Bobble Hats

Now is the time of year to get my winter hats out of storage, I love hats and always wear them to stay warm. Bobble hats are my favourite and the bigger the bobble the better (grin!).

This journal page started with a glittery Christmas card that had some cute birds wearing bobble hats on it; I ripped the card into pieces and placed them onto my page, and then I roughly outlined them to show where they were going to be stuck down so I could just colour and stamp the background where it was needed. I also extended the tree branch from the central card image onto the side of the page using masking tape. I removed the card pieces from the page and then applied Rich Cocoa and Love Letter Memento Inks by applying them to an acrylic block, spritzing with water and then pressing the block onto the page. Then I stamped the tree branches and leaves using a Vine Background stamp from Art Impressions by applying the same two Memento Inks and also Pistachio Memento Ink onto different areas of the stamp. I layered the stamp images over the top of each other to give more depth and dimension. Next I used the same stamp again, this time with clear Dovecraft embossing ink and applied white Stampendous embossing powder over the top. I shook the excess powder onto a piece of scrap paper and tapped the page against the table to make sure I had removed any stray powder. Once the excess powder was safely returned to its container, I used a heat gun to melt the embossing powder. I swept the gun over the images, taking care not to direct the heat in one area for too long, until the embossing powder changed to a glossy finish becoming smooth and dimensional. Next I removed the masking tape and stuck the pieces of Christmas card into place using a UHU Stic and when the glue had dried I edged them with a Sepia Spectrum Aqua marker. I used modelling paste along the tree branch to join the white card to the white background paper and when dry I coloured it with a white Uni Posca paint pen. To finish the page, I added two types of pearl embellishments and some red gemstones to the tree branches which I think look like berries.

I was inspired to create this bobble hat page to join the lovely Chris from Pearshapedcrafting who is hosting the “101 Ways To Keep Warm” challenge over at Art Journal Journey.

I’m also pleased to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their “Tear It Up” challenge as my recycled Christmas Card was torn into pieces to create this journal page.

I have several bobble hats, this was a new hat I bought last year and it’s probably the biggest faux fur bobble hat I have (grin!).

Here I am with my sparkly bobble hat that was bought for me for Christmas in 2015. I was modelling it on its first outing to our local pub whilst I was having a lovely pint of dark Christmassy beer! I’m also joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth over at T Stands for Tuesday with my beer and I’m looking forward to catching up with the T Gang too – cheers and wishing you all a Happy T Day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tsukeniko Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa, Love letter, Pistachio)
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Sepia)
  • Dovecraft (Premium Embossing Ink DCBS62)
  • Stampendous Embossing Powder (Detail White Opaque)
  • Art Impressions wood mounted rubber stamp (Vine Background T2845)
  • Christmas card – recycled
  • Home Bargains Special Occasion (Mini Decorative Stickers 22740)
  • Poundworld Craft Corner (Pearl Embellishments)
  • Oaktree UK Eleganza Craft Stickers (418 Gems Red No.16)
  • UHU Stic

57 thoughts on “Bobble Hats

    • Thanks so much! Ive leaner something new too as I had no idea that you didn’t call them bobble hats ….lol 😉. We use the word pom poms too although we don’t use the term “pom pom hat ” ….lol 😁. Thanks for the smiles and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  1. I love how you call them Bobble hats. I am going to call them that. We call them pom-pom hats here. I like your sparkly one. So festive. And I do love your bobble hat birds. They are really cute and even better that you were able to recycle an old card. Have a happy T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  2. My keyboard is having a PMS hissy fit today, and refuses to work much of the time. I would LOVE to leave you a personal message like you are used to from me, but it took nearly 30 minutes to write my last message. Fortunately, my mouse still works well, so I can copy and paste this generic message to you. So, I will just wish all my U. S. friends a very happy Thanksgiving and EVERYONE a very happy T Tuesday.

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  3. What a fun page and you look lovely in your bobble hats!! I have never been much of a hat person, they always seem to make my head itchie….. maybe I just need to keep hunting for the right one, as the weather here is also getting that way.

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  4. haha, here we call them “bommel”. your journaling page is so joyful and i LOVE the photos of you in your bobble hats. thats a good way to enjoy the cold temperatures!
    happy t-day:)

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  5. It is a really happy fun journal page. I love those sweet birds in their bobble hats, it has made me smile this morning. It is for sure wooly hat weather now especially on these frosty mornings.
    Super photos Jo.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. What an adorable page – AMAZING! I love your ideas and how creative you create your pages always! The bobble hats fit you perfectly! Lovely photos ! I am always happy about your smiling!
    Happy T-Day and thanks a lot for joining Art Journal Journey again! Happy T-Day .. christmassy beer must taste heavenly! oxo Susi

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    • Thank you dear Susi! You are very kind and it’s always fun to share smiles with you 😁. The Christmassy beer was very tasty with winter spices and I always prefer the darker beers – yum! Wishing you a very Happy T Day my friend! J 😊

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  7. Great page and I love your hats!!! I do love hats of all kinds, especially warm ones ♥ Thanks for stopping by my blog. The poured acrylics take longer to dry, over night at the least. I will give them another day before I varnish them, which should make the colors pop more !

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  8. I love the pictures of you in your bobble hats, Jo. Can you see me smiling back? Very fun post today 😉

    I also love how you pulled everything together in you journal page. For example, how you used modeling paste to unify the branch and all the embossed stamping. You don’t miss a detail!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

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  9. Good morning, what a happy page-I love your art page with the birds and their hats-very sweet-and I loved seeing you with your bobble hats When my Mom was still with us through the years she loved knitting hats and sharing them-she did make me one with a bobble on it–fun to wear
    Happy T Day Kathy

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    • Many thanks Kathy! Bobble hats have always been my favourite and I bet the one your mum knitted was extra special as it knitted for you with love 😁. Thanks for sharing such lovely memories and wishing you happiness this T Day! J 😊

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  10. ooohh what a cute booble hats birdies,love this,and your bobble hat is so big,hope you had warm with this 🙂 i have too bobblehats,love this so much 🙂
    wishing you a happy rest of this week dear jo!

    hugs jenny

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    • Wow, I’m thrilled and honoured to be in the Designer Spotlight for the Tear It Up Challenge with not one but two of my art journal pages 😁. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for recognising my artistry, you have made me so happy! I really enjoy joining your weekly challenges and I’m always inspired by the wonderful creations from your design team who work so hard week in week out – thank you 😀. Many congratulations to the winner and all the other artists in the Designer Spotlight too! Thanks again! J 😊

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