Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chaircat Mao's Holiday Hats

For whatever reason, I have chosen to crochet hats for my less-than-amused cat, Chaircat Mao. I'd like to say it is because she is a stellar model and is proud of her keen fashion sense, but no. Mostly it is because I like to crochet absurd stuff and put it on my cat's head. So far, there is a chapeau for Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, and Saint Patrick's. That cat is a trooper, for sure.

Uh, no.


Not cool, not cool at all.


She secretly likes them. That is what I am telling myself as I crochet her Easter hat...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mysterious Masquerade Altered Tin

I've been on a tin kick lately and so made another one, this time with a Venetian masquerade theme. The oh-so-gorgeous G45 Midnight Masquerade papers complemented the two saucy women I chose for the tin. In addition to the Masquerade paper pads, Alpha Stamps carries a very cool Quatrefoil Texture Sheet and a chipboard Fleur Border, both of which worked well with what I was going for.

The Quatrefoil Texture Sheet was trimmed and sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray in Witch's Potion Purple- that shimmer!- and then the quatrefoil shapes were painted with Liquid Pearls in Ancient Gold. I also spritzed the frame at the bottom with the purple, as well as the Fleur Border using Glory of the Seas Gold in the Mermaid Set of Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray because that stuff is fantastic and shiny and all things good. The perimeter of the tin is rimmed in gold seed beads with red micro bead centers. I can't help but think of olives.

The top of the tin has a pile of luscious paper gardenias and the whole thing was glued to an old mini tart tin. The image on the back came from the Midnight Masquerade 8x8 pad and to finish it off I glued a Brass Mask with Scalloped Edge to the bottom.

Happy March to you!

Supply List:

Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad
Midnight Masquerade Savor the Magic Scrapbook Paper
Midnight Masquerade Romantic Rendezvous Scrapbook Paper
Midnight Masquerade Moonlight Mystery Scrapbook Paper
6x6 Quatrefoil Texture Sheet
Fleur Border
Brass Mask with Scalloped Edge
Gardenias- Mixed Cream Lavender Purple
Mini Rose Buds- Turquoise Variegated
Blank Altoid Tin
Fairy Tale Frames Insert
Art Deco Party #2 Collage Sheet
The Secret Collage Sheet
Christmas Red Stickles
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray- Haunted Halloween Set (awesome)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray Mermaid Seashells Set (equally awesome)
Liquid Pearls- Ancient Gold
Micro Beads Red Pearl
5mm Clear Iridescent Star Sequins