Friday, January 13, 2012

Fri. Jan. 13, 2012 CSS Alumni Sketch Hop

Welcome to another CSS Alumni Hop. If you arrived from  Joy's blog, you are in the right place  If you'd like to start at the beginning, click HERE. This month our challenge is a sketch by our talented team mate, Melissa Cash.

*** Make sure 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!





I made two cards for this sketch, since it is such a fun one.  My first card uses a sentiment from the "Friends" stamp set by Gina K.  I used two different Nestie die cuts and a felt flower and leaves that I die cut. Instead of embellies in the outer corners, I added them around my focal panel.  The flower stamp I used to make my dp, is from Gina's "Comfort and Peace" set.


Next I used a flower from Melanie's new "Stately Flowers 2" set.  This was so much fun to color.  I then cut out the petals and leaves and attached them to the circle nestie.  I decided a  lacy border would be a nice touch. 



I am so happy you visited!  Now it's time to head over to Kay's blog, to see her gorgeous work!

105 comments:

joy said...

Oh, how I love the soft colors on your first card and the organdy ribbon is perfect! Pretty coloring on your second card!

Carla S. said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Karen! I love the colors and images!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow,both cards are gorgeous Karen! I especially love the second one, the colors just sing to me.

Brenda said...

A pair of beautiful cards Karen!! The pretty flower on the first one is very cool and the second one is my favorite with the pretty colors and gorgeous coloring.

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Amazing cutting! WOW!

Olga said...

Well done! I love color combo of the first card1

Carolina said...

Beautiful cards Karen - love the color combo and that gorgeous flower on the first and the sweetness of the second just melted my heart!

Madeleen said...

Gorgeous cards Karen! Love how you put the ribbon at an angle on the first one!

maeilive said...

Oh love the flower on these cards just gorgeous work

wfmom06 said...

The Circle with flower is quite original... Thanks for sharing your creativity.

KonaRose said...

Hi, Karen ~ Both of these cards are alluring. 1st card draws me in to the tranquil teals, diagonal ribbons, and peachy flower. 2nd card has bolder appearance, unique embellies, not to mention your cut and stick flower work- very impressive to me! Thanks for sharing !!!

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards, Karen. Love the color on the first one. The second card has perfect balance. Great job!

Kris said...

Love them both! So lovely!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely card ^_^ I wish I have the stuff to make something like it ~_^

Sue Bridges said...

Beautiful job! Very inspiring!

Cheryl Wright said...

I love both your cards, Karen, but I especially love the sentiment on the first card.

Sharon said...

Both card are sweet.

wanda said...

simple and elegant... very very nice thanks

ocean-dreamer said...

Beautiful cards. I like the second one the best. It's fascinating to see how everyone interprets the sketch! Great ideas!

naoompje said...

Beautiful cards very elegant great ideas.

Mama Milly said...

Thank you for sharing your cards, I am glad to see you used a circle nestie, as I only have ovals and was wondering how it would look with the ovals instead of squares! Yay!

chineva said...

your cards are a delight to see

patm said...

Great cards and love the simple lines......so pretty.

--Marcy said...

Delightful DP!

Gayle said...

Soft and sweet came to mind when looking at your two cards.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Love love the flower in your 1st card. Beautiful. I also love how you give a fade background around the stamp on your 2nd card. Nice Job on both of your cards.

kylee said...

Your cards are so lovely ... Gayle said soft and sweet ... and she's right ... perfect wording for these 2 cards!

Sharon said...

Both cards are SO pretty!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous, Karen! Each card has it's own style and beauty. I love your flowers...beautiful cards.

Lorraine said...

Wonderful card, Thanks for sharing

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing, both Cards are beautiful.

shensen said...

What pretty cards. Both are great!

bbsox55 said...

The colors are great!

Peggy said...

Fabulous card!

Judi said...

Soft colors lovely cards!

Barb May said...

Terrific cards - the first one is a fine example of "simple elegance" love both of them

redwasher1 said...

Karen, both cards are gorgeous and beautifully done!! It worked!!

Beth Beard said...

Both are lovely, but the 2nd is my favorite. Your coloring is well done!

Kay S said...

Both cards are lovely and I really like your two very different takes on the sketch.

Allie Cat Beads said...

i love your color combinations! beautiful work.

Lynne said...

Great cards, love how you used the ribbon on the first card.

crotnem said...

Both cards are very nice. TFS

RosieP said...

Your cards are lovely, well done!

Stephani said...

Such pretty cards. Especially love the coloring of the flower on the second one.

Becky said...

Both of these are pretty. Love the fuzzy flower on the first one.

Carey said...

Nice take on the layout - love the little button!

Colleen Holmes said...

Karen these are wonderful! I love the first one with the beautiful flower and my fav is the colored flower! It looks like you colored with water paints, so soft and pretty! Hugz

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are both so beautiful. I will have to try this great sketch design later myself. Thanks for inspiring me.

ShersL84bed said...

That is beautiful. Is it water colored?

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

jean w. said...

Karen I have always admired your work! These are two beautiful cards! Love the colors...hope someday to do as good as you do!

Carol said...

I love the soft color tones of the second card. Very soothing affect.

midnitescrapper said...

The colors are so beautiful, and I love that flower on the first card!

Wilma said...

2 beautiful cards!! Your use of color is great!

joyfulstamper said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty, two great cards.

jaccileigh said...

Love the colors in the second card. So bright!

pamselinski said...

Both cards are pretty I especially like the colors of the first card.

Lois said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

Carole said...

These are both such delightful cards.

craftsbyreva said...

Wow! So pretty! You did a great job on these cards!

Melissa said...

Very pretty cards, it is tough to chose a favorite.

Theresa said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love the colors.

StacyC said...

Great job on both cards... Love your coloring on the second one..

Dee said...

I'm always interested to see how so many variations can be made from one sketch! Yours took a different twist with the ribbon at an angle across the card. Very attractive. Liked both cards.

Simko said...

Nice cards... I like the softness in the first one and a beautiful flower you've made. The second card is a different approach with another color combination. You used a nice focal image and nice dotted background.

FrancineB said...

Both cards are stunning. Good choice of color and design. Beautiful,

Lynn B. said...

Both cards are so soft and sweet, Karen. Love that felt flower.

Rhonda Miller said...

Both cards are pretty. I love the stamps and the papers.

Cheek said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love it!

Cheek

NJMullins said...

Karen, your use of color is stunning. I love the stately flowers card. The coordination of the background colors with the image is so soft and lovely.
Lovely cards!

Golda said...

You made two wonderful cards. I love how you moved the corner decor in to the smaller square on the first one.

elizabeth said...

Love that flower on the first card and the colors on the second card are beautiful.

scrapandstamp said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! The second one is my favourite. I love the colouring. I also love the background on the first card. Thanks so much for sharing!
Cheers
Sharon Ling

Judy I said...

Great cards.

Barb said...

these are gorgeous cards.

Marie Gamber said...

Very pretty card! Love the color!
Hugs,
marie

Sharon said...

Both your cards are very very pretty but the colour combo on the second one not to mention your colouring is fantastic

Robin said...

Very charming and great colors.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards!

Mama said...

Simple but elegant!

TrinaM said...

Thanks for sharing such pretty cards. Love the colors used.

Pat Jandacek said...

I especially like the diecut combo on the first card and, as everyone concurs, the coloring of the second is beautiful - love the background of the focal piece especially. When you say you cut the petals and leaves, I think you mean you cut the circle the image was stamped on and adhered that to the Lacey Circle...it doesn't look like the individual leaves and petals have been cut and adhered. I guess that's a question I'm posing. The first time I typed it, it sounded like an inquisition so I rephrased it. Regardless, both cards are works of beauty. TFS

Carol said...

Beautiful projects!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

zehra said...

Beautiful card, love the dp on the first card and the coloring is pretty on the second card

ibalady said...

sorry but i dont know what a 'dp' is. i can appreciate its beauty tho. i have to say i like them both. wonderful cards and inspiring

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful Karen! Love the soft color combos and the gorgeous sponging around your beautiful flower!

Leisa said...

Both cards are so pretty, but the green & purple are my fav :)

Donna said...

Stunning set of cards!!! Beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Donna

alex said...

Love them both, your cards are awesome :-)

Julie said...

Two lovely cards Karen. I do love the colours of the first!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

two beautiful cards. Love your color combos.

Ann M said...

very beautiful interpretation. I am loving the diagonal ribbon.

Angie said...

Both of your cards are just stunning! Love the color choices! Awesome job Karen!

CraftyMomFL said...

really nice - thanks

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, Karen.....such lovely colors and wonderful layouts!

Tricia said...

I really love the 2nd card...I love the way you did the corners, it adds interest. Great job!

Heather A said...

These cards are colorful and delicate! You do lovely work.

Scrap Happy said...

Love your cards! Thanks.

Sharri said...

Beautiful cards Karen!! I love the colors on the first and that beautiful flower! Your coloring of the flowers on the second card is gorgeous!

naneruth said...

Two really great ideas!

angela said...

Love both cards but the flower one really speaks to me. So soft and beautiful.

Making Jesus Famous said...

These are BOTH so beautiful. I especially love the colors you used.

Janice said...

Both cards are lovely.

Arlene said...

Love them both - fun change to the circle!

Tammy Andrzejczak said...

As usual Karen...love your cards. So very pretty.

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!! Love the colors!!

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