Friday, July 13, 2012

Stamp TV's July CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Hi there
 it's that time of the month again when the STV Center Stage Alumni brings you a Hop and YOU have the chance to win a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs stamps... oh yeahhhhh

 For this month's Hop, our awesome team mate Melissa Cash has given us this really clever sketch

and this one made me think...

well I recently purchased the clearly GKD set "Under the Sea" by Theresa Momber (thrilled that we can get GKD in the clear!!!) and then just had a blast...
made my own sea background by stamping on the card base using Memento's Teal Zeal and adding some white...but my fav part is the "water" behind the turtle - that is from a scrap that I had made with the Shaving Cream Technique forever ago.....love those scraps!
 stamped the seaweed stuff on it...paper pieced my turtle and Voila!
 my Under the Sea ...
Designer paper is from stash (I think K& Co) and used Spellbinder's Beaded Squares.
Colored my turtle with Copics YG 03, 91, 95 and adhered him with pop dots.
stash ribbon ( the card base is Turquoise and there is no cream colored cardstock - that is just the background for photo)

 hope you like - i really had fun creating this!
now
...if you want to start the hop at the beginning, just pop over to STV! If you are following the hop, you should have come from the super talented blog of Kay Simmons .... and your next stop is over to our own sketch designer Melissa Cash ...
    Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (July 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Enjoy the Hop!
hugs,
   

125 comments:

joy said...

Amazing coloring! Love the turtle image.

Kay S said...

Linda, your card is fabulous! Love the turtle and the great background you created!

Cheri said...

Oh my gosh, Linda....I think I'm swimming with the turtles.....what a serene scene and gorgeous card....Stunning!!!

Melissa Cash said...

What a fun card LInda! As hot as it has been, I wish I was swimming in the cool sea with that turtle! I love that you are using some of your "stash", I have been trying to do that too! Remember when we used eyelets and had to have them in every color?

Rosy Newlun said...

Glorious, Payne! The turtle looks like it really is in the sea!!!

Angela Shields said...

I love this stamp set and hope to get it soon!! I love how you combined the stamps to create such a lovely underwater scene!

Carolina said...

What a fantastic water scene Linda! Love all the little details and your take on the sketch!

Olga said...

The card is cute! Love those animals!

rossi73 said...

I love your card, the colouring is amazing.

Sheila said...

What an awesome card, you put so much detail in it. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.

Marthamh2 said...

Your card is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job with the shaving cream technique -- I always end up with a huge GROSS mess! :) Your's is the perfect "water" -- Well done~

Feyren said...

This is one gorgeous card. i feel like im really down there with the turtle and fish!

Lynne said...

Makes me want to go snorkeling

stampqueen said...

What a totally FUN card!!! Love your water background and your turtle!!!

Pam said...

Such a creative card. Happy Summer!

Bonnie32002 said...

I have always wanted to add a turtle to my collection and the one is adorable!

Pamela Selinski said...

Wow I love the coloring. I felt life I was in a submarine looking at sealife. Oh so pretty.

cardshark said...

Love and envy your coloring with markers. Such talent!

Jan said...

Adore this card. My granddaughter adores turtles. I'll have to get this turtle; she would be in 7th heaven getting a card like this. Beautifl job; thanks for giving the Copic colors you used, too. I'm always at a loss for how to color turtles.

scraphappy4067 said...

Awesome!!...that turtle is just too cute!!

Robin said...

Just adorable. Love the ribbons

windinstarsranch said...

Oh I love this card and all the backgrounds are perfect. What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Bradford said...

This card took my breath! It is amazing!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, love your coloring and that turtle. :)

Nellie said...

I really needed this hop, maybe it will inspire me to get busy! Thanks girls. Love that turtle.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this one! And I got that set. Now, I really need to know how you did the blue and white fish on the far background! I love that!!

Judy Boyd said...

Really like the sea papers in the background. Wish I had some like that. Great card.

Anonymous said...

How cute. Never thought a turtle could make such a cute card.

Samantha Hacker said...

Wow.. Lovein that stash. :D

Becky said...

Gorgeous colors Linda,.

loly borda said...

wow! Sooo pretty. I love everything about your card, I think I'll borrow your idea od using the ribbon in that way, I have wide pretty ribbons and I never thought of using them in this way, TFS
I'm a new follower, thanks tothis blog that let me find your blog.

jean w. said...

What a great card! I love your work!

Jennifer said...

Under the sea! Under the sea we off the hook! We got no troubles,
Life is the bubbles
Under the sea!
Since life is sweet here,We got the beat here Naturally

Big Auntie said...

Great card - I really like the shaving cream technique background. It's a perfect compliment to the sea theme.

--Marcy said...

Sure this is a card? Looks like a photo! Very "refreshing"!

Phyllis S said...

Linda, this card reminds me of snorkeling in Hawaii! Love the turtle and your color/paper choices! Also, clever use of two coordinating ribbons!

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

verna garrison said...

Linda
YOUR TURTLE IS SO CUTE; I DON'T HAVE THAT SET YET BUT MY LIST IS GROWING AND YOUR NOT HELPING!!LOVE IT...

verna garrison said...

Linda
YOUR TURTLE IS SO CUTE; I DON'T HAVE THAT SET YET BUT MY LIST IS GROWING AND YOUR NOT HELPING!!LOVE IT...

nannapat said...

Linda, I love the background you've done with shaving foam - not one of my more successful techniques!! tfs with us. Pat x

Evelyn said...

Linda, your card made me smile as soon as I saw it. That's my idea of a successful card. Great job.

Kike' said...

Linda, you are so talented. Excellent job!

Vicki Padgett said...

Love the card. The background fish are my favorite part. But also like the turtle.

Anonymous said...

the teal and the sand colors are gorgeous together! great used of the turtle and sentiment- just an awesome card dude!~
Holly

KraftyKim said...

The turtle is so cute - you could use him for so many different types of cards. Love the colours too.

Jessica said...

Such beautiful work TFS

Marsha F said...

I love the fish on the turquoise backing!!!!!

Penny Reed said...

I love how everyone makes that sketch their own - yours is great. TFS!

Brenda Spa Gal said...

Love all the elements you used! The ribbons are very nicely done with just a v-cut at the end. Less bulk, too! Love your background you created and the turtle looks so real! Thanks for sharing!

shensen said...

Excellent job at coloring. The turtle looks real.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the turtle card...so perfectly colored. That is one of my favorite sets among many others.

Anonymous said...

we just got back from visiting the atlanta aquarium. must try this!!

eileen me_ei_r@yahoolcom

Linda said...

Great card and love the turtle. Your coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Anonymous said...

Nice card. I like your shaving cream bg. Aren't those fun to make?
Jean McGee

Judy Scott said...

Just lovely

Barbara said...

Linda, love that turtle and the colors in that background paper using the shaving cream technique. Really cool man!!!

Melanie said...

Amazing, Linda, i love how you added all those gotgeous fish at the top.

KYCrafter said...

Beautiful card!! Great colors! Keep up the great work!

Lisa Hunt

dj1952 said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the turtle looks so real. Fantastic way to present him. Hugs, dj1952

Sandi's Samples said...

I really like the underwater scene you created for this card.

Holly Hickman said...

Everything works together so well. The turtle is great!

Kathy Bosi said...

Beautiful job.

Kathy said...

Adorable turtle! I keep hearing about the shaving cream technique but have never seen it in action or tried it myself. I'm going to have to go look up this stuff on youtube!

itzamitzi said...

Wonderful card! The shaving cream paper is so perfect for an undersea bkgd. Your color choices and coloring are so well done.

Aunt Fran said...

Great card. I can't wait to do one.

rakosturik said...

I'm in love with the "under the sea" theme.

Pat Smith said...

Linda, your gorgeous card is SO three-dimensional! It's really lovely, and I love the blue ribbons, especially that perfect little bow.

Betty said...

Love the turtle hoping some day my card will look like this. Colors are also great

gobluektb05 said...

Love your sea creatures. Beautiful coloring!

Diana E. said...

Now aren't you just the cutest little Turtle you ever did see !!! Loved this card !

Judy Woodland said...

Love your sweet little turtle and the fish in the background. Great color choices too. Wonderful take on the sketch!!

Marianne said...

Thanks for the great sketch.
I had to make a card as soon as I saw it.
Your coloring is unreal. This is the prettiest card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Alvina said...

Love your card. The turtle is adorable.

Lagene said...

Great card! Perfect background!

Vicki said...

Such a fun card. Makes me want to go and see Nemo again!!!

Terri S said...

Such a fun encouraging card. Great job!

joann said...

Love your work thanks for the cards you show.
jossie38

Brenda said...

Linda this is awesome!!! You hit this one right out of the park! I love the way you did the fish on the background paper and very cleaver to use the shaving cream technique for the water background.

Elizabeth said...

Fun under the sea scene. Lovely card.

Unknown said...

WOW such technique and skill here! I love everything in your card, and makes me think about the wonderful reefs our there. Thanks for sharing! Laura Smith

gobarb26 said...

Cute, cute, cute! I really like it!

Anonymous said...

Love the coloring! The sea turtle is so cute!

redwasher1 said...

Linda, I love it!! Perfect coloring , great dp and love the way you used the ribbon!!

Anonymous said...

this has great balance. Love it!

Heather said...

You have a beautiful ribbon treatment! Great card!

Sue D said...

Love the underwater scene you created.

Mama said...

I love working with turtles. So cute!

Dee said...

I love the way your turtle seems to be swimming through the seaweed! And those fish in the background have unique coloring that is perfect for the card.

Kathryn A said...

Really cute card! The longer you look at it, the more details pop out--like the bright eyes on even the background fish.

Connie Ludgate said...

What a nice card. Really like the colors.

Pat Jandacek said...

What a great combination of papers, colors, and images! A lovely card!

zehra said...

This is pretty card, lovely scene, awesome coloring

Denise Bryant said...

Love the turtle! Cool card!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card

Blessings,
Kat

Joni said...

Your card is sooooo cute. Thank you for sharing.

NJMullins said...

Gorgeous card! Love the images you chose!

Kris said...

Awesome card! I'm going to have to try that shaving cream technique sometime!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

papercraftnut said...

Adorable card! So much to look at - great detail.

Sonia said...

Love this card- the colors, each element- all capture that under the sea feeling so well. I love how the turtle looks so real! Fabulous card!

Golda said...

What an amazing card! Love the feel of being in the sea. Beautiful work!

Judy Hall said...

I like everything about this card. The background for the turtle is wonderful!

Donna Phelan said...

Love your fish background AND the water background behind your turtle......AWESOME!

Joyce T. said...

looks cool and refreshing. very pleasant on a hot summer day!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, had to do a double take on this one.

Elisabet said...

Teal is my favorite color so I of course loved you card at first glimpse! Your color choices are perfect and I like that you gave the sea turtle dimension with pop dots and oh that shaving cream backdground paper! I haven't tried that technique yet but this has made me put it at the top of my list of new techniques to try out! TFS!
Hugs,
Beth P

sghay said...

I love the colors you chose for this card..very, very pretty!

Sharri said...

Fabulous card Linda! I love the scene you created for the turtle! The shaving cream background looks really good and I love how you colored the turtle!

SandyK said...

Love Everything about this card, papers, coloring and of course that darling turtle.

Anne Biesterfeld said...

What a fun card. Love the fish in the background

naneruth said...

Great card and love the colors used!

Penny Dollinger said...

Very nicely done! Great coloring, just 1 more reason for me to buy some Copic markers! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Miesje said...

Stunning card. That turtle looks like it is ready to crawl off the card. Beautiful!

Indy said...

Wow! You have created a perfect aquarium feel!

Loretta said...

Lovely card, this sketch is so versatile, always makes a nice card.TFS

Shirley Fong said...

Wow...beautiful underwater scenery. Great 3D effect. Thank you.

Betty Neville said...

What a gorgeous card, Linda! You've created such a beautiful scene, and the shaving cream bg as well as the fish bg are just perfect!

Marsha said...

Great BG paper for this image. Nice take on the sketch.

ddlady said...

Linda, I absolutely love your turtle card. He really pops with the pop dots! Great job!

Gayle said...

WOW...awesome card...love the fish and that turtle, too.

Roselass55 said...

Love the turtle and the lovely colours. Thanks for sharing.

Pattie J. said...

Love your turtle, he looks so real, and love you layout, very beautifully colored.

mtscrapgal said...

Hey, thanks for giving us 2 scenes on one card.

Linda said...

I love this card! Great job of coloring on the turtle!

DC DESIGN said...

makes you want to go swimming

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