Friday, September 21, 2012

CSS Alumni September Hop

Welcome to a color combination challenge blog hop hosted by members of the Gina K. CSS Alumni team! Today the hop is featuring hand drawn sets designed by me and Theresa Momber. As you hop along, make sure to leave a comment, because on Tuesday morning (September 25), we will randomly choose two comments from all the blogs and two lucky individuals will receive a Gina K. Designs Stamps set each (the winners will receive either a set designed by Melanie Muenchinger or Theresa Momber).




Today's challenge was to create a card or project based on the color combination below:
Color Combo: Pumpkin Spice, Fresh Asparagus and Sweet Corn plus neutral colors (white, ivory, black, and brown) are also fine to incorporate.

Okay, are you ready to kill me? I totally missed that there was a color combo challenge for this hop when I was working, slap me now! But thankfully, since I made a fall card it is pretty darn close! (and, um, all the colors are in the stamped scene, so I'm just off a bit on my cardstocks!)
This sample uses the fall topper from the original Basket Additions and the wheelbarrow from the newly released Beyond Baskets set. So these are (ahem!) Gina K Pure Luxury Tomato Soup, Moonlit Fog, and White.
I started by stamping my topper in black and coloring with Copics.  Then I die cut my mat and left the die in place to sponge on some Memento Peanut Brittle for sky.
Next I sponged some Bamboo Leaves below.  Then I stamped the wheelbarrow over my image to overlap and colored just the wheel.  I stamped it again on scrap cardstock, colored, cut out without the wheel and  mounted with pop dots over the first image to create two layers of dimension.  Add shadows underneath and blades of grass with G99 and YG95.

Enjoy hopping! I can't wait to see what the CSS ladies will do with our sets!  Thanks everyone for hopping with us today and thank you CSS team for your fabulous work!
Have a terrific weekend!

54 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Melanie! I love, love the new wheelbarrow and would love to know what colors you used to color it. Hugs!

Cheri said...

Melanie, this was such a cool hop and way to show off some of the great stamps by you and Theresa. I love your new set.

Brenda said...

Melanie this is a gorgeous card!!! Your coloring and sponging awesome! I loved this hop it was so fun to help show off yours and Theresa's sets. Thank you for the opportunity. Love you new set!

Carolina said...

LOVE this card! The coloring, the colors cry out fall and so lovin' that wheelbarrow!!! Just stunning in every way.

Debi said...

gorgeous card Melanie thanks for the chance to win, Debi x

Kitty said...

The vegetables look great in the wheel barrel

Blessings,
Kat

Anonymous said...

I would love to add these stamp sets to my collections of the baskets. They are adorable.

Vickie
rnsteele80@aol.com

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous card and coloring. Love the handle over the ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Your card is soooooo pretty and I love the clean look and how you made the handle of the wheetbarrow go over the ribbon....love, love it.

Jan D.
Florida

Joyce T. said...

lovely card. I'm sure it would have been gorgeous with the "right" colors too. LOL

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous card love your color combo

Sue D said...

Gorgeous fall card--love the colors and your new wheelbarrow!

Kay S said...

Fabulous fall card even if the card stock colors aren't exactly the challenge ones! Close enough and I think you covered it with your beautiful coloring! Love how you made the handle overlap the ribbon. Can't wait to get my new set so I can play with that wheelbarrow and the other new containers!

Doris W. said...

Love your new wheelbarrow filled with veggies! Very pretty!

alex said...

Stunning card Mel, you always give me inspiration, just adore your new set, can't wait for the postman :-)

Cheryl Wright said...

Melanie, you've outdone yourself this time! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

How do you keep coming up with these fabulous designs? So much talent!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Theresa Momber said...

Really love the way you colored the wheelbarrow. Gorgeous scene and rocking' set!!!

Marcy Bennett said...

Great cards, and thank you so much for the fantastic new additions to the "container family" My bunnies, and flowers and puppies from long ago can wait to try out the new "digs" You are an amazing designer!

meemee48 said...

Of all your baskets, buckets and tubs, I love this wheelbarrow best. It looks so rustic. Great fall card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is such a "must have" set ...have tons of ideas (-:
Your wagon is just perfect !

Olga said...

Melanie, your cards are always amazing.

catdidit said...

So awesome Mel!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the wonderful sets you have designed. Thanks so much.

angiescraps said...

I love this stamp set! Thank you so much!

windinstarsranch said...

your work always inspires. It is so beautiful.

Lynne said...

Your new set is wonderful. I own a couple of your previous basket sets and love them all.

Rosy Newlun said...

Congratulations on another winning stamp set, Melanie !!! Love how you sponged first, then stamped and colored. Your coloring is incredible!!!!

naneruth said...

such a wonderful card and I love how the handle comes up over the ribbon. Cool!

Cindi Hall said...

Luv the wheel barrel!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - I really love the wheelbarrel!!! Another set for my wish list :)

Golda said...

This is gorgeous! I love how so many of your stamp sets work together. That is so helpful and fun. You draw amazingly well.

Kelly said...

Beautiful card! Love the weathered look of the wheelbarrow.

Hettie Hogan said...

This wheelbarrow is neat. The colors on the entire card go very well together.

redwasher1 said...

Melanie, your card is so over the top gorgeous!!! I love it!!! I love working with your stamps as they are fabulous!!!

Angela Shields said...

So pretty! I love seeing how you constructed the card! Thank you for sharing!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great card. Thanks for providing the details.

nanaluvs2stamp said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the wheelbarrow!

Dee said...

Gorgeous coloring on the veggies! It "makes" the card outstanding.

Tami B. said...

Your basket set and all of its companion sets are absolutely wonderful.

Pati said...

Very cool! Great combo of stamps, versatile and pretty! Love your artwork!

Kitty said...

The basket additions fit perfectly and look wonderful. I only have two of the basket additions but I may have to break down and buy Beyond Baskets.

Blessings,
Kat

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Gorgeous, your coloring of the wheelbarrow is fantastic. Love that set

Sharri said...

Gorgeous card Melanie! You nailed the colors with your coloring of the image! I love all of your sets and your new set is on the top of my wish list!
Thank you for the opportunity to show off your amazing stamp sets!!

Sharon said...

Love the wheelbarrow and pumkings! Great colors!

cjgusloff57 said...

Wonderful fall card! Your stamp sets are outstanding! Love the way they interchange with one another.
Corrine Ann

Angie said...

Your card is just stunning! Love, love your coloring so amazing! And love your new stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win very sweet of you!

Allison said...

Beautiful cards Melanie! Love how you share your technique! Thanks for being so talented and inspiring!

stamper said...

Beautiful card! Just ordered some of your stamps & cut files to go with them. Love your work!

Gayle said...

Beautiful card and another beautiful new stamp set, Mel. My wish list continues to grow.

Shirley Fong said...

Beautiful card. You are very talented. Enjoy all your work and tutorials.

Betty Neville said...

Stunning card, Melanie! Your coloring is so gorgeous! Too busy admiring your card to notice your color combo - besides, grey is neutral and "tomato soup" looks like "pumpkin spice"! : )

Marilyn from MI said...

Gorgeous card and I just love the new beyond basket set. Perfect for this time of year.

Patti Rogers said...

Your card using Joyful Holidays is beautiful. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to borrow your idea. I recently purchased the stamp set and have used it well, but I love your style! Thanks for sharing! Patti