TSG Home Sweet Home Blog Hop!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Welcome to the TSG Home Sweet Home Blog Hop!

This is your second last stop on the hop and if you've swung by here via the super lovely Maki Jones's blog, then you're on the right track. And if you haven't, but would like to play along on this cosy and comfortable hop, then head over to the TSG blog and begin your hop there.

This brand new Home Sweet Home set is such a beautiful set with it's elegant fireplaces and accessories. I wanted to create a warm and welcoming feel to this card so I picked out this soothing (oldy, but a goody) paper from Crate Paper and paired it with some yummy ribbon I picked up last Christmas.

This image was watercolored with a combination of SU reinkers, pads and Distress Ink pads and I used a total of 6 images from the HSH set to create this scene (including the sentiment). Some of the layers were machine stitched to add to that warm and cosy look I was going for. I also sed my decorative scissors to create the edging on the bottom two layers. Kind of looks like the edging you'd see on a quilt, don't you think? You can't quite see it in the picture, but I added some glossy accents to the candle, the mirror and the vase. (Sorry for the average photo - it was cloudy today and no amount of editing was going to help, so I took the photo in the kitchen!)

Ok, I'm now sending you on your way to the fabulously funny and talented Wendy Bond's blog! Enjoy!


Supplies
Stamps: There She Goes 'Home Sweet Home'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Going Gray, Soft Sky, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Morning Marigold, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap and Black Soot'
Papers: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Basics, PP - Crate Paper 'New Garden Collection - Fresh Cut & Flower Patch'
Access: Ribbon, Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Stickles 'Orange Peel', Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

55 Comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I kid you not...I could CRY this is so FLIPPIN' gorgeous! My word Sandra...what a MASTERPIECE! LOVE your coloring (of course), all of your amazing details, the shading...this looks like a photograph! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love the layout, the wood floor (swoon) and the soft colors! Fantastic card, Sandra!~

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

I'm with Jodi, I almost got a little choked up too :) This is absolutely PERFECT and your watercoloring is amazing!! I'm pretty sure I could find a home for this card if you can't ;)

Jackie said...

WOW! This is just amazing, there is no other word for it, this card is just stunning! Wondeefully amazing job! The tones, the layout the end result...amazing!

Randi said...

Stunning card Sandra! So much amazing detail! The coloring on the fireplace rocks is so realistic! Love the layout and stitching! Glossy accents on the mirror and candle? You thought of everything!! ;o)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Sandra. I love all the soft colors you chose. Really nice layout too. SUper job.

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Sandra! You totally rocked the coloring with this set! Beautifully done!

maiahs_momma said...

WOW, I think I like yours the best out of all the cards...it is absolutely stunning. All of your DT's cards are amazing...

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I just love the muted colors on this, it's so pretty!

Gretchen said...

This is just stunning! I love the muted colors- they do give off a cozy feel!!

Makiko Jones said...

Just stunning, Sandra! My jaw's dropping and can't stop staring at your card, lol. Love the depth of the fireplace...You're an amazing artist!

Nancy said...

Stunning is a good word! You and the DT have really showcased this set so well. Love your layout, colour and details!

JenRaff said...

This card is just so stunningly beautiful. I had to stop and really study it for awhile to absorb all the gorgeous details! You totally rocked this image! Can't even say enough about it . . . so fantastic!

ann marie said...

love the pastel colors very muted colors

Carol Dee said...

Beautifully done is nice soft colors, hugs...

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Great card! I love the colors and the stitching!

Grace said...

Oh how pretty! I love this set and in these colors it's so soothing and just a wonderful layout!!! WOW!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Wow Sandra! This is pretty enough to be a picture. Your attention to detail is beyond amazing. The rocks look soooo real. I wish I had time this week to play along in the blog.

Stempelientje said...

Hi Sandra!
I think this is a P-E-R-F-E-C-T card!
I love the way you coloured it,it is nice and soft. Beautiful!!
The receiver of that card is a lucky person!
Greetings from Stempelientje

Dina said...

WOWZER!!!! This is drop dead gorgeous! Yor colors and coloring is beyond amazing, you are talented! LOVE the warmth this card projects and your eye for EVERY detail!!!

Nicole said...

Seriously, your coloring is fantastic and the softness is so beautifully striking! I am speechless, and that is a miracle right there! KUDOS!

kadie said...

Another hop!? You girls are busy busy!! I adore this card. It's beautiful. I really like how you placed the ribbon!

tbk100601 said...

OHHHHHH!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and the layout! TFS

Karen said...

Such beautiful soft colors and a very realistic rock fireplace. Gorgeous!

Lorie said...

WOW! Stunning card, Sandra! It's just gorgeous, and that stamp set is amazing!! Ooooohhhhh, I want it!

Katie Skiff said...

WOW, this is just beautiful!! Amazing card!!

Kim Nath said...

Absolutely beautiful! I wish my LR looked like that!

Melodie said...

Your card is simply wondeful. If I did not know better, I would swear I was looking at a picture in a magazine. You have a god-given talent! Thanks so much! - just wow!

wendella247 said...

What a beautifully soft, feminine take on this fireplace set. This is stunning.

Traci M said...

This card is gorgeous!! Your shading with all your coloring mediums just brought this image to life! I also love your flooring, did you draw that? Wonderful card!!

Becky Sorensen said...

This card is beautiful. It looks so soft. I love the colors of it.

Melissa Craig said...

Super coloring job - the color combo is very soft and very pretty.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, you achieved the most homey, inviting scene! Wonderful coloring and wonderful effect.

inkedx2 said...

Love the serene colors you used as well as the layout!

Robbie

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Sandra! I love the soft colors you choose. Your card is just perfect.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Gosh - your coloring job is gorgeous! You can really see the light in your card, just look at the stones in the fireplace - WOW!

Little GTO said...

Wow! You have just proven it is beautiful in another season to use the fireplace. I want that in my frontroom! LOL!
Sharon L

kim.mom said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love your choice of colors!

dlove2scrap said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous card. It's absolutely beautiful. It truly is a WOW card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Absolutely breathtaking. This is just amazing. I love, love, love the soft feel this card has.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a stunner! Think this one's definately my favourite of the hop!

Elena said...

I agree with everybody! This card is so breathtaking!So elegant and gentle, gorgeous and amazing, so cozy and warm feeling! LOVE every detail about this BEAUTIFUL card!
Congratulations on the DT, Sandra! I am so happy for you! You are trully Amazing and talented person!

Gail said...

I love the soft color tones you used....very pretty card!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

soft and gorgeous

Cathy said...

Your card is so pretty and elegant. Your coloring is awesome. Love it. Congrats on the DT.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors and the LO. Just stunning!

Deborah said...

These colors are amazing!!!! So pretty.

Michelle said...

Such a lovely card and such a lovely sentiment!

Kim said...

This is beautiful! Elegant, cozy and super sweet. Love the soft colors, the wallpaper, the floor - everything is perfect!

WickedPixie said...

This is so gorgeous! I especially love how the stitching around the edges seems to be matched with he silver stitching on the edge of the ribbon!! :-)Traci

Donna said...

this card is so serene & soft - I want my living room to look like that!

Theresa said...

This is probably the most impressive card that I have seen on this blog challenge...FANTASTIC!!

scrappinfox said...

So pretty - very warm and cozy looking. I especially like the contrast between the soft blues and the bright flames.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love all of the details.

Maureen said...

Oh my - this is too beautiful! Love the soft colors and papers and your perfect little picture!

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