Friday, January 14, 2011

Gina K. Designs CSS Alumni Blog Hop

It's time for another Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Blog Hop!  This time we are playing along with Gina's Color Spotlight Challenge for this week (STVCSP8).  If you arrived here from Betty's blog, then you are in the right place. If not, you will want to start over in the StampTV Forum so you won't miss anything!
You may have seen that this week's Color Challenge had two sets of colors. You could use either or both (on separate cards). 
Here are the two sets of colors for the challenge:




I chose to work with the Version 1 colors.  Here is my card:


I stamped lots of the flowers and leaves from Melanie's set, Bud and Vases with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Pure Luxury Red Hot (for the flowers) and Fresh Asparagus (for the leaves).  I highlighted the centers with an Inkssentials White Opaque Pen then cut out all the flowers and leaves to assemble later.  The card base is Heavy Base Weight Ivory and the Swiss Dots layer is Sweet Corn.  I cut out the mat for the image panel with Spellbinders Lacey Circles.  I punched a trellis out of Layering Weight Ivory and adhered the flowers and leaves to it.  I added one more spray of flowers for my main image.  I added small pearls to all the flower centers. I finished it with a couple of bright red pearls and a double-loop bow made of red wrinkled silk with my Bow Easy.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop on over to Carolina's blog where she has some awesome creations for you to be inspired by!

Hope you'll play along!  See the STVCSP8 post for details on how you could win a free stamp set if you do!

86 comments:

  1. Oh wow Carla! I love this! Gorgeous inside and out! Love the trellis full of bright beautiful flowers! I'm ready for spring and flowers and these bright colors make me smile! Have a great weekend!

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  2. WOW! Gorgeous, Carla. I love how you created the blossoms and leaves along the trellis. So creative, DF.

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  3. Super gorgeous Carla! Love all the blooms, and your beautiful layout!

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  4. This is gorgeous, Carla! I love all the flowers!

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  5. Oh, I love the side border you created, Carla!

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  6. Gorgeous card Carla! I love all of your pretty red blossoms.

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  7. Simply STUNNING Carla! Love how the red flowers pop and the pearls are just the perfect touch!

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  8. This is stunning. Gorgeous colors.

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  9. Wow! Stunning card! Love the gel pen accents and the pearls.

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  11. Beautiful! I love how you stamped the flowers and leaves on the colored cs and added the white gel accents. Great layout, too

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  12. Oh this is stunning Carla! Love the design!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, Carla! Oh how I admire the patience it takes to cut and arrange those lovely flowers! :)

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  14. AWESOME! I love the flowers - this is an awesome card! Love it.

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  15. Wonderful card!!! Love all the flowers!!!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful flowers and I love the stunning bow.

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  17. Oh, my goodness, Carla! This is fabulously gorgeous! Love how you arranged the flowers on top of the lattice.

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  18. Gorgeous card Carla!!!! Love the border!!!

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  19. another stunner! you are so incredibly talented -luv the bow and your special touches (-:

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  20. This is just gorgeous! Those flowers on the side look like they are climbing up a trellis, beautiful!

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  21. This is beautiful Carla! love the flowers along the left and great design.

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  22. Wow! Lovely card -- I love the bow and how you have added the highlight accents!

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  23. Wow, your card is gorgeous! I love how the flowers in the main image are in the shape of a heart.

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  24. Beautiful!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Carla, This is gorgeous!!! I love the design and all those beautiful flowers!

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  26. I love the flowers those are the perfect size!! and the loss of a sentiment.. It's The perfect Card for almost and reason!

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  27. Your card looks like a beautiful garden. Great work!!

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  28. Judy I, St.Louis MOJanuary 16, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Love the red flowers! They really pop.

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  29. This is such a gorgeous card, Carla. The red bow really makes the flowers pop. Everything you used and did really added to the beauty of the card overall.

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  30. Beautiful card! Love the red flowers!

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  31. Fabulous card. Love the use of the colors

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  32. Wow!!! Love the flowers!!! Gorgeous!!!!

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  33. wow! this card is stunning, but then I'm a sucker for fussy-cut flowers, and you certainly cut your share!

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  34. This is a great card. I love your work.

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  36. Very pretty card. The shimmer highlights and pearls really set it apart!

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  37. Love the vibrancy of your card so great!

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  38. Very pretty. Love the flowers.

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  39. Wow - those flowers just jump off the page! Very nice

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  40. I love this card.....beautiful..:)

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  41. Beautiful design! I like the lattice background on the side. Very nice!

    ~Shawnie B

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  42. absolutely beautiful. love the great job on the flowers--they almost look real

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  43. You card is beautiful!! Such rich colors and you are very close to me.

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  44. Your card just popped out at me. Really really pretty.

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  45. Love the lacy circle die. Looks great on your card.

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  46. I am really getting into this color combination. Didn't think I would like it but the cards are proving me wrong. something good can come out of these. Just gorgeous.

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  47. Beautiful card. I wasn't crazy about the color combination for thre challenge but you used them beautifully. You've changed my mind!

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  48. I really love this colour combination, so bright and happy! Great card! :)

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  49. Bright and beautiful...makes me think of spring and warm weather...

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  50. this is a lot like the sketch challenge turned on it's side. love the colors

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  51. That was a lot of flower cutting but it was definitely worth it. I like the ribbon treatment. Very pretty.

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  52. Lovely job with the color combo, Carla! Your bow is perfect.

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  53. I love it when a card is "off center" with extra borders - and I love the way you did it...great card!

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  54. I love the way your put the pearls in the center of your flowers. Makes the card really dressed up!

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  55. What a beautiful card Carla, lots of detailed work! Gorgeous!!

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  56. seriously sensational. Love it.

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  57. Beautiful, beautiful. Love how much red you used.

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  58. Gorgeous card! I wish I could see the inside, too. I can tell it is beautiful from the little peek.

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  59. I love this card, I wish I was as creative as you are!

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  60. Love the bright colors of your card. Very nice

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  61. What a lovely card, and the little I can seee of the inside, it is great inside and out!

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  62. wow... i was left with the feeling of AHHHH... it took my breath away.... Must ask, what spellbinder did you use for the green round base with the holes in it? Not sure what the "comment as" means... but this is Diane Wolfsbauer... dgodin67@cox.net

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  63. If I didn't know, I would have thought these would have been for poppy sale...love the card

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  64. Wow! I love your card. I adore the trellis with the flowers on it, so creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Red is one of my favorite colors and your card sure does a great job of making it shine. Love this card, brings me back to Christmas, thanks.

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  66. Love those flowers! A very pretty card.

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  67. Very pretty! I love how you focused more on the red hot and sweet corn and used the asparagus as an accent.

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  68. Your card is gorgeous! The sweet corn BG is perfect for the bold red flowers. I love it!

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  69. Gorgeous card! Everything from your design to the colors I just love it. So cheerful! Thanks. Louella

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  70. Awesome, awesome card! I love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Joan
    MN

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  71. Beautiful card - what more can I say!
    Kim Miller

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  72. BEAUTIFUL!! The colors are gorgeous together, and the flowers, even along the edge are exquisuite! Love the pearls in the middle and the white accents. Fantastic bow!! A definite WOW!

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