Can you believe it? It's already the end of the week! Project CP Life will greet y'all tomorrow morning from the paper-piecing expert, Janna Werner (we can't get enough of her shabby modern scrapbook style!) You'll be smitten with her PL Spread with its clean-cut, gorgeous presentation. But let's not get ahead of ourselves! Let's finish this week's Creative Weekly: Dot Crush!
Challenge participants are in high demand! We are excited to see what you come up with! And as for the winner? We strive to make sure that our prize packs ROCK! We'll send the challenge winner a well-stocked box of CP embellishments and papers as well as a few sheets of AC's stellar cardstock! For the scoop on this challenge, scan the details HERE.
Last year, my entire family had our first ever vacation in Malaysia. We rented a huge house and it was all about spending quality time with one another. To my nieces, the house was their newfound playground. They had a ball running around the house, jumping on the beds and rolling around the floor.
To capture this moment of my nieces, I decided to use my polka dotted gold washi tape to create a light hearted fun background. I added strips of washi tape, ripping some of the ends while tucking some of them behind the white cardstock, to create a non-uniformed look. To highlight the dotted theme even more, I chose a pink polka dotted camera, a gold dotted tag and alpha thickers from different Crate Paper collections, to match with the existing papers and background color.
I made a layout using yellow paper with big dots from The Pier collection. It perfectly suits my page's mood and of course, photo; the day had been sunny and hot being the first few days of summer here. So, when I was picking papers for my project, I sought this one out first. I took the picture in Main Square, Cracow, my home base. There is a fountain in the middle of the square and lots of yellow umbrellas. Beneath the umbrellas are people selling flowers! It's always full of tourists and..pigeons :) I love my city - as shown by the tiny hearts on my layout.
I had so much fun working on this month's assignment and went all dotted and circle crazy. Got my circle dot mask out to lightly mist the background patterned paper before layering all the punched circles in various sizes. Also, having some fun with the polaroid frames and chipboard elements from the gorgeous Pier collection.
I thought the perfect way to end the school year and kick off Summer for my daughter and her friends would be an Ice Cream Social. I made a banner to decorate the backyard. I cut the pennants out of plain cardstock and then used different sizes of paint daubers to add polka dots to the individual flags. The Pier collection worked wonderfully for this project with the chipboard and layered stickers shaped like ice cream cones, popsicles and cotton candy. The party was a big hit and so was the fun banner!
Ashley Cannon Newell
I absolutely love polka dots. I wear polka dot pants and shirts and wish I had more polka dots incorporated into my home decor. So, it's only fitting that I also love adding polka dots to my cards as well. Since sequins are very trendy now, How about using them to create polka dot pattern on a project? I used that technique on one of my cards. You can find the sequins in The Pier collection's ephemera pack!