Friday, April 1, 2011

Inspiration by Linda Coughlin!

Hello All and Happy April Fool's Day! Above is a prank that Fran and I played on Liz...hehe
On a more serious note, I hope you've had a fantastic week! Ours, here at Simon Says Stamp has been pretty busy, which we LOVE! If you've been following our blog, you know it has been full of blog candy! A few winners are announced on this blog, and we have another opportunity to WIN as well!
Needing something to do other than Spring cleaning?! Linda Coughlin, a Design Team member from the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge has created a stunning floral hat (pictured above) for this week's Hat Challenge. SHE MADE THOSE FLOWERS HERSELF!
Here's how!
She die-cut Crinoline using a cutting machine and Tattered Florals....

...then added some Distress Reinker drops onto a Craft Sheet and misted the color (try a mini mister)...
...spread the color around...

...saturated the Crinoline flowers with the color...(feel free to add more reinker and water)... fold them in half and in half again and pinch at the base...mop up the rest of the ink for variation...
...dry with a Heat Tool...(make sure not to get too close to the fabric or it will get too hot)...

...Cut some leaves and repeat with the colors of your choice!

Recap of Ingredients for Linda Coughlin's flowers:
Die Cutting Machine (like the Vagabond)
Claudine Hellmuth's Gesso (for primer)
Distress Reinkers (for coloring)

Thank you Linda for keeping us inspired! What a fun, affordable project!!
Have you entered to win blog candy lately? Here are a few winners from this week!
Sew Blog - The Winner of the Lawn Fawn Catalog is Melissa!
Bottle Caps Blog - The Winner of the Bottle Cap Sample Pack is Lorraine!
Magnolia Inspirations Blog - The Winner of Heartbreaker Edwin is The Hoosier Stamper!
Jillibean Blog - The Winner of the Elegant Heart Stamp is Donna Mundinger

Please email within 1 week to claim your prizes!


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Blog Candy Alert: Comment on a facebook post we make today and we'll send you some lovely Basic Grey 6 x 6 papers! Just make sure to claim your prize within 1 week of when we announce it!

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  1. Ha ha ha ha ha I just loved your April fools day prank here, and I would have loved to see her face, when she saw all these ha ha ha.
    And a big congratulations to all the winners here today too.
    Hope you´ll all have a wonderful week-end ahead dear friends.

  2. Love the flowers ... Still looking for my fool today...

  3. Thanks for the info on the flowers, lovely. And congrats to those winners!

  4. LOL - bet you were popular!!

    Love those flowers, thanks for sharing. Will definately be giving these a go. xx

  5. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you. I love Edwin and only have 1, now I will have 2! :O) I've been kind of down in the dumps and today, I got home, got the mail, had a wonderful card from one of my blog candy winners, and then I won! I feel better! Thanks so much!!! You've made my day :O)

  6. I love basic gray papers. I love your flowers tutorial! I've been checking out all kinds of flowers tutorial's lately, this is very pretty!!! Thanks for showing us! HugS! Leah Ann

  7. Wow, these are really gorgeous, thanks!

  8. lol :-) Fab April Fool's joke I bet Liz laughed ha ha :-)

    LOVE the flowers ,, I have popped some of the Crinoline in my basket ,,I will definitely have a go at making these :-) Thanks for the inspiration Linda xx
    Congratulations to the winners :-)

    Lols x x x

  9. Pretty flowers. Nice tutorial.

  10. Great Tutorial - thanks for this! The flowers looks sooo wonderful.

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  12. Linda's Hat is divine!! She has such a variety of talents. Great tutorial. Thanks for the laugh!! Enjoy

  13. Those flowers are gorgeous!


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