Friday, February 25, 2011

CSS GKD Treasure Chest Blog Hop - Animal Theme

hi there,
Bringing you the Center Stage Spotlight's Treasure Chest Blog Hop - using an Animal Theme.
GKD has so many adorable animal sets that it was really hard to chose.
 The theme for the Treasure Chest hops will change every time and this time around it's the Animal Kingdom. We are paying tribute to the animal kingdom by creating cards and projects of animals from GKD.  Hope you'll be able to play along.
To make sure you are on the Blog Hop right track - you should have come from the jaw dropping blog of Karen Knegten and if you want to start at the beginning - head over to STV and start from there.

 I chose sets by Theresa Momber.  I love all of her designs!
Used this week's GKD - Sketch Challenge layout for this first one 
Did some dry embossing using THoltz's Dot Matrix folder, cut out the trees (made the reverse tree using reverse blank stamp), nestie Fancy Tag...colored with Copics C1, C3...E31, 35...R39...Y06...YR09...G00, 07, 28...BG13, 18...
Base cardstock is GKD's All Spruced Up - the rest is stash designer paper...
the sky and grass are done with chalk
After I cut out Dino - added Glossy Accents and popped him up on dots!


and I even did the inside !


Inks used were SU's Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel and Summer Sun, Memento's Black and Rich Cocoa. Flamingo colored with Prismacolor markers PM8,53,61,208

If you would like either of these sets, here are links for Dino-Mite and Aloha.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (March 1st), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!
Now the next stop is over to the wonderfully talented Lori McAree
Hope your enjoying the hop,
hugs

122 comments:

Carla S. said...

Fantastic cards, Linda! What fabulous scenery you created on both! So many things to look at! Love them!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Linda- Wow- all three are fabulous! Great job inking up these babies!

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous cards Linda!!! Your are my inspiration!!

joy said...

OH WOW! I love the dino! I love how you have made him so 3-D!

Cheri said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Linda! So much work here. I love all of your details in both cards. Wonderful job.

Stampin' Pam said...

What great scenes you have created here - the Dino with the gloss is so sharp!!! Love the beach scene - I'm ready to go!!!

Brenda said...

WOW Linda what wonderfully fabulous card!!! Love all of the great detail you put into them. I am sure Theresa will love them.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Great cards! Love the glossy look of the dino on the first card and the scene on the 2nd card is lovely!

Jennie said...

Awesome designs Linda...LOVE your dinosaur card and the glaze on him/her. FABulous job! Your Aloha card is so serene...I want to be THERE! :o) What you say??? Road trip... well, to the boat or plane, LOL!

stampqueen said...

Oh what great cards!!! I love the dino one best - great volcano and I love the dino having the glossy accents.

Donna Phelan said...

Wow great cards! Lots of details especailly that dino card, wow wow wow!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing Linda! Truly breath-taking scenes! Great job!

Melissa Cash said...

Linda, both cards are awesome! I love your dino scene, it is amazing. I love your beach scene too and would much rather be on the sand with the flamingo than here in the cold/rain/snow.

Lagene said...

WOW! Love your cards! That shinny dino is too cute!

Melanie said...

very nice Linda! i love how you decoratted the inisde of your card too that simple boat scene is sooo pretty!

Deb said...

Love these, Linda! The texture on that dino card is fabulous! I think that flamingo belongs in Florida! ;)

buggin2stamp said...

Wowza! I love the glossy Dino, that is so cool. And the scene you created on that card is fabulous. The tropical card is beautiful.

Lynne said...

Wonderful cards with lots of thought and talent. Glossy accents is a great product and made your dino stand out.

Anonymous said...

Great job, Linda.Your dino is adorable.
crafty teacher

Dru said...

Love these, the details are amazing!! Hugs, Dru

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, Linda! Both cards are just amazing!! wow!!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Fantastic!!! I LOVE the total SCENES you created!!! Excellent job Linda...YOU are so creative!!!! Such a pleasure to stop by!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi linda! OH WOW!!!! these totally ROCK girl!!!! I LOVE the dinosaur and the flamingo is terrific! The insides are just as wonderful as the outside too!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

These cards are gorgeous. I am loving that dinosaur!

Tamara said...

wow I love the way you made the reflextion Pop Like that Great Shading!

merniebug said...

Linda, this is so cute. I've long been a fan of your work and this card is a great example why. Lov it.

jan farnworth said...

love the dino card

naneruth said...

Wonderful cards!

pat said...

Great card ideas, love how you made dino stand out. And who doesn't like sinking their toes on the sand.
thaks for sharing your cards.

Marilyn S said...

Great and fun cards.

Miesje said...

WOW - these were amazing. That dino is wonderful!

Carol said...

Adorable!



Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

mdog said...

WOW!! Great cards. I love the dino!!

Stephani said...

Great detailing on both cards. Love the glossy dino.

Teri said...

Super job!

hiwasseeheaven said...

...super cards...especially like the lake scene AND the dinasour birthday...that polkadot ribbon absolutely sets the stage for the entire card colors...how cool is that for a volcano???

Joyce Thurston said...

love the glassy look of the dino

Lusiana said...

The cards are so beautiful. I love all the details you put into them. The reflection of the trees on the water is just perfect!

Debbie said...

Your coloring and textures totally make these cards!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

I love this, this is an amazing card and your detail is so awesome, I am in awe. Thank you for sharing and for the blog hop.
hugs Cathy

sandi said...

What can I say? WOW!!!

Pam said...

all I can say is woooohooooo!

Theressa said...

You've been busy! Nice, thanks.

Luv 2 Create said...

You rocked that Dyno, and your water scenes are gorgeous.
Marcie

Chris said...

Both of your cards rock! They are both beautiful!

Kelly said...

Love all of your cards! I really love that flamingo! He really stands out.

Shirley B said...

What detail you put into your cards. They are truly a work of art.

Andrea Foster said...

love the colors--ready to celebrate

enid said...

striking cards, great colour combos

Patti Smith said...

Love your cards...so much detail...thanks for sharing

Lynn B. said...

Such colorful cards. Great!

Judy said...

Ohhhh Linda, that Dino card looks fantastic, and the flamingo card does too!! TFS

Nana Connie said...

Wow! The Glossy Accents on the dino really sets him off. What a great idea! Love that you reversed the palm tree.

Laura said...

I love the dino!! looks so demensional!

rsph14 said...

Ruth Sloan,

So much work in those cards, I just loved them

Anonymous said...

Linda your dino card is so cute i just love it!! RosieG(gramig05)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the shiny diny and your bird is fabulous!! Couple of fabulous cards my friend!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one amazing card duo! I wanna color like you when I grow up!

Gayle C. said...

Fantastic cards, Linda, and thanks for showing the insides, too. Very very cool!!

Golda said...

I love how your dino is glossy. It really makes him stand out. The flamingo is great, too. Fabulous job on your cards.

The Vannoy Family said...

LInda-LOVE your color scheme - think Dino is my fave - very pretty~ Thanks for sharing!

Joan said...

Great cards. I appreciate seeing what you did to the inside of the card. Thanks so much.

luvhymns said...

Pretty nifty on both cards.... love the glossy accents on the dino.

sandyh said...

great job on both cards! love the dino card ....good for a kid's birthday. and i like how you finished the insides.
sandyh

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are great Linda! I especially like the embossed background and the glossy accents oh the dino card. Like your gentle sponging of the water as well.

Carol A said...

So cute! Love both the cards!

Casmiles said...

Both of these cards are absolutely wonderful! I love all the different techniques you used. And the insides are beautiful too!

Bertha W said...

Loved both cards but I guess I am partial to the dinosaur since my grandson is wild about dinos right now.

Peggy said...

Wonderful!

sprgstn16 said...

Nice job. Love how you combined this with the sketch challenge this week.

leliza1 said...

Great depth to both cards.

Jenny McGee said...

Great cards, so cute.

Jean said...

The embossed background on the dino card really ties it all together. He looks like he's in some Mayan ruin. Great coloring on the flamingo. Thanks for showing how you finished off the insides of both!

San said...

I like your animal cards, but I really, really like the boat card. I've never thought to do a card quite like this, and it appears like something I would be able to handle. Thank you for sharing :)

I don't know where to go to see who is the winner of the wonderful stamp set for doing this Animal Kingdom hop. Please let me know--I've looked all over for the list of winners. Who knows, I might be there .

Brigitte said...

wow. very nicely put together. thank you so much for sharing these cards.(all this inspiration) makes w

Jan said...

Beautiful cards. Great job. You guys really inspire me.

Linda said...

What fun and happy cards look super!

Anonymous said...

What great cards you do super work Marie

Pat Jandacek said...

Thanks for the treats of insides, too! Great cards. A lot of depth in the dino card. TFS

Sandy said...

These cards are great! Love how you did the insides too.

Anonymous said...

Nice card love the shine on the dino

gingerbaby said...

Wow linda. Both cards are great.love the Dino card.
hugs,
Brooke

Donna said...

Terrific card and design. Love the glossy accents, makes the dino stand out more. Great job!!!

sghay said...

The outsides are pretty, but I love the way you decorated the insides too.

1jmass said...

That dotted ribbon is perfect with the colors on the dinosaur.

Kathy Engelmeyer said...

Love your cards, each one is so unique.
Loved the dino, and his dimension.

Susan said...

Linda -- I just adore your dino card. Lots of thought went into that card and it turned out so well. Thanks for sharing both of your cards!

amy said...

The depth of the dino is wonderful, card shows you took a lot of time and sure have the talent to go with it! Thanks!

Linda Gilliam said...

OH wow Linda, these are SOOO professional looking, you did a FAB job on both of them...I especially love the color and setting of the dinosaur...GREAT job girl!

LoveSnailMail said...

Have enjoyed using the Aloha set myself - but you have great color sense to make it pop! Thanks for a terrific design!!!

bernietom47 said...

Love all three, the details and colors are amazing! Love the Dino!
Blessings Bernie

Booknplays said...

Great cards. I like the glossy accents on Dino. I must get some.

grandmalee said...

WOW! You really knocked this one out of the park! Love the dinosaur and all of the yummy textures! The flamingo is gorgeous! Love how you did both of the insides, but I adore the flamingo one more because I love all of your scenic stuff. Awesome job, as usual!

DebbieM said...

Stunning cards! Great coloring, love the inside of the cards and the "lava" of the volcano! :)

Designs By Sky said...

love the cards! tfs

Stephanie said...

Wonderful cards! The second one is my favourite! I love the sea and the flamingo!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Superb cards..layouts and colours match to a "T".. thanks for sharing!! :)
Shaz in oz.x

ladyj said...

what a DINOmite card--LOL love it

Therese said...

gorgeous cards!

pamrogo said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. I love the shiny accent to the dino card. Really sets it off. Pam

Ceci V. said...

Adorable cards, the dino is so cute. I love the glossy accent.

Sharon Mattingly said...

Wow! Such great detail on both cards! Beautiful work.

Attegirl said...

Great cards... the dinosaur is so cute :o)

Sheila said...

I love texture and the 3-D of the dinosaur. Making dino shiny made him really pop.

Theresa said...

Love your card...that dino really pops off the card with the glossy accents. A Dinomite card!!!

JulieAS6078 said...

Wow! I love these cards - my fave is the "Happy Birthday" one with the sailboat.

SAbrat said...

Dinoriffic!

PatS said...

Your dinosuar card using Glossy Accents is adorably cute. Great idea. Like your sailboat card too

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards!! TFS!!

scalder said...

Wow, Linda, what great cards!! Love the backgrounds, the insides. You did a fabulous job of coloring and the glossy accents really make that dino look great!!!!

Barbara Hale said...

I am feeling a little envious of the flamingo with his toes in the sand. Cute cards!

Mary G. said...

Linda, two fabulous cards!!! That dino card is perfect for a little boy. I love the shiny dinosaur! The flamingo card is wonderful...like Barbara, I'm jealous...I want to sink my toes in a warm beach somewhere!!!! Great job!

Debbie Bradford said...

WOW! The detail is amazing on both cards! Love them both!

Kristina G said...

Great cards! Thank you for sharing what you did inside the card as well.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful scenic cards, Linda! Love both of them :0)

Carolina said...

Stunning cards Linda! Love how you added such beautiful details to each card, both inside and out!!!

Darlene C said...

Great job on both cards. I especially like the second card - makes me want to jump into the boat and sail away!

Cathy said...

Wow what fabulous cards! LOVE the beachy one - it's like a trip to Paradise!!!

Cynthia said...

These are three fabulous creations, Linda! Great scenes.

Sue D said...

I like the little scenes you created on your cards.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Love both the cards, but the dino is fabulous!

Marsha said...

Love your cards. That dino is great with the gloss.

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