Monday, 10 February 2014

Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #4

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 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:


Source: Pinterest 

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!

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 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!!


25 comments:

  1. oooh! So pretty! Love all the yummy sequins!

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  2. I am a winner again! awww thanks so much Taheerah!
    I love, love, LOVE your card!! So delicious looking :)

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  3. LOVE! Gorgeous stamping and design!

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  4. FYI------ this is amazing! LOOOOOOOVE the stamping and colors.... and the sequins! WOWZA! YOU ROCK!

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  5. Your card, as the photo, look good enough to eat! Super sweet. Glad you liked my card. Drop me your address and it'll be on its way... mfischmailme at gmail dot com.

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  6. You are a MASTER (mistress?!? nah, that sounds a little weird) at taking your time building up a pattern, like with your heart card from last week. I have to say, it looks really good on you : ) Love that I can't see it all. Love that the vellum is torn (from a wild and crazy celebration). And laughed at your outlining of the sentiment. I get so nervous when I have to do that! But it can definitely save a project. Awesome card!!

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  7. So fun! Love this design, T! :)

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  8. Great card- love the 'sprinkles'!

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  9. Ooooh, I love your card! It looks so yummy!

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  10. I love your card & the inspiration photo!

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  11. Once again, loving the inspiration and your take on it! I feel honored to have my name up there for last week's challenge!

    Do you have VersaFine black ink? It takes a bit longer to dry on vellum, although not as long as a true pigment ink, but it's the richest black I've ever seen.

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  12. Love this card, Taheerah! All of my favorite things in one!

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  13. Congratulations for the last challenge winners.
    Your sample card for this week is just stunning. I love the mix of stamped dots with sequins, and the vellum to "pacify" things a bit... and the sentiment!

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  14. Fantastic card, Taheerah! I adore the colors, use of sequins and vellum. I really hope I can play along.

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  15. Soft, powerful, perfect! Love it! Have to play along with one of your challenges soon. Maybe this one if there is time. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  16. love the piece and your take on it!

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  17. Love this!! I added a humble creation to your inlinkz list ... was inspired by the sprinkles and pattern. :)

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  18. Terrific design, love all the dots and sequins :)

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  19. Love how you interpret the photo so perfectly !! ur card is awesome, hope to play along coz u bring out some most amazing inspiration photos :)

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  20. What a splendid card Taheerah! Love those sequins. Superb inspiration picture. Playing along for the first time here.

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