Friday, November 9, 2012

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop - 11/9/12

It is another StampTV blog hop. This month it is an inspiration blog hop. I love the colors and the layout - sure wish my house looked like this! You should have arrived from the fabulous blog of Linda Payne with what I am sure was a wonderful project!



The first card was really fun! I focused on the colors from the inspiration photo for this card. I got out some pure luxury ivory paper and then with 3 different distress inks swiped the ink pads across it in random directions. I then stamped the vases from Vogue Vases 2 on that paper and used the rest as a back panel. The sentiment is from Hopeful Hearts I was very happy with the result of this card and it was so easy to do. I also entered this card in the Simon Says Stamp challenge. 



This card took me a while - I knew what I wanted but it just didn't come together as easily as the first card. I colored the pumpkins from the Heartfelt stamp set and lightly with Copics to look a little like the inspiration picture and I knew I wanted to use the burlap I also took the circle image and incorporated that into the card. The sentiment is from the Autumn Splendor stamp set. I also used 2 different Cuttlebug folders and a couple of beads.  

I do want to apologize for the quality of the pictures, I love taking my card pictures outside but now it is dark too early so my light box has to do. I do not think the image is as crisp and clear as it is outside. Anyway - it is what it is.
Now hop on over to visit Sharri Seffens, 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 (November 13)  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!



63 comments:

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! I used the same vase set and yours is just lovely with the dp you used and love hte burlap on the second card! Fab designs!!

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning cards, Miesje! I love the wonderful paper piecing and the texture on the pumpkin card is fabulous!

Cheri said...

Oh, Miesje, these are fantastic! I really love the pumpkins against the burlap...it's so fall and perfect interpretation of the inspiration.

Kay S said...

Wow! These are fantastic! Love, love the background and paper pieces for the vases that you created. What a clever idea! The burlap and the white pumpkins on the second card are outstanding.

Rosy Newlun said...

Both your cards are so CAS with neutral colors and beautiful designs!!! Well done!

joy said...

Love the vase card! I really like the texture you have added on your second!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! I love how you created your own background paper and used some of it for the vases. Your second card is so pretty too!

sue morris said...

Wow Miesje! These are downright gorgeous!!! Nice work!

redwasher1 said...

Both of your cards are just gorgeous and beautifully designed.

Brenda said...

Miesje both of your cards are beautiful!!! I love the paper piecing on the first one and the embossing and the burlap on the second is a fab accent!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely autumn cards ~_^

Melanie said...

Yo did a wonderful job crating this fabulous textured look for the piecing!

Payne Holler Cards said...

enjoying both of these! going to try that tech you used on the first card and your burlap is great texture against the embossing on the second!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What awesome cards. I love them both.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the first one - such a clean and pretty design.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous vases card and so very creative, too. Love your home made designer papers.

naneruth said...

both are very lovely!

HappyCrafter said...

These are both tasteful and elegant.

stampqueen said...

Fabulous - love the textured look to the vases and the white pumpkins with the burlap has a very homey feel to it!!!

Mari said...

Both cards are stunning. Fabulous job!

Donna Phelan said...

Love the colors on both cards and the paper pieced vases are beautiful! Well done!

Parker said...

Both of your cards are very relaxed, yet elegant looking.

BeverlyBL said...

Love those vases and the burlap is a wonderful texture for your second card.

Kathryn A said...

I love the simplicity of the neutral colours! Beautiful.

jandbspiegel said...

I like the button touch on the first card and the burlap on the 2nd one. Great cards

scrappinmommom said...

Just beautiful. The first card is so nice and I love the idea of the background used in the vases, how clever of your technique. The second card has some really nice textures.

Carol said...

What a great idea, making your own pattern paper and using it for the vases. Love your blessing card...so very true

Debi said...

Beautiful cards. Love the idea and colors. Thanks for sharing

meemee48 said...

Both of your cards are so creative!

Barbara said...

Lovely cards, love the colors.

Annie C said...

ooh ooh ooh - love these. The texture with the burlap is awesome. The coloring on the background paper in the sympathy card pulled into the vase is superb.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Love both of your gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing :)

Margy said...

Love the effect with the distress inks - nice!

Lisa K said...

The burlap on the card looks neat. I never think of using non-paper items. I like the cards.

Lagene said...

Great cards! I especially like your vases!

bettybaker said...

I like the look that your burlap gives, very different

Sylvia said...

Very pretty cards, the burlap is such a nice touch.

Unknown said...

I love the marble-look on the first card and the burlap on the second!
thanks
Holly

NormaJ said...

Nice cards and colors are true too........Love the simple style

Debbie G said...

Pretty card, love how you did the vases

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are gorgeous. The first one is so elegant and I like all the details on the second. TFS and for the chance to win.

Kris in Alaska said...

I love them both but the textured one is the bomb!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Susan Wright said...

I love how you coordinated the layers and the colors of the vases.

Marsha said...

Both are beautiful cards. Love the paper piecing matching the layer behind it and really like the burlap.

Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful and all that food is making me hungry.

Blessings,
Kat

Kathy Humphrey said...

Stunning cards! Love the burlap you used on the second card.

Olga said...

The cards are brilliant!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous cards. I love how you cut the vases out, then used the rest of the DP for your layer. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Great cards, love your DP and paper piecing

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Two gorgeous samples that capture the essence of the photo so well! Love them!

shari said...

the first is my fav. love the colours. Thanks so much

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat Jandacek said...

Gorgeous cards! And you make it sound so easy to make that design paper for the first card. It certainly turned out beautifully. Love the textures and colors in your second card...they really capture the essence of the inspiration photos. TFS your many talents.

Di said...

Both of these are beautiful cards! Love the textures and colors. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Stephanie Earls said...

Beautiful cards. I love the use of burlap. I am never confident when I try to embellish with such fabrics. Great job!

Sharon said...

Wow both are stunning I totally love that you created your own gorgeous dp paper to paperpiece...Fab!

Sharri said...

Gorgeous cards Miesje!! I love the papers you created for the vases! I will have to remember that!
I had the same problem with taking my pictures - I do not like these shorter days!

NJMullins said...

Gorgeous vases! They look like sandstone. Stunning!

gobluektb said...

Both are very classy. Love the colors and textures.

Judy Woodland said...

Love both your cards, each so unique and different. Thanks for the inspiration!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards, my fave is the first one.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

usharon said...

I think the colors you chose work perfectly together.

Lori said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful Miesje!!