Friday, April 20, 2012

CSS - Sketch Blog Hop - 4/20/2012


It is another StampTV blog hop. This is my favorite challenge - the sketch challenge! I love to take a sketch and make it my own creation. The first card is just as Melissa Cash laid it out, the second card I flipped around a little. 
 
You should have arrived from Sharri Seffens blog with what I am sure was a wonderful project! 

This first card was made using the newest StampTV kit called Petals and Wings. I also used the patterned paper that came with it also called Petals and Wings. I colored the images and popped up those adorable birds. A few little gems in the flower centers - some sponging around the edges, a ribbon and done. I made this card for Karen Knegten, her birthday is next week and I want to send her some cheer. 

This second card was just playing around with the sketch and the stamp set called Wild Flowers. This is the result of that playing. I used the patterned paper called Parisian garden which I love! I used markers to color the flower stamps and some gold pearl-ex for the butterfly. Then I got some gems and dew drops for a little additional bling. The card stock is all GinaK; Wild Lilac, Fresh Asparagus, and white. 

Now hop on over to visit Melissa Cash, the creator of the sketch, for some more fabulous eye candy. 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 (April 24), 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!

Thanks for stopping by! 


87 comments:

Sharri said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! I love the soft colors you used for both! The butterfly is so pretty! Karen is going to love that card!

Cheri said...

OMGosh, Miesje...these are both so gorgeous. Love those little birds and I love your card using Melanie's stamps. Fantastic!!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, wow, wow Miesje! Both cards are amazing and beautiful. I really love how you turned the sketch on the second one.

stampqueen said...

Both cards are awesome - love the little birdies on the first and the purple on the second is purpleishous!!!

Carolina said...

Ahhh, the first card is just breathtaking and the second is just sweet as sweet can be! Beautiful job with the sketch!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Oh these are so adorable...Karen is going to love her card! And your second card is a knockout! Love those colors!!!

Lynn B. said...

Wow! I love both cards. I like the way you added extra flowers to the first one, using the sketch to accomplish that. And the Wild Flowers card . . . well, it's so pretty! Well done!!!

Sheila said...

They are both absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the colors and your take on the sketch. Karen will love it.

Linda R. said...

REally great cards. Love the pink flowers in the first card. Nice job.

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards, Miesje. I love the soft colors used and Karen will be thrilled with her birthday card.

nannapat said...

What stunning cards Miesje,I love the colors you've used. tfs with us. Pat x

Sharon said...

Wow both cards are beautiful. Loving the new Gina K dp's on the second card

Priscilla said...

These cards are gorgeous, love the bling in the flowers on the first card, the colors on both are so soft and beautiful! TFS.

pamselinski said...

Both cards are beautiful. I particularly liked the unexpecting twist of not placing the sentiment in the smaller oval window but continuing with the design there. Absolutely wonderful

Unknown said...

these cards are amazing, the colors are so soft and dainty. great ideas. TFS

Kat said...

Love your cards. I think those little birds make a cute card.

Kelly said...

What beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us!

Barbara Hale said...

I'm so glad to see this card - I just got this stamp set and really need to get some ink on those stamps!

Anita said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

ddlady said...

I absolutely love your Petals & Wings card. You do such a beautiful job of coloring. And your second is so pretty in lavenders Great job!

jodyleblanc said...

Miesje, What beautiful cards! and I just love the saying "God is good all the time" Isn't that the truth! ;)

JoanL said...

Awww....cute little birdies. Love the Petals and Wings set.

Purple Princess said...

beautiful cards!

chris wilson said...

I loved both of your cards, but I just love the birds, the colours were so subtle,beautiful loved them

Lynne said...

Both cards are very nice but the first one has my favorite new stamp set on it used in a really neat way.

Jenn said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, I especially love the second one! Thanks for sharing!

meemee48 said...

Love both your cards. They are both so springy!

Brenda said...

Lovely pair of cards Miesje!!! Karen will love her card it is so soft and pretty, and the purple one is stunning.

Queen-of-Cards said...

beautiful! thanks for the inspiration!

CinBoopRella's Place said...

The bird card is darling and sweet! The inspirational card is uplifting and wonderful!

Lorraine M. said...

Your card is beautiful. Such great colors.
Lorraine

Lorraine said...

All your cards are awesome. I love the creativity you inspire.

Lorraine Groves

Unknown said...

oh, so sweet and springy! but the purple card is the best-
Thanks
Holly

Jaclynn Marie said...

So Sweet!!!

ajax said...

Miesje, I can't believe these cards. So pretty and so happy. I would love to receive either one of them. Thank you so much. I love birds and I love the flowers also.

Pattie J. said...

so soft and so pretty. beautiful cards...thanks for sharing....hugs

Marsha said...

Both are very pretty. I like the type of bling you chose for each.

windinstarsranch said...

Love them both. Like the unique direction of the flowers.
Windinstarsranch

~ Connie said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing!

mdog said...

Love both cards. The flowers are gorgeous

Otter Hill Designs said...

I love how you flipped the design on its side! I am going to give it a try.

Di said...

The first, sooo pink and delicate; the second in my favorite color! Both are beautiful!

Robin said...

They are both so sweet!

Leta said...

oh my goodness...both of your cards are amazing

Betty Neville said...

These are gorgeous Miesje! Karen will love that sweet birthday card, and your second card is amazing! Great job with the sketch!

Nana said...

Que trabajos más preciosos, te felicito.

Kitty said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Blessings,
Kat

Wendy Thompson said...

Love both cards especially the green one

alex said...

Two stunning creations, love the card for Karen, as you say it will cheer her up, and the wild flower card is si pretty :-)

Kary said...

Hi Miesje! Both your cards are so gorgeous!! Love the design and colours, Great take on the sketch! Have a lovely weekend! {hugs}

Jill said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colours and the pretty designs. Hugs, Jill x

Joy said...

What a lovely fresh delicate card the first one is and the colours in the second are gorgeous!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Miesje, these are gorgeous! Love the soft colors and sponging.

Susan said...

I would be lost with out sketch challenges- the inspiration is what gets my juices flowing! Nice job and thank you! Susan

VCorson said...

Just lovely! I use those stamp sets a lot as well!

papercraftnut said...

Beautiful cards. I love the little birds.

Janice said...

Love the petals and wings card. Very inspiring. Love your shading on the die.

Karla said...

I love the colors of both of your cards.

Kathy said...

Nice cards. I like the way you laid the flowers down.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards, love the colors and images.....I really LOVE Gina's papers, so glad she has started doing that! TFS!

Jackie B said...

Two wonderful cards. Just love the colors and stamps.

Mary B. said...

Love both cards, but those little birds...so cute!

phatpat35 said...

the two cards are beautiful my favorite is the first, love the little birds on it.

mtscrapgal said...

Your floral cards are beauties. Love your choice of the pp from the kit--perfect for Spring cards. Thanks

Sharon said...

Both cards are just beautiful - such good use of the design. Your colors and presentation are gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both of your cards are super delightful!

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards Miesje! The first one is so soft, but the second one really speaks to me. Thanks for sharing.

murray1958 said...

pretty cards.. love your colors

Angie said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the little birds, the DP and the wild flowers with the pearls are awesome and the sentiment is the best!

ccathsoon said...

Thankyou for more inspiration for the wild flower set, I have just bought this and love the different takes on it.

calamity jane said...

Both are very beautiful cards! I'm very fond of the Wild Flowers!

joy said...

Both cards are wonderful. I love the sweetness of the first and how sophisticated the second one is.

Annie C said...

Love these cards - those birds are just so darn cute that you can't help but love it. And I love the coloring on the flowers.

Nichole said...

So cute! Love the God is Good.

GrammaStamper (BarbK) said...

Gorgeous cards. TFS

Jaylon Neot said...

That's the best thing about making your own cards, you get to make them very personal. I like colouring the images and popped up those adorable birds.

navicade

aileen (mum) said...

Love both cards but the birds one most of all. I have to get that stamp set. Just love the way you did the little flower gems on it. You inspire me

Judy Scott said...

I like

naneruth said...

Lovely cards! I love the coloring on both.

Oneofakind said...

These really make me feel like spring! I love the colors and such sweet birds in GKD stamps!

elizabeth said...

These are really lovely. I especially like the little touches of bling.

Arlene said...

Great cards . I especially love the second one.

Jan said...

I really love your color combinations on these cards. They are both lovely

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow look at the frame you used. So Cute I love the distress of the color!

rossi73 said...

The first card with the green& white patterned paper is so soft and pretty and so darn clever turing the stamp on the side!
The second card is very pretty...I like how the ovals overlap.

itzamitzi said...

Purple always makes a great spring card, and I really love the daintiness of the Petals and Wings set. I like that you worked around bkgd. papers.