Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Double D Challenge - Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration


You are going to have to really think about this challenge.  I am just going to repeat what the challenge says.  There are so many choices.
Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration
Be inspired by what you see on these hats,
maybe it's the colors, flowers even the horse...
look closely there is plenty...
does NOT have to be a hat!



The Prize

I hope that you see a hat here!  That was what I was going for and I think I did it.  You can do it too, but if not, I will be amazed at what you do.  Note:  I went to the Kentucky Derby once a long time ago and didn't even see a horse.  We were sitting in the crowded infield and I could not get close enough to the track to see them.  I just saw a cloud of dust!  So there you go, more inspiration for you.

Here is how I made this effect.  I cut two circles, one smaller and the other.  Put them in an embossing folder that looked like the inspiration picture. I sponged the edges with gray for the shading.  Then I stamped and watercolored the flowers and placed them on the hat.  The stamp is Altenew Peony Bouquet. 
I would love to see what you all do with this one, enter at Double D Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are motivated to join in the fun. 



16 comments:

  1. Barbara this is wonderful! I love how your creative mind works. That is one gorgeous hat. The embossing really makes it special and those flowers are beautiful. I've never been to the Derby, but it looks like a fun thing to do.

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  2. Oh Barbara I absolutely LOVE your hat and it looks so lacy and beautiful, in fact I want one to wear!!! You are so creative with this. I had a hard time too but not in creating but in choosing what to use LOL...you rocked it my friend!!

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  3. I do see a hat and then my next thought as I slapped my forehead was, Why Didn't I Think Of That?!?! This is so clever and so creative and just all over beautiful! It makes for a beautiful Derby hat, but I think I had one similar growing up and wore it for Easter....I recognize the texture lol This is outstanding! The peony is magnificent.....this card and beautiful matching envelope IS off to the races....winner by a nose....er hat! LOVE!!!

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  4. Barbara, this is so creative! I love your hat design and the embossing looks amazing. Reminds me of the netting that used to be on women's hats. Your matching envelopes are always a beautiful sight too.

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  5. Oh Barb this is just BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE how you did the envelope flap! OMG! NOW I see the hat ... you are SO CLEVER! I love this! Well done my friend ... VERY creative and gorgeous!

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  6. The first time I saw this card I was gobsmacked at your creativity. Don't have a hat well I well just make one. I looks just like the picture.Love this!!!!

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  7. I love how you made the big hat to put all those pretty flowers on. I have no hat but I do have flowers I can work with so I might go that route. Your card is gorgeous! So very elegant looking.

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  8. Wow, very creative in making your hat. Love it with the beautiful flowers and great colors. Fabulous card.

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  9. Barbara, love your Derby hat!!! Over the top creative on this one. The flowers are beautifully colored and placed and your embossing folder really did add another eye candy dimension to the hat as well as your envelope. Gorgeous!!!

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  10. Such a clever one you are! I saw the hat right away! This is stunning and so creative! I chuckled out loud at your cloud of dust! LOL So much talent!!!

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  11. You certainly did it, all right. First thing I thought was how stinkin' CLEVER!!!! This is just fabulous, and your flowers are fabulous too. Great take on the challenge, and I love that you did the envelope as well. I always forget to do that. This is just beautiful!!!

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  12. Pure genius and totally real-looking. Bravo! xoxo

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  13. Gorgeous card....great inspirational design, hugs, Lori m

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  14. What a gorgeous card Barbara. So much dimension with the embossing and inking. I love those pretty flowers too.

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  15. Oh how clever to use the circles to mimic a hat and the embossing folder to be carried out on the card and the envelope! Great take on the inspiration of the hats! So beautiful as well!
    Beverly Jordan
    jordanbev5 at yahoo.com

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  16. Barb, I'm CASEing this amazing card. Love how you made the hat with embossed circles. I would love to know who makes that Hello die? I've been looking for one and really like this version. Thanks.

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