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Friday, September 21, 2012

CSS Alumni September - GKD


Welcome to a color combination challenge blog hop hosted by members of the Gina K.' CSS Alumni team. Today we are featuring hand drawn sets designed by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. As you hop along make sure to leave a comment because on Tuesday morning (September 25), we will randomly choose two comments from all the blogs and two lucky individuals will receive a Gina K. Designs Stamps set each (the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).

Hi friends, you should have arrived here from the ever so talented Cheri Weston. I was really excited to join in this hop as Theresa and Melanie are my favorite illustrators, The hardest part is to decide on which stamp set to use! I did narrow it down to some of my favorites.
Today's color challenge is brought by Sharri, to use Pumpkin Spice, Sweet Corn and Fresh Asparagus.
The first card here is Melanie's , I used "Basket Additions 3" and her digital stamp set "Create a Cauldron" both are by Gina K. Designs. The images were colored with Copic's. After coloring the skeleton I cut him out and popped him in the cauldron.I made the bubbles by drawing circles using a green maker and highlighting them with white. The background spider is part of the DP. The spider in the foreground is one of the images in Basket Additions, doesn't he look like he is getting ready to drive right in!! All the card stock is by Gina K. Design as well as the ribbon. I absolutely adore this set.



Here is a card I made using Theresa's stamp set " Wild About You" by Gina K. Designs. For this card I cased one of her cards and followed her tutorial ,you can find it here. I changed the image and after I reversed the image using a sheet of plastic, cut them out., I also changed some of the ink. I love this set!!
 Here is another card using Melanie set "A Year of Borders" and the sentiment is from her "A Year of Leaves" by Gina K. Designs. I thought this was just a perfect stamp set to use as the fall season starts this week-end.

For last card sample I used Theresa's set "Country Roads" by Gina K. Designs. You might have noticed I cut around most of the sentiments pretending I have the new Silhouette machine , which I don't yet but I sure like the way sentiments look cut out that way.


Well your next stop along the way is the talented Joy  and if you get lost along the way or if you started here, you can find the list of the hop at  Stamp TV.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by.





88 comments:

joy said...

I just KNEW you were going to have great cards!!! I love the "Let Your Life Lightly...." - what a great card - with fabulous coloring!

Payne Holler Cards said...

kid-oh you are on a roll! beautiful cards...love the giraffes soooo much and that covered bridge...beautiful!

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh - these are amazing! You were busy and I love each and every one of them.

Kay S said...

Oh my goodness, Geri, all of your cards are stunning. Love the skeleton in the caldron -- he looks like he's had a hard day! LOL!

Cheri said...

LOL....I thought you DID have a Silhouette....you fooled me....you are soooo creative. I love each and every card. (excpet, maybe, the spider one...I don't like those at all....but I love the card.)

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, Geri you really outdone yourself! Each and every card is beautiful.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous cards Mom! They are so beautifully colored, I couldn't pick a favorite.

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza, Mom! Dang each one is so amazing. Skeleton taking a bath and lovey, dovey giraffes are my faces! HeeHee! Thank you for doing this hop for us!

Carolina said...

Above and beyond Geri - these are over the top darlin'!!! Love how you managed to achieve a variety of designs using the same color combo - thanks for inspiring!

Debi said...

gorgeous cards, love the African one especially, Debi x

Anonymous said...

Your cards are just beautiful.

Blessings,
Kat

Joyce T. said...

wow! great job on the coloring. Your cards are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful use of colors and layouts. Jan D., Florida

Doris W. said...

Love all your cards! The skeleton in the cauldron is my favorite! Love how you popped him up and the bubbles bubbling up!

Sherry said...

Wow four cool cards great humor on the cauldron but my fav is the giraffes thanks for sharing

Cheryl Wright said...

WOW, Geri, your cards are awesome! I particularly love the first card because it's so fun. (Except for the spiders anyway. LOL)

Your coloring on all your cards is impecable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us.

Melanie said...

acck! I love that you used webbing around your mats, soo cool! and all the extra bubbles you added and snipping him out makes him looks like he's enjoying the hot tub bwahh! Love the gold rim and handles, fantastic coloring! the other designs are superb, love the shadow the tee is casting on your wild card!

alex said...

Wow what amazing cards, but I have to say the skeleton in the bath is my favourite, brilliant :-)

meemee48 said...

All your cards are very good, but the last two are marvelous. Love all the rich fall colors.

Lori said...

They are all gorgeous Geri!!! You gave me some ideas, thank you!!!!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS fall cards, each one prettier than the last. But I have to say I love how you made your bubbles, totally cool! :)

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Marcy Bennett said...

Excellent Geri - You captured 4 totally different feels with these cards. The diversity is so totally awesome!

Betty Kaldenberg said...

Great cards love the ideas as a new person to making cards they are a great help

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful fall colours and wonderful colouring on them all?

DianneD said...

You are very talented! Thank you for showing your work!

Lisa said...

Very cute and clever cards. Would love to hear more on how you reversed the giraffe using a plastic sheet!

Sue D said...

Wow--lots of great cards using this color combination!

Olga said...

Such a parade of cards Geri! Great works!

catdidit said...

Your coloring is so awesome ...as usual! and I love the 'bubbles' from the pot!

angiescraps said...

Very creative!

Theresa said...

Amazing Fall cards!! Love your use of the colors.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all the cards you made. They are just magnificient. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the way you cut around the sentiments. I am new at making cards and need a nudge every now and then.

Teri said...

All of these are great!

windinstarsranch said...

This "brewin" card is so perfect. Love the bubbles and the disstress background.

Barbara said...

These cards a gorgeous! You are so clever with the bubbles and reversing the figures. Some great things to add to my attempts.

Robin said...

You have been a busy girl! All are fantastic!

MizMaryAnn said...

Your cards are brethtaking. The coloring on each of them is stunning. They are pretty enough to frame and hang in my home, maybe not the skelton! You sure are talented.

Angela Shields said...

Wow, you have been busy!! :) Beautiful creations!

Lynne said...

Like them all but especially the last one. Your leaves are very pretty.

Rosy Newlun said...

Well, these cards take my breath away. A+++mazing. I've known you could stamp on plastic to reverse and image but THIS IS incredible!!!!!

naneruth said...

Oh my all of these are so wonderful! Those giraffes with the 2 together are really neat. My sister loves giraffes and I have made her a couple cards with them but I sure will have to try this idea soon for a card for her.

Diana Evensen said...

Some beautiful fall cards, and I love the "bubbles" on the Halloween card.

Victoria H. said...

All your cards are so beautiful. The cauldron, Skelton and bubbles are amazing.

Mama said...

One is more beautiful than the next!

Cindi Hall said...

Luv the leaf border card!!!

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Lovely cards. So whimsical.

stampqueen said...

Awesome cards and 4 of them!!! I love the skeleton in the cauldren and the tiny spiders!!! Love the giraffees and the covered bride and the leaves!!!!WOW!!!

Kelly said...

I love all of these! They are fantastic. Of course, I would never expect anything less from you. I always love your cards.

Barbara Hale said...

Beautiful cards for the beautiful fall season!

Golda said...

Every one of these is fantastic!

Hettie Hogan said...

All of these cards are nice. "What's brewing" is my favorite. i really like the coloring.

Jennifer said...

LOVE! The covered bridge card made we want to take a trip to New England!

Sylvia said...

I love al your cards. The giraffes are awesome!

Sonia said...

Wonderful! Such a wide array of themes- fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Very nice
Kathy B

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Fabulous cards! I love the way you cut out the sentiment.

jan said...

Love,love,love your cards....all four of them. Thank you.

vron said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW !!!! What a huge inspiration you are!! I can't say which one I like the best as they are all so awesome and inspiring! Shame I have to keep my craft room clean today (open house to sell this weekend) otherwise I'd be up there making some cards with some of your ideas!

Dee said...

Beautiful set of cards! I especially love the giraffe card since we lived in Africa and love almost anything African. All your cards are unique and delightful to see. Thanks!

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Oh my goodness! Such talent! Love all of them!

Kay said...

Very pretty. I too am still "wishing" for a silhouette. I'll have to try cutting he sentiments by hand.

Linda E said...

Geri, all your cards were wonderful. I especially love the skeleton in the cauldron. The way you did the bubbles is inspired.

Jan Castle said...

Wow...you were certainly busy - wonderful cards....especially the Giraffes.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pati said...

Wow, very nice cards! I esp. like the Wild About You card with the giraffes!

Lorretta Turner said...

LOVE, just love the skeliton in the pot though who wouldn't sure to bring a smile to anyone looking at it let alone receiving the card. Brilliant use of the stamps.
The wild about you is simply stunning

Sharon Roselli said...

You are so talented! love all the cards. the wild about you my fav.Love the coloring on animals. thanks for sharing.

scrappinmommom said...

OMG your cards are just fantastic, can't decide which I like best. Love the giraffes, really like your cutting out the sentiment. They are all so very nice.

Elizabeth said...

So many pretty cards. Love them all. I really like the leaf border you created in the third card.

sandi said...

OMG Not much more to say, they are Beautiful

Joyce Evans Erb said...

I loved all of your cards! You really showcased the beauty of each stammp

Sharri said...

Wowzers! Geri, all of them are fantastic!!! I always love your work and these cards I absolutely love along with you amazing color!

Dilly B. said...

Beautiful cards, each and every one!

cjgusloff57 said...

Out standing, beautiful cards! Colors are great too. Like the handcut sentiment too. Thanks for reminding us that we can cut things out even if we don't have a Shilhouette machine. (I don't plan to purchase one either!) What wonderful inspiration Gerri!
Corrine Ann

Sharon said...

Such beautiful coloring on all your cards!

Angie said...

Oh wow! Your cards are gorgeous Geri! Your coloring is always so amazing ! I just love your style of cards!

Allison said...

Beautiful cards!

stamper said...

Lovely cards!

Gayle said...

stinking cute to darn right gorgeous...That skeleton is such a riot and then the beautiful fall colors on the other cards finish off your collection of work, Geri.

Shirley Fong said...

Beautiful cards. The white marking on the front of the cauldron looks like spider web. Lovely giraffe card. Classy autumn card for Thanksgiving. Nice depth in Country Roads card with a colourful fall tree.

Love them all.

Pat Jandacek said...

You're out to spoil us, I can tell - 4 cards! 4 wonderful cards - the 'super-est' imho is the Wild About You which I am wild about. LOVE the coloring throughout that. TFS

Betty Neville said...

WOW Geri! These are all just amazing! Your coloring is always fabulous! Your webbing is just perfect; and love how you did the two giraffes!

lakergirl said...

Beautiful cards Geri- your skeleton is adorable!

Luanna said...

Oh my, I can't decide which of your cards I like the best. You did an outstanding job on all of them. I do love that "Wild about You" set.

Card Crafty Club said...

Gorgeous! Great work!

Marj said...

Four cards--and I love ALL of them. Beautiful cards!

Shirley said...

What to say. Each one is so unique and bring out emotions from fun, adorable, cute, beautiful, and lovely! What a pleasant trip.