Monday, December 17, 2012

CSS Alumni Color Challenge Hop

It's time again for a StampTV Center Stage Alumni blog hop. Several of the members of the CSS Alumni DT are sharing their projects for this hop. You most likely came from Lori's blog. If you did not, then please make sure you hop over to StampTV to start at the beginning. You will want to leave comments along the way for a chance to win some FREE stuff. And with our wallets being pretty empty this time of year, who doesn't want a chance to win some free stamp supplies. Get the details below.


This month we were challenged to make a Christmas Card with non-traditional Christmas colors. That means no Red and no Green. I decided to use Purple, Gray and White.

My inspiration for the colors came from paper in a My Minds Eye 6x6 pad called Christmas Wish. There are some fun papers that have purples, grays and blues. So I what is more non-Christmas traditional than purple. I also used a stamp from a set that was not made for Christmas. The square stamp with the beautiful flourish is from the set called Block Greetings illustrated by Tami Mayberry. The sentiment is from one of the past StampTV Kits called Holiday Greetings.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Friday morning (December 21), 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!

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

40 comments:

Lori said...

Pretty card, great colors!!

Miesje said...

Love those colors! Really pretty card.

Sharri said...

Melissa, I love those colors together! Beautiful card!

Cheri said...

Love those flourishes, Melissa. Love your design and your color scheme inspiration is fabulous. Great card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful patterns and backgrounds! Nice layout too~

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty card Melissa! Love your color choice!

stampqueen said...

Pretty card - love do use purple for Christmas!!!

joy said...

Great card! - Love how you used the block image - fantastic idea!

Brenda said...

Melissa this is so pretty!! I love those colors!

Marsha said...

Very pretty. Love the trim.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great colors.

Anita said...

Love the flourish and the colors.

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful choice of colors!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Really cool colors Melissa!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous color choice!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous card and color scheme.

Ina said...

GORGEOUS as most people have said. Love the colours combination and all the beautiful elements you added to make this card really stand out. BEAUTIFUL.

redwasher1 said...

Melissa, your card is gorgeous and love the colors!!

Donna Phelan said...

AWESOME! Fab colors and wonderful layout!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful card Melissa. So provincial and elegant. Just lovely!!

meemee48 said...

Love everything about this card!

Kitty said...

Very pretty card

Blessings,
Kat

Barb May said...

beautiful card - I only wish I could bring a lot of elements/colors together and not have it look like a big mess

naneruth said...

Great colors and card.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful colours!!! Love it!

Sherry said...

Very pretty card!! Love the colors.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautifully done and luscious color scheme too.

Pamela said...

Love those colors. What a beautiful card.

cmoch said...

I would not have thought to put all the designed paper together, but it looks really nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

Connie Ludgate said...

Very pretty card.

Linda said...

Really love the color scheme.

Anne Fairclough said...

so very pretty...I really like the pink (magenta ?) combination with the black

Angie said...

Gorgeous card! Love your layout! Merry Christmas!

MsJudyC said...

Very, very pretty.

Unknown said...

not traditional- but very evocative use of stamps and colors
thank you
Holly

Tmac said...

Love the layout and colors.

Pat Jandacek said...

Really like the color combo. TFS

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Non traditional but very very elegant. I love the combo you chose, they work so well together. thanks so much for the inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Linda K.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful, Melissa! Wonderful color combo and layout!

Ava Gavloski said...

great layering on this card..
ava g