Monday, January 2, 2023

Inspiration Station Challenge #45

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy New Year!  I trust you had a lovely holiday season and ready to tackle 2023!  Today begins a new challenge at the Inspiration Station.  The challenges are now monthly, beginning on the 1st Monday of the month and running through the 25th of the month.

The inspiration photo this month is the following and the prize this month is a lovely Swirling Hearts Stencil from Creative Expressions.

For my team project, I was inspired by the purplish blue outdoors and the bird on the branch.  Using the "Own Kind of Beautiful Bird" digital image from Angie Blom, I've colored the images using alcohol markers.

I've colored my bird in the colors of the Chickadees I see here in Florida.  I also choose the cool colors of lilac and mint green for the flowers and leaves.

I kept the design simple, only adding a few purple gems and a black mat.  The sentiment was computer generated.  This is such a lovely image, an easy color and very versatile.  

Please join us this month at The Inspiration Station Challenge.  We hope to inspire you and love to see how the prompt inspires others.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:
Double Trouble - partnering with Critter Crazy


  1. This is so very pretty Donna, the image would make a lovely Spring card as well, thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping January challenge.

    B x

  2. OMG, I love the little birdie and your colors and coloring are fantastic, CAS and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Inspiration Station and Critter Crazies.

  3. What a beautiful card Donna - I love that you kept it CAS and let the birdie take centre stage. Love the purple of the flowers
    Thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping challenge this month
    Maxine WLS DT

  4. A beautiful card, love the bird and the colours. Happy New Year
    Faith x

  5. Such a lovely card, Donna! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #128.

  6. so soft and lovely, this gives off all the quiet January vibes

  7. Your CAS bird on a branch card is gorgeous, Donna! Beautiful colour choices too, reflecting the colours in the image.
    Happy New Year to you and thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” January Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  8. Simple and sweet to get your message across with super colouring. Thanks for sharing your animal with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  9. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for no designer papers.

  10. Donna, what a beautiful card you've created from the inspiration photo! Love how you arranged your design so that the adorable little chickadee is the main focus!! Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  11. I love bird on branch images. This is so cute! Glad you shared this with us at Double Trouble too :)

  12. Your coloring is absolutely stunning as is this entire card! Lovely choices of colors! Thanks for playing with us at The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge! Nan, DT

  13. I love you're card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearley Sparkles Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  14. Beautiful design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  15. Beatiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge of The Outlawz Monday Greetings. Greetings Helma DT Member

  16. As I look at your card on a cold, rainy day with the furnace going full blast I am reminded that spring is coming. I love your color choice, delicate but not fading into the background. All the white space keeps the emphasis on the bird and flowers.


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