Friday, June 10, 2011

CSS Blog Hop!


This month the CSS team from Gina K Designs was given a great inspiration photo collage by our fabulous coordinator, Carolina!  The colors of these photos from The Party Dress sure do scream Summer, don't they?  Bold yellow sunflowers alongside black and white polka dots and traditional picnic plaid were what captured my eye.

You should have arrived here from Cheri's blog...if you missed the beginning, be sure to start at the Stamp TV forum so you won't miss anything!

For my focal image,  I chose some sunflowers from Nina's set, Lovely Shelf, stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  I used a new Spellbinders die to cut and emboss both focal image and the yellow Pure Luxury card stock mat underneath it, sponging the mat with distress ink before removing it from the die.

Hopefully the layout, with its layered rectangular shapes, plaid paper and black ribbon, reminds you of a Summer picnic table dressed in black and white polka dots, a picnic plaid table runner, and yellow place mats with a fresh vase of cheerful sunflowers!  Special thanks to my friend Connie's sweet young daughter for recommending the trio of black rhinestones for the corner!  Perfect, my wee girlfriend!  :)

Notes:
Pure Luxury card stock
Nina's Lovely Shelf
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
Vintage Chic (polka dot) designer paper
stitched ribbon
Nestabilities reverse wonky rectangles
Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink
Scrap of red picnic plaid designer paper
scallop edge punch
yellow button
twine
black rhinestones

From here, youre headed for Giovana's!  Enjoy the hop, and have a fabulous weekend!

39 comments:

  1. Fantastic my friend!!! Love how you incorporated all of the colors from the piece into your card!!!

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  2. You captured it fabulously, Deb. I got the focal image immediately. Fantastic card.

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  3. I love it. That image is a popular for this challenge. I really love the way you used it. The background is wonderful. Love it!

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  4. Deb- Your card looks like it jumped right off of the table in the photo! Beautiful take on the challenge!

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  5. Beautiful card. The colors all work so beautifully together.

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  6. Gorgeous card Deb!! Such a beautiful take on the inspiration photo.

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  7. Love it Deb! Puts me in a picniking mood for sure!

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  8. Deb Gorgeous card! I absolutely love your take on the inspiration!

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  9. Great card - love your pattern selections and your twine on the button.

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  10. love your dp and this layout!!! you aced it GF!

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  11. Oh Deb!! This is fantastic! Love it very much.

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  12. Such an adorable card Deb!!! Love the layers and how you captured so many elements from the inspiration piece perfectly - love it!

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  13. Deb, you always seem to wow me each and every time I've come to visit and this is no exception! I love everything about this!! It's absolutely beautiful!

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  14. love who you've used this die Deb, looks so cool!! Melanie Muenchinger

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  15. Great layering effect! Fabulous card~

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  16. Stunning Deb! Love everything about this!

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  17. Wow!! Love this card, Deb!! It's beautiful!!

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  18. I love all the layers. It helps me see how it's done!

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  19. Deb love this card and the way you used the color combo awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. love this. the gold makes the card so vibnrant and love the ribbon

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  21. Super cute! I love your dp combo.

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  22. The colors coordinate well and so love the die that you used.

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  23. Oh Man, Deb, that is one FABULOUS card. Love eveyr little detail about it! SUPER!!

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  24. This card is just fantastic. Great job.

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  25. Super interpretation of the inspiration photos.

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  26. I would love to receive this as an invite to a summer party. Beautiful card and the colors look so good together.

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  27. Beautiful card, Deb. Love the color palette too!

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  28. That is a wonderful card. I love your bright sunflowers.

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  29. Wow, beautiful color combo, so so pretty!! Love everything about it!!
    Donna Przy....

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  30. Fantastic card, Deb! I love the black and yellow layering and the red checked "table runner" -- perfect way to capture the feel of a summer picnic table!

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  31. Oh wow!! This is stunning! I love the clean layout and fabulous color combo.

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  32. Great card - love the layout withg the red checker in the middle!!!

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  33. Adorable, Deb. It looks like summer.

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  34. Beautiful card. Looks like a picnic table

    Shirley B

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  35. Perfect expression! Love it!

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  36. Love your card!! it's great!

    Linda Imler

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  37. Gorgeous design! Love the colors and the layout!

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