Friday, November 9, 2012

StampTV CSS November Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello it is time for the November StampTV CSS blog Hop.  This month Kay Simmons provided us with this gorgeous photo to use for our inspiration.  Thank you Kay for such wonderful inspiration.


 

You should have arrived here from the beautiful and fabulously talented Betty.   If you get lost along the way you can get the complete list of hop participants here at StampTV.

I was inspired by the fall theme, natural textures and colors of the photo.  Here is the card I created.

I used Stately Flowers 5 from Gina K Designs and the fifth in Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers series. I love this beautiful sunflower.  I colored it with copics and then did the out of the box technique for the leaves.  I made the background paper with the smaller sunflower in the set on Pure Luxury sweet corn using Memento desert sand ink. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Now your next stop is incredibility talented Cheri.   

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 13), 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!

Stamps: Stately Flowers 5 GKD
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury sweet corn, chocolate brown, pumpkin spice and white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and desert sand
Copics: E23, N1, Y15, Y38, YG63 YG67

97 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card! Love that sunflower and the background is perfect!

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  2. Love the background paper you created Brenda and the coloring and design ROCKS! Beautiful card :)

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  3. Talk about pop and awe!! This is stunning, Brenda.

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  4. Awesome!! That sunflower really pops and I love the background. Gorgeous coloring and gorgeous card!

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  5. Gorgeous! The sunflower is colored so beautifully and the background you created is perfect to go along with the focal image.

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  6. POPPING color on your flower! Awesome card!

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  7. Love the background you have made and the little leaves under the button. Great card!

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  8. Gorgeous card Brenda! Love the big sunflower and the button treatment looks like a sunflower too!

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  9. Oooooh Brenda!! I absolutely LOVE this!! Gorgeous!!

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  10. WOW! Bren, this is beautiful!!! Beautifully colored.

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  11. Brenda, this is stunning that yellow on the flower is just breathtaking. please list your colors! thank you!!

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  12. What a gorgeous card, Brenda! Love your image & coloring, that out-of-the-box technique you used, the stamped background, and that wonderful wrapped twine! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  13. What an absolutely gorgeous card. Wow!

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  14. such a knockout!your coloring is soooooo clean and crisp and gorgeous...love the leaves off the edge and the background (-:
    hugs
    Linda

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  15. Beautiful card! Sunflowers always make a great card!

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  16. Beautifully colored sunflower, Brenda. Love the button and leaves accent.

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  17. Love this Brenda!! Great take on the challenge!

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  18. Love the sunflower backgroud. Great coloring too.

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  19. What a gorgeous image, and so beautifully coloured!

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  20. Gorgeous sunflower, love the background too! Fabulous coloring!

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  21. Love sunflowers--and love this card!

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  22. Love sunflowers--and love this card!

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  23. Such a fitting stamp to use for this wonderful looking card. :)

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  24. Very nice coloring job and pretty card.

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  25. I love sunflowers too - very pretty!!

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  26. I love everything about this card!

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  27. What a happy card !! love the detail, just the kind of card I would love to receive, your background paper really sets off the sunflower.
    Nadine Cunha

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  28. I love sunflowers, and your card is perfect with all the added attention to detail.

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  29. Very pretty and very cheerful. The background sunflower just sets it off and how clever to use the twine and make a flower out of it.

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  30. Beautiful!!! I really like your background!

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  31. Love your card. Sunflowers are such happy flowers. Background paper really sets off the flower.

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  32. That card is a wowser Brenda. What a talent.

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  33. Oh, Brenda. This is gorgeous! What a fun hop this is - thanks for sharing :)

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  34. My favorite flower. Might need this stamp set. Nice job, Brenda

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  35. I think a table setting needs the final touch and feel of flowers -
    Love it really gorgeous as is the photo Thank you so much







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    1. Oh I realy like this card , sunflowers are oneof my favorites and you did a wonderful job of making them look special

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  36. Really Brenda, your beautiful sunflower looks likes its ready to pop off the page and the background paper adds a nice soft touch...Well done.

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  37. What an awesome card here. I love sunflowers and their colors. Thanks for sharing all of the little extras that you did to this card......love it.

    Joan
    MN

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  38. Great card!That sunflower reaches right out to you! Beautiful!

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  39. Bright and cheerful. Love it

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  40. Love your sunflower, it is absolutely gorgeous!

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  41. Gorgeous card, such rich colors!

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  42. The button, the ribbon, and the placement of the leaves make this card unique and charming.

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  43. Always love sunflowers and this is really a pretty one!

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  44. Beautiful fall card, love th sunflower.

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  45. Love, love, love it.....sunflowers are my favorite.
    Fran flusch@gmail.com

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  46. Cheri, I love the way you used the focal stamp for your background. Sunflowers are such happy flowers.

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  47. gorgeous card- love the ribbon!
    thanks
    Holly

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  48. Pretty card, perfect for fall...

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  49. The textures on your card add the perfect special touch. Lovely!

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  50. WOw Gorgeous card. I specially like thow you stamped the background. TFS

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  51. Love how you made the background paper match the rest of the card!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  52. Love this flower and love your card. Beautiful with the burlap and I like how you added leaves to the button.

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  53. Desert Sand if one of my favorite ink colors so far this year. Your card is delightful.

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  54. Your card is beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Kat

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  55. Stunning card, Brend. Coloring of the sunflower is beautiful.

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  56. Your sunflower is colored so beautifully! Love how you stamped the background, too. Beautiful card.

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  57. This is pretty. I love the sunflower. Louise

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  58. The card is beautiful! nice coloring!

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  59. What a pretty Fall card, Brenda! Love it!

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  60. love the rich fall colors nice card

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  61. Your sunflower pops right off the page. Great job.

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  62. I simply must have that sunflower stamp! Love the color palette as well. TFS

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  63. WOW, love the way the flower pops and the background. Lovely card

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  64. Beautiful card , especially like the use of texture!

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  65. great idea,. Really like this one, Thanks

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  66. Oh what fun! I see potential to create a card using my stamps. What an inspiration.

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  67. Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Absolutely gorgeous! Couldn't tell if the 'ribbon' is a ribbon or multi rows of twine. Either way the texture is wonderful. TFS

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  69. Oh my gosh - this card is so bright and cheery I just love it! It takes my breath away. Love the added button with the leaves. This card is one I would LOVE to see in person (or my mailbox). Breathtaking!

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  70. I love sunflowers and Melanie's stamps are gorgeous. Your's just POPS off the card. Stunning.

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  71. Love the sunflower, the button is the perfect addition, great work

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  72. Beautiful card,love the background the sunflower looks so real.

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  73. The background just compliments the sunflower....beautiful card!

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  74. Love the sun flower you colored it to look so real.I wish that I could get all the stamps I love them all, everyone is so talented.jossie38

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  75. Your card is beautiful, Brenda. I love sunflowers.

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  76. I love the dimension. Beautiful work.

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  77. I MUST take a COPIC class someday. I always end up with streaks in my stamped images when I color them. This is perfect and makes me want to plant a field of sunflowers!

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  78. Just gorgeous, sunflowers are my absolute favourite and I have to say you have done this one justice

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  79. Wow! Brenda, this is stunning! I love the sunflowers stamped as the background! Your coloring is beautiful!!

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  80. I would never had thought to wrap the twine around the card that many times but it really works! I'll try it sometime as it adds lovely texture!

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  81. So beautiful, Brenda! You did a fabulous job coloring; and I love how you made your own matching dp!

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  82. Brenda your card is stunning, the sunflower looks beautiful and I love your stamped background :-)

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  83. Gorgeous card Brenda!!! I just colored this image the other day too!! :)

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