December 12, 2009

Inspired by... Virginia!

(After you check out Virginia's great card, be sure to scroll down for my Caardvark's entry.)
I am so excited to feature Virginia on the blog this week! Her cards are as sweet as she is! If you are ever in need of some fabulous inspiration and a smile, be sure to check out Virginia's blog and photostream! But, I'm warning you, if you visit Virginia's blog when you are hungry the results could be disastrous-- she frequently posts pics of her delicious cooking! :)

Here is the first inspiration card from the lovely Virginia:

Every time I look at this card I can't help but smile! The bright colors are so cheery. I love the glossy butterflies and Virginia's coloring is divine. The scallop stamp along the sides complements the gorgeous text background. Finally, the gems add the perfect touch of sparkle.

Here is my take. This is also an entry for the Cardvaarks challenge- to use a digital element on your card. My digital element is the bird from Brandy Buffington's kit "Sketchy Birds."Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with another of Virginia's fun cards!

Supplies:

Stamps: Bird (Brandy Buffington Digi Sketchy Birds), Leaves (Hero Arts CL298), Sentiment (Papertrey Ink); Ink: Black Ink (Stampin' Up), Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Other; Misc. Cardstock, Gems (Brenda Walton), Flower Punch (Punch Bunch)


10 comments :

Lin said...

I love this card of Virginia's - it has so many pleasing elements. Yours is gorgeous also, Jill - I like the various leaves and the sunset feel of the background.

Jacqueline said...

I love how you got your inspiration today, just using Virginia's design for the corners - both beautiful!

Clare said...

Love your take on Virginia's beautiful card! :)

Nancy said...

I'm so glad to see Virginia's lovely work as your inspiration! Her card is so special. I love the blended colors on your card, it's the perfect background for your focal image. Good Luck with the Cardvaarks challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Jill! you took the inspiration to a whole new level! I love the striking colors of the background and the use of digital image and stamps. FABULOUS entry for the Carrdvarks challenge!! Thanks so much for featuring my cards this week. It's truly an honor :)

Heather Maria said...

Jill, I'm delighted you are featuring Virginia this week - I always love seeing her wonderful cards.

Virginia's card is absolutely gorgeous and I love your card inspired by her. Such an amazing background and I love the images silhouetted against it. Looking foward to the rest of your week inspired by Virginia!

Anonymous said...

So glad you are featuring Virginia's work this week! She is such a special lady, and her work is so beautiful! Both cards presented today are lovely indeed!
marilynv19

Tiffany said...

Gosh, I can't tell you how much I LOVE this bird and the way you did your background, super gorgeous job!!

judkajudi said...

Virginia's work is inspirational!! And your take on her work is awesome. Love that you share!

Sue-ann said...

Great card!