November 13, 2009

Inspired by... Nancy!!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to featured Nancy (nancyljk on the Hero Arts flickr site) this week! Her creations are always so fun, cheery, and one-of-a-kind. Not only is Nancy a talented cardmaker but she is sweet and always has an insightful "thought of the day" on her blog. If you are ever in need of some inspiration, you must visit her photostream on flickr!

Here is Nancy's beautiful card for today:




I love so many things about this card, I'm not sure where to begin!! First of all I can't get enough of Nancy's bright red butterfly! I love the way she created a border using the circles with flowers on them. Nancy's color choices are unique. They create both a fun and elegant feeling for this card. Finally, all of the wonderful textures on this card add to its appeal!

Here is my take on Nancy's beauty:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to come back tomorrow-- I can't wait to show you more of Nancy's FABULOUS cards!!!

Also, my sweet friend, Lori, came over last night to make some cards. She is a talented artist and drew her own digital mermaid to use on her card! Yes, I said drew her own digital image! She posted her first entry into the Hero Arts challenge on flickr. I'm trying to get her hooked as it is so fun to have a crafting friend to create with!! Especially when she happens to be as sweet and fun as Lori! :) I'm sure she would love your sweet comments so be sure to stop by here.

Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Butterfly Stamps (Martha Stewart), Sentiment (DOCCO25), Grass (SU! Inspired by Nature); Ink: Black Ink (SU!), Chestnut (Memories Dye Ink Pad), Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaColor Ultimate Pigment Ink 68 Atlantic; Other: Misc. Cardstock and Pearls, Dimensional Adhesive, Watercolor Pencils (SU!), Pink Paper (Cosmo Cricket), Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Flower Punch (Punch Bunch), Corner Rounder (EK Success), Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)

12 comments :

shawnte said...

congrats on the feature nancy. you deserve it, your cards are so beautiful!

Sanne said...

Great take on Nancys card Jill ! That butterfly is gorgeous.

Jacqueline said...

Congrats to Nancy for being featured. I couldn't remember ever seeing that card Nancy made - I will have to visit her photo-stream! Both cards are so pretty and inspirational!

Lin said...

Oh, this one's a beauty, Jill! Love your take on Nancy's card!!

Rosemary said...

A gorgeous card from Nancy and a fabulous inspired by card from you!!

Nancy said...

Thank you so much Jill for the honor of being your inspiration this week. Your kind words are truly appreciated! I just love your beautiful butterfly card today....you sure traveled back in time to find your inspiration, I had forgotten that card, one of 5 made for a co-worker for Mother's Day.
Blessings to you, sweet Jill!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I don't remember seeing this card either, how crazy is that... as it is a knockout! Beautiful work ladies!
marilynv19

Susan McRae said...

Love the butterflies and colours on both cards, both are beautiful!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Jill, Wonderful card--Love your butterfly.

Suzanne C said...

So glad you featured Nancy! She is very inspirational both in words and art!

ivy said...

nancy's great inspiration! great pick this week!

Heather Maria said...

Delighted to see Nancy featured on your blog this week Jill. She creates such wonderful cards! I haven't seen this card by Nancy before - it is stunning. Your card inspired by Nancy is wonderful too.