While school days aren’t too far off for most of you, let’s enjoy the fun of swimming, paper crafting, polka dots (think classic cotton summer dress), and beach colors! I reached for a 6×6″ Tilda paper pad called ‘Spring Lake’ along with some coordinating accessories and had lots of fun making this…
It feels very luxurious to begin a project without any idea of where the materials will take me! I found a die cut, curvy tag in my trusty plastic baggy, split it into two parts and discarded the center. The parts became the instant brackets for the top and bottom. The striped pattern is actually the backboard of some Tilda packaging that was too pretty to discard. I love the vintage image of the swimmer with her hair tied up in a polka dotted scarf. It reminds me of pictures I’ve seen of one of my grandmothers in the late 1920’s….
This paper collection is all two sided papers, so there were lots of patterns to choose from. That wonderful fan pattern fit that era so well…
I found the two small metal charms in my collection. The shell was bright silver and too jarring in color to use as is. I found my trusty old Ranger alcohol inks and gave the shell a patina. It’s not as bright as it appears in the photo. The buttons are covered in fabric and came from a Tilda button pack that’s part of their Spring Lake collection.
Here’s Dianes inspiration board. Perhaps you will create a bright and bold variation! Either way, dive in and join us in this polka dot challenge!
Hugs and blessings,