Tuesday, September 8, 2015

3D Mourners Hat and Guest Diva

Good Morning Crafty Friends, I am so happy to have been asked to be a
Die Cuttin' Divas "Special Guest Diva"
Woot Woot... I feel so Honored and so excited!
So I wanted to create something really cool and had put this off since last year and decided it would be perfect for this fun 3D Challenge!!!
The svg cutting file is from SVG Attic and can be found here - JGW Raven Quest
There are a few other cool patterns in this file set that accompany the hat file.

I cut the Hat Pieces out of a thin chipboard with my deep cut blade on my Cricut.  I used this tutorial to assemble - http://needlesnknowledge.blogspot.com/2014/10/mourners-decorated-top-hat-assembly.html and found that it went together very easily. 

I then painted my hat Black with just plain Black Americana Acrylic paint.  after I let it dry I took a light green ink pad and smudged smears all over the hat to age and distress it.  I added two buttons to the fancy piece instead of using the circle cut pieces from the file.  I didn't have the color of buttons I wanted to use so I just took 2 white ones and used my purple sharpie marker to color them and get the color I wanted :)  I then added them to fancy piece on hat with foam tape.

I then took some black wire edged ribbon I bought at Costco several years ago and folded it in half and wrapped around the hat. then attached with hot glue for the hat band.  I also created a bow tie looking bow out of same ribbon and attached to hat band.  I die cut some swirls out of purple cardstock and glued those to the hat and added several pretty light purple sequins to those.  I added to real feather's that matched the purple buttons.  I then cut the rolled flower (included in this kit) out of a slightly lighter purple cardstock.  after rolling for assembly, I curved and tattered the petals and added a pretty white glittery dome shape to the center of the flower.  I then cut the skull head once out of the thin chipboard and once out of glow in the dark white vinyl.  I had some scraps leftover from a previous project I worked on recently... I love the added touch it gave!  I hot glued the skull head to the rolled flower and voila... all done.
I am very happy how well this project turned out and have to say I was a bit intimidated by it and now realize it was a piece of cake.  Great file... Thanks SVG Attic.
I will be entering this project in these fun Challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party
Thank for stopping by to view my latest project.  Please leave a comment ... I love to read each and every one :)  Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Tammy said...

looks awesome Eva

Beth F. said...

This is absolutely FANTASTIC! What an amazing job you did on this. I love the contrast of the white and purple against the black. Thank you for sharing your project on SVG Attic's Facebook page! Did you know that they are having a Guest DT call right now? http://svgattic.blogspot.com/2015/09/svg-attic-guest-design-team-call.html
Beth, SVG Attic I-Team

MaryEllen said...

Awesome !!! love all of your creations you are so talented

Sherrie K. said...

What a GREAT project! I love all the fun details:) Congrats on your GD spot at Die Cuttin Diva's!
Sherrie K

Scrapper69 said...

This is so COOL! I downloaded this hat from Silhouette and haven't tried it yet!!!! Yours looks awesome!! :) Have a great Day!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Jodi G. Warner said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I would love to have you give me details about the painting of chipboard or card stock. My experience with liquid paint on paper makes me only see curling. But since your hat looks so wonderful, I'd like to know more about your success. Please email me and let me know any trick and tips you may have. For instance: 1) do you press/weigh the pieces once they have dried halfway; 2) have you ever tried a crackle coat? 3) regular bristle brush or foam brush for application.

Gerda said...

What a fabulous project!! Love all the details!! Thanks for being our guest designer this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.
Have a great day,

Tiggerscraps said...

This is SO cool!!! Beautiful job!

DIANA L. said...

This is Awesome Eva, I love the flower and all your flourishes up the side, Congrat on your Guest Design spot. I love your project.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day




Gail said...

Eva - spooky! Super creation! Thanks for linking up at DL.ART Sept Linky Challenge - best wishes on the win! Have a blessed day! Gail DT

Migdalia said...

Congrats on your GDS over at DCD!!
Fabulous project!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Lori m said...

Fantastic project, love it! Hugs, Lori m

Lisa B said...

ACK!!! I saw this in the CDD Facebook gallery and had to come take a look. You did such an amazing job!!!! I love it!

Thanks for playing along with our "Just for Kids" linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas.
Have a great day!!
CDD DT Member