Friday, February 10

CSS Inspiration hop

Hiya!
Welcome to the February GKD CSS Alumni hop!
If you came from the Tera's wonderful blog you are right on track. If you just popped in, I encourage you to start at the beginning of the hop right here. I wouldn't want you to miss out on all the fabulous creations the girls are sharing tonight.
This month we were given this fabulous picture picked out by our very own Karen Knegten to use as our inspiration.
I made two card for you tonight. What jumped out at me most was the colors and the different shapes. The shapes of some of the buildings was the inspiration for this card -

I used  the Dogwood and Butterfly stamp set. The dogwood branch is colored with copics - E23,25,50,51,53/R20,22,24,27,29/YG03,63.
The roof is embossed with a checkerboard embossing folder. The card base is embossed with a wood grain impression plate.
The paper is Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Rocket Red and white.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Gina K Designs - Dogwood and Butterfly
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury, Copic Blending
Ink: Memento, SU
Other: Sizzix Embossing Folder - Checkerboard, Wood Grain Impression Plate, Spellbinders - Squares & Postage Stamps, Pearls
For my next card I drawn to the blues and tans in the picture.
I used the Dogwood and Butterfly stamp set again for this card. And colored the flowers and butterfly with copics - B21,23,24/E25,30,35/Y21/YR21/YG03,63.
The papers are navy and tan leather Pure Luxury Papers.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Gina K Designs - Dogwood and Butterfly
Paper: Gina K Designs - Pure Luxury, Copic Blending
Ink: SU, Memento
Other: MS Border Punch, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Doily, Spellbinders - Ovals

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (February 14), 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! Wouldn't that be a great Valentine's Day present?!
Now I am going to send you on your way to the talented Miejse's blog
Enjoy hopping and we will see you back at Stamp TV.

125 comments:

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh, these are incredible! I love the different takes on this picture. Both cards are amazing!

Theresa Momber said...

Sharri, I just love how you pulled those rich colors out of the photo. Stunning!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Hi Sharri! Both have captured elements of the inspiration photo fabulously! You did a fab job on both!

Payne Holler Cards said...

both of these are stunning - love the bold colors ...so nailed this challenge (-:

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Breathtaking flowers! So vivid and gorgeous!! Well done~

redwasher1 said...

Sharri, wow both cards are gorgeous!!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Both cards are beautiful Sharri! Your coloring on the flowers and buttefly is fantabulous!

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful cards -- the reds and blues are almost luminescent!!

joy said...

Gorgeous coloring! The colors are so deep and rich! The bottom border is quite lovely.

Benwah said...

Red and black are 2 of my favorite colors. The cards looks good. I especially love your 2nd card colors. They really standout.

Kay S said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Sharri! Love how you created the house and the coloring on the second one is outstanding; the flowers look so real!

Olga said...

So nice and so beautiful. Love the colors!

pamselinski said...

Both are fabulous cards. I loved that you pulled out the shapes and that red out of the picture.

Angie said...

What gorgeous cards! Love the red house the coloring on the flowers is awesome!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Sharri!!! I really like how you made the first one like a house, the roof is fab!!

--Marcy said...

Very clever! Love the 2 takes on the inspiration

Judy Averill said...

Love the two very different takes on your cards...and of course, butterflies are always good!

joyfulstamper said...

Very different takes both great cards.

bridget22868 said...

WOW the blues in the second card are just stunning! Veryy nice!

naneruth said...

Oh these are so lovely!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous take on this picture. I love both of your projects. The colors are outstanding! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Joan
MN

PamS said...

I can only hope that I get as good an eye for colour!! A few new combo elements for me to consider too!

Sandy G said...

I really like the card-the color choices are just my style.

The Card Maker said...

Both projects are amazing! The Navy and Leather is just stunning!

Grandma Pat said...

Gorgeous use of color. The combination of those colors is even prettier than the original. Thanks for sharing with us.

Joyce T. said...

cool. I never would have taken that direction.

crotnem said...

Love both cards, Nicely done!

Vickie Kertz said...

Love your vibrant colors! These cards just reach out and grab you.

Elizabeth said...

Love your coloring on both of these cards. Absolutely beautiful.

FrancineB said...

Both cards are very different, but so lovely! Love your little house with the gorgeous butterfly. I'm astounded by the coloring of the flowers in the second card.

Kathy Ethington said...

I couldn't decide which card I liked the best...Love the house shape and the butterfly, but the flowers were equally awesome.

Ann M said...

the flowers just pop - love it

Pat Jandacek said...

Very pretty cards and I especially like the second version. TFS

Pam D said...

Both beautiful cards. Your coloring is stunning, nice, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

janice moss said...

I had to do a little bit of a double take on the top card. Love it! And I always love dogwood blossoms to.

MyAuntKath said...

Wow, both of these cards are so pretty! I focesed in on the buildings, too. Love how you used that inspiration! Kathie

Tami B. said...

How pretty. I especially like the blue card.

Priscilla said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the house with the dimensional roof but my favorite is the blue and brown card. Love the flowers and the butterfly on that card, It just pops!

Cheryl S. said...

Two wonderful cards but my favorite is the house with all the textures and dimension!

Amy Phelps said...

Yummmm, I love the blue in your card. It just pops right out at you. Much like the original inspiration piece, the blue is a bit unexpected. Great Job. - Amy Phelps

miatagal said...

Oh my goodness,Shari your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have such incredible talent and eye for colour. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Jo Keffer said...

Love your cards, Sharri. I especially like the way you picked out the building in the top center. Awesome eye, girl!

Christine said...

I love your take on both of the cards. Beautiful!

ddlady said...

Sharri, loved both of your cards. Especially love the blues & tans of the second card. Great job!

Judy I said...

Great cards. I love the red house and the way you've colored the dogwood.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What absolutely gorgeous cards you created. Fantastic capture of the colors in the inspirational photo too.

Wendy Thompson said...

Stunning cards love them both

Shar W said...

Beautiful cards that you made to share with us- thanks for the inspiration!

wanda said...

Butterflies coloured (Canadian spelling :o) ) beautifully..I love the second card especially...I often keep the 'off cuts' from die cutting. This has given me a great idea of how to use them!!! thanks

Dottie said...

Delightful cards. The second one's scalloped edges remind me of waves in the sea. How imaginative of you.

bbsox55 said...

Wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing.

jean w. said...

What great cards...I love the roof on the red one! The other card is beautiful with the blue,yellow combo!

meemee48 said...

Love both your cards. Very pretty!

Laura Holt said...

Great colors on both colors - they really pop!
Laura

Laura Holt said...

Woops- I meant great colors on both cards!
Laura

Mama said...

The house card is darling as are the vibrant colors of the other. Thanks

Peanut said...

love the vibrant colors, very nice!

C said...

Absolutely delightful projects - gorgeous rich colours and well thought out designs. Great work!

Valerie said...

Great coloring, vibrant and beautiful!

Diane Yeager said...

Love the textured roof and the beautiful butterflies.

Nobodysinn said...

I love the little house card! What a great idea!

Sharon said...

What beautiful cards.

Nanette said...

Beautiful! TFS!

Ina said...

Love both cards which are so different. The colours and richness in both are beautiful.

luvhymns said...

Love the wave effect on your second card. The blossoms are both beautiful!

TrinaM said...

Both cards are quite stunning and each so different from the other. Love the depth of colors that you have used.

ktfabian said...

I love how you picked up on the intensity of the colors in the original picture. Beautiful!

Karry said...

Beautiful card and I love the colors!

Karen Williams said...

Love, love, love the red card!

Meems said...

Love your choice of colors on both cards..great job.

mama razzi said...

I love the colors and unique design

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Oh My goodness your house is darling, but the the second card with those vibrant blues is just stunning, love it!

Pam~ said...

Wow, wow...these are two exquisite cards! Love how you made two completely different cards from the same photo! Wonderful inspiration!

Robin said...

They are both wonderful.

Anne Fairclough said...

Sharri, I love both of your cards but hte little house is my favourite. The texture is wonderful and the coloring is so very vivid. Great job !
Anne

Kelly said...

Love both of your cards--especially how different they are. Love the bold colors!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I really love your 1st card. I reminds me of the housing in the pic and I like the beautiful blues you used in the 2nd pic.

mamajo said...

Wonderful card,beautiful colors.

Patty Mowery said...

Both cards were absolutely beautiful.

Luanna said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! I especially like the tans and blues of the second card.

Marsha said...

beautiful cards. Love the house shape.

stampqueen said...

Both cards a re wonderful - love the butterflys on both, Ithink I may need that one!!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

Awesome cards.. I love the birthday card.. the blue is beautiful.

adetia said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kris said...

Wowsers! Both are GORGEOUS! I adore that house!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Krystal said...

I love them both! What can I say! I love the house, the colors, the butterfly!

Diane said...

Wow...what gorgeous and intense colors...has to be some of the best Copic coloring I have seen!!Loving both cards!!

patm said...

You do such beautiful work.........love both cards.

Pat said...

Beautiful designs and colors on both cards. Love both of them.

Marliese said...

Two beautiful cards.

Sandra Mac Millin said...

Nice card, it pops

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards!

A Margery Card said...

Your cards are both exceptionally, but I loved, loved, the first one. Making the top of the card into a roof was really cute.

Sonia said...

Love the cards! I needed these colors and feelings today- they warm me up, which is always appreciated in winter.

Kike' said...

Both cards are positively fabulous...the coloring so rich!

jazy1m said...

Both cards are totally fabulous..... I love them both, colors rock. Thanks for sharing.

zehra said...

Both cards are so vibrant and beautiful, v.pretty

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a beautiful card and what a cool take on the original picture and love, love, love the house shaped card. Thanks for the new idea! Virginia Weston, SC

scrappinmommom said...

Both are lovely cards. I always love red and black, and the second card with the blue and brown, love what you did with the scallop border, the flowers are gorgeous.

Sharon said...

What great cards! The house is so cute. And outstanding detail on the second card.

Lin said...

Love both of these cards, your flowers are stunning, I really like the roof.

gobarb26 said...

Both cards are really pretty. I like the butterfly and flowers!

Carol said...

Love your cards, they are so well designed!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheri said...

Both are fabulous, Sharri. I love the edging you did on the blue and kraft card. Gorgeous!!

Kathy N. said...

Just lovely, great cards.

Lena's Creations said...

I would be so happy to receive either one of those cards - they are absolutely lovely! TFS
Lena

Gayle said...

gorgeous, Sharri, love the blue and tan card the best.

Mitch & Michele said...

Your coloring is amazing! The colors are so rich. I especially love the red and black one.

Jennifer said...

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

NJMullins said...

the house card is such a clever idea!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh Sharri these are great! I especially love the look of the embossed rooftop and that striking red & black color combination.

RedGem said...

Love the house card, you rcaptured some wonderful colors.eally

Making Jesus Famous said...

I love the red and really love the dogwood flowers in blue and yellow....very nice Sharri

Betty Neville said...

WOW Sharri! These are stunning! Awesome layouts and coloring!

KonaRose said...

Stunner cards, Sharri! I esp adore the shape, embossing & colors of card #1, and the brilliant colors and waves on card #2 = thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, rosy

Christine said...

A very different interpetation - so beautiful
Christine x

foxy said...

Love your colouring! Lovely cards!
Great to see the different interpetation from everyone.

Donna Phelan said...

2 beautiful cards, love that butterfly!

Carrie said...

I love the intensity of the colors in both of your projects!

Beena Philip said...

Lovely cards! Love the color combinations!

Donna said...

thanks for all the wonder inspiration. Great color picks make the project!

Thanks again -
Donna

Arlene said...

Wow - such fun and bright colors!

Jody Le Blanc said...

OMG! Sherrie

you out done yourself on this card! I love the red and black house and the textured roof. Not to mention the beautiful butterfly. What a clever idea for a card... ;)
Jody Le Blanc.

Carolina said...

Darlin' cards Sharri - but seriously in love with the house card...just gorgeous in every way!!!

Melanie said...

So THIS is what that house card was for! I saw it and loved it in the gallery but missed the hop! Just terrific, great interpretation!