Friday, March 11, 2011

CSS - Color Blog Hop - 3/11/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop and this time it is a color challenge.

After thinking and worrying about it for a bit I got some happy mail with my Gina K order with the new Christ is Risen stamp set I knew I had to use it. I found the sketch on Mojo Monday and made them work for me. I used some white embossing powder on the soft sand. The banner above cross was embossed with white on the asparagus. Then I stared at the card a while wanting something else - - - thinking - - - aha - an Easter flower! Found this flower from Gina's Spring Florals and colored with some soft Copics. The DP is from Basic Grey's Curio.

The second card was made quickly last night just for a second card. I dry embossed a border around the flower image from Seed of Kindness. I used just green Copics to color it and a Sakura clear pen to highlight the leaves. I added the bow.

You should have arrived from Melissa Schultz blog and you were undoubtedly blown away! If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Now hop on over to visit  Peggy Wainman for some more inspiration. Thanks for hopping along with us and for the kind comments you leave. It is good to be back!

Thanks so very much for stopping by and don't forget to add a card to the color challenge STVCSP15 (PLEASE USE CAPITAL LETTERS FOR THE CHALLENGE TAG) and you'll be enter to win a free Gina K stamp set of your choice valued up to $24.95.


I also entered the first card in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.

39 comments:

Lori said...

Both cards are so pretty!! I love the layout in your fist card and the ribbon treatment of your second card!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- Both are beautiful, but the first one is stunning with all the textures!
Try some square cards 4.25". They fit in an A2 envelope, and if you line the envie, it looks just fine! Don't you think it's dumb that a square envelope costs more to mail?

Sharri said...

Miesje, Beautiful cards! I love the textures on the first one and your coloring on the second is fabulous!

Theresa Momber said...

Both are so beautiful, Miesje! Love the layout and texture on the first card. Wonderful coloring and great idea to hang the plant from the bow on the second.

stampqueen said...

Both cards are wonderful - love all the texture and layers on the Easter card!!!!

Grace said...

Oh Miesje... these are both gorgeous!!! Love the new cross image and your layout... but I also love the Clean lines and the embossed bg of the second one! Awesome job!!!

Lagene said...

Lovely cards!!!

sghay said...

I love them both, but being a plant lover with plants in several rooms of my house, the second one really appeals to me.

Donna said...

Both very stunning cards, and I absolutely love the second one, can not say why, but just love it!!
Thanks

Donna said...

Sorry forgot to comment that I love your blog header, that view looks so inviting and warm and just wish I could be there!!! Don't know if it is from our snowy winter or what , but wish I was there!!!!!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Cards!! Love both of them!!

Carolina said...

Beautiful card - the first is just gorgeous in every way - the design, the textures, and the way you used the colors. The second is just beautifully CAS!

Joni said...

They are both beautiful.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Two really beautiful cards! Great work, Miesje!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These are so beautiful. I just love the simple elegance and your did a perfect job with the color choices.

peggy wainman said...

Both cars are beautiful, but the 1st one is just amazing, love the layout, the sentiment banner at the top, and the spring flowers!

fireball61341 said...

Love both cards. A very intereting combination of DP and embossing on the first card. It works really well--I love it.

Sonia said...

I love both cards, but the first one really spoke to me. I love embossing and layering and piecing. Both cards are great!

Deb said...

Wow, Miesje! BOTH of these are jaw-droppin' gorgeous! Love 'em!

--Marcy said...

Nice job with the new stamps and love the "old" stamps - Needed that nudge to get it back out - The ribbon on the top of the hangar is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephani said...

Great job on both cards. Love all the details of the first one.

Cheri said...

Love those a-ha, moments, don't you? Absolutely LOVE that first card - now I'm thinking I need that set. I also love the CAS card. They're both beautiful, Miesje.

scalder said...

WOW and WOW again! Love these cards!!! The stamps sets you chose work beautifully. Love the embossing on the Easter card and the frame on the CAS card!! OOH, I'm so itching to get back to the craft desk:)

Marsha said...

Both cards are great. The second card really grabbed my attention. Love the simplicity.

Jessica said...

I'm just lovin the cross stamp. Too many bunny's and not enough of the real reason to celebrate Easter. My opinon, to each his/her own. TFS

Nana Connie said...

WOW on both cards! Love the triangle shapes in the background of the first one and the way you 'hung' the plant from the brad on the second! Your cross is so perfect! Excellent.

kathy i said...

the true meaning of easter,very nice. the hanging basket is also really near

Golda said...

Fantastic cards!

Lynn B. said...

I don't know whether it was your conscious intent, but the design you chose for your Easter card is so perfect. The green on the right represents (at least to my mind) the long shadow that the cross casts on all our lives. It was our sins that put Christ on that cross, but His righteousness that delivers us from the shadow of our sins. Bravo, precious sister in Christ!

Debra said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Love both cards, so pretty!

Tamara said...

Such a beautiful easter card

San said...

The hanging basket of ivy is wonderful beneath the bow. I love it.

Debbie said...

Wow...both cards are great but the first one is my favorite!

Carla S. said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful, Miesje! I love the sketch and details on the first and the wonderful CAS design of the second!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, thanks so much for sharing.

joy said...

Both are beautiful cards. I think the lst is my favorite. The sentiment and cross are highlighted so well -- great photography also!

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful Miesje! Love all the details on your first card; and you're right - an Easter flower is the perfect finishing touch! Plus, awesome coloring on your second card!

Melissa Cash said...

Both cards are beautiful Miesje, I love,love all of the layering and detail on the first one and the sweet simplicity of the second one.