Friday, February 11, 2011

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop

It is time for another Stamp TV CSS Blog Hop. This time around it is an inspiration challenge. We were challenged to create a card or project based on this photograph from Southern Living.

And this is the card I came up with. 



You should have arrived from Melissa Schultz blog and I am sure that it was a great project - she always amazes me.  If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just head on over to the home page of StampTV or here for the direct link to the hop!

The card was made using 2 stamp sets. The circle and sentiment in the middle was from The Giving Tree and the flourishes are from the Grand Damask set both sold by GinaK. I took several elements from the photograph. I have the Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart on the bottom which I had scored and then stamped and embossed with the flourishes. The main image and sentiment was also embossed with gold. I had a Sizzix leafy die cut that I cut out of gold to use around the image. I used a Spellbinders Impressibility for the background panel and sponged some burgundy ink on it. In the 2 corners I used the 3 decorations on the dresser of the picture and placed them as a finishing touch. This might sound silly but that took me a while to come up with. It needed something and that was it. 


Now hop on over to visit Sharri Seffens  for some more inspiration. I am quite certain she has an amazing project to share.

I just love getting comments so please leave one!
 


30 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous card Miesje!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration photo!!!

Carla S. said...

Thanks for the great inspiration photo, Miesje! Your card is gorgeous! I love the swirls on the bottom and the center medallion!

joy said...

Eekkkk! I love it! You have done a fabulous job! I love the swirls! You have hit a bulls eye!!!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful Miesje! Love your leafy frame! Thank you for the inspiration photo- I only touched on it!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous, card Miesje! Your inspiration suggestion was awesome- I loved it.

Melissa Cash said...

Purtiful card Miesje! I love your wreath of leaves and the CB background. So, so pretty!

Carolina said...

Such a delightful card - the wreath is darlin' and the background with the swirls, is the perfect touch! Thanks again for finding such a wonderful inspiration piece!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful, Miesje! Love how you used the leafy branchs to encircle the sentiment circle. The flourishes and scoring look great. Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration. Looking forward to meeting you!

buggin2stamp said...

Absolutely gorgeous Miesje! I love the colors you pulled from the photo. Awesome!

peggy wainman said...

WOW!! I love the swirls, and the leafy frame around the sentiment!

Sharri said...

Gorgeous Miesje!!! I love the swirls along the bottom and how you framed the sentiment! Thank you for great inspiration piece to work with!!

Deb said...

So gorgeous! Love that frame of curving branches, and those graceful gold swirls.

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! What a great interpretation of the inspiration photo, Miesje! Gorgeous!

Lynne said...

I never thought to use that die cut to make a "wreath". Thanks for the idea and helping me to think out of the box. Lovely card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love how you made the leaf frame! wonderful card and thanks so much for the inspiration photo (-:

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooh.....this is SO nice!! just beautiful! `

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice enabling! I was literally thinking GKD needed some swirls --well looks like she has them!! Oh sheez-- another wish list item! Beautiful card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- your card is fantastic. You captured the photo inspiration beautifully. Sorry I didn't join in this time, but I will keep this inspiration in a file-the results from everyone were out of this world!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the leafy frame and the bottom panel with the scoring and the swirls!!!
Great inspiration photo!!!

scalder said...

WOW, my jaw is on my knees (as I'm sitting at the computer)! I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Janeen said...

Very nice Miesje, it really looks a lot like the phot. I'm not sure how you got the gold embossed swirls but it is very pretty.

Diana said...

Love it! This is really pretty!

Susan said...

Thanks for the great inspiration photo. I am in awe of all of the amazing cards I've viewed so far. I think you have done a masterful job of capturing the elements in the picture.

Theressa said...

Excellent representation

Margaret said...

Lovely card. good job.

Kay S said...

Pretty card, Miesje! Love the wreath you created!

Sonia said...

What a beautiful card!

Donna said...

Love the swirls...wonderful card

Virginia Wingo said...

OMG, this is so pretty. Love the wreath with the leaves circling it. Great detail Miesje.

Sandra said...

Perfect - this is great.
Sandra ltb