Monday, 13 February 2017

Inspired by a Hat

Audrie (girlgeek101) over at SCS chooses some great sites for the Inspiration Challenge.  This week she chose a children's clothing and accesories site called Spearmint Love

I wasn't sure I'd be inspired by this site until I spotted the most adorable child's hat and immediately knew how I'd interpret it!!  Here's the hat that inspired me:

 Because it's a knitted hat and it's a bunny, it immediately made me think of a stamp I have that has a bunny knitting.

I stamped it and coloured with coloured pencils and Gamsol, using the basic colours of the hat for the bunny and the colours of the hat's little flower embellishments for the wool and the chicks' sweaters.

I added a "spring wishes" sentiment as baby chicks always make me think of spring and Easter. And a few flower sequins in the same colours as the flowers on the hat.

Looking at the bunny knitting is making me want to get out my knitting - it's been neglected lately in favour of card-making!

Stamps - House Mouse "Will Knit for Friends", PTI sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - white and black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, Gamsol, flower sequins


  1. This stamp was perfect for your challenge. Great colors on the bunny...and the knitwork looks very 'touchable' too, with the shading you've done. Your pencil & gamsol skills are impressive! TFS

  2. That is super cute & very well done!

  3. Adorable! What a great stamp Susan, and I love the colouring in the soft pastel shades. Definitely makes me think of spring ... can't wait for it to be here! xx

  4. Perfect! This is adorable, Susan!

  5. sooo cute, fantastic colouring and love the soft colours


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