Friday, 1 February 2013

Craft Stamper Blog Hop – Looking Back

Welcome to this stop on the Craft Stamper Hop! If your visit isn’t related to the Hop then be sure to pop over to the Craft Stamper Blog to join in, as there are lots of prizes to be won!


I am Carol, I joined the Craft Stamper Design team in early 2012 and I love being part of such a talented team. I would describe my style as messy and grungy, well that is what my desk tells me at the end of a craft session as its always covered in paint, gesso and other messy stuff.

SPOT PRIZE

My spot prize is A Stampotique Voucher worth $30.00! To be in with a chance of winning simply leave a comment on this blog post by midnight on Friday 8th February 2013. The winner will be drawn at random week commencing Mon 11th February.


My project for the hop is a Top Hat. I used the template from the Craft Stamper Resources page. which is from a Craft stamper article by Kim Costello.
My hat is cut from grunge paper, painted black and run through the big shot using a embossing folder.
I then assembled it according to the instructions on Kim's blog.
Making the hats are fun, but it is the decorating that I really enjoy, as you can just let your imagination run wild.


I decided to go with a Mad Hatter theme, and as I was so thrilled to join the Stampotique design team last year, I chose to use their Image of the Hatter and the White Rabbit.  My base is cut using the sizziz alterations small easel die. I cut the pieces again using Ten Second Studios metal which I embossed with the same folder used  on the hat. Once it was all dry I wound wire up and around the base and stuck the flower element from the Stampotique Steampunk Boarder onto it.( this is the stamp behind the White Rabbit on the base)


My hat features the Hatter himself, added to the ribbon hat band, along with a few cogs, a spinner and a small quote. I made the hearts using treasure trove, which is a fluid mixture that you dip your wire shape into and it covers them in a film, which when dry is semi-translucent. I attached these to the hat with the whirly gig element from the border stamps and held them all in place with a brad poked through the hat. The Pocket watch is made from chipboard with a vintage watch glass over the top of it.




The letter to collect from me is I

I hope you enjoyed my post! Your next stop on the hop is Hels

If you loose your way on the hop at any time, just pop back to the Craft Stamper Blog for the full list of participants.

Please do call back here on Thursday 7th Feb as I will be doing a full step by step tutorial of an altered heart, using lots of paint, ink and even a bit of bling. I will also be doing a giveaway.
Stampotique Rubber stamps are available from Stampotique originals and in the UK this particular range are available from A sprinkle of Imagination.

153 comments:

Lisa said...

This is my favourite project so far, so quirky.....and what a superb spot prize!

Stempelientje Stempy said...

I love the tophat....mad hatters always needed and love the techbique you've used. fab przie also! How exiting to be in the Stampotique dt team!
Greetings,Stempelientje

Minxy said...

They say if the hat fits wear it... Not that i'm implying your mad or anything tee hee hee. Great project Carol.

lucretia said...

Hello Carol. Love your Mad Hatter hat. Thank you for sharing with us all. Thank you too for the chance to win.

Miria said...

Hi, Carol. Fab creation, I love any details! thank you for sharing, Miria from Italy

nannapat said...

Great project Carol - love your mad hatter. Thanks for the chance to win your generous spot prize. Pat x

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

I adore the hat and *shhh* but I kinda like yours better than Kim's. :D I loved that article so much and just haven't tried it yet, but wow you seriously pulled out the mojo and used some gorgeous stamps as well!

Carol Christie said...

I love anything Alice in Wonderland, and this is awesome, so quirky :D

cbuswell said...

AMAZING top hat, so creative!!

SMYLING said...

love the tophad - and would love the chance to splash out on some stampotique goodies!

NGCARDS said...

Wow this is great! xxx

Irit Shalom said...

What a great project (never tried a hat...) and a fantastic giveaway too

Jennie Hart said...

This is so clever and fun and stunning :) I am intrigued by the sound of the treasure trove as I love to make my own embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win a prize too!

Lynne Vowles said...

Stunning, so much to see. I want to make one.
Thanks for the inspiration. x

Korry said...

I so LOOOOVVVEEEE this !!!! It is absolutely fantastic and thanks for the links to the template !

scrappyjacky said...

A wonderful hat.

Redanne said...

This really is such a fun piece, it made me smile - very wide!

Joanne said...

This is so much fun and a lot of talent.

darcydaydream said...

love it...very original...x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! What a stunning project!

Helen Anderson said...

Very cool Carol! Completely unique ;) x

Rianne said...

Oooh, how funny! So many techniques together and so many things to look at. Makes me smile.

Karen said...

I just love this :D x

Jane said...

wow amazing work ..

Debs said...

What an amazing project! I love dimension work, but scared to try it much... This is perfect! I love the stamp too!

Birgit said...

VERY cool!

coco said...

I love your new version of this hat, really awesome and fabulous !!! And thank you for the hop and your prize, Stampotique yes yes of course I participate with joy ! :) Have a fab week-end. Coco x

Artyjen said...

Fabulous piece Carol ;) Love all the little details ;)
xoxo Sioux

Kitty Frampton said...

Now that is amazing, absolutely fantastic love all the little details and embellishments xxx

Jeannette v.D. said...

Love stampotique stamps and the piece you created looks great !!
Thanks for sharing

Mole said...

I'd never have the patience to creat something like this - very clever. And a lovely spot prize too - thank you for the chance to win ....

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabulous Mad Hat creation Carol...lots of fabby details... Very clever..and Thanks for the chance to win your generous spot prize :)

craftytrog said...

I love everything you make Carol, & this is no exception! It's fabulous!!!
Thanks for the great prize on offer!
Alison x

Valerie said...

Such a quirky piece Carol, love all the ALICE embellies. Wonderful spot prize too, here's hoping:)
Val x

Sarah said...

Love the embossed texture on your top hat, it's little details like that that really make a project stand out

Karen Buchanan said...

Love this Top Hat! Must give it a try!

Elaine Hughes said...

Awesome! Love all the details. :)

inkypinkycraft said...

I love your take on pieces and the quirky style of this is fa! Love your ideas trace x

Alida said...

great work

dragonriding said...

I get a real feeling of Deja Vu when i look at this blog hop!

Jenneke said...

Gorgeous project!! Thanks for the inspiration!

XXXJenneke

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this! Such a fun project with lots of lovely details to take in!

Tine said...

Such a fun project, Carol! Love the details.

Lesley G said...

Hats off to ya, that's great!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Awesome project, Carol, love all the details.

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Carol, love the touches of metal ! Sue C x

Paula said...

This is awesome!!! I love altered Alice projects!!!

Thanks for sharing! :D x

karenm said...

Great project Carol. I have been meaning to try one for ages.

Sandra Crosfield said...

I so love the top hat, the pocket watch, the rabbit..... ok i love the whole thing lol xxx

roc said...

So clever!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your hat is so clever, Carol!

Lucy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab project, what a great make!

Alexandra said...

Fabulous top hat, I love all the details, so much to look at.

Kelly Neis said...

How creative, and thank you for telling us how you did this project. I have not done steampunk yet but I admire the artwork created by others who have.
Hugs Kelly

ElizabethR said...

This is a great project and has made me want to make one! Elizabeth x

Maggie said...

Love this hat and fab subject for it too have made one following Kims instructions I love them they are so querky thanks for sharing and for chance to win prize

Maggie

Alice said...

I love all Alice in wonderland stuff, so love your project!

Jacqui Chimes said...

love it

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation.

Helen J said...

Love the hat!
Helen

Helen said...

wow, I love your Mad Hatter hat!!

R.Maria Sabina ( Lollyrot) said...

Stunnnninggg! Love it ! You did a wonderful job

Linda said...

What a fun project. Love your top hat, the attention to detail is just fab. xx

graciousviv said...

Thanks for sharing your inventive and original work

Coby van willigenburg said...

oh Carol wath a nice work you made and who doesnt want some money to spend on the lovely stamps of Stampotique!

groetjes Coby

Carol Q said...

fabulous creation - what fun.

Fandhmum said...

What a fun project, love it.
Rx

butterfly said...

Fabulous funky and totally cool, Carol!! Looking forward to the heart tutorial too...
Alison x

Debbie said...

Fab project, love the stamping. Debbie

Janet Wilson said...

super cool project!

Paula Whittaker said...

Thanks for popping by my blog today and your nice comment. Fab project for the blog hop.

ionabunny said...

What a fun project. Love the rabbit

ionabunny said...

What a fun project. Love the rabbit

Sara Naumann said...

Absolutely love it!

cathylynn said...

This is an amazing creation and I thank you for sharing it with us!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Stamping in Pink said...

I love this! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm starting to attempt to 'come off the page', card making, in my case and I love this piece as it is so inspirational hugs Karen

Paper Profusion said...

Hats off to you for a fabulous project Carol - really it is wonderful. Thanks for chance to win. Nicola x

Lynn Hardy said...

I love your top hat project! I don't have any Stampotique stamps yet so thanks for the chance to win some!

LoraineC said...

How very clever I take my hat off to you thanks for the inspiration x

Maisie Moonshine said...

I remember seeing Kim's original design in CS and thought I might have a go - so thanks for reminding me and for showing a different theme/interpretation. I love the hearts - genius

artyventure said...

Your mad hatter creation looks, well... pretty mad and totally fabulous!

Elaine said...

Great project - love ALice in Wonderland!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Brilliant project! That hat is amazing! I love the texture and all the cool characters and bits and bobs!! Beautifully done!

Cazzy said...

That top hat is an incredible piece, I love everything about it, there is so much to look at you would never get tired of looking at it!

Elly said...

Really cool top hat and he's telling a story with this funny stamps. Love the vintage pocket watch, too. (:o)

Jane said...

What a stunning top hat you made...brilliant details thanks for sharing x

Annette Goodey said...

Love your take on the hat, such fantastic detail. Thanks for the chance to win the Stampotique voucher.

Claire said...

Great project - thanks for sharing! Really enjoying the blog hop so far!

Sandra said...

Oh Yes! Love your Mad Hatter piece. Crazy and cool.
Hugs
Sandra x

Claire Boelema said...

Fab project x

okienurse said...

awesome project. Love the hat and all the fun 'stuff'

Patti J said...

Your top hat is amazing! What a great hop this is - thanks for sharing!

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Amazing - you are very talented.

Sue said...

Fabulous Carol, such a fun piece xx

Frea said...

Hi Carol, OMG what a brilliant original project! Love the idea, and love the way you made it including that gorgeous pocket watch! Hugs Frea

xxbella71xx said...

oh i love this thank you for giving us the chance to win this
Stella xx

The Good Fairy said...

Love the hat. I'm learning loads in this blog hop.

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a fabulous mad hatter hat! See you Tuesday :0) Mo

Nan G said...

Coolest hat I've ever seen!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Incredible! Amazingly creative and it looks so fabulous!!

Michelle Webb said...

This is so unusual Carol, and absolutely wonderful! I love it. It really fuels the imagination. Michelle xx

Glennis said...

Love this project! - so interesting

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Ooh! Your hat/sculpture is so fun. Gorgeous!! I like that you thought outside of the box for a use for your stamps.
I highly recommend that you enter this in a county and/or state fair.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a fun, whimsical, quirky project. So many details to take in!

Annie said...

This is just the cutest thing! I love the steampunk style for the mad hatter!

ruth said...

so quirky and lots of details to notice, thanks

kaylou said...

I love this , it's such a different project , will have to have a go at something like this.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Elaine said...

Great fun project, thanks for the chance of winning! Elaine

Gill said...

A really quirky project. Great fun.
Gillx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This is an amazing piece of crafting. So much to see. Love it. Thank you for the inspiration

isisimaginings.com said...

LOVE this!!! It's so cute!

Sue said...

An amazing piece of art. Thank you for being part of the blog hop.

Lin said...

Now this is what you call a project! Looks like a lot of fun and the end design is fabulous

Lin xx

Crafting Newbie said...

Wow! Your hat is so cool. Thanks so much for the link to the resource page so that I can make my own. Barbara x

Disco Queen said...

Looking forward to the step by step tutorial of an altered heart on Thursday.

Linby said...

What an amazing piece of work.
Linbyx

Sylvia x said...

!!!! Fantastic project, who would of thought of a top hat?? Brilliant..

Sylvia x

Ellen said...

Thanks for the inspiration! It looks amazing. I am looking forward to your tutorial on wednesday. And thanks for a chance to win your great spot prize!
Ellen

Alice said...

Nice project.

Siobhan Brignull said...

so so gorgeous and treasure trove why do i not know about this already, LOL

carol e said...

What a fab project
Carol E

Kim H said...

wonderful project, love how you created the top hat with gringe paper to give it more of a hat feel/look. a great wonderland inspired creation. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

LaJanette said...

Wow cannot believe this is made of paper; so many details.

Thanks for the chance to win;

Hopping along;
Janette

jill said...

This is just so awesome!! How on earth do you think of such wonderful things to do with bits of paper??

Helen said...

Fabulous project,lots of work, but worth it. Love Helen

Cat said...

Fantastic designs on your site. Really enjoyed looking around.

Izzwizz said...

Many thanks for the link to how to make the top Nat. Many years ago, my Mum made me a mad hatter top hat for the schools Easter bonnet competiton and I won third prize. I suspect my teachers were amused at the irony looking back

Izzwizz said...

(my name's Maddy) mad by name and I was a strange kid too :-)

GA said...

What a fun and crazy hat! I love it!

Maz Wood said...

Love the detail in this. TFS off to check out the template I think it will be a good one to have on hand maybe I might use it in Oct for Melbourne Cup

She said...

Hi Carol, love ♥ your hat, it's fantastic! I was sure I already followed you...but when I found I didn't I soon remedied that! Hopefully be back soon. S x

Choka said...

what a mad hat! and a fun project

Kate said...

Phenomenal work !

Jemm said...

love this so very much :) x

Wanda H said...

Very cool!!!!!!!!

sjv said...

wow! this is fabulous, thankyou for sharing.

nicoleqmullen said...

Your project is amazing, stunning amount of details on it, love it!!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous and fantastic ! creation
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Craftychris said...

Your hat is sooooo cool! I love it. thank you for the chance to win such an amazing spot prize xx

Handmade by Elaine said...

Hiya...wow i just love this, i already love the alice in wonderland theme but this hat is just fantastic! i think i might give this a go...thanks for sharing
Elx

toni said...

Hooray for hats! Love this fun 3d project so much fab detailx

Ali said...

Fabulous! I love Stampotique stamps and these ones are awesome. :)

Ali

Kyla said...

Ooh lovely hat....not tried 3d paper projects before....may have to have a go now I have seen this!
Kyla

Ellie Knol said...

Fabulous project!

Karen Edwards said...

I love the hat, and think it has so many uses, love the mad hatter theme, think it would be good for a wedding theme as well. TY Kx

Kezzy said...

Wow amazing creation and even a fantastic spot prize as well wow. :-) Kezzy xx

Francesca said...

Just love the hat, what more can one say. Fab!!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!! How fabulous! I adore anything Alice. xxD

Denise Bryant said...

Very creative piece! I love the hat! Looks like a lot of fun putting it all together!
DeniseB

Gerrina said...

Great hat! Love the clock you put on it! Greetings, Gerrina

maggie said...

A fun project.

Maggie

Moira Greig said...

Brilliant! I love Stampotique stamps. Will be back for the tut.

Fliss said...

Really stunning hat Carol. Love those quirky stamps and the clever way you've constructed your creation.
Thanks for sharing and finally got to hopping - glad I did!
Hugs, Fliss xx