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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CSS Alumni Sketch Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to our April CSS Blog Hop for Gina K. Designs. This time it's a  great sketch challenge brought to us by Brenda. You should have arrived here from super talented Joy's 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, April 16."


My first card is was designed using Theresa Momber's stamp set "Birds and Blossoms" by Gina K. Designs. 


For this card, I used Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set " Stately Flowers 5" by Gina K. Designs


Supplies I used for the first card:                                My second card supplies:
GKD pure luxury card stock                                                             GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock
GKD ink pad "Fresh Asparagus                                                        GKD DP "Parisian Garden"
Memento ink                                                                                        Copic's
MME Cowboy DP                                                                                Spellbinder's die and
Copic's                                                                                                     Stately Flowers 5  shown below.                                                                                                                                                                          
ribbon is by GKD                                                                                  
and Birds and Blossoms shown below.



Next stop is super creative Cheri's blog and if you want to start at the beginning you can find it here at Stamp TV.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

81 comments:

Cheri said...

I can't even begin to form the words....these cards are exceptional, Geri. I just love every detail about each of them. It'll be awhile before I can collect my jaw from the table.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both are gorgeous, Geri, but the first one took my breath away! Lovely!

buggin2stamp said...

Wow! These are breathtaking! Your coloring technique is fabulous. Makes the bird and flower look so real.
Melissa

Miesje said...

GULP! I wanted to touch the bird - looks so real. Did you use Copics? These are really amazing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

THUD!.......... I had to pick my jaw off the floor - GOR.GEOUS.NESS!!!!! So realistic mf~

Payne Holler Cards said...

You soooooooo hit the ball out of the park! These are simply Sincerely seriously stunning!

Kay S said...

As always, your cards are outstanding, but that bird card is really stunning. Love the details such as the shadow of the bird and the of the leaves. Wow! These are works of art!

Brenda said...

Wow Mom!!! It is now time for me to hang up my copics as I will never be able to color a bird like that!!! Flower for that matter to. Beautiful cards and I am more than a little envious of your talent.
XX

Natalie said...

Gorgeous cards, Geri!!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely cards ^_^

Kitty said...

You cards are beautiful

Kathleen

monny2 said...

Your colourings look more like actual photographs; they are soooo good! The bird looks like I can reach out & touch it. Fantastic colours & design in both cards. Looks like I need a heap more practice to even begin to be as good as you. Exceptional.

Kiwi hugs to you.

Andrea Beecroft said...

So lovely the colors are so pretty on this card - love it very much

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Your bird and your flower are absolutely gorgeous. Love how realisic they are. Your cards are just lovely.

catdidit said...

Love that little birdie, but that gorgeous purple flower is stunning!

meemee48 said...

Both of your examples are so pretty. You did an outstanding job!

Ann Lee said...

Oh your cards ar great! I LUV everything about them!

Donna Brown said...

both cards are fantastic.

Judy Woodland said...

Geri, your cards are beyond gorgeous. The coloring is so vibrant and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Diane Auriemma said...

Wonderful use of the bird and the colors are stand out creativity

Diane Auriemma said...

Love the bird and colors.

Anouk said...

this is a great sketch, love the cards you made. spring is in the air

ET said...

Those are 2 beautiful cards. Love how the bird pops out on the first card and the purple color is gorgeous on the second card.

Lisa K said...

The bird card is precious. I said Wow when I saw it.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome cards as always. Love the purple one. Your coloring on the flower is gorgeous. I'd love to have details on how it was colored.

Ruth Anne M said...

Two beautiful cards.

Unknown said...

Both of your cards are amazing. love the colors and the stamps you used are so pretty.TFS

Sue Foss said...

Awesome cards with amazing use of color.

Linda G said...

Great colors. The purple really lights up.

Linda G said...

Love both of yor cards. The purple one really lights up the screen.

jennifer said...

beautiful cards

Connie Ludgate said...

WOW! That bird is colored so good it looks real. I absolutely love the purple flower too.

Tish said...

I love your color for the cards. Beautiful work.
tish
cattish@verizon.net

Verna Angerhofer said...

Geri, what awesome and gorgeous works of art. They are both just stunning. You are so very talented girl!

Sharon said...

Both cards are outstanding - such beautiful coloring!

Cards By Betty said...

Both cards are great but the 2nd one is just beautiful love the coloring and your flower coloring is wonderful

Carol said...

Love your projects! Thanks for sharing your talent for design!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Dara Hoffman said...

two beautiful cards. love the vividness of the purple in the flower. thanks for sharing.

gobluektb said...

Very nice cards. So soft in appearance. Elegant.

Queen-of-Cards said...

love! love! love!

Sandy said...

Love, love, love your cards.

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, your coloring on both those gorgeous cards is amazing. Beautifully done and a true inspiration.

Barbara said...

Your cards look like oil paintings. Truley capture the moment.

Vickie said...

Gorgeous!!! I would count it an honor to be the recipient of either of your cards. Thank you for sharing such wonderful creativity with us.

Unknown said...

Your coloring blows my mind. Both cards are just so special and well thought out. Someone will be very lucky to receive either of them.

craigale said...

Stunning cards!!

Deb said...

Beautiful. Both of them. I think my favorite is the one with the bird. You all have such imaginations. I have a lot to learn yet. Debbie

Kay said...

These are both gorgeous!

Kay said...

These are both gorgeous!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards. The purple is absolutely awesome.

Nana Donna said...

Wow beautiful cards! I love the vibrant colors on the flower you colored

cal8007 said...

The stately flower stamp is so beautiful!! Your coloring style rocks!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Hugs,
Carmen L

joy said...

You rock girl! These are absolutely beautiful cards!

Scottieboysthree said...

Amazing! The detail, the coloring, and the combination of all the elements you used...incredible. Just stunning. Thank you for sharing with us.

Susan White said...

Absolutely Freaking Awesome!! love, love, love them!!

Becky said...

wow & wow.. These are gorgeous. Your coloring is just fabulous girl :)

SandyK said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous . What an excellent job of coloring. I thought they were first pics. Beautiful

Cheryl Depler said...

Now these are extra beautiful. Thanks so much.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, that bird is so striking! Wow!

naneruth said...

Oh so very beautiful! I love the bird in grey tones.

Jan Henry said...

I very much enjoyed both of these cards. Your coloring and backgrounds are very well done.

Nanc said...

Ooooh aaaah for both card. Amazing job on the flower.

Cherry Blossoms said...

Wow! So pretty! Great coloring!

Lori said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous Geri!!!

windinstarsranch said...

I would love to get this card. It's so pretty. Your colors are beautiful
Thanks for the inspiration.

mtscrapgal said...

Your excellent coloring makes each of these cards works of art. They are both beautiful. Thanks

Kitt said...

lovely cards. Love the color choices. Well done.

Donna Simonson said...

Love those two stamp sets and you've made some beautiful cards with them. Amazing how two cards with the same layout could look so different! Wish I could color that good! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

stampqueen said...

Both cards are just stunning - perfect coloring on both!!

Wilma said...

Your bird is so real! He could almost fly off the card. Very well done!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your coloring is so beautiful! Both cards are lovely!

RitaR said...

Great shadowing effect on the bird card. Gives it a 3d effect. Also love the purple flower card.

Michell said...

Your cards are beautiful. I have the Stately Flowers one and maybe I could color mine as beautiful as yours. I must try.

Betty Neville said...

Wowee, Geri! Amazing works of art!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous cards using this sketch!

Sylvia said...

Wow! Stunning cards, love how you colored the flower in the second card. Thanks for the inspiration.

stamper said...

Love both cards. But especially the Stately Flowers card. Gorgeous!

BeverlyBL said...

Love the purple.

Pat said...

WOW!!!! Words can't express enough on how beautiful you made these cards.

Virginia Wingo said...

Two amazing cards, and the colors are breathtaking.

Oneofakind said...

I just finished receiving the rest of the series of Stately Flowers and I am grateful for the inspiration.