Crate Paper is a BIG fan of exploring and implimenting up-to-date scrapbook/project ideas, and we often hope that you'll be inspired by them in a BIG way! This last year, we delivered an endless count of creative prospects via "how-to's" and "sample sharing", along with the occasional"self-guided" challenge. We figure though, that it's time to shake things up a bit, bring about a couple of new inspiring features that will allow us to continue the process of exploring, something we simply can't get enough of...
BIG news then, starting today, we're initiating "CP Creative Weekly", a five-day marathon of design team projects based on a topic/technique that takes to highlighting an ongoing crafty trend. The feature will publish every month and will include a small reflective write-up from the contributing designers. Also, as a fun addition, each week will host a giveaway as well!! The very last day, Lucky Friday, a winner will be randomly chosen from the day's comment pile. The winner will then be announced the following Monday. Stay tuned for further details - you don't want to miss out!
This week, "COLLAGE" is the focus, and and who better to get us started than our collage expert, Kaori Watanabe? Here's her unique take on the subject...
"Collage is a natural part of my work. It must always be there for me. It's like free wind that moves throughout while I'm scrapbooking. With collage, I prefer to use vintage ephemera, numbers, and letters. I always feel like there is a palpable rhythm born when I use vintage ephemera w/Crate's product. "
"Collages are so fun to create. It can be so much easier (at least for me) to work within small spaces than to fill up a full-size layout. For my collage, I knew right away that I wanted to use a frame that I had for my project. I made up twelve 2" squares to fill in the frame by choosing patterns that worked well together, then I went to work sewing and decorating them. The Paper Heart Chipboard Accents were perfect for this! They were just the right size for my squares, and they added tons of dimension and color. I decided to keep with the Valentine theme of February, because I like to have a little love around my home all year long."
In establishing "CP Creative Weekly", we're greatly interested in hearing your feedback as to the kinds of techniques/ideas that currently interest you - in exchange for your input, Crate Paper will kindly giveaway a prize package that'll announce next Monday. Have a wonderful day everyone!