Technique: Dazzling Diamond Doily

This page was so much fun to make...don't you love the way these papers from Garden Impressions work together to let you feel like there is a beautiful sunny sky being reflected back in the water below?

To create the Melon Mambo lace panel that is across under the photo I used the Detailed Floral Thinlit up each end of it and ran it through the Big Shot twice ... since the photo is across the center of it you cannot see that the middle piece is just pain undecorated cardstock... Shhh! It's a bit sneaky don't you think?

Also, I wanted to add some sparkle in a classy kind of way so I used a paint brush to brush some Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue onto the white side of a retired Gold Doily and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter .... oh I love how it turned out it is so pretty and sparkly .. if only the camera could pick it up better for you to see!

I realize that I have used a retired doily in this layout ... if you don't have one you could either use some of the new Pearlized Doilies or else if you really wanted the more pointed shape of the old doilies ... maybe you could improvise with the large detailed flower from the May Flowers Framelit to try out this technique.

To make this page I had a look at some challenges and saw that Off the Rails had an inspirational image challenge and I thought it went well with the warm sunny summer challenge at Scrapping 4Fun because who wouldn't wish for summer weather for beach photos?!!? .... and Sketches in Thyme had a sketch that I thought was a lovely place to start... you must show me what you create if any of these inspire you. :) For papers I felt inspired by the Counterfit Kit Challenge ... the pinks and aqua and blue and yellowy-orange tones I thought were a good match for some of the Garden Impressions papers.



  1. Beautiful layout.
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  2. Beautiful layout. The Aguascalientes border at the top and left side is so cute.
    Cindy F

  3. Welcome to another Aussie Cath. Your layout looks super and I'm glad you found us at CKC.

  4. you have created a beautiful layout. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  5. Love love love the colours. The photo is beautiful :)
    Thanks for playing along with Scrapping4fun Challenges
    DT Spardha

  6. Lovely layout, Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun challenge. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs xx
    DT Meena Herale

  7. Great to be inspired to make a page kit for a beautiful page. Hope we see you again at CKC!


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