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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  1. absolutely stunning kay - this is amazing xx

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

  3. Wow this is brilliant xx Jan

  4. It certainly does work, its fabulous

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  11. Totally awesome creation Kay :) love it xx

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

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

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

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

    TTCRD Design Team

  17. Fabulous project! So creative.

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

  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

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

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

  20. Very nice project. The style is beautiful.