Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Red Hat Lady

Red Hat Lady - It is time for another Creative Card Crew Challenge. This week we are making handmade flowers and we are sponsored by the fabulous Robyn's Fetish. You can win 5 delightful digi's.
I belonged to the Red Hat Society while we lived in Maryland. I made some wonderful friends and we had so much fun. We did a few teas and often had lunch together, but mostly we laughed together. In our outlandish clothes it was all about the fun!!!!!

You can only wear a pink hat and lavender clothes until you turn 50. This is us before my reduation. I am in the center with the pink feathers in my hat.
For my card I used K & Company Red Hat designer paper. I made faux stitching with my red Spica pen on the striped DP. My ribbon is from Michael's and of course, we Red Hatter's like our bling!

My image is Violet Red Hat Gal by Robyn's Fetish. She would also be fun to color as a vintage image in browns. She was colored with Copics and I give her ties some sparkle with my Stardust Sakura pen.
For my flowers, I have to thank my good friend, Milly's 3 year old granddaughter. Thank you Aria!!!!

Aria was painting and she started dipping her brush in the paint and flaring the brush on the paper. Milly noticed it and upon looking closely, she thought they looked like petals with the veins. So Milly imitated Aria and made a bunch of petal.

These photos do not do justice to the flowers IRL they are gorgeous.

These are finished flowers, but my lighting is way off. I took many photos, but nothing really showed as beautiful as they are.

Flower Tutorial - You can use just about any point that you want, I use Crayola children's washable paint. The cheap plastic brushes worked best, as it leaves the bristle marks that look like veins.

You start by laying the paint so that they touch each other on your palette. Then you dip your brush in both colors at once.

Then you press down on the paper and twist the brush, flaring the bristles.
This is my petals in the drying stage.

After they were dry, I cut them out and rolled with with an embossing tool to give them some shape.
I changed colors of paint for this portion of the tutorial.

I punched out a small circle and started gluing them to the circle.

This is what it looks like with the second layer of petals. Just keep going until you have what you like. I used a gemstone for my centers, but you could use lots of things, such as a button or a Prima flower.
Show us your handmade flowers and join us at Creative Card Crew.

The Pink Elephant #112 stitching
Paper Play Time #53 anything goes
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge # 58 sketch


  1. I love your card Mari, those flowers are divine, xx Jan

  2. WOW! Love the card and your fun picture! The flowers are BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on making them!
    and for joining us this week over at Paper Playtime :)

  3. Goodness Mari you certainly put some superb effort into those flowers and they look amazing! Love the picture of you in the fancy hats too! Your colouring is just superb on your image too hugs rebekah xx

  4. Wow!! Looks like you had a awesome time with those ladies. Fun Picture!! Love your card and those flowers are beautiful!

  5. Oooh Mari!! Those flowers are way above and beyond the call of duty!! They are amazing and certainly a labour of love. Stunning! They match the image to perfection! Love the way you turned the sketch too! Great idea!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Peachy Keen. Good luck! x

  6. Fabulous card Mari!! Love the flowers!! This reminds me of my Grandma when she was a Red Hat. Thank you for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

  7. Great project, and I loved the girls' photo!:) Janis Paper Playtime DTM

  8. WOW!! Those flowers are beautiful! So much work and love went into making those! It looks like you girls had a lot of fun together! Thanks for joining the PK challenge and good luck!

  9. Love your Red Hat Lady card! Pretty flowers! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I need to pull out some paints! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Playtime!
    I am a Red Hat Lady--love it! Our group has so much fun! Just became afollower--would love for you to visit my blog!

  10. Very cute! nice image and colors, nice flower tutorial. TFS with us at Paper Playtime.
    Zulma DT