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.
Not cool, not cool at all.
She secretly likes them. That is what I am telling myself as I crochet her Easter hat...
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.