Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Doilies and Lace

This week at the Shabby Tea Room, our theme is doilies and lace.  Here is the inspiration photo:


And here is my entry:


And a closer view to see the flowers better; I popped up the 4 largest ones.


The bouquet is a stamp from a Penny Black set, stamped on white cardstock, watercolored and then stamped again on pink and gold cardstocks and shaded with Marvy markers before cutting out to pop above the main image.  I thought a doily would be the perfect thing to wrap them in, like the old-fashioned tussy-mussies.  The background panels are various printed dotted papers chosen to pull out the colors of the flowers further.  I faux-stitched around the edges of them with a white gel pen and then finished with a hand-dyed seam binding bow and a tag.

supplies: white cardstock, scraps of dotted dps, paper doily, scraps of pink and gold cardstocks, Penny Black 30 067 To You, versafine onyx black ink, Hero Arts CL498 Celebrate Everyday, versafine Deep Lagoon  ink, watercolor pencils, gold and pink gems, seam binding

28 comments:

  1. this is just stunning!...in a soft, lovely sort of way :)

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  2. What a beautiful design Lin! Love the flowers inside the doilie!

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  3. What a beautiful Mother's Day bouquet! Wonderful colors and layers! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

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  4. Just gorgeous, Lin! Love the sweet bouquet of flowers and the doily tussy mussy!

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  5. Oh so lovely! What a great challenge and I so love your take on it! :>

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  6. Oh Lin! This is just so pretty. I can almost smell the flowers! :)

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  7. beautiful colors - love your tussie-mussie for the flowers. really gorgeous.

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  8. Amazing, Lin...this is one gorgeous card!

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  9. Such a beautiful card Lin! Great take on the challenge. Love that you popped some of the flowers - really makes a difference. Thanks for stopping by my blog too. I can always count on you for a nice comment ;-)

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  10. Amazing! Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the details - it looks like a delivery of fresh flowers to someone special!

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  11. Your entry is absolutely lovely. I would love some doilies, but can't seem to make up my mind. What a lovely image and I think what you did with your pink gems, Lin!

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  12. Wow what an amazing card Lin. It looks fantastic. Thanks so much for the words of encouragement too :D xoxoxoxoxo

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  13. Hi, Lin! What a gorgeous, cheerful card! A delightful bouquet sure to bring a smile! :-)

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  14. OH, Lin! This is gorgeous! Just GORGEOUS! Beautifully done--so creative!! You are really enjoying being back in your crafty place;) LOVE IT!

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  15. Very pretty bouquet of flowers, Lin! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

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  16. Totally stunning Lin. Just adorable.

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  17. Gorgeous card, Lin! Love the doilies and the coloring of the flowers!

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  18. This is amazing! Such a clever idea.
    Clare x

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  19. Simply beautiful! What brand of white pen do you use for the stitching?

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  20. What a sweet card, Lin! I just love the color scheme, in particular! :)

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  21. Oh my what a beautiful card!

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  22. love love your doily bouquet, Lin!! so beautiful!

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  23. What a beautiful bouquet of flowers!

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  24. So beutiful, Lin! Love the new background too!!

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  25. How clever to make a doily bouquet. Just fab ! Have a happy easter

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