Monday, July 18, 2011

Doilies and lace

This week we are creating with doilies and lace.  One of my very favorite things by the way.  They are so "old school" if you will and fit right into my creating style.

This layout honors my grandmother.  She loved to crochet and did so often before she fell ill.  The doily is one of the pieces she made that has been passed down to me.  I hadn't really considered it's age until I started working on the layout - she made this in the early 1930s so it is most definitely an antique.  It is now framed, behind glass and hanging on the wall for safekeeping.
The layout is created with a piece from the Wings Level 1 paper packet Z7135A (pre-designed layouts - gotta love them).  The doily is actually hand tacked to the Vineyard Berry cardstock...adhesive would deteriorate the aged thread, so like it or not I got out the needle and thread and tacked it down (I hate hand work).  Add some stamped images (Bohemian Alphabet E1019 and Authentic D1401) and a bit of Sweet Leaf Stitched ribbon Z1383 and it's done.  It probably took me longer to stitch the doily down and punch all the circles for the scallop than for the rest of the layout!!
Doilies and lace don't have to be just used for Vintage or Heritage designs, so if this just isn't your style don't worry go ahead and create with them, you might be surprised at what you come up with.  Either way, be sure you share your finished artwork with us over at Heart 2 Heart
By the way - the Wings collection as well as ALL the Level 1 kits will be retired at the end of this month, so if you are wanting some, you should probably get them while they are still available.


Haley D. said...

What a beautiful way to honor your grandmother and her talent! Her doily is beautiful, and you layout is a great way to showcase it along with her photo.

Sãndra V. said...

Great layout. What a beautiful doily and a wondeful way to honor her memory. Thank you for sharing.
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~Sandra

Pamela OConnor said...

What a beautiful layout Debi! I love the big doily you used and how you made the scallops behind the circle. It was good to see this week...just wish we had gotten to hang out! =)

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