Saturday, December 24, 2011

Vintage Angel

Happy Holidays!  Today I have a couple projects featuring dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  First, I want to share an ornament I created. I wanted an old, vintage looking angel for my tree. I remember seeing some made from doilies and decided to try my own.

Using pages from an old book, I cut the body from English Tea Party Doily, and the arms are the small center doily from Polynesian Sails Oval. After gluing them in cone shapes and attaching together, I created the wings by scrunching the center of the Italian Flourish doily.
Once the angel was complete, I embellished her with the Miniature Rose and leaves from Small Leaves #2.

I had so much fun putting my angel together that I decided to make a larger version with the daycare kids. They love when I get the machine out and let them cut out their own dies! For their angel, we used the Mega Tea Party doily for the body. The arms are the Italian Flourish Doily. The largest die from Scalloped Window Stackers became the head. I think the parents enjoyed seeing the kids’ projects as much as the kids enjoyed making them!

Here is a picture of my angel next to one of theirs so you get an idea of the difference in size of the regular dies compared to the mega doily. 

I also created a card for you! 

Rather than cut out the snowflake, I opted to emboss the die Snowflake #2 unto Coredinations cardstock, placing the die slightly off the edge of the paper. I sanded the embossed details of the die for a fun texture. Once the snowflake was prepared to my liking, I lined up my die from Classic Circle Silver Stacker and cut out a circle containing the snowflake, and layered on top of the Circle Scallop Nesting Die. In the middle of the card lies the Classic Coved Rectangle Silver Stacker, layered with the Classic Coved Rectangle Nesting Die, using Lace Light Deco Border to dress up the bottom. Lastly the Classic French Flair Silver Stacker layered on the Scalloped French Flair Nesting Die creating the card shape.

Thank you for taking time to stop by on this busy day!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and laughter!


scrappingnana said...

Your angels and card are beautiful. TFS
Merry Christmas

lynn said...

hope your holidays are wonderful, jodi:) such cute angels, and lovely card!

DelightfullyCrazy said...

Hi Jodi, going to remember to make a few of these next year .... hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas. Best wishes for 2012..

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Just love your Angel!!! I totally love that you had the kids make some too!!!

Beautiful card too, you always have the sweetest inspiration gf!!!

Mommy said...

Oh I want to make an angel now too! These are so precious!!!!! I absolutely love them and plan on making one for my tree very soon! It is still up and ready for another ornament! :) Thanks for sharing this idea - and the kids one's are so cute!