Timeless Tuesday #234: Delicate Doilies

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hello there! And, welcome to this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC234)! Our hostess is Judy, and you're going to love her challenge--it's easy peasy...

Delicate Doilies 

Simply create a project that includes a doily!

I don't use doilies very often. Not because I don't like them, but because they are in a drawer and I forget I have them! So, I was glad for the chance to get them out.
Have you seen Flourishes' newly released stamp sets for August? Gorgeous, all. But, my favorite is probably the Autumn Blessings set. As soon as I saw this sweet image, I just had to ink it up! I stamped it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, colored it with Copics, then cut it out with a Spellbinders die. To make the background, I stamped the image again onto Eclipse masking tape, cut it out and used it as a mask for the image. Then, I cut a curve on a piece of scrap paper, and used one half to mask the sky and airbrushed the ground, and the other half to mask the ground and airbrush the sky. I kept the cs in the die while airbrushing so the edges would remain white. I used the same die to make the green mat behind the image, by cutting around the outside edge of it with a craft knife. The sentiment is stamped on a Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames die. I added eyelets to each end and tied it onto the card with twine.

For the rest of the card, I did some distressing, sewing, incorporated the doily into the design, added Pearl Pen pearls in the lower left corner, and tiny drops of Stickles in the flower centers of the dp in the upper right corner around the pearl brad.
On the inside, I used scraps from the front of the card, along with a piece of coordinating striped dp. The pink dp has a border punched along the top edge. Although I will probably end up using this as a Thanksgiving card, it could also be used for other occasions, so for now, I'm leaving the sentiment area blank.

See...an easy peasy Timeless Tuesday assignment! :) Since the only requirement is to use a doily, you can take your creation in just about any direction your heart desires. And, don't forget, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

So, find yourself a paper doily, cut one with a die, or pull out some thread and a crochet hook and make one--whatever suits your fancy--and play along.

Stop by all our designers' blogs for more inspiration, and be sure to leave them some blog love, too! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
CMC Copic Challenge #75: Anything Goes



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Sue Lelli said...

I can see why that is your FAV set, Cheryl! Just GORGEOUS! FAB coloring and LOVE your papers!

BeckyTE said...

Everything is gorgeous here, Cheryl. The coloring is just superb and I love the blue stitching and the great die cuts used. Also like seeing the eyelets used again. So Nice !!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo... so delicate and pretty Cheryl! I love all the beautiful papers to go with your incredibly beautiful coloured image. Fabulous way to use a doily!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!! I like doilies, too, but also forget them!!
I love the shading behind the image!!

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!

Maria said...

Such a pretty card! Love the gorgeous image you colored so well! Your card has homespun feel to it, very beautiful! I can see why this is your favorite. Truly, a stunning card inside and out!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring of the image, love your shaped border to go with round of the image shape, like how you added the tag with the twine and eyelets!!

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous!

Cheryl O said...

Such a perfect combo. Silly me, I would have thought the backgound paper would be too busy with that image, and it's so perfect with all the matching colors!! Goes to show you....... Great job!

Broni said...

How gorgeous, Cheryl! Your coloring is fabulous, as always, and I love the different colors of stitching! The mix of patterned papers is just perfect!!

ChristineCreations said...

This set looks so great in this die Cheryl! So warm and rich - yet has those sweet feminine touches too!

Meihsia Liu said...

What a beautiful card, Cheryl. I love the pretty layers of doily and stamped image. You coloring is so delicate and wonderful! :)

Leslie Miller said...

So beautiful! I love how you tucked the doily in there, and it's an exceptionally pretty doily. Beautiful coloring. Love the look of this set.