Friday, September 24

CSS Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop

Hiya Stampers and welcome to another CSS Alumni hop!

The CSS girls are doing an inspiration hop base on this picture that Carolina selected for us.

Don't those cupcakes look yummie!

If you came from Shannon blog, you are right on track. If not, please go back to Stamp TV and start at the beginning. I don't want you to miss any of the fabulous eye candy the girls are sharing tonight!

I used some of the colors in the picture to base my cards on tonight. My first card uses the colors pink and brown.

Ink: Memento's Markers - Rich Cocoa, Rose Bud, Cantaloupe,
and Bamboo Leaves

I used the stamp set 'You Are Not Alone' for both the focal image and sentiment. I used Memento's Markers and colored directly on the stamp before stamping the image on Gina K's White PL paper.

My second card uses the colors yellow, pink and green.

Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury CS - Lemon Drop, Bubble Gum,
Grass Green, Copic X-Press It, Basic Grey - Sultry
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud, Copics
Other: MS border and corner punches, Circle and Oval
Nestibilities, Stickles

The image is from the Spring Florals stamp set and was colored with copics YG07, YG17, RV02, RV04, RV09, C00, and C0. I added a bit of sparkle to the flower petals using stickles.
The flower image and the sentiment, which is also from Spring Florals, were cut out using Oval nestibilities.
I took a piece of grass green paper and cut out a circle using a nestibility circle die then used the corner punch to punch out the border around the circle. I tucked another circle I cut out of the pattern paper under the little tabs of the border.  I used the matching border punch for the strip of striped pattern paper. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey's Sultry pack.

Thank you so much for hopping with us tonight!! Please be sure to stop back at Stamp TV and join us in the blog hop discussion forum.

27 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both of your cards are grgeous, Sharri! I love th colors and papers and images you used! Such wonderful details, too!

Giovana said...

Wonderful cards Sharri!

Melissa Cash said...

Sharri, you've gone and done it again...and created two beauties. Love them both.

Cheri said...

Oh, wow, Sharri. Your cards are gorgeous. I love your second card. It's so colorful. They're both very creative designs.

Carolina said...

Love the colors you were able to achieve on your beautiful cards Sharri...such a great take on the inspiration piece!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo the colors and shapes are perfect with the photo of those cupcakes!! I love the medallion too! Fabulous!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful creations! Love the way you colored the image with markers on the first one. The second with with the ovals and circles is beautiful with such wonderful coloring.

Becky said...

Gorgeous creation and gorgeous colors.

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful cards!

JaniceAileen said...

Great cards, Sharri! Love all your detail! :)

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards Sharri! I love the use of the border punch on the second one. That looks so cool. Especially with the smaller circle tucked in.

Lagene said...

OHooooo Gorgeous cards!

Grace Baxter said...

Both cards are lovely!

Melanie said...

really like this kind of literal interpreation of the two cupcakes into the sketch of the first one! beautiful cards!

KareS said...

Both are beautiful Sharri, Love the colors!!

joy said...

Great coloring on both cards - the sentiments you've used add great elements to your beautiful stamping and dp choice.

Kay S said...

Both card are really gorgeous, Sharri!

Joan V said...

Wow, these cards are pretty. Love them both. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, Sharri! It is so interesting to see how one photo can inspire one talented artist to create two amazingly different and equally gorgeous designs! Love that intricate border!

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

Very pretty cards! I love how you used the inspiration piece for your layouts.

Jennie said...

These are so pretty Sharri! Love the designs and your take on the inspiration :o) Just a fabulous blog hop!

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous cards Sharri! Great layouts! Love them both!

Rhonda said...

Both of your cards are simply gorgeous Sharri...

Hugs Rhonda

Luv 2 Create said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. This has been such a fabulous hop. You are all so very talented. Thanks so much for the inspiration and wonderful projects.
Marcie

Lyngo said...

Very pretty cards Sharri -

Sandy said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

rvlady said...

Sharri,

I love both of your cards. There are so cheerful!!