Friday, February 11, 2011

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop



Welcome!  It's the first blog hop for the StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team of February 2011 and I absolutely LOVE the inspirational photo we've been given for this hop.  It's from Southern Living Magazine and suggested by our own Miesje Flach.  Good eye, Miesje.  


If you came from the VERY TALENTED Carolina's blog then you're in the right place.  If you didn't, we invite you to go back to the beginning and enjoy each and every blog for the full impact of what this talented group has to offer.  


And when you're done hoping, we invite you to join us - create your own project, inspired by this photo, and upload it to the StampTV forum link.  We LOVE it when StampTV members join us on these hops.  





Would you look at the color, detail and dimension in this photo?  I am going to play with this inspiration photo a lot more, but for this hop, I made this card as my interpretation of the inspiration.




Details:  CS:  GKD PL  Ivory, Lipstick Red and Chocolate Brown.  Cuttlebug "Branches" folder was used for the textured background.  Stamp set:  Sentiment is from "Arranged with Love", by Melanie Muenchinger .  DP:  Basic Grey Curio.  Flourishes were cut using a Tim Holtz Alterations Dye.  Spellbinders Nestabilities and MS butterfly punch.  Stickles and Pearls were used for detail.  


Now, hop on over to the very talented Deb Felt's blog and check out her fantastic creation.  


Thank you so much for stopping by and I would love it if you left me a comment. 
Have a great weekend!  






Cheri

31 comments:

Carla S. said...

Your card is just gorgeous, Cheri! I love the rich colors and DP and the wonderful flourish!

Lori said...

Beautiful Cheri!! Love the dp!!

joy said...

This is a wonderful card - the branches, colors and pearls are so beautiful balanced.

Betty Neville said...

What a beautiful and rich-looking card Cheri! Love how you used the flourish! Great job!

Melissa Cash said...

Carla, I love your take on the inspiration photo. From the twig background to the adorable little butterflies.....everything is perfect!

Carolina said...

What a beautiful card - love the design, the colors are so right on, and the flourishes and butterflies are the perfect touch!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cheri, absolutely gorgeous! Those flourishes with the sentiment circle represent that branch wreath in the inspiration beautifully.

Olga said...

Cheryl this is gorgeous!!!! I'm seeing a lot of beautiful cards tied to this blog hop!!!

buggin2stamp said...

Cheri, that is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rich colors that you've drawn from the photo and how you used them in your card.

Miesje said...

Oh I love it! That DP is perfect with this and I love the richness of the colors. Great card!

peggy wainman said...

Just gorgeous Cheri! I love the flourishes!

Sharri said...

Cheri, Gorgeous card!!! I love the design...the flourishes, butterflies, dp...everything!!

Deb said...

This is breath-taking, Cheri! Gorgeous colors, beautiful patterns, graceful curves...and I love the symbolism of hope the butterflies represent! Altogether lovely!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Cheri, you captured the colors and feel of the inspiration photo so perfectly. Gorgeous!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow cheri!! this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all the feminine touches and beautiful details!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sheri! Well done! Love the swirl and that bg paper...fabulous!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - lovin this! that flourish is perfect and love the papers...layout is gorgeous! stunning card (-:

Nana Connie said...

I love your color choices and design. Just fabulous! The butterflies and the flourish are incredible.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- This card is a definite WOWZA. Absolutely gorgeous! You truly rocked the inspiration photo!

stampqueen said...

AAkkk - Fabulous awsomeness!!! I LOVE the twig embossing folder (wish I would have thought of that!!) and the flourishes - very cool!!!

Cheryl S. said...

Hey Cheri, this card is just gorgeous!! Everything from the colors, textures and sentiment are superb. Great job, my friend.

Janeen said...

lovely, you even picked up the butterflies.

Michelle VP said...

Beautifully done! Love all the texture on your card! :)

sghay said...

You absolutely nailed the inspiration..well done!

Diana said...

The flourish is the perfect touch.

Susan said...

I really like your flourishes and the cuttlebug background paper that picks up the branches from the inspiration photo.

Margaret said...

Fantastic card. The dp is beautiful. Great job!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous card, Cheri! Love the colors, dp and textures you used.

Sonia said...

I love your card- the color, the movement your embellishments create- great job!

Donna said...

Beautiful design... works for me

Sandra said...

WOW! Love this.
Sandra ltb

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