Monday, June 29, 2009

Something Different

I haven't done much with ink and paper recently but that doesn't mean I haven't been creative. So thought I would share the pictures of my latest creation.
The base hat is just a plain and simple man's Bowler. It had satin ribbon around the brim and I added some small black braid trim over top of that to give it more depth and texture. I used some soft tulle netting in black (to cover the plain black hat band and the yellowish feathers that were stuck into it) with the ends left longer to trail off the back. I added black silk flowers with glittered edges and black feathers with shine and some soft fluffy black ones. To take away some of the somber effect of the all black I added some small blue silk roses & buds along with the long blue and black feathers which have a bit of a greenish shine to them.
I created this hat as part of my costume for my summer hobby of Cowboy Action Shooting which I share with my hubby. Now lets hope it doesn't rain this next weekend so I get to wear it rather than a rain hat.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It seems I don't manage to get any art done other than the weekly ATC for TGIF at one of my yahoo groups. This weeks is for the theme Monochromatic.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Another TGIF Artist Trading Card for Altered Designs group. This weeks theme is masculine.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


This weeks TGIF theme at Altered Designs was black and white. The red you see in this is not part of the ATC, I use the red paper instead of the white of my scanner lid.


This is my ATC for TGIF last week at Altered Designs. The theme was to use a page from the phonebook. I used from the yellow pages and altered a Hair Salon listing.