Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ten Things Doilies

Ten Things Tuesday
Originally these pretty bits of openwork fabric were crocheted or knitted from cotton and linen thread. The master-mind behind these bits of yarn was a 17th-century, London draper named Doily. (Thanks Wikipedia for the info!) We put our designers to work on this theme and they pulled out all the stops!
Use Doilies made of different materials:
Practical Scrapper Jessica Arrant used a rectangle doily from the thrift store to frame the sentiment on an up cycled canvas.
Embossing Powder
Practical Scrapper Wendy Coffman stamped a lacy doily image onto gray cardstock and heat embossed with White Detail embossing powder to create the delicate background for her Fall card cluster.
Pre-printed Paper
Practical Scrapper Karen used delicate doily printed background paper, as well as, using mock paper doilies embellishments to enhance this layout.
Practical Scrapper Lee-Anne Thornton created two vellum doilies with her Silhouette Cameo and then used her sewing machine to stitch them to her layout.
Change them up a little:
Ink 'em
Practical Scrapper Leslii used ink to change her white doilies into a whimsical background
for this adorable layout.
Splash on some Water Colors
Practical Scrapper Kelly Jean painted a doily with water colors to use on this cute boy layout.
Put them to work:
Frame a Shape
Practical Scrapper Jennifer Campbell used a doily as an accent on her card.
Frame a Photo
Practical Scrapper Charity used her Kreaxions punches to make this inverted doily to frame her photo, using a sketch by Kelly Holifield.
 Make a Pocket
Practical Scrapper Kelli used doilies to create a pocket inside her card to hold a a special gift for the recipient.
Layer and Soften
Practical Scrapper Cathy uses doilies all the time on her layouts and cards. Doilies are great layering and adding a soft touch to your layouts.
Create a Stamped Background
Practical Scrapper Deborah used a crochet doily and gesso to create a stamped background on her layout.
Fold them into Flowers:
In Thirds
Practical Scrapper Christine created this card by folding her doilies in half and then in thirds to form the petals.
In Fourths
Practical Scrapper Kristy MacKeen folded 4 doilies into quarters then attached them in a flower pattern for this card. 
I'm sure these amazing projects have sparked some fabulous ideas in your creative brain!!!
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Scrap On!

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