Tuesday, 5 June 2012

I Used a Doily!!!!

A personal challenge of mine has been to incorporate doilies into cards and pages. I managed the page a while back but had yet to incorporate one into a card. Well . . . Today was the day :) Yay! Being Tuesday I was creating at my friends today :) and took the doilies along with me.

I started with an image from Mpress stamps that I had already watercoloured with my faber castell markers onto watercolour paper. I used some Peacock Feathers distress stain around the edges of the image and then set about finding some papers to go with my image. This is always the hard part for me lol. I found some in the Kaisercraft Bonjour 6" stack and used this as my main piece.

I coloured a white doily using a combination of the two pinks I used to colour my roses, middle purple pink 125 and pink madder lake 129, I scribbled them on my ranger non stick craft sheet and spritzed with home made shimmer in perfect pearl colour, then I used a Tim Holtz water brush to colour it. I did the same for the flowers from I Am Roses only this time I used one colour at a time. I used white and very dark brown cardstock to layer my image on as well as added some foam tape for dimension. The flowers are glued down with glossy accents and so are the twizzles. The sentiment is from an inkadinkado stamp set.

Next up I am going to show you a couple of quick and simple cards I made in an effort to be more productive and also do some simpler less detailed cards. The first is made with some fiskars birthday stamps, K & Co paper and coloured with Faber Castells.

Next up is a nice boys card made with more K & Co paper and Fiskars Bug stamps. Coloured again with Faber Castells. All edges on this card and the previous card are done with distress inks :)

Hope you enjoyed my cards today :) I had fun making them. I have another post I am about to write so i best get crackin'
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering the doily card in the following challenges;
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Moxie Fab World - Doilies and Lace
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. I spotted this pretty card at MIM and popped over to have a closer look. I like the beautifully coloured image and the doily and flowers make perfect embellishments. Jean x

  2. Your completely wonderful shabby card looks amazing. I love the color combinations you've used here. The doily really adds so much depth and even more 'chic' to it. Super job incorporating it onto your card. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  3. Hi

    Wow, you have done a fab job incorporating the doily on your card and the flowers are beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  4. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to hop over and visit your blog - I so appreciate you playing along with my Amusing Challenges last week! Nice set of cards you made here - I especially like the birthday one! :)

  5. all these cards are just lovely, I love the variety of styles and all the embellishments you have used go perfectly together.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)