Monday, March 28, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Hat!

Hi ya! Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... The winners will be announced this Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... a Hat! If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
While making this piece I ended up humming the same song over and over again ... Can you tell what it is yet? I used Studio 490 Art Parts; Some Idea-ology and Distress Stains. The yummy hounds tooth paper is from the Graphic45 Botanicabella collection.
Nancy's really got "spring" on her mind, so she created a Easter bonnet, using Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky-Back Canvas to cover a top hat made from cardstock. A bit of Melissa Frances' vintage crepe paper, some Ranger Platinum Stickles, a "chocolate" Grungeboard bunny - and a new tabletop decoration's made for Easter!

Sarah went for a humorous twist on Mother’s Day with her canvas. She stamped, embossed and crowned her Diva using Tim's Pattern Pieces and then colour-washed using Claudia Helmuth paints. Her trusty Distress Inks and tool were put to good use on Jenny Bowlin papers and two Memo-pins made the perfect TV antenna! Read more on Sarah's blog...

Terry made a Top Hat for a Bride. The hat is worked on with the Graphic 45 paperpad, Steampunk Debutante, distressed with Vintage Photo, Victorian Velvet and Fired Brick. The flowers are from The Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, the lace is worked on with distress inks and the butterfly is from a punch. For more details you can visit her blog.
A hat you say.......well this challenge had Lynne a bit stumped....then she caught a picture of Kate Middleton and one of her "bonnets" and had a brainstorm. So, she pulled out her Distress Stains, Vintage Glitter Glass, Sticky Back Canvas, a Jump Ring, Princesca Hardware and Wendy Vecchi ~ Art Rules Stamps! And there you have it........A FLOWER HAT card!
Candy's whimsical hat for this week's challenge was primarily fashioned out of Graphic 45 "Le Cirque" papers. All of the circus posters and clowns are taken from the beautiful graphics on these papers. The clowns are all highlighted in Stickles to show off their costumes. The flowers popping out of the top of the hat and around the brim are mainly cut from Tim Holtz' Tattered Flowers die.

When is a hat not a hat? When it's a Fashionista crown! This simple crown is all decked out and ready for the next cropping party or wedding shower with Stickles adorning the Graphic 45 paper.
Lori chose to give her "art girl" a saucy little hat. She used Studio 490 stamps from It's Face Art and A Form of Art, grungeboard wings cut with the Heart and Wings die, a Silver paint dabber and Black Enamel Accents to also give her some "attitude"!

While thinking about this week's challenge Dan was inspired by images from Alice in Wonderland, A Clockwork Orange and Magritte, which he has combined together into this quirky printer's tray! Products used included the Lost and Found and Retro Grunge card stacks, tissue tape and Multi Medium Matte.

Daughter will be three in a week so decided to create a vintage inspired party hat... she collaged the cone with strips torn from 7 Gypsies Victoria Paper and old book pages applied with Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium. Then Embellished with a few Tattered Angel goodies, like the Framed Fonts, glimmer screen, Tim Holtz Heart wings for the crown and used floral stamp. Finished with a frayed top and gathered crepe trim.

Linda's hat is a an Easter bonnet.  She recycled a straw hat that her daughter had years ago, stripping off all the embellishments and creating a riot of spring flowers made with crinoline cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and dyed with reinkers.  For the flower centers she coated jumbo brads with vintage gold glass glitter and micro beads.  Her eggs started life as colored plastic eggs which she primed with Claudine Helmuth's Gesso and then covered with spring inspired fabric using Claudine Helmuth's Multi-Medium Matte.  
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 3rd April 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made!
Have Fun!


  1. Wow! there are some great ideas there and masses of inspiration. Thanks to all the design team,
    joZarty x

  2. Hat's off to the team this week, a fab challenge and fab pieces from everyone :D

  3. Fabulous artwork from the design team. It's all really inspiring.
    Sue :)

  4. Great work and inspiration from the DT... I tip my hat to you.... well, my bird's crown anyway, tee hee!!!

  5. some excellent design inspiration and all so different..had fun making these art journal pages..thanks for the prompt:)

  6. Wow! Outstanding inspiration from the teamies this week! Another fab challenge Linda!
    Alison xxx

  7. Great DT work, but I found this one of the hardest!!

  8. Excellent challenge and a big wow for the design team examples x

  9. Super work from the DT, fantastic range of inspiration!!

  10. Terrific challenge! But something is wrong with your inlinkz clock it is 11:42 pm right now not midnight but the collection is closed.

    Please stop by an see my card...


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