All you scrappers out there have been patiently waiting for me to post some of the scrapbook layouts I created for this event, and today is the day! Thanks for checking in on this summer blog series entitled the "31 Days of Doilies."
I am hard-pressed to choose a favorite from this year's crop of In Colors, but Pool Party is in the running. It goes so well with any color I have tried with it! I especially liked it with Peach Parfait. The doily sheets from the Flirtatious specialty DSP pack are actually a percentage of Pumpkin Pie, so you can use them with either color, but I like the softer orange of Peach Parfait best. I also used another doily, this one flipped to show the white side, with the center punched out for a small photo frame.
Those doily sheets are really something! You can use them individually, in a line like I did here, in a cut strip with straight edges, or the whole sheet as a background. TIP: If you do use the whole sheet, take a moment to trim out a couple of the doilies that will be hidden by your photo mats and save them to use on another project!
If you don't scrapbook, try your hand at a 12x12 page anyway. Making your own art is a wonderfully rewarding, personal thing, and you'll find endless gift-giving potential in making personalized framed pieces for your friends and family with your papers and stamps. Sometimes a whole album seems too much to tackle, but I bet that once you try your hand at laying out a page, you'll be hooked on a life-long hobby. I'd be tickled pink to come and introduce scrapbooking to you and your friends--let's book a fun evening for this fall when things settle into routine after school starts!
Love this layout! And definitely great colours. What have you used in the centres of the doilies? Button embosslit perhaps?
Posted by: Sherylee | 08/19/2011 at 03:36 AM
yes, the Sweet Buttons embosslit with Crystal Effects and just a wee dab o' Dazzlin' Diamonds glitter.
Posted by: Lyssa | 08/19/2011 at 08:54 AM