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Friday, November 9, 2012

CSS Alumni November Inspiration Hop

Hello there! Hope you all doing well and welcome to Gina K. Designs Alumni Blog Hop for November.  Today we have a inspiration challenge provided by Kay S. Just look at all inspiration in this photo.  You should have arrived here from ever so creative Cheri Weston.

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!

For my sample I was inspired mostly by the colors and design.


For my card I used one of my all time favorites illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger " Inspiration Mosaic" and Theresa Momber's newest stunning set which will be a favorite as well. " Vogue Vases 2"
both stamps set are by Gina K. Designs
The card stock is also by GKD.  The vases were colored with Copic's and used Memento ink to sponge in the two squares. I loved how this came out, it really looks better in real life and I was going to show another card going vertical but ran out of time. Maybe later as I have so many ideas.
Okay, I think that is it for today. Next stop is the ever so talented Jennie Harper. You can also start at beginning at Stamp TV.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.

93 comments:

Miesje said...

WOW - love, love, love this! What an awesome way to show those vases. Brilliant!

Jennie said...

LOVE how you used Inspiration Mosaic on this Geri! The vases are framed so beautifully!

Cheri said...

Did you hear my breath intake???? This is unbelievably gorgeous, Geri. WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGOSH!!! How clever are you and soooo inspired by the photo. Love it!

Kay S said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! What a fabulous take on the inspiration photos! (And thanks for some great inspiration on using that grid stamp, which hasn't gotten much use in my stamp room).

Rosy Newlun said...

Brilliant design, Geri! Looks like modern art on the wall!!! Amazing!

joy said...

Oh, WOW! What a creative way to use these two stamp sets! I also really like the way you have colored the vases!

Melissa Cash said...

OMG Geri! I want this in a life size print for my wall. It is just spectacular!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous!!!!! Wow Mom this s fabulous! I love that you used the grid to mimic the inspiration photo and your coloring is awesome!

sue morris said...

Oh Wow Geri!! What a neat card!! So beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME - just excellent Geri!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely autumn card ~_^

Selma said...

Wow Geri, this is breathtaking. It looks just like a gorgeous framed wall hanging. Really spectacular.

Melanie said...

ackkkkk!!! I'll be back to comment again after i regain my senses!!! :)

Melanie said...

your coloring, i mean, it's just fantastic! those vases!! ackk!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card design. Sort of similar to a color block but the black edging really sets off each section. I love it!

Payne Holler Cards said...

amazing! this should be a print in a fancy restaurant or coffee shop!

Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning! What a neat design and the coloring on the vases is outstanding.

Gayle said...

Hot darned...totally gorgeous and original...definitely looks like a print. Extremely well done, Geri.

naneruth said...

A wonderful job Geri on designing this card. The coloring is so good too.

Carryn Dyer said...

I am ready to move in with this still life on the wall. BEAUTIFUL!!

HappyCrafter said...

WOW! Absolutely fabulous! Love what you've done with those vases.

Lori said...

Oh so pretty! Simplicity = elegance!

Karen B said...

This should be hanging in an art gallery. Beautiful.

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Donna Phelan said...

Definitely a WOW! Your coloring makes the vases look like a photograph, again wow!

mamablitger said...

Oh my...this is so very impressive...the mosaic technique really makes it stand out. Thanks a lot for sharing..

Parker said...

I really love this card. Great shadowing skills used as well.

BeverlyBL said...

This is so pretty. I thought I was looking at another inspiration piece, and I guess I am. Thanks.

stampqueen said...

WOW!!! Incredibly beautiful - love the rich shades of brown on the vases and the placement within the squares!!!! LOVE IT ALL!!!

Kathryn A said...

I LOVE how real the vases look! Terrific card! Can you share which Copics you've used?

Anonymous said...

very interesting I would love to try a card like that, I would be very proud to send it out in the mail
Nadine Cunha

jandbspiegel said...

beautiful coloring on those vases - nice card

Audrey said...

Your card is amazing, I thought it was a print at first, it looks like a work of art

scrappinmommom said...

I just love, love, love this card. How very clever of you with the squares and pretty vases. Very nice.

Patti J said...

Geri, this gorgeous card belongs in a frame on the wall! Wowzers, girl - this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Beautiful card. Vases have such nice fall coloring.

Carol said...

Very clean. Nice job with the copics

Carol said...

Very clean "smart" card. Nice job with the copics

Rita Allen said...

Beautiful card and so 'modern' (like your fox too)Thank you for sharing with us

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! Enlarge it and sell it in a frame as a print. It took my breath away when I went to it. I would be your first customer, if I could afford it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Joan
MN

Annie C said...

This one made me say WOW right away - Hey look at this! Gorgeous and clean design. Wow!

elizabeth said...

Geri, very unique use of the Autumn colors for the vases....

Sue Bridges said...

Very original and so stunning! Great card!

Char said...

Wow! I had to look twice because I thought it was another inspiration piece. I think you are on to something with this contemporary design. Lovely!

Char said...

This is a great design for our contemporary look loving friends. My daughter will really enjoy having something like this to send to friends. Great card!

Debi said...

OMG, OMG, OMG, just stunning. I thought the vases were paper pieced with magazine pictures or something. I cannot believe those are colored in. Unbelievable. Maybe you'll post a video on how to color them to look life like. Thank you for sharing

meemee48 said...

I love the earth tones and the modern feel to your card.

Barbara said...

Wonderful clean and simple. I can just touch the vases, the coloring makes them look real.

Margy said...

Reminds me of a quilt - excellent job!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS!!! This is a work of art!

Carolyn Hassall said...

Your coloring is exquisite! And love your cute little fox!

Sylvia said...

Awesome! Gorgeous! The coloring is so "lifelike". Great job.

Linda E said...

WOW! Geri, I'm blown over by the modern simplicity of your card. The coloring of the vases takes center stage. I'm also always enchanted by your fox friend every time I come to your blog. Thanks for the eye candy.

NormaJ2005 said...

Oh wow what a fabulous job with these stamps, they look like real gourds, love what you did with this and fits the theme perfect.........

Unknown said...

love the use of the vase stamps! very polished card
thanks
Holly

Debbie G said...

Wonderful card...

usharon said...

Well, my neighbors just heard my response..."OH, WOWOWOWOW!!!!" You hit the nail on the head from design to color. AWESOME card!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous card! Simply a piece of art.It reminds me of New Mexico. TFS

Dara Hoffman said...

What an eye for elegant beauty!

Kike' said...

Geri, this is SO excellent! What a good imagination to come up with this combination!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous play of highlights in this wonderful piece! It's a great example of how "grown up" a handmade card can be! You nailed this one!

Jamie

Kris in Alaska said...

How can it look better in real life? I thought your card was the sample everyone was designing from! Superb!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Marsha said...

Your coloring is so beautiful - it looks like photos.

Susan Wright said...

Someday I hope I can use my copic markers to make my stamped images look at beautiful as you do. I do love the entire card design but the vases are perfect!

Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous. I think I nmay have to get that mosiac stamp set.

Blessings,
Kat

Anonymous said...

Wow this is such a wonderful card - Selina Stephens

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Geri, this is breathtaking! I love how you colored those beautiful vases. Inspiration Mosaic is one of my favs, too.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my goodness this is a gorgeous card! So beautiful:)

Anonymous said...

This looks so professional; just beautiful. Louise

Olga said...

Such an unusual card and yet pretty!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Geri, this is stunning! I can almost touch the vases, they look so real!

weechi2 said...

what an awesome card. I love the rich browns and yes I agree with another comment. Makes me think I can reach out and touch them.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for the great inspiration.

Kathy E. said...

What a piece of art!!! This is just beautiful..Such a modern look yet inspired by very traditional photos...Love it!!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

gorgeous, never saw the mosaic set before

Shari M said...

absolutely stunning,
Thanks so much

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat Jandacek said...

My response was going to be "Wow - love, love, love this card" then I saw that was exactly the same as the first reply from Miesje! Hmmm - I really do love, love, love it! And it caught the feel of the inspiration picture beautifully and creatively.

Anonymous said...

This card is awesome!!! It is so unique and I just cannot stop looking at it! Definitely going into my favorites. Absolutely stunning! ~Sandi Krueger

Anonymous said...

All I can say is 'WOW'. When I first looked at the card I thought it was a picture you hade on a wall for additional inspiration. It's truly amazing.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful, great thinking out of the box.

Jean MacNaughton said...

only word that pops in my head is WOW!! an amazing card - looks like it should be in a frame.

Di said...

A very stunning card! Thank you for sharing.

joann said...

What a really beautiful card the colors look just like fall,hope to see more of your works.jossie38

Stephanie Earls said...

Fooled me too! I thought it was a painting until I looked closer and saw the card edges. Then, I couldn't wait to see the stamp name and how you colored it. Great job!

Sharon said...

Ohhhh I think this might actually be the nicest card ever! Did I say nice??? Gorgeous really realy gorgeous, like work of art gorgeous!

Sharri said...

Wow! Geri, this is stunning!! I love everything about it! Wow!

NJMullins said...

Love everything. The mosaic, the shadowing, and the flowers. Gorgeous!

gobluektb said...

Very unique. Great coloring on the vases. :)

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful Geri. This is such a unique card, you have inspired me.

Betty Neville said...

Stunning card, Geri! You did an amazing job with the vases!

Linda's Lovelies said...

Your card is fabulous--but, I also want to tell you that your pic of the fox sleeping on a chair on your deck is amazing too!!

Lori said...

Your coloring is amazing Geri!! I just love the design too!!