Monday, February 5, 2018

Merry Monday #276 - Inspiration Photo

Hey Merry Monday fans...welcome back to another challenge, where this week our hostess is Colleen and she has a wonderful inspiration photo to challenge you!

Isn't that such a beautiful inspiration photo?!!  I was inspired by the window, the candles, and the birds, and came up with this:


I started by making my background using a torn piece of cs and Smoky Slate ink to resemble snow banks, and then used an MFT cloud stencil to make the clouds on the top half.  Next I placed a stacked window die (a friend gave them to me years ago and I don't remember the manufacturer...maybe Memory Box or Poppystamps??) and then some greenery using PTI's Beautiful Berries: Winter with Tropical Teal, Autumn Rose, and Scarlett Jewel inks.  I used an Impression Obsession die for the candle and I wish you could see the snippet of paper I used for the holder and flame...I used Lindy's Magicals in Cattail Copper Brown, and the camera just doesn't do it justice!!  These powders work like Brusho's but they dry like Perfect Pearls on steroids...the shimmer and shine is just MAGICAL!!

 I also added a bird from PTI's Brushed Birds set and embossed my sentiment from PTI's Beautiful Berries: Winter with copper embossing powder.

What will you come up with using the inspiration photo??  There's lots of BEAUTIFUL inspiration from the DT, so come play along with us and get a head start on those Christmas cards.  You can find all the details to play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


17 comments:

  1. Oh Marcia, this is stunning! I love your take on the inspiration photo... just perfect!! I can't wait to try those magic powders in March!!!

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  2. Marcia, this is just perfect, I adore everything about this pictures! And so glad you added one of those adorable puffy little birds in the scene with the candle! Fantastic card my friend! Have a most glorious week!!

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  3. Beautiful card Marcia. Love the cute bird, the background you created, and the candle is amazing. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Wow! Absolutely love your gorgeous snowy, cloudy background, Marcia! Perfect with the window, elegant candle, and sweet birdie!! Could look at this beauty all day long!!

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  5. Beautiful! Your color combo is perfect! I love everything about this! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Beautiful Marcia! And your choice of colours is LOVELY!

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  7. Wow...simply stunning Marcia! Love your wonderful candle stick sitting in the window, so beautiful!

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  8. Oh friend! I love this!! your clouds are delightful and the color combo you used is just dreamy : )

    Have a great week!

    Patti

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  9. Love the sweet little bird and the lovely window die, Marcia, but that little candle steals the show! Wow!

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  10. Oh wow, those clouds look amazing Marcia! This is fabulous!

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  11. WOW on the background Marcia, what a gorgeous card!

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  12. Marcia, This is stunning and I can't keep my eyes off of the amazing background and lovely scene. Great take on this weeks challenge. Hope your week is awesome.

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  13. Marcia, this is so beautiful. Your background is amazing. Funny, when I was looking at everyone's card, I had to go back and look for the birds. Have a wonderful week.

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  14. Beautiful card, I love the wintry scene you have created.

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  15. Gorgeous card Marcia!! I love the pastel colours you're using for this card. The snowbanks and sky are so soft and beautiful. The bird and berries are pretty in pink and I love that candle with the copper flame and holder. xx

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  16. Beautiful inspiration photo and such a beautiful card you've created. Fabulous background and teh prettiest of card. Yes I am a big fan of anything Lindy's with their magical shine but they are so hard to photograph x

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  17. Wow lovely cloud inking!!! Sweet card! Perfect for the challenge! HUGS!

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