Friday, February 10, 2012

CSS - Inspiration Blog Hop - 2/10/2012

******If you are looking for the WAW/SSIC blog hop please scroll down! 

It is another StampTV blog hop. I really enjoy these blog hops, it is such fun to see all the different things everyone comes up with - each one wonderful! This one is an Inspiration Blog Hop, look at this great photo that Karen found for us to use. 


You should have arrived from Sharri Seffins blog. I am quite sure that she wowed you!

I had a real hard time with this photo - not sure why because once I got a pep talk from Karen the card just flew together! I focused on the colors and the boats. I created the background using some distress inks on a pad then spritzing it with water before plopping my GKD Pure Luxury Ivory card stock on it. The boat and cattails were colored with the same distress inks and some pen nubs. I backed the stamped image with some GKD Chocolate brown squares and stamped the sentiment (GKD - Whimsical Wishes) just above the boat. Great masculine birthday card I think. The bow was the final touch.  


Now hop on over to visit Melissa Shultz! I am sure she has some inspiration for you as well. 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 (February 14), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!


109 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

smilin because i love this card! i almost used this set too...colors are perfect for this scene

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, love that gorgeous background you made! Fabulous coloring and design!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- I was really looking forward to see your card- you did a great job, my friend! The boat and the colors and technique work so well together! I am so glad you played along this time, because everyone would have missed out on your gorgeous creation!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your bg! Very cool effect -- excellent take from the photo!

redwasher1 said...

Love your beautiful scene you created!!!Awesome card.

Betty Benton said...

Love your boat there by the cattails! And the background that you created -- terrific!

Melissa Cash said...

Miesje, your card came out beautiful. I love the distress ink background you made. It is perfect for the inspiration photo.

joy said...

I love the cattails, the 3D effect is stunning!

Benwah said...

I really like the way your background blends so well with the boat. The cattails are the crowning touch.

Kay S said...

Cool background, Miesje! This is a great card and I think your inspiration from the photo was perfect. The boat and cattails are just right for this scene.

Olga said...

The background is excellent!!!and the card itself too )

pamselinski said...

Wow you really hit the colors on this card. Very pretty.

Angie said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the way u colored the boat!

--Marcy said...

What a great distressed background! Very nice!

bridget22868 said...

very nice card, I really like how different eveyones inspiration can be by one picture!!

joyfulstamper said...

Love the color choices and you held the theme well. Great work!

naneruth said...

Love how the cattails are beside the boat! Very nice.

Janie Printz said...

beautiful card !!! fantastic color of a wonderful image.
Janie

The Card Maker said...

Awesome! Your card is "da truth"! Very nice!

Joyce T. said...

love how you did the background.

crotnem said...

Love the boat!!!

Vickie Kertz said...

Just love how the background sets off your image. Fantastic color choices.

elizabeth said...

Love the distressed and colorful background. I also like your use of the four chocolate squares. I've never thought of that before. Thanks for the idea.

FrancineB said...

Love the card and the rich, chocolate brown bow. Gorgeous.

Kathy said...

Love your boat, great coloring. Great card!!

Ann M said...

the background really brings the card together.

Pat Jandacek said...

Love the beautiful card...the background is perfect!

Amy Phelps said...

I agree, this is a wonderful masculine card. I just love the artsy feel to this. Well done.
Amy Phelps

janice moss said...

Great colors and wonderful card to send to a man.

Tami B. said...

This turned out great, especially the way you did the background.

Pam D said...

Nice bg and color schemes, would make a nice masculine card, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Priscilla said...

Love the background you made. Your card is gorgeous. Great choice. TFS.

Cheryl S. said...

What a wonderful background to showcase the stamps! Very nice.

Brenda said...

Miesje your card is beautiful!!! The background is fab!!

miatagal said...

Miesje, Beautiful card. You created a wonderful scene. Thanks for sharing

ddlady said...

Miesje, loved the background you created to showoff the stamps used. Good job!

Judy I said...

What a wonderful card. The coloring on the boat and the cattails is wonderful. The boat looks like it could be moored to the dock in the picture at the top of your blog.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so pretty and I love the background paper you achieved too. Lovely card.

Wendy Thompson said...

You have done a great job creating this card, I love it.

Shar W said...

Beautiful boat- the card gives me a peaceful feeling! Thanks for sharing.

wanda said...

VERY nice!! thanks

Dottie said...

Very nice. The background reminds me of a sunset with all the colors reflecting off the sand. Thanks for sharing.

bbsox55 said...

I found this card inspirational!

jean w. said...

Love the background and the whole card!

jean w. said...

Love the background and the whole card!

meemee48 said...

Love the back ground you did for the card! Great idea!

Mama said...

Very masculine card. We need those ideas too!

Peanut said...

love the weathered look and the cat tails are a wonderful touch.

Sharon said...

Very pretty card.

Sharon said...

Very pretty card.

Nanette said...

Very nice! I like how you pulled the colors from the painting to your card.

Ina said...

Love love love what you did with the background. Topped beautifully.

luvhymns said...

LOVE that background. Really enhances the boat!

TrinaM said...

Awesome background. Love the card.

ktfabian said...

Very pretty! The colors being drawn from the inspiration picture are just gorgeous!

Meems said...

Really like that 'spritzed' background. Gotta try that one soon.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Sometimes it's hard when you have a creativity stumbling block at the beginning but you sure pulled it together with your card!
Patti
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

mama razzi said...

I love your card and the technique with the water. Great Job!!!

Pam~ said...

It may have taken you a bit to come up with a card but it was sure worth the wheels turning. This is a beautiful piece of art!

Robin said...

Awesome background and coloring.Great card

Kelly said...

What a fun card. I love how you did your background paper.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh wow this is beautiful. This is a great take on the picture. Just beautiful!

mamajo said...

Great job, so beautiful.

Valerie said...

Inspiring card, with great background and wonderful colors.

Marsha said...

Love the background.

stampqueen said...

Great card - love the background!!!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

Your cards are beautiful.

adetia said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jie Craft said...

the background is excellent!

hugs,
Jill

Kris said...

You did a great job! Wish my "can't make a card" days turned out this well!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Krystal said...

That background is so eye-catching!! Smashing!

Jean MacNaughton said...

love this card!!

Diane said...

Beautiful card...perfect background color choice...a great mans card!!

patm said...

Great colors, love the bow.

Pat said...

I would have never guessed you had problems with your inspiration on this card. Looks Terrific!

Sandra Mac Millin said...

Lovely card, very relaxing to look at

Lagene said...

Great BG, Love your design!

A Margery Card said...

What a pretty card. I really do love the bow you put at the top and your background is just fabulous. I am going to have to try that technique.

Sonia said...

I love how you used the colors in the background, it gives almost an impressionist feel.

Kike' said...

AWESOME job...for someone who struggled, you truly produced a stunner!

jazy1m said...

I love your card. The background paper is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Gave me some ideas. Again Thanks

zehra said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors

scrappinmommom said...

Really like the blending in the background of the card and it picks up your colors or the boat. Great job.

Sharon said...

What great colors - love how you did the background!

gobarb26 said...

You nailed it with the colors and the boat! Nice work.

Carol said...

Beautiful card!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheri said...

Awesome bg, Meisje! Love how it all came together for you.

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful background - goes beautifully with your focal image. Very pretty! TFS

Gayle said...

Fabulous background for your stamped image, Miesje.

Mitch & Michele said...

Love the blended colors!

Jennifer said...

What a pretty card! Really captures the essence of the picture!
Hugs,
Jennifer

NJMullins said...

such a fun interpretation. Great idea for getting over a "design block".

Crafty Math Chick said...
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Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh I love the fun colorful background you created on this card Miesje! So pretty!

RedGem said...

what a beautiful card... love the background maybe some day you can give us a tutorial. Tks for sharing.

Making Jesus Famous said...

Love the card ...it makes me want to jump into that boat!

Betty Neville said...

It's beautiful Miesje! Really cool background too - will have to try that!

KonaRose said...

Your card makes me feel quiet and calm inside, Miesje. Luv the colors and the way you laid out the simple elements! But those colors - wow! Thank you :)

Christine said...

Lovely colours, such a serene scene.
Christine

foxy said...

Fantastic background, I'll have to give this a go. Lovely card.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful! That BG is fantastic!

Carrie said...

I love the background you created!

Sharri said...

Miesje - Beautiful card! I love the background you created and your coloring is fantastic!

Donna said...

Great job...thank you for sharing. The color combo really works.

thanks again
Donna

Arlene said...

Neat affect with the color "spritz"!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love the way you did the background with the Distress Inks. It looks like a fun technique to try. Great card!

jodyleblanc said...

I love the boat! I will have to get me a boat stamp... but what pretty colors.

Carolina said...

Oh Miesje, what a darlin' card! You captured the colors perfectly!

Melanie said...

Wow, your spritzed background is fantastic!