January 25, 2014

Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge

Hey there!!

Today i am playing along with a brand spanking new challenge by my good friend Taheerah Atchia!!! Its called Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge!! Taheerah will choose a photo inspiration each Monday, all to get us card makers out of the Monday Blues!! You have until this Sunday 4 pm EST to play along with the first challenge!!!

This is the photo inspiration for the 1st challenge:

When i made my card i did most of it by memory. First i cut a piece of watercolor paper, added some water too it and then painted a bit with some pink, orange and yellow watercolors.

Next i stamped some silver stars. I want to note that i didn;t wait for the watercolors to dry when i started to stamp, the paper wasn;t runny but it wasn;t totally dry. I liked how the ink bleeds just a tiny bit.

After i stamped the stars, i stamped the flower wreath and sentiment in black ink. Then i added a few sequins. But i still felt like it needed something, so i checked out the inspiration photo again and i saw the yellow ribbon and added something similar to my card!

I hope you will play along with Taheerah's challenge!! Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: WPlus9 - Valentine Wishes. The Alley Way Stamps - Once Upon A Time
Ink: Papertrey Ink - True Black. Hero Arts - Silver
Ribbon: American Crafts


  1. Gorgeous! I love the water coloring and that bit of ribbon is perfect!

  2. That watercolour background is absolutely stunning! Love it :)

  3. Your memory is excellent Dana - you captured the watercolour look and colours so perfectly! The stars and ribbon add a perfect finishing touch to go with your sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing to Cure The Monday Blues!

  4. Dana, this is absolutely stunning, and 'made from memory' adds another WOW factor! You're certainly working magic with watercolouring, and this background is such a lovely canvas for for the wreath and sentiment you've selected. SUPER CONGRATS on being selected a Top 3 over at the site; well deserved!!