Friday, January 13, 2012

STAMPTV CSS ALUMNI JANUARY BLOG HOP

Welcome!! to another StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop. 
It's a sketch hop, and the fantastic sketch was designed by our own Melissa Cash. 

If you've come from my super talented friend Carla's blog youre in the right place.   If you didn't, you may want to start HERE at the beginning so you don't miss any of the fabulous inspiration.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (January 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Here's Melissa's sketch....



Here's my card using Melissa's sketch. 


Using the cracked glass technique for my focal image I creatated layers of texture and details in order to give this little winter bird a "waiting for spring" effect. 
I'm a BIG technique junkie - therefore, I subscribe to TJN....the bg is a technique combination of Texture Plate Smoosh (Dec/Jan 2010 TJN) and Antique Wallpaper (June/July 2010).   This is one of my favorite sets from GKD. 

Stamps:  GKD "Winter Wings"
All CS is GKD Pure Luxury.
Copic Markers used for coloring both the image and the brads on the corners.
Flowers are Prima.
Dies:  Spellbinders
Punch:  MS. 

Thank you for stopping by....don't forget...leave a message and be entered into the win for the grab bag....then head on over to the uber talented Geri's Blog for more fantastic inspiration.

Cheri


79 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cheri! I love the cracked glass piece and the whole design!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri-- this is a beautiful card. The bird is gorgeous and cracked glass is a fave technique of mine! Very, very nice!!!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful Cheri!! I love the cracked glass and awesome coloring!!

Melissa Cash said...

Love, love this card Cheri! I love all of the texture and the beautiful spray of flowers.

joy said...

Great background, great coloring and love the flowers accents!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Cheri!! I love the cracked glass, it sets your card off and the spring floral spray is lovely.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you go! That flower treatment is beautiful with the pretty bird!!

Carolina said...

What a lovely card - love all the textures and the flowers are just the perfect touch!

Olga said...

Lovely flowers adn bird and good tecnique! I've completely forgot about it. Shoud repeat it again!

Madeleen said...

I love the texture in the background and the little frame around the birdie! Very cute!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Cheri- this card captivates me to no end. I had to watch a video on cracked glass (LOL) just to understand what you meant. Even the background pp makes me so curious! Thank you for the marvelous ideas. Yours, Rosy

a88df058-6db8-11e0-8477-000bcdcb2996 said...

What a fresh and delightful card...makes you believe that spring is on its way!

Janna said...

Hi Cheri. I love your card, and, I my cousins and I ussed to cut up my grandma's catalogs and make paper doll familys and cut out clothes and stuff too! Those were the days!

Kris said...

Wowsers! That card has a LOT going for it! Love all the texture!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely card ^_^ I wish I have the stuff to make something like it ~_^

Sue Bridges said...

Very sweet technique! Love the layers of texture!

Cheryl Wright said...

I love the Vintage feel to this card. Yet at the same time, it has some contemporary feel to it. That's the beauty of the Gina K stamps, they seem to adapt to whatever we want them to fit into.

Sharon said...

Sweet card.

wanda said...

beautiful... the back actually reminds me of the bark of a tree..nice work

ocean-dreamer said...

Vey nice! Thanks for sharing your talent!

sherry varga said...

What a nice "spring" card. I love it!

chineva said...

the color conbination are great i really like this card.

Mama Milly said...

That is beautiful! I love the vibrancy of the flowers and how you just skewed the focal point a bit sideways! Nice way to make it your own!
Thanks for sharing!

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous Cheri, your pretty little bird looks so life like, fabulous card. Thank you for posting my Anniversary blog dittie on your side bar. Hugs, Lori m

--Marcy said...

The cracked glass looks so great here!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous card, Cheri, what an adventurer you are in techniques...they all do work together perfectly.

Sharon said...

Love the bird and flowers and such an interesting background!

Peggy said...

Beautifully done! Love the cracked glass technique!

Judi said...

This is just amazing! I have never seen this technique before and it blows me away!! Good Job!!

Barb May said...

Great job - cracked glass hmmmm I'm going to have to check that out - don't know if I have the makings for it in my stash or not - but then I don't even know what the makings are lol I'll have to check it out. I too was a big fan of paper dolls and even tried to "design" my own fashions but that proved to me I couldn't really draw!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous, Cheri! All the layers and techniques you used add so much to it and that is one of my favorite stamp sets from GKD also.

Allie Cat Beads said...

really nice.

crotnem said...

Real pretty I love it.

Carey said...

The cracked glass effect is the perfect touch on this card - gorgeous!

Becky said...

Cheri, this is lovely..I just love the design paper and love those color flowers.

Colleen Holmes said...

Cheri, I love the crack glass effect. It makes it look more like a photo in a frame! Those flowers are perfectly place to make the whole thing pop! Love it!

ShersL84bed said...

Lovely interpretation of the sketch.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Carol said...

Makes me feel like "spring" is just around the corner!!

midnitescrapper said...

What fabulous texture throughout! The crackle is so wonderful.

jaccileigh said...

Love the flowers on your card! Beautiful

pamselinski said...

this card is so awesome. all the texture makes it so amazing

Lois said...

Your card is stunning! I'd like to learn the various techniques you used. What is TJN?

Elna (Infinite Scrapping) said...

The textures on this card is amazing, and i love the shakerbox look of the bird image.

Melissa said...

I love the card. I really like the way the cracked glass technique looks.

Simko said...

This is a very nice card with interesting background. I have never tried cracked glass technique, but it looks good...:).

Dee said...

A very woodsy look to your card! The cracked glass technique makes the card one of a kind. Very attractive use of embellishments, too.

StacyC said...

Sweet card...

Margaret said...

Nice card. I've never seen the cracked glass used before.

DianneD said...

very nice... i also love techniques... thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card. TFS.

NJMullins said...

Wonderful card, Cheri. I love your choice of techniques and the overall feel. The wallpaper turned out to give a sense of bark, as if we were watching through the window of a birdhouse. Great job!

Golda said...

This is such a cool look!

scrapandstamp said...

I love all the different techniques on this card. The textures really set off your lovely card.
Cheers
Sharon Ling

Elizabeth said...

Love the texture and depth in this card. Gorgeous.

Sue D said...

Wonderful--I like your framed bird and flowers.

Barb said...

love the bird in the window frame. great job

Marie Gamber said...

Very pretty!
Hugs,
Marie

Mama said...

Love your background. Nice!

zehra said...

Love the crackled glass effect, very pretty card

Jeannine said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the cracked glass technique you did! I haven't done that in such a long time - think I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.

ibalady said...

such wonderful color and texture on the flowers. truly amazing . very pretty card

Betty Neville said...

This is gorgeous Cheri! Beautifully detailed!

Leisa said...

Great textures - I'll need to check out how to do the cracked glass

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful Cheri, I'm just stopping by to say hello and please stop by my blog to see if you're a winner. Hugs, Lori m

alex said...

What an unusual and stunning design!

Julie said...

Love the embossed background and the cracked glass looks great! I'll have to try that!

Ann M said...

combining the embossing plates - wow. I will definitely try that one.

CraftyMomFL said...

really nice - thanks!

Tricia said...

Wow, what a great card...makes me wish it was spring...great job!

naneruth said...

Oh so very pretty!

Making Jesus Famous said...

Cheri that is so pretty...and innovative.

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Cheri!
I love the cracked glass with the bird image and the bouquet of flowers is so pretty!

craftsbyreva said...

Such a pretty card! Had a lot of problems getting on your blog over the weekend but well worth the wait! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Arlene said...

Fun card! I'll have to check out "cracked glass" technique - really interesting look!

Arlene said...

Fun card! I'll have to check out "cracked glass" technique - really interesting look!

purplepatti said...

so Pretty!! I learned this technique several years ago, but always afraid to try... this gives me some inspiration... thanks!

Tammy Andrzejczak said...

This is so pretty. Love the cracked glass. I am going to have to try this technique.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the bird!!

Ina said...

Love the gorgeous colours you used here. Beautiful card. Shame I missed the blog hop - always next time. Nice to be able to leave nice comments to you again Thanks SS

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