Thursday, October 21, 2010

A new page element but, is it archival? + WOYWW

I have a digi designed page over on the Effer Dares site. I don't digi scrap much because it's what I do did for a living. But I love the process and will probably do a bit more now that I've started. One of my favorite things about my page. If features one of my favorite family photos. I also really like Nisa's page. She is the artist behind the digi elements we used to create the pages. I thought it was interesting that some people printed them out and used them on paper. I hadn't even thought to do that.

Just barely making it for WOYWW. I know that for many of you it's already gone but it's currently 11pm here so I'm still on top of things. Sort of.

This is my busy week each month. This week I organized next month's Cub Scout outing and made the flier for that which is due Thursday night. The popcorn money is due for Cub Scouts tomorrow evening as well so we've been driving hither and yon gathering the money from my son's customers/supporters. I been working on the newsletter for my church group that's due Friday. I had to take the car in for repairs and today I had a meeting at the unemployment office. I went to find out about getting a bit more education so I can get a job in a field I've been working in for 20 years. Busy, busy, busy.

I have become somewhat obsessed with the idea of getting Japanese Washi tape lately. I don't know why but it's on my mind a lot lately so I looked online and found some sources and debated and found some more and debated some more and finally lack of income won out. I was looking for something in my linen closet and came across something I had forgotten I even had: Beauty Mark Professional Hair Styling Tape. I did a bit of experimenting and liked what I saw. This tape is low tack and will stay where you put it but you can decide you want it else where and it will not destroy the work beneath it.

You can see the results of the writing on it test here.

I don't know how archival it is but sometimes that just doesn't mean that much to me. I used to volunteer at a small historical society and so archival issues sometimes creep into my head when I create pages. I have seen two absolutely beautiful pages today that featured bit of branches, one was on the Apple Cider "Love" Tree Template post on the Imaginisce Blog will these elements effect the pages over time? Will there be a mold, sap, bulk issue in the years to come? 

I made this card between this and that this week. The image, from Stampin' Up's retired Thoroughly Thankful set, is stamped with Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in charcoal on watercolor paper. I used an aqua painter and Stampin' Up! inks in Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Summer Sun, and Soft Suede. I put the block on a piece of Kraft card stock and it didn't sing enough so I started looking through my scraps and found bits of paper in the same colors and put those behind the image. Hope you like it.

Happy Crafting,

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never heard of that tape. Since my hair is about 1/2" long except at the top, it's probably not something I would have ever thought about getting anyway. However, I like how fearless you were and the Sharpies really DO ROCK!! Happy belated WOYWW from # 12.

Christine said...

The tape looks fab. Goodness you are so busy, felt exhausted just reading all what you have to do! Thanks for sharing. Christine #14

Jaqi said...

Hi , I found your blog through Lyn, Ive not heard of that tape either ...and I too love sharpies , Ive clicked to follow so I will be back again as Im a very keen scrapbooker , Im in the middle of compiling a set of Vintage family Scrapbook albums , bit like a pictorial family tree. Have fun and pop over and check out my blog if you have time , bye for now :-)

akilli melek said...

not heard of the tape, but it sounds useful. caroline #36

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

It's amazing how we can want for something for a long time and then realise we have something similar that might do. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Katie - you're busy busy! You are good to go get education for something you've worked at for so long....hope it leads to dream job! Great idea with the hair tape - although I have never heard of such a thing...huh? As for archival...hmm, I waive about it, but do always stick down with the right adhesives!