Friday, September 24, 2010

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop


It's time for another GinaK Center Stage Spotlight Design Team blog hop, and this time we're drawing inspiration from a yummy wedding cupcake photograph! Don't these look scrumptious!?

Hopefully you've arrived here from Cheri's!  If you get lost, you can head to Carla's to start from the beginning!

My eye was drawn to the beautiful cream-colored orchids in the lower left corner of the inspiration photo.  They reminded me of Asela's set, Botanical Dreams.  My mother grew orchids in her greenhouse when I was young, and then as a young wife in Hawaii, they were everywhere, so for me orchids bring happy thoughts!
 
 
In this close-up photograph you can see the various hues of yellows and golds that I used to color these gorgeous blooms.  I love the way the cross-hatching of the designer paper echoes the shading in Asela's drawing, and the softness of the pale colors against the gold, green and brown of the layout.

The bow is a layering of two types of sheer ribbon that I've had forever!  (It is amazing what you find buried in your craft room when you seriously sort and organize!)  I tied them separately, then laid one atop the other with a beautiful pearl accent covering the knot.

Notes:
Botanical Dreams, illustrated by Asela Hopkins for GinaK
Pure Luxury Cardstock in ivory and chocolate brown
Basic Grey designer paper
Memento ink
Distress ink
Copic markers
Prima pearl
corner rounder

From here, you're headed to Giovana's! I'm sure she's got something amazing to share with you!  Enjoy the hop!

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Deb! I wwas inspired to pull out that set, too! Your coloring is amazing and I love the bow!

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  2. Deb, this is a gorgeous card. How interesting that several of us connected with Asela's stamps sets for this challenge. What a great story of happy memories and orchids.

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  3. Deb, your card is so pretty and I love hearing about why you love orchids. Your ribbon bow is da bomb!

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  4. Deb, Your card is so beautiful!! The orchids are colored beautifully and I love that bow!!!
    What a wonderful memory!

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  5. Beautiful Deb!! Perfect layout!!

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  6. Another beauty Deb! Your coloring is just perfect as always and love this sketch...I think it would be great for one of our future hops! Wonderful job with the inspiration piece!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the layout and the way you colored those orchids.

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  8. Oh the coloring is indeed just exquisite!!! And that ribbon and pearl treatment is fabulous!!

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  9. I love the colors and the layout, great card!

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  10. Awesome! I love the coloring and the extras are - well - extra special!

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  11. Stunning card Debb. beautiful colors.

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  12. Beautiful, Debb! Perfect stamped imaged for the inspiration!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! I love the subtle hints of yellow on the flowers. And the ribbon treatment is fabulous!

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  14. Gorgeous card! Love the "golden glow"!

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  15. So pretty! Love the colors you've chosen... :)

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  16. these colors totally speak to me!! gorgeous!! :)

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  17. Beautiful coloring! and I love your bow/pearl element - so very sophisticated.

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  18. So lovely, Deb! Love the coloring on the orchids.

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  19. Deb, beautiful card. Sure wish I had this set. It makes beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Sorry I havent been by to visit in awhile! Just wanted to pop in and say HEY! Love your card! Your bow is gorgeous!

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  21. Beautiful colors and design on this Deb! The ribbon treatment is so pretty and fits beautifully :o)

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous Deb! Amazing coloring and love that bow!

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  23. Gorgeous Deb very inspiring.

    Hugs Rhonda

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  24. Beautiful card. Great inspiration and lovely bow.
    Marcie

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  25. I simply LOVE the orchid! Now I have to put that stamp set on my "must have" list! Great inspiration, thank you for sharing.

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  26. What a beautiful card. I love it.

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  27. This is so gorgeous! Love the image of the potted flower plant!

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