Hello Sunshine! - Etsy Inspired Challenge #116

Well, our snow melted away enough for me to get to my parents house for Thanksgiving and all was clear for some Black Friday shopping too! I'm about halfway done with all my Christmas shopping, hooray!!! And I found some great kids gifts on Etsy that I'll share with you all later this week.

But today is the Etsy Inspired Challenge and I just love Heartsong's paintings...they are full of warmth, life, and inspiration. I was inspired by all the sunshine bursting out of this shop, especially this painting.

So, of course I had to try to create my own sunshine card!

To create my sun I simply used a circle lid and stamped it onto my card and then used a paper towel to dab/wipe ink into the half circle. Then I used a piece of paper to get my straight edges on the sun rays.

In addition to her beautiful artwork, Laura (owner of Heartsong) offers online classes focusing on health and healing.
Here is a note from Laura: Hi! I'm Laura Koniver, MD... physician turned artist. My passion is creating art that re-connects you to well-being. I offer on-line Health eCourses that do the same thing... remind your spirit of it's innate connection to health and healing. See my course descriptions at http://heartsongfineart.bigcartel.com//
Everything I do is infused with the knowledge that health and well-being are available to us at all times.

I have a blog in which I mix art, health and healing every day! Follow me at

xoxo, Laura
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Laura, Heartsong, will be giving all players and followers of EtsyInspired a 20% discount in the store! Use the coupon code INSPIRED at checkout! Thanks, Laura! She has also offered up a wonderful prize for one winner--a Box of Fine Art Notecards.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Karber Digital Images! All types of digial images are for sale on this site--even Christmas digis! Perfect for you to get started on your Holiday cards! Check them out:: Karber Digital Images. And head on over to their blog, HERE!

Karber Digital Images has also donated a prize for one winner-- 2 free digital images {winner's choice}.

To play along::
**Go to the Heartsong, look around, and find an item or two that inspires you.
**Make any creation that you would like and post a link on the Etsy Inspired Blog by Friday, December 3rd at noon Pacific time.
**Please give credit to the shop/item you found your inspiration from and link back the EtsyInspired.
**If you upload to an online gallery, please use keyword EIC116.

And be sure to visit these talented ladies for extra inspiration:
Have a wonderful weekend!


de said...

GORGEOUS Kerry! You really captured the inspiration in the print! Bright and cheery! LOVE IT!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you positioned your sentiment on those happy rays of sunshine ... fantastic inspired design.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE your sunshiney card, Kerry!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Kerry! I love those rays--they are PERFECT! And the perfect color! OH MY! You are super creative--and I love that big HELLO! FABBBBBBY! Great job (as always! LOVE IT!)!!