October 26, 2012

{Washi to the Rescue!}

Here's a project I have up on the Love My Tapes blog today...
I've been seeing these really cute wreaths made out of patterned paper, and wanted to make one too. I started with the design I would use in the center, finished it, set it aside and went on to the actual wreath part. I had everything all ready to put together and realized the orange in my papers did not go with the orange crepe paper in the center piece. Now what? Washi to the rescue!!!
To tone down the orange on my patterned paper pieces, I added a strip of washi to cover some of the orange color. It made such a difference, and looked like I had planned it from the beginning!! Just one more reason to love the washi tape ;)
All in all, for being the first wreath I've made, it turned out pretty cute! I may even try making another one at Christmas time.

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

13 comments:

Margareta Carlsson said...

Gorgeous wreath!! Great job! Thank you for the inspiration!

sandi said...

Fabulous! Perfect for this time of year!

Heidi said...

Wow, what an amazing project. I love the pattern paper with splashes of orange.

Jennifer Grace said...

Such a fun wreathe - and a great tip to help the colour matching problem! I love the witch in the centre too. x

Norma G. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love all the patterned papers you used. Beautiful, beautiful project!! Have a wonderful weekend :D

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful wreath TFS

Ashley Horton said...

This is gorgeous Mary Ann and I love the way you used the tape to tone down the Orange in your pp!!

Ashley Calder said...

Awesome fix! I love just the tiny bit of orange peeking out. Very nice wreath!

Brenda said...

This is breathtaking! What a clever design.

Deena said...

Thank you for joining in with Anything But A Card "incorporate black" challenge this week! I love the orange in the cones and the border in the tape really makes it work!

Margaret said...

I love the mixture of prints on the DP you used on this wonderful wreath! Great idea on using the washi tape too! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Julia S-W said...

Great project and shows wonderful uses for DP's and tape.
Thanks for sharing with us at Anything But A Card.

Carla said...

Love this wreath- I need to try one of these. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us Anything But a Card!