Friday, March 25, 2011

CSS Sketch Challenge Hop

Welcome to another CSS Alumni Blog Hop. This time our challenge was to use a sketch provided by Melissa Cash. Although she is not participating with a project in the hop tonight, we still have her presence with the great sketch she has provided for us. If you started from StampTV and have been hopping along, you were just wowed by Lori's blog post. If not, please start at the beginning so you don't miss all of the inspiration. There is also a chance for you to win some free rubber. You can get more details about that here.

Okay, so here is the sketch:




And here is my card:




I rotated the sketch 90 degrees clock-wise to make my card. I used some DCWV paper from a mat stack I purchased recently. I love the fun blues, greens and tans in the stack. That was my starting point for the card. I pulled out an older StampTV Kit, called Spring Mix, to stamp the flower, butterfly and sentiment. The lace is from my stash and the beautiful ribbon is from Tera, my secret sister from last winter. It goes perfectly with the papers from this stack. I added a few adhesive backed pearls and stitched around the main panel to add some texture and dimension. And it only took me an hour to make this card from design to finish. I don't think I have ever made a card that fast before. :o)

Well now it is time for you to stop my Miesje's blog to see what she has to inspire you today. And make sure you leave a comment for every blog post along the hop. If you do you will have a chance to win a free stamp set valued up to $24.95.

Melissa Shultz
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

86 comments:

Miesje said...

Beautiful! Love the soft muted colors and the ribbon and the butterfly and only took an hour! WOW - you are good!

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, those papers are beautiful! Love the soft colors. Those pearls are the perfect touch.

Lori said...

Pretty card Melissa!! I almost turned my sketch too but my image worked out ok!

Cheri said...

Oh, how sweet. This gave me a flashback to my grandmother's home....you've created some retro here, Melissa and I love it. Thank you for the trip home! Gorgeous card!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- I think you card is wonderful with the sketch turned. The colors are so soft and calming, and the touch of lace is superb!!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful vintage feel card!!! I have some ribbon almost exactly like the tan one with blue flowers!!!

joy said...

Love the touch of lace and the pretty butterfly accents.

Giovana said...

Pretty card Melissa, the soft colors are fantastic!

Carolina said...

What a gorgeous card Melissa! Love the romantic feel you achieved and that butterfly is the perfect touch!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft colors and addition of the lace. Great dp and ribbon combo.

Anonymous said...

Just lovely. The feminine colors and touch of lace are so pretty.
crafty teacher

Debbie said...

The colors remind me of a beautiful room in a Bed & Breakfest. Love the muted tones...Gorgeous!

Lagene said...

Sooo pretty & vintage looking, love the pearl accents!

Teri said...

I love this card! So soft and delicate. love the lace

She's Crafty! Studio said...

Such a beautifully elegant card.

PatS said...

Softly beautiful! I love the Spring Mix set!

Donna Phelan said...

Such a pretty xard, Melissa, that lace is GORGEOUS too!

Christine from FL said...

Pretty card!

Jo said...

I love the vintage look of this card. It is just beautiful!

terrie said...

Just beautiful and the colors are very nice..well odne
zullu26@aol.com

Cynthia said...

Sweet take on the sketch, Melissa.

Melanie said...

very elegant, melissa!

--Marcy said...

Pretty as a picture!

Jenny McGee said...

So pretty, love the soft colors.

argonlake said...

Love the soft, muted colors. The ribbon is gorgeous.

Dottie Watson said...

very nice detail. So delicate.

Cheryl S. said...

Gorgeous card with such nice colors in the paper, the chose of the Spring Mix stamp plus the delicate lace and ribbon!

cal8007 said...

Love your card, so simple, yet so elegant! The muted collors have a calming effect - could be used as a simpathy card.

TFS
Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Gerry said...

Love the soft colors and vintage look. Brings back wonderful memories of my grandmother.

Lynn B. said...

Love the soft colors you used!

Connie said...

Your card is so delicate looking. I just love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing.

peggy wainman said...

oooh, I love all the different patterns together!

Gayle C. said...

Love it. That patterned paper and ribbon are beautiful.

ddlady said...

Melissa, love the softness of the card and the added look of the butterfly! Great job!

pqueenie said...

Beautiful card!!

Golda said...

Beautiful work!

Carole said...

Such a beautiful, delicate looking card. I love the butterfly and the flower image as well as the lace embellishment.

Sandy said...

Beautiful, soft colors. Very vintage looking.

gostlady6 said...

Very Nice!!!!!

MenanBerretts said...

Loved your card. The butterfly was perfect. Can't believe it only took an hour. It would take me many hours, I am afraid.

Joan said...

Beautiful card, love the lace!

jean w. said...

Wow awesome card!

Deb said...

SO beautiful! I love the lace and trim you used! So very elegant, and such soft, lovely colors!

missymarie346 said...

Very, very pretty. Love the colors!

Carol said...

Such nice soft colors and love how you turned the design around.

Bertha W said...

Really liked the card - beautiful lace and ribbon!

Susan said...

The addition of the lace and ribbon makes this card just that much lovelier. I'm glad to hear that it can take you a while to make a card. I always tink I'm terribly slow after watching Gina's videos!

The Vannoy Family said...

What a CU-TE card Melissa - love the butterfly! Thanks for sharing! Always love the CSS Alumni hops!

bernietom47 said...

Beautiful! Love your color combo and that ribbon is to die for. Perfect!
Blessings Bernie

Pattyb said...

Love, love, love your card! Gorgeous papers, gorgeous stamps, gorgeous colors!
Blessings, Pat

kamlr65 said...

Your card is very feminine and I just love it. Wonderful job!

redwasher1 said...

This is really quite lovely!! I love the soft colors and choice of DP is perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Nice sooooft colors. I do like your lace and the ribbon is very pretty-nice touch.
Jean McGee

LyndaG said...

A to dye for card.LOL. love everythign about this card. the colors the lace, its beautiful.

Pat Jandacek said...

This is a beautiful card with a great vintage feel to it.

naneruth said...

So pretty and soft looking!

KVencel said...

Very nicely done! 1 hour IS quick! Great job for 1 hour!

ecpiercy said...

How soft and pretty! Great card!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Melissa!!! I love the soft colors and the lace is the perfect finishing touch!

Monica said...

Love the lace.. such an elegant touch!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooh...gorgeous melissa! I love how gentile it looks and so feminine.

Valerie said...

Very awsome card. Thanks for sharing.

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

Love your card nice details

Jennie said...

Love the way you flipped the sketch, this is beautiful!

Lisa M said...

Gorgeous card!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Warm and inspirational with the vintage look - gorgeous idea!

Kay S said...

Such a lovely vintage feel to this card! The lace adds such a pretty touch and I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card! love how you turned it looks so pretty!!RosieG(gramig05)

Connie Gage said...

Love your card and love butterfly's anyway.

firstgrandma6 said...

This card makes me feel a little bit country. Since I love "country" everything I think this card is great!

Chris said...

What a sweet card. So soft and warm. Thanks for sharing

Joan said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the muted colors and the lace. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the soft colours. Thanks for sharing with us.
Donna B

Arlene said...

So delicate - lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. I love the colors that you used and the cute butterfly. Your card is so soft looking. Awesome.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

donna penix said...

I love love love your card!!!! I am totally going to stamp lift your design!!!!

POSH said...

Luv the butterfly and the lace...beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Bradford said...

I love the softness and muted colors. It was like a breath of fresh air.

Jan said...

Very pretty, looks very vintage to me :)

Janeen said...

the butterfly is a stamp?? it looks so like a punch or a very nice sticker. lovely.

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is so soft and pretty Melissa! I love all the mat layers, and the pretty ribbon and lace.

Anonymous said...

great project! thanks for sharing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Melissa! I love the way you turned the sketch and that little crochet trim is the perfect touch!

Lisa R. said...

Sweet delicate card! Love the color combos and layers. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Very pretty card, I so like what you did.
And the PP is so pretty!!
Wonderful job!!

Donna Przy...

Victorianrose said...

Oh, so very soft and delicate!