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!!
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!
I have to say, you girls made it *super* hard for me to pick winners this week! There were so many amazing entries - I was seriously impressed!!
So are you excited to get this week's challenge under way?! Let's see what's up for this week's challenge:
Oh sweet sweet sugar rush!! I can feel my sweet tooth being indulged just by looking at this!!
I know that some of you found last week's inspiration a little daunting, so I hope this one sweetens the deal! *wink* I want to see your creative interpretations on this one - so much you can take from this image!!
I just *had* to use those delectable colours and little sprinkles in the drink. I kept thinking 'confetti'! Here's my take:
I am *so* in love with this card! I think it's my favourite card of this year to date!! Oh, if only you could see this one in person!!
I started with a Pure White card base and stamped the dots from Simon Says Stamp's Lots of Dots set using Mama Elephant inks in Blush, Bubble Gum, Lollipop and Sunshine, and SU! inks in Tempting Turquoise, Strawberry Slush and Pear Pizzaz. I loved taking my time building up that pattern!
Once all my stamping was done I added a touch of shimmer on some of the dots using my Wink of Stella Clear Glittern Pen, and a ton of sequins, adhering them in place with Glossy Accents, before adhering a piece of vellum spritzed with a mix of water/Perfect Pearls. This is becoming a go-to technique for me!! I stamped the sentiment from WPlus9's Strictly Sentiments 1 using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then went over it with a fine marker as it wasn't black enough. I adhered my vellum in place using Pinflair Glue Gel and I was all done! There are sequins all over the panel, some completely underneath the vellum but still visible in person - oh if you could see!!
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 16th February at 9pm GMT/4pm EST
So are you ready to play?! I can't wait to see your creations!!
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!!