Sunday, February 17, 2013

I simply adore this kid. - The Studio

I really do. :)

This is a pair of photos from our recent family photo shoot. Colten is not my touchy-feely, lovey-dovey kid. He's definitely his mother's child. I treasure the hugs and kisses I get (which, lately, have been more frequent). Who knows how long this trend will last, so this layout is extra special to me.

I created this page for The Studio. The current challenge is to create a layout without patterned paper. Only washi is allowed. The hardest part was narrowing down which rolls of washi to pull out. I was playing with black, red and white to recreate the stripes in the photos when my Studio Calico kit arrived. Included is a wide roll of ombre green tape, which at first I thought would clash, but when I laid it next to the photos, the greenish tint of the vintage photo editing was a great match.

Because the tapes are so busy, I kept the rest simple with some mist splatters, a few translucent heart stickers, and a cameo-cut title. Oh, and that little yo-yo embellishment that I've been hoarding. I love those!

If you'd like to check out more washi-only inspiration, or even join in on the challenge, visit The Studio here.

I also wanted to take a moment and say thank you. Thank you to those of you who commented on my last post, sent me emails, sent me private messages, or left comments on Facebook. Your love and support has been amazing and a real rock for me to draw strength from. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Tessa


  1. great page and great use of the washi tape!

  2. This is such an amazing page! Love the challenge to use only washi and your title is fabulous!

  3. Love this! What is the font for your title?

    1. Hello! The font is Jenna Sue, downloaded from It's a new favorite of mine :).

  4. what a GREAT layout--LOVE the layering!

  5. Fabulous layout Tessa. So sweet!


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