Monday, January 4, 2016

Hat Stands

     Once again, I'm playing along in the Rick St. Dennis Progressive Challenge at Sparkle and Glitter.  I love this image with the vintage hats and stands.  Can't you just see the Gay 90s Lady packing her best hats for a trip to Paris?

I started with the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

     I used a combination of ProMarkers and Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color the image and used a die to cut it.  I matted it with pale pink CS and punched the corners.  The background papers are beautifully textured and both are from pads by DCWV, chosen to pick up the soft yellows and neutrals in the image.

     For embellishment, I chose a scrap of left over ribbon, and layered the sentiment onto it.  The die cut leaves (Cheery Lynn) were in my stash from some previous project so I used those and finally added the butterfly and gem.

4 Crafty Chicks
As You Like It
A Vintage Journey
Catch the Bug
Colour Your World
Crafty Creations
Creative Corner
Digistamps 4 Joy
Let's Color Saturday
Mod Squad
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Scrapper's Delights
Stamping Boutique

     Have you survived all the holiday weekends?  Are you ready to get back into the routine of  daily living?  Much as I love the holidays, it's always a relief to be in my own home, doing my usual weekend chores, and finding time in the craft room to recharge the batteries.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Hi NanaC! Happy New Year to you! I'm back! Just getting round all the blogs as I had last week off! I hope you've had a great festive season! Looks all bare here without decorations & cards!
    Love your little card! Those hats are gorgeous!
    Dawn xx

  2. This is beautiful, I do love the hats, love wearing one especially at weddings. Such a shame they aren't everyday wear as in the olden days.
    Crafty Hugs
    Linda xxx

  3. I LOVE hats, shame they've gone out of fashion!
    This is beautiful.

    Happy New Year Nana Connie
    Sorry I haven't been able to catch up on past posts.

  4. Loving the layout you used!! The colors are very nice with the texture on the paper. Another hit :) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie Dt

  5. What a great image, love your coloring. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs Heide SSW2-DT

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. I agree the image is fabulous! Love how you colored it too, and wonderful sketch. Thanks so much for playing along in my "Let's Color" linky party!

  8. Great card, NanaC! Nice hats...these were the times when they were stored in hat boxes. What a concept. Love the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a great focal image. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week.

  10. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color and Craft Challenge by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (DT Coordinator)

  11. Absolutely darling! I love that image (and your story about the trip to Paris ... I'm IN!!) Thanks for sharing your work with us this week over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  12. What a sweet image. Love that butterfly and the sentiment is perfect.

  13. What a great vintage hat and hat stand stamp and so wonderfully colored! thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Vintage Luggage and travel challenge! Julia xx

  14. Love this image- is it very nice. I did not know there were images like this at the RSD company : ) Paris sounds delightful....!

  15. Lovely card and a great image, who wouldn't want a weekend in Paris. Thank you for playing along with us this week. Anne SSW2-DT

  16. Love those classy hats...Thanks for sharing it with Creative Corner Challenge!

  17. Very cute card. Thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Color your world.

  18. Such a beautiful image with such happy colors and design!! Love it! :)

  19. Lovely card. I love the bright colours and the image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  20. Love this card, thanks so much for playing along at Catch The Bug. Happy New Year!

  21. Nanaconnie beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  22. Another beaut!!
    Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  23. Oh that is a gorgeous card and great colouring!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Digistamps4Joy!
    Riette , DT

  24. Such a fabulous card!

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights! Good luck :-)))
    Troppo Stella DT

  25. What a beautiful way to feature this image! The texture in the background plus the striking colour combination make for a great background. Love the butterfly and leaves detail and the sentiment which really suits the image to a tee. Thanks for playing along with the Sparkle and Glitter Progressive Challenge NanaConnie

  26. Adorable hats! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x


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