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Love That Hat

Don’t you just love when that happens, gaily stitching along without a care in the world and then it happens … yikes … no more cotton on the bobbin!!! To make matters worse I had no more cream cotton to wind onto the bobbin. As luck would have it because I had cut the material out with an ornate frame die I decided not to carry on with the rest of the stitching because it looked OK!!! See what you think.

When I was younger I used to love wearing hats so when I saw this stamp I just had to have it, you can buy it HERE. Stamped her onto material because I wanted a delicate look about her.
The chipboard buckle and flower were painted with acrylic paint then triple embossed. On the second layer of embossing I added an iridescent mica powder. For the last heated layer I inked up a crackle stamp with Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink then stamped into the molten powder. The Spellbinders frame was cut from … wait for it … yep the ole cereal boxes … painted with acrylic paint, added a layer of crackle glaze then added a different colour acrylic paint.


5 Responses to “Love That Hat”

  1. irene chillman says:

    Only being half stitched looks great, love the buckle and the crackle always finishes a piece off nicely.
    Irene xx

  2. Gorgeous artwork Shirl

    greetings, Alie 🙂

  3. Avril B says:

    Love the hat and the ‘happy accident’.
    Avril xx

  4. Sue The Iron says:

    This is fabulous Shirl, I love your crackling. I hadn’t noticed the stitching till you mentioned it – it’ because you’re an artist dahling lol x

  5. That’s rocks, your card looks wonderful. Love the cracked background.

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