Monday, August 15, 2022

Inspiration Station Challenge #36

Hello and Happy Monday!  It was a hot, rainy and humid weekend here so I had an opportunity to work on home projects and design team obligations.  I'm beyond ready for a break in the heat, rain and humidity.  

Today begins a new bi-weekly challenge at The Inspiration Station Challenge Blog.  Inspiration Photo #36 for this round is:

I was inspired to create a water themed card and remembered I had a stamp set from Whimsy Stamps that I've not opened yet.  It's the Life is Cool set and features some lounging Quokka's on their pool floats enjoying a hot and humid day (hmmm..what I should be doing but the rain is cramping my style).

The images have been colored with Prismacolor Pencils, fussy cut and popped on craft foam.  The "pool" background is an ink blended panel using 3 shades of Catherine Pooler Inks, spalttered with water, white acrylic gloss spray and shimmer spray.

I've cut a frame using a stitched rectangle die, out of designer card that has a whitewashed wood appearance.  The sentiments are part of the stamp set and have been adhered flat to the panel.  Lastly, clear droplets have been added for additional interest, adding to the water theme.  I should be starting Autumn projects and will start soon, in the meantime I will carry on with Summer!

Please drop by the challenge and enter to win a gift voucher from Whimsy Stamps.  We would enjoy seeing how the photo inspires your projects.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:


  1. Oh Donna, these little 'sun bathers' are so so cute! What a fun & fabulous card! Have a great day!

  2. I can't say Lounging Quokkas 3x very quickly!! What a tongue twister! However they make for the cutest pool scene card I've seen this summer!!!!! Thanks for linking to Ally's Angels! --Becca/DT

  3. This is so bold and colourful - love the images! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  4. This made me smile and what great colouring and design.

  5. Great summer card, a perfect way for relaxing (just missing the margarita!) - thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

  6. So very cute and full of sunshine. The background water is perfect too. So glad you could join the World Wide Open Design Team challenge this month. Arlene, Guest DT

  7. Life is cool and how cool is this. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  8. Love your card, Donna! Brings on memories of relaxing in our pool when we lived in Florida. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge #118.

  9. How cute are these quokkas... I hadn't heard of them before so had to do a little research and apparently they are smiley a lot of the time... precious card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and The Crafter's Cafe.

  10. These little Quokkas are super cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Mirtillamente DT

  11. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  12. This is a really fun card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Critter Crazy challenge Janet DT.

  13. Very cool motive! Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge.

  14. Thanks for joining us at Mirtillamente-Challenge Blog!
    \\Eve*mlj °owner & designer°°


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