A friend of mine, who is a member of the Red Hats here in this area, asked me to make her a Red Hat birthday card to send to another Red Hat lady. So here is the result. I actually made this card twice, well nearly anyway. Three quarters of the way through the first one, I decided it wasn't right and it went in the bin. I salvaged a few bits, the image and the two nesties and used them for the second effort of which I'm quite proud.
Now for details...the image is a digi by Priscilla Heaton which fitted the bill perfectly. If you would like the link please email me. I then coloured it with copics..I still need a lot of practice in this area. I cut a mask and then air brushed, yes that's right, air brushed the background with my copics to take away the starkness of the white background. I paper pieced the mannequin's head and very slightly moulded the hat and 3d'd it onto the base image to give it a touch of dimension. I think I managed to get it just right. The flower and feathers finished off the hat. I was really pleased to find the exact colour feathers in my stash. The sketch is based very loosely on a Mojo Monday one...185. To add a bit more texture I embossed the purple panel and also added the white lace. A greeting and silk ribbon finished it off. I hope my friend likes it.
Enjoy this very sunny hot Tuesday everyone.