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Friday, February 10, 2012

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Stamp TV CSS blog hop! If you arrived here from Linda's wonderful blog, you are on the right path, but if you didn't and would like to start at the beginning, you can hop back over to Stamp TV for the full list of participants.

Our hop today is an inspiration hop based on this fabulous photo that Karen selected for us.

Cool isn't it? It made me think of seaside villages in France or Italy, and I was inspired by the colors and rectangular shapes of the buildings and windows. So, here is my card.

A CAS card but I really like the way it turned out. I used the Gina K set called Botanicals for the flowers and colored them with markers to give it a bit of a watercolor look. The sentiment is from the Stamp TV kit called Enjoy the Sunshine. All the paper, ink and ribbon are from SU -- Apricot Appeal, Kiwi Kiss, Ballet Blue, and Groovy Guava.

Thanks for stopping by and as you hop along be sure you leave a comment on each blog post. Gina K has generously given a big grab bag of stamps for one lucky person. A comment will be randomly chosen from all the comments.

Now hop along to see what Karen has in store for you.

101 comments:

Miesje said...

Oh Kay, this is such a cute card. Love your take on the sketch.

Theresa Momber said...

How beautiful, Kay! Love the sketch and the beautiful colors you used from the photo.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the lighter colors and your choice of stamps! beautiful card ...

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oh Kay- this is such a pretty card, and I love your interpretation of the art work. Fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty card!!

redwasher1 said...

Kay, this is gorgeous!!! Love the layout and colors!!

Betty Benton said...

The colors and shapes of your card are a wonderful interpretaion of the photo -- love those flowers.

Melissa Cash said...

Great card Kay! I love that stamp set and you have inpired me to pull it out and use it again.

Benwah said...

Lovely and delicate card. The colors are so soft.

joy said...

Wow! Beautiful soft colors and I love the stamps you used!

Olga said...

It's very sweet!Pastels colors

Angie said...

Beautiful card! So elegant love the flowers!

joyfulstamper said...

Simple but Elegant take and a great card for spring. Nice work!

bridget22868 said...

What I like about your card is its simple yet elegant and is a nice card I would be proud to send out. Good job!

Babylonlynn said...

So many beautiful takes from one inspiration!!

naneruth said...

What a cute idea! Love the colors you chose.

The Card Maker said...

Great Take on the photo! Love it!

Joyce T. said...

love this design layout.

crotnem said...

Love the simplicity of this card!

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the soft colors. Great idea.

elizabeth said...

Beautiful soft colors. Lovely.

FrancineB said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft, watercolored look of it.

Ann M said...

I really like the vertical pieces and the ribbon anchored sentiment.

Kathy said...

Perfect coloring, and I love love the watercolor look. It's a beautiful card.

Amy Phelps said...

You did a great job capturing the colors in the original. I just love the CAS to your card. Well Done. Amy Phelps

janice moss said...

Love the colors and the simplicity of your card.

Tami B. said...

I love this! The colors are beautiful. You did a great job on it.

Cheryl S. said...

Creative interpretation of the gorgeous picture - the layout really focuses on these great botanical stamps.

Priscilla said...

Cute card. Love the colors, the simplicity and your take on the photo. TFS

miatagal said...

Kay,

Such an inspirational card, so beautiful.Great colours. Simple, but really effective; I like this type of card. Thanks for sharing

ddlady said...

Kay, your colors are great and the card is simple and so soft looking!

Pam D said...

Nice stampin' and layering, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Brenda said...

Kay this is a lovely CAS card!! Great take on the inspiration!

Judy I said...

Great card. I love the colors and the CAS look.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is such a very pretty card. I love clean and simple ones as they are quick and still full of rich artistry.

Wendy Thompson said...

The card is so simple but looks terrific. I do like the way you used the colours

Shar W said...

Simple, but ohhh so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

MyAuntKath said...

Now for CAS, THIS is what I'm talkin' about. Love the colors and everything. Kathie

Dottie said...

I love these stamps. The colors you chose are really very nice. They are quick little cards that I would be proud to send out.

meemee48 said...

My kind of card. Love how you subtlely picked up the colors of the inspiration picture.

bbsox55 said...

Yes!! Love it!

jean w. said...

Beautiful card! Love the pastels!

Mama said...

Very interesting take for the card!

Peanut said...

love the way the colors blend but yet pop :)

--Marcy said...

Nice take on the inspiration! Love the soft colors

Sharon said...

Pretty card.

Nanette said...

I like the nice soft colors!

luvhymns said...

Beautiful flowers to accent the soft colors in the photo.

TrinaM said...

Love the soft colors that you have used on the flowers - very elegant.

ktfabian said...

Very pretty. I love how you picked up on the lines of the buildings and the beautiful hazy colors in the picture.

Meems said...

Now that's my kind of card...love it!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Wonderful use of white space in your card!
Patti
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Lovely muted look of your card. Using the three colors are so attractive, and love the sentiment.

mama razzi said...

I like how you not only chose to carry over the colors, but the design shapes as well. Good job!

Kelly said...

I like your take on the inspiration. I like the softer colors. I keep thinking I need to get that stamp set! :)

Patricia said...

Just like receiving a bouquet! This is a beautiful card. The design is outstanding. Great job!

Robin said...

What a great take on the photo!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great card. I love how you mated each flower. Beautiful Job!

Anne Fairclough said...

How pretty....you picked up the colours perfectly from the photo...love your layout as well.
Anne

Pam~ said...

beautiful color palate! love the design that you used on this beauty!

Patty Mowery said...

Like the way your colors link to the photo. Nice job.

stampqueen said...

Great card!!!! Love the sweet and simple look!!!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

Your color palette is beautiful and I love the cards.. simple, clean and elegant.

Kris said...

CAS cards are my favorite! Lovely job!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Krystal said...

The colors are perfect for Spring! And the stamping are great for Easter!

Jean MacNaughton said...

very nice and soft look

Diane said...

Very pretty and they do look just like watercolors!!

patm said...

Love the card, great colors and different look.

Pat said...

Pretty and delicate watercolor look. Cool design.

Sandra Mac Millin said...

Like you card and use of the colors and shapes of the picture.

Lagene said...

This is so soft & beautiful!

A Margery Card said...

Very elegant card - love the colors and your take of the inspiration piece.

Sonia said...

I love this card. The colors, the stamps you used. So simple, so elegant. Love it- spring hurry!

jazy1m said...

Love your cards. The colors you used were awesome. Thanks for sharing.

zehra said...

So sweet and elegant, love the colors.

Jaclynn Marie said...

Very cute! Love the floral interpretation!

scrappinmommom said...

What a beautiful, clean and thoughtful card. Love it.

Jan said...

I like the pretty soft colors and design on your card.

gobarb26 said...

Really clever use of the colors and shapes! Very nice...

Carol said...

Pretty card, love the colors you chose.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheri said...

Great card and design idea for this inspiration, Kay. Love those flower stamps.

Lena's Creations said...

Great colours and great sketch. Lovely card!
Lena

Gayle said...

Great sketch and beautiful colors.

Mitch & Michele said...

stunning card. beautiful pallet

Jennifer said...

What a pretty card! Really captures the essence of the picture!
Hugs,
Jennifer

NJMullins said...

fun card! color, shape and whimsy!

RedGem said...

wonderful card, love the colors! Tks for sharing.

Making Jesus Famous said...

Kay I just love your cards!! and that beautiful pic of your hydrangeas!!

Betty Neville said...

This is beautiful Kay! The colors are lovely! Great take on the inspiration!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Kay,
I adore this CAS, gorgeously made based on the challenge ideas. Love the rectangles and colors! TFS!!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous CAS card - love it.
Christine x

Donna Phelan said...

FABULOUS panels, they're great, love the colors!

foxy said...

Beautiful card, love the watercolour effect.

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a lovely take on the challenge Kay! I love the soft colors and Gina's pretty Botanicals set.

Carrie said...

So soft and pretty!

Sharri said...

Your card is sooo pretty Kay! I love that you pulled the softer colors from the photo and the design is great!

Dottie Watson said...

Love your card. so soft in color, so elegant yet so simple. Thnx for sharing. Hugz, Dottie

Arlene said...

Love the colors and how you used the shapes from the painting!

jodyleblanc said...

I love the Pastel colors and they gorgeous flowers! nice job! ;)

Nancy N said...

You use color beautifuly. Love all your cards.

Julia Smallbetter said...

Beautiful cards. Hopefully I will be able to make nice cards, when I can afford more tools and materials. Kind regards. Julia