Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CSS Sketch Challenge - 10-8-2013

I love sketch challenges and this one was fun. You should have arrived from Tera Fujan where I am sure you saw a wonderful project with this sketch!

I used some of my favorite color combos for this - ivory and black. I used the GKD pure luxury Ivory and just a small panel of the black. I also have to give a call out to the new GKD ink pads - the black is so crisp and clear. This was a simple card using the ribbon and buttons. The stamps were from one of the new duos called Time.  


I threw together another quick card tonight waiting for the Rays baseball game to start (unfortunately we lost). I used the new stamp set called Christmas Joy.
Now you have to hop on over to check out what Melisa Waldorf has created for us to see.  

Make sure 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, October 15.

Thanks for the visit!

51 comments:

Lori said...

Amazing how the colors you used change the look of both these fantastic cards Miesje!!!

joy said...

Both are beautiful cards. I love the black and white colors!

Cheri said...

Oh, boy....you created such fabulous cards, Miesje! I love the b/w card...yet the Christmas tree absolutely captures the traditional Christmas spirit.

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards!!

Robin said...

WOW great cards!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Miesje!! The time one is so clean and striking and love the Christmas design. It is hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner :)

stampqueen said...

Both cards are beautiful - love the black and white and love the rhinestones on the second one!!!

Maxine D said...

Two stunning cards - love the black and white on in particular!
Blessings
Maxine

Barbara said...

Both cards are a wonderful inspiration for the design sketch. I love the black and ivory "Time" card. That's a favorite color palette of mine too. A beautiful clean and simple card. Love it. Your Christmas tree card is sweetly embellished and shaded.

Kitty said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful Thank you

Blessings,
Kathleen

Pat said...

Love your cards. Beautiful and great use of the sketch.

Pam T. said...

I love how clean & uncluttered your cards are!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Miesje! I especially love the first one with the clean, striking design. Both are fab!

catdidit said...

Both are so rocking! I love your button treatments on both especially!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the simplicity of the first card. Both are so very pretty.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards -- love love love your photo bg :)

Marj said...

Really like the looks of these cards! I usually use a lot of color in my cards, but I like what you did with the black and ivory. I'm going to have to try something like that.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the cards you made using the sketch, but really love that Christmas tree card. So beautiful!

Bev Hill said...

I really like the b/w card, simple but very meaningful.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Lovely cards. I really like simplicity of the clock.

Fran said...

Love the cards. I like the bling on the Christmas tree.

Kathy E. said...

The clock card was so lovely and clean, just what you often need in a card and you did it so well! The Tree is super too...one you could make a stack of for special friends.
Thanks!

Anouk said...

great card, love it

Dee Earnshaw said...

Both cards are lovely. Very striking. Perfect for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration

cmarie said...

Wonderful cards. I have a love of clock and time stamps so your card really inspired me all over again.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards!

coco said...

Both of your cards are so sweet and tasteful.

MsJudyC said...

Great cards

Joni said...

I love both the cards. The clock card is beautiful. The Christmas card is giving me many ideas. Thank you for sharing.

fuzzylover said...

Great cards - it's amazing how the same layout can look soooo different.

--Marcy said...

Clever! I agree - amazing to see the same layout look so different

Kay said...

Love them both. I'm a fan of black and cream too.

Brenda said...

Two gorgeous cards Miesje!!! I love the clean classic look of the first one and the very pretty Christmas is perfect!

KraftyKim said...

Pretty cards. The christmas branches look real!!

Tina Doyle said...

What gorgeous cards. Love the colours and layout

redwasher1 said...

I sure love what you did with both cards! Beautiful!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Really like that first one, Miesja! Black and Ivory makes for a stunning creation!

Melanie said...

That is a very sharp card with the black and white!

Gayle said...

Love the cards and the different colors chosen. The black and ivory is very stunning.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, both are so fabulous! Great use of the stamps!

Cheryl Depler said...

Just stunning work! Love your cards!

Sharon Underwood said...

I love that black & ivory card. CAS is best! The tree looks nice, too.

Kristie said...

Both cards are just beautiful!!

Linda said...

awsome cards but, I love the Christmas tree

Parker said...

I truly like both cards. The card with the tree--I love the way you put foliage under the button. What an inspiration you are.

mtscrapgal said...

Both cards are so clean and elegant I admire your sense of design. Thanks

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

I loved your colors and beautiful job!

Jennipher said...

Oh my these are both lovely! My favorite is the one with time but both are lovely takes on the sketches.

itzamitzi said...

Two wonderful cards! I have a "time" saying and am going to borrow from your idea and make something similar. The Christmas one is also lovely. I like the use of red gems and a red button.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Beautiful! Love the bling on the tree and the ribbon tags!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful, Miesje! Such an elegant ivory and black card; and love that blinged up tree!