December 25, 2009

Inspired by... Designs by Diana!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and are still enjoying the company of friends and family. I am very excited to share the work of this week's featured artist--Diana. Diana is an accomplished stamper as well as photographer. You can check out her work on her blog and also her flickr photostream. You will be in awe of her talent! Often Diana combines her photography and stamping into lovely creations like this beauty and this one, too. This week I am going to be making cards inspired by Diana's photography.

Here is Diana's first gorgeous inspiration photo:

I love these cheery, pink flowers! Such a pretty arrangement. I love the contrast between the natural beauty of the flowers and greenery against the stone walkway. Plus, pink and grey make such a nice color combo.

Here is my take. (I used this technique to create the brick. BTW Beate's blog is loaded with awesome tutorial videos like the one I used here.)


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are as excited as I am to see more of Diana's stunning photography! See you tomorrow!

Supplies

Stamps: Flower (Hero Arts Digi Kit Poetic Petals), Leaves (Hero Arts Digi Kit Delicate Leaves), Text (Inkadinkado); Ink: Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Other: Dimensional Adhesive (All Night Media), Distress Stickles (Ranger), Misc. Cardstock and Thread, Scallop Punch (Fiskars)

17 comments :

Nancy said...

I'm so excited for this week of inspired creating! I'm such a fan of Diana's photography and crafting!
You chose a great photo to start the week, too. I just love your card, that brick look is so dramatic, absolutely wonderful!
btw-love your adorable new photo too!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful!! So Stunning, I just got that flower and so can't wait to play with it, love the color you put into this!!

Jacqueline said...

LOVE the new blog look and your lovely new photo! TFS!
Your inspiration is teriffic today - what a stunning card, love everything about it!

Sanne said...

Great new photo Jill!!!!
What a great card - love it.....
Looking forward to see more.......
Hugs Sanne

dustypenny said...

Lovely card, Jill! Diana's photography is definitely inspiring!

Diana said...

I am most honored Jill. I too loved the gerber daisy bouquet. I had 3 of them made for the grand opening of The Studio 56 and just had to photograph them. Your card is a PERFECT take on the bouquet. Love the bricks you created. You are very inspiring to me! Thanks friend!

Lin said...

Oh, great choice! It will be fun to see more of Diana's work, and then to see what you will do with her inspiration. You're both off to a bang with these ones!! I love pink gerbera daisies!

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous photo by Diana and an absolutely stunning take on the photo by YOU Jill!! (think i need to try that "brickwall" technique, too!) This is going to be a great week!

Arlene said...

I love the photo. The card reflects the photo. Lovely work.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely inspiration photo. Love how you created a wall behind your flowers!

Nancy said...

Love the inspiration photo and love your card as well!
Great interpretation!

Heather Maria said...

Jill, you look great in your new photo and the new look to your blog looks great too!

I'm delighted that your cards this week are going to be inspired by Diana's wonderful photos!

Love Diana's gorgeous photo today and your card is gorgeous too. The beautiful flower looks wonderful against the brick background. Thanks for the link - it looks like a fun technique I'd like to try.

donna mikasa said...

I love your blog! I am now a follower and will follow your "inspired by" journey......what a great idea! Now I'm going to backtrack and see who inspired you!

I'm a HUGE fan of Diana's photography and her overall work....plus, she's so classy and sweet!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful coloring on that flower! so pretty!

moccavanila said...

Wow...SO beautiful..Jill!
and I love so..Diana's photography too!

Kathy said...

OMG this is a knockout..love the wall with the script..lots of work and just amazing!!!!!! You must be exhausted or your craft room a mess..lol
I so admire u

Deb said...

Finally catching up on bloggers...love this series you do with the "inspired by!" I love Diana's photos, and love what you did with all of them! Off to check out the others! Thanks for the inspiration!