Here's my entry for today. Garden party, anyone? For me, it's more like "gardening party," but who said you can't be stylish while pulling weeds?
Black Eyed Susan stencil (LJ902) and blocked out the placement on the brim, using one or two flowers to fill in the blank spaces. Then, following my template, I applied white embossing paste to every other section. When that paste had dried, I paste embossed the remaining sections. The ribbon band was a piece of cake. Cut ribbon to fit and, starting at one end, paste emboss a single flower as many times as needed. Since you are only pasting one flower at a time, it's not necessary to wait for the first one to dry before starting on the next flower.
When dry, replace the stencil and apply Splendor Inks by Tsukineko in your desired colors. I attached the ribbon using fabric glue and added a bow to cover the two ends.
You can find all the supplies I used and more here and right here.
If you've just joined the hop, here are the designers who have posted today:
Debbie at http://debfs.blogspot.com
Deborah at http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com
Kristi at http://www.kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com
Liz at http://blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com (you're here)
That's it for today. Come back tomorrow and start at Lynell's blog DREAM it UP! Lynell has also listed all of the hoppers on her blog, so it's a good place to go to if you get lost or miss a day (we know that won't happen, but just in case) and need to catch up.
I hope you've enjoyed the hopping with us and don't forget hop tomorrow through Saturday!