Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DYSU Challenge #83 - Polka Dots!

Broken Box Stock
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I LOVE polka dots!!!
And plaids, and stripes, checkers, any pattern that says, "Hey, look at me!"
At least on my projects. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a very conservative dresser. I let my scrapping speak for me.

This little journal started out as a black version of this:
A great find in the Dollar Bin at Michael's some time back.
I had no idea why I needed several of these little books, but for the price,
they came home with me.

I painted the front edges solid black and covered it with the polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye, then added the pretty black and white ruffle down the side.
I know you're thinking "that's not using so much polka dot paper!"...
but I added dots to her dress and the gorgeous little bookband!
(Which doubles as a headband or wrist band should the recipient choose.)

This little Broken Box Stock image looks so cute on the front.

Perfect for a teacher friend going back to face the new school year!
And the best part?
Her name begins with "G", so the back didn't even have to be altered.

Perhaps she'll keep her thoughts in here about what she plans to do when she retires next year!  LOL!

What can you make with Polka Dots?


WencheP said...

This is just awesome! Absolutely love your colouring.


Denise and Louise said...

This is such a gorgeous gift and I bet your friend was over the moon with it. Love the image and the fab ruffled ribbons.
Denise xx

princesskitten said...

That's so cool

Jennifer said...


What an amazing project!!! :) You inspire is the perfect time to alter those notebooks!

Thank you for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Ren-Yi said...

Love this journal! So cute cute cute! :)

JOAN said...

WOW!! Love everything!! You really did an awesome job ;) Hugs, Joan