Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Merry Monday #209 - Lesley's Inspiration Challenge

Hello friends.  The challenge at Merry Monday this week is an inspiration photo, and I absolutely LOVE it!  Take a look:


How can you not be inspired by this photo?!!  I took it pretty literally and used a tea cup, the colors, the greenery, and flowers and came up with this:


I started with a 4 X 4 card base and then added a scalloped die cut square (Gina Marie Designs) and a red and white gingham DSP square.  Next I die cut my Fancy Tea Cup die (PTI) with Americana cs (PTI) for the back piece and white for the top piece, which I also added a bit of gold embossing to.  Next I used a Cheery Lynne die (Holly Flourish) and a Poppystamps die (Leafy Sprig) with Old Olive cs and Always Artichoke cs (SU!) and also added a little coordinating ink sponged onto the leaves.  My flowers are from an old EK Success punch, and I also sponged those with some Lemon Tart (PTI) ink.  A little tag from PTI's Tiny Tags and some tiny pearls finished up my card.

There is still time to play in this challenge, so go check out all the beautiful inspiration and play along!  You can find all the info you need right HERE. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

16 comments:

  1. Just love your darling cup with holiday florals, Marcia! The gingham behind adds the perfect touch!!

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  2. It was a great inspiration photo, wasn't it? Your card is fantastic!! Love that tea cup filled with all things die cut!! Beautiful Marcia, thank you friend for playing along with us at Merry Monday! Always so happy to see your amazing cards!

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  3. What an awesome cup of florals. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  4. Oooh Marcia, I love this!! What a sweet take on the challenge. The photo inspiration was a great jumping off point but you brought it to the next level. Awesome!!

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  5. Such a pretty Christmas bouquet, Marcia! Love those creamy flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  6. I love how you were inspired, Marcia! That teacup full of Christmas foliage and flowers looks wonderful on your gingham background!

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  7. Super cute card with the red gingham and the green foliage

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  8. Love the look of this card. The gingham background and flowers are such good touches.

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  9. Perfect for the challenge - fabulous teacup with its bouquet of greenery and flowers.

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  10. Gorgeous card! That cup of flowers would make a lovely table decoration for Christmas!
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  11. SO pretty! I love all the details of the the cup and greenery! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  12. Now that is one beautiful card, Marcia--very creative!

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  13. A gorgeous card Marcia, congratulations on your win.

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  14. Congratulations, Marcia! You are the Merry Monday winner this week! Would you like to be our Guest Designer next week? We have one more challenge before the break!

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