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Friday, March 25, 2011

Stamp TV CSS Sketch Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni blog hop! If you arrived from the blog of the super talented Karen, then you are on the right hop path. If you didn't hop here from Karen's blog and would like to start the hop from the very beginning, go back to Stamp TV and start from there. That way you won't miss any of the fabulous creations made by the Center Stage Alumni.

Tonight is a sketch challenge hop. Here is the wonderful sketch, created by Melissa Cash, that we used as our inspiration.

This sketch was such fun to play with and here is the card I made using the sketch to inspire me. The card base is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, layered with Pure Luxury Green Apple. The red layer is Pure Luxury Red Hot with another small strip of Green Apple that was run embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder (called Lattice, I think!). I stamped the images onto Pure Luxury White Layering White paper using Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss and Poppy Parade Ink. The ribbon is also SU Poppy Parade. The images are all from the Gina K Designs set called Lean on Me. I just love the way the flowers turned out stamping them in red! The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Gina K Designs  set, Buds and Vases.


Now it's time to hop along to Lori's blog to see her beautiful creation, but before you go be sure to leave a comment here (and on each blog you visit) because on Tuesday morning, March 29, one comment from all the blogs will be chosen at random and that lucky person will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95 from Gina K Designs!

75 comments:

Miesje said...

Very, very beautiful Kay. I really love those flowers and the way you stamped them. Great card!

Lori said...

I love the red too Kay, such a gorgeous card!!!

Cheri said...

Kay, this is so fabulous! I love the green and red and I I love the textures. Great card.

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful card, Kay! Love that little pop of texture on the green.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

oooh Kay- Love those red flowers! A very pretty card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful colors - love the red on the green apple and the leaves stamped off like that!!!

icraft said...

Very pretty and colours are gorgious.

joy said...

I like the flowers stamped in red and the stems/leaves in green - great technique!

Giovana said...

LOve the color combo you used, it is so pretty!!

gingerbaby said...

Very sweet color combination. Very subtle.

Carolina said...

Gorgeous cards - the colors, the beautiful scene you created here, and the bit of textured you added behind it is just perfect!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful! I love the depth of the stamped flowers and the strip of texture accents this so well.

Debbie said...

Great texture & colors! Very nice!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful! I love the bold colors you used.

Lagene said...

Love the colors, texture, very pretty!!!

Teri said...

Such a sweet card!

She's Crafty! Studio said...

Beautiful card, sentiment and i love the colors. TFS!

PatS said...

This card has so much to like...colors, texture, embellishments. Great job!

Donna Phelan said...

Lovely card, Kay. You have chosen perfect colors!

Melanie said...

oh these colors are fab together!! lovely mix of sets for this scene!

Jo said...

I love this card! The colors are just great and love that bit of embossing texture!

Christine from FL said...

Very pretty, love the colors.

terrie said...

beautiful card and the colors are so nice
well done
zullu26@aol.com

Cynthia said...

Lovely colors and clean design, Kay!

argonlake said...

The colors are perfect.

--Marcy said...

Color combo is wonderful! The embossing really adds a lot!

Jenny McGee said...

Pretty flowers and pretty color combo. NIce job.

Dottie Watson said...

Love the colors and whispy flowers.. Looks like spring..

cal8007 said...

Love the color combinations and the red flowers - it is going to be hard to scraplift one of these, so I guess I'll have to scraplif them all.

TFS

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Gerry said...

The color combo is striking, love it!

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful! I love the flowers and the colors!

Golda said...

What a fun card!

pqueenie said...

Very nice card.

Carole said...

That is indeed a beautiful image. Excellent work.

Sandy said...

Lovely!

MenanBerretts said...

Great card. I am enjoying the blog! So many wonderful cards. Thanks.

Joan said...

Beautiful card, love the colors & stamp and embossing and everything in-between.

jean w. said...

Kay this is a great card. Love the color combo!

Deb said...

How gorgeous! I love these bold stamps in such vibrant colors!

missymarie346 said...

So pretty. Love the colors you used. Dawn

Carol said...

Great colors, your textured paper and the ribbon really set it off.

Bertha W said...

Very pretty card - thanks for sharing.

The Vannoy Family said...

What a CU-TE card Kay- love your use of texture on the end of card! Thanks for sharing! Always love the CSS Alumni hops!

bernietom47 said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the little bit of embossing is the perfect touch.
Blessings Bernie

Pattyb said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the effects of the red flowers!
Blessings, Pat

redwasher1 said...

Kay, I love this!! Really a awesome card!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love it.

LyndaG said...

Kay this is a beautiful eye catching fresh card

KVencel said...

I adore these 2 colors together! Spring & happy & promise!

naneruth said...

This is very beautiful! I really like the colors together.

ecpiercy said...

So fresh! Love the card!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Kay!

Monica said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you chose!

Valerie said...

Love the texture you added looks great on your card.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a beautiful card! and such lovely color too!

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Love the flowers and the textured side, great card.

Jennie said...

Lovely flowers Kay and SUCH a pretty design.

Lisa M said...

The smooth and rough textures really go together great on this card. Well done! :)

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Different textures really add dimension and I love the poppy color!

Connie Gage said...

Love your card, such pretty colors too.

firstgrandma6 said...

Love the red and olive green colors. A very nice card.

Chris said...

Lori, what a gorgeous card! The colors are great and those flowers just pop! Thanks for sharing your design.

barbara said...

Love the green this is a great sketch.

Joan said...

I really loved your color combination. Very striking. The flowers really "pop". Thanks for the inspiration.

Arlene said...

Very striking - love the flowers and the varied textures.

Parker said...

Color combo is fantastic. I love that border. Thank you for sharing.

POSH said...

I love the color combo!! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

So pretty! I like the embossing on your card as well as the punched edge.

Debbie Bradford said...

Really pretty! I too like the way the flowers turned out stamped in red.

Jan said...

Very pretty card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such a lovely card - I always think it is cool to see cards that have a red & green color combination that aren't Christmas cards.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful card Kay! I love those colors together!

Lisa R. said...

Love the layers, embossing and warmth of your card! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Very pretty card, those colors really go together so well!!
Donna przy...

Victorianrose said...

Interesting choice of colors, lovely!