Happy Monday! I know, I know, Mondays are tough. We all need a little tonic to help us get through the day. Luckily there’s a new challenge in town to help us do that – the Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge!!
This is a challenge which I’ve created myself, yay me! Every Monday I will bring you a photo inspiration challenge, with images that focus on lifting us out of those Monday doldrums and all inspired to create!! I’ll be asking you to play along as well and linking up your creations! At the end of each week I’ll pick a Top 3 who’ll be my Cures For The Monday Blues and receive a special badge to add to your blog!!
So are you excited to get this underway?! Let’s see what’s up for our first challenge:
NB: better challenge graphics to follow soon!
I *love* the bright colours and eclectic mix of elements in this photo! So so bright and uplifting – and trendy too!
Here’s what I came up with:
I started with a panel of Pure White cardstock and blended Distress Ink in Tattered Rose in an ombre effect, then splattered Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Mist in Coral and Perfect Pearls Mist in Pearl to give a lovely sheen. I trimmed my panel down and added some rub-on stars from the Pink Paislee Luxe Collection.
I experimented a bit with some hand lettering to evoke the photo, drawing it with my Wink of Stella Brush Pen in Black (note to self: *must* get a better brush for this!). I trimmed the words out and adhered to my panel with Pinflair Glue Gel. I added some strips of Heidi Swapp neon washi tapes to set off those colours!
I trimmed a piece of vellum the same size as my panel and adhered to my card base, then added some black sequins, a strip of glittered vellum and some Tiny Attacher staples and that was me done!
So now it’s your turn to cure the Monday Blues! Here’s how to participate in the challenge!
- Create a brand new project using the photo inspiration
- Post on your blog or to an online photo album. Ensure you link up to this challenge post in your blog post and include the inspiration photo
- If it is not obvious how the image inspired you then please explain your process in your post
- Link up your creations to this post using the Inlinkz below. Please use the link to your actual post rather than the link to your blog
- You can enter as many times as you like!
- The deadline for linking submissions is Sunday 26th January at 9pm GMT/4pm EST
18 thoughts on “Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #1”
What a fun idea for a challenge!
Oops! Looks like I am too late for the linky, but here is my take http://sabrinaalery.com/2014/01/26/golden-dear/
Congrats on your new challenge. Love the inspiration and the song :).
Cool idea! Mondays can always use a bit of help! Can't wait to see what everyone does!
This is insanely gorgeous!! Can't wait to play along!!
Ahh, so this is what you alluded to as also being up your sleeve after the new year, a challenge. Nice! Great graphic to kick it off … brushstrokes and handwriting are so hot right now. I'm madly in love with them, which explains why I also like your card so much : )
Very cool looking card, Taheerah! I love it!
What a fun idea! This card is really so cool too, loving the handwriting!
Oh wow, fabulous card! Love the sound of your challenge – I just need time (or am I procrastinating???/)
This is FABULOUS in so many ways!!! Hope I have time to play 🙂
Gorgeous card and an inspiring challenge!
Great challenge idea! And of course your card is swoon-worthy!
Nice! Your own Challenges! I love it!
Congrats, on your very own challenge! Sounds like some fun! 🙂 Your card is AWESOME, love what you did with it!
This is exciting, T! I like the inspiration photo. Will give the challenge a go tomorrow morning 🙂 You card is gorgeous. Love the freestyle and layers.
How exciting!! Your card is a perfect match for the inspiration photo!! I'm going to have to give this challenge a try!!:)
A challenge from a challenge challenged? LOL! Sounds interesting 🙂
Gorgeous card, of course! xx