So tell me, are you ready to just jump right in and get started with this latest doily? There's much I still want to share with you since having attended college orientation last Thursday, but I'm going to put that on hold so we can dive in and learn a bit about how to construct what I consider to be the most detailed doily yet...yep, I've mentioned this already, but I'll say it again, doily eleven takes this project to a whole new level. It's fairly involved as we'll be working with a lots of small pieces to create this next design.
It's typically the layering of both large & small size elements that I love most about scrapbooking. The two together create an atmosphere of depth and detail that takes one beyond the surface and the multiple layers that often define my pages. Before beginning a new project, I gather a mass amount of various supplies that I think might work nicely together from multiple containers set up in my studio area. I have many times shared images of how I store my scrapbook supplies. My supplies are divided according to type; rub-ons, label stickers, work stickers, flowers, etc. Each is either color or manufacturer categorized so that finding supplies is quick, easy and fits well with how I create my pages. Right now, I have piles of product on my desk for coordinating this project. Routinely, I refer to directly to my product stash for technique ideas. Having these products available to me is what provides the inspiration and the coexisting scale of both small and large elements I so enjoy working with. Without them, I'd be hopelessly lost...I'm as passionate about scrapbook supplies as I am about preserving memories. Both continue to fuel my love for this hobby...through and through.
To start off with for creating doily eleven, you'll need to create a framed rectangle for the placement of the letter and other misc. embellishments we'll be including on this doily. Once again, I used my Making Memories Slice Machine ("Findings" Cartridge) and cut a 2.5" mini tabbed index card from Graphic 45's "Hip to the Jive" pattern paper (Times Nouveau Collection). I then trimmed a slightly smaller rectangle to fit inside my card from Studio Calico's "Window Seat" pattern paper (Documentary Collection). Adhere the two items together as I've done above. One quick note, be sure to round the top left and right corners of both items before combining them using a small corner rounder punch.
I realize that most of you probably won't have this stamp as part of your supply collection, so feel free to substitute it with either a label sticker, diecut or other kind of stamped image. Stamp a rectangle label style frame onto "Window Seat" paper using black dye-based ink (Hampton Art/Creative Cafe - "Journal and Jot Numbers" Clear Stamps). Coincidently, the stamped image I chose is the exact same size as my rectangle paper. The two were a perfect match!
Refer to both the above images for this next step - Pre-measure and trim both black cardstock and pale turquoise paper (Vintage - Unknown Source) to fit inside stamped frame. Layer and adhere the two pieces of paper together. Locate a gold floral rub-on and apply it onto layered paper piece (KI Memories/"La-di-dah" Rub-Ons - Optional Addition**).
Select a letter that best represents your most current role in life (motherhood, artist, etc) (Cosmo Cricket/"The Boyfriend" Adhesive Chipboard Letters). Back a portion of the letter with a black label sticker (7 Gypsies/"Photographie" Stickers). Beneath the sticker's right edge, adhere a small section of yellow/green cardstock.
Also beneath the sticker's right edge, trim and adhere a small section of cream lace transparency (Hambly/"Old Lace" Vintage White Overlay) using small glue dots.
Adhere your letter creation to the left side of the paper piece from the previous step using wet adhesive. We're about to cover up the pretty lil' flower, so hang on to your boot straps everybody!! I realize that all too often, I have a tendency to cover things up after the fact..I apologize upfront about this..I rarely pre-plan my projects and part of what's involved with layering simply requires one to cover things up from time to time. It's par for the course and goes without explanation in most instances.
These are genious lil' letters from October Afternoon (Mini Market Stickers - "Ledger") - add a few of them to your creation to support your chosen letter as I've done above.
We're nearing the finish line here, so hang in there!! Also, we're going to be adding elements both above and below the overlay section of our design, so pay close attention from this point forward!! Add a small yellow flower onto the top, lower portion of lace overlay(Making Memories/"Flutter" Felt Dimensional Stickers). Add a second flower (KI Memories/"Posh" Softies) beneath the yellow flower and overlay.
To lend some more detail to our floral set-up, scatter a series of various size yellow pearls above and below the overlay and around the flowers as I've done above. Again, some of the pearls will sit on top the overlay portion of our design and some will sit below - test out various location options for each pearl! The pearls can easily be removed and relocated :)
For additional texture, insert a rhinestone/gem brad through the right, bottom corner of our layered paper piece (GCD/"Artsy Urban" Vintage Brads) - this will finally complete this portion of the doily. Carefully watch as you create a hole for the placement of the brad. Also, make sure to bend the prongs of the brad inwards so that they're not visible from the front. Adhere layered paper piece onto index card from very first step using large foam core pop dots.
We could easily save ourselves from doing more work by ignoring this step, but I felt the doily needed further color. Trim a 2.25" circle from blue pattern paper (October Afternoon/Fly a Kite - "Sprinklers"). Layer circle with a slightly larger circle cut from Black cardstock. Adhere both circles on top your selected doily using wet adhesive. Finally, adhere embellished index card onto doily using lots of wet adhesive.
You should now have a gorgeous doily that looks similar to the one above - normally, this is where I would mention "select background paper to lay beneath your doily and trim to size", but I haven't quite made it this far yet with doily eleven. I'll have an updated photo of the project posted for you to check out this coming Monday (evening)!
Wowza! I think I'm out of breath..laugh. That was a longgg one..still with me?! Hope so..promise the next doily will be a tad bit easier to create..just a tad. Laugh. Anyway, hope you guys are having a wonderfully warm, relaxing weekend! I'll return shortly with doily twelve! Only Five more to go!!