Today I committed to get in the craft studio and get some stuff done that I had on the board before I allow Pinterest to over inspire me and I end up with twenty projects piled up half done!
Before I get into the details of how and why, I want to note that you may be seeing an” up in my game” with my photography. My fellow design team member over at FCCB and newly found blog buddy, Holly, from Ribbons and Glue has been such a wonderful cheerleader and inspiration. One of the things that I have really noted about her blog is her photography. Granted her projects could be posed atop a trash can and no one would ever notice. However, her attention to detail, lighting and props really adds additional WOW factor. So if you see that some of my newbie staging looks somewhat familiar, yes I am gleaning from the MASTER and will settle in my own style soon enough.
Now on to the project! This is a little hat I picked up at Michael’s a few months ago with my sweet neighbor in mind. I wanted to make her a Halloween goody for her home. Yes, I know that a few months ago would mean August, but Halloween comes out before the Fourth of July fireworks cool down.
I painted the hat with black craft paint (about three coats). As the third coat was drying I dusted the whole hat with black glitter. It added some pops of bling! Then I used some mini orange feather boa around the brim. Note: this stuff gets everywhere! It is way worse than glitter!
Then with Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge I cut out 3 scalloped flowers at 5,6,7 inches and made the flowers (first time ever making these flowers and I have the hot glue burns to prove that!). I used buttons for the flower buttons. I the made the little sentiment sign using My Pink Stamper’s Spooky Puns stamp set, Story Book Cricut Cartrige cut at 1.5,1.75 and 2 inches and embossed with Cuttlebug’s Musical Flourish. Attaching to a cut down skewer.
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