December 10, 2009

Pia **Day 6**

(note: after you check out Pia's beautiful card, scroll down for my entry to Lucy's challenge)
Here is our last inspiration card with Pia:

I can't get enough of the colors on this card-- so striking! I love the plaid, too. The scallop shape adds to this lovely design. The beautiful patterned circle is the perfect place for Pia's gorgeously colored butterfly to perch! Finally, Pia's beautiful photograph shows off this unique birthday card!

Here is my take. I was inspired by the plaid in Pia's card and also her beautiful butterfly. My card is also for Lucy's card challenge -- "Wings and Strings." I used Tim Holtz's technique with alcohol inks to make the plaid and I stitched the grass on top of the Stampin' Up grass stamp. Thanks again for looking! And I hope you all believe me when I say I just love reading your comments and when you just stop by to take a peek!! I have been completely blown away with all of your kind comments and encouragement this week! AND Pia-- thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

See you tomorrow! :)
Supplies
Stamps: Text (Inkadinkado), Grass (Stampin' Up), Butterfly (Martha Stewart), Sentiment (Hero Arts JS143); Inks: Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz), Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Black Ink (Stampin' Up), White Ink (ColorBox); Other: Scallop Rectangle (Nestabilities), Twine (Darice, Inc.), Misc. Cardstock, Glossy Paper (Kodak Photo Paper)

16 comments :

GrammySue's Creations said...

Love your version of Pia's Butterfly card. Great job and thanks for your words of incouragement that you left on my blog. God bless.

Rosemary said...

Pia's card is gorgous, Jill! Your take on her card is astoundingly beautiful!!! Love it!

Sanne said...

What a stunning card you came up with here Jill - wooow! Love it!
hugs Sanne

Nancy said...

You really rocked that alcohol ink plaid...and how inventive to use it for the butterfly!! You amaze me! Thanks for sharing the talents of Pia this week, all of your cards have been wonderful inspiration!

Heather Maria said...

Wow what a way to finish your week inspired by Pia! Brilliant card Jill. Love the gorgeous text and stitched background and your butterfly is stunning!

Susan McRae said...

Love the plaid inspired paper you made for the butterfly and the grass stitching is perfect!

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - what a stunning butterfly Jill. So so beautiful.

Vicky said...

Adorable! Another great card!

Diana said...

Super love everything you and Pia create.

Clare said...

the butterfly is amazing - going to check out that technique right now! :)

Jacqueline said...

Both are super gorgeous - love how you stitched the leaves!!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful both of these cards are! You are both so talented and I have enjoyed this week tremendously! It has been a joy to see Pia's lovely work and your's!
marilynv19

Stamping Cafe said...

Gorgeous card, Jill! Love everything about it!!

ivy said...

love the plaid on pia's card and your stitching adds such fun to yours!

Lynda (JoyfulStamper) said...

I missed your blog last week with all my wedding craziness, but I'm checking it out now. Wow, is all I can say. Great pick with Pia, and love your take on this card!

lynda said...

Love these, again. I have wanted to make scalloped cards, but wonder how they fold without disturbing the scallops. How do they open?