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!
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:
There’s just something so serene about the beach and the ocean, and this inspiration seems to capture that perfectly! I love the wonderful rich cream of the walls and the great pops of colour on the bed! And all those hidden/not-so-hidden nautical details – love!
Here’s my take on the inspiration:
I really love how this turned out!
I started with a Vintage Cream card base and stamped the rectangle from PTI’s Label Basics using SU! Real Red ink. I was going to go for an all-cream card originally but that pillow kept calling to me!
Next I stamped the sailboat from PTI’s Masculine Motifs. I stamped it once all in Kraft ink, with the masts coloured with a Walnut Stain Distress Marker, then I used the same marker to ink up the boat itself and stamped over. I stamped over the flag with SU! Real Red ink.
Almost done! I stamped the sail again onto Pure White cardstock using A:Muse ink in Bermuda, trimmed it out and adhered to the base using Pinflair Glue Gel. I was sure to curve it first for some dimension! Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Kelly Purkey’s Come Sail Away set using SU! Soft Suede 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!
- 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 23rd March at 9pm GMT/5pm EST
PS: if you would like to check out all of the previous challenge images you can see them here on my Pinterest board!