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Friday, August 12, 2011

August CSS Sketch Challenge Hop

Welcome to another fun blog hop being hosted by members of StampTV's Center Stage Alumni. This time around the hop is based on a Sketch Challenge. If you came from Karen's  fabulous blog, then you're right where you should be. If not, you can also go to StampTV to see a list of all those participating.


Here is the sketch we had to work with.



The sketch was created by the very talented Melissa Cash who is celebrating her birthday today! We decided to surprise her and design birthday cards using her sketch! We wish you a wonderful birthday Melissa and here's the birthday card I made especially for you!




This is a fairly simple card so I decided to add detail to it with the buttons, not only along the bottom edge of the focal image as depicted in the sketch, but to dress up the flowers as well! The card base is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown. The next layer is SU Crumb Cake and the patterned paper is leftover from a Stamp TV kit. I used Nestabilities long rectangles to create the scalloped brown layer and the focal image layer, which is Pure Luxury Ivory. I stamped the flower from the Gina K Designs set, Garden Silhouettes twice. I used markers to color the petals, stems and leaves.The birthday wishes sentiment is from the same set and is stamped with Vivid Coffee Bean.

A simple birthday wish, but I hope you like it Melissa! :-)

Make sure you leave a comment at each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (August 16th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and the lucky winner will get a stamp set of her/his choice valued up to $24.95!


To continue with Melissa's birthday celebration and to see more cards, head on over to Linda's blog to see her amazing card!

88 comments:

Lori said...

Great idea with this sketch Kay!! I need to remember this, you did such a beautiful job!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay- Your card is beautiful and a perfect interpretation of the sketch!

Cheri said...

Love the details on this one, Kay. It's beautiful.

Melissa Cash said...

Love it Kay! I love all of your little buttons too, they are the perfect touch! Thank you so much for the special birthday wishes. {{hugs}}

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun papers you used - this looks fabulous!

beneta said...

The simplicity of the card is what makes it so attractive. Nice job.

joy said...

Oh, how I love this paper! To me your card is like "warm sunshine". Beautiful card.

lisa808 said...

So pretty with the buttons.

Carolina said...

Ahhh, ever sooo sweet! The row of buttons is the perfect touch - love what you did with the sketch!

Miesje said...

Such a sweet card. Love the flowers.

alex said...

Love the use of buttons, brilliant take on the sketch

pamselinski said...

This card is soo pretty. Some of my favorite colors and the the extra touch of the buttons are awesome.

Barbara Colbert said...

The buttons work perfectly! GREAT!!!

sally said...

Like the buttons on the flowers and the three larger ones along the bottom. thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Love this, Kay! It's like sunshine in an envelope! Absolutely warm and lovely!

sandi said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors,

peggy wainman said...

ooh, I love these colors, a nice little start into fall!

Lynn B. said...

Love the fresh, clean look of this card. Perfect for the daisy image. And the buttons add so much. Great job!

ksval1956 said...

Lovely card! It's so warm feeling - like the use of buttons, since it's something I use a lot!!

Melanie said...

this is a great card!! I am so ready for fall!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty! I love your button work, especially the teenie ones in the daisy centers. Nicely done!

stampqueen said...

Very pretty - love the colors and the buttons!!

Kary said...

What a pretty card! Love the rich colours and the cute buttons.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

It reminds me of fall...great card and the buttons really put the finishing touches on the card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Kay, I love this! The beautiful warm colors of fall.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the colors and buttons are perfect touch!

Giovana said...

Beautiful, great colors!!

Jennie said...

So pretty Kay! Love the buttons and twine!

Firenze said...

Buttons buttons buttons! I love buttons! TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Donna Phelan said...

Awwww that's a really sweet card, Kay. It's darlin'.

Becky said...

This is so lovely. love the buttons.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

I'm always a fan of buttons and this card is super adorable!

CraftyRia said...

Great card! I'm a sucker for flowers.

Sharon said...

Great colors and papers. Love the simplicity of it.

Diana said...

I really do like those "fall" background papers and colors - the buttons give it a neat touch :)

Thanks

carrie said...

Super card! Very nice colors with the used of the two sizes of buttons.

mjc777 said...

Very beautiful card that catches your eye; not busy, but a simpler card that just looks great!

scootingranny said...

I really like sunflowers so this card really got my interest. Great card

rondanoh said...

My favorite flowers and I love earth tones gonna closely copy this one beautiful.

Regina said...

what a lovely card! Wonderful idea with the buttons!

jazy1m said...

Kay, Awesome card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

crotnem said...

Love to see buttons on cards!

Lynnette said...

Great card Kay I love the buttons xxxx

Golda said...

What a wonderful birthday card. I love your use of buttons, too. The brown between the two yellow gives it such a nice look.

Peggy Jean said...

Beautiful card as always. Love the simple design and fall look and colors.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Gorgeous card and colour combo. I love all the button accents.

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. I love the use of the buttons.

NJMullins said...

Darling, and the buttons are such a nice touch.

Theresa Lee said...

Love the buttons on this card! ...and the colors, stamps, and paper match perfectly!

Honortem said...

Beautiful card

Judy said...

Very warm and pretty card. Very appealing and inviting.

Lisa said...

Love the daisies and the color scheme!

Pigpen said...

A perfect melding of colors, elements & design!

Kris said...

Simple and lovely! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Dee said...

A cheerful, sunshiny card. Like the simplicity of it.

naneruth said...

Lovely! The buttons add so much to it.

scrappinmommom said...

Love the simple, clean lines and the beautiful choice of colors. The flowers and buttons are the icing on the cake.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card design is so pretty with the brown and yellows you chose. Love it.

ntsisterz said...

Precious card and clever design!

1jmass said...

Beautiful colors and your design is one I will surely borrow.

Gayle said...

Simply beautiful, Kay, gorgeous colors.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Love the beautiful fall colors.

Barb said...

very, very pretty. love the yellows and browns.

Die Cut Lady said...

Love the yellow colors on the card.

janice moss said...

The buttons really make the flowers pop!

Donna said...

Absolutely beautifully stunning card.
Just love it.
Thanks for sharing your talents.
Donna

sprgstn16 said...

Very pretty card...love the color combo!

sandi said...

LOVE THE COLORS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING

Andrene said...

Awesome job!!! Thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

Love those flowers! Great job!!

jean w. said...

Lovely card! Love the buttons!

Christine from FL said...

Cute card! Love the colors and the added buttons!

Bertha W said...

Simply but very exquisite! Loved it!

Sylvia said...

Beautifully executed. Those buttons are darling and the paper colors are so rich. Loved it!

Janeen said...

oh this is charming, i love the five buttons.

Cynthia said...

This is so "country", Kay. Soft and charming!

joanieg said...

Simple yet very elegant! My kind of card! You did a terrific job! Thank you for sharing and inspiring,

Betty Neville said...

What a lovely card Kay! Beautiful colors, and I love how you used the buttons!

ecclesp said...

Just perfect...simple and sincere.

Valerie said...

So fun to see all the different cards from the same sketch. Great work.

Marsha said...

Such pretty colors. Lovely card and the buttons are wonderful.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

perfect for the "fall" birthday's that are just around the corner.

BuzzyBee said...

Beautiful card. Love the autumnal colors.

Debbie Rogers said...

Button, button, Kay's got the buttons.... and what a great job you did with them!

Chris said...

Gorgeous! Love the button accents.

Barbara Hale said...

A very happy birthday card. I'm going to have to get 'into' using buttons on some cards.

stamper said...

Very pretty. My colors.