Thursday, May 17, 2012

Well, hello doily!

It's time for a new challenge at Guylou's. This time, the talented Chana is hosting and it's a fun one. Doilies seem to be a big craft "yes" on cards and projects right now. There's several dies you can use, plus companies coming out with their own precut paper ones for projects. With this trend in mind, Chana brings us the "hello, doily!" challenge. I think it's pretty self-explanatory. Make a project using at least one doily. It can be fabric or paper. I went a bit fun and funky with my card this time. I definitely stepped outside my comfort zone with this one. I used the forever heart to make a "love you forever" card for my 11 year old niece. She's girlie, but also fun and definitely has her own twist on fashion! We had some glamour shots done last weekend and had a blast. I'll share them with you once I get the shots back from the photographer. Anyway, my brother's kids are very open about saying "I love you" and we make it a point to let each other know that the feeling is reciprocated. Every kid should go to bed each night knowing that they are loved. No child deserves any less than that. Ok, let me get off of my soapbox. Here's my card for the challenge:
I used two doilies: a square one for the background and a heart one under the sentiment alpha. The forever heart is from Guylou's Inimitability. I colored it with stardust pens and paper-pieced a bit, too. The sequined heart is Heidi Swapp, I think. The lace is from my stash. The papers were in my scraps pile. I attached the lace with my Tiny Attacher. Love that thing!

On to the challenge details: make a card or project using one or more doilies and upload it to Guylou's Inimitability by May 31st at 10:00 pm EST. You could win a gift card to Guylou's and a chance to be a guest designer in a future challenge. Our guest DT this time around is Theresa. Check out her work, and that of the rest of the DT. You're guaranteed to be inspired!


Trina said...

Love it and know your niece will too!! I used one of the doilies you sent me, but I'm so frugal, I cut the middle out to use for something else!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous project, Gina! Very creative design! I'm sure your niece will love it! Fantastic to meet you this weekend!

Roxann said...

This is fabulous, Gina! Love all the fun embellishments!


Kim Kelley said...

Very pretty Gina! I love all the layers! Fun Fun Fun! HUGS

Patricia St Martin said...

Gina,Awesome, just love your card. Thanks for stopping by for the blog hop for Color Me Creative, hope you enjoyed all the cards.
Hugs, Patricia

Katharina Frei said...

Wow, this is a terrific creation! I love all the different elements you used.
Katharina x