Friday, February 10, 2012

CSS February Blog Hop

This month we have an Inspirational Photo.

If you are following the hop from the beginning, you should have come from Meisje's blog. If not you should start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the inspiration this week. And make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (February 14), 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!


I was inspired by the shape and layout of the buildings in the photo. I used strips of paper to simulate that look. I used a sentiment stamp from the Smile set.

Now head over to Linda's blog and see what she has to share.


109 comments:

Miesje said...

I love it Melissa - such a great simple card that is bright and cheery! Perfect!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wonderful layout - lovin all the different design papers...great way to use scraps!

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous! Awesome interpretation of the inspiration photo. Love that you used the colors and the structural feel of the photo.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

The colors, the building shapes and the patterns work so well together!! Great job on this gorgeous card, Melissa!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love all the patterns! Looks fabulous~

redwasher1 said...

Love it!!! Great shapes and layout.

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful interpretation of the photo! Your card brightened my day!

joy said...

I like the colors and patterns you have used and your sentiment is perfect!

Benwah said...

What a nice card. The design is so simple. thanks

Kay S said...

Love it! Simple, yet it captures perfectly the shapes and colors from the inspiration photo.

Olga said...

I like its simplicity!! =)

pamselinski said...

Nice card. I like that you used the colors and shapes from the picture

Angie said...

Beautiful card! Love the paper pattern u chose! So simple yet so elegant!

--Marcy said...

Like it!

Judy Averill said...

Lovely. Like the way you pulled the colors from the pic.

joyfulstamper said...

Very different, but I like your artistic choices. Good job!

naneruth said...

Very different but like how you put it all together.

Anonymous said...

Your card is quite different, but I can see the flow of the picture. Simple is sometimes best! I like your colors and your saying. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joan
MN

PamS said...

What a sunny day! Thank you!
PamS

Sandy G said...

Such a different perspective from the original picture. Interesting and good use os color

The Card Maker said...

Very pretty and very creative! Nice sketch and great design papers!

Joyce T. said...

wow. I didn't see that coming either. You are all so creative. Thanks for sharing. I'm learning so much.

crotnem said...

Nice choice of papers!!!

Vickie Kertz said...

Great paper choices. Great idea.

bridget22868 said...

Love the different patterns of the papers you used. And the button was a ghreat touch! Shows me that all sorts of things can be put on a card and it can still look awesome!!!

elizabeth said...

Love the trim along the two strips of paper. Love the colors too.

FrancineB said...

Very pretty. Love the different pattern paper strips on the card.

Kathy Ethington said...

I love using pattern paper and your choices are right on...I must try it..Great card!

Ann M said...

sometimes we get wrapped up in the detail that we miss the pure simplicity of this design...nice job

Amy Phelps said...

Very well done. I love how bright this card feels.

Pat Jandacek said...

Wonderful card - I like how you captured the diagonal line of the highlighted buildings. TFS

Pam D said...

Simple, yet poignant, nice, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Priscilla said...

Love the different pattern papers, Great way to use up scrap paper and a unique take on the original picture.

Cheryl S. said...

Ooooh, I love the layout and your choice of papers to replicate the diagonal lines in the building. Nice choice of sentiment also!

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Melissa!!! Great design!!

miatagal said...

Great card Melissa. Love the designer papers and your fantastic eye for colour combos. Thanks for sharing this simple, but truly effective card!

laura said...

Neat interpretation of the inspiration picture!
Laura

ddlady said...

Melissa, love how you used the designer papers to assimilate the buildings. Color combos were great!

Judy I said...

What a bright, cheery card. Great layout.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So many awesome colors in the inspirational photo and I love your take on this..your card is so bright and beautiful!

Amy V. said...

I love your use of patterns on this card. Lovely!

Wendy Thompson said...

Great layout and the colours really suit the theme

Shar W said...

Cute use of colors to pull out aspects of the inspirational picture- thanks for sharing!

Dottie said...

Very bright and cheerful.

meemee48 said...

i love the graphic look of your card!

jean w. said...

Simple yet effective!

bbsox55 said...

Love your interpretation of the buildings.

Mama said...

Interesting twist. Love the color combo

0900Lee said...

interesting and different cuts of paper so simple but effective cheers Lee G

Peanut said...

variations in colors and textures are great-I can see it :)

Diane Yeager said...

Totally new take but came together so well.Thanks.

Sharon said...

Pretty card.

Nanette said...

Very nice! I like how you used the colors.

Ina said...

Love the CAS layout you used here. So pretty.

luvhymns said...

Your colors in paper are a great match for the colors in the photo.

TrinaM said...

Fantastic simple design with such fresh and bright colors - love it.

ktfabian said...

Very pretty card. I love how it picks up on the lines in the photo.

Karry said...

Great card!

Meems said...

I like the tailored look of this card - very simple, yet very colorful and happy.

Patti aka NW Lady said...

Very pretty Card.

Dee said...

You captured the colors of the inspiration photo with your patterned papers. Lovely!

mama razzi said...

Love the card, sweet and simple!

Patricia said...

Love this card! The design is simple and elegant. Love the look and texture!

Pam~ said...

Love the simplicity of your card! Great use of designers papers ... beautiful look!

Robin said...

What a lovely sunny card!

Kelly said...

I like your idea to mimic the buildings! Great card!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

This is a Fab card. I love the colors you used.

Anne Fairclough said...

What a great idea....that is called thinking outside the box. Very pretty colours too.

mamajo said...

Great colors and cute design.Well done.

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing cool colors!

Patty Mowery said...

Kept it simple. Nice, very nice.

Luanna said...

Simple but effective. I've been so interested in how each of you interpret the photo. You all give me inspiration.

stampqueen said...

What a great bright and cheery card!!!

Kris said...

Such a cheery card! Love those colors!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Krystal said...

This is simply perfect, it is magnificent!

Jean MacNaughton said...

very nice

Diane said...

Clever idea...great take on the photo...lovely card!!

patm said...

love the colors.

Pat said...

A simple card yet expresses the sentiment very well while showing how the colors inspired you. Cool

Lagene said...

Bright & cheery, love it!

A Margery Card said...

I really like how you emphasized the shapes and colors in the inspiration picture - you really hit the mark with your color choices. I love the simplicity and how beautiful your card turned out.

Sonia said...

Neat idea- I need to see these kind of things because they help me to think about things differently. Sometimes I am too literal.

Kike' said...

Great rendition...thanks for sharing a different & creative aspect!

jazy1m said...

Thanks for sharing. Love this card very much. It is a simple and fun card....

zehra said...

Love the style, beautiful card

Jaclynn Marie said...

Cute card!!!! LOVE the trim!

Jan said...

Very nice card.

gobarb26 said...

Great colors and I really like the way you used the scraps to put it all together.

Carol said...

Very pretty, love the pattern papers!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheri said...

Great design idea with the paper, Melissa! Fantastic card!

Lena's Creations said...

Very pretty card - simple but totally cheerful. TFS
Lena

Gayle said...

Great take on the inspiration, Melissa. Love the colors and creativity.

Mitch & Michele said...

lovely colors!

Jennifer said...

What a pretty card! Really captures the essence of the picture!
Hugs,
Jennifer

NJMullins said...

so simple and a great take on the inspiration

RedGem said...

Wonderful card and great inspiration.

Making Jesus Famous said...

Very cute card!

Betty Neville said...

So bright and cheerful Melissa! Great take on the inspiration!

KonaRose said...

That's what I'm talkin' bout! Exactly my inspiration - tall rectangles to image the bldgs :D (... great minds?) Nah. But I did think similar layout! You go girl! Luv what you did!

Christine said...

The shapes and colours really echo the photo - well done
Christine x

foxy said...

Clean & simple, great colour combo.

Donna Phelan said...

Great colors of DP, love how you placed them on your card base! Lovely!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Really pretty Melissa! I like your color combo and those pretty loops.

Carrie said...

What a perfectly cheerful card!

Sharri said...

Very cool design Melissa! I love the pattern papers you used and how you made them to resemble the buildings. Great take on the photo!

Arlene said...

Cool idea to use the buildings for your layout inspiration...

jodyleblanc said...

Love the yellows, oranges and browns in this pretty card! ;)

Carolina said...

Love the CAS approach you took with your card Melissa - great take on the inspiration piece!

Melanie said...

Fun idea and prints to represent the buildings!