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Friday, June 10, 2011

Stamp TV Center Stage Alumni Inspiration Hop

Wow! It's hard to believe we are cruising through June and it is time for our first Center Stage Alumni blog hop for the month. Today is an inspiration hop and you should have arrived here from the gorgeous blog of  Karen Knegten. If you didn't and you want to make sure you don't miss any of the wonderful creations along the hop, go back to Stamp TV and start your hop from the beginning there.

This inspiration hop is based on this very fun and summery photo.

Don't you just love the reds and yellows and flowers? The whole photo just made me feel like I was going to a summer party in someone's backyard! So here is my inspiration card.

Of course I had to go with red and yellow as my theme on this card since that is what really grabbed me in the inspiration photo. The base is Pure Luxury Red Hot, layered with Pure Luxury Dandelion. The dp is DCWV Citrus. I stamped the sunflowers from the lovely GKD stamp set, A Year of Flowers and colored them with Copics - R24, R27, R29 and Y15 and Y17. The greeting is from GKD set Stenciled Spring. I poked holes on the corners and then went over them with a white gel pen to  make them stand out. Brads are GKD and I used Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Poppy Parade, and Vivid Lemon Ice inks.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed my summer sunflowers. Now continue along to the fabulous Joy Hadden's blog for more inspiration.

32 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful, Kay! Stunning in these glorious summer colors!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay- Fabulous coloring on your sunflowers! Gorgeous card!

Miesje said...

Oh how pretty! Those flowers are wonderful on it. Great sketch too!

Cheri said...

Kay, this is a fantastic card. The flowers you created look as if they're sitting on top of a gorgeous linen table cloth.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Kay! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the gorgeous design of your card.

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Kay! I love the design and your gorgeous sunflowers!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful card Kay! Glad you found your Mojo...can you help me find mine?

joy said...

Wonderfu card - love the bright colors and the centers of the flowers pop!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my just love these colors too! your flowers are poppin (-:

Giovana said...

Beautiful! Love the design! Super fun.

Carolina said...

Ahhh - love the bright, fun colors! How you added the frame at an angle is the perfect touch!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Just beautiful Kay! so fun and cheerful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice use of the bg paper framing the image!

Kary said...

Hi Kay! Beautiful card!! Love the frames!

Lynn B. said...

Wow! This is a stunner! Love the framing!

jazy1m said...

Awesome card Kay. Thanks for sharing.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Kay, this is really pretty! Love how you matted the image with the diagonal striped dp.

Sheila said...

The framing is very unique! Excellent design.

Donna Phelan said...

Kay, love the layout of this card!

Jo said...

Beautiful colors and fantastic layers. Love it.

Susan said...

Love those sunflowers!

Sally said...

Brads look nice.

miatagal said...

Gorgeous card Kay! I think your inspirational card has just helped me get some mojo back!!!

Golda said...

What a wonderful card. I love how you edged the corners on the striped paper. Fantastic work!

Donna said...

Lovely card, love the red and yellow together, and your flowers are so so pretty!! Lovely concept!
Great card!
Donna Przy....

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful card! I love the stripes behind the flowers. Fun design!

stampqueen said...

Great card - very bright and cheery!!!

Gayle said...

Cheery summer colors and flowers...just perfect.

Susie said...

Adorable card. Love your ideas!

Lagene said...

Beautiful, wonderful coloring!

Linda Imler said...

The flowers are beautiful!!

Linda Imler

Tina Gilliland said...

So pretty!! Great layout!