Diggin' on Doilies and Lace Challenge

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cath, over at Moxie Fab World, has issued us a Diggin' on Doilies and Lace Challenge to use doilies and/or lace on our projects.  Here's what I came up with.
I started this card by stamping the flowers, in Cameo Coral and Blue Ballet inks, on the lower half of the Blush Blossom, cardstock, card face, which, also, had its top, left corner rounded.  A little white glitter was added for shine and a few stems, stamped in Certainly Celery ink, grounded them.  I, then, scissor-clipped a strip of Certainly Celery cardstock, to make the grass.  Before adhering it to the bottom half of the card face, I stitched a light-green-threaded, straight, machine stitch across its bottom edge.
The doily sun was distressed with Summer Sun ink; had its center glittered; and was adhered in the upper, right corner, before being embellished with a yellow button, laced with white string, tied in a bow.  I, then, stamped the leafy branch, in Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive inks, on white cardstock; hand cut it out; and adhered it opposite the doily sun.  The little bird was stamped, in Blue Ballet and Chocolate Chip ink, on white cardstock; hand cut out; and perched above the branch with dimensionals.  Finally, the "hello there!" sentiment was stamped, in Cameo Coral ink, on white cardstock; hand cut out; and, also, adhered with dimensionals.
I have to admit that this card was a little busy for me.  It was made for my niece, Jenna; and I know that she'll, absolutely, love it, but I decided to give Cath's Diggin' on Doilies and Lace Challenge one more shot.

My next attempt was inspired by Debbie's Elegant Shabby Photo Challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.
Here's what I came up with.
I started this card by distressing the red, gingham, patterned paper, as well as the doily, with PTI's Chamomile and Chai Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo.  I, then, machine stitched a cream-threaded, straight stitch around the edges of the patterned paper and adhered it to the Certainly Celery, cardstock, card face, which had been distressed with Chai ink.  The doily was adhered over it in the bottom, right corner and embellished with a few pearls.  I, then, stamped the flowers and vines, in Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery ink, on cream cardstock; glittered the flowers; trimmed the top edge with a strip of Pretty in Pink cardstock, punched, along its upper side, with SU's Sale-A-Bration punch; machine stitched a cream-threaded, straight stitch down the length of the top and bottom edges; and adhered it, over all layers, near the top of the card face.  The "Sending thoughts of love and praying for the Lord to sustain you with bright and restful days." sentiment was stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, on a K&Company die-cut and adhered with dimensionals.
Finally, a sheer, pink ribbon was wrapped around the card face; tied in a bow to the left of the sentiment; and embellished with a Ruby Red button, laced with white string.

I'd love to hear which one you love best!  Have a fabulous Saturday!
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Cheep Talk (SU) Paper: Blush Blossom & Certainly Celery (SU); white (Georgia Pacific) Ink: Cameo Coral, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, & Old Olive (SU) Other: doily; button (Paper Studio); white glitter (K&Company); string; green thread & sewing machine; dimensionals
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers (SU) Paper: Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink (SU); cream (Best Occasions); gingham paper (DCWV's Nana's Kitchen Stack) Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, & Chocolate Chip (SU); Chamomile & Chai (PTI) Other: doily; pearls (Paper Studio); cream thread & sewing machine; Ruby Red button & 2010 Sale-A-Bration punch (SU); ribbon (Hobby Lobby); die-cut & white glitter (K&Company); string


Meredith said...

Just beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your thoughts and prayers card.
I love the soft, vintage feel. . .just lovely.
Cheep talk has a different feel and is cute, also.
Your work is very nice.

Anonymous said...

Love these two cards! What a great idea to use a doily as a sun :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful and fun cards! Love your use of doilies. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Kim Faucher said...

Love your blog... gorgeous cards!

jen said...

These are both so great! I love the doily sun & what a pretty element to add to the 'shabby' card! :)

Jean Franks Beck said...

Beautiful cards, Jinny! And congrats to you, too, on the Tea Room Top Three!

Ellen said...

They're both so pretty. Jenna will love her card and the other one is beautiful, too. Your creativity is awesome!

Lisa Voerg said...

Congratulations on your top three at The Shabby Tea Room. I love both of your cards! I think that you should send both to MFW for the doily challenge. Why not? YOu never know.

Lyn B said...

Congrats on your win!

Lisa Petrella said...

I really like how you distressed and glittered the doily in the first card and then used it as your sun---so creative!! And that grass is perfect!! And your second card is super sweet!! Love the layout and all of the details!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards! Love teh colors and the great scenes! Fabulous job! :o)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks so much for entering the Diggin' on Doilies and Lace challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)