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 just 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!!
Before we get to this week’s challenge I want to thank all of you that submitted entries for the last challenge. They were all truly beautiful entries and you did not make my life easy when choosing the winners!! I really wanted to pick you all!! Here are my Top 3 Cures For The Monday Blues:
Winners please contact me to be sent your challenge winner’s badges!
There were some seriously impressive entries this week – you really are making it harder and harder to pick each week!!
So are you excited to get this week’s challenge under way?! Let’s see what’s up for this week’s challenge:
There’s so much to take in with this inspiration!! The flowers, the black and gold, the hand lettering, that tablecloth! Loads of possibilities to create from!!
I felt compelled to take a few different elements as my inspiration and came up with this:
I’m still not sure how I feel about the finished result, but I think it’s growing on me, lol!
I started with a Pure White card base and used Scor-Tape to adhere Distress Glitter in Victorian Velvet. I then die cut a circle from one of the patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Luxe Collection using the Stitched Circle dies and adhered it with Pinflair Glue Gel.
I then stamped flowers from The Sweet Life and Cutting Garden using GinaK inks in White and Ivory, Mama Elephant inks in Blush, Bubble Gum and Lollipop, and Distress ink in Picked Raspberry. I stamped the leaves from Larger Than Life using Distress ink in Shabby Shutters. All were trimmed out and adhered using Pinfalir Glue Gel.
I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold, and The Happy using Versamark ink and heat embossed using WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder. I then inked the cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and adhered in place using Pinflair.
As some final finishing touches I stamped and heat embossed the circular confetti from Winnie & Walter’s Scenery: Big Bang Confetti set and used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen to add some additional sparkle!!
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 2nd March at 9pm GMT/4pm EST
PS: if you would like to check out all of the previous challenge images you can see them here on my Pinterest board!