June 17, 2009

"Miss Hattie" - Three Muses Challenge

"Miss Hattie"
Postcard

The theme for the Three Muses Challenge this week is "doors". My inspiration came from a beautiful picture of a revolving door and this vintage lady's large hat. What would happen, I asked, if "Miss Hattie" were invited to tea in a swank hotel and couldn't get through the doors?!? Imagine her embarrassment and disappointment!

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My Techniques

Both pictures were resized in a photo editing program and a watercolor filter was added digitally to the revolving door. After the background door and Miss Hattie were drymounted to a piece of recycled chipboard, they were further enhanced with watercolors and Prismacolor pencils.

Side scrolls were stamped with brown Stazon ink, and tiny dots were added with a white marking pen. The lacey effect at the top was fashioned with a piece of scrap paper put through a "doily" punch. Additional watercolors were used for highlights, and a gold marker was used to finish the edges.

Hope you're having an uneventful day!

27 comments:

lorhen82 said...

This is so pretty Terri! I like the lace edge and the colors you used. ~Lori

Dianne Q Adams said...

Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Taluula said...

I should think Miss Hattie wouldn't care less with a gorgeous hat like that. Beautiful Terri.

Taluula

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Terri! Your Door image is gorgeous...I totally love that hat!! Excellent card. I have followed your blog for awhile and always love seeing what you have created. You do beautiful artwork. I extend an invite to you to my 'followers' group as well.

Lori Saul said...

This is wonderful! Revolving doors -hadn't thought about them much (being a country girl). Your work is just beautiful- love the hat and images!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is a great take on the theme, Terri! I got such a good laugh from your write up. :-)

Mary said...

Wonderful hat and love the story to go with it! This piece is very creative. thank you for sharing your techniques.

daisy said...

What a hoot Terri! Now I'm worried whether she managed to get in for her tea! Luv the revolving doors & your style.

Ozstuff said...

I love pictures which a "what if" connection! You have given me a smile for today but now I am now worrying about the hat lady's problem! IT IS quite obvious she's not going to make it through that door!
Seriously, this is a beautiful picture with an amusing story and I love it! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge, Terri!!

Gaby Bee said...

This card is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing your techniques.
Gaby xo

Eila A said...

Great card and story! I was immediately worried about how she could manage through the doors with her hat...

Jamie said...

LOL!! I LOVE it:) Miss Hattie would be the talk of the tea! Great job Terri:) Love, Jamie

peppapig said...

Great card,and story made me laugh.

Hermine said...

Gorgeous

indybev said...

I stopped by to see if I encountered the same problem trying to comment here today, and voila! the problem seems to be mysteriously solved. Good! I wouldn't want people not to be able to tell you what a great entry this is!! Thanks so much, Terri, for your talent and your generous support to all the other artists. You're a keeper, my dear!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love it!!!!! You always have the best descriptions of you work too Terri :)

Nan said...

Just love this one. I really lik! the mix of digital with other mediums and your explanations of how you work are always inspiring.

Meikoningin said...

I love this things you make, they are very pretty. The story about Miss Hattie made me laugh :D

Cathy Mendola said...

Oh How I love your work! Your stories behind the work make it even more special. Gorgeous my dear!

Janny said...

Gorgeous!Thanks for sharing;o)

Lynn Stevens said...

teehee,what a great take on the theme.

stamp and scrape said...

Such a lovely piece, Terri. The watercolour effect looks fab. I think she should sit at a table outside, and then everyone can see the glorious hat!
Ros

Elizabeth Golden said...

Terri this is so soft and lovely. makes me want to touch it. I love the door. Thank you for sharing.

Diane said...

What fun! Love the soft colors and whimsical feel of your artwork!

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful artwork!!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Wonderful piece, thanks for the giggles too!

Amy said...

pretty..oh so pretty!