Tuesday, September 10, 2013

STV's Center Stage Spotlight Group Hop -Inspiration Challenge


Hello, here I am with STV's Alumni CSS Inspiration Challenge for September - it's gorgeous and provided by our wonderful team mate Joy Hadden!
Can you believe Autumn is here...love it! love the cooler weather and the beautiful colors. I colored this one using pencils with a touch of Smooch - Snickerdoodle.
I used Melanie Muenchinger's set from GKD - "Stately Flowers 7" and the little acorn used to create the background is from Melanie's set "A Year of Leaves".

Now you should have come from the wonderful blog of Kay Simmons but if not and you want to start from the beginning, go to STV's forum . Your next stop is over to the hugely talented blog of Miesje Flach!.

My cardstocks, ribbon, ink (Memento-Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle) can all be found at GKD (I think the ribbon is from a retired STV kit) and then of course I have to add my pearls using Viva Decor Pearl Pen - black...distressed the edges, spellbinder's deckle edge classic ovals LG... and done!

Hope you were inspired and we see you in the challenge!
hugs,

40 comments:

Miesje said...

So wonderfully vibrant! Really pretty.

joy said...

Ahh, I was hoping someone would do acorns in their card! This is beautiful and I love the ribbon - fabulous colors!

Cheri said...

Like Joy....I was waiting for the acorns! Ha! I love the textured feel of your card, Linda. Great job.

Jan said...

Very nice card. Vibrant colors. Great job!

nkle said...

I love this card the colors are so bright that you have to look at it. great job.

Kitty said...

Just beautiful and I love your hand stamped background.

Kathleen

Lagene said...

Fantastic card! I love your background paper!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful. I love how you used the acorns in the background. Great fall card.

bewbean53 said...

Just lovely!

bewbean53 said...

Wonderful!

--Marcy said...

Yep - it is time for the acorns! Nice combo on colors and layout!

MitBem said...

So vibrant - beautiful card

Olga said...

WOWZERS!!! This is gorgeous!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

I really like that flower - looks like it was painted.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I like the use of the deckle oval behind the flower! It gives such a rustic fall-ish look!!

Susan White said...

Cute card!! The acorns are the perfect touch.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Linda, This is beautiful and a good reminder how pretty Fall can be!

Judy Anderson said...

I love the ribbon and the acorns. Great ideas.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful colors....love the background you made....great job!

Dee said...

Your card beautifully says "Autumn" with the acorn background and the rustic look of the papers' colors. The ribbon is perfect! The flower almost looks hand-carved the way you colored it. Fabulous!

Lynne said...

A simple autumn card that is lovely.

Kay S said...

Love the combo of the flower as the focal image and the acorns as the background. Such a pretty card with a very autumn feel to it.

scootingranny said...

The background is wonderful. Very nice card to celebrate my favorite time of the year!

Penny said...

Linda, your card is just beautiful! Love the image & coloring; your acorn background is really pretty; love the distressing & bow, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Great card design! Love the stamps you chose! Aand the colors are perfect!

Melisa Waldorf said...

You have stamped a warm and wonderful fall background Linda and I love the highlights you added to the flower.

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome! love that bg you created and the distressed edges are a perfect touch!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the background and the gorgeous flower!!

Carole Renneker said...

So striking Love those fall colors!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so artistic! I love the way you coloured in the pretty flower and the background paper.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Betty Neville said...

Beautifully vibrant card, Linda! Love the way you colored the flower!

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your card, your flower looks more like a painting.....GORGEOUS!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card you created from the inspiration of the photo. I love those flowers.

Carla said...

Wow! That's fabulous pencil work!!

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors! Beautiful card! :)

Rosy Newlun said...

It's jumping out of the laptop at me!!! Beautiful! Love your colors and masking to get the leaves 'under' the flower!!!

stampqueen said...

So love the colors of fall - love the ribbon and lovely flower!!!

Carol Tague said...

Love the distressing. Adds so much texture to your beautiful card.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card Linda! Love the way you colored your flower and the distressed edges!

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