Friday, 14 March 2014

Off The Rails Scrapbooking - Favourite Embellishments Blog Hop




I'm very excited to be part of Off The Rails Scrapbooking first blog hop. It's easy to join in and you can win a lovely prize from Graphic 45.

This prize is from the "By The Sea" range and it consists of 1x 12x12 Pad, 1x 8x8 Pad, 1x stickers, 1x die cuts, and 1x chipboards.

Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. They offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let their products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

All you have to do is visit all the participating blogs, starting with OTRS to get the low down on how everything works. Then visit each of the other 13 participating design team member's blogs to find out what their favourite embellishments are. Here is a list of the blogs you need to visit (you are currently at 13):

1. Off the Rails Scrapbooking - http://offtherailsscrapboking.blogspot.com/
2. Narelle Fasulo - http://www.enchantedcreationsnf.blogspot.com.au/
3. Deena Otway - http://deezignerpapercraft.blogspot.com.au/
4. Erin Manz Reed - http://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com.au/
5. Diana Rivero Gonzalez - http://itsmylifeandimscrappingit.blogspot.com/
6. Carol Theng - http://www.carolpaperie.blogspot.sg/
7. Gayle Gordon - http://www.baggiesplace.blogspot.com.au/
8. Fiona Paltridge - http://pastichescrapbookstudio.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/off-rails-blog-hop.html
9. Felicity Wislon - http://herhand.blogspot.com.au/
10. Sue Plumb - http://soupie75.blogspot.com.au/
11. Rose Andrew - http://www.cardsforallreason.blogspot.com
12. Jelissa Mei - http://jelibeanz.blogspot.com.au/
13. Wendy O'Keeffe - http://scrapbookingandmixedmediabywendy.blogspot.com.au/
14. Catie Kennedy - http://www.catiescraftcorner.blogspot.com.au/

Next step is to create a layout using four of the design team's favourite embellishments and link your layout to the OTRS blog.

On your blog, you need to say what four embellishments you have used and whose blogs you got them from.

Now down to the pointy end - my favourite embellishment at the moment is Washi Tape. I had never used Washi Tape until very recently but, once I did, I wondered why it had taken me so long because it is so versatile. I've used it to cover chipboard embellishments, highlight certain parts of a layout and to frame or mat photos on layouts. This time though I decided to show you how simple it is to use Washi Tape to make a card ..... take a peek:


I've made a 3D stand up card here but you could make any style card. You can see how simple it is to cut Washi Tape to make candles and bunting - this card was really quick to make. I used twine to join the bunting but you could just as easily use a marker to join them together. The candle flames are made from beads from fringing but it would be easy to use something like Kindy Glitz to create the flames.

The versatility of Washi Tape is what makes it my current favourite embellishment.

To be eligible for a prize, don't forget to leave a comment on my blog to let me know you stopped by. Don't worry if your comment doesn't appear immediately, it will after being approved (just a way to stop spammers).
Have fun and thank you for hopping by and joining in. :)

33 comments :

  1. Great card Wendy. Love the colours. And yes I have a Washi obsession too, just so versatile.

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  2. Great card ...! Great way to use Washi tape :) love the banner ..cute !

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    1. Thanks Rose. It's a great way to make a quick but effective card :)

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  3. What a cute cute card! LOVE the candles!

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    1. Thanks Diana. Very simple to make. :)

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  4. Wendy this card makes me want to celebrate. It is so colourful, happy and cheery and what an amazing idea with the washi tape. So clever xx

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  5. Love your card Wendy you gotta love washi tape -your colors and bright and vibrant xx

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  6. Hi Wendy! I am slowly finding my washi tape stash getting larger.. how does that happen...?? hehe!! Love your card, very bright and happy!!

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  7. Hi Wendy, I am not sure if you have a link to become a follower of yours? So I will come back later if I can and join up ...

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    1. Thanks for your nice comments Lizzy :)
      I've only been blogging for a few months and haven't quite worked everything out yet. I will investigate the "follow" option next week (my internet has crashed and I'm using an iPhone as a modem at the moment). :)

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  8. Wendy I love your stand-up Card you have made its awesome, hunni....

    Hugs
    Rhonda A

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  9. Lovely Stand-up Card Wendy Hunni, Well done...

    Hugs
    Rhonda A

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  10. Love the card Wendy and such a great use for washi tape

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  11. Awesome way to use washi Wendy - isn't it fabulously versatile? x

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  12. Such a CLEVER card....looks great. I'm a self confessed Washi FANATIC....adore the stuff, AND it's a cheap fix, too!!!!

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    1. It sure is Lizzy ... and so many patterns and colours. Thanks for the comments xx

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  13. Love washi tape, so pretty... I don't seem to have enough though no matter how much I buy, it seems I always lack the "perfect" colour or pattern, LOL... Tried to follow you but could not find a signup option, I saw in previous comments that you will look into setting that up so I will come back and check:-)

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    1. Thanks Beatrice. Yes, my stash of Washi seems to grow by he day. :)

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  14. I love washi tape too, but I don't have nearly enough of it! LOL Love this card design Wendy - simple, yet so effective, and easy to adapt to whatever washi you have on hand. Will keep this design in mind next time I need to make a card for someone (sadly, cards are not my forte.) Well done!

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    1. Thanks Sue. I'm not really a card maker either but you don't need to be with Washi. :)

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  15. what a cute way to use washi tape! I have tons of them at home, but absolutely no idea how to use them, so thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. No problems Jelissa. Thanks for your nice comments :D

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  16. Such a simple yet beautiful card. Yes, washi is definitely addictive. I use them on almost all projects :)

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    1. Yes Washi is very versatile. Thanks for your comments Kripa. :)

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