Friday, September 10, 2010

CSSDT Alumni Fall Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to another StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop.  It's all about the fall colors of brown, orange and red.  Our challenge is to create a project using those colors and it has been so much fun.  Fall is such a colorful time of year here in New England; the colors are vibrant, temps are cool and crisp and the smells of wood smoke and apple pie fill the air.  You can't beat that with a stick!


I hope you enjoy this colorful blog hop.  If you came from the very talented (and our group blog hop organizer), Carolina's blog, then you're on the right track.  If you didn't, you're invited to start at the beginning of the hop at StampTV and get a good eye-full of all of the gorgeous creations of all the talented ladies, and the entire hop in sequence.


I made two cards for this hop using the stamps from "Farm Life" (designed by Theresa Momber) for both. 

For my first card I was going for a CAS (clean and simple) design with this card.  I wanted to make a masculine card without a lot of layers or embellishments (no frills), so here's what I came up with 


CS:  Chocolate Kiss, Pumpkin Spice, Ivory and Red Hot.  
Stamp Sets:  "Farm Life" and (sentiment) "Autumn Beauty" both designed by Theresa Momber
Copics were used to color the image and I used Distress Ink "Rusty Hinge" to lightly sponge around the image.  Button is from GKD Button Jars.  


For the second card, after stamping the wheat image on the distressed background, I decided to leave it without a sentiment as it could really have any one of many sentiments.  So, until I give it away, it will remain silent. 


CS:  Kraft, Chocolate Kiss, Sweet Mango, Cranberry Tart, Pumpkin Spice and Ivory.
The Sweet Mango layer is embossed with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Victoria" and then sponged the surface and the edges with Distress Ink "Spiced Marmalade".  


The background was made with Distress Inks, "Walnut Stain", "Spiced Marmalade" and "Barn Door" on an Ivory panel cut with rectangle Nestabilities then layered on Pumpkin Spice and again on Cranberry Tart CS.  And if you'd like to see Tim Holtz demonstrate this technique here's a link to a video for you
Stamps:  The wheat stamp from "Farm Life" designed by Theresa Momber stamped with Vivid "Coffee Bean".  
All products I used for both cards can be purchased at StampTV.  









Thanks so very much for stopping by and please leave me a comment.  I welcome them.
Now head on over to the extremely talented Deb Felts' blog and feast your eyes on her gorgeous creation.


Cheri

22 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful cards, Cheri! I love the CAS design with the black on the first one and the beautiful distress background on the second!

Melissa Cash said...

Cheri, your cards are amazing! I love your CAS card with the beautifully colored wagon wheel. Both cards are going into my inspiration file.

Joan Ervin said...

Your coloring on the wagon wheel is really pretty, Cheri, and I love all the orange on the second!!!

Giovana said...

Wonderful cards Cheri! The masculine card is fantastic!!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the closely cropped image on the first card. Kicking myself for not getting that set.

Carolina said...

What adorable cards Cheri! Love the masculine feel you gave the first and the textured on the second one is jut the perfect touch! Such a wonderful job with the color combo challenge!

qvande said...

Beautiful! Your first card is colored so perfectly, I am in awe. Your second card just took my breath away, absolutely stunning! I love the button and twine accents on both.

tlgirl353 said...

Cheri- Love both cards, but the second one is my fave!

Deb said...

Love both of these, Cheri! I love the sharp contrast of the dark background against the glow of that rustic image, and the jute is just perfect with it! Your second card is so elegant and absolutely beautiful! I need to learn some techniques with distress inks! Love that look!

lady Anne Howard said...

Very nice work, love the simplicity of this card...
Love ~ Lady Anne cc

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous cards! The image on the first one looks so striking against the chocolate.

Kay S said...

These are such beautiful cards, Cheri. Love the chocolate brown on the first card; it really make the image pop.

Miesje said...

Beautiful! Great coloring on the wheel and I love the background and distressed look of the second one!

peggy wainman said...

I love your CAS card Cheri!

JaniceAileen said...

Oooh, they are both so elegant and pretty! :)

Lagene said...

Great cards! Love the Autumn Blessing!

Shannon said...

Great cards! Love your coloring.

joy said...

I really like both your cards, my favorite is the autumn blessings with the wagon wheel leaned against the fence -- beautiful coloring!

terrie said...

very nice cards...you really hit the autumn colors so well

Georgei said...

like your cards alot

--Marcy said...

Blog hopped, and they are all wonderful cards - but the wheat stamp card really speaks to me! What a versitle card - It can be used for anything! Should have my new sets tomorrow - can't wait!

Joan V said...

Cheri, these are wonderful cards. I would use both as masculine cards. Making cards for guys is difficult, but you seem to do just that. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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