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Friday, January 14, 2011

Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Color Challenge Hop

Wow! I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted here! That's what the holidays will do! It's good to be back and today is a Color Challenge Blog Hop with the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni. It's our first hop for 2011, and if you got here from Karen Knegten's blog you are on the right path. If you didn't and you'd like to start from the beginning of the hop just jump over to Stamp TV to get started.

These are the colors were were asked to use for the hop today and as you can see, they are the colors for this week's color spotlight so you can play along over on Stamp TV. Go to Gina's video to get all the details on how you can enter to win a free Gina K. stamp set.


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I had fun playing with this color combo and made a somewhat unconventional Valentine! Here it is.


I used the Fresh Asparagus as the base with a layer of Sweet Corn on the top two-thirds. Over the Sweet Corn I layered a piece of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird dp. I used the Nestabilities Labels 9 to cut out a piece of Red Hot and popped up the image oval on top. The image from the Gina K Designs set The Giving Tree by Theresa Momber and the sentiment is from the Gina K set called Heartlily Yours Additions by Nina Brackett. I used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags to cut out a White tag, a Red Hot Tag and a Sweet Corn tag. I cut the swirls off the white tag and sponged around the oval, layered it onto the red tag and then cut the swirls off the Sweet Corn tag and tucked them behind the red swirls. The little red heart in the word 'Love' is colored with a red Spica pen to give it some glimmer. The heart brads are from Stampin' Up a while back.
Be sure to hop along now to see what Linda Payne has in store for you. I'm sure it will be something gorgeous! And don't forget to check out Gina's video on Stamp TV to find out how you can win a free stamp set!

66 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great Valentine, Kay!! Your dp is perfect for this image!

Giovana said...

Beautiful Kay!!

Theresa Momber said...

Love, love, love it! Great stamping and perfect details!

Cheri said...

Love this, Kay. It looks like a wonderful and warm country quilt. Great design.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Kay! Love the DP and images you used!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Kay! I love your layout and the use of the Cosmo Cricket print paper is perfect.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful card! The dp looks great with your image.

Carolina said...

Ahhh, how darlin' is this Kay?! Love how you layered the tags and the tree is just so adorable!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is adorable with so many wonderful elements. Love the way you layered those Fancy Tags.

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Kay! I love all the layering you have done on the sentiment!

Miesje said...

I love that DP! This is a gorgeous card! The way you did the tags is perfect too.

Deb said...

Love this, Kay! I love the way you colored the sentiment and layered the tags...the heart brads are perfect here! Adorable!

Lori said...

Ooooooo Kay, I just love this card!! This is such a fun set!!

Melanie said...

that DP is so pretty with the tree and hearts!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh wow - dp is perfect and love how you did your sentiment - wonderful card!!!

stampqueen said...

Cute card - adorable DP!!!

Jennie said...

Such a fab tree Kay!! Love the hearts and great job on the color challenge!

joy said...

Love the intertwined flourish tag and how you have accented the edges! Pretty, pretty card!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card! I like how you layered the tags.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card Kay! Great choice of dp and love how you created your tag!

lisa808 said...

Pretty scrolling around the sentiment and it coordinates beautifully with the image & patterned paper.

SueB said...

I LOVE that DP and haven't pulled it out from the stash in a while. I've gotta get better at not hoarding ... thanx for the inspiration! Great card!

Carol said...

Beautiful card!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Rita said...

Pretty card. Love the swing in the tree and the heart brads.

Sharri said...

Kay, Beautiful Valentine's card! I love how you layered the fancy labels and those heart brads are a perfect touch! I have been playing around with non-traditional color combos for Valentine's too!

Susan said...

What a great card and the sentiment is so true. Wonderful work!!!!

Tamara said...

there's my tree, and what a fantastic way you arranged the colors! beautiful!

Sharon said...

I love the leaves on your tree.

Lagene said...

Love your card!

scootingranny said...

Really like the tag and that the brads match the hearts on the tree so well

lips said...

Like this card a lot - the colors, the design, and the look of stained glass.

Lil said...

The heart brads add nice touch. Love it!

Donna Phelan said...

Kay, great card, love the DP and double swirls around your tag, nice technique!

Golda said...

The dp reminds me of a stained glass window. Beautiful card!

Audrey said...

Absolutely love your heart tree so pretty

Judy Shuck said...

Beautiful card!

Karen Denson said...

Your card is absolutely fantastic... Love it.........

Darla said...

Gorgeous!! Love how you popped those side leaves up

debmiata2001 said...

What a lovely card.....love the dp and the way you made your tag.......

Barb said...

oh so pretty. love the hearts on the tree for leaves.

jean w. said...

Wow what a great card! Love the dp! I just did the same treatment with the tags last night!

Janeen said...

the dp looks wonderful with this layout. thanks for sharing

Lori said...

very pretty. love your embellishments.

Chris said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you layered the labels.

Lydia said...

very nice...you did a wonderful job

fnbchave said...

Good job! Love the colors and the embellishments.

Cynthia said...

Love the dp and brads with this sweet image!

Virginia Wingo said...

This card is beautiful and very creative Kay. First I love the dp with perfect colors and second, how you layered the oval on the Label 9 Nesti and last but certainly not least how you made the tag with the sentiment. Great job.

Sharon Jones said...

Beautiful work! Colors looks so great together and wonderful design!

§hawnie® said...

Wonderful details on this card!
~Shawnie B.

luvhymns said...

The background paper is just perfect to offset your card!

dj said...

Love all the details on your card (really cute swing)!!!

Lynne said...

Really liked what you did with the fancy tags.

Pat Jandacek said...

the dp is ideal and your flourishes make a great metaphor for growing roots and enthusiasm and passion.

genquilt52-groups said...

I love this card! Wonderful project.

Valerie said...

Fun way of using the fancy tags and I really like that swing!

Beejay said...

I love this!

Booknplays said...

I like this. It looks so "country". Great choice of DP!

Celeste said...

Really cute card. I love the image and the dp you used. Thanks for sharing.

naneruth said...

Very pretty! I like the double tags in 2 colors.

Theressa said...

Good use of the tree.

Dave said...

Very pretty card, nice job & keep the inspirations coming.

Jenny H. said...

Really like this card! So many pretty layers.

Sonia said...

I love the stamps you chose for this project.

Susan said...

Oh my goodness -- what a beautiful card! I really like the swirls in the two colours interlocking around the sentiment. The heart brads are a perfect addition too. Well done!

Newbie said...

GREAT card! Love it! The image and the sentiment go perfectly together with the hearts on the tree and in the sentiment!! Great job!