Friday, September 9, 2011

StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop - Inspiration Challenge

It's time for another CSS Alumni Blog Hop!  I haven't been able to join in for the last few hops due to my move, but I'm excited to be back!  If you arrived here from Betty's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to start back at the StampTV forum so you won't miss any of the team's amazing creations!

This time around, we have an Inspiration Challenge.  We were to be inspired by anything in this photo of a beautiful room from the Pier 1 website:


Here is my card for the challenge:



I was inspired by the colors, the patterns and the "feel" of the room.  I used Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea, Ocean Mist, and Pumpkin Spice to mat my layers.  The patterned papers are all from the DCWV Cafe Mediterranean Mat Stack. I embossed a panel of Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White with the Cuttlebug Window Pane embossing folder then added some adhesive gems to the panes.  I stamped the butterfly from Gina's Hope is Faith set twice with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Pure Luxury Layering Weight White and colored them by sponging with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge, Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  The butterflies were cut out and layered on foam tape for a 3D effect.  I added some gems to the top butterfly body for a little extra sparkle.  The sentiment from Hope is Faith was also stamped with Rich Cocoa onto Layering Weight White and matted with Ocean Mist.  A triple loop satin bow and a Prima flower finished my card.

The next stop on the hop is Carolina's blog, where she has a fabulous creation to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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36 comments:

  1. Breathtaking, Carla. What a gorgeous butterfly. A simply stunning card.

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  2. How beautiful! The background you have created for your butterfly is gorgeous!

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  3. So BEAUTIFUL! Fabulous job with the coloring of the bfly and of course your mixture of papers!!

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  4. Beautiful card Carla!! Love the PP, I think I need that one :) The way you colored the butterfly is beautiful!!

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  5. Carla- BEAUTIFUL card! That butterfly is so pretty. You rocked this challenge!

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  6. Ever so stunning Carla! Love the elegance you achieved here and that butterfly is just beautiful!!!

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  7. Gorgeous Carla!! I love how you colored the butterfly and your design!

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  8. colors are so pretty in this card, Ireally like it. Joan

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  9. Your card is absolutely beautiful, Carla! I love that butterfly, and the colors. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Just beautiful, Carla. The colors you chose are a perfect take on the inspiration photo. Love your style!

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  11. Carla, what a beautiful card.
    TFS

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  12. What a beautiful card! Love How you colored the butterfly.

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  13. I just love this card! The colors are so pretty together and since I love butterflies, this one really caught my eye. IT IS BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. Wow love those colors and the layering! Very pretty butterfly!!!!

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  15. What a stunner Carla! LOVE how you colored that butterfly, tis gorgeous!

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  16. This is so pretty, Carla! Love all of your details and that butterfly looks like it could fly right off the card.

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  17. So beautiful. Yes you do show the feel of the room, beautifal and calming

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  18. What a beautiful card, the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  19. That is such a beautiful card!

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  20. Wow!! That is absolutely stunning!

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  21. gorgeous Carla, fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  22. Stunning card - that butterfly is wonderful and I love the beads on the texture too!!

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  23. Oh wow, such a gorgeous card. Love these colors, and the layout and the butterfly is FAB U LOUS!

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  24. Love this card. Terrific color combo and the butterfly just tops it off beautifully.
    Pat G.

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  25. This is beautiful! love the colors and the layers!

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  26. So beautiful, Carla! The colors are gorgeous! So very elegant!

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  27. Stunning card Carla! Gorgeous colors and love your butterfly!

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  28. Wonderful treatment of butterfly with the gems on body- Also love the blue turquoise. Thnaks Carla

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  29. Wow what an incredibly stunning card! The colours are fantastic giving it such elegance.

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  30. Hi Carla, this is such a beautiful card!! Love the colours and the butterfly is gorgeous!! Love this!!

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