked by us and fellow guests and family so we had the place to ourselves. It was incredible! Tucked away on the shore of Loch Goil in the mountains, staying there made me feel as if I had stepped back in time.
Originally built in 1869, The Lodge was a modest summer home and is now a 5-star Hotel in the Scottish countryside. I feel blessed that I was able to stay here with truly fantastic people and be present for an equally fantastic wedding!
Here is another layout that I made ages ago. My brother and I the afternoon of the wedding drinking champagne on The Treehouse stairs.
Layout is based on a Coral MWM Sketch from
I realize that this album is taking me FOREVER to complete, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel I promise ;) In the meantime I am thoroughy enjoying working slowly and steadily on my holiday album.
Be sure to go and check out all the amazing washi projects for our team at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog!
Bye for now!
Supplies Used:
Paper - Ranger Kraft Cardstock. MME Kraft Funday.
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Barn Door, Vintage Photo)
Washi - Freckled Fawn (Gold Airmail) MME Indie Chic (Citron)
Mist - Mr Huey's (Estate Green)

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