I was totally inspired by the January 2010 online extra available through Stampin' Success (a SU! demonstrator only publication). When I saw the picture in the magazine, I knew I would have to give them a try. Although they took hours to make, they were so fun and so different than things I usually make.I love shabby, vintage, feminine styles. I made a total of 4 hats and will use them at a friend's house for New Year's festivities tomorrow night. I will give one to each of the girls at the party. I hope they enjoy them and will use them at least for decoration in years to come.
I stamped a flourish on patterned paper with versa mark. Covered images with Heat and Stick Powder and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter- "Man, I used nearly an entire bottle". I cut the 12x12 paper in half diagonally then rolled the sides to form a cone shape. I used Sticky Strip to adhere all. I cut strips of paper and fringed the edges (like grass) and also added fringed newspaper behind the other paper strips. I made paper pinwheels (behind buttons), Butterflies (sizzix original diecut- SU! exclusive design), stamped word strips, and attached all with hot glue gun. I added felt flowers ( SU! flower fusion- retired), rhinestone brads (SU!), snowflakes, buttons, wire, beads, and more glitter (DD SU!) to finish everything.
Here's a close up of the paper pinwheel, one of the butterflies, a snowflake, and some of the paper fringe detail on the lower portion of the hat. Thanks for stopping by, Happy New Year!!!!!