It's a party! It's a challenge! And it's Happy Friday, everyone! This week at Stuck on U Sketches we have a fabulous sketch by Beggahuna . AND the designers are doing a a doily challenge with Basic Grey doilies .. generously donated by Floren at Generations Crafting .. Floren asked us if could show our followers a few diffferent ways that doilies can be used. She sent us a slew of colors .. but as fate would have it, we all chose the green!! LOL Well, Nanne also used a pink one! And I in fact started with the pink myself .. but changed in mid-stream.
Here is that wonderful sketch! I could do this one over and over! Just loved it! And I had the perfect photos for it from my dgd's birthday party last March. Although the sketch shows 4 smaller photos, I only used 3 because I already had my photos printed out and couldn't bring myself to resize them any smaller.
My papers are all Basic Grey .. Sugar Rush and Basics journaling. I sometimes shy away from these bright bold colors but they were perfect for matching little Marianne's dress .. that took some time to figure out. Then, after I had my layout done, some really, really perfect papers came in the mail! But I'm so glad to use these up! They've been sitting around here since February.
I used my doilies in 3 ways .. as a layer of paper, as lace at the bottom of my photo and as greenery at the base of my flowers.
I'm pretty happy with my title which was cut from Gypsy Wanderings on a piece of the more solid Sugar Rush in charcoal, then cut it again with chipboard and layered it. I added a tiny bit of Stickles and let that dry, then added Glossy Accents and coated it with Diamond Dust. Looks awesome IRL. So sugary! I mounted it on a Storybook cut which I trimmed. My photo mat is Sentimentals, flowers are George Basic Shapes and my butterflies are Tie the Knot .. go figure!
This is a close-up of one of my George flowers with a pearl brad center. You can see the green doily at the base, serving as greenery. I also used a Prima swirl in pale pink .. cutting it apart to use in various spots. Again, I used Diamond Dust on my flowers. I lightly dotted my doily with some light green Stickles for glimmer. I inadvertently dropped some Stickles on my lower photo and will have to replace it .. bummer.
I threw in this view to show how I placed a strip of the doilie beneath the photo like I would add lace or ribbon.
Just a parting view of one of my TTK butterflies.
I am so glad that Floren challenged us to use these doilies, as it helped me see how versatile they can be. You can find them by visiting her store at this LINK. Have fun shopping! And thanks for coming by ... love reading your comments each week! Have a safe and happy weekend and good luck on winning some blog candy .. remember, you have to link a project to qualify.