Friday, December 10, 2010

CSS December Sketch Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's first StampTV CSS blog hop.  These hops are so much fun and who doesn't love all the inspiration we get from them?  Thank you for all your great comments on our hops....we all appreciate them so much.  


If you've hopped here from the fabulous Carolina's blog, you're in the right place.  If you jumped in the middle, we invite you to click here and begin this great blog hop from the beginning.  


This is a sketch hop and the sketch was provided by our own extremely talented, Melissa Cash.  Thanks so much Melissa, this is an awesome sketch and one, I'm sure, will be used over and over.  Here is Melissa's sketch:



Isn't this a great sketch???  I made two cards for our hop today and because I liked the color combo I kept it going throughout each project.  


This is my first card:


CS:  GKD White and Vibrant Violet.  The scene was sponged with Memento Sky Blue and Paris Dusk, stamped with trees in Memento, Vintage Green, then using a post-it note, I masked the "edge" to make it appear like it was a skating rink.  I cut the oval with Nestabilities.  The stamps are all from the new "Winter Wonderland" stamp kit.  (what a great bargain these sets are each month) The skates are colored with metallic pencils and highlighted using the Sukura Gelly Roll pen.  CB EF "Swiss Dots" made the background.  




My second card:  



I changed up the sketch a bit for this one but I really loved the way it turned out.  (Sorry that the photo isn't the best,  I didn't get home in time to take a daylight shot of it.)  
CS:  GKD PL Fresh Asparagus, Vibrant Violet and White.   
Stamps are from the Winter Wonderland Stamp Kit.  Colored with Copics.  Spellbinder dies are Labels 14.  Distressed with Tim Holt's Distress Ink "Milled Lavender".   


You're invited to play along with us.  Just post your card to the thread in the Forum at StampTV - we'd love to see your take on the sketch too.  


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now, the very talented Deb Felts is waiting for you to see what she's created.  


Enjoy your weekend!

Cheri

109 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two really beautiful cards, Cheri! Love the pretty winter scene in the first and the wonderful misletoe! Fantastic coloring!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- both of your cards are great, but I love love the first one. I may have to case that one! The skates are such a wonderful embellishment for your scene!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, Cheri both cards are beautiful! I love what you did with the sketch. I really like how you turned it on its side for the second card.

Betty Neville said...

Two fabulous cards Cheri! Love your winter scene, and your beautiful coloring!

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

Beautiful cards! Love the accents you used.

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous cards, Cheri! Love that winter scene!

Carolina said...

Both cards are just adorable Cheri - but the winter scene, just wow! And then you finished it off with the skates, sweet as can be - love it!!!

Miesje said...

Two cards! You are amazing - love, love, love the winter scene! Great coloring - great cards.

qvande said...

Cheri, beautiful job on the sketch and 2 cards, wow! I absolutely love that snowy scene with those ice skates. And the second card is colored so beautifully and those pearls are the perfect accent.

peggy wainman said...

These are both beautiful Cheri, I especially love the trees and ice skates!

Deb said...

Hello neighbor! :) Love BOTH of these amazing, gorgeous cards. The first is my favorite because of the softness of the colors and the beautiful composition of the scene...love it! The second is beautiful too! Love this sketch turned sideways with that shaped die for the focal image!

Lori said...

Hi Cheri! Great scene in your first card, I like how you turned the sketch on your second card, beautiful!!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards Cheri! I love the first one, full of snow! :o)

Sharri said...

Cheri, Gorgeous cards! I love the scene you created in the first flower and those flowers in the second are just beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Lovely winter scene, Cheri!

stampqueen said...

Both are beautiful cards - love the winter scene with the skates best though!!!

Janeen said...

awwww! I love the one with the skates. so beautiful.

Kay S said...

Cheri - your cards are fabulous! Love the wintery scene you created in the first one with the trees and skating pond!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

So pretty, love the first one, I feel a bit like I am looking out a window on to the soft trees and the second one is so bold and bright. Beautiful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect bg scene for the skates!

joy said...

Cheri, love both your cards, but I really like the 1st one's softness and your sponging is amazing! Lovely, lovely cards!

Kary said...

Cheri, two fab cards!! I love the scene in your first card, it's gorgeous (makes me wish I'm there in the snow). And your second card is so pretty.

Janet L. said...

I really like your cards, Cheri. The first one is my favorite. I especially like its wintery scene, snowflake and skates.

JannaStamps said...

Two very different and lovely designs! Great job :)

De said...

I too love the first one...it's usually so hot here at Christmas, this makes me feel cooler!

Linda Peterson said...

What an impressive use of colors! These cards are beautiful!

Diana said...

Beautiful!

Holly said...

I love the dimension on the first card. Ice skating in the woods was a pastime when I was growing up. Thanks for the memories! Great job!

JOYCE said...

Both very nice but I love the winter scene. Looks so peaceful.

Virginia Wingo said...

Two great cards Cheri, but I really love the winter lake scene just ready to put on your skates and go for a spin :)

Julie said...

absolutely love the first one, it looks like a real snow scene, great job.

Tricia said...

Very pretty!!! I love the one with the skates especially!

Marsha said...

Two great cards. But that first card is really neat - love the window.

naneruth said...

I love the skating card! It is so cool.

Tami B. said...

I really love the skating card. Both are very pretty.

Shirley said...

Both of your cards are lovely. Really like how you turned the sketch on its side and your choice of colors.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing & taking the time for the blog hop :o)

Valerie said...

OMG!!! I LOVE both cards. I love the scene of the 1st and the copic coloring of the second. I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Valerie Martin

Kelly said...

Love your cards Cheri! The scene in your first one really does look like you could ice skate right there!

sghay said...

The second card is pretty, but I absolutely love the first card. I can just feel the icy cold and snow looking at the first card..and I live in FL, so haven't seen snow for years and years. The polka dot background is perfect.

Peggy Sue said...

That second card is a very creative way to follow the sketch. WTG

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the snowy scene.

Jan said...

I LOVE this card...........it's terrific!!!!

Carole said...

Two great cards. Wonderful colors.

Susan said...

Both your cards are so nice, but I am particularly fond of the first card with its framed winter scene and the skates. The swiss dot background adds that touch of snowflakes.

golightly said...

I love both cards...but really love the winter scene of the first!

Judy McMullen said...

Cheri, both your cards are lovely. I particularly like the first one with that wonderful winter scene with the skates!

Shell said...

Two beautiful cards. Love them both

susies1955 said...

Both are great. I especially love the skates. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Lynne in NI said...

Both gorgeous cards, but the one with the little ice skates and winter scene is my favourite :)

joy said...

Love both of the cards you have made! The wintery one is my fav, too!

Dawn said...

great cards, love the colors

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Wow! Two cards to enjoy, love them both!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wowzer, two beauties! The skating card will be like my house if the temps don't go up soon, we will be skating before long!

scrappy28 said...

I just got some new ideas, thank you. Love it.

Dale said...

Your card is beautiful. I link the cut out frame idea and will have to try it soon. Thanks.

luvhymns said...

I love the background of dots that make the ice skates snow ready. Tis the season here in MD for some pond skating. Thanks for the wonderful thoughts.

Marlene said...

I love the ice skates and the memories the scene evokes of skating on a pond.

CJ said...

Beautiful cards. Your stamped image is superb.

CJ

Shawn said...

The snowy trees and ice skates are my favorite. The colors are so soothing.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your skating card, reminds me of when my brothers would let me tag along as a kid, they taught me how to skate and play hockey on the local ponds, AND how to survive a concussion! :) (hahaha also love your Crafting Buddy!)

whitneymaryann said...

Beautiful cards. Especially like the softness of the winter scene--perfect setting for a day of skating.

Garnet said...

I have got to find that dotted swiss embossing card. I love the look it gives a card!

Rhonda said...

Both of these cards are awesome! I especially like the first one. The skates are a nice touch.

creativearts said...

I love scenes and this card is absolutely stunning!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

§hawnie® said...

I loved both of the cards, however, the first one has stolen my to make it look like an ice rink was very creative!

Blessings!

~§hawnie® Bartron
http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

§hawnie® said...

I loved both of the cards, however, the first one has stolen my heart. I like how you masked it to make it look like an ice rink. Very creative!

Blessings!

~§hawnie® Bartron
http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

L8ybug2 said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the colors you chose. Rita

Frankie said...

I love the use of all the colors, great cards!

StampinCatMom said...

Love how you showed how to use the sketch in two different ways. Lovely cards!!

Maggie Minnich
maminnich@wowway.com

Karen said...

Two beautiful interpretations of the design. I especially love the winter scene!

scalder said...

Cheri, I think I'm in love....your skating pond card is absolutely stunning!!! I want to dive right in and lace up the skates!!!

SueB said...

Great cards, both, and the idea of using skates on the first one rather than repeating the snowflakes is a fab one - TFS!

Katherine said...

Wow! I love your first card. It is so fresh & crisp looking.

nancy t said...

great card

Kathy said...

Both of your cards are beautiful but I especially love the first one. Feels like you are looking right out the window at that beautiful scene.

Georgei said...

Like your card and the color is my color
you made very pretty cards
thank for showing

Julia Nowosielska said...

Great idea to change it up like that. Fantastic.

Gladys R. said...

Both cards are beautiful.
I love the colors.

Lynne said...

Love the use of the new Spellbinders labels. Both cards are very pretty.

DJreflections said...

Pretty card! Love the tree stamps.

Connie C said...

I love both of these cards, and the fact that you used purple hues on both of them. Great color combinations! Talented use of Spellbinders, also. Great!

marie said...

Really, really like the first card. The technique with the trees is beautiful.

LorraineB said...

Great cards. Purple - my favorite color works so well with both cards.

Jennie said...

Look at you rockin' the sketch challenge Cheri! Love the scene you created within the oval and those ice skates and your second card is just beautiful with those dies for the focal image/sentiment!

JJH said...

Me too - love purple, lilac, violet... great job!

Daphney Barrett said...

Both are nice! The skates add a whimsical dimension on the first card. Love the way you used the Nesties in the second!

The Vannoy Family said...

Beautiful cards - both are so pretty! Thanks for sharing

Debby said...

love the soft tones....

Chris said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the soft colors on the first card. The second card is a perfect example of how you can change elements but still follow a sketch.

Lina said...

Both cards are beautiful... Love the winter Scene!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow, both cards are gorgeous!! I love that you added the skates to you winter card! beautifully done!!

Die Cut Lady said...

Great cards I love the skates on the side of the oval it really adds a pop to the card.

Jodi said...

These are really nice...great creativity...I love them..!

JulieAS6078 said...

The first one is definitely my favorite! It looks like it's hand-painted. Simply gorgeous!!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Totally different, both beautiful. I'm partial to the skating scene.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are great! I especially like the way the skates are placed over the actual frame itself.

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like the ice skates on the first.

Artistic Angel said...

Very nice cards! I love the colors, since purple is one of my favorite colors.

Lindy said...

you did a wonderful skating scene-- and the skates are the perfect touch.

Brenda said...

Both cards are lovely, but I adore the first one with the winter scene and the ice skates were a perfect addition.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them. :)

Debbie Meijer

Patricia said...

I love your elegant cards. The winter scene is beautiful. PLMCarter@aol.com

Susan said...

Beautiful card.

Susan

nana of my 3 said...

Great colours, nice use of them....Awesome!

Barbara Colbert said...

2 beautiful cards!!!!

gltinnola said...

Love those skates!

Neesey said...

Two great cards with purple....my fav color!

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