Friday, January 13

GKD CSS Alumni Sketch Hop

Hello!
Welcome to the January CSS Alumni blog hop. If you came from the blog of the very talented Melissa, you are in the right place! If not, I encourage you to start at the beginning by heading over the Stamp TV. I wouldn't want you to miss all of the eye candy these talented ladies have created to share tonight.

Melissa has created this sketch for us use for our projects tonight.

I am going to keep my chatter to a minimum so you can keep hopping along. If you have any questions on my cards, please drop me an email or leave them in a comments for me.
Let's take a peek at my first card.
As you can see I flipped the sketch. The butterfly and sentiment are from the Strength and Hope stamp set. The butterfly is colored with copics and then covered with stickles. I added a trail of pearls to make it look like the flight pattern.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Strength and Hope
Ink: Memento
Paper: SU, Gina K, Cryogen, Basic Grey - Cappella
Other: Pearls, Stickles, Spellbinders Rectangles, Copics - BV0000, 000, 00, 01/R000, 00, 01

For this card I took a few liberties with the sketch...yes that is the rebel coming out :) But hopefully you can still see the basic sketch.
I used the same stamp set, Strength and Hope. I paper pieced the ribbon behind the flowers. I stamped the image on another piece of paper, colored the flowers with copics, cut them out to and glued them over the ribbon.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Strength and Hope
Ink: Versamark, Memento
Paper: SU, Gina K, Basic Grey - Cappella
Other: Pearls, Ribbon, Lace, SNSS Scalloped Die, Spellbinders Labels 18 & 23, Copics - R000, 00, 01

Before I send you on your way I want to remind to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (January 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps! The more you comment the more chances to win!!

Now I am going to send you on your way to Tera's blog to see her gorgeous project.
Enjoy the rest of the hop!!

112 comments:

joy said...

Great cards. I like how you have layered the die cuts on your second and yes, I can see the basic sketch!

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!! Love the butterfly one best!! Love the way you layered the dies too on the second one.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Sharri! Love the papers and images you chose!

Kristie said...

Very pretty cards! I love the trail of pearls with the butterfly.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great cards, Sharri! I like the striped being horizontal on your first one, and paper piecing the butterfly makes for a gorgeous creation!

Melissa Cash said...

Sharri, both cards are fantabulous! I love how you turned the sketch on the first one, it worked perfectly that way!

redwasher1 said...

Sharri, both of your cards are fabulous! Great design!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty - pretty - pretty!! Well done~

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Sharri!! I like how you turned the sketch.

Olga said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Madeleen said...

Love both cards Sharri! Very soft and feminine colours too!

wfmom06 said...

What inspirational cards - thanks for sharing your creativity.

Carolina said...

Ahhh, such darlin' cards Sharri - the butterfly is so sweet and love the background dp you went with. The second is just as sweet and love that bit of trim you added to it - perfect touch!

cosie said...

The colours are so soft and beautiful. Love them both.

Janna said...

Really pretty cards! Love the soft peachy colors!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Sharri,
Both cards are so enjoyable. I love how you carried the same color scheme throughout both, the embellies really help tie the designs in, and the colors are quite becoming. I love these!

Sherry said...

Hi, Sharri...love the pink sparkly butterfly with the trail of pearls. It's a perfect look. That pop of color on the second card is a stand out! Great job.

Kris said...

I especially love the one with the pearl swirl!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^ I wish I have the stuff to make something like it ~_^

Sue Bridges said...

I really like your designs! So comforting! Beautiful!

Rosanne S said...

I love these cards, especially the first...the patterned paper and the butterfly and pearls...so very well done......great inspiration!

chris wilson said...

I really love your second card, the lacey look is fantastic, and you are very clever paper piecing the ribbon behind the flowers.Great idea

Sharon said...

Sweet cards.

Cheryl Wright said...

I love both these cards, but the first one especially appeals to me.

The Strength and Hope stamp set include very motivating and positive verses. Love them!

wanda said...

your cards have an old fashion Victorian look about them... very beautifully done!!!

ocean-dreamer said...

Very nice. You're very creative.

naoompje said...

Love both cards beautiful papers and being abit of a rebel is ok to me if it makes great cards.

Unknown said...

Both of these cards are very beautiful. I especially like the flight pattern pearls. Looks very elegant.

sherry varga said...

Your cards are so special. I really love them.

patm said...

Love both cards, you did such a nice job on them.

kylee said...

Very nice job ... i love them both!

--Marcy said...

So lovely. You can layer DP patters so well - I am scared of that!

chineva said...

great flip of the design. love both cards mix and match with dies is a good idea

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful cards. Love the way you add the bling from the butterflie tail. Great way to use the frames on your 2nd card.

Gayle said...

Love your cards and the liberties taken with the sketch on the second one. Wonderful!

Cheri said...

Oh, Sharri, I just love these cards. Your colors and patterns work so well together and I just love your stickled butterfly. Gorgeous cards.

Lorraine said...

Love the rebel, she makes beautiful cards, Thanks

Sheila said...

Both cards are just lovely but the butterfly one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Donnie said...

Beautiful
Thanks for the fresh ideas

bbsox55 said...

Love, love, love the colors!

Priscilla said...

Beautiful cards. Love the layering. My favorite is the butterfly but my daughter would love that lily! TFS.

Peggy said...

Your cards are exquisite!

Judi said...

Wow, so intricate so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Luanna said...

Both your cards are beautiful. I particularly like your color schemes.

Barb May said...

Very pretty cards - very nice (subtle) coloring, lots of layers and details - great job

lisa808 said...

Two lovely cards.

Allie Cat Beads said...

wow! both cards are absolutely stunning!!

Lynne said...

Hard to choose between these 2 beautiful cards but my favorite was the first one. I loved everything about it.

crotnem said...

Your cards are just so pretty, TFS

Kay S said...

Sharri - both of your cards are beautiful. Love that gorgeous butterfly on the first one and I like the "liberties" you took with the sketch one the second!

RosieP said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful.

Becky said...

Both are wonderful.

Carey said...

Very old-fashioned looking - nice!

muscrat said...

The bling makes it look like a kite tail, So pretty!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the beautiful way you made use of this awesome sketch. Both cards are fantastic!

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh Sharri both of your card are gorgeous! I love the soft colors on the butterfly and the sentiment really makes you think! Love the papers and flowers on the second card with the perfect sentiment for someone struggling and fighting a health battle. Perfect! Hugz

ShersL84bed said...

Fancy and beautiful.

Smiles sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Carol said...

Both cards look so fancy....just right for sending a note to someone!!

jean w. said...

Two beautiful cards! Thanks for turning the sketch around too!

midnitescrapper said...

Beautiful inspirational cards, I love how you flipped the sketch.

joyfulstamper said...

Great thinking outside the box on the 1st card, and especially loved the lace and background on the second card. Very artistic.

Wilma said...

Beautiful cards!! Loved both of them!!

pamselinski said...

Fabulous cards. Very inspiring

Lois said...

I loved how you turned the sketch. Both cards are fabulous!

craftsbyreva said...

Both cards are so lovely. Nice work.

Melissa said...

both cards are stunning.

Theresa said...

Lovely cards...great designs and use of the sketch.

StacyC said...

Very pretty, great coloring...

Margaret said...

I love both your cards. I like the more subtle colors.

FrancineB said...

Very pretty cards. Love the pop of the orange against the more subtle colors. I also like how you turned the sketch on the side for your first card.

Dee said...

Both cards are beautiful! I liked the way you changed the design from vertical to horizontal. Nice job! The second card is lovely with paper piecing and the lace adds to the whole design. Liked both cards!

Rhonda Miller said...

Both of these cards are lovely. TFS.

DianneD said...

beautiful cards!

Simko said...

Love your color combo on both cards and how you layered different shaped dies on the second card. Both cards are stunning.

NJMullins said...

I love the colors and papers that you have selected. Both thoughtful, and well designed. Lovely cards.

Golda said...

Both of your cards are great! I love the patterned papers you used.

Elizabeth said...

Love your color choices on these. Just gorgeous.

Gwen said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you interpreted the sketch!

scrapandstamp said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I love the sentiments on both of them too.
Cheers
Sharon Ling

Judy I said...

Your cards are both gorgeous. I love the colors on the one with the butterfly.

Barb said...

WOW! these are gorgeous.

Marie Gamber said...

Beautiful card. I love the swirl of pearls coming from the butterfly!
Hugs,
marie

Sharon said...

Both of your cards are just lovely and I love how you flipped the sketch, very clever

Robin said...

These are both so pretty and delicate. Just lovely.

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--I like how you flipped the sketch on the first one.

Charlene M. said...

Very pretty. TFS!

SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

Very pretty - thanks for sharing.

Debbie T
debt0526@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Beautiful projects!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

zehra said...

Beautiful and pretty cards, like the sketch flipped

Pat Jandacek said...

Two beautiful cards - especially like the butterfly and its 'flight pattern.' TFS

ibalady said...

you can still see the sketch. its been modified and made into something that is uniquely you . great job

Betty Neville said...

These are gorgeous Sharri! Beautiful colors, and love both your takes on the sketch!

Michelle Watkins said...

Love both of your cards! I also like how you swithed it up a bit!

alex said...

Wow love them both :-)

Julie said...

Two great cards and I love both of the sentiments!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

great cards. lovely paper piecing.

Ann M said...

good rebel charge. like both cards. love the flight trail of pearls.

Angie said...

Lovely cards Sherri! Love the butterfly's and the paper patern you chose! Awesome job!

CraftyMomFL said...

really beautiful - you're so talented

JoAnn Peck said...

Really like the butterfly detail, beautiful.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards.....lovely colors! Fabulous! TFS!

Tricia said...

What fabulous cards...I love the messages...very inspirational

Scrap Happy said...

You can definitely still see the sketch behind all the beautiful accents on your card. Thanks.

Leisa said...

Lovely. Especially love the "flight path"

naneruth said...

Both are lovely!

angela said...

Two very different takes on this challange . Very nice work.

Making Jesus Famous said...

Shari beautiful work!

Janice said...

Great job with both cards. They are lovely.

Arlene said...

Both are great - love the idea of flipping the sketch!

Kaybee said...

Beautiful cards. Lovely colors and coloring. Very pretty background papers.

Tammy Andrzejczak said...

They are both great. I just got those stamp sets and plan to make some cards to raise money for Relay for Life.

stampqueen said...

Both cards are beautiful - love the glitter butterfly!!