Friday, March 18, 2011

Shhhhhh!!!

The E-Team and Crafty Secrets teamed up for a special blog hop today!

And I have a secret to share!  Shhhhh......come closer.......I hear that if you leave a comment on each of the DT blogs that you will increase your chances of winning one of SIX fabulous prizes! Three of the prizes will be from eP and three will be from Crafty Secrets. You will have the weekend to visit each of the blogs and the winners of the eP prizes will be announced Monday on the eP Blog!!

E-TEAM
(who is participating for both eP and CS!)
and
Me!

Crafty Secret

Crafty Secrets equals vintage.  While I like the vintage look, I find it out of my little comfortable creative box.  But I think I may have found a way to create that vintage look fairly easily.  Creative Scraps.  These are pre- printed images on thick card stock.  There are two sheets, double sided.  That is a LOT of images to inspire layouts, color or themes. 

My project today actually came from The Toad's inspiration while looking at the Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps.  He suggested that I make a dimensional card based on the Mad Hatter.

I took it a step further.  I created my own version of the Mad Hatter's top hat.

Or should I say Mrs. Mad Hatter's dress hat?!







The elements on my top hat were inspired by the details on the "tag" that was cut from the Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps.  I began with a paper pattern that determined my size to make the crown of the hat.  I then made a metal sheet sandwich with TenSecond Studio's Pearl metal, some vanilla textured card stock from my scrap pile and Scor-Tape to give more stability to the thin metal.  I would have preferred to use the Humungo Killer Adhesive sheets, but it would seem SOMEONE ran out!  I am impressed that the Scor-Tape seems to be doing a fine job of holding the metal together.  Good to have a back up on the Killer Adhesive!

I then ran the metal sandwich through my Big Shot with TenSecond Studio's new Kabuka mold #15.

NOTE:  these molds are NOT designed for the various die cutting machines.  BUT!  You can use them in these machines by adjusting your layer sandwiches.  DO NOT force a tight sandwich with the mold through your machine.  Either the machine or mold will pay the price.  For MY machine I used the following sandwich for this particular project:  Essentials Platform, Kabuka mold, metal sandwich, paper shim, thin cardboard (think packaging) shim and acrylic plate.  I will not guarantee that this same sandwich will work in your machine.  You may need to adjust the number of shims.

Since I had added the paper to the back of the metal, the embossing is not as detailed or "deep" as it would have been had I just used the metal alone.  But the slight texture was perfect for the embossed "fabric" look I was hoping for.  I used a burnishing block to lightly sand the color off the raised embossing. 

The top of the crown and brim of the hat were created the same way.  I used my old Creative Memories adjustable circle cutter to customize the size of circles needed. 

The hat was assembled with Scor-Tape.  Vanilla silk ribbon (from Target, I believe) was adhered around the top edge with more Scor-Tape.

The "rose" ribbon is from the Findings section of the Idea-ology line Trimmings. I used Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Cherub Pink, Candy Apple Red and S.W.A.K. to dye the ribbon.  The wide silk ribbon (from my stash) actually has a very faint, pale pink tint.  Did you notice the FABULOUS bow?!  Yep.  The ribbon challenged fingers managed to tie that beauty in only FOUR attempts!  I'm improving in my ribbon skills! LOL!

The "tag" was cut from the Scraps and the corners rounded with a punch.  Hat pins are from Maya Road.  The 1/2 back self adhesive pearls have been in my stash for a while. 

If one was to host a tea party, I could see this hat being one element of the centerpiece.  Or perhaps, made in miniature, a place card. 

While I got  two "That's pretty cool" comments from all the Kiddos and "I came up with a good idea" comment from the Toad, I don't think that they would appreciate having to sit down for proper tea! LOL!  But I must admit, I do like how this came out!

I'm already thinking of ideas for the other images on the Scraps.  I just might get into this vintage look after all!

'Till then.......................make some time for creativity this weekend! 

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Sandra said...

what a fun project!
Love it!
Sandra ltb

Jan said...

The mad hatter's hat never looked so good :)

Bevie Pearl said...

Wow, I am in awe at how fabulous your Mad Hatter's hat is. Gorgeousness and very clever of you to craft it so perfectly.

1CardCreator said...

Love the hat! Thanks for the chance ~Diane

Gerri Herbst said...

I am just "MAD" for this mad hatter project. Oh my....
so beautiful, love the pearl button closure.

Sharon said...

Your top hat is so creative, and I love those buttons down the back! You really had on your thinking cap, and yes, it is fun to sit down to a proper tea.

Sharon G.
aka Celticrafter

Kate said...

I LOVE your hat. It makes me want to wear it! The pearls down the back and pink misted trim are the perfect touch.

kathy/North Carolina said...

What a fabulous project! It will make a great centerpiece for your Easter table...and would be great at a bridal shower, too. Thank you!

kngwd89 said...

Fantastic idea! Looks like fun! LeAnn

Karen W said...

cute idea and very unique!

A Vintage Chic said...

Fabulous, Starla--LOVE this!

Julie

cendrillon said...

hello,it's beautiful

bethann said...

WOW this is fantastic,imaginative, creative, fun, so out of the box. love it, can you tell?

Miss Marple said...

Your dimensional card is charming! All Alice in Wonderland themed projects really "grab me!" Thanks for all the instructive info, too.

Bonnie said...

That is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. I kust love it. Can I steal your idea?!

Kristi's Krafts said...

Blog Hop + Friday = Awesome start to the weekend! Great Job everyone!

Brenda Evans said...

WOW - what a great job - Lots of work and well worth it!

Ambra B. said...

Wow! That is absolutely fantastic! How creative and fun! I love everything about it! Great job!

Kimba's Kreations said...

This was so CREATIVE and looks like it was so much fun to make - WELL DONE!!!

Janet L. said...

Great, great, great!! I'm really impressed with your project! Fun, fun!

Cheryl Winget said...

I can see it now. This would be the perfect focal point for an "Alice" themed birthday or tea party. It is just wonderful. TFS

Micki said...

OMG....wholly cow this is spectacular. WOW... I'm speechless.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous, Starla.

Angela Fehr said...

Amazing! I just heard about TenSecondStudio today and I'm even more intrigued now!

Louisiana Belle said...

Starla, you are just brimming with creativity! Love the mad hatter hat!!

scrapgala said...

très beau chapeau !!! bravo

SenecaPond said...

What an unbelieveably creative project! Applause! Applause!

rebecca said...

What fun!

Kasa said...

wahou très original
bravo
bises

ahiltz said...

how cute and what a great idea! Thanks for sharing that with us!

Sylvia said...

I love your mad hatters hat, Starla! What a fun piece! and as always, you do such a good job with your post, giving all the details.

latinlupelu said...

alice in wonderland was one of my favorite books. what a great project.

Phyllis M. said...

How cute and great idea too. Thanks for sharing.

Ptitesmimines said...

Original, creative project !
Wonderful !

Indy said...

I my goodness. What an amazing project. Absolutely spectacular.

sketis said...

What a really lovely idea

kim said...

great project thank you for sharing.

Maureen Morton said...

What a wonderful assemblage! Just perfect for a tea party. Love this, thanks!

Loretta said...

Wow, that hat is just TOO COOL! I love the mad hatter. I very mysterious mad hatter visited my Alice tea party I had last year. Tee hee...pics are still on my blog. The mad hatter always makes me smile!

Mary Hamer said...

Starla this is awesome! Such a cool idea! I loved sharing a hop with you this month!
xoxo
mary

SusanK said...

Wow! I think I hear a tea party calling me! Very pretty!

Karen said...

Creativity at its best! Love these new products, and the artists' uses of them. Simply amazing work here!
Karen

Jillisgram said...

What an imagination! Very lovely project.

caroscrap42 said...

Quelle réa originale bravo!
biz

Marie said...

c'est vraiment un super jeu qui permet de découvrir votre blog et vos très jolies réalisations..... je tente ma chance...
bisous

Karen Wedding said...

I love, love, love your project. That is so cool. Wow! Great job.

mady said...

ton chapeau est tres beau !!!bises

Shannon said...

OMG, are you kidding me......this hat is way too cute, I adore it!!! So whimsical. What a great idea, I don't know how long it took you to make, but it looks very labor intensive, and that's good, because it looks like you spent days on this. Stunning piece of artwork. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Laurie Unger said...

Oh my word - this is so creative! TFS

Pam Funk said...

I adore your hat! I may have to hold a tea party for my friends, with one of those for the centerpiece! Thanks for the inspiration

Crystal said...

Amazing projects, I love them all on the blog hop!

urbandebris said...

Lovely - this is soooooo cute

Robin
http://urbandebrus.typepad.com
robinb at mail dot com

Sherry Cheever said...

you're MAD as a hatter . . . . do I really need to tell you how fabulous this is? Oh I do . . . well, its flippin' FABULOUS!

Debbi said...

How super cute. My creative juices are flowing from this blog hop. TFS

Betty said...

The Mad Hatter would be very glad to have a hat like that! Beautiful!!

Kathy2eggs said...

My jaw just dropped open when I saw your hat...it's just too awesome for words...I can say that your coloring is fabulous also...I love what you did..

Lynda said...

How clever! Love the Mad Hatter Hat! The embellies are perfection.

Teri said...

Wow, Starla! What a tea party invitation! Sweeeeet!! I love Crafty Secrets and their DT!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kris Turner said...

What a creative project! Terrific job!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Well Now! How creative is this! Love this hat and all the wonderful details!

conniesam said...

So much fun! Love it

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great job, great fun. Love your cute card and of cousre the Mad Hatter Hat..Thanks for all the info and fun

Becky Green said...

When I saw your project, I started to giggle!!!! You did a SUPER JOB!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! :) This would make a WONDERFUL center for a tea table....!

Sharla said...

Wow...very, very cool !! I love the mad hatter tag, that would be a very cool centerpiece for a party!!

KindredEsprit said...

This is fantastic! Love the rose ribbon and allll the details! This is totally tea party centrepiece! Now you *have* to throw one! ;-)

cardsandmorebygigi said...

Oh my, what a stunning mad hatter hat...so fun, makes me giggle...so
much love went into this, we can tell. and love those roses...great job !!!

Betty Sue said...

What a wonderful hat. Love the details!

Noreen said...

Now THAT is cute and clever! And thanks for the tip on using the molded paper.

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Such an elegant mad hatter hat! Lovely lovely lovely!

newfiecrafter said...

Fabulous Mad Hatter hat love the buttons down the back .
Marilyn

scrapbignou said...

hello my name is nelly and i'm french, i don't speak english very well.

your hat is so great, very nice
kiss nelly

McStamper said...

This is such a wonderful creation, I am speechless (very unusual). Thanks so much for a terrific idea.

Susan said...

What a great project! The hat is so cute.
Susan

Rachelle said...

What an incredibly clever and inspiring piece of beautiful art!

Paper Fun said...

This is MAD. Very nice work.

Lana said...

What t fun and creative project!!!!! Way cool!!!

Judy said...

Sooooo cute! I love it!! Thanks for sharing all the details on how you made it!

Judy

SuZeQ said...

The hat is darling ... thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon said...

Love your mad hatter's hat. I love the line of pearls. So strikingly beautiful! And I really love the card to invite your guests for tea.

Carol T said...

What a neat hat. I want to go to the tea party upon viewing that. Very creative.

Tricia said...

Fabulous hat! Love the idea!

Rema said...

Love the hat! Too cute.....

busymartha said...

Great project for a party, nice centerpiece too!

Marva said...

Oh your hat is gorgeous!!! What a fabulous idea! you are so creative! I'm going to have to add your blog to my favorites. :D

Kim S, stampergirlsmith@hughes.net said...

This project would be so cute on a tea table. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Fun & very clever!

Bette said...

What a clever and pretty idea!!

Anonymous said...

This is so imaginative project I have seen! So precious! Thanks for the comments about using a die cutting machine! It will help!
Carole Gatza

Pamela said...

Wow! What a great project and so inspired by the Wonderland stamps. You should come out of your creative comfort zone more often (he he). The directions are great too.

2amscrapper said...

what fun!

Yvonne said...

Very cute!

Broni said...

Good gosh, girlfriend, this is the most awesome project! I LOVE how you took the Wonderland idea a step beyond and created an actual hat!! Super, super cool!! I need lessons from you on using metal. It's SO foreign to me!

Leann said...

Ahhh, this is soo cool. I LOVE it! The button detail is awesome!

Leann

Scrapology said...

OMG - it's just beautiful! I made one out of Graphic 45's paper at Halloween last year.

Queen Mary said...

What a fantastic centerpiece for a tea party!

Judy said...

Wow this is different! TFS

pqueenie said...

What a neat idea for a centerpiece.

Naomi said...

What a great project. Really inspiring.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Absolutely adorable! Beautiful paper and love the Mad Hatter card.

Vicki C said...

Oh.. HOW FUN! Had a great time with this blog hop with you eP girls! Hope we can do it again some time soon.

Texas JennyWren said...

Oh the Mad Hatter is amazing!! Great creativity and talent. thanks for sharing.
txjennywren.blogspot.com

dinosaur said...

Very clever! I love it.

Andrene said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

momof5sons said...

Love where your brain goes...thanks for inviting us along for the journey!

sendee said...

Super cute. I can see that as a center piece at a tea party. It would make a wonderful conversation piece. Thanks for sharing your talent.

CuddlyBunny said...

Starla, this is an amazing project!

I love the concept, and your skill at creating it is evident!

Beautiful!

Barbara said...

I just love this!

farmlifewife said...

Hats off to you. This is just too adorable. Who wouldn't love it?! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

What a fun project. Love that hat!

Debbie said...

How fun is this project?! I love it.

nise said...

This hat loving girl just loves your mad hatter hat! The ribbon and the pearls and the roses and the hat pins and the whole bloomin' thing - WOW! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Wonderful!!! This looks like so much fun to make! Thanks

http://debby-paperpearls.blogspot.com/

joy said...

What a wonderful project and you have created so many wonderful details! - Like the roses and that incredible bow!

Vickie Merrick said...

Totally love the Mad Hatter's hat idea. What a wonderful way to showcase the fabulous card you created!

BunnyFreak said...

Love that hat. So clever.

Cheryl Stevenson said...

I love the 3-D thinking - you've got thinking in a whole new direction! Wonderul execution!!

Lin Leonhardt said...

OMG, I love this hat!

Nana Connie said...

I am so impressed with the hat!! Fantastic project. Loving the pearls down the back and the big satin bow! How fabulous! Definitely vintage feeling. Great work. Loving this hop but it's been a very long day so I'll finish it tomorrow. Thanks for all the incredible inspiration!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wowzers! That is gorgeous!! Oh, how I love this!

savyjade said...

I am in love with your hat. You are so creative. For some reason I never can comment on micki's atful expression's blog. My iPad software must be incompatible. I always love doing your blog hops. All of you are so incredibly talented.

Crystal said...

Ahhh,you made a Top Hat for your project..love it!!
You are so creative, i am looking forward to visiting again.
Happy weekend:)

cyclona66 at aol dot com

Cathye said...

Very creative! I love anything Alice in Wonderland! Great job!

Ola said...

This is such a fun and adorable project... I really love the big bow & pearls on the back!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj8 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Perfect!!! You did a beautiful job on your hat Starla... I almost made one last week LOL, your turned out so darn cute... Hugs Linda Duke

Anonymous said...

great , just love it..

pipigirl said...

what a clever idea. it is tooooo cute. really!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! What a creative project - love what you did with those finishing touches!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Wow!!! Love this hat. Great idea to use the pearl metal with cardstock. I though it was brocade material for sure. Very creative.

Tanya said...

EEK! How cute! How clever! I totally love it.

Jolanda said...

wow what a great project - I love it!!

Shelley Williams said...

cute idea. I love Alice in Wonderland

kdeem said...

Fabulous! I wish this hat was one of the prizes!

kristyk said...

How wonderfully creative!

Peggy said...

Adorable hat. Love all the details.
God bless,
PeggyS

{VICKI} said...

Wow!

What a great madhatter hat!

bbourassa said...

WOW! Your hat is so creative. What a great idea. Just love all the detail you put into it. Very cool!!

Anonymous said...

your hat project is just amazing!
thanks for sharing
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Beverly S. said...

What a "mad" project....love it! :) Your "hat" is wonderful...so creative! :)

Sue D said...

Very clever and fun project!

Jen said...

What an awesome hat!!! Thanks for the inpsiration!

candy hill said...

wow starla, way cool project. great work! hugs candy

Linda said...

So gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for shairng your amazing talent.

Angela Weimer said...

What an amazing project. Love the details with the pearls in the back and the great set of instructions you gave. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. Angela

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous project, Starla!

Erika's Cupboard said...

That hat is adorable!!!!!

Cath said...

A great hat.

Cathx

Kathleen said...

Really fun project!

Renee VanEpps said...

Beyond cool! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anna said...

What a really cute idea this is. Just lovely.

~Tammy~ said...

Now this is just fun! Awesome job!

imastampin said...

Oh my goodness, that hat is fantastic! Thanks for all the information. I love it.

BurningRubber said...

What an awsome hat!!! I love the look. It is perfection.

Larissa Heskett said...

W~O~W!!What FABULOUS IDEA!! LOVE the hat!! THANKS for sharing!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!! =)

Athena said...

Ce haut de forme est superbe, quelle imagination, bravo.
Athena.

rush said...

i like to see things that are not cards, and here it is! love those roses, and what an appropriate project for the mad hatter.

Betsy said...

An excellent job on an adorable idea!

Rhonda Z said...

Cute project!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

SO Different!! And so cute too....

Lenny said...

1 word....awesome.

Deborah Mahnken said...

How fun! I love everything about this.

Judi said...

Very interesting and creative.

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Very creative, can see many possibilities for this technique. Thank you for sharing.

Pat K said...

What a unique project! Your hat
is just fabulous!

Gerdie said...

Wow, this project does have the wow-effect........... really amazing. Thanks for the inspiration

Southern Cricut said...

This is an AMAZING PROJECT! I love the use of metal in a project and you did such a beautiful job!

Phyllis said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute hat. It certainly looks complicated, but you did an awesome job.

Pam Young said...

What a fantastic and fun project!! love, love, love it!!

Justy said...

What a cute tophat. I love what you did with it.

Mrs Ham said...

This is a wonderful Mad Hatter's Hat. Beautifully done.

Karen L said...

Oh my goodness....that is SO unique and creative! Who would have thought to use the Creative Scraps on a Mad Hatters hat!?!!

Jan said...

Beautiful artwork, thanks for the ink tips!

NanaBeth said...

This is breathtaking!I cannot wait to try my hand at something similar.And I've been looking for a good adhesive for metal-going to check out Humongous!

Sheila R said...

What a fun, cute project. Thanks for sharing

ida said...

your hat is so creative and unique
thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

This is a unique and beautiful project.
Pat
neihejp@att.net

Sophia said...

I love altered projects, so many ideas are now floating around in my head...thanks!

starqueen said...

Hi Starla,
Can I come to your Tea Party? It will be oh so much fun! Love the Mad Hat...Thanks for sharing your cool "fabric" embossing technique.
I think you CAN do vintage!

Diane said...

What a gorgeous hat...love all the work you put into it....it jsut screams...shabby vintage...love that trim on it, too...yummy!!

Cynde said...

What a perfect ides for a center piece to a tea party. So fun! What a lot of work. Great job.

Nancy said...

Oh my your top hat is totally awesome! You did the mad hatter proud. Love everything.

SHartl said...

Wow, I'm speechless! This project is incredible...so creative!

Theresa said...

What a great project. Love the Mad Hatter...awesome work!!! How creative!!!

Barbi said...

Cute. Love the detail and the colors you used on the Mad Hatter.

Carey said...

Lots of love and work went into this project and it shows - thanks for sharing!

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

SOOOO COOL... OMG. This is just so awesome =) Totally love it =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a darling idea. I love your Mad Hatter Hat for the tea party. I just thing it's time for a spring tea and we should invite him. It's so charming.

Romaine said...

Your hat turned out fantastic! I love the embossing and the pearl detail on it!

kathlee said...

How cute is that! So creative. Beautiful job. TFS
Kathie
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Babs said...

Great project Love the mad hatter

Kristin M. said...

OMG, that hat is adorable!

Kristin

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a too CUTE idea...! And the detales are perfect too!

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} said...

Love--- that oh so cute hat!

DWD said...

Nice Hat!!!

Sabine said...

It is so class ! Congratulations.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a fun project - love the color you chose for your hat! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Tamara DeCoito said...

Very Nice or creative

Sheri said...

Super clever and adorable! Very creative!

Candy said...

Very creative project!

Keri said...

Wow, what a clever and lovely idea to complement the stamped image!!!

April said...

Fantastic project! You did a great job! Love this!

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