Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bah Humbug Doilies

OK, when I read the challenge on the Bah Humbug site I almost didn't take part.  Doilies?  Where do they come up with these ideas?  Doilies?  Really?  I don't like doilies.  I don't live in a doilie kind of a house.  What was I going to do for this challenge? 

Well, I rallied.  I knew we didn't have any doilies in the house but I thought about it and realized I could make a doilie.  In fact, I have cuts for a half dozen different doilies (don't ask me why, I'm not sure).  So, I made a doilie to put on my card.

I was so excited about making my doilie that I cut the middle out of it.  I decided it then looked like a wreath and needed a bit of color.  So, the doilie was strung with a lovely bit of ribbon.  Then, it needed a stamp.  I want you to know, I tried three different stamps and had problems with all of them.  It reminded me that cheap stamps aren't worth the bother.  I eventually landed on this stamp and some embossing powder.  I used the Tim Holtz Distressed Red Brick Embossing Powder. 

Here is a close-up of the stamped image.
What do you think of my doilie? 


Max said...

*sharp intake of breath*
I'm very, VERY pleased you didn't give in to disgust/panic/despair or whatever you felt, to turn tail and run from this challenge because you would've denied us all a wee treat. Your DIY doily makes a beautiful wreath with the pretty red ribbon threaded through and your embossed poinsettia makes a lovely centrepiece for it too. Can't wait to see what you make of tomorrow's challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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Ann said...

the way you have added ribbon to your doilie is just stunning. Like Max I'm so pleased you came up with a stunner for us.
Hope you'll join in tomorrow's new challenge too - it's something quite different and I think we might hear some rumbling amongst our supporters at the Hall.
Ann xxx
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DonnaMundinger said...

HeeHee, you think doilies are bad, did you check out the challenge this week? CD's! Are you kidding me? LOL I think your doily came out fab. (I don't live in a doily kind of house either.) xxD