Monday, May 14, 2012

CKC Vintage Hat Challenge

Well, isn't it funny how inspiration can strike and stymie you at the same time? As soon as I heard about the vintage hat challenge I thought of this hat worn each year for our Old Fashioned Sunday services,

 which made me think of my grandma and her love of "lavender" (really any shade of purple.) I knew I had some netting that reminded me of those veils on old hats. On my desk were these green buttons, and then I happened upon the purple flowers - done deal!

Then a reality check: none of this was in my kit! I couldn't seem to get a new vision for the challenge & my spirits fell. I would have to pass on this one...

Today I realized I needed to start from square one - my kit. I wanted to stay with the green/purple combo, but settled on a pale pink polka dot which was meant to mimic the dotted veiling. Okay - this was good! I was actually counterfeiting my original idea in a very creative way..

I was already inspired by the May sketch:

It struck me that I have a lot of blingie items in my kit that would be great for that swath of sparkling goodness so I dove in again. I was liking this more & more! Now to find a photo - I found this one of my "vintage friend" et voila! (this IS the French Connection kit, after all, lol) The title.

Now to work the magic...

I decided to work on counterfeiting some Heidi Swapp disco hearts. 
I covered some white cardstock with double-sided tape.
I punched out some heart shapes and covered them with sequins.

Added some glitter

 I think I like mine better than Heidi's! I added some Glossy Accents to be sure nothing would come loose.

 Decided I needed a little more vintage, so I fussy cut an image from one of my Smash journaling cards.


"Separated by years & miles, reunited with tears & smiles - June 1994"


  1. Love this layout. I can see how the vintage hats inspired you, and yet you took it right out of the box!

  2. wonderful how a layout can come together and love your hearts great take on the 'vintage' too.

  3. I love your thought process on this! And the title is absolutely adorable!!!

  4. Here layout is gorgeous but really, the process is the winner here. You are a true Counterfeiter!!!


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