Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Daily Doily

I don't know when I last enjoyed a spur-of-the-moment project as much as the one I'd love to show you today!

It started at the weekend when I was looking for something to replace the All About Me shaped hole on my desk (thanks again Mel. It was great) and into my blog reader popped another wonderful post from Christine Middlecamp. Her scrapbooking blog was one of the first I ever found; and I'm still captivated by her compelling, honestly told lifestory and her stunning scrapbooking style. Over the past couple of weeks she has been running a series of tutorials on The Embellished Paper Doily : what a wonderful way of getting a little bit of the Christine look.


So, I took my little packet of Martha Stewart doilies (they came in a kit)


and I started to play along with this:






A tutorial is such a great way to try something new - buttons and bling together, for example, is something I would never have tried without a gentle push - and to see how tchniques take effect. I'm really starting to love the extra dimension the black framing gives on these. A new set of instructions went up today and I can't wait to get started..

25 comments:

Deb said...

Sian! I LOVE these! Wow. I know what you mean about the hole on your desk since the All About Me project has passed. I've been aimlessly wondering what to do next.

Your embellishments with the doilies are fabulous! I love the buttons and the inking you have done. Can't wait to see what you'll use these on in the future. xo

Ruth said...

These are gorgeous! I shall have to chcek her out. I'm also wondering what to scrap next, but as I have both Week In The Life and Something From {Almost} Nothing to finish, I guess it should be those!

scrappyjacky said...

These are stunning,Sian....and you could use them on so many different things. Am off to have a look at the tutorials.

laurie b said...

when i think of doilies, i think old-fashion and granny-ish but yours are mod and so stylish! i can see how that would be a fun project.

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh this looks fun sian. i love the quirky things uve brought to my life, off to see this blogger. bye the way have posted part one of the retreat.
Jo xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Interesting! I might try out some of her idea; though I think I'm more inclined to do them on plaster than a doily.
Rinda

Clair said...

I've long been a fan of Christine Middlecamp's scrap style. It's amazingly detailed and I'm just waiting for my doilies to arrive so that I can do something similar.

Your versions of the doilies are amazing close - I'm surprised that you could find such great substitutes! x

debs14 said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Such works of art - can't wait to see them appear on layouts in the future.

Denise said...

Wow, these are gorgeous,know what you mean about the hole left after All about me,I'm so much better if I have a goal.I reckon you may have started a new trend in blogland!We're all going to have a look now xx

Lizzie said...

Ooh, what fun little bits & pieces! They sort-of need to be displayed all together really.. maybe on a canvas at the top of the stairs?

Fiona said...

They are gorgeous!

Micayla said...

Gotta love them, so pretty.....doilies just kill me anyway! Must check out this site. Thanks for sharing.

humel said...

Oh, my - oh, wow!! These are *gorgeous* :-)

I'm just trying to decide on my next project before Boot Camp starts - think I might dabble in digi... xx

Miss Smith said...

These are gorgeous - thanks for the heads up!

Alana said...

These are really cool sian, really pretty.

Winnie said...

They're awesome Sian! Thanks for showing us and I'd love to try them too.

Amy said...

Oh these are so beautiful Sian!
Do you know of Nic Howard? She's a scrapper from NZ and has had a class recently at BPS, her style is also very layered and detailed and I imagine you'd quite like her stuff as well. Oh, she has a blog too - not sure of the name but google her and you'd find her easily enough.

Karen said...

I've been seeing a few of these in blogland since Christine started her tutorials, but yours are among the loveliest. I must find some of these dollies.

Scrappi Sandi said...

These are stunning...I'm off to check out that link!! Thanks for sharing!

Emma said...

Sian - this is such a fantastic idea and the finished doillies are just gorgeous

Maya said...

I am also following this tutorial! I even bought a package of doilies :) I am still not sure if I want to do this but I have the doilies just in case LOL Yours are turning out fabulous.

Suzy said...

Very pretty Sian. Must search out some doilies and give it a go

SarahLP said...

Ooooh these are fabulous! Loving the layers, the butterflies, the inking... just gorgeous! Eye candy indeed.. :o)

retrospection said...

Congratulations for finishing all them lovely doilies my dear! They look sensational and I'm thrilled to see them come together - good luck with the rest :)

LollyChops said...

How awesome! I just started playing along with her tutorial as well! It's such a great way to try new styles and tie different types of elements together!

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