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Friday, January 13, 2012

CSS Sketch Challenge



Hi there!  Tonight I am joining in with some of the gals from the Gina K. Designs Center Stage Team to bring you our first challenge for 2012.  Tonight we are using a sketch that I created as our inspiration. 
You should have arrived at my blog from Linda Payne's amazing blog, if not you can go back to StampTV and start from the beginning.  


Being a California girl I knew I wanted to use the GKD Stately Flowers 1 set that was illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  Can I tell you how much I LOVE this California Poppy image?  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto GKD PL White cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils.  I added a wee bit of Diamond Stickles to the flowers to give them that sunkissed look.  The image panel was layered to GKD PL Black and GKD PL Apple Green panels and added to the card base with Tombow Foam Tabs.  "California Poppy" was stamped in Memento Black ink as well and popped up with a foam tab onto a GKD PL Black Scalloped circle.  The card base is GKD PL Green Apple cardstock with a layer of GKD PL Black and an orange print (from my stash).  I finished the card with some ribbon, a bow and rhinestones.  


Now here is the good part.  Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop for a chance to win a HUGE grab bag of GKD stamps.    The winner will be chosen on Tuesday morning (January 17).

I have kept you long enough, so I am going to send you on your way to Sharri Seffens awesome blog.

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joy said...

Beautiful coloring on your poppy! Such pretty, cheerful colors!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa! I love the poppies and the rich colors!

Sharri said...

Wow! Melissa this is gorgeous! I love the colors and those beautiful poppies! Fab coloring!!
Thank you for the sketch! I had fun with it!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- this is such a great sketch, and I loved working with it. Your poppies are breathtaking and so sunny looking!

redwasher1 said...

Melissa, awesome!! Love your card and what a great sketch!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun sketch -- gorgeous poppies~

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Melissa and so beautifully colored. Also being a California girl I to love the poppies in Mel's set. :)
I have to tell you I loved this sketch, thank you.

Olga said...

Such a beautiful poppy!

Madeleen said...

Beautiful card Melissa! Amazing colouring too!

wfmom06 said...

This is a classy, beautiful card... Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolina said...

Stunning card Melissa! Love how you added the sentiment and your coloring on the flower is perfection! Thanks for designing another fab sketch!

cosie said...

This one of my favourite stamps.
Beautiful card and those colours just gorgeous.

KonaRose said...

Hi, Melissa,
This is one of my favorite images to use. Cal poppies are such a 'happy' flower :) Love how you colored them but kept the overall design simple to let those poppies shine. '

Janna said...

Oooh, really pretty card!

Sherry said...

Melissa - such a gorgeous card. The yellow and green work so well together, and I agree with the other about the coloring on your poppy. You're a Cali girl fer sure!

Kris said...

So very pretty!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely card ^_^ I wish I have the stuff to make something like it ~_^

Sue Bridges said...

Love the poppies! Great coloring and use of the stamp!

Rosanne S said...

So very pretty! I love the colours

Sharon said...

Love the colors and it's a very pretty card.

Cheryl Wright said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring, and simply stunning overall.

wanda said...

lovely...thanks

ocean-dreamer said...

Such a pretty card, Melissa. It makes me think of Spring!

naoompje said...

Love your card it's very beautiful.

Unknown said...

I love the poppies, so pretty, great job. Another must have set for me.

patm said...

Love the yellow poppy, really stands out.

kylee said...

Extremely beautiful card ... makes me homesick for my former home in California!

--Marcy said...

What a winner - your coloring is stunning!

chineva said...

your coloring is super and with pencil wonderful

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Love the yellow and the ribbon used. Nice card!

Gayle said...

Melissa, awesome card and love your sketch...it's a keeper.

Cheri said...

Love those poppies, Melissa! Your card is perfectly gorgeous. Thanks for such a fun sketch.

Lorraine said...

Bold, beautiful colors, Thanks

Sheila said...

Beautiful rich coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous poppies! Love the colors you used, such a beautiful color.

Peggy said...

Gorgeous through and through!

Judi said...

Melissa, this is such a warm and fuzzy looking card. In all this snow it warms my heart!

Barb May said...

Such a pretty card - it does warm you right up

Beth Beard said...

Gorgeous card! The poppies are beautiful!

Allie Cat Beads said...

<--- california native as well. love those beautiful poppies. fantastic card.

Lynne said...

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. On my wish list!

Kay S said...

Melissa - your poppies are beautiful! The coloring you did on them is fabulous and the whole card makes me feel sunny and warm.

RosieP said...

Simply stunning!

Stephani said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors and the layering.

Becky said...

Beautiful card Melissa.

Carey said...

What would we do without stickles??? :-)

muscrat said...

I love poppies too! Love your colors.

Colleen Holmes said...

Melissa this is so very, very pretty! Love the flower colored in orange to match the paper and the ribbon gives the look of elegance to the card! I love the sketch and I am going to play!! Hugz!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I so love this sketch and your card design is so beautiful. Great colors. I know I plan to try this sketch later on as well.

ShersL84bed said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors that you used. You colored the stamp beautifully.

Smiles Sher
SherSL84bed@aol.com

jean w. said...

Wonderful card! Love the flowers and the added glow with the diamond dust!

joyfulstamper said...

Great color the poppies look just picked.

Wilma said...

Beautiful colored card!! Love the Poppies !1

pamselinski said...

Love it love it

Lois said...

Beautiful card! I love the poppies...making "happy". Perfect for a masculine birthday card!

craftsbyreva said...

Very pretty. I love poppies and the ribbon is beautiful.

Theresa said...

Great use of the beautiful poppies. A Happy card!!Love the sketch!!!

StacyC said...

So gorgeous... Awesome job...

FrancineB said...

Very pretty. Love the gold and black combination. Very striking.

Dee said...

Your coloring of the poppies, the embossing, and the black ribbon have made this card so attractive. Lovely!

Lynn B. said...

Gorgeous coloring on that poppy!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. TFS.

Simko said...

Nice focal image with beautiful coloring. Your color combo is perfect for the poppies and the card overall. I also like the sketch.

NJMullins said...

Great color coordination for the focal image. THis is a beautiful card.

Golda said...

Great job on the sketch and beautiful work on the card!

scrapandstamp said...

OMG! Your card and your sketch are just perfect! I love, love the colour combination and your colouring.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!!

Judy I said...

Gorgeous poppies! I love how you've colored them.

Barb said...

love the green and yellow colors and the poppy is beautiful.

Marie Gamber said...

Beautiful card. I have that stamp and it is one of my fav's!
Hugs,
Marie

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card! The orangey gold just pops with the black ribbon

Robin said...

So Pretty! The coloring is great!

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like the colors.

SouthernMrs said...

Very pretty. TFS!

Carol said...

Beautiful card!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

zehra said...

Wow, your coloring is amazing, I am just learning to color with prisma color pencils, your is gorgeous

Pat Jandacek said...

Beautiful coloring, beautiful colors, and it's a great sketch, of course!

Betty Neville said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melissa! Your coloring is amazing! Thank you for another great sketch!

ibalady said...

i liked the use of the nesties oval. i think it was the scalloped one , not the lacy oval. it makes a lovely frame for your california poppy . love the orange from your 'stash'

Michelle Watkins said...

Such a happy card! So beautiful!

alex said...

A stunning, warm card, love it!

Julie said...

Great take on the sketch! I do like the warm colours you chose!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

I'm a California girl - in my heart anyway - so the poppy makes me very happy (& a little home sick too). lovely card!

Ann M said...

nice card. I always like a little black accent to make things pop.

Angie said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Love the color combination and how you colored the poppy flowers! Awesome job Melissa!

CraftyMomFL said...

love how you sketchedd this out

Melanie said...

The colors on this are just gorgeous Melissa, I love the contrast of the black ribbon! Beautiful!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful coloring on those poppies! Loving the layering as well!

Tricia said...

Beautiful card and coloring. I love the flowers, they are so pretty.

Heather A said...

Your colors are lovely and you did a beautiful job of coloring in the flowers!

Scrap Happy said...

Your intense colours add drama to this sketch. Very nice!

Leisa said...

Perfect. What a pretty card

naneruth said...

Absolutely beautiful!

angela said...

The colors are so cheerful . Makes me happy just to look at this card.

Making Jesus Famous said...

Oh my goodness that is stunning.....i love the coloring work you did on the flower...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Arlene said...

What a cheery card! Fun colors.

PJ said...

I am a California girl too, and your card is just beautiful. Full of life and color. Really perked me up. Thank you so much for sharing!

Tammy Andrzejczak said...

Stunning...your coloring is perfect. Very pretty card.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card! And, Love me some poppies! I just couldn't get enough of the California poppies when I visited Tahoe last year...so gorgeous! Your card brings them all back to life!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful poppies!!! Great take on the sketch and a great sketch!!!

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