Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Inspirations

Well we have finally finished with that wintery March and April is showing promises of Spring! My daffodils are about 6" high, and the pansies are starting to perk back up too. The water in my pond is running again and the birds are loving playing in it!

The Dream Team has a spectacular month planned for you...filled with exciting news and inspiration for all of your crafting dreams! The exciting news will be announced in the Dream It Up! post on April 17th, but the "April Inspirations" challenge will run for the entire month. Each team member will post what inspires them in their creative life...maybe a Pinterest pic, a magazine pic, a quote, a book, a place, an artist, a crafter friend...along with their creation. We are hoping that you will feel inspired as well, and link your projects (and inspiration) to the inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. 
I love hats, so one day I did a search on Pinterest for "vintage Easter hats". Wow, there are a LOT of images out there! Here's a few I found:

Sooo sophisticated!
Ok, maybe this one is a little over the top!
Perhaps you prefer the "Downton" look, very classy
The matching purse makes the ensemble!





Ok, these last three are a little more "normal" and really did inspire me to work with Dreamweaver Stencils' Hats stencil (LG671). Here's what I came up with:

LG671 - Hats stencil

Dreamweaver Basics class I will be teaching this weekend up in Door County
at the crafting workshops
Check out what our Guest Designer and the "A" team have been inspired by this week...

Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

11 comments:

Heidi Erickson said...

The added ribbon and Candi embellishments you added to the hats was truly inspired! I'm sure Oscar (Door County) will love these red hats:)

LynB said...

I have this stencil and thanks for the your inspiring creation! Perfect design just before Easter.

JD/ Jill said...

I like to see hats too...just don't like to wear them anymore...smile... You did a fabulous job with your hat card, now I want that stencil...You are an enabler...

Janeen said...

this turned out so softly pretty, Louise. I so wanted to come up to Door County for this weekend. Military Retirement party for a friend in MN. took preference. So many places to go and only one of me.

rose s. said...

great colours - so soft and yet bright and sunny. luv the background too - it really offsets the hats and that bow is the perfect touch. great card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...you certainly had lots of inspiration from which to choose from, and you used this hat stencil in such a creative way. Love the layout design of this card. The embellishments on the hats are genius.

Amante del Papel said...

gorgeous card, with an awesome inspiration

Janelle Stollfus said...

Beautiful hat inspirations! The easter egg is such a fun design and the hats look like a soft suede with the sponging technique.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wonderful resemblance of the hats in the later pix to your card...great inspirational piece. Makes me want to get that stencil out to play with.

Laura Drahozal said...

Somehow, Louise, you always make me look at these older stencils in a new way. Thank you for that. Lovely again!

Terrece said...

LOVE the hats! Both samples are fabulous! Great job.