Saturday, April 09, 2011

A Bee ON my Bonnet!



Moira at Happy Daze has some wonderful mini top hats in stock (available in cream, black and white).

Mine's decorated a bit on the tame side (doh! I just used stamping with images from the shop to decorate mine- didnt read the brief properly about what we could use and am mad with myself for not adding my own stuff), but you should see the other hats on display over on the Happy Daze blog...they are lots of fun and really wild. I'll try another one in the near future and create a wacky one.



I used Big Bee and Medium and Tiny bee...and the Leaf and Hexagon, all by Stampotique. The sparkly bling is from a set of Parisian Anthology flowers. The paint used to colour the hat is by Claudine Hellmuth. I used Modern Red and Dab of Yellow...softened with some white thrown in for good measure. All available at Happy Daze here in the UK.



For the sticky-up wings I used that packing material which is like soft poly foam sheeting.



Anyway...hats off to the rest of the team who provided us with some true British eccentricity. Wonderful stuff. Please check them out here.

Oooops...almost forgot, made a matching necklace to go with it. Simple stamping, using A World All Her Own and Medium Bee. Again, available from Happy Daze.
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*EDIT TO SAY* necklace is shown in the top photograph)

Thanks for looking x Have a great weekend .

32 comments:

Ginger said...

I love the way you have coloured the main hat, it looks very dreamy and summery. x

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I can't believe you think your hat looks plain!!! I think its lush and would totally wear it :D
Julie xx

Hillie said...

Wow, I want that hat! A real beauty!!Wunderful!

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Jo. beautifully coloured and the way you've applied the bees is brilliant. nothing ordinary about this!

Moira said...

Tis a gorgeous thing indeed, very beautiful

Gez said...

WOW! Jo your hat is FAB! Very stylish :) Love your matching pendant. Brilliant.xx

Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous piece! Jo x

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I got an email from Happy Daze today & as soon as I saw it I knew you had made it, yet it isn't the kind of thing I have ever seen you make. Must be just tuned in!!

Sid said...

Those hats could start a craze !! Fab design with your bee Jo !!

Shannon said...

Wow Jo, I didn't realize your large bee was that big. I definitely now have to buy it. Plus right now I'm going through kind of a bee loving period. Leslie over at AlphaStamps.com has these great oversized metal bees, you should check them out. This is hat is awesome, love it!!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

i would love to see the necklace too. very cool hat!

Willy said...

This hat is SUPER, Jo! Love it!! And the necklace????

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Maria/Willy, the pendant/necklace is shown in the top photo :0) x

Jane Wetzel said...

omg this is sooooooo cute! Fabulous!

Willy said...

Wow.... wonderful pendant, Jo!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful hat and pendant!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is super. Love it very much. Beautiful hat and neckless. Gorgeous.
Gr. Marja

jeanie g said...

I love your hat Jo, and the pendant. Will check out the the rest now but I just love your bees one. xx

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow what a stunning work of art Jo! Love both the had and the necklace, just perfect!

Martina2801 said...

An exceptionally beautiful and artistic artwork, dear Jo! Really terrific!

Piddawinkle said...

stunning xx

hazel said...

Wow! This is fantastic.
xxx Hazel.

Karin said...

Love your hat Jo!

Linda Elbourne said...

Hats off to ya Jo ... this looks fabulous ... the colours look amazing and the attachment of the bees looks very clever!

Moniqui said...

So cute! Wonderful creation Jo!

Jayne C said...

WOW!!! Your hat is AMAZING!!! x

Kaz said...

This is just gorgeous and I don't think it needs anything more. I love the wings and will hang on to some next time I get it!
The way you've coloured it is brilliant xx

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Brilliant wing idea, your hat is gorgeous :)

She said...

Oh Jo, this is a stunning creation........my first addiction is stamps and my second is 'Hats' can't leave home without one! I've got my 'Port Sunny' ticket, can't wait to see you, although my hat won't be as stunning as this one :-) S xxx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Just in time for the royal wedding at that....I hope your invite has arrived by now...mine has:)...see you there...have a beeeautiful day!!

Tina said...

What a beautiful hat. It seems, summer is coming. :-)

Tina

NETTI said...

What a novel idea, mini hats! Yours is fabulous, love the shading on the hat and what a great idea to use that packing foam sheet for the wings!!!