Sunday, January 13, 2013

DOILY SERENDIPITY

Can you believe it is already the middle of January?  Wow...time flies!

Today is one of my Design Teammates' birthday .... Sandra Mouwen. Happy Birthday, Sandra!  I hope you have a wonderful day! 

And, another bit of Design Team news before I get into this week's challenge ...Terry Wiestma-Girbes one of my Design Team buddies is leaving us.  Terry, my little Dutch buddy, and I have become dear friends through our Simon Says Stamp and Show Design Team duties.  She is such a positive inspiration to me.  Even though she's moving on to two new design teams, we will always be friends.  I wish her all the best and much happiness in her new challenges!  

Meeting and making friends ... that is just one of the wonderful things about blogging.  I have met SO MANY AMAZING and talented people through this challenge.  Thank you to all of you who follow my blog and leave comments on my work.  You have no idea how much your thoughts and your time mean to me!

Now...on to this week's challenge.
This week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is all about lace or doilies.  I love them both; but I decided to work with doilies.  The piece I've created is done on 6x6 chipboard and covered with black cardstock.
The background is all done with Perfect Pearls Powders.  

I very lightly spritzed my black cardstock with water and then tapped some various Perfect Pearls powders randomly onto the cardstock.  Next, using the larger brush provided with the Perfect Pearls, I blended all of the colors together.  You get a gorgeous iridescence.  Next, I used a Gold Paint Dabber to randomly stamp the honeycomb design from Tim Holtz' Mixed Media stamp set onto the background.  Next, I edged the 6x6 board with the Gold Paint Dabber.  **Be sure that you clean your stamp right after stamping with paint! 
The rectangle you see here is cut away from the cardstock and before adhering it to the chipboard backing.  Then I backed it with a pastel polka dot paper.  This is going to be the background for my Poppystamps Window.


I die cut the dressform onto plain Grungeboard that had been colored with Picked Raspberry on the body section. Then I added the design to the body portion using Tim Holtz' Fourishes Texture Fade.  I lightly tapped the higher portions of the design with an embossing ink pad and sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder on it.  Then heat set the design.  I also gold embossed the very top and stand of the dress form. 

I cut three Distressed Doilies out of crinoline and colored them using three shades of Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry on the bottom, Victorian Velvet in the center and Tattered Rose at the top.  Then I inked the edges with a Gold Paint Dabber and spritzed them with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.


 I took a needle and thread and gathered up the tops of the doilies and using 1/4" Scor Tape, I attached them to the dress form in tiers.  I added a seam tape sash that was been gold embossed and spritzed on the backside with Mint Perfect Pearls Mist.


The window was cut out of manila cardstock and distressed using Chestnut Roan.  I attached the flowers in the window box with Scor Tape and then added the flower box over the top by pop dotting it.  The small doily valance at the top of the window is also distressed with Chestnut Roan.  A second top of the window was cut out and popped over the raw edge of the doily.  Finally, I gold embossed "SERENDIPITY", from Tim Holtz' underneath the window.


Put it all together with hot glue and pop dots.

Now it's your turn to create something wonderful using doilies and/or lace.  Enter our challenge and YOU could be the winner of Simon Says Stamp's $50.00 credit voucher!


Yes...that's right! FREE $50.00 credit voucher ... if you're the lucky random winner!  We also recognize the TOP THREE entries for the week and let me tell you, this is a nice honor as we have some awesome entries every week!

Good luck and I can't wait to see what you've created!

Here are the products used on this piece available at Simon Says Stamp:

35 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning. So pretty!!! Love it. Started following you too....

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  2. Another wonderful make Candy, so creative and great use of lace doily! Fab make! Hope you are haing fun at CHA ...wish I was there ...hey Ho!! Have fun ...hugs trace. X

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  3. Sooooo adorable! And 2 of my favorite stamps!

    ~Linda

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  4. Oh Candy, what a beautiful vision, from the beautiful dress form with the beautiful doily lace dress, to the gorgeous window, to the beautiful embossing. The whole piece is a feast for the eyes. Absolutely stunning! Hugs, Anne x

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  5. Oh wow, I LOVE that Background Candy. Some of my favourite things are on this card - Perfect Pearls (just love that iridescence), gold heat-embossing (always looks good), and lacy doily edges. Love the way you have gathered the doilies and made a pretty dress from them, and the gold "serendipidity" is the perfect finishing touch. Maddy x

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  6. Just beautiful. I love all of the details and shimmer. The background looks amazing with the PP and the honeycomb. Each element could stand alone yet together they are spectacular. Very cool.

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  7. Hi Candy, another beautiful creation. Thank you for sharing how you created your background. I love perfect pearls and never would have thought that was what created the background. I must try this! I sure hope dress forms never go out of style. Love it...right down to your pretty ruffled, doily dress!

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  8. I really like this and thanks so much for all the details. Its been ages since I had my Perfect Pearls out but they're getting an airing now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Hi Candy, beautiful piece, the background itself is so striking , perfect backdrop for the dress form . I absolutely love your window with the dimensional flowers. The dress form has been beautifully decorated, I love the embossing and real feminine colour. The doily is perfect for a ruffled skirt. You have done it again my friend, shone through with this wonderful piece.

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  10. This is incredibly beautiful Candy! Thank you for sharing all those wonderful details - a tremendous amount of work and love went into this piece and it well and truly shows! An Absolute Stunner!! Nicola x

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  11. Wow! I love how you made that doily die look like a lace skirt! Perfect Pearls are one of my favorite mediums and this is just a gorgeous background! Very pretty!

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  12. This could easily be added to a shadowbox frame and voila! Instant gift! Very lovely indeed!

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  13. Candy, das ist ein wunderschönes Projekt und von dem mit Perfect Pearls erstellten Hintergrund bin ich ganz begeistert. Alles ist so schön harmonisch und die Farben sind wunderbar.

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  14. Totally gorgeous piece Candy, especially love the beautiful skirt. Have fun at CHA. Annette x

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  15. This is so amazing! I saw the thumbnail and had to come and look. The doily works so well. Love everything you make, Candy,

    Lucy x

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  16. Wonderful project Candy! Love the dress form and fabulous doily skirt, such a great idea. The window is so pretty and the perfect pearls background amazing.

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  17. Hey there sweetness, thank you so much for your sweet sweet words, your the best friend ever, really I love you lots and I will allways cherish our friendship. MWAH xxxx
    And going on to you fabulous and AMAZING project this week wowzersss what a fabulous background you have made, I will have to get into the Perfect Pearls some more, this is just wonderfull. Fabulous Skirt with all the layers wowwzerssss I love it just like I love you xxxxx Terry

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  18. Wow! From the glorious shimmery background to the fabulous lacy window blind to the divine tutu of a doily skirt - this is stunning, Candy... Such wonderful inspiration...
    Alison x

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  19. Candy this is so beautiful love all the elements.....,,soooo pretty! Hoping you are having an amazing CHA loving the adventure so far xxx

    Love Kaz x

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  20. Hi Candy,
    it's hard to find words for this lovely and beautiful creation.I love the shimmering background and how you created the dress using these doilies.So beautiful and romantic.
    Anke x

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  21. Tthis is so dainty and pretty i just live it

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  22. Fantastic! Love how you made the doily layered skirt in the gradient tones. Beautiful! Now I am going to have to think more creatively with my lace and doily!

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  23. This is total eye-candy, Candy! The colors are just delicious. Love the window and even more than that, the crinoline doily skirt is phenomenal. Such an incredible piece of work! Hope you are having a wonderful time at CHA!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  24. this is so clever! Love the pink too :)

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  25. this is absolutely one of your best… and one of my favourite… as always a fantastic creation…. the colours and design everything looks perfect together!!! ;-)

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  26. Wow Candy this is one amazing card! Love the way you've dressed the dress form! And the background is stunning too! The window is so fab! Thank you for the birthday wishes! I had a lovely birthday! Hugs, Sandra

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  27. OMG this is not a card....its a work of art, to be displayed. It's fantastic. I totally love it. And the fact that you came up with all this by yourself, your totally amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. This is absolutely gorgeous! Found you thru the Simon Says Stamp fb page! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Loving this perfectly girly project, Candy! Bright, fun colors, and just lovely flecks of gold throughout! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  30. Remember this? Lol! Oh Candy, this is fabulous!!! The layers of lace in the dress, and all colored up as well, are amazing! The spilling out of the flowers is such a perfect detail! Gorgeous make my friend!!!

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  31. Sweet! That dress reminds me of my oldest daughter's prom dress. Blessings!

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  32. This is just...GENIUS!!! I adore it! It is so beautiful, feminine, pretty and I love how it is full of vibrant colours too not the paleness that so many lace projects end up being. xxxxxx

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  33. Ich stöbere grade in deinen älteren Werken.
    Mein Gott, ist das eine schöne Arbeit.
    Das Kleid so kunstvoll angefertigt, die liebevollen Details, die Blumen unter dem Fenster...

    Es ist wunderschön...

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