Moustaches and Doilies... so much fun!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

doi•ly

 (ˈdɔɪ li) 


n., pl. -lies.

1. any small, ornamental mat, esp. one of embroidery or lace used on or under a plate.
2. Archaic. a small, dainty napkin used under a cake.
Sometimes, doyley.

Doilies bring back so many childhood memories of my Nanna and her delicate china plates complete with lace doily and a beautiful spongecake covered in cream and fresh strawberries. However, the humble doily went out of fashion for quite some time and now it has made a welcome comeback. I wonder what my Nanna would have thought of all the gorgeous colours available in the Doodlebug collection?

I love these photos as they show just how silly my kids can be when they fool around in my craft room... fortunately (this time) there was very little mess and only a two stickers were claimed as casualties!


I had a wild plan to completely cover my layout in doilies but for the life of me I couldn't work out how I wanted to achieve the effect so it was a bit of trial and error. Eventually I decided on the layered approach.


Firstly I had to work up the courage to actually take a pair of scissors to my doilies and cut them in half.


Using a ruler as a guide to keep things straight I laid each row down starting from the bottom row and working my way up. I simply ran a line of double sided adhesive across the cardstock to adhere the doilies.


After staring at my page for quite some time I decided that I didn't like the look of the completely covered background so I cut a large circle from a second piece of card and adhered it over the top. I was really thrilled with the result and all that was left to do was decorate.


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3 comments:

  1. Love what you did with the doilies!! Awesome page!

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  2. Melinda...this is stunning. You always come up with such unique ideas. You were missed! I can imagine how much courage it took to cut the doilies. I feel that way when I cut Prima blooms.

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love all the colours.

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