Sunday, January 24, 2016

Life is like a new hat

The weekly chalenge at The Craft Barn is hat(s).
My initial thought was the mad hatter, after some research on the net I ended up  with steampunk and found a digital image that I colored using my Derwent pencils.
The color scheme fitted with a background I already had in my journal

1: the page had a green clean up from a stencil; I colored the page with neo II crayons and used a babywipe to blend them.
2: brayered a lightly coat of white acrylic paint
3: added some stamping (which totally failed, but it gives texture)
4: another coat of white acrylic paint brayered on top
Lastly I stamped a background stamp from kaisercraft with a net structure.

The other elements on the page are:
metal foil embossed with a clock embossing folder,
the steampunk angel which was stamped and embossed,
the quote 
Life is like a new hat
You don't know if it suits you
if you keep trying it on in front of your own mirror.
typed on my typewriter and colored with DI.
and some metal embellishments.


  1. What a wonderful hat! A super piece x

  2. Wow, love this! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge.
    Jane x

  3. A great background for your image and every ties together perfectly to make a fab page in your journal.

  4. Oops, should have read "every thing ties together"

  5. Love your page - love everything about it.
    Hugs, Neet xx