Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #10

By Taheerah | 24th March 2014 | 13 Comments

Hey everyone!

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!!

I can hardly believe that this challenge is in its tenth week already! Wow! I want to thank each and every one of you who has supported it and played along. You all rock and I appreciate you so much!!

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!

Yet again I had some absolute stunners for entries, and as a result it was an almost painful process narrowing it down to a Top 3! All of you have really been putting in some amazing designs and it makes me so happy when you play, so please keep playing along!

So are you excited to get this week’s challenge under way?! Let’s see what’s up for this week’s inspiration:

Source: Pinterest 

So many different ways you can go with this one! The pops of neon and bright colour! The soft serene blues! The plethora of patterns! Awesome!!

Here’s my take on the inspiration:

I love how this turned out!

I started with a Pure White card base and blended Hero Arts ink in Bubblegum all over it. I was drawn to that throw on the bed. To be honest I was absolutely spoilt for choice with this inspiration and finally went with the first thing I’d been drawn to!

Next I stamped all the cameras from the Maya Road Say Cheese set using SU! ink in Tangerine Tango. For some reason the pattern on the throw kept making me think of retro cameras! Don’t ask me, I just work here.

I agonised for ages over my choice and style of sentiment, but finally I turned to my trust WPlus9 So 80s  set and stamped the main sentiment with GinaK White Pigment ink before heat embossing with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder. The companion sentiment was stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and I was all done!

So now it’s your turn to cure the Monday Blues! Here’s how to participate in the challenge!

The Rules

  • 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 30th March at 10pm GMT/5pm EST
So are you ready to play?! I can’t wait to see your creations!!

PS: if you would like to check out all of the previous challenge images you can see them here on my Pinterest board!

I’ll be back again soon with something new! Thanks so much for stopping by – I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way! And I would love some feedback on the challenge itself!!


13 thoughts on “Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #10”

  1. Congrats to the winners! Such lovely, inspiring cards! I agree with your observations on this photo…so many choices, so much beauty to explore! Your card: absolutely gorgeous! Hoping to find time to play, as we're on a wee road trip and I only brought a small "mobile crafting unit" with me. Looking forward to seeing the gallery this round!

  2. Congratulations to the three winners! I really enjoyed playing along with your challenge and will definately play again. This week's photo is fun – I need to get my thinking cap on!

  3. Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your top three today! That made my day! I love the way you pulled the pink and orange from your new inspiration photo to make your card today! It's great to see all the different interpretations of the same starting point.

  4. That is FANTASTIC! I thought that card base was a piece of cardstock because you colored the base and stamped it so perfectly! All the pieces fit together perfectly – awesome colors, fantastic composition, and really fun, fun, fun!

  5. Thanks for the shout out!!!! I love your inspiration you provide every week.

    okay…wow. This week's pic….LOVE and seriously, your stamping is over the top wow because I totally was going to ask who makes that base panel paper only to read that you did everything. LOVE.

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