Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sweet Tilda with Straw Hat

Here is our Sweet Tilda with her straw hat.

 Ladies straw hats early on were referred to as bonnets.

During the first half of the nineteenth century the bonnet dominated women's fashion, becoming very large with many ribbons, flowers, feathers and gauze trims giving an appearance of even greater size.
By the end of the century, although bonnets were still prevalent, many other styles were to be found, including wide brims with flat crowns, the flower pot and the toque - feathers and veils abounded.

I remember my grandmother wearing hats to church and special events. I wish hats were more common today as I think they are so pretty.

Tilda is colored with various Copic shades of Teal. I chose a shade of apricot to set off the Teal colors.

Flowers and floral stick pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Swirls from an EK punch, pearls and bow from my stash along with the cs from SU and BG papers.

Hope this finds you all doing well. I love all your card designs, they inspire me. Many thanks for coming by. Your all very special.

Blessings, Doreen 


  1. Such a sweet image and you've made such a pretty card with your flowers and swirls to go with her!

  2. I love the colours and your cute Tilda, I've not seen her before, just lovely
    Hugs Julie P

  3. This is a lovely card and the flowers are gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful card Doreen, love the colour combo, layout and sweet Tilda. Gorgeous work sweetie.
    Suzi x

  5. This is sooo sweet! Love it!!

  6. You certainly did a wonderful job coloring her dress. What a sweet, sweet card!

  7. Love the blue and orange together. Pretty card!

  8. This is a very beautiful and sweet card Doreen. Your design is awesome also is your colorcombo and your coloring.

  9. Very pretty Doreen - I see you are still have gobs of fun!!

  10. Oh wow...I really really like this one! Love the swirls down the side and all the blue!!!
    Rene :D

  11. Very sweet card! Beautifully done....We have an older lady at our church who every Sunday wears a different hat. I think it is great. I wish I looked good in hats but not so much!


  12. I have to laugh because I bet those larger hats (bonnets) made your hips look small!!! Giggle! Love the history lesson on the hats, they certainly died out in the 60's! This card is adorable with Tilda and her bonnet! Cute as always...hugs...Barb <><

  13. Haven't seen this image for a while, Doreen and you did a beautiful job using her on this card. Darling creation :o)

  14. Wow this is a gorgeous card!!!! Love the image and the flowers!!!!! The colors are beautiful too!!!! Way to go!!!! Wow!!!