Friday, October 28

CSS Alumni hop


Welcome to Gina K's CSS Alumni Blog hop!
If you came by the way of Sue's fabulous blog, you are right on track. If you are just popping in to visit, I encourage you to start at the beginning of the hop here, to what this talented group of ladies has to share us tonight.

For this hop, we were to create a project using a sketch designed by our very own Melissa Cash.
Here is the sketch -

and this is what I came up with using the sketch. 
I was a bit of a rebel and decided to flip the sketch and have my focal panel a bit slanted ;-)
The sunflowers are from the Autumn Beauty Stamp set.  I colored them with copics, YG01, YG23, YG25, YG71/E33, E39/Y32, Y35, YR12, YR21, YR24.  For the three strips I used an open oval border die to cut the borders in matching pattern papers and threaded ribbon through them.
The pattern paper is from My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Two - Sunshine pack.

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 1), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Your next hop stop is to the super talented Miesje.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!!


Card Supplies - Stamps: Autumn Beauty/Ink: Memento, SU, Copics/Paper: SU, MME, Copic Blending/Other: Rectangle Spellbinders, Ribbon, MFT Border and File Tab Dies.

141 comments:

Miesje said...

Sharri, this is beautiful! Those sunflowers are so real looking. Love the background too!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooooh!! Sharri! I LOVE THIS!! SO cool!! I like the different take on it!

Cheri said...

Sharri....I love, love, love the way you flipped this sketch. Those sunflowers are gorgeous....what an awesome card!

Marsha said...

Super creative take on the sketch. Beautiful coloring and I like the newsprint BG.

The Vannoy Family said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty card! Love your flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the popping out flowers~

Melissa Cash said...

Love your card, you rebel you! Your flowers are colored so beautifully! I really like the extra flowers behind the image panel too!

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous gorgeous card! love your interpretation of the sketch (-:
and your dp is perfect along with the coloring (as always !!)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great way to flip the sketch and get a totally rockin' card, Sharri!

Lynn B. said...

Love your rebel ways! LOL Thanks for giving the copic numbers from you coloring. That's always such a huge help to those of us who are still learning.

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, I just love how you have the flowers peeking out! Gorgeous!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Sharri, this card is fantastic! I love the way you flipped it and angled it!! This is so pretty!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Sharri, this s gorgeous! I love how you made this sketch your own. Beatiful coloring and shading and love the newsprint background.

Kay S said...

So cool, Sharri! I thought about using the sketch flipped like you but didn't do it. Guess I'll have to try it for another card! Your sunflower is beautifully colored!

joy said...

Shari, what a wonder card. I love the slat of your image and how you have the flowers peeking! Beautiful coloring.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful card, super coloring, love the book page background!

scrappinmommom said...

Hey, I just received that stamp set yesterday, what a great idea. Love the flower front and center.

scrappinmommom said...

Hey, I just received that stamp set yesterday, what a great idea. Love the flower front and center.

Deb said...

Love this, Sharri! Fun perspective, and gorgeous colors! I love the newsprint background and the sentiment and flowers peeking from under the focal image! Heheh...way to be a rebel!

terrie said...

Such a great looking card.. well done

janice moss said...

I so appreciate your take on the sketch and love not only the sunflowers but also the way you did the strips that enhanced your focal point. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Very clever! Love it!

maryc1254 said...

I love sunflowers and your coloring is beautiful.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Love your take on the sketch! I just may have to scraplift this one!

Crafty Patti said...

I really Like this one I love Sunflowers and you did a great job on twisting the sketch. Awsone.

Joan said...

This shows a super variation of the original sketch; inspirational for me. Thanks!

Priscilla said...

Beautiful flowers, love the background and the tab. Great interpretation of the sketch.

naneruth said...

Lovely! Like the use of the sun flowers.

Michele Gross said...

Lovely! Your flowers look amazing against the newsprint background :)

Diana said...

I really like your take on the sketch....love the flowers. TFS

Carolyn said...

i love your sunflowers. They are so cheery and colored so beautifully. Great take on the sketch as well.

Marj said...

What a creative way to use the sketch. And the sunflowers are really lovely!

Sheila... said...

very pretty! love the ribbon and punch idea!

Deanna C said...

I love sunflowers and this is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Pam Chambers said...

Wow, I really like how you tweeked the sketch. So inventive.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!! Great coloring!! And I love your take on the sketch!!

June said...

I love sunflowers and you did such a beautiful card with them.

Linda said...

I really like sunflowers and this card awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Judy Boyd said...

Oh, I know someone who would love to receive this card. She loves sunflowers. Love the peeping out flowers too.

Riette said...

WoW - that is amazing how it changes the whole look!!

Anonymous said...

Nice twist....... Lory D

Elizabeth said...

Love how you flipped the sketch and you ruse of the autumn blessing stamp set. Gorgeous!

Jan said...

Great color & I loved the newspaper
background paper. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

GGGGRRRRRRRRRREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATT fall card. You did a wonderful coloring job. And that oval border reeeeeeeeeallllllllllly caught my eye - at first I thought you had made lots of open ovals.......this is the first time I had seen that die cut. TFS..
Jean McGee

melissa said...

very pretty card thanks for sharing i hope if u have time to stop by my blog thanks
melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

Shirley Ross said...

I love this card

sweetmarie said...

very nice, love the copics!

Gerry said...

What a great use of the newspaper print.

Julie said...

Wow this is just stunning. Love the fall colors.

Debbie in LA said...

What a lovely card. I am surprised by how much I enjoy these fall colors.

Pam D said...

Gotta love a rebel!! Nice job, TFS!

Glamour said...

Beautiful card, simple but elegant and could be used for a "guy"
Thanks for sharing

Diane

Lan Grabske said...

I love the sunflower, gorgeous! I really like the newsprint background.

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous!!!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

I like the version of the sketch that you created for your card. Having sunflowers under the main focus is beautiful.
Hazel
hdhall6002atsbcglobaldotnet
www.the2pinkladies.com

Lynne said...

Great card, very clever.

Carol said...

Lovely design and beautiful colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

NJMullins said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, and I love the treatment of the ribbon. :)

Sharon in Arizona said...

Love what you did with the sketch!!!! I like rebels! The die cut strips and ribbon is brilliant! And your coloring is so bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Sharon :o)

--Marcy said...

Nice adaptation of the sketch! Very thought provoking!

Michelle said...

Ummmmmm....WOW! incredible...I'm speechless...lol...I adore sunflowers... :)

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

Stunning card! Wow!

Sonya van Stee said...

Wow! Your colouring is amazing! Beautiful card altogether, and great rendition of the sketch! Love it!

Lucy said...

Amazingly beautiful coloring on this. I like the bkgrnd paper, too. Makes everything else POP!

Kelly said...

So pretty! Love your sunflowers! The oval border frames with ribbon are beautiful!

Margaret said...

I like the way you changed the direction of the card! Inspirational!

kylee said...

Those flowers look so realistic, they want to pop right out and into a handy vase of water!

Thanks for sharing. i do like this type of rebel that turns things around for HER pleasures, that give us all pleasure!

kylee

Sharon said...

Flipping the direction makes it a totally different design - I like it! And you can never go wrong with such beautiful sunflowers!

Stephani said...

Love sunflowers and love your card! Great coloring job.

alex said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is stunning

Carolyn Disher said...

Great idea - going vertical. I like how you incorporated the flower behind the focal point as well.

Linda Palmer said...

Love how you flipped the sketch and your beautiful sunflower.

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Love the rebel in you...great idea for the card..I have always loved angles in cards. Wonderful design.

marie41837 said...

ooh that is beutiful and diffrent. I like being a rebel my self always looking for the different.

2amscrapper said...

what a great take on the sketch!

Aixa M. said...

Cute! Love how you switched the sketch around!

Theresa said...

Sharri, great card and design. Love this sketch. Been awhile since I stopped by.

Die Cut Lady said...

Wow a whole different take on this sketch by flipping it around. Very nice.

The Card Maker said...

Hey, Sharri, I love your take on the sketch! Great card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so beautiful. I love how you turned the sketch around.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so beautiful. I love how you turned the sketch around.

Joan said...

Beautiful card and love your take on the sketch!

Vesta said...

Wow, you are a rebel. Love what you did with the card and love the sunflowers!

Elfie said...

A very funky looking card. Nice colors. Goes well for any occasion.
Thanks for sharing.

LoveSnailMail said...

Echoing the focal point was very clever!

jazy1m said...

Love Love your card. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

LORRAINE p said...

Wow- what a great interpretation on the sketch, love it.

Creative Mojo said...

Fabulous design in every respect!
x0x
Lizabeth

jean w. said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the sunflowers!

patti said...

I love the idea of the ovals & ribbon..very nice touch

Golda said...

What a fun card! I don't think turning a sketch on it's side is really changing it, but your card is great. Love the newsprint as the background, too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the card, looks just like autumn

Ruth in Ohio

CraftyJo said...

Good for you! I like being a rebel too at times :) Lovely card.

Jackie W. said...

Love your take on the sketch, think outside the box-great!

Karry said...

Great card, I love your take on the sketch.

Mary Ann said...

This is wonderful - I love being a rebel but still staying close to home! Nice fall colors and great for Thanksgiving sentiments.

Sharon said...

Love that your rebellious ways produced such beautiful inspiration for us!

margaret said...

I like the way you flipped the sketch. Very creative-- That is what makes each of you so uniquely creative!

RuthAnn said...

Very interesting interpretation of the sketch. Great card, thanks for
sharing. Take care, RuthAnn

Sylvia said...

That sunflower is gorgeous. Your take on the sketch is so creative.

Barbara Bryant said...

This is cool same sketch but turned a different way love it

Janet said...

Gorgeous - sunflowers are my favorite flower, so I am just loving this card :)

mary said...

I just love "sunflowers", they are so bright and cheery! Beautiful card...love it.

Evelyn said...

This is a bright cheerful card. Great treatment.

Dee said...

You flipped the card! Nice way to use the sketch! Like your colors.

66anna66 said...

Love sunflowers -- beautiful coloring! Neat way to flip the design, too!

pamselinski said...

the sunflowers are stunning and being a rebel really worked on this card. Beautiful

Linda said...

Very different take on the sketch. I like it a lot.

kim.scrapper said...

You rebel you...lol I really like your take on the sketch, tfs

Scrapacat said...

I love this - the sketch is equally powerful when turned. I love the sunflowers peeking out from the background.
~ky

Theresa said...

Great idea

cosie said...
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cosie said...

Thinking outside the suare, not a rebel. Lovely card.

JourneyGirl said...

Love the use of text in the background! Thank you for the eye cnady!
Dekida

Anonymous said...

I love your sunflowers and the lovely way that you colored them.

Joan

Donna said...

Stunning card, just stunning, love the warmness of the card and just love the sunflowers! Great card.
And the PP is alos a terrific choice!
Thanks for sharing
Donna

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Wonderful way to present the sketch.

Honortem said...

I think there is a little rebel in all of us! Beautiful!!

Terri J said...

Beautiful, love the sunflowers, and how you flipped the sketch.

Barbara Colbert said...

Great job...nice look and I liked the rebel flip! :-)

crotnem said...

What a lovely idea w/ the sunflowers!
You inspire me!

Yvonne said...

Love this card. The sunflowers are colored soooooooooo nicely.

Barb said...

beautiful job even if you did flip it.

Barb said...

beautiful job even if you did flip it.

Lagene said...

Fantastic fall sunflower card!

stampqueen said...

Love how you have the sunflowers peaking out from under the main image!!!

Arlene said...

I love how you put the ribbons at different lengths.It really added a lot to the card. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

June Sefscik said...

WOW...I love how you colored the flowers....I need alot more practice and really appreciate the instructions and pictures to help us.

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous Sharri! Your sunflowers are so beautifully colored, and this is a great take on the sketch!

Kris said...

So pretty! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Gwen said...

Great take on the sketch, love the sunflowers !!!

Mary Strauser said...

awesome card. love the way you flipped the sketch around and the sunflowers is a neat touch.
Thanks for sharing

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

very cool. almost didn't recognize the sketch.

Sue D said...

Love sunflowers and how you flipped the sketch.

Oneofakind said...

Sunflowers after leaves are my favorite. Happy Halloween, Toto we're home. Great adaptation of the sketch.

P Halloran said...

I love sunflowers! Great card!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Sharri, love how you colored the flower!!!!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a very nice card ^_^

bbsox55 said...

Sunflowers are just special, don't you think?

Carolina said...

Ohhh, love the sketch flipped! Beautifully colored sunflower and love how you tucked in the others behind the frame....too cute!

Kristin said...

I love that you flipped it, made it just your own and so pretty!