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SmilynStef 04-02-2010 05:56 PM

IC226 ~ William Chambers Millinery {04-03-10}
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Inspiration Challenge 226 ~ William Chambers Millinery

I have a rather pumpkin-shaped head, so I’ve never managed to look good in hats … however, they still fascinate me. Easter reminds me of Easter bonnets … and I love the look of a woman in a really cool hat.

So to celebrate really cool hats, this week’s Inspiration Challenge site is William Chambers Millinery. Taking inspiration from sources as diverse as ethnic head-dresses, British birds, and the Glasgow architecture, William seeks to modernize millinery with a fresh look at how we dress the head today. He mixed traditional materials such as felt and synamay with contemporary materials like latex, plastic, and metallic leather, creating headwear that is both challenging and desirable.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I have uploaded three of my favorites … so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. For the rest of you, remember to link us up to the item from William Chambers Millinery that inspired you.

Use the keyword: IC226 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

My sample ~ Copper Lilies

IC226 Gallery

How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery on this thread. Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey.

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BobbiesGirl 04-02-2010 06:02 PM

Oh, Stef! I am going to have trouble choosing. Need to hit the sack, but I sure will be back in the morning to lust over wonderful hats, and hopefully pick one for a card. Thank you so much.

lacyquilter 04-02-2010 06:32 PM

Interesting. I'm off to check the website. Thanks, Stef.

schirmcat 04-02-2010 06:48 PM

Ohh wouldn't it be fun if everyone walked around in hats like this everyday?! Great website, Stef!

hobbydujour 04-02-2010 07:04 PM

Thanks, Stef, for posting early. I, for one, certainly appreciate it. It's been a long day and promises to be a busy week-end.

I was able to do this one before I went to bed. I kept my design simple and this site seemed to lend itself to that....that is also appreciated! This is one of my favorite challenges and I would have hated to give it up if I thought it would be too involved for my limited time.


va.sunshine 04-02-2010 07:19 PM

oh my, I luv hats..this is very cool! *~*

justwritedesigns 04-02-2010 07:51 PM

Clothed with Strength
Wow! What wonderful hats! Love it, Stef! Here's my Clothed with Strength. Hope y'all don't mind that I included it here. I saw the challenge when I was uploading and it looked like it would fit in well. Thanks so much for looking!

sparklegirl 04-02-2010 07:57 PM

Totally awesome IC!!! I'm so happy I had a chance to ink up my digi image :) !!! Happy Easter to you and your family!!! Hugs ~S~

Here is my Birthday Girl card

Biggan 04-02-2010 07:59 PM

Thanks for lovely inspiration Stef! Here´s mine;



lazylizard 04-02-2010 08:22 PM

Here's my card:

sleepyinseattle 04-02-2010 08:49 PM

I chose the wacky hat with the pinwheels:

have a great weekend and a very Happy Easter everyone!!

TexasGrammy 04-02-2010 09:59 PM

Gosh ... I'm finding this late at night ... but OH My! What a cool challenge!!

vdutchr 04-02-2010 10:31 PM

My card doesn't have the "feel" of this elaborate site, but the hat made me think of my farmer's hat - too fun!

Fun at the Farm Book

ravengirl 04-02-2010 10:48 PM

I found this challenge irresistible! Here is my submission. Fun challenge

sumtoy 04-03-2010 12:45 AM

Black & white of this had helped with the inspiration for this card.

Cute Cows

TexasGrammy 04-03-2010 01:29 AM

At last, at last! My weekend is otherwise obligated to family & Easter ..... so I felt compelled to "get'er done" for this super-cool IC challenge!

Here it is: Hey Sunshine!

Cook22 04-03-2010 01:52 AM

Not being the sophistiacted, soignée type I couldn't wear half those hats, but there are some I could and would - I love hats :D.
I've picked my inspiration, now I just have to stop being lazy, get out bed and get creating. Love the first thumbnail, but I think I've used up all my copper foil.

DawnL 04-03-2010 03:00 AM

oh cool Stef! thanks

here's mine

jdmommy 04-03-2010 04:05 AM

here is mine

Thanks Stef.......please read my description, for a little info!

Saucy1 04-03-2010 04:16 AM

What a cool challenge, I've never done an inspiration challenge. I am going to try to participate, but of course this is a busy weekend. I'll be late as usual! I love love love this website, great idea!

Clownmom 04-03-2010 04:39 AM

I used to wear hats, but I don't think I ever wore anything like those on this website. Here's mine -- Mother's Day Rose.

Zigzag 04-03-2010 04:48 AM

I don't wear hats except when I work outside but I think these hats are super cool!! I just can't see me in them but it was fun. Have a great Easter and here is my "hat": http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=160579.

Francie G. 04-03-2010 05:02 AM

Thanks for the wonderful challenge, Stef!

Here is my card:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=87958

countrybeamer 04-03-2010 05:45 AM

I just bought 2 hats yesterday, not from a fancy designer ~ from the thrift store, for my DDs' dress up box :D I'm sure they were a lot cheaper than William Chambers' designs, but definitely not as beautiful...

Here's my try!


pegmac71 04-03-2010 05:45 AM

Awesome site Steph!! Loved all those hats!!

Millinery Dahlia

Mothermark 04-03-2010 06:20 AM

Yikes! Those are some hats! Thanks Steph! Here is mine!

Shoot it!

purposebydesign 04-03-2010 06:32 AM

Great choice of inspiration this week. Off to create.:p

MelodyGal 04-03-2010 06:52 AM

Whoa! Are these ever fun. Wonder if I can turn one into a 16th birthday card. Hmmmmm.

Cook22 04-03-2010 07:02 AM

Spring Pinwheels
We've had a little sunshine today, but mostly grey skies and now rain and more rain, so I liked using these bright fresh colours.

LilLuvsStampin 04-03-2010 07:15 AM

Here's my Little Woman

khara 04-03-2010 07:52 AM

Great challenge!!!
Here's mine;
Thanx for looking and Happy Day!

Stamp Muse 04-03-2010 08:14 AM

Thanks for the challenge, Stef! My CAS card is here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1668055.

Happy day everyone!

~CA~ 04-03-2010 08:18 AM

Thanks, Stef!!

BobbiesGirl 04-03-2010 09:41 AM

This one sure was a lot of fun. I LOVE hats. Thank you so much Stef. If I get the house cleaned, I may do another one. Here's mine.

Wendy Gorton 04-03-2010 09:47 AM

Thanks for yet another great challenge:


marilynprestonn 04-03-2010 10:10 AM

Her is my card
Here is my entry for the IC today. I had uploaded earlier but forgot to link it here:

Fifth avenue mom's day


thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

sumtoy 04-03-2010 10:49 AM

The gallery is acting up again and I cant upload... maybe later

Finally 30 minutes later


artystamper 04-03-2010 10:57 AM

I look horrible in hats but these are really pretty works of art! here's mine! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=93535

gbedwright 04-03-2010 11:07 AM

AMAZING site, Stef! Thanks for the inspiration!

Here is mine....

Hats OFF Thank You!

Stamp Muse 04-03-2010 11:40 AM

Yup, I'm back with another!


Have a great day everyone!

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