Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Hello Doily

The latest challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is to use doilies ... not my favourite scrapping resource, but having dipped out of the first challenge this month, I felt obliged to have a go.  Actually it was easier than I thought after spotting this page by Kirsty where she'd made a real statement with her doily by painting it black!  (The page I made with a black doily is here)
For today's page I used Child No.3's Promarkers to add colour to a small doily, picking out the blue in the striped border I used to make chevrons for my page.

I blogged my first Month in Numbers at the end of January and here it is, down on (Scenic Route's double-sided Sonoma patterned) paper:


My doily had 12 sections to it, so after colouring,  I removed 6 of them to see if there was a snowflake vibe to it ... that would be a "No!" ... so I cut it into two sections and layered them to make a dimensional semi-circle.  The chevrons are cut from a striped border from Cosmo Cricket's The Boyfriend Collection.  My numbers were cut with Sizzlit Ducky Wucky dies from my Kraftcore cardstock, sanded and inked to help the numbers stand out.  I added some buttons and a title made from all sorts of random chipboard alphabets pulled from my stash, coloured with black ink to match each other.

In an effort to be ready for February's numbers (and create a facing page for my album), I have half-prepared a page with the same supplies and another border strip from my February Kit along with another Promarker coloured doily - a heart of course!


I'm doubt I will continue with this page design (and doily use LOL) for the rest of the year as I'll get bored, but I'll definitely use matching designs and base colours for each pair of pages - that will work well and save effort!

20 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Great job...You are ready for your next list!

JulieJ said...

I like a bit a preparation. The thing I think I'll try but never get round to it is using a doily as a mask with a mist.
Surprisingly, they look quite nice with little dots of Stickles too.

Mary B said...

It's a lovely way to record numbers and well done on using the doily

Julie Kirk said...

I love that you're all ready to go for the next month!

I've pinned your January page now: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/

Julie :-)

scrappyjacky said...

The doilies look good tucked behind like that.....an idea to borrow,I think!!

Helen said...

I like your layered up sections and your handmade chevrons - very clever! I'm also impressed with your organisational skills - you're even ready for Feb's numbers. As an aside - I've just edited the verification as it's driving me mad on other blogs, so it hopefully will be easier next time :)

Helen said...

Forgot to say that I love the Hello Doily! It made me laugh when you commented on the Yahoo Group :)

ms.schwiet said...

great use for the doily just to have it peek

Sian said...

I've never tried colouring a doily - I need to give that a go. You are very well organised, wish I could say the same this month!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Lovely use of the doilies, and good for you for being ahead of the game for February. Love the colors!!!

Missus Wookie said...

Like the layered doilies as a half circle. Really like the chevrons - on my list to do again. Do like being ahead so well done on the Feb page :)

Tara O said...

I love the half doily! It's very pretty!!!

alexa said...

How organised it that! Your doily with its overlapping sections works really well, and I love your design - are you SURE you couldn't stretch it for another few months? Adding the numbers in relief looks really well.

Alison said...

Love what you did with the doily...I'm trying to use mine too!
Alison xx

Lizzie said...

Goodness..thinking ahead and making the next page at the same time - wow!

Actually though, it's a great idea, because then they will flow so well. I do like what you have done, for the January page. The blue doily with cut and re-made sections is lovely and just adds an extra "something" to the page. I do like the stripey background and great green that you chose for the cardstock. The numbers are fab - so much effort, but they are worth it. And the mixed-alphas title is inspiring!!
Fabulous page - and you can do almost the same next month, for a wonderful matching pair!

Beverly said...

75 watches?! I do hope he found THE watch he truly wanted :) With all your playing you created a doily I really like (I am not a doily person) and I love the approach you are taking to your facing pages.

S said...

Your doily use is so cute - nice!

Glinda said...

What a awesome page! I love how you added numbers into your journaling. This is a must try idea.

Margie said...

Love the chevrons and the blue doily!

CoventryAnn said...

Love the chevrons, so 'on trend!!' :D