Friday, September 9, 2011

StampTV CSS Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop

WELCOME to another StampTV CSS Alumni blog hop.  If you've arrived from the very talented Carolina's blog, then you're in the right place.  If not, you're invited to hop from the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a single inspiration project.  

Our inspiration is this clip from Pier 1 Imports.


I fell so in love with this color palette and once I got started I had a difficult time moving on to other projects.  Beside the colors, I was drawn to the textures and those fabulous patterns.

Here are my cards.




I wanted to keep this card CAS and focus on those diamond shapes in the bedspread, the headboard and on the seat at the end of the bed. 
The stamps are from the "Whimsical Wishes" set by Theresa Momber. 


And here's my second card -




My inspiration for this card, again was the diamond pattern, however, if you look closely on the left side (facing us) of the bed, you'll see a vase with peacock feathers in it.  I love the stamp set by Asela Hopkins "Pretty as a Peacock", so I used a stamp from that set to create dp for the layered cs as well as on the darker blue embossed label.  I used Distress Inks stain in "Faded Jeans" (love how that came out) on PL White to created the color of the label before I hand embossed it with my Score Buddy and cut it with Spellbinder Labels 14.  The sentiment label is made using the Lovely Labels 2 set.  


Thanks for stopping by, and you're invited to join us - create your own card from this inspiration and post it to the forum and your gallery so we too can enjoy your creations.  
Now hop on over to the very talented Deb Felts' blog where she's waiting to show you her fabulous creation.  




Cheri

36 comments:

Carla S. said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Cheri! I love the style and all the textures!

joy said...

Love both of your cards,in both the ribbon choice was a perfect touch.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful job on BOTH! Love the touch of bling on your 2nd card. Well done my fellow CSS!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

these really bring on a smile! love the layouts and embellishments - so fun!

Giovana said...

Both cards are beautiful Cheri!! Love the textures and great designs.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Two real beauties Cheri. Love the dp on your second one! Both are fabulous creations!

Carolina said...

Love the sweetness of the first card Cheri with such a lovely color palette and the the cheeriness of the second is outstanding...that blue really makes everything pop!

Tina Gilliland said...

Wow!! Love them both! Great Jo, GF!

peggy wainman said...

great texture on both cards!

Sharri said...

Cheri, Both cards are beautiful! I love the textures and colors.

Anonymous said...

Great looking cards. Well done

Jill said...

Beautiful cards, Cheri! I love them both.

crotnem said...

Hard to choose w/c one I like better so I won't!!!

Kay S said...

Cheri, both of these cards are fabulous. Love how you captured the diamond pattern with the first card!

pamselinski said...

I love them both however if I had to select one I woulod go with the first only because I am partial to the subtle colors

Rosie G said...

Both cards are pretty but i like the first one more,lol. I like the embossing on it and the layering!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Love both cards Cheri. My fave CAS style and colors.

catdidit said...

Awesome Cheri! I really love that first one, love the sentiment how you did that on the orange color! Both are beautiful!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cheri, these are both winners! I love all of the texture that you incorporated into these beautiful creations.

Karen said...

So pretty

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO I LIKE both of your cards. Please don't ask me which one I like the best.
Jean McGee

Golda said...

Gorgeous cards!

ktfabian said...

Both cards are wonderful and really capture the feel of the room!

stampqueen said...

Cute cards - I love the orange and blue!!

Donna Phelan said...

Love both your cards, the first one with it's lovely sentiment and then EVERYTHING about your 2nd card! I think the ribbon & bow just make it all POP! Wonderful!

Ina said...

Both cards are stunning. I love how you kept the diamond shape on the first card. Of course all your cards are so beautifully made. Love looking at them all SS

Anonymous said...

I like both cards, they're beautiful. And This Blog is really getting me to like the color orange more and more. Pat G.

sandyh50 said...

They are both so lovely!

Deb said...

Both gorgeous, Cheri! I love the way you did the sentiment on the first! Beautiful shapes and textures on the second!

Joni said...

Good job Cheri.

Betty Neville said...

Both are gorgeous Cheri! Beautiful layouts and great takes on the challenge!

margaret said...

I am having a hard time of posting. I left a post with Carolina and I don't have a URL It didn't post so I am saying the same to you. I love the Spellbinder labels and want to ordr some new ones-- After seeing your cards I will be ordering labels 14 &18.I love the use of your embosser and crinper. Thanks gals!

Anonymous said...

Just love the colour combinations. Very Inspiring

Lois Bugga said...

Wowza, Wowza, Wowza! These cards are beautiful. Your interpretation is dead on. I just love them :)

Kary said...

Hi Cheri! Both cards are really pretty!! Love the design & colours & embossing on the cards. Great job!!

DJreflections said...

I agree that both of your cards are very nice! Your captured the bedroom scene perfectly!

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