This week at Make My Monday we've been given a photograph as a starting point to inspire our designs - it has so many interesting elements when you really study it that it was hard to choose a direction. Do take a look at the photo and also the various lovely items made by the design team where they've each picked out certain elements. Which would you have chosen to use? I must say I was tempted by the little bird houses on the table but eventually decided on the pink colours with white, the oval shape, the hydrangea and the swags decorating the table. I had various pieces of left over papers from the 12" pad of vintage shabby by Tim Holtz so used a mixture of these 'bits' for the layers along with a scrap of embossed Centura Pearl left over from a large sheet. The hydrangea was stamped onto a piece of the pink paper using white ink and embossed with detail white powder, the oval layers were cut with Spellbinder dies, the scalloped edges (tablecloth swags) were cut with a Stampin' Up scalloped edge die and embossed with matching SU folder. I decided to leave this card without a message at the moment - besides it is always handy to have a pretty card which can be used for any occasion.