If I were ever to pick a day to be speechless, today would be it! But alas, my vocal cords are still in tact and so I must prattle on about the 'splendiferous' news I received from another riveting challenge blog, Our Creative Corner. Awhile back I was so honored to have won a challenge there and as a prize, I was gifted the opportunity to join in this weeks challenge as a GDT with the ever talented ladies who DT over there! Here is my card I designed for their latest challenge...
In Your Easter Bonnet
Here are the details for the challenge that is being hosted by Marcy Kaminski:
Design a card/project that is inspired by a frilly Easter bonnet.
Use elements that you would put onto your own bonnet, such as lace, flowers, pearls, etc.
After much research and great guidance from another inspiring blog buddy, I decided to stick to my usual and go over the top. After all, bonnets are a sign of flair and uniqueness and if I had the opportunity to sport one for the day, it would not go unnoticed! So sky high I went.
I decided it should be on an easel card base. The dp that I used for the base is actually a sewing pattern for bonnets and can be found free here. I've painted over it with antique green and blue acrylic paints. The top section of the easel card is covered in, yet again, free paper from Far Far Hill that can be found here and comes in a down loadable pack that contains these...
I decided to create a brim off the top of the easel card, creating a bonnet affect and built out and up from there. By placing this vintage woman's silhouette on the underside of the brim, making her the focal point, I then designed the bonnet's accoutrement from there.
This is a compilation of glossy accented ribbon that has been twisted around a pencil, Tim Holtz tags and bird cage, a section of a view master reel, a vintage library card, silk flowers and butterflies. I love vintage and reading and butterflies and birds and flowers, so it's a true representation of me all stuck on her head. A closer look shows where I added mesh directly over the top of her forehead to symbolize a veil.
The letters spelling 'Beauty' were a chipboard collection I've had for ages and thought it would complete the look. Plus, it had a blank space and my obsessive compulsive disorder wouldn't allow for that, so there you have it! The little straw bonnet has been around for years and I never knew what to do with it, but it came in very useful as the 'kickstand' for this easel card.
I sure hope this was inspiring and you really must go see what the tremendously creative ladies at Our Creative Corner have done for this challenge as well.
I'm so glad you stopped in today for a visit. :)
Hope this finds you all happy and well and ready to craft for their challenge of
Hugs and Happy Stamping...