Sunday, 13 April 2014


hi guys!
i have had so much fun making this dt inspiration project for the 
the theme is 
Anything goes Easter
well i went for a Steam punk Easter Bonnet!!
i know i know my mind is a little twisted lol, but i think it kinda works lol


i made the top hat and covered it in some green pattern paper. the hat measured 3.5'' tall and about 5'' across the base.
next i decided to make some steam punk goggles to put on it so first step was to determine their size of the goggle  , then i rolled some cardboard int a tube to the right size and glued. then i cut this tube in half creating the side shape of the goggles as i went, then i cit 2 circles of card slightly larger than the tube, cut the centre out same size as tube for lens and snipping all around the edge i attached to the top of the tube,to cover the join and get the metal frame look i added a strip of card to rim them, once all this was dry i covered it all in tin foil and painted to give the metal effect .
using the faux leather technique i made a nose strap and some side straps, the lenses are cut from acetate and coloured with spectrum noir pens.
then i used tiny flat back pearls as rivets to decorate, and finished with a buckle at the back.
so putting the goggles aside, i set to decorating the hat, and boy did i decorate lol, loads of lace and flowers and pearl stems etc, i made all of the flowers except the yellow roses which where white and i coloured with spectrum's and then dry brushed the copper colour over the petal edges, i cut some cogs and painted to look metal, and stuck them randomly over the hat, the net was added and then the goggles to finish it all off.


i quite like it, and have to admit i do love making these little hats!
but what do you think?

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23 comments:

  1. absolutely stunning kay - this is amazing xx

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  2. That is absolutely stunning Kay, you are a very clever lady.
    Hugs Janet xxx

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  3. Wow this is brilliant xx Jan

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  4. It certainly does work, its fabulous

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  5. Oh wow hun this is amazing !!! x

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  6. OMG this is amazing! I love it! Fabulous embellishments and it sure does work!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Wowie, Love this hat and even more so love the steampunk goggles, I really do need to give the faux leather technique a try. Hugs xx

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  8. A fabulous Easter bonnet Kay, I love every wonderful detail x

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  9. Your Steampunk Easter Bonnet is soooo brilliant, Kay! LOVE it!
    Claudia xx

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  10. You've been having fun with this creation. A quirky and great project.

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  11. Totally awesome creation Kay :) love it xx

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  12. Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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  13. This is a definite wow! You certainly put a lot of effort into this fantastic Easter bonnet! Those goggles look so real. So happy you shared it with us at Tuesday Throwdown. Fantastic creativity!
    Debi DT TT

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  14. WOW!!! What a hat!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Anything Goes' Linky Party at PDE!!!!
    DT-Pause Dream Enjoy

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  15. Such a great link up! Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Jackie dt @ Pause Dream Enjoy

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  16. Just beautiful! I love all of the pretty lace and flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie
    TTCRD Design Team

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  17. Fabulous project! So creative.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  18. Stunning, Kay! Fabulous details. I'm so glad you chose to play in our "VIntage/Shabby Chic" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week for our next challenge and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  19. Gorgeous creation Kay :-) the whole design of this is fabulous ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  20. Very nice project. The style is beautiful.

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