Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Playing with doilies

When I saw all the doily goodness that my uber creative friend Virginia shared here, I wanted to give doilies a try, so I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Sew Lovely and Lunar Lights stamp sets.


The dress form was stamped on some (old!) Cosmo Cricket papers, and the lanterns were stamped on some (very old!) Studio Calico papers. The background stripes are Hero Arts' Large Canvas Stripes, stamped with Antique Linen distress ink, which has become one of my fave backgrounds.



I pleated one fourth of the edge of a paper doily and that became the skirt. A few pink pearls along the waist and here's a "best dressed" dress form! Thanks for the inspiration, Virginia!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts background
Cardstock: Paper Accents
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico
Ink: Versafine, Ranger distress ink
Other: doily, pearls, pop dots, gemstones
Finished card size is 4.25" square





And here's a heads up that Tiffany Doodles will have a blog hop from March 4th through the 6th, with a new challenge presented on the 7th. Every blog will offer prizes--me too!--so be sure to mark your calendars and hop along!

31 comments:

  1. Adorable Donna - love the idea with the little skirt :)

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  2. Wow this is soooo cute Donna, I love everything about this sweet card. The dress is superb!!!

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  3. Donna, this is brilliant! So cute, Jo x

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  4. oh my cuteness! I am in love with this! In love I say!

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  5. I want that dress! LOOOOVE the pearl waistband! Inspired, Donna!

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  6. Love this to PIECES!!! The lanterns are my fave part but I totally love the creative dress too :0)

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  7. Oooh-la-la!! I love love love your take with the LF stamp (I love that stamp you have!!) and your little skirt is just GORGEOUS!! The pearl waist band is oh....so lovely!! Wish we both could fit into a dress like that NOW (without diet and exercise, of course!) I'm so glad that my little dress card got you into doing something FUN!! I'm BOWING to you, Donna! You can make anything look CUTE and GORGEOUS! xoxo

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  8. LOve the lace skirt you added to this image! Adorable card with the pretty banner!

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  9. I love dimension and your skirt is so fun and ruffly. Another wonderful design Donna.

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  10. awe...this is so cute! i love that idea! you did a fabulous job on this card. love the lights too! so asian yah?! hope you have a great hump day!

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  11. Beautiful card Donna, I love her skirt and your lanterns! A very inspiring card!

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  12. Saw this on Flickr and love seeing it here again! Too cute!

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  13. Oh what a great idea Donna! I never thought of using those doilies in any other way then just as a layer on your card. Love this and I'm of to check Virginia's blog now to see what inspiration she gave you :).

    xxx
    Mariska

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  14. Beautiful card! I love the background stamp, looks like wall paper in a sewing room and somebody is testing out fashions on the dress form...which little dress will be worn to the wedding?! Your cards are so imaginative Donna, love them to pieces! :)
    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  15. This is so clever and cute! Love the doily skirt. Sweet card!

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  16. Super cute! I love how you used a doily here, totally inspired. :)

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  17. Oh my word... this is totally gorgeous, Donna! Love the doily skirt, I need to get the Sew Lovely stamp set now... I'm so inspired! Thanks my friend, big hugs!!

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  18. Ohh...how brilliant of you to use the doily for the skirt! Love the idea so much!

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  19. how clever Donna... I love how you did this. Such a fun card.

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  20. Hey, Dollies at skirt? wow what an idea very briliantly!

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  21. love love love her fabulous dress, Donna! you are sooooo clever! and the papers you used are so pretty, too! beautiful mix of patterns! super card, my friend! love it!

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  22. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Just adorable Donna! I was fortunate enough to meet the Lawn Fawn designer at CHA. She was so cute and I loved her booth! You are very lucky to get to play with these really sweet and cute stamps. I love the doily idea. TFS!! Hugs

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  24. I love your card and how pretty are those doilies? Love it Donna!

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  25. Wow, this is the cutest, Donna! I love the sweet papers you used. Everything about this card is perfect!

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  26. how cute is THIS? love it donna!! need to give my upcycled doilies a try & make a cute fab skirt like you did here!
    wish you could 'snap' your fingers and produce that cute lacey skirt for me!

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  27. I love very much the idea of the skirt !so nice

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  28. Love this to PIECES!!! The lanterns are my fave part but I totally love the creative dress too :0)

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