Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CSS - Color Blog Hop - 5-21-2013

Welcome to another CSS Blog Hop! I look forward to these blog hops and this time it is a color challenge. The challenge is to use red and green in a non -Christmas card. I don't know about you but when January rolls around I do not want to see red and green for a while. I thought if would be good to see the variety that can be made with this color combo. You should have arrived from Vicki Dutcher.

I love the way this card turned out, and it was really the last card I made after watching Melanie's tutorial and used her stamp set called A Year of Flowers 2. The paper was GKD white and Jelly Bean Green. This was a really fun technique - thanks Melanie!

I made this card for my dear daughter-in-law. I used 3 different stamp sets; Blossom which was one of the stamps from the last Stamp TV kit, Stamp it Big! 2, and Vogue Vases 2. The heart was made using the patterned paper called Winter Whimsy. The green of the ribbon and the flowers match better in person then on the photo. The blossoms were stamped on one of Gina's  first packs of patterned paper that came in a Stamp TV kit. I played around with the layout for a while on this one. 

This last card was made using Sweet Strawberries and the technique I used was paper piecing. That's right I did not color I stamped the leaves and the strawberries on the GKD Pure Luxury Cherry Red and Grass Green. I know I tossed in a little bit of a very  light blue - forgive me! 

Now be sure to hop on over to check out what Lori McAree has created for us to see.  If you want to start over you can go to StampTV for links to all the hoppers. And don't forget to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, May 28. Good Luck!


Thanks for the visit!




55 comments:

Cheri said...

Wow!!! Miesje...you've been busy. I love the first card - so artsy. I think your DIL will love her card for sure and the strawberries look so real. Fabulous all 3!!! Loved the challenge too!!! Thanks for the great idea.

Lori said...

Thanks for the great combo Miesje!! All of your cards are great, love them!!

joy said...

Girly, you were busy! The strawberry card is so sweet! I love how you have put the happy birthday on an angle. Great job on all three.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at all this gorgeous eye candy! Love the flower card - you colored those flowers brilliantly!

Great color combo BTW - I loved it~

Payne Holler Cards said...

Weeeeeeeee lovin these! Taking in all your details (-: your DIL will love hers for sure!

Beverly Perdue said...

Very pretty cards! I'm lovin the color combination! Thanks for sharing.

Nadine Yates said...

Love your cards but my favorite is the strawberry card, yummmmm

Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with all of us

Blessings,
Kathleen

Sue Bridges said...

Very colorful cards!

Laine said...

Precious. I love these colors

Donna Phelan said...

Yup, these colors are not just for Christmas anymore! Wonderful creations! I also love when I have the same stamp sets and am actually able to try this at home! lol TFS!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- As you know, being married to a Dutchman, I am partial to tulips!!! All these cards are simply fabulous, though! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Kay S said...

Wow! Three great cards! Love the different styles and varieties of red and green. I like them all, but the first one is my favorite.

Robin Ammann said...

Wow, I fell in love with the strawberry card, but now that I am here on your blog, the flower one is screaming pick me, pick me. I just will have to get both stamp sets.

Ronda Ellis said...

Love both the simplicity and yet the stunning color combinations and attention to detail~~it's all about the eye appeal!

Anouk said...

love the cards, feels like summer

Cards By Betty said...

Love the strawberry card so real looking beautiful color

Lisa K said...

I love the flower card. They are so pretty.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow! All three are gorgeous! I love the way you colored the tulips on the first card....beautiful.

Marcia Gray said...

Nice work! Thanks for the "Sweet Birthday" idea :-)

Dee said...

Love the sweet tulip card with the soft green blended around the edges. Never thought to paper piece the strawberry card--clever!

Unknown said...

great cards.TFS.

Dodge3670 said...

This is only my second stop and I am in awe. The colors are soooo vibrant and pretty. I just love the flowers and the strawberries rock! Great Job! Thank you for sharing!

Karen Hightower said...

Love all three of your cards. I really like the tulips, they are very pretty, and the card you made for your daughter-in-law is wonderful, those strawberries look yummy... :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are wonderful.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all beautiful! Great use of these colors which I love to use together at any time of year.

Connie Ludgate said...

Very pretty cards. I like the flowers and the strawberry one.

Donna Brown said...

love the cards!!

Carol Ceraso said...

I love the use of a different shade of red or green as a color combination. It leaves a more subdued tone.

Sharon Underwood said...

Beautiful cards! Your paper-piecing is fantastic. Looks great! http://sharonscreative.blogspot.com

Cheryl Depler said...

Gorgeous samples! Thanks!

Marilyn from MI said...

Great ideas for us. I love your tulips.

windinstarsranch said...

Love the love. Red is such a good color.

Pam T. said...

The tulips are my favorite! I think it's the jelly bean green paper that attracts me to it!

Nana Griffin said...

All are wonderful cards. Love the tulip.

Susan P said...

A great card. I like that you paper pieced instead of coloring.

Julie S. said...

Love your cards! I think red and green look great any time of year.

MyAuntKath said...

These are so prey. I don't know how you cut those pieces so perfectly. Great job.

Sharon said...

So pretty! The first is my favorite!

Pat Jandacek said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the sponged background technique on the first one and the way you've positioned the tulips. It's surprising the way some colors look different on photographs when IRL they match another element so well. The strawberry card is 'delicious.'

Andrea said...

Your cards are so neat love the tulips

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

You've been a very busy lady! Love all your sweet projects especially that strawberry one:-)

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome! Love them all!

Rita C Jackson said...

All of your cards are great! I'm loving this hop. My sorority colors are red & white and I'm getting lots of ideas for cards to give to sorors.

Susan White said...

Beautiful Cards!!

redwasher1 said...

Miesje, great color challenge and beautiful cards!!!

Pat said...

All three cards are sweet and adorable.

Gayle said...

Wonderful selection of cards, Miesje, one more gorgeous than the last. I really like the strawberries.

Betty Neville said...

WOW Miesje - three cards and all beautiful! Thank you for a great challenge!

Judy Woodland said...

Wonderful use of the color challenge. Love your tulips! Thanks for the inspiration!

nzillingworth said...

SO BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL AND NOW I WANT A STRAWBERRY LOL

Teri N said...

Very Pretty Cards, Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! I love all three of them.

Judy said...

These are fabulous! Love the colors..hmmm think I like #3 the best!

xo

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