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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

GKD June CSS Alumni Blog Hop

Welcome to Gina K. Design CSS Alumni Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from the very talented Cheri Weston, who also provided us with this gorgeous photo for some color ideas.
This month it's a color challenge,  Purple, Pink, and Green plus neutral colors,

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (June 12), 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!
If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire list of participants  at Stamp TV.

For my card I used Melanie's beautiful "Stately Flowers 3" by Gina K. Designs. I colored the images with Copic's and cut them out. I decided to make a center step card as I have been wanting to make another one and I thought these flowers would look great on one. The DP and card stock is from Gina K. Designs, which has the colors of this challenge.




From here you will want to hop over to  Joy Hadden as she is sure to delight you with her gorgeous creation.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
 

142 comments:

joy said...

Oh WOW what a gorgeous card! The coloring is fabulous and I love your beautiful bow!

Miesje said...

This is stunning Geri! I love the coloring and that bow is perfect.

Cheri said...

I'm breathless after seeing this, Geri. It's a total piece of gorgeous art and I can't even begin to touch on all the details. Stunning!!!

stampqueen said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!Love you flowers and how you colored them!!!!

Angela Shields said...

WOW!! Such an amazing card, I could sit and look at it for a long time. It really is a work of art...the flowers look so real!

Gayle said...

OMG Geri, this is amazing. Center step card??I'll have to find the tutorial on it. Awesome card.

Janice said...

Wow! Beautiful card. Love your coloring!

buggin2stamp said...

WOW!!!! Geri, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I want your coloring skills. I love how the flowers just pop right off the card. Stunning!!!

Robin said...

What a GREAT card. Must try that center step card!

Kathryn said...

Beautiful!!!

terri feierabend said...

I love everything you did to create this awesome card

Deb said...

love Love LOVE this, Geri! Your coloring is gorgeous, the bow so beautiful, that lacy edge so feminine, and that designer paper so perfect with everything. Love the fancy fold, too!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You nailed this one. Congratulations.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card Mom!!! You coloring is outstanding and I love the beautiful bow!

Lynn B. said...

This should be framed and hung on a wall. Soooo outstanding! Great work!

naneruth said...

Love those flowers! Very nicely colored.

JoanL said...

Amazing! Love your coloring and the dp you used.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Oh my goodness, Geri, this is amazing! A true work of art.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is an absolutely amazing card..great coloring..and love the daisies in that pretty soft color. Your work is always fantastic.

Ann said...

Wow, my first impression and as I scanned down there are a lot of WOWS! Guess this is a WOW card - very beautiful!

imbighouse said...

Absolutely gorgeous! They look real,love this card. You did a fabulous job!

Jan said...

OMG.....this is simply gorgeous!!!! I love the colors, I love the entire project. It's absolutely amazing. Great JOB!!!!

Jan said...

WOW....There is so much more to say, but this is such a gorgeous card, I can't say enough. The coloring is beautiful. FANTASTIC job.....I want to know how you did it.

Patricia Middleton said...

If I received this card, I think I might get misty!

Judy Averill said...

What a beautiful card...that says it all!!

Jan Castle said...

Your coloring is WONDERFUL which makes for such a lovely card!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Crafty Patti said...

YEP WOW i agree with everyone super coloring and bow and the whole shebang.

Pattie J. said...

WOW! this is alive with beauty. the flowers look so real you could smell their fragrance. Just gorgeous. that beautiful bow sets a gorgeous bouquet. Absolutely fantastic....

Bev VW said...

I agree with everyone, Wow!! This is so striking! Well done.

Susan Gosman said...

Love the way you toned all the colors together. A really beautiful card.

Pattie J. said...

WOW! this is so beautiful. the flowers look real, you want to smell the fragrance. And that gorgeous bow sets off the fantastic bouquet....just gorgeous.

Sherri Myers said...

What a beautiful card. I love the coloring and the center focal square.

Sherri Myers said...

Wow is right I love the center look in this card. The colors and shading are really nice

cal8007 said...

Love the way the flowers pop! And your use of the middle step card is awesome!

TFS

Carmen L

Kathy Billings said...

This card is so beautiful!!!!

Kathy Billings
eggdcr8tr@yahoo.com

Kathy Billings said...

This card is so beautiful!!!!

Kathy Billings
eggdcr8tr@yahoo.com

Sherri Myers said...

love it

Linda said...

This is the prettiest card I have seen in a long time. Thank you for sharing your art!

JackieM said...

what an inspiration, the flowers are so delicate..... and the colors are magnificent.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is Gorgeous!

Krystal said...

How do you make a step card, I haven't even tried that, I must know!! A video idea!

sandi said...

Now this is one BEAUTIFUL card. The colors are great. Thank you for sharing

Mary said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful. This set wasnt on my ever growing list but now it is ! :)

crafty1964 said...

Wow! This was a breath-taker for me! So stunning!

Rebecca King said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the flowers, bow, and lace edge.

Kelly said...

What gorgeous purple flowers! Love this!

Anonymous said...

oooh- so very elegant! love the balance of white with the purple!
Thanks
Holly


silverilex@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I love the flowers. This is such a classic, beautiful card.
Cindy Kotora

Carol Parks said...

beautiful card - loved the soft colors, and the layout.
The flowers were absolutely stunning.

Charmane said...

Very elegant card. Love the layers and dimensions.

Diane K. from central Iowa said...

You've really outdone yourself with this creation--stunning perfectly Stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Jen said...

This is my favourite - a stunning card. Your colouring skills and composition, Geri are marvellous. I'm only just starting out and would love to get somewhere close to this beautiful card eventually.

Teresa said...

AWESOME!! The flowers look so real. I have been resisting buying these flower stamps (since I must have a gazillion flowers) but I may have to re-think that. Lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing you awesome work.

Annette said...

Amazing! Beautiful work of art.

Victoria H. said...

So amazing!!! The flowers are so pretty and love the step!

Carol said...

First look...OOOOhhhhhh WOW!!! What an absolutely beautiful card. You did an awesome coloring job on the flowers and the whole card.

Sue Bridges said...

Just a perfect use of the challenge colors. Beautiful!

Karen said...

absolutely stunning

Mary Bynum said...

My favorite colors plus a perfectly put together card. This is the kind of card you see and want to be a better artist and colorer. It's called inspiration.
Thank you for sharing
Mary bynum

PAT PHILLIPS said...

How gorgeous! Now I want to make one like it.

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely gorgeous, your flowers are beautiful, and I love that scalloped border punch, looks just like lace! Fabulous! I love the center step layout too! Well done!

Sonya van Stee said...

Stunning! Absolutely and positively stunning! Gorgeous in every way!!

scrappinmommom said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful! Elegant! Wonderful flower coloring and with the border punch, just makes it elegant.

Olga said...

Its so pretty! Love the flowers!

MomaloB said...

I'd love to have these flowers in my garden. Love it being a step forward card.
MomaloB

Pattd said...

OOOh la la Love the color choices of this card. Your talent is showing through. great card

Kerry said...

Stunning Bouquet of Flowers! Love this card!

Carole said...

Wow Beautifully colored step card. Absolutely stunning.

Sonia said...

Love this card! The flowers are just wonderful!

Cheryl Wright said...

Totally stunning, Geri! Those flowers look so real. Amazing! (You are so very talented.)

Payne Holler Cards said...

What a knock out! Ditto to every comment above times two!

Sue Sherwood said...

OMG!! This is absolutely stunning!!

Sylvia said...

Stunning card, Geri. Everything about it is fabulous. I haven's seen this sketch, where can I find the instructions since I would love to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

gobarb26 said...

This is just beautiful! Love it.

Sharon said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen!
The flowers are outstanding!

Carol Ceraso said...

What an elegant looking card. So soothing to the eye!!

Golda said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you colored the flowers and the edge goes perfectly with them. Great card!

crotnem said...

Such a lovely card.

coloradoleen said...

This is such a pretty card, I love the texture you created with the copic markers. Speaking of, what colors did you use on the flowers?

Ava Gavloski said...

geri, such a big impact wow card. I felt as if i was holding the bouquet in my hands as soon as i saw the card. nice step up, thanks for the link to the step up, i think i will give this one a try.

Sue Raley said...

I just love the flowers and the colors you used. This is a must have stamp set.

Melanie said...

oh em geee, these flowers are so gorgeous in purple!! Did you stamp in gray or lavedner to get the no line effect, I love it, what a fabulous arrangement and design!

sunnydots said...

That is a stunning card! Your colors are beautiful!

purplepatti2@yahoo.com said...

Wow.. those flowers just POP!! beautiful

Susie said...

I love your card! The colors are beautiful! A great rrangement of the flowers!

Pat said...

Lovely card.

Sassy Sue said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sassy Sue said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

absolutely stunning!

Kathy said...

Okay, Stately Flowers are my absolute favorite stamps!! Knock out job, your card is stunning!!!

SandyK said...

Wow, what a statement this card makes. Gorgeous!

Sue said...

Breathtaking! The coloring is fabulous.
Sue

Carole said...

Simply gorgeous, the flowers are wonderful as is your colouring.

Mama said...

OMG! It's beautiful!!

Terrie said...

oh!! so pretty! I can't wait to order the stately flowers and your card just pushed the last nail in. PS I love your widget cat!

Peggy M said...

Love it ...

sharid said...

this is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful card and coloring, thanks for sharing.

Terry Duncan said...

Just love your card...such beautiful coloring of those gorgeous flowers!

Kathy said...

Gptgeous. Love your coloring.

Jo Ann said...

Your card is strikingly BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for sharing.

NJMullins said...

THe Belle of the Ball, this is just breathtaking!

gobluektb05 said...

Very pretty!

cjgusloff57 said...

Wow, beautiful card! Those flowers look real! Cute fox too!

shensen said...

Really pretty card. Wish someone would send me a card like that.

KraftyKim said...

Love the subtle colours and the delicate way you have coloured the flowers. V pretty card!

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colors and the center step card.

nanaluvs2stamp said...

I have one word - WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Love your colors. So subtle and so peaceful! Love the card!
Thanks for sharing.

jodyleblanc said...

Stunning card Geri! Beautiful... I love the flowers! ;)

Margaret said...

What an awesome card! I love the way you coloured the flowers.

Victorianrose said...

The flowers just "pop" off the page. So Nice!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous card. The flowers look so real....well done

Pat Jandacek said...

A really gorgeous card - the coloring is beautifully done. And the center step fold is ideal for displaying this beauty. TFS

Debbie in LA said...

Great details on your card.

Dee said...

Wow! I love the way you used the dp to echo the beautiful floral image you showcase. Gorgeous and beautiful coloring!!

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Geri just so beautiful. Love the style of card you made and how you did the flowers. Love it.

Betty Neville said...

Amazing card Geri! Beautifully done! I had to sit and stare for a while!

ddlady said...

Geri,your card is just stunning! The eyelet punch at the base of the card is beautiful and I love the colors and the bow! Wonderful job!

Kris said...

Purple loveliness! It's my favorite color!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

KathyPrzeniczny said...

just WOW! Says it all......

Marilyn from MI said...

Your card is gorgeous! I wish I could make such a beautiful bow.

Sherry Hearington said...

I LOVE THIS CARD! So Beautiful!

slhearington said...

I LOVE THIS CARD! So Beautiful!

windinstarsranch said...

Oh my goodness this is just beautiful and the coloring of the flowers whew!
a TRUE WORK OF ART.

Bea said...

Awesome card! Just love the flowers. Your coloring is terrific!

MyAuntKath said...

Man, I thought for a mement you had fooled us and used REAL flowers! This beautiful and the coloring puts me in awed silence! Gorgeous.

MyAuntKath said...

Beautiful!

stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful card Geri!!

jean w. said...

Geri, this is such an awesome card! Love the shape too! Thanks!

vicky s said...

i love this card. coloring beautiful, design great, just so elegant!

Susan said...

Oh my! Your centre step card is gorgeous! Love that big lilac bow and your fabulous colouring!

zehra said...

oh my, this is stunning and gorgeous

Kwright said...

What a beautiful card. Your colors are superb! Thanks for the inspiration.

ccathsoon said...

I think it has been said before but just gorgeous

itzamitzi said...

Just plain, Wow! That card is soooo striking! And how grat that the DP would meet the challenge. Btw... I want your fox to come sleep on my porch.

Sandra said...

Outstanding coloring! I will keep this for inspiration!

Joyce K said...

Love the coloring! A vey beautiful card and great inspiration!
Thanks for sharing

AliceH said...

LOVE this card. So elegant and pretty with the lace and the bow.

Sharon S said...

Absolutely beautiful- so stunning!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Geri, this is so beautiful! It takes my breath away!

DJreflections said...

What a neat card! And I love your colors! Beautiful!