Friday, September 21

Stamp TV CSS Blog Hop


Happy Friday and welcome to a color combination challenge blog hop hosted by members of the Gina K Design CSS Alumni team.
If you came by the way of the very talented Miejse you are right on track. If you just popped in for a visit, I am glad you stopped by and invite you to check out the blog hop from the beginning right here!
As I mentioned this month we have a color combination challenge and I had the opportunity to pick the colors that the girls were to use for their projects. I went with fall colors, Pumpkin Spice, Fresh Asparagus and Sweet Corn plus neutral colors (white, ivory, black, and brown) could also be used.
Along with the color challenge, we are also featuring hand drawn stamp sets designed by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber
I made two cards to share with you tonight. The first card uses sets from both Melanie and Theresa.

The jar is from Buds and Vases, the sunflowers and sentiment are from Autumn Beauty and the grass stamped in the jar is from Hang In There. The sunflowers are colored with copics - YR20, 21, 23, 27/Y21/G40, 43, 82, 85/E25, 27/B0000, 000.
I added stickles to the petals on the sunflowers for a bit of sparkle.
The papers I used are Gina K's Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice, Sweet Corn and Dark Chocolate.

I grabbed my brayer, post-it notes and sponges to create my next card.

All the images and sentiment are from the Wild About You stamp set.
I used the brayer to add the sky and ground, then added in the hills with torn post-it notes and sponges.
The giraffe was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock, colored with copics and cut out. I wanted to have the grass around the giraffe's feet in the scene. To do that I cleaned the stamps, covered all but the giraffe's feet and grass with a post it note, inked the feet and grass and removed to post-it note before stamping.
The papers I used Gina K's Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and Black Onyx.

Now make sure as you hop along you leave a comment on each designer's blog because on Tuesday morning (September 25), we will randomly choose two comments from all the blogs and two lucky individuals will receive a Gina K. Designs Stamps set each (the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).

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


Autumn Card Supplies:
Stamps: Hang In There, Autumn Beauty, Buds & Vases
Ink: Memento
Paper: Gina K Designs, Copic Blending, Basis Grey - Archaic, MME - A Beautiful Life
Other: Copics, Pearls, MFT Dies - Fresh Cut Grass, Fishtail Flag Stax, Spellbinders - Labels 28.


Wild About You Card:
Stamps: GKD - Wild About You
Ink: SU, Memento
Paper: Gina K Designs
Other: Copics, Post-it Notes, Sponges

74 comments:

Miesje said...

These are stunning! That second one really blew me away! Awesome!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - love the mason jar on its side, so cool looking and your giraffe card is a knockout!!!!

Kay S said...

Stunning! What can I say besides these are just gorgeous?!

joy said...

Amazing coloring! I love how you have put the sunflowers in the jar - cute idea!

Melissa Cash said...

Sharri, both cards are gorgeous! You used some mad brayering skills on the second one. Love it!

Cheri said...

Sharri you are so talented. I just love the sunflowers and the wild about you card took my breath away. Fabulous challenge GF.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous cards Sharri!!!! I love them both and the mason jar is fab.

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, Sharri, these are off the charts! Totally stunning and what a fun idea to use Mel's jar like that. Love! Your brayered scene is amazing! Thank you so much for the hop!

Carolina said...

Thud - these are just stunning! Thank you so much for choosing such a wonderful color combo and for sharing these beauties with us!!!

Debi said...

these are lovely cards Shari, I really can't chose a fav :-D Debi x

Kitty said...

Your cards are lovely.

Blessings,
Kat

Joyce T. said...

great idea to put the jar on its side. Love your giraffes too by the way.

Anonymous said...

You definitely have mastered the art of making images "pop"....love your cards and use of colors....Jan D., Florida

Sherry said...

Clever idea to put the jar on sideways cool....but the coloring on the giraffe card is fantastic love it!!!

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous! Love how you combined two sets with sunflowers! The giraffe scene is another stunner!

alex said...

Wow love the way you turned the jar on the first card, and the second is just beautiful :-)

Cheryl Wright said...

Sharri, your cards are gorgeous! I love the colors you've used, and your coloring is impeccable.

On your first card, your flowers look so realistic. The second card makes me feel like I'm in Africa, looking at a scene in the distance.

WOW! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lori said...

WOW Sharri!!! I love the jar on the side, fun idea!! And the giraffe card is amazing!! Fantastic job on both!!!!

Donna Phelan said...

FAB U LOUS !!!!! :)

craftymom205 said...

Love the sunflower card. Great job with your brayer.

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Marcy Bennett said...

Nice, nice, nice! The color challenge sure is a vibrant response on your part! Wow - they look like photos!

DianneD said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing your work!

Kathryn A said...

Wow! Awesome scenes! The brayered background is wonderful! (I may have to case this...)

Melanie said...

Shari, these cards are terrific! I just love what you've done with the jar, so creative and artistic, and the subtler coloring of the leaves behind the jar is just perfect! Love the gorgeous contrast of deep green and orange in your Africa scene!

Olga said...

Gorgeous cards!

catdidit said...

OOoh my Sharri! Love your sunset you created, gorgeous! And the design on the sunflower is very unique! Love it!

Lisa said...

Love the giraffe card. I'm rusty on using the posties and baryering (is that a word?) I need to get back to basics. TFS

angiescraps said...

Very creative use of the stamps and colors!

Sue D said...

Wonderful colors on both cards--I like the sunflower jar.

Theresa said...

Great cards and I love your color selection for the hop. I may have to case the Wild birthday card. Love it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are absolutely wonderful. Thanks for inspiring me to newer card creations.

Teri said...

So gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done. Gives me hope.

windinstarsranch said...

Love the flowers in the bottle. Like they are saved for all time.

angiescraps said...

Just wonderful use of the stamps and colors!

Barbara said...

These cards are very inspiring. Makes me want to start creating.

Lynne said...

Both cards are terrific.

Diana Evensen said...

Thanks for sharing. The giraffe one is inspirational.

Rosy Newlun said...

Glorious sunflowers!!! And I adore all the intricate details you did on the giraffe card!!!

naneruth said...

Great card ideas! Lovely sponging on the giraffe card.

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!! Love how you used the jar in the first one and love your safari scene too!!!

Angela Shields said...

Beautiful cards, love that mason jar stamp!!

Cindi Hall said...

I luv sunflowers and mason jars so that card is great!

Mama said...

I love the Autumn blessings card!!

Victoria H. said...

Your cards are so amazing. You did a fabulous job.

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them both.

Golda said...

These are both wonderful, but I love your use of the jar on the first. Ingenious!

Kelly said...

I absolutely love both of these cards. They are so different, but both are stunning!

Hettie Hogan said...

Would love to see a tutorial on making these cards. They are teriffic!

Robin said...

Both are wonderful!!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!!!!! Both are outstanding beautifully done cards!!! Love them!!

Sonia said...

I love both of your cards- gorgeous!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards.

nanaluvs2stamp said...

OMG! They are fabulous!

Dee said...

LOVE your giraffe card!! The coloring is absolutely stunning! That's a winner for me.

vron said...

JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Kay said...

Very pretty. I've never used a brayer before. I'll have to give it a try.

Jan Castle said...

Both of your cards are stunning! Great colors.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pati said...

Love your sunflowers and your wild about you card, very nice cards!

Sharon Roselli said...

awesome cards! love them all but the coloring on the animal card is stunning.I have this set will be copying your design.

scrappinmommom said...

Lovely cards and such bright vibrant colors. Great job.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! The colors on these cards are so rich. Love it.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Gorgeous cards, love the jar on it's side with the flowers inside.

cjgusloff57 said...

Both cards are great! Like the vivid fall colors too. I love sunflowers and the giraffe card makes a nice masculine card! Perfect!
Corrine Ann

Angie said...

Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! Love the sunflowers inside the jar! Awesome coloring too!

Allison said...

Great cards! you did an awesome job!

stamper said...

Lovely cards! Nice coloring job on the wild card.

Gayle said...

So very gorgeous; love that giraffe and your background scene....WOW!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Love these two cards! The first one is beautifully and uniquely arranged. Of course the coloring is gorgeous in both - super depth in the second scene.

Shirley Fong said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the vibrant colors in the Wild Birthday card. Beautiful coloring technique.

Betty Neville said...

These are just stunning, Sharri! Beautifully colored and sponged; and beautifully designed! Thank you for a great color combo!

lakergirl said...

Beautiful card designs & coloring techniques on both of your cards! Especially loved the jar turned sideways- very cute!

Lisa Holland said...

Just beautiful, I can't pick which one I like best.

Card Crafty Club said...

Simply gorgeous!