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Friday, September 21, 2012

CSS Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to a color combination challenge blog hop hosted by members of the Gina K. Center Stage Alumni team. The colors we were asked to use are:  Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Corn and Pumpkin Spice.   

Today we are featuring hand drawn sets designed by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. As you hop along make sure to leave a comment because on Tuesday morning (September 25), we will randomly choose two comments from all the blogs and two lucky individuals will receive a Gina K. Designs Stamps set each (the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).

You should have arrived at my blog from Linda's awesome blog, if not you can go back to StampTV and start from the beginning.



 For my first card, I used Melanie's Stately Flowers #1 set.  Being a California girl I fell in love with the beautiful poppy that Melanie included in this set. I cut three pieces of GKD PL White cardstock in stair stepping sizes and then stacked them and stamped the poppy image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink in a random pattern and then added a layer of Pumpkin Spice cardstock to each layer  Ribbon from the GKD store was wrapped around the print panels and then everything was layered to a GKD PL Black Onyx card.  I added a little bit of yellow marker and some Diamond Stickles to the flowers for a little bit of pop!
The sentiment is from Melanie's Wild at Heart set. 


My next card uses Theresa's Country Roads set.  This week the Free For All Friday Challenge on StampTV was to Case the DT and it happens to be Theresa, so I took the opportunity to case THIS card by Theresa.  I changed the colors a bit and added the mailboxes in place of the tree.  I figure whoever owns that middle mailbox must be a bit of a rebel and so I colored it up red just for kicks!  I started this card with a base of GKD PL Fresh Asparagus cardstock and then added a print panel from the Farmhouse Sugar Hill collection. Next up is a Sweet Corn layer that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Seeing Spots folder and layered it onto a piece of Pumpkin Spice cardstock.  Next up is the image panel that was layered to a Fresh Asparagus panel and tied with some twine.

Don't forget to comment on each of the blogs along the way.  Be sure to stop my Melanie and Theresa's blogs too!

Next up on the hop is Melissa's amazing blog.  

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Payne Holler Cards said...

awesome! love em both (-:
will be casing that layout you used on Mel's !

Miesje said...

WOW - these just knocked my socks off! Great cards - love the background on the first one.

Kay S said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards, Melissa! Love the layered poppies and you did a great job casing Theresa's card!

joy said...

Great cards!! I love the first one - what a dynamite technique and I love that ribbon!

Cheri said...

So well done, Melissa! I just love this inspiration. You CASED Theresa's card to perfection....I love it.

Brenda said...

Melissa these are amazing!!! the first one is so cool with the layered stamping and your coloring is awesome on the second one!

Theresa Momber said...

Wowee! These are so very beautiful! Just stunning the way you used Mel's set in the first card! Love the truck card, too. I love your version (better than mine). So funny I almost did the mail boxes instead of the trees. Was totally waffling on that. I never would have thought to do the rebel mailbox in red. What a fun idea! Thank you for doing this blog hop for us!

Carolina said...

Oh Melissa, these are just stunning! Love all the layers and the bit of yellow in the middle of the flowers is just the perfect touch! The coloring on your second is breathtaking...

Debi said...

2 great cards, just love the brightness of your first card, and the scene on the 2nd is also so vibrant, Debi x

Joyce T. said...

love them both but especially love what you did with the poppies!

Anonymous said...

both cards are stunning, but the first one with the layers is definitely my fav....Jan D., Florida

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! Everyone is absolutely awesome!

Doris W. said...

Beautiful cards!

Sherry said...

I love the 3D effect of your first card too cool and the old truck is wonderful takes me back to my childhood on the farm thanks for sharing

Cheryl Wright said...

Melissa, these are stunning! I've seen loads of Triple Time Stamping cards, but this one is a real stunner. WOW!

I love your second card too - men are so hard to make cards for, but this one is absolutely perfect.

Love the background paper you chose for this too. It's perfect.

alex said...

Wow love them both, I keep meaning to have a go at the technique of the first one, you have inspired me to give it a go :-)

Lori said...

Both are such stunning cards Melissa, WOW!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Great cards! Don't you just LOVE that Triple Stamping Technique? It looks fabulous!! Your Country Roads card looks so clean and beautiful, GREAT colors and probably the BEST choice of DP! Well done!

craftymom205 said...

Love both cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Marcy Bennett said...

Great cards! Totally love the way you used the poppies - I keep looking and looking at it! Nice job!

meemee48 said...

Love both of your cards, but especially the technique you used with the flowers. I am going to have to try that one.

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful cards! I love that triple layer stamping!

Olga said...

I simply love the idea of teh first card. I always wanted to know how people do that.

catdidit said...

wow! Love both of them, and really love the 'road' you created!

Melanie said...

love these triple mat designs and how you colored just the centers!

angiescraps said...

Love your layering/stamping techniques! Just awesome!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards using this color combo!

Theresa said...

Lovely cards. Great use of the images. The first card's triple mat design is becoming a fave of mine...you did a beautiful job using that stammp.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards. I love that Triple Times stamping technique and it looks so great with those flowers and that ribbon, by the way, which I have used all up myself in my Fall cards. And, that pickup scene is gorgeous and from another favorite set of mine.

Teri said...

Such beautiful work!

Karen said...

Love, love, live the triple layer stamping! So much fun!

Barbara said...

Love the backround on the first card, Wow! Now someone help me find my socks.

windinstarsranch said...

Oh! my gosh when I rolled that poppy card up my sox blew off! It is so pretty. Whew. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Poppy card is amazing. I love this stairstepping or telescoping look.

Rosy Newlun said...

Wowzer, that triple stamped card is eye popping with minimal coloring and lots of sparkle! And yes, lovin' that rebel mailbox you colored red to match the truck :)

naneruth said...

gorgeous poppy card and the plaid overlay goes so well on the other card.

Diana Evensen said...

The stately flowers card is beautiful. Interesting to only color the centers.
The truck is cute, but the size compared to the mailboxes was too small. Maybe the mailboxes should have been on the bottom (closer to the viewer) with the truck toward the top for a more balanced perspective.

Angela Shields said...

Wow, that poppy card is gorgeous! I love that stamping technique!

stampqueen said...

Great cards!!! I love the touch of color on the flowers in the first!!!

Cindi Hall said...

I love them both!

Victoria H. said...

Oh what lovely cards, you did a marvelous job!

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Love your cards. Love the whimsey.

Mama said...

The stately flowers stamp was perfect for the first cards. Love it!

Kelly said...

Absolutely lovely! I think I may have to try that layering technique soon!

Barbara Hale said...

Love both of your cards -I am going to try to do a card with the truck and mailboxes as I really love both of these images.

Golda said...

What fun cards!

Kelly said...

Lovely cards! I think I'm going to have to try that layering technique soon!

Hettie Hogan said...

I really like the stamping technique used with the Stately Flowers set. I'm definitely going to try this out.

Robin said...

They are both great. I have to try one the triple layer w/ the flowers.

redwasher1 said...

Melissa, love both of your cards!!! Great design and coloring !!

Sonia said...

What great cards! I need to try making one like your first one- so gorgeous and looks so amazing!

Anonymous said...

Is that poppy card awesome or what!
Kathy B

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous cards.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I really do like the cards you made, especially the old red truck one, as my husband used to have a truck that looked like that. Thank you!

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Really love your cards! Will have to case both!

Dee said...

Just love your California poppy card! The colors are so appropriate. Also like the red truck card, and enjoyed the rebel mailbox! Reminds me of some people I know...

vron said...

just love how you have displayed your cards.... thank you for sharing these

Kay said...

Love the poppy background!

Jan Castle said...

Absolutely stunning card...like the car card too!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pati said...

Very cool flower card, love the effect with the layer of color in between and love that ribbon!

Sharon Roselli said...

lovin your cards but the red truck is awesome coloring!

scrappinmommom said...

Both cards are awesome, love the background of the poppies on the first card. Being a country girl I really like the second one as well.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. The second one is a great masculine card. I hope you don't mind, but I've pinned it to my Card Eye Candy board on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/doodleshop/card-eye-candy/

Joyce Evans Erb said...

stunning cards! Thanks for all the details and story:-)

TangledFun said...

I love your cards, especially the first one. I can't wait to try that layering technique.

Sharri said...

WOW!! Melissa, my friend, these are gorgeous! The flower card is just stunning! I have to try that technique!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! Great colors and stamps! Thanks for some great inspiration! My head is swimming from this blog hop!
Corrine Ann

Angie said...

Your cards are just gorgeous! Love the triple technique! Your coloring is amazing on the second one!

Allison said...

Melissa, these cards are beautiful! awesome work!

stamper said...

Lovely, lovely cards Melissa. Nice work.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Melissa, love the poppies and that layout, too.

Pat Jandacek said...

My favorite of these two is the Poppies - beautifully done and I like the manner of coloring. Like the 'rebel' comment about the center mailbox owner.

Shirley Fong said...

Wow. Love the layering technique on the poppy card. Your instructions sounds simple but looks difficult. Love all the texture you used in the second card. Coloring is great.

Very inspirational.

Betty Neville said...

These are just beautiful, Melissa! You did a fantastic job with the triple stamping technique; and you did such a wonderful case of Theresa's card!

Marilyn from MI said...

I love the look of the poppy card. I'm going to try that one today.

Card Crafty Club said...

These are really great Melissa! You always do such wonderful work!

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