Timeless Tuesday #262: It's a WASH!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Happy, Happy Tuesday! Aaannnnd, we're back...with another Timeless Tuesday Challenge!
Deborah is our hostess this week, and she has challenged us to get out those rolls of Washi tape and actually use them! I don't know about you, but I rarely use Washi tape. They are in a drawer, so I often forget I have them, but even when I do remember, I have a hard time figuring out where to use them. So, this was a real challenge for me. But, I persevered, and before I knew it, I was a Happy Camper!!! ;)

This card is not my usual style. I love fun, bright colors, but I don't use them in large doses in my cards very often. But, I recently got some Gelatos and wanted to give them a try, and since they are all bright colors, that's what I went with. :) I used the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #166 for my layout. The bright bg paper is my first attempt with Gelatos. I just scribbled a few colors from the MFT Color Palette Challenge #3 (had to use pink and blue to make the purple color since there isn't a purple in the Gelato set I have) onto a piece of textured watercolor paper then used a paint brush and water to blend them. After it dried, I mixed some gesso and water and did a little dripping and dropping with a water dropper. For the image, I first used the S'More Fun Silhouette Cut File to cut out the camper and that cute little banner, stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored them with Copics. All those gold areas on the camper are meant to look like rust, but I'm not sure it comes across that way. ;) The vellum circle behind the image was dry embossed with a blueprint embossing folder, and the sentiment was heat embossed with black ep. The kraft strip in the center of the card has a piece of Washi tape on it. 

I almost didn't even show the inside of this card, it's so plain. But, I thought I'd show an easy way to spruce up the inside with hardly any effort at all. The strips of color on the top and bottom of the white die cut are simply from the die cut negative that was left over after cutting the bg for the front of the card. All I had to do was distress the edges with Distress Ink to match the front of the card, then glue them onto the white panel and trip the excess. Barely any waste at all, and it took all of 2 minutes to finish the inside.

So, now that it's your turn, I hope you'll play along! I can't wait to see how everyone takes on this challenge! I'm hoping to get inspired on new ways to use Washi tape!!! For the challenge, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

Also, take a moment to be inspired by all our designers' blogs, and be sure to leave some love for them, too! :)
~Hugs,

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16 comments :

Barb P. said...

I really like this card, Cheryl. Like you, I seldom use my washi tape; I guess we need to be "challenged" to use it. Also like how you used gelatos, and that you show how you finish the inside of cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Allison Cope said...

Oooo... this is gorgeous Cheryl! I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone - it's absolutely awesome! Gelatos... I only have a few but your colours are amazing and bright! A super fun creation this week! Hugs!

KimCreate said...

Spectacular background! and the rest is pretty too!

MichelleZ said...

Cheryl, this is fabulous! So full of color! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

TLady said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS CHERYL!!!!!!!!!!! With this NOT being your "style," you MIGHT want to MAKE THIS ONE of your "styles!" LOL IT'S FABULOUS!!!! LOOOOVE the colors you've chosen & the Gelatos are FUN aren't they? I LOOOOVE THEM!!! JUST GORGEUOS!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Jean Bullock said...

Well done with the Gelatos. I love how you colored the cute trailer. Frankly, I liked the inside card. Great job.

Conniecrafter said...

That is a gorgeous background and like how you brought it to the inside of the card, very cool! Your coloring of the camper is just wonderful, fun happy card!

Barbara Thompson said...

Cheryl this is just gorgeous!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, you've done such a wonderful job with this image and that is a gorgeous, colorful background! Looks like fun, and I do SO love color!

Chana said...

You have such a fabulous eye for color and composition! This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing and congratulations for being featured on our Facebook page today. Your support of our challenge is very much appreciated!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Alrik Gerlach said...

Very nice card.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful background Cheryl! Love your mix of colors! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Carol said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create.

Cynthia said...

Love your bright and cheerful card, Cheryl!

Deborah Anton said...

How fun!! I love the look of what you did with the Gelatos Cheryl. Something I have yet to play with. The bright colors really make this whole card pop!

Jenny Gropp said...

Loving your background! Very cool... You put elements together I never would have thought of and made them look perfectly matched! Need to pull out my gelatos!