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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CSS Alumni February Color Challenge

Hi there! Welcome to CSS Alumni for February at Gina K. Designs. This time around we have a color challenge and with Valentine almost here, I thought we would go with tradtional colors. Red, Pink and a neutral color, (White, Black or Tan).
You should have arrived here from Joy's awesome blog.
 "Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, February 12."

Here is what I came up with. I absolutely love Melanie Muenchinger's State Flower Series. Her flower images are just beautiful.This first one is from her latest stamp release. "Stately Flowers 6" by Gina K. Designs.  
The dies used in this card are by Spellbinder's: "Floral Ovals and Romantic Rectangles ".
Card stock is by Gina K. Designs. The Copic's for the rose image. R27, R29, RV11 and G43, YG63 and YG67. The DP is from my scrape pile.


For this sample I used I used her "Stately Flowers 5" and the sentiment is from " Stately Flowers 6" also by Gina K. Designs. All images were colored with Copic's and card stock is by GKD. I'm entering this card in Stamp TV Mix it up Monday sketch challenge hosted by Sharon Harnist.



Next stop is the very creative Diana, I know you will be inspired. If you would like to start the hop at the beginning, you can find it here at Stamp TVEnjoy the hop and good luck!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

105 comments:

Miesje said...

These are both so very pretty. I love the coloring!

Cheri said...

Your cards are stunning and each one loks like it came out of a magazine!! I love both of your cards, Geri.

joy said...

How beautifully you have framed the first one and the coloring on your second card is stunning!

Betty Benton said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful, Geri!

Payne Holler Cards said...

speechless! your coloring always always ROCKS! love the elegant framing (-:

Lori said...

Whoa Geri!!! Absolutely stunning cards!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning in your coloring Geri!! Just beautiful!!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, gorgeous coloring and love the challenge card....wow!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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Brenda said...

Stunning and beautiful cards Mom!! I love you fabulous coloring!

Penny Odell said...

Geri your cards are amazing and your coloring is just breathtaking!!!

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh Geri, your cards are absolutely stunning, and your colouring magnificent! TFS!

Pam T. said...

So beautiful! I love them both.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

They're both gorgeous card. I love the coloring on the pasquale and would like to know what colors you used. The detailed coloring is just amazing.

stampqueen said...

Both cards are just stunning!! I love the second one best - your coloring is perfect!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Geri- The way you colored the flowers is just amazing!!!

meemee48 said...

Love both your cards, but the rose one is so very elegant!

Teri said...

So beautiful!

Teri said...

Both gorgeous!

--Marcy said...

Your coloring is so real! Love it!

Becky said...

These are gorgeous Gerri, gorgeous coloring.. As always :)

Julie Allen said...

Love your cards. Your coloring is fantastic. Some day I might get good at that, too.

Connie Ludgate said...

I love you cards. I really like those stately flower stamps.

Anonymous said...

Very nice cards. I especially like the first one with the different dies you used.

Robin said...

Your designs are always beautiful.

Karla Sue said...

Beautiful! Love the coloring

Karla Sue said...

Beautiful! Love the coloring

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are gorgeous and your awesome coloring makes them come to life. I really love that rose and how it is out side the floral oval.

bridget22868 said...

I love them! The coloring is awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cards, really love that first one.

Irene said...

Love, love, love the first card. Awesome coloring.

Divinity said...

WOW!!! love these! such pretty details! :) TFS

Kathy said...

Love both cards but the colouring on the second one is just stunning!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, both of these cards sure do deserve a "Wow!" and much more. I just adore your work and these are just super gorgeous.

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love your coloring.

JFowler said...

Beautiful coloring!

itzamitzi said...

Love them both and the flowers are both colored so beautifully.

Brandy said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Joce Turner said...

Love them both. Awesome colouring, I love how you all give such inspiration!

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those valentine cards ^_^

Kathryn A said...

Oh my! What fantastic colouring of those flowers!!

cmoch said...

both are beautiful cards. The coloring is fabulous....A+ from me!

cmoch said...

Beatiful cards, fabulous coloring.

nancy said...

Just one word "stunning" great job.

katherine M. said...

Ohhh Geri, your cards are beautiful.

marypat27 said...

Love how you colored the flowers.

Donna Chartrand said...

First time to your site and right away I love the pic for your heading! Love it!...and your cards! Wow! your coloring brings those flowers to life! Hat's off to you ;)

shortnsassy said...

Luv the coloring--I would be thrilled to get this card!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! The coloring is gorgeous on each!

Pattie J. said...

Both cards are stunning, you coloring of those gorgeous flowers is simply over the top(good).

Anonymous said...

Hi Geri, I simply fell in love with your cards. I've used the rose stamp, but needs lots of coloring practice to make it look as beautiful as yours. Thank you, Jan

Clare Pearce said...

Two very beautiful and delicate cards.

Donna Simonson said...

Love both of your cards! Beautiful use of the colors and techniques! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Margy said...

So very pretty!

Opal said...

Absolutely beautiful cards; I love the rose card - it is so stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Love the white on your flowers. Beautifully done.

Kathy Bosi said...

Your artwork, and it truly is artwork, is beautiful. Wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Tracy said...

Simply elegant and stunning designs!

Sandy said...

Great cards. I really like the frame on the rose card.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Both of these cards are stunning!

Loretta said...

Awesome cards,. Love the rose and the beautiful coloring of the second card.

weechi2 said...

Your flowers look so real. very pretty cards.

Arnette said...

Beautiful !! I love both of them.
tour coloring is awsome!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful dies on your first card, and such fabulous coloring on both of them! YOWZA!!! :)

NancyLynn said...

The 2nd one is my favorite! love it!

Anonymous said...


Two lovely cards.
I must get the Stately Flowers stamps. I I have one set, but must get the rest.
mary l.

Lagene said...

Ohmy goodness! Both cards are Gorgeous!

mtscrapgal said...

You flower coloring is very excellent.

Heather said...

Your coloring is beautiful!

Robin said...

These are just gorgeous!

Rosy Newlun said...

I am floored - these are elegant, striking and stunning!

LisaMartin said...

Love the lace work and the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Love them!

Hand Crafted Just For Ewe said...

Your cards are beautiful

Kris B said...

Love both your cards! Very elegant!
Thanks for sharing.

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your coloring!

scootingranny said...

Very nice cards. Your stamped images are very well done.

Mida Williams said...

Both beautiful cards

Shirley Sanders said...

Your coloring on the rose is great, makes it look so real.

CraftyMomFL said...

wow! beautiful cards and great coloring

MCH said...

Love them both! Fav is #1

Anna Jernigan said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the elegance of the first, with that wonderful frame. The great pp of the second card. Your coloring is amazing on both cards. Wonderful cards!

Anna Jernigan said...

Gorgeous cards! Coloring is simply fantastic, I can smell the roses!

Anna Jernigan said...

Gorgeous!!

Oma said...

Gorgeous card Geri! I do have a question though - what is the name of the dies you used on the 1st card. I just went to the Spellbinders site and could not locate it there.

naneruth said...

Beautiful cards with great coloring!

Cards By Betty said...

Flowers and pink and red couldn't be prettier for a card love them

Nanc said...

Love the statly flower 5.

Melanie said...

These are absolutely stunning, Geri!! (as usual) :)

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Such pretty flowers and the coloring is just lovely. The second especially is my favorite.

Arlene said...

Pretty cards - love the way you shaded the rose leaves.

Sue D said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Annie C said...

These are truly WOW cards. Whath did you use for the frame in the first card???? I've been procrastinating on the Stately Flowers 6, but this just sealed the deal! Now if I could just color like you...

Sharri said...

Geri, Stunning cards! Wow! Your coloring is just fabulous! The flowers look real!

Judy Woodland said...

Geri, your cards are exquisite. I love your coloring, the flowers just jump off the page. Thanks for all the inspiration!

truetome1970 said...

I love that border! Super sweet cards!!!

Sue Bridges said...

Beautiful cards!

Snowystamper said...

Geri, Wonderful cards and such patience with your coloring talents!

Gabby Lou said...

Two very beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us!

Betty Neville said...

Just amazing, Geri! Your coloring always blows me away! Thank you for a great color combo!

KraftyKim said...

Thanks for two beautiful cards to admire! They have brought a little sunshine to a very dull and rainy Brittany (France) today! x

catdidit said...

So very elegant Geri! Love it

Angie said...

Wow! This is such a gorgeous card, really love Melanies new stamp set! Very beautifully colored too!

Sofia Khrystyne said...

I just love the way you colored in the flower realy stunning.

Diana Queen said...

Oh my... as always it's a pleasure to stop by and admire the cards you create, Geri. These are really beautiful! ;D