Monday, July 25

Love Life and Live ~ Steampunk Top Hat & Stand

It's MONDAY!!! which means, we have a new theme set at...


and this week is Anything Goes!!!


WOW my final project as member of this Awesome Team sniff sniff.
I was inspired by these Steampunk Debutante papers.


I had the idea to create a steampunk inspired top hat, using grungepaper, texture fade, cafe perfect pearls (fabulous match to the papers) and gears. The top and brim are cut using ovals nestabilities, and I simply pleated the hat into shape! I can see me making a whole lot more of these.


This is the back of the hat, wish I'd have thought to put the eyelets in before I constructed the hat ROTFL!!! but still, managed and threaded some copper coloured elastic through.


I even lined the inside with fun flock, I mixed a few colours together to get this shade!


The Small easel is the base for the hat stand adhered to a large fragment, adorned with Art Parts and memo pin embellishments, one dangly using Steampunk gears stamp.


I cut flowers from Tattered florals and 3D flowers using grungepaper and the colours were matched using distress inks. So check out the goodies at...
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And then why not pop round to the rest of the team's stunning projects!!!
THE director ~ Linda Elbourne
Candy Colwell ~ Dan ~
Kim Costello <~ You're already here
Sarah Engels-Greer ~ Terry Wietsma-Girbes.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a beautifully creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

14 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh my now this is just absolutely fabulous. What an awesome project. i love all the elements on it. Good one.
mwah
trace

Wax Beach Artist said...

Kim, this is so unique and so totally cool! I am so blown away by this. The hat is amazing and I laughed thinking of you putting in the eyelets after the hat was constructed but you were determined and they are perfect. All of that and then the inside too! The hat and it's beautifully done stand is a magnificent sculpture. Simply gorgeous!

kath said...

wow kim..my jaw is hitting the floor...this is just so fabulous...you are sure going out with a bang...big hugs kath xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow what an amazing piece of creativity, love love the hat. You will be missed. Tracy x

StampDancer said...

WOW! I am just speechless with awe! this is a fabulous project!

Netty said...

Another wow from me Kim, this is totally fabulous, x

Lori said...

Kim, this is absolutely my most fave project you've done! Totally outdid yourself on this one! Love, love, love that hat, the detail is just outstanding! You'll be sorely missed on the design team!

LaceTopDesigns said...

wow! That is just totally stunning! Im not sure what else I can say! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

This is outstanding! I love the eyelets up the back and the flowers and gears on the base... plus the hat itself is just totally gorgeous. Great piece!

Trish said...

This is such an awesome piece! Stunning!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Kim, what a finale piece of art to leave us with .. Wow ... love love love this project, the hat is so very cool, love the detailing such as the eyelets etc and all the colours are amazing. x

LynneForsythe said...

There are NO WORDS good enough to say about your parting creation!! You shall be greatly missed...and this is not goodbye just...till we meet again!!

Annette said...

Wow Kim this is so amazing i love it so much. I will be having a go sometime to try and do something similar and if its ok with you i'd like to put a picture of it in my smash book for inspiration?
Amazing Sandra x

Angelica said...

Stunning!!!!

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