Friday, February 11, 2011

CSS Inspiration blog Hop

Hallo,

Welcome to the Gina K CSS Alumni blog hop. Our inspiration for this round was this first photo.

If you are following the hop then you came to me from Sue's wonderful blog - www.suessentiments.com/wordpress?p=5177


I admit to being truely challenged with this one (and by my big ol lead balloon head and yukky stuffy/runny nose.....bleh).

I love the wall mirror and it reminded me of winter trees/twigs so here is what I came up with....



This first card uses stamps from 'Mugs and Kisses' and 'Tree silouettes'.

I stamped and embossed the trees with white powder onto white cardstock and then sponged some light gray ink around them.

The mug I stamped onto red DP and then stamped and embossed the trees with black, cut it out and layered it on top.



With this second card I was thinking of a bigger wall decor item so instead of a twig-like mirror, I did the trees....

The couch was paper pieced from the same red DP as the mug and the dressor, lamp and books were all stamped and embossed. The trees were embossed this time with copper embossing powder and again sponged with gray ink....
I am once again the end of our blog hop but if you have jumped into the middle you may want to start at the very begining of our hop here - http://www.stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/center-stage-alumni-blog-hop-130

I am sure there is a ton of Awsomeness to be found!!!!
All for today
Have a great weekend!!!
Tera

25 comments:

Lori said...

Your interpretation is so fun Tera, good job!!

joy said...

Beautiful job! Love how you have shaded around the trees.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful cards, Tera! We were obviously on the same wavelength as far as stamps go! Love the sitting room scene! Hope you feel better!

Betty Neville said...

Great cards Tera! Love the embossed trees and the paper-pieced couch!

Cheri said...

Challenged???? I think not so much! These are FABULOUS. I love your detail - both cards are fantastic.

Melissa Cash said...

Tera,your cards are great! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Carolina said...

Adorable cards - love the scene you created on the second and the cup in the foreground on the first card is lovely against a wintery background!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great cards! Very cool cup with the trees and that scene on the second one is fantastic.

buggin2stamp said...

Cool cards Tera!

Miesje said...

I like both of these cards! They are so different and so fun. Love the outside/inside feel to them.

peggy wainman said...

Great cards! I love the trees!

Sharri said...

Tera, You created two beautiful cards for being challenged! Great take on the inspiration photo!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Tera! I love what you've done! And I hope you feel better soon!

Theresa Momber said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the embossed trees!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh tera!!! how FUN!! these are so great!! I love the images and the colors are perfect!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun with the couch and the trees behind it -- Very cool idea!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love them both! so creative (-:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

You made these while feeling yucky? Wow- you did a great job on both and I like the way you designed them.

Janeen said...

isn't that nice how you made that look like a real LR with a mural behind the couch? great idea

Diana said...

I love your approach to the inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

I really like the way you have interpreted the inspiration picture in both of your cards.

Margaret said...

Love the furniture stamps. Very creative.

naneruth said...

Love both of these cards!

Sonia said...

Such a neat take on the inspiration. It is definitely "out of the box" and I love both of your cards!

Virginia Wingo said...

Love both cards and all the detail.