Friday, September 21, 2012

Stamp TV's September CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Hi there
Welcome to a Color Combination challenge blog hop hosted by members of the Gina K.' CSS Alumni team. 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 Stamp set each
(the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).

  For this month's Hop, our awesome team mate Sharri Seffens has given us this color combination:
 Pumpkin Spice, Fresh Asparagus and Sweet Corn plus 
neutral colors (white, ivory, black, and brown)
 are also fine to incorporate.

To be sure you are on track, you should be coming from blog of the  beautiful talent of Kay Simmons.

First up for me, is Theresa Momber's set "Under the Sea".
This month I decided to use some favorite techniques that I don't use often...and one is this first card - reverse masking! Using Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares I cut out the square and then set it over the card to sponge and stamp. Had stamped and masked my turtle...fun easy CAS card!

this is another simple card - paper pieced the fish  (i do paper piece a lot!)
aren't these fish wonderful!

next is my card using Melanie's Stately Flowers 4 (did you see her new release this month!...it's a must have!)and sentiment from Melanie's Holiday Basket. For this card I blocked and masked! almost forgot how to block and had to "think" LOL
 colored with waterbrush and Memento's Potter Clay ink and finally caved in and had to use some Copics (Y08, YR31, YR02, RV42, E37, G99 - strange selection but I like it ok)
Now I was nervous stamping my sentiment directly in middle
 and don't you just know I got it crooked!

Remember 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 Stamp set each
(the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).
Next, you are off to awesome blog of Melissa Cash ..

Enjoy and hope you were inspired
hugs

82 comments:

Miesje said...

Oh my - these are awesome! I love how you used non-fall images to create such pretty fall color cards.

Kay S said...

Fabulous!! I love it that you made non-fall cards using this color combo. You turtle and fish cards are the perfect sea scenes and I think your flower card is absolutely beautiful!

Cheri said...

Linda, these are amazing!! I love the techniques and so glad to be reminded of them. Your sentiment looks fantastic...perfectly placed.

Melissa Cash said...

Linda, I love your summer cards! They are all gorgeous, I really love the flowers card, it looks so pretty and painterly.

joy said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the colors!

Brenda said...

Linda all of your cards are delightful!!! I love how you used fall colors without making them fall cards. Very nicely done!

Theresa Momber said...

Oooooh, so gorgeous, Linda! Fabulous scenes and coloring with Under The Sea! I'm crazy in love with the hibiscus card. What a stunning design! Thank you for doing the hop for us! We are so lucky to have the CSS group!

Carolina said...

What wonderful scenes you created on the first two cards and flower card is just stunning!!!

Debi said...

what gorgeous cards Linda- hard to chose a fav :-) but maybe the turtle one, I just love that set, Debi x

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards

Blessings,
Kat

Joyce T. said...

awesome cards. lovely paper piecing and the flowers are colored beautifully.

Anonymous said...

wonderful cards...great colors...Jan D., Florida

Doris W. said...

I can't even tell you paper pieced the fish! Love the flower card with the different blocks! So pretty!

Sherry said...

Wow great cards love your color combos but my fav is the last one with the gorgeous flowers thanks for sharing

Cheryl Wright said...

Linda, your cards are stunning!! I love your coloring on these, your layouts, and more.

They are gorgeous - can't take my eyes off them.

Melanie said...

These are amazing, Linda, i love how you chose scalloped die for the reverse masking and these repeated hibiscus with the sentiment in the middle just blows me away! (Shh you don't have to point out a crooked sentiment if no one notices!)

alex said...

What gorgeous creations, Linda each one a work of art :-)

meemee48 said...

Love all the shading you did on each card and no, your sentiment is not crooked. If it is, then I must be crooked because it looked straight to me.

Lori said...

Whoa Linda!! These are beautiful!!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! All of them. Oh and NEVER point out any issues, more than half of us would never notice anyways, I bet! :)

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Marcy Bennett said...

So fun to see highlights of these amazing stamp sets! You did a great job, and it amazes me that these ladies just continue to crank out the most tremendous stamp sets - never skip a beat - they are all must haves!

DianneD said...

Really like the stately flowers card!

Kathryn A said...

Great cards. I especially loved the flower card!

Lisa said...

What a pleasant surprise these cards were. I was expecting more fall themes, but you fulfilled the hop requirements in a new and great way.

Olga said...

Wow, beautiful cards! Love the sea theme of the first two ones.

catdidit said...

WOw! such gorgeousness! Love all of these Linda!

angiescraps said...

Beautiful! Love the fresh feel.

Sue D said...

Great techniques on these wonderful cards.

Theresa said...

Amazing artistic creations. Just love your choice of images with these colors. Love the hisbiscus card and your sentiment looks perfect...straight to me. Best of the hop so far!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards...great layouts and so refreshing to see something different even though I do love all the fall creations.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the underwater cards!!!

Teri said...

All so pretty!

Barbara said...

The saying may not be alined, but that is a gorgeous card.

windinstarsranch said...

As always your coloring is beautiful. I really like the sea scapes.

Lynne said...

Reminds me of snorkling with the fishes and turtles. What fun.

Diana Evensen said...

Lovely coloring! And the sentiment on the flowers isn't THAT crooked - most folks wouldn't notice it. Thanks for sharing.

Rosy Newlun said...

Payne, I KNOW you are extremely artistic but these knocked my carpal tunnel wrist support off LOL! Stop! They are so realistic!!!!!

Angela Shields said...

The cards are all so pretty! Love the stately flowers card and how you repeated the flower...just beautiful!

naneruth said...

Lovely cards and no I didn't notice the sentiment was off a tiny bit until I read your statement and had another look. Great job!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards - love the one with the flowers best!!!

Victoria H. said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I especially like the last card with the blocking and masking...just gorgeous.

Cindi Hall said...

They are all very beautiful!

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love them all. And the coloring is awesome.

Mama said...

Awesome cards!

Kelly said...

These are all beautiful! I love the blocked flowers!

Barbara Hale said...

Your hibiscus card is drop dead gorgeous. Love the colors you used.

Golda said...

Wonderful work! I love the reverse masking you did on the first.

Jennifer said...

Just lovely and my point of view towards elements slightly off...just proves it is original and handmade!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Hettie Hogan said...

Love the blocking technique.

Robin said...

These are all so pretty and who cares if something is a little off, just proves you are not a machine! Great work!

redwasher1 said...

Linda, your cards are always incredibly gorgeous!!! You alway amaze me!! Love them!!!

Sonia said...

what beautiful cards! Love 'em!

Anonymous said...

Very nice cards.
Kathy B

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the fish.

jan said...

You cards are so fun. You are vrey creative. Thank you

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Fabulous color combinations! Your coloring is beautiful!

Dee said...

The fish card really took my eye, especially with those cute bubbles! Also like the way you used the colors on the flowers card. It's beautiful!

vron said...

Hi Linda,
I LOVE your card designs, but I must say the hibiscus card has caught my eye and I would love to know how to create this effect. I also saw when I went on your blog page the link to the song "because He lives I can face tomorrow" and now I have been singing this over and over again. What a great start to my day! Thank you for sharing and the great reminder of that song!
Veronica

Kay said...

I need to try this masking technique. These are beautiful!

Linda E said...

Linda, what a brave use of the color challenge! Everyone thinks of blue for sea creature backgrounds. Your green looks really natural. Love the hibiscus card too.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful cards...the fish card is my favorite!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pati said...

Wow, great job with the reverse masking cards, cool effect with those stamps!! I love your flower card, cool layout of blocks & coloring.

Lorretta Turner said...

Great layout and colour combination in the flower collection, this card could def be used for any occasion

Sharon Roselli said...

loved the water cards!beautiful coloring on all the cards. nothing looks out of alignment. Great job

scrappinmommom said...

Love the use of so many techniques. I need to remember these, I tend to get in a rut. Great job with your coloring and paper piecing.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful scenes in these cards. Those fish look amazing.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

I love Under The Sea stamp set, nice job showcasing the, Your fish look colored, that is some paper piecing

Anonymous said...

Love the hibiscus card. Always like to see new ideas. Thanks

Sharri said...

Linda - these cards are fabulous! I love your scenes with the turtle and fish! I also love the designs and the techniques! You are a rock star!

cjgusloff57 said...

Simply beautiful cards! I love them all, but the favorite is the Hibiscus flowers for me! And the sentiment does not look crooked to me, but I do have an eye problem so struggle with getting things on straight! As someone pointed out, the cards are handmade so may not be perfect! They are still wonderful! Corrine Ann

Angie said...

Love that you used non fall images for your beautiful cards!

Allison said...

Linda, these cards are fabulous! Love the techniques you used!

stamper said...

Lovely cards. Really like the Stately Flowers card.

Gayle said...

Gorgeous....gorgeous...your flowers are awesome.

Shirley Fong said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Under the Sea cards and the added clear crystal accents for bubbles. Simple and creative hibiscus card. Excellent coloring technique.

Pat Jandacek said...

Each of these cards is beautiful. The fish that are paper pieced sure look handpainted - great job selecting that paper! The reverse mask card is lovely - I must say it doesn't LOOK easy! The last card of the flowers is just gorgeous - and the sentiment doesn't look crooked to me. "Blocking" is very effective - I'll have to do some research on that. TFS

Betty Neville said...

All are so beautiful, Linda! Especially love your fish - you've really made them come to life! Have never tried blocking and masking - will have to google that!

usharon said...

Love the yellow flowers! Sentiment looks great, right in the middle!

Card Crafty Club said...

Great coloring! Beautiful work!

Marj said...

What great cards. I'm going to have to try the masking technique--it looks so different!

Marj said...

Wow--just love these cards!

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