Friday, January 28, 2011

CSS Alumni Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

It's time for another Center Stage Alumni Blog Hop!  This time we had a sketch challenge, using a great sketch designed by our own, Melissa Cash.  If you arrived here from Betty's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to start back in the StampTV forum and hop from there so you don't miss a thing!

Here is Melissa's sketch:


Here is the card I made using the sketch:


And this is the inside:


I started with a base of Pure Luxury Green Apple CS.  The patterned paper I used was from my stash - it is from the My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus collection.  I stamped the sentiment from Gina's Spring Mix set with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink onto Pure Luxury Layering Weight Ivory.  The frames were cut with Spellbinders Classic Squares for the first two layers and Lacey Squares for the Green Apple border.  I added tiny ivory pearls to the scallops.  I created a twisted ribbon flower with ribbon leaves and added an ivory pearl to the center.  A few matching buttons finished the outside.  On the inside, I stamped the flowers from Gina's Spring Florals and colored them with Copic markers and highlighted with a Sakura Pure Glitter Pen for a little shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop on over to Carolina's blog, where she has a gorgeous creation to share with you!  Be sure to leave a comment as you hop to each blog, because on Tuesday morning (February 1st), we will randomly choose one comment from all the participating blogs and that commenter will receive a  FREE stamp set of their choosing, valued up to $24.95!

Oops, I almost forgot to mention that my color combo was from this week's Color Throwdown #126:

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111 comments:

  1. What a beautiful flower and lovely completed inside!

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  2. Carla- Love the color combo, and it's works so well with your design! Lovely!

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  3. Carla, This is beautiful!! I love the colors and that gorgeous ribbon bow!!!

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  4. always always love your creations!!! hope life has settled down some for you
    hugs
    Linda

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  5. Such a gorgeous card - inside and out! That flower is stunning and love the spring colors!

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  6. Lovely color and dp combo, Carla!

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  7. Beautiful!!

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

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  8. This is so beautiful Carla! Great job with the colors, and the inside of your card is as beautiful as the outside!

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  9. Stunning, as always! This is beautiful! Love how you did the inside too.

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  10. Beautiful and I love the inside, too.

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  11. Gorgeous card, Carla! I love the rose and the mix of dp. It's just beautiful.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Carla! Love the color combo and the dp you used. The inside is just as beautiful as the out!

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  13. Beautiful as always.Your use of designer papers always impresses me.
    craftyteacher13

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  14. This is so beautiful, Carla! I love the colors and that fab paper. The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside!

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  15. Gorgeous card! Love the dp you used to showcase these images.

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  16. The inside is just as pretty as the outside.

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  17. Beautiful card Carla! RosieG(gramig05)

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  18. I admire you for always making the inside of your cards as beautiful as the outside!

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  19. Love the ribbon flower, the colors and the cute little buttons. Awesome card Carla!

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  20. Beautiful - love the spring colors!!!

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  21. I was so impressed with the outside of the card, and then you show us the inside! WOW! You did a great job with this color palette, too!

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  22. Very pretty color palette, I like how you let the sentiment take center stage, I have to do that more often.

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  23. Carla, I love what you have done with those colors, gorgeous! Love the addition of that pretty flower.

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  24. Stunning!!! Very pretty....great job as always!

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  25. You did a lot of work on this card. Love the pearls and the inside is georgous. Nice job.

    Kellymainkellymain@yahoo.com

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  26. This really looks like SPRINGTIME!
    We now have snow and cold weather and are longing for spring.

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  27. Great card, and I love the colors!

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  28. I love the fact that you do the inside so lovely to match the outside! I tend to be more simple but will try and "bring it up more" - thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. This is a beautiful card, and I love the finished inside!

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  30. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the nice inside!

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  31. Carla, I love the colour combintion that you used. Your inside is just as pretty as the outside. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sue Mcguire

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  32. Love the flower and colors, so nice how you finished the inside.

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  33. Sooo beautiful & I luv what you did to the inside of this card too!

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  34. Very pretty. I love your color choices and that flower is gorgeous. :)

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  35. I love the inside of the card - I need to try to do more of that.

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  36. such a sweet card and i love how you finished the inside!
    sandyh

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  37. Beautiful card and lovely colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  38. What a beautiful card--and thanks for the beautiful inside of the card.

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  39. Beautiful card! I especially love the inside.
    Eleanor

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  40. I love that you showed the inside of your card--I never know what kind of treatment to give it. The colors are splendid!

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  41. I love the color combination and the layout of this card....beautiful

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  42. i am just in awe of all the designs I am seeing today.this one is no exception

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  43. Diane Wolfsbauer at dgodin67@cox.net love the card

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  44. The colors are so unusual and they look wonderful together. Very pretty card.

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  45. Love your card...so pleasing in color and layout! Adding the inside design just makes it really special.

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  46. Love the card,and the twist ribbon flower is great. I am definitely going to have to look up how to make those. I have an extensive collection of ribbon and love making flowers! Hmmm, I could easily make up a nice variety. TFS!!!!
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  47. Great little flower accent that you created and I love the colors on this!

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  48. Beautiful card. I love the color combination.

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  49. Love your card. Love the blue flower on your card.

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  50. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. What a beauty and I love how you finished the inside.

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  52. How'd you do that awesome flower. This card is beautiful
    Jan B

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  53. I don't see my comment so am posting this again. If this is a duplicate...sorry...Computers throw me sometimes. LOL!! This is a really pretty card and I love that you showed the "inside"!! Barb S.

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  54. Great colours for spring in the colour challenge. Works well

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  55. love the colors and how you finished the inside of the card. beautiful.

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  56. Beautiful card! Love how the inside was finished off.

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  57. What a pretty, delicate cardm . the ribbon flower is juust beautiful--and the way you finished the inside. Gorgeous!

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  58. Love your color combo....so soft.

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  59. Simply lovely!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Gorgeous! Love the pearl dots around the frame. Your blue flower is fabulous too:)

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  61. Great Card! LOVE IT!

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  62. Love how you finished up the inside! Great ideas for the future! TFS

    Carmen
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  63. Hi Carla,
    I really love the fresh, pretty colours that you used on your card. Your flower and the addition of the buttons and pearls just takes it to the next level. Really lovely.

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  64. I really love the color combo. The card is gorgeous. TFS

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  65. Beautiful card. Love the flower and the way you finished the inside. TFS

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  66. I love the green colors... Really charming card
    Carla... Thanks, Lilaha B

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  67. Love the multi color button look, it ties it all together.

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  68. just the colors and patterns you used here..... I just may have to use yours as a goal

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  69. too beautiful to give away, I would want to keep it for myself.

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  70. gorgeous inside and out!

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  71. Luv the color combination & the flower stamp!

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  72. Beautiful card, and I love the inside!

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  73. Your card is really pretty. I love the inside too.

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  74. Carla, you have outdone yourself. This is such a pretty card and the inside is simply beautiful. It's amazing that with so much detail, you still managed to leave room for a personal note. Bravo!

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  75. Great idea for writing your own note inside

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  76. I like the color combo that you used...well done

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  77. I love the flower on the front and I always enjoy seeing what people do on the inside! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Beautiful card. You are always an inspiration.

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  79. Such a nice Spring looking card. Great job, Carla!

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  80. beautiful and so Springy! Love the color combo :)

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  81. Carla,
    What a beautiful card, I love how the insides of your cards are as pretty as the outside. Beautiful work.

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  82. What a beautiful card - the color combination, the pearls, the ribbon flower - even the inside of your card is beautiful :)

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  83. Gorgeous inside and out!! Love it!

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  84. I love the color choices! Nice job on your card!

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  85. How beautiful. I love that you show the inside.

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  86. Your card is beautiful love the color combo!

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  87. WOW! love the colors. Your flower really made the card pop.

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  88. Pretty card! Love the rose. Marie Sellers

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  89. Love the color combination!

    Diane

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  90. what a sensational colour combination. A great card, both inside and out.

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  91. Carla your card is as beautiful inside as outside. That flower is GORGEOUS!!

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  92. Beautiful job! I LOVE that Wild Asparagus paper...I think I used every last scrap of it!!

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  93. Love the color combination!!

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  94. I love paper and colors and frame very pretty! thanks hotwheeels

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  95. Beautiful....love the flower and leaves idea.

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  96. Carla, what a pretty fresh card - and the lovely design inside as well. Thanks for the idea.

    Joan
    MN

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  97. As pretty on the inside as the outside!

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  98. Beautiful card! So much detail!

    Joyce
    http://jrsobsession.blogspot.com

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  99. My favorite color combination! I LOVE this card!

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla