Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Hat Lady

After a fabby day at Wendys Stamp Attic in Wantage yesterday, having a gloriously inky time with the lovely Hels who is a fantastic teacher, plus Val, Brenda, Sue and Annette,I couldn't wait to get out pretty much all of my Distress Inks, plus try out my new Studio 490 Stamps.


I had been thinking about this weeks CCC and thought a few chipped enamel flowers would be just the biz on Gertrudes hat. Actually I got a bit carried away making flowers and now have a little box with about 10 more in, but I'm sure I'll find a use for them. Anyway here is my entry for this weeks challenge. Plus I think I've got enough layers here to enter the Simon Says challenge.
Here is my handsome boy Ding Ding (short for Schroedinger) giving me a helping paw with some leaves! I had a bit of trouble knowing how long to heat the Distress Embossing Powder for, I just can't really tell when it's ready, so it was all a bit hit and miss, but looks distressed anyway.


Can't wait now for my next inky playday on September the 11th, a Studio 490 Disc-O!

19 comments:

Minxy said...

Wicked tag, love all the flowers.. and boy is your kitty so so cute :)
p.s isn't Hels a blast {but dont tell her i said that, wouldn't want her getting a big head lol}

Julie Forest said...

Sue, this is awesome!!! I love Gert's big hat of flowers!! Very cool! And Mr. Schroedinger is one handsome kitty! What beautiful blue eyes!! :)

Brenda Brown said...

Amazing tag Sue, you have come back inspired and ready to go. Love the flowers and your gorgeous purdy cat. Great day, I enjoyed and excellent company.
Take care.
B xxx

donna said...

Your tag is SO cool and so is your kitty. I love all your flowers.

MarleneMAZ said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love all the flowers, you definitely have Wendy Vechhi's flowers down!
Hey where in Wiltshire are you ? I lived in
Swindon for 5 years.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a piece of art. Love the floral/foilage 'hat'!

Wendy said...

Hi Sue, thanks for coming yesterday, it was really nice to see you all and Hels is just wonderful isn't she. Wish I could have joined in though, maybe next time. See you soon.

CuddlyBunny said...

Fantastic! Your mix of metal and stamped flowers is outstanding!

I can see why you have some extras!

Shawn Caro said...

Wonderful piece! I love your design. Give Ding Ding a huge squeeze for me( I love kitties)!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Susie, I love this! Your chipped enamel flowers are absolute PERFECTION, and I love the Wendy stamp and the gorgeous design you created around it.

What a great class, too! I bet you had a wonderful time, and I'm sure you'll be inspired for a long time.

Ding Ding is a beautiful boy! What amazing eyes! My girl kitty, Stella, is here on the sofa looking at his photo with the most adoring expression. I think she has a crush!

Rhonda said...

This tag is fabulous! Love the hat and all the great flowers - cheers!

Val said...

Just gorgeous. I would love to know what the face stamp is.

Hugs
Valxx

Nan said...

Love the way you used this stamp...she is perfect with a hat of flowers! Your cat is too gorgeous ! :) Nan

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous tag, and what a stunning little puss cat helping you with your tag.

Marilyn

craftytrog said...

How fabulous! Love Gertrude's sunday best hat! Lots of wonderful arty inkyness on your blog, & your kitty is beautiful!
Alison x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

The flowers and foliage look amazing!!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

LynneForsythe said...

whoo hooo CONGRATS on your win!!! Wonderful Tag!!

Sue said...

Well done to you too :o) I've just bought my first set of Wendy Vecchi stamps and I love them, I can see them becoming favourites. Your mog is beautiful by the way x

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Congratulations on top three. Beautiful tag. :-)