Sunday, June 24, 2018

New Summer Hat

Back in  the day, ladies wore hats - highly decorated and decorative hats.  Going out without a hat was very bad taste and just not done.  I love hats and I do wish that wearing them was still in style.  Nothing starts off the summer fun more than getting a new summer hat.  :-D

     This adorable image is from Di's Digi Stamps and I knew the minute I saw it that it called for blues and purples.  I colored with watercolor paints then cut the image with a die from Sizzix.  I inked the scalloped edges and started thinking about how I'd do the background.

     Lying on my craft desk was a scrap of white lace but white just didn't make the image pop.  I grabbed my Dylusions Ink Spray (Grape) and used it to dye the lace.  The lace was marvelous when put onto white CS and really made the image the focus. 

     I found a scrap of dp in the basket, trimmed it to size, and placed it diagonally across the lace, then I added the image circle.   I sewed together one of my signature bows with a dark pearl and added it for embellishment.  The sentiment was printed, hand cut, and inked on the edges to match the image piece. 

Crafter's Castle
Crafty Friends
Crafty Sentiments
Cuttlebug Mania
Digi Choosday
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lemon Shortbread
Pammie's Inky Pinkies

     That's it for today.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. You image is just as sweet as can be Connie! I adore that lacey background! Oh those fancy hats in the old days were quite amazing! :) Thanks for sharing your lovely creation my friend! HUGS

  2. This Is Gorgeous ... Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Jo's Scrapshack This Challenge.
    Sherry Lynn

  3. This adorable image is highlighted so perfectly by the lace background! Very attractive. Thanks very much for playing along this week at PIP Challenges!

  4. I had to giggle when I saw your reminded me of my great grandma who loved a pretty hat! Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread

  5. LOVE the lace, the colours and the adorable image.
    I'm with you, I wish hats would make a come back for most days instead of special occasions, I love them too.

  6. Indeed, that digs looks beautiful all done in blues and purples! Love the sweet little mice and the pretty lace background! Thank you for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  7. Ooo . . . that lace IS fabulous!! And what a great way to die it the color you needed!! Such an adorable image, too. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  8. So beautiful... love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!
    Anna Dt

  9. Super cute
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Julie T

  10. Ohh so sweet image and wonderful design on this card!!! Love the colours!!!!!
    wonderful creation and great design !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to follow my blog}

  11. Cute image! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge blog

  12. Oh I love the lace background!! I remember my Mom and Nana wearing hats when I was little! I love that sweet image on your card!

  13. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  14. Super sweet....I love the lace background! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  15. Oh my goodness! This is so adorable! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
    Blessings, Jeanie
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafter's Castle


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