Monday, May 6, 2019

Hats, Hoots and Java

The new challenge at Double D's is named "Kentucky Derby Hat." I found a wonderful digi in my collection from Create with TLC. It's a freebie and you can find it HERE. I printed the image onto white cardstock and added a little color on her face, cheeks, lips and hat with Spectrum Noir markers. I then used a fine-line black Sharpie to add dark curly hair around her face and a white gel pen to add highlights on her eyes, lips and lacy color. To add some color and texture, plus some realism, I cut a few slits into the hat brim and lacy collar, then pulled a few scraps of tulle through them, fluffing it gently and taping it down on the backside. A small pink bow and ribbon tucked in among the loops of tulle. Found a pretty square doily in my stash [is actually a piece of a plastic tablecloth that I bought at a hardware store a few years ago. Yes… you read that correctly. A hardware store.] Discovered that double-stick doesn't stick to plastic doily squares, so ended up stapling the image to the doily squares with a few colored staples.  The sentiment on the front of the card is a freebie from Desert Diva. You can find it HERE. The inside sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "True Beauty." I'm entering this card into several other challenges including If You Give a Crafter a Cookie since the card contains pretty pink and some lacy edging. 
 
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Kentucky Derby Hat [photo]                  
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #116 (Hearts, Tulips, Daisies  Photo)      
Cute As A Button-#44 Anything Goes [girls, girls, girls]          

I love this sweet owl image and matching digi that are both freebies from PaperSmooches. You can find them HERE. I colored the little hoot with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen, then posed him inside of a Peekaboo Frame fold, sometimes called a Origami Shadow Box. I found a great tutorial for making this super simple fold HERE. 
Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #384-#385 Anything Goes                    
Cute Card Thursday- #580 Anything Goes                                                        
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #26                                                                    

The cute cup image is a digi from Verve Stamps that I purchased during the 2017 Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop. And Verve the sentiment is from a Crafting Desert Diva set named Coffee Hero. I used lots of scraps of patterned paper, plus a bit of vellum to make the swirls of steam.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May 
Pixie's Snippets-Week #351                                                                                            



23 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards and I really like the colors and layers on your coffee designed one. What a great cup you pieced.

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  2. Coffee always saves the day (wink)
    Love all your cards.

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  3. I love the design and the papers you used on your pretty coffee card!

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  4. Fabulous designs, Kathy. You are so super creative. Love the romantic feel of that first card. Really lovely!
    Karen L

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  5. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  6. All are so gorgeous, especially the coffee one!

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  7. All three cards are wonderfully designed. Love the tulle on the hat.
    The owl card is a perfect masculine card and the coffee card is so
    pretty with the lovely papers you used.

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  8. Lovely cards! Adding the tulle to the hat was a a terrific touch! Thank you for joining the Cute as a Button challenge #44.

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  9. Totally brilliant what you have created with this hat image. I love how you have added and pulled through the tulle on the hat. I have a hat image very similar to this but by a different company. Red Reuge
    I think. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Oh, I love, love, LOVE that vintage-y image. It could walk right out of a Dickens novel. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Off to the Races Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!



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  11. Oh WOW ... what an awesome creation for our theme! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kentucky Derby Inspiration’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  12. What a lovely set of creations! I just adore that owl and your wonderful frame design with him! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

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  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  15. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

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  16. Supers cards Kathy - and I do so love your snippets one! How clever to die cut the swirl of steam as you did, it works so well!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  17. Wonderful cards, Cheers on the coffee card!

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  18. Adorable!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  19. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

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  20. Love your owl and how he pops out of the page.

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    Helen x

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