Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mrs Gimble's Hat Sale

Well its been a surprising few days. I was an avid fan of a challenge blog "Just for Fun" which has just closed and along with Chrissie, Florence and Janet (we all missed the JFF blog it had such a friendliness about it) another blog has emerged
 "Out of the Hat Creations" the name because Chrissie (well her Vic really) will pull a weekly challenge out of the hat. Chrissie has worked hard getting the blog up and running with a bit of support for theme ideas from everyone else. I am sure you will be welcome to join in if you would like to.
This week we have had a test challenge "Hat" I chose to do a stitched mixed media hanging piece. The background piece is a used tumble dry sheet sponged with blue paint and spayed with cosmic shimmer, I then layered with muslin, lace and scraps of text fabric and dotty fabric. It has all been machine stitched together overlayed with the wooden torso and topped with an image of a lovely lady in a magnificent hat. The little hats are from a CI stamp set and stamped onto a spare piece of the used tumble dry sheet. to finish beading along the bottom and 2 blue bows. Thanks for stopping by my blog and do drop by  Out of the Hat Creations  Hugs All Sandra XXX


craftattack said...

Very pretty piece! Valerie

Neet said...

Congratulations on your new blog. So sorry you missed JFF, it was a shame it closed down. But you know what they say - one door closes ... - now you and three friends have got together and doing your own thing. Good luck with it and just enjoy - you deserve to.
Hugs, Neet xx

Von said...

A fabulous creations Sandra :) Sounds like this is going to be a fun challenge
Von x♥x

Janet said...

Fabulous materials you have used
Sandra,love it
Janet x

chrissie said...

That is just amazing. There is so much to see and think about. A great first entry for sure

Love Chrissie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra. Fabulous mixed media project. Lots of lovely inspiring detail. Really like your idea of using the dryer sheet. Dried wet wipes are also a good alternative.
Regards Florence xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fantastic hanging Sandra you know I'm a sucker for layers and texture so this is just the sort of thing I love. That you 4 have gone and done this for yourselves is terrific, have a great time with it XOXO Zoe

craftattack said...

Lovely creation! Hugs, Valerie

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love this and great news about a new challenge blog! Thank you for visiting my blog too x