Friday, April 20, 2012

StampTV CSS Sketch Hop

Hello, it is time for another StampTV CSS Alumni blog hop. You should have arrived here from incredibility talented Cheri.  If you get lost along the way you can get the entire list of hop participants at StampTV.

This month Melissa has this fabulous sketch for us to use.

http://api.ning.com/files/kAZp7Lt0l5Cyj5Y*NgQ8kFL5eYrgehLlvV7HTuEOQePG5RqDGGoOR9yO3lI5uiiVXujDs0bQfzOVOx-ZeRefHB6jY2wKChn1/CSSApr2012.jpg
 And here is my card.

I used Aloha from Gina K Designs which is wonderful set for tropical cards.  I started off by sponging in the sky, water and sand then I stamped the palm tree and island.  For the Aloha sentiment I stamped it using a stamp positioner and then moved it slightly and without re inking I stamped it again. This gave a great shadow effect.  I had never tried this technique on a sentiment and was very happy with how it turned out.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 24), 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!

Your last stop is the fabulously creative Betty.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Brenda

85 comments:

  1. LOVE the sponging, Brenda!!! And the the whole design just makes me want to escape there....where is it BTW? LOL.

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  2. Gorgeous Brenda! Love the shadow on the Aloha and your sponging is awesome! I would love to be there right now!

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  3. Gorgeous card Brenda! I wish I was sinking my toes into the sand somewhere. I will have to make due with a walk around Bass Lake. :)

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  4. Thud - such an amazing scene Brenda...beautiful use of the sketch!

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  5. Sun and sand - looks like a photograph to me! Perfect - love it~

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  6. So beautiful...wish I was there!
    Love how you did the sentiment...will have to try that!
    Love the colors too....beautiful!

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  7. You did such an awesome job of this card. Just love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So beautiful!!! awesome job on creating this scene!! How did you know I wanted to go there!!!!!

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  9. This is so beautiful! I love how you did the reflections of the distant palm trees

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  10. Just beautiful. Reminds me of paintings my dad brought home from Hawaii in the 40's.

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  11. Brenda, this is a wonderful scene and take on the sketch....really make you wish you were there.

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  12. Oooh,wish I was there! Stunning card Brenda, tfs with us. Pat x

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  13. I love your Aloha card. You did such a great job with the sky, water and sand coloring. I thought the tree was a sticker until I read your description. It makes you want to be sinking your toes into the sand and sitting back in a lounge chair and reading a good book.

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  14. Totally wonderful. Your color combo is awesome with the sandy color background and the blues and green. Very tropical and very pretty

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  15. Beautiful card, love the colors and the sponging. Makes me wish I was under a palm tree sipping a margarita!

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  16. Beautiful card and I agree your shadow effect on the sentiment looks great

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  17. This card really makes me want to find a beach but that would be very difficult here in central Indiana.

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  18. I love this Brenda! Everything works so well together!

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  19. Love your card. The colors are really pretty.

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  20. Brenda I love this Aloha card. Love the background embossing and details. ;)

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  21. LOve this card Makes me want to go there. the water looks so real with the palm trees in the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Absolutely stunning! Beautifully done

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  23. Hey, I finally got to go to Hawaii. Love the colors in your card. Gorgeous

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  24. Hawaii is such a great vacation spot. Beautiful just like your card.

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  25. Your card is gorgeous. Makes me want to go to the beach, or even better, Hawaii!

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  26. Great card - I'm ready for a vacation! Love the reflection!

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  27. Your card is beautiful, I love the scene you created! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. So calming and relaxing. Beautiful.

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  29. beautiful! Can't wait to get busy with my own! thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Felt like I was in Maui again...I love the card!

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  31. Your card is just soooooo beautiful. I felt like I was on the beach. Thanks for sharing.

    Lorraine G.

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  32. You are so clever,always wondered how to make a shadow behind a word, will have to try that. Thanks so much for sharing

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  33. ahhhh- makes me want to get to the beach lovely
    Holly!

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  34. Love the coloring and images!! Cute card!

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  35. love this scene, the coloring is great, and the idea of design is great too. Different. beautifully done.......thanks for sharing....hugs

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  36. Your card looks so restful and tranquil...I have a friend who would be crazy about it! Great job!

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  37. I could reach out and be on that island...very very peaceful colors and I love the "shadow" Aloha sentiment. Going to try this tonight!!!

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  38. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! BEEE-U-TEEEEEE-FUL!!!!! Your choice of restful colors is wonderful. GRRRRRRRREAAAAAAAAAAT job.
    Jean McGee

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  39. AAAAHHH!! I want to post your card at my desk to meditate on!!!

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  40. Cute Idea! Love the palm tree reflections.
    Susan - windinstarsranch

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  41. What a gorgeous card! You are very talented with the sponging, coloring techniques. Thanks for a beautiful example of how to interpret a sketch. AWESOME!

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  42. Your card makes me yearn for Hawaii!

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  43. Ohhhh Aloha...what a stunning card...the colors are outstanding - and I like that shadow technique!

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  44. What a soothing card. Need to go find a beach!

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  45. What a great card for this time of year with summer and vacations coming on. I live in Florida, so I can see that card differently than most. I love your background "post card" embossing. You did a great job on the coloring for the sun, ocean, and sand. Yes, I can see your amazing shadowing of the sentiment. Great job.

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  46. gorgeous...makes me want to go to the beach

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  47. Hi Brenda! Your card is SO gorgeous!! I love the beautiful scene, and it makes me want to go find that little paradise. Love the colours & design. Great job!!

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  48. What a bright happy card Brenda I love it

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  49. Wonderful card and I noticed that there is another Kat.

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  50. Such a stunner, adore this set :-)

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  51. WOW , this is absolutely stunning. The sponging of the sky, sand and sea is really amazing and i love the island and tree stamp. The Aloha looks fab too (great shadowing effect). Really fabulous card. I love it and im your newest follower! Hugs, Jill x

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  52. Aww, makes me want to go back to Jamaica!!!! Love it!

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  53. What a cute card. MAkes me want to take a vacation!!

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  54. Cute card. Makes me want to be on the beach somewhere.

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  55. Beautiful job on the sponging! I love this card!

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  56. Oooooh LOVE it, just like being on vacation! :)

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  57. Awesome card! I can't believe it's the first time you used that technique! It turned out fabulous!

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  58. what a beautiful card, makes me want to be on a beach somewhere.

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  59. I love the way you colored your scene. Looks so good.

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  60. Love your techniques. The water and sand and the mirror image so realistic. Thanks

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  61. Yours is my favorite of all the cards - it just feels like I am there! Beautiful job and thank you.

    Msteelee

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  62. Such a cute card! Makes me ready for vacation and the beach!

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  63. What a delightful card. It makes one want to bask in the sun and stroll on the beach.

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  64. What a beautiful card. Your stamping and coloring is exceptional! I wish I were there it looks so real.

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  65. Gorgeous! Really makes me want to be sitting on a beach with my toes in the sand! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. this makes me want to make these before i go to the bahamas and send them to all my friends from the bahamas. stunning

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  67. Makes me wish I were on this tropical island!!! Beautiful card!!

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  68. Wonderful reflection in the water of the palm trees. The embossed base is a great idea.

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  69. Boy, that water looks good enough to swim in! It's a really pretty "scenic" card, and makes me want to go there!

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  70. If only my sponging could look like that!

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  71. Such a gorgeous scene Brenda! Postcard perfect - makes me want to go back to Hawaii!

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  72. Oooooh very nice! It's a dreary rainy day where I am today, so this is perfect for me to see today. So lovely.

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  73. Very pretty card. So relaxing. Love the use of the label.

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  74. Gorgeous card! Love the scene and your sponging is amazing!

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  75. lovely card...such a peaceful image with beautiful coloring!

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  76. Now is this an invite? I would love to say Aloha in Hawaii right now. lol Super cute and I love the coloring the water looks so really. Fabulous job on your card! TFS AJ!

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