Friday, August 12, 2011

CSS Sketchy Hop

Hallo,




Welcome to another Center Stage Spotlight Alumni (CSS) blog hop.




This time we are using this awesome sketch from Melissa Cash for our challenge.




And speaking of Melissa - It is her Birthday today so we all decided to use her sketch and make her a Birthday card!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Melissa !!!!!!





If you are following along the hop then you came to me from Miesje - www.miesdf.blogspot.com/2011/08/css-sketch-blog-hop-8122011.html and I am sure she wowed you!!!! - If you didn't come along the hop you can always pop back to Stamp TV and start from the begining so you don't miss anything!!!


For my card , I didn't follow the sketch so perfect - every time I tried to add the other elements to this card to match the sketch it just didn't look right, so I left it alone :).


I also used this weeks Monday challenge inspiration photo over at Stamp TV - I just love the red and the teal colors together and liked the look of the horizontal blinds too.....


I used images from Melanies' set - 'Buds and Vases' . The flowers are colored with copics and the vase was stamped and embossed onto vellum and then cut out.


The phrase is from Ninas' set - 'Elegant Post'. I used my scor pal to scor the lines.

I added some yellow dots as accents to pick up the yellow in the inspiration photo too.

Don't forget to stop by everyone on the hop and leave a comment for each of us - Gina is giving away a stamp set on this hop - tuesday am the 16th they will pick one random commenter to receive a free stamp set ($24.95 or less).
Ok that is all for me this evening so I am sending you on to Vicki - www.allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2011/07/css-hop-gina-k-designs-sketch.html
And I am sure she has something awesome to show you!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!
Tera










































96 comments:

Lori said...

Fun take on the sketch!! Pretty card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Tera- beautifully colored flowers!

Cheri said...

This is a great birthday card, Tera. I like how you did that layout.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful card Tera! Love the colors! Thanks for the birthday wishes. {{hugs}}

Vicki Dutcher said...

STUNNINGLY colored flowers~~ WOW

joy said...

Beautiful coloring! Those roses are stunning!

lisa808 said...

Awesome coloring.

Carolina said...

What a beautifully designed card and so perfectly colored! Darlin' card in every way!!!

Miesje said...

Oh cute! Haven't used that stamp in a while - love what you did with it. Great take on the sketch.

alex said...

Such beautiful colouring, and I agree those colours work so well

Debbie D. said...

Gorgeous card and love those colors.

Kay S said...

Your card is lovely, Tera! Beautiful colors and coloring!

pamselinski said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors

Barbara Colbert said...

Very pretty...lovely colors!

sally said...

I love the card color and how the red roses stand out. great card!

Deb said...

Love it, Tera! The scoring adds such great textural interest, and I love the vellum jar!

peggy wainman said...

Great card, love the scoring for added texture!

Lynn B. said...

Your roses look so real! Gorgeous!

Melanie said...

those flowers are jumping off my screen, gorgeous coloring Tera!

ksval1956 said...

Really nice card! Love your design and the textures!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Never thought to stamp that jar image on vellum - so creative (and pretty)!

Kary said...

Beautiful colouring - the roses are gorgeous!! Great card, Tera!!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

No one says you have to follow a sketch to a T. Your card is PERFECT just the way it is. Doesn't need one more thing!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Tera, this is so pretty! Your coloring is fantastic and great take on the inspiration piece, too.

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Tera!!

Jennie said...

So pretty Tera and LOVE the scoring.

Firenze said...

Such a beautiful card, wherever the elements :) TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Sue Bridges said...

Very Cool Card

Donna Phelan said...

Pretty, pretty card, Tera!

Lisa G said...

Love how you have a different take on the sketch. I love seeing a sketch done this way.

Beautiful card by the way.

Becky said...

This is so pretty and so creative!

CraftyRia said...

I like this card. I love the jar image, too cool!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

very creative card! tyfs

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Those flowers are so vibrant and wonderfully colored. They look like they were just plucked from your garden!

Diana said...

I have to agree - this is a really fun take on this sketch.......
Thanks

scootingranny said...

The contrast of the bright red flowers and the blue background paper are very striking. Also really like the white paper you scored. Very neat idea

rondanoh said...

Love the layout and the colors great job beautiful.

Regina said...

great work with the sketch!

Lynnette said...

Tera I love it especially the way you have done the glass jar xxxx

Lori Kompa said...

I love this card. Reminds me of Key West. Great color combination and i totally get the shutter look with the white scored paper. So very stinkin' creative. Thanks for sharing. Lori

Golda said...

You've got everything but the ribbon and it looks great as it is. The sketches are supposed to inspire us anyway, and it appears it did it's job. Great card!

Carol said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Darlene Gabriel said...

So pretty. Gorgeous roses. I like the scoring you did.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card here. Love your colors. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN

Peggy Jean said...

Lovely card didn't need the extra elements. Perfect the way it is. After all the sketches are inspiration not have-to.

Jill said...

Very pretty card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Ricka Parkhurst said...

Beautiful Card

Theresa Lee said...

Beautiful card! And I love the way the flowers are colored :)

NJMullins said...

wonderful! So vibrant and happy :)

sueraley said...

I love this card, very pretty. Perfect the way it is.

Honortem said...

Love the card !!

Jan said...

Great job...love the colors.

Judy Boyd said...

Love the card. Great deviation form the sketch. I really like the simplicity of the card and the colors.

Pigpen said...

Rules are meant to be broken, right? Or, is it that there are no rules? Either way, it's a beautiful card. I like the lines via Scor-Pal.

Lisa said...

Love the brilliance of the flowers. I like how you did the vase, too. I'll have to remember to try that some time.

Kris said...

Love it! So creative! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

peggy soehl said...

Perfect, what a beautiful card.

Linda said...

Very nice card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

mary said...

Beautiful card! Certainly would like to receive this one in the mail! Thanks

naneruth said...

This is very beautiful! Lovely coloring.

scrappinmommom said...

Great coloring of the flowers, really neat jar.

Danette said...

Lovely!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a perfect birthday card. It is just beautiful! Flowers are always a great thing to send.

1jmass said...

Using an idea and adding your own touches is what creativity is all about.

Vickie Merrick said...

What a sweet card!!! Very pretty!! TFS!

Gayle said...

Lovely card, Tera, Love that colors and your take on the sketch.

pqueenie said...

A little adventure never hurts. Nice card.

Barb said...

thanks for sharing your take on the sketch. Love your creativity. the card is beautiful.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Love how transparent the glass jar is! Great job.

carrie said...

Great card! Love the pop of the red flowers.

Anonymous said...

Really nice card - love it!

sprgstn16 said...

Very pretty!

sandi said...

This is the first time I have seen one of your cards, all I can say is WOW! Thank you for sharing

jean w. said...

Great coloring!

Aixa M. said...

I like the distressed/rusted look on the white. Great job!

Sonia said...

Love the card.

Deb H. said...

I like the way you embossed the white paper to look like lined paper.

Christine from FL said...

Great card, I love how you used vellum for the vase, and your flowers are gorgeous.

Bertha W said...

Your roses are beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing.

Janeen said...

i like how you did direct to paper on the white with the teal.

Sylvia said...

Stunning roses, beautifully done. Shabby chic comes to mind when I saw this card.

mtscrapgal said...

Greaat scoring on the focal piece. Thanks

Arlene said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Gee S. said...

You're right, the teal and red look fabulous together - especially with the way you colored the flowers. Great!

Cynthia said...

Very pretty, Tera.

joanieg said...

Everything about your card is awesome! I love your coloring the vellum vase and using your score pal is a great idea! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Betty Neville said...

This is beautiful Tera! Great take on the sketch, and your coloring is fabulous!

Valerie said...

Love the design of your card and your flowers look beautiful.

Marsha said...

Really beautiful.

Nancy said...

What a creative take on the sketch! Beautiful card!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

very pretty card

BuzzyBee said...

Love the card.

Debbie Rogers said...

Such a pretty card Tera....Nicely done!

Chris said...

OOOhhhh! Pretty card, Tara. Love the colors.

Sally said...

Great take on the sketch, you are always to inspiring

Barbara Hale said...

I love the coloring on your flowers. Very pretty card.