Friday, February 24, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge

Hello Everyone!  I hope this finds you all well.  I am so excited to be a part of the Frosted Designs Team. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone, and meeting new people out in blog land.   This weeks Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge was entitled "Shape it up".  You are to choose three shapes and repeat it on your page, layout or card three times.  I chose to make a lace sampler, and use the heart as my shape. 

Frosted Designs Challenge Lace Sampler

I have a huge box full of vintage lace dresser scarves, doilies, handkerchiefs, etc.  I was dying to make a lace sampler.  I thought it would be perfect way to use up some of the beautiful items in my stash.  The main body of the sampler is a vintage lace dresser scarf.  I cut it to the size I desired. I then cut a piece of muslin for the back and sandwiched some batting between the two pieces.  I pinned it down and sewed around the scalloped edges, and free motion stitched the entire piece with white thread for added texture.  I had a brown wool skirt that I had been saving and freehand cut three heart shapes.  I then attached a vintage doily to the center of the panel.  My focal point of the sampler is a scrap card.   I layered vintage sheet music, muslin, and lace.  I added brown stitching for color contrast.  I hand stitched old buttons from my stash. and added pieces of lace and ribbon.  I stitched various scraps of lace to the borders.   I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  It's a great way to use up scraps that you have lying around your studio. 

I hope this inspires you to try something new, and use your scraps in a different way.  I hope you will play along with us over at

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  1. Just stunning!!! I would definitely hang this on my wall any day

    It's just beautiful


  2. Totally awesome! That lace could turn any room into vintage wonderland!
    Liva ❤

  3. How creative and beautiful. I am impressed.

  4. Thank you everyone! I appreciate your kindness!

  5. Hi Michelle! Thanks for visiting my blog... I had a fabulous birthday week! Great post... I've always loved scraps and use them as much as I can!
    Have a great week...

  6. Hi Michelle!! WELCOME TO THE TEAM!! We are so excited that you have decided to share your talents with all of the Frosted Designs followers! Your first project is beautiful!! I love the lace and the hearts are so sweet!

    barb :)

  7. Beautiful project!
    Sherrie K