Friday, February 10, 2012

Sat. 2/11/2012 CSST Alumni Inspiration Hop

Hi all- I hope you are prepared for some inspiration from the Center Stage Alumni team again.  I am happy to be hosting this month! If you came from KAY's blog, you are in the right place.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, click HERE.
Make sure to leave a comment 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!


Here is the photo I have chosen for the inspiration. HERE is where I found it. I love all the colors, shapes and shadows- ah, so much to be inspired by and I can't wait to see what the other ladies have come up with.


This is the card I came up with, using the bird cage and flowers from Gina's "True Love" kit.
I die cut the window with a really old Spellbinders die. I sponged Tea Dye Distress ink on all the edges. The leaves and little branches were punched.


 Your next stop is  JOY's blog, to see a gorgeous creation!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

115 comments:

Miesje said...

Love, love, love it! Thanks for your encouragement the other night! Needed that boost!

Theresa Momber said...

What a beautifully inspired scene, Karen! I love all the layering you did. So dimensional!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeks love this! your paper piecing is stunning!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful take off the inspiration!!

redwasher1 said...

Karen, this is fabulous!!! Love the colors and the scene you created!!!

Betty Benton said...

Thanks for inviting me to the blog hop! I've been enjoying all the cards and yours is a beauty too! I'm following your blog now so I'll be able to keep up with you! You can come visit me too at www.bbstamps.blogspot.com

joy said...

Adorable! I love the birdcage, they are all the rage here and the window is perfectly paired with it!

Benwah said...

I really like the way your card stays true to the colors in the picture. Very nice.

Kay S said...

Wow, Karen! Your card is fabulous!! Love the colors and the beautiful flowers!

Nan G said...

Brautiful colors on your card! Great inspiration photo.

Olga said...

Very nice!Great flowers!

pamselinski said...

Awesome card. You captured the essence of the picture perfectly

Angie said...

Love the colors u chose just beautiful!

joyfulstamper said...

The color choices are the best, love the homey feeling from this card. Great work!

Babylonlynn said...

Love the colors in this card! The inspiration picture was a fabulous choice!!

naneruth said...

Awesome!

bridget22868 said...

I just love it! And Im so glad for these blog hops, They really give me more ideas and inspiration to work with in my creations!!! Thanks

The Card Maker said...

This is just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

crotnem said...

Lovely, I want to be there!

Joyce T. said...

this is amazing. thanks for sharing

Vickie Kertz said...

Absolutely love your color combo. I will have to remember the combination because it is stiking.

elizabeth said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love it all from the window, to the birdcage, and the flowers, and the colors are perfect.

FrancineB said...

Gorgeous card. Love the dimension and detail you put in the card.

Ann M said...

This card rocks. Loving the use of the flower border and the hanging birdcage.

Kathy said...

Simply fabulous...I love any birdcage, and the windows are right up my alley...OK, the flowers are perfect also...it's just right.

Amy Phelps said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card. I just love the unexpected blue in it. Gorgeous. Nice interpretation! - Amy Phelps

Tami B. said...

The colors in this are fantastic. You did a great job on it.

Cheryl S. said...

Gorgeous cards with such vibrant colors. Wonderful job!

Christine said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous!

Priscilla said...

Love your card and the way you used the colors. The flowers and the leaves are just gorgeous.

miatagal said...

Karen, Amazing creativity with this card. Love the colours and all of the elements you have included in this magnificient piece of art! Thanks so much for sharing.

ddlady said...

Karen, I love, love your card and the colors were perfect. Great job!

Brenda said...

Karen what a gorgeous card!!! I love the inspiration piece.

Pam D said...

Super card, love the whole layout, sweet, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Crafty Lady said...

It is fascinating to see all the different 'takes' on the inspiration piece... although all are lovely... I think yours is my favorite. Just gorgeous!

Judy I said...

Great card. I love the bird cage.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a beautiful card and you captured the colors of the photo so well too. Love it.

Shar W said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

wanda said...

really nice card....love the details!! thanks

Wendy Thompson said...

Stunning card I love it

Dottie said...

Wow! This card is outrageously beautiful. I am inspired to try something like what you have done. Thanks for sharing it with us.

MyAuntKath said...
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MyAuntKath said...

Really lovely rendition of the inspirational photo. Love the shapes and colors from it. Kathie

meemee48 said...

I love the window on your card. Great use of color!

bbsox55 said...

Very, very pretty!

C said...

Gorgeous interpretation - love the colours and shapes...it all just works beautifully.

jean w. said...

Love your window and your take on the colors from the print!

Mama said...

I love, love, love your card! It's so beautiful

Kary said...

Karen, this is SO gorgeous!! Love the picture and love your card even more!! Happy weekend!! {hugs}

Stacy said...

Love the photo you chose and your card is fabulous!

Peanut said...

absolutely love it!

Marylou said...

Nice job!

--Marcy said...

Great and Bold!

Sharon said...

This card is so beautiful, I love everything about it.

Nanette said...

Stunning card...TFS!

Ina said...

You have matched this awsome picture to your gorgeous card perfectly. So beautifully done.

luvhymns said...

I love the way your card could be one of the homes in the photo. Your love birds and flowers give the homie feel.

TrinaM said...

Your card is fabulous and love the colors that you have selected. TFS.

ktfabian said...

That's perfect! The colors, the mood, everything is gorgeous and goes so well with the photo!

Meems said...

The window makes the card...everything about it is "right on".

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Fantastic take on the challenge photo, love how your card came together!
Patti
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Ah! You captured the rich colors of the inspiration photo. I love the way you put the design together--striking!

mama razzi said...

Pretty card! I love how you stayed with the building theme as well as the color.

Kelly said...

What a lovely card! It really matches the inspiration picture!

Patricia said...

I truly love this card. It is so beautiful. The colors are perfect & so is the design. Outstanding!

Robin said...

What a great card!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I love it. Love how you made your card look like its looking in. Very Pretty!

Anne Fairclough said...

Oh yes....love your concept....tying in all of the colours from the photo. Lovely work.
Anne

Pam~ said...

Wowza, your card has taken my breath away! Absolutely breathtaking!

mamajo said...

Very pretty, colors are wonderful.

Pat Jandacek said...

You sure selected the right colors to showcase the inspiration. A lovely card.

Patty Mowery said...

Multi-layered, multi-colored. Very beautiful.

stampqueen said...

Awesome card - the colors are so rich, just like the photo!!!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

I love this card. The color has so much depth. It's simply awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and inspiration.

Annie C said...

This card is superb. The colors are so rich and match the feel of the photo so well. Great job!

Kris said...

Lovely card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Krystal said...

You used all the colors I have problems with, love the sub-dude colors!

Jean MacNaughton said...

LOVE the card!! all the layering and colors make it soooo special

Diane said...

Very pretty...and the window looks like it is lit from within!!

patm said...

What a great card, nice colors and love the front porch look.

Pat said...

I love it! Great design and colors.

Lagene said...

Lovely! Wow I love the transformation of your flowers!

A Margery Card said...

Oh my this is really beautiful. The colors are so from the inspiration piece. The birdcage, flowers, and branches are just perfect.

Sonia said...

Wonderful! It actually looks like this is one of those buildings in the picture. A glimpse of someone's home with the birdcage hanging outside their window.

jazy1m said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card. The scene rocks. Love the colors.

zehra said...

Love your. Ard, very pretty

Jaclynn Marie said...

Love this card!!! Looks like you are strolling down an Italian alley!!! Ahhh.......!!!!

Jan said...

Beautiful design and color combo....great job!

Sharon said...

Wow - you captured the colors exactly! Beautiful card!

Pat said...

you have captured the very essence of the painting in this card...my fav.

gobarb26 said...

Beautiful take on the colors from the inspiration. Nice work.

Carol said...

Gorgeous design!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheri said...

This card is STUNNING, Karen. I love every element of it. The layers, the textures, the colors.....just everything. Great inspiration too.

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card - love how you pulled the colours from the pic. TFS
Lena

Gayle said...

Fabulous colors, Karen and a wonderful inspiration piece.

Tom and Aud said...

In my opinion, the best interpretation of the inspiration. Good job.

Mitch & Michele said...

oh, I love, love, love this card! the colors are just grand!

Jennifer said...

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

NJMullins said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! Color, design, it captures the essence of the inspiration

Crafty Math Chick said...

Beautiful! I love the subtle tones and how you have that pretty birdcage dangling from the top next to the window.

RedGem said...

Just love your card, wonderful colors and love the birdcage.

Making Jesus Famous said...

I just love these colors!! Beautiful!

Betty Neville said...

Love this Karen! It's stunning! Beautiful design and such rich colors!

KonaRose said...

What a pristine example of your take on the challenge image. I do love these rich colors and how you chose to zoom into one front of a building, inc a bird cage, something that wouldn't be seen in the original - BRILLIANT!!!

Christine said...

Love it - the clours and the flowers are gorgeous
Christine x

Donna Phelan said...

You nailed this! The colors are spot on, the layout is fabulous and the flowers are gorgeous! Well done!

foxy said...

Love your card, You captured the picture very well.

Carrie said...

I love the colors that you pulled as inspiration and the flowers are stunning!

Sharri said...

Beautiful Karen! I love the colors and that you designed the card to look like a building. The flowers along the bottom are so pretty and what a clever idea to have the bird cage look like it's hanging up.
Thank you for the inspiration photo!

Dottie Watson said...

What a clever design. You captured the colors of the inspiration card beautifully. I love you yourd. Hugz, Dottie

Dottie Watson said...

oops your card

Arlene said...

Nice!! The colors are great...

jodyleblanc said...

I love the window, and the pretty bird cage... The flowers are beautiful. Great job! ;)
Jody Le Blanc

jodyleblanc said...

I love the window, and the pretty bird cage... The flowers are beautiful. Great job! ;)
Jody Le Blanc

Melanie said...

Way cool interpretation Karen, love the window box!

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