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Friday, February 10, 2012

CSS -ALUMNI FEBRUARY BLOG HOP

Welcome to Stamp TV's CSS Alumni Sketch Blog Hop for February . Today's gorgeous inspiration challenge photo is provided by Karen Knegten.
You should have arrived here from the very talented Joy.




For my card I was inspired by the boats and the colors. I used Gina's "Enjoy The Sunshine" and Theresa's " Aloha" stamps, both are by Gina K. Designs. Card stock and ribbon are from GKD. The images were colored with Copic's. Sponging was done with Memento on pure luxury CS by GKD.
Now doesn't this look like a place to be?

You will want to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (February 14), 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!
The next stop ON THE HOP is the ever so talented Cheri. If you came here without stopping, you can start at STAMP TV.

I'm also entering my card in CPS anniversary celebration, day #7.

Hope you enjoy the hop and GOOD LUCK! Thanks for stopping by.

118 comments:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful card, Geri! I love how you incorporated the colors by sponging and the boat on the wonderful water. You have mastered water and shadows. I have to work on that!

Miesje said...

Beautiful colors, wonderful scene - fantastic coloring and sponging! Love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulousness!! Such realistic coloring of the sun -- love it!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

another work of art! love the combination of stamps, coloring, sponging, design papers.....everything!

Theresa Momber said...

Mom, that's a jaw dropper! Yowza!!!

Becky said...

wow Jeri, this is stunning!! I just love the sunshine on the water.

Melissa Cash said...

Geri, I am speechless! Your card is beautiful and makes me wish I was at the beach!

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous card, Geri! Your boat could be sailing along on Lake Chapala -- maybe that's Mezcala Island out in the distance!!

joy said...

Wonderfully peaceful scene you created -- and I love the tree reflections!

Benwah said...

What a lovely card. So peaceful and restful looking.

Kay S said...

Wonderful work of art inspired by another' work of art. Love the beautiful scene you created and the background colors and papers are perfect.

Nan G said...

What an absolutely gorgeous scene! Your colors are right on. So let's go, I'm ready! Lol

Olga said...

Geri, it's soo beautiful. Looks like a picture!

pamselinski said...

Very pretty card. I love how you captured the colors of the picture.

Angie said...

Your cards are always so beautiful! Love the picture u colored! Reminds me of the little Islad my husband and I visited a few years ago so peaceful!

joyfulstamper said...

Great water color card, and so peaceful, wish I was there. Fantastic card!

Babylonlynn said...

Love this card. You made it look like a place I would love to visit!!!

naneruth said...

Awesome and so serene.

bridget22868 said...

Geri, this card you created is simply awesome!! enough said!
Thanks for such great ideas!!

crotnem said...

Your card is just so peaceful!

Joyce T. said...

love all your soft coloring

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the peacefulness in your scene. Great job!

elizabeth said...

Gorgeous scenery! Love all the details.

FrancineB said...

Lovely card! It looks like a painting on a wall. Great job.

Ann M said...

This card makes me feel like I am on the water in the early morning.

Kathy said...

Beautiful colors, wonderful scene - fantastic coloring and sponging! Love it! Wish it were mine.....lol

Amy Phelps said...

Geri, yes, this DOES look like a wonderful place to be. I love it. Nice job with your interpretation. - Amy Phelps

janice moss said...

Geri, this card is just beautiful! So much talent!

Darla said...

Fantastic. You win!!!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous card! I love the scene you created.

Cheryl S. said...

Your gorgeous card reminds me of wonderful times sailing in the Caribbean! Absolutely terrific on the coloring.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card, so serene makes me wish for a sail and a magerita.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card, so serene. Makes me wish for a sail and a margerita

miatagal said...

Geri, Such a beautiful card. You are one talented lady. great colouring and placement to create the scene.

ddlady said...

Geri,so, so beautiful! It looks just like a painted picture.

Brenda said...

Mom this is amazing!! Your coloring is always so beautiful and this is no exception.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful boating scene..wonderful papers. Everything meshes so well and fits the inspirational photo colors perfectly.

Pam D said...

Love everything about this, just beautiful, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Shar W said...

I love this card. It give me a peaceful feeling- so serene! Thanks for sharing.

wanda said...

The card is gorgeous!! I really enjoyed playing with the cat too!! :o) lots of fun. thanks

Wendy Thompson said...

Love the card, great idea for the very hard to do masculine card

Dottie said...

This card is closest to the original picture in theme. You did a beautiful job with the reflection of the sun on the water. Thanks for sharing it with us.

meemee48 said...

Love how you coordinated the colors, straight lines and the boat. Good job!

MyAuntKath said...

Oh, what a beautiful card! I really like the composition and the colors! Great job. Kathie

C said...

Beautiful work...that scene is amazing and the base card colours make the perfect backdrop. Gorgeous!

bbsox55 said...

Your coloring is divine!

jean w. said...

Love your "take" on this print, the colors are great!

Mama said...

Your card takes me back in my childhood. Thanks so much!

0900Lee said...

hi geri just think this card is the BEST like it so much thanks for sharing cheers Lee G.

Judy I said...

I want to be on that boat. It looks so calm and peaceful and warm. I love the colors. This is a great masculine card.
I tried to comment while I was on the hop, but for some reason didn't see the publish button. I wasn't sure if the comment got recorded so I came back to tell you what a great card this is.

SandyK said...

How Beautiful and Peaceful your card is. Great Job
Sandy

Stacy said...

Your colors are really great! Love the card!

Peanut said...

makes me want to sail away--it is so peaceful

SandyK said...

What a Beautiful and Peaceful looking Card, great job.

Marylou said...

I like this card very, very much! I am always on the lookout for great masculine cards -- I'm gonna remember this one!

--Marcy said...

You captured the colors wonderfully!

Sharon said...

I love this card and I sure wish I could make water look like you have made it look. Love everything about this card. Beautiful.

Nanette said...

This would be a great masculine card. I love how you sponged the background and colored the sky and water.

Ina said...

A beautiful peaceful card and beautifully coloured.

luvhymns said...

Your card coloring is wonderful. You definitely have an artist's eye!

ktfabian said...

Very, very pretty and so peaceful. What a wonderful card!

TrinaM said...

Such a beautiful card and great balance in the colors that you have used. It looks just like a real painting that you would hang on your wall and admire. Hard to believe that it is a card.

Meems said...

What a serene card...reminds me of a vacation in Hawaii that my kids took me on...love the water, the boat, the palm trees, the colors...great talent here.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Great take on the photo inspiration. love the soft colors.
Patti
www.asoulsheartbeat.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

Your card is breath taking. I love everything about it. Very inspirational. TFS.

Dee said...

Beautifully done! I love the way you caught the sun shining on the water. What an idyllic scene!

mama razzi said...

Wow Geri!! I love your card. You hit the nail on the head for sure. You really did a beautiful job on your coloring. It looks like a print. Awesome Job!

Kelly said...

What a stunning card! I always love to see your work--you never cease to amaze me!

Patricia said...

Are you sure you don't have any watercolors at an art gallery anywhere? This is just stunning! The water is so realistic and the sun reflecting on the water! WOW!!! Truly amazing!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Pretty Card. Love the boat and your coloring.

Robin said...

What a beautiful card! The colors are great.

Anne Fairclough said...

Very pretty card Geri...love your background technique and the colours.
Anne

Pam~ said...

I think this is the place I should be! Your card is perfect in every way!!!

mamajo said...

I truely love this card. Beautiful job.

Pat Jandacek said...

Love the serenity created with this work of art. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Patty Mowery said...

This is my most favorite of all. Masculine and the colors most resemble the colors in the painting. I love, love, love this card. Wowza!!

stampqueen said...

Awesome card!!! Love your scene - the water looks awesome!!!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

Awesome card. Love the coloring.

Annie C said...

I love the striped DSP - so rich but understated. Goes with the feeling of the lone sailboat and that rich sky. You did a great job of coloring - could be an ATC!

Kris said...

I feel calm just looking at your card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Jean MacNaughton said...

love the masculine colors. Always in need of inspiration for masculine cards.

Diane said...

Beautiful and peaceful card...makes you want to be there!!

patm said...

Have to say, this is my favorite card of all the cards.......would love to be there.

Pat said...

Fabulous card. . . a work of art for sure. Love the colors and design.

Lagene said...

Love your peaceful scene!

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful card! Yes, I would like to be there since it is 16 degrees outside here in sunny Illinois!

A Margery Card said...

This is a lovely card - yes, I would really like to be on that boat! Your colors are beautiful and your take on the inspirational piece is right on! Love it!

Sonia said...

Love the colors you used. I also would love to be sailing on that boat in a warmer climate!

jazy1m said...

Beautiful card Geri. Love the scene. Your colors rock. Thanks so much for sharing.

zehra said...

Beautiful card, love the colors , very pretty

Jaclynn Marie said...

This card is AWESOME!!! Serenity - take me away! TFS!

scrappinmommom said...

Great card, so nice to see a masculine card, I find they are hard to do. Lovely.

Jan said...

Great guy card! The coloring is so soft & lovely with the colors of cs & designer paper.

gobarb26 said...

Great card. It is so tranquil and the colors are beautiful!

Krystal said...

Truly a masterpiece, can't fathom how you got the white in the water, that panel truly looks like another picture. Beautiful.

Carol said...

Great card for a guy!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheri said...

Love it, Geri!!! Your scene looks as if you could enter it. Spectacular coloring.

Lena's Creations said...

Gorgeous card - your scene is so realistic, makes me wish to be in that little boat! Beautiful colouring. TFS
Lena

Gayle said...

Gorgeous scene, Geri, love the colors and the calmness.

Mitch & Michele said...

love it....so serene!

Jennifer said...

What a pretty card! Really captures the essence of the picture!
Hugs,
Jennifer

NJMullins said...

the sailboat and color scheme are do masculine and cheery. Great card.

RedGem said...

Love the sailboat and this is a great card guys. The coloring is lovely with the cardstock colors and DSP.

Hui Lian said...

I love the realistic look of your card. How did you create the effects in the water?

Making Jesus Famous said...

Geri! You nailed it on matching those colors! Beautiful card!!

Betty Neville said...

What a beautiful and serene scene Geri! A work of art!

KonaRose said...

Hi, Gerri - I absolutely love your version of the challenge (should I even bother entering... naaaa).
Everything about your card pulls at my heart strings. Couldn't improve on it if you wanted to. Hugs, Rosy

Christine said...

Lovely scene - makes you want to be there. Well done
Christine x

Donna Phelan said...

Super card. The choice of DP are perfect! Absolutely love the little boat scene you created too. It's really wonderful! TFS!!!

Carol L said...

This is just beautiful with that gorgeous sunset scene you've created! I love the coloring, and awesome papers! NJ!

foxy said...

love this masculine card. great sencery.

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a beautiful take on the challenge! I love the rich, muted color palette, that pretty striped patterned paper, and how your coloring makes the sailboat & sea look like they are glowing... nicely done!

Carrie said...

I really loved your card but I have to tell you I also really enjoyed your interactive kitty cat! We have a tuxedo cat that looks just like that and I can't wait to show my daughter your cat when she gets home from school today :-)

Sharri said...

Wow! Geri, this is gorgeous!! I love the scene, the colors, the design...just everything! That is definitely the place to be!

Dottie Watson said...

What a lovely and calming card. It truly is beautiful. I sure have to get more into the sponging technique. Hugz, Dottie

Arlene said...

Great us of the colors! Wonderful card...

Melanie said...

oh, sigh, this scene is magnificent!

Jennifer Buck said...

Such a beauty! Thanks so much for playing with us! Hugs!