Friday, May 13, 2011

CSS Sketch Blog hop - 5/13/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop and this time it is a sketch challenge - thanks to Melissa Cash for the great sketch! Circle cards are not usually my favorite but I really had fun with these!  You should have arrived from Sharri Seffens blog and I am quite certain that she wowed you!


Here is my first card and I used some of my favorite floral sets called Spring Florals.  The designer paper was a gift and it is called Juliane by K & Company. I colored the flowers using my Copics and did the flowers twice so I could pop them up. The butterfly is from a MS punch and I used some pearl ex on it to make it shine and shimmer just like a butterfly should. The bow was with some seam binding ribbon and the half pearls just gave the card a little more character.

My second card is very different from the first, in fact it was the first card I made. I used the fun stamp set called Gleefully Yours. I stamped the musical score directly onto the GKD Pure Luxury White with black ink. I then used Versamark on the mike and used some lavender chalk to highlight the "sound". I didn't like how the post for the microphone looked so I stamped and embossed and cut out a new one then slightly popped it up. A tiny bit of ribbon, some bling on the notes and ribbon and a charm to finish it off.

Your next stop is bound to be impressive so hop over to visit Melissa Shultz and you can ooh and ahh her creation.  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.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (May 17th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95! 

As always, your comments really do mean a lot to me. Thank you for leaving them.

116 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Miesje! Great job, my friend!

Sharri said...

Miesje, These are just gorgeous! I love the soft colors on the first...so elegant and the second is so fun! Love the charm!

Kay S said...

Fabulous cards, Miesje! The first is absolutely beautiful!

joy said...

What pretty cards! Love the "glee" one -- dynamite cards and beautiful stamping.

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! I love the vintagy feel to the first one and the second one just "sings" to me!

Betty Neville said...

These are fantastic Miesje! Love the soft and feminine look of your first card; and how you've accented the notes on your second card with little gems!

stampqueen said...

Awesome cartds!!!!! I love them both!!!

Carolina said...

Stunning cards Miesje! Love the romantic feel of the first with the pop of blue, just breathtaking. The second made me smile instantly - the note charm is the perfect touch!

Sue from Oregon said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Cheri said...

Miesje, I love, love, love your cards. The colors you used for the first one are so pretty and the Gleefully Yours stamped card is so CAS. Fabulous!

Kelly Sas said...

Great cards, but I LOVE the Glee one! So different and inspiring to try something new!

My Need 2 Craft said...

I love both of them. Great job!

Becky said...

Both of these are fabulous Miesje.

Crafty Patti said...

great cards i really like the butterfly and flowers

jan farnworth said...

very nicely done

Peggy said...

Very pretty. I like both cards

Celeste said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Love both of your cards! Very different from each other, but both sooo cute!
Donna G

pqueenie said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors, flowers, music notes, everthing.

Jo said...

Beautiful cards. But the music card was awesome!!

Pat Jandacek said...

With these two beautiful circle cards, I can't imagine you'd hesitate to make many more. TFS

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my - these are wonderful - love the elegance of the first one and your second just pops! love that layout!!! so talented!!!

Elle said...

My favorite has to be your first card! I love the colors that you used. Pretty!

okiedee said...

Card #1 is so elegant, I love the colors.
Card #2 is perfect for a music lover...great card!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Love both cards, but must choose the 2nd as my fave as I am both a music theme, and shades of purple lover..

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards Miesje!! Your first card looks so much like mine, we are thinking alike :)

Karen said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. I love the colors on the first card. The second card looks fun and lively.

Dale said...

Both cards a wonderful. I especially love the first with the flowers and butterfly. It is just beautiful

Dottie Watson said...

Love your cards. Especially the musical one.. lve purple.
Hugz, Dottie

Laraine R said...

Great cards!! Love the paper & flowers on the first card!!

Carol said...

My favorite is the Gleefully Yours card. Your microphone really stands out with the chalk highlight.....perfect.

RedGem said...

Wow! what great round cards... I just love florals. tks for sharing!

Susie said...

Two great cards. You are very talented!

Jeanne said...

the birthday card is gorgeous! I'm in awe. thanks for sharing!

scalder said...

Oh WOW,WOW....the music card is absolutely fabulous! I have a few friends who would enjoy it, mind if I do 'my rendition'?

Doris D. said...

Loved the musical card.

Debi said...

So beautiful. Thank you

Marsha said...

I hate making round cards. These are wonderful,

mmwilken said...

What beautiful cards!! I'm in awe of them!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Janice said...

I really like both your cards. They are each so different.

whitneymaryann said...

One for the beauty; one for the fun. Both great cards.

Lynn B. said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Your second card is my favorite. Very impressive!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both are wonderful. I have never tried a round card myself, so this might be a new project for me to try.

Laura's New Place said...

Both cards are great. Your second card really pops at you!

Sandy said...

Love them both. Hard to pick a favorite.

Cheryl S. said...

I like both cards alot but the Gleeful card really made me smile!

Sharon said...

Both cards are great!!

Designs By Sky said...

Cute cards. I really like the musical one! TFS

miatagal said...

Miesje,

Wonderful cards; I'm jealous of your creativity! The Glee card, simple, but so effective.

Joyce said...

I really like the colors of the second card.

Donna Phelan said...

Such pretty paper in your first card, love the soft colors, Miesje. But I also like the vibrant purples in your musical card.

Lucy Newton said...

Very different styles but you masterd them both!!!

lisa808 said...

The first card is so pretty and the second one so fun.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Both are fantastic! Great choice of floral images, it curves perfectly for the round card and that music one is wonderful.

Rita said...

Pretty cards! :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wowee girl!! these are gorgeous! Perfect images for the sketch!

Sharon said...

Great cards - like both!

Evelyn said...

Lovely treatment, Sharri. I like both of them, although I think I agree with you that I like the second one a bit the best.

Linda said...

I love how the two cards are so different, yet from the same sketch. Amazing! Love them both!

stamper said...

Both cards are lovely, But the birthday one is truly beautiful!

Linda E said...

Meisje, I love both cards. The flowers and soft colors are so feminine, and the purple on the music card makes me want to sing.

Pat said...

I adore both cards, although so different from each other, both are fabulous creations.

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, your cards are amazing. I love all the details of the first card. Your second card is so fun!

Kathleen said...

Very cute cards!! I like how you made your scenes in both cards. Very unique!!

Tamara said...

Awe Bothe cards a cool I love the delecat purle and lavender, Butam Partial to Music as my Hubby is a mucician!

Anne said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the musical one. Hugs, Anne :)
http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.
com

Joan said...

Both cards are wonderful, but especially love the music one. Interesting take.
joanvanleeuwen@ymail.com

janice moss said...

Beeyouteeful! I'm smitten with the 2nd one, love purple & black together!

Gayle said...

Meisje, gorgeous cards. I love the purples with the Gleefully Yours...both are fantastic.

Golda said...

Wow! Those are great cards. Both of them are gorgeous. I love the purple rhinestones on the notes!

luvhymns said...

Sweet cards!

luvhymns said...

Sweet cards!

bbryant said...

These are so lovely and your a talented Lady.. Thank you for sharing them

Penne said...

Love the Gleefully Yours card. Very vibrant and love the use of the bling on the music notes.

Jill said...

I love what you did with the sketch, and I love that butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing.

Debbie Bradford said...

WOW! Both cards are fantastic!

Kelly said...

Both cards are so cute! I love how different they are!

mjensen602 said...

My favorite is the music card..how unique!

Julia Aston said...

Love both of your round cards! The papers on the first are beautiful - and the vintage microphone is super on the 2nd!

ladybug3484 said...

My favorite is the birthday wishes card. Great job.

Nancy said...

Both are gorgeous, but I really like the purple one - very cute!

maryc1254 said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

pamselinski said...

The first card is beautiful. I would use it as a wedding card as well as a birthday. Now the second card is so very vibrant. I can hear the music. Love Love Love them both

patm said...

two very nice cards, you are very talented.

SuzyQue said...

Love both cards.The first is so elegant and "dressy". The second is purple which I love!! Impressed that you figured out how to make the mike stand look the way you wanted.
Clever.
SuzyQue in Texas

mamalea said...

How beautiful!

Kris said...

The second card is my favorite because I love purple and music and you combined them both into a lovely card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lagene said...

Great cards! The blue is so pretty & feminine!

El's said...

Love your cards they are beautiful thank you for sharing

0900Lee said...

hi love your purple card looks so crisp and clear. cheers Lee

Kary said...

Hello Miesje! Both your cards are truly Beautiful!! Love them!

judith said...

wonderful... makes me think outside of my color palet! dont use much purple so im thinking i need to get some out and play

Leslie said...

Oh your cards are magnificent I wish I had the butterfly on here I need a wedding card for next weekend and it would be perfect!!

Ravengirl said...

How beautiful! I adore you floral card and your "glee" card is cute as well!

gramig05 said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful!!!

Flower girl said...

Stunning cards these. I LOVE the musical one. What a great idea to use gems!

Melanie said...

that Spring Floral card is amazing!!!

Nana Donna said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, love the ribbon on the flower one TFS
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Dawn L said...

eeiny meenie miney mo

I love em both

Parker said...

The first card, inspires me to make a "victorian" type and send to a friend. The second one inspires me to send to myself LOL since I'm big into music. Hey! I love these circle cards. Keep up the good work.

Barbara said...

What a "Note" worthy card you have created here. Gorgeous design and layout elements.

Linda said...

Miesje, These are just gorgeous! I love the soft colors on the first. And looks like something your would put in home garden.

Arlene said...

Love the floral version - just lovely. The musical one is fun. Great ideas.

~ Connie said...

Simply breath-taking!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I like the background DP in your first card and think the Gleefully Yours set works PERFECTLY with this layout - so clever!

Sharon said...

Your cards are beautiful I love how different they both are but each has big impact

Carol said...

Beautiful job on the sketch challenge!



Carol B
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Janeen said...

beautiful use of grey, which i never use, and your other card really made me smile, (out loud) :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Miesji!!! The first one is so soft and pretty and the second one is happy and fun. Great Job!

Lisa M said...

Beauty in a circle! Love your talent. :)

MezzoKat said...

I love them both, but the spring-like butterfly card speaks to my heart!

cgoggin said...

How fun! Love the card with the musical score!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh these are both fabulous! You definately have an eye for colour!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the shabby chic version but the music one is fabulous too. Thanks

Dina said...

I love the floral one the most and my daughter who never agrees with me on anything loves the music one. I suppose maybe because I grow iris' and she does nothing but sing it was really a very easy decision ;)

Virginia Wingo said...

No contest...I loved the first one, that is the one with the flowers and butterfly. Just a beautiful card.