With the passing of time comes the natural progression of aging. Some go quietly into it and others go kicking and screaming; I prefer just to go with it in style. ;)
In our family (past the age of 29) we no longer refer to the familial gatherings as Birthdays. Rather, we have opted for the term 'Appreciation Day.'
So here is me tipping my hat to my most fabulous Mother for her up and coming Appreciation Day!.
The file I have used is an incredible cut file from The Cutting Cafe titled,
This week the DT at The Cutting Cafe are celebrating hats and the owner Regina has created an abundance of different styles of hats for your enjoyment.
I really wanted to create a Steampunk top hat. The hat itself was cut from black cardstock and then painted over with Gesso. When dry, a coating of clear crackle was added. When that dried, several inks of black and brown variations were added to draw out the cracks. How on earth this hat turned purple is beyond me, but I kinda dug it so I just went with it. I laced up the side of the hat and added extra 'industrial' elements to aid as well.
The exotic feathers are also part of this hat file.
The back of the hat so that you can see the folded brim.
Well there you have it.
A special way to wish someone something that must never be spoken of except for to say...
"Happy Appreciation Day!" In a very classy way.
Hope you've enjoyed this visit and I thank you so very much for stopping in.
Hugs and Happy Crafting to you all...