January 20, 2010

Cathy *Day 5*

This card from Cathy is going to AMAZE you:

Prepare yourself for this---Cathy COLORED IN that beautiful brocade pattern! Yes, I repeat, she COLORED IN that pattern! She first stamped it with a light grey and went over it with "very sharp" colored pencils. I don't think it gets any more beautiful than this! What an awesome technique which is executed perfectly here! If you look HERE and HERE you can see a couple other of Cathy's cards where she used this same technique.

Here is my take on Cathy's card. I was very inspired by her bright coloring on the white cardstock. Also, I drew some inspiration from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire when designing this card.

And it's official, I don't know if I can make cards without butterflies! LOL! I think I am going to need a 12 step program and a sponsor to get me off of this butterfly kick!
See you tomorrow with our last card from Cathy! Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your sweet, sweet comments!

Supplies---Stamps: Flourish (Hero Arts CG119), Sentiment (Hero Arts CL342); Ink: Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Black Ink (Stampin' Up), VersaMark (Tsukineko, Inc.); Other: White Embossing Powder (JoAnn's Craft Essentials), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Gems (K&Company), Pearls (Recollections), Tag (ANW/Crestwood, Inc.), Dimensional Adhesive (All Night Media)

21 comments :

Be(e) said...

Love your colorful card today. The butterflies look once again stunning with their gems.

Nancy said...

WOW, Cathy's coloring is AMAZING! I love your colorful card too!

Agata said...

I'm completely blown by this card! My jaw dropped!!! Never thought this is possible! And yours is so beautiful! I love this shading and the butterflies! Don't take any programs to get you off them, please! ;-)

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous, love the swirl of colors as they go up on the card, this is such a treat, warm and sunny colors on a very cold and dark day here!

Hannah. F said...

WOW! is there a better way to say it? Lol. Jill I love your colorful take on Cathy's card, both cards are amazing!

Sue McRae said...

Love this technique by Cathy and the colours on both cards are just so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Don't even think about not making your gorgeous butterfly cards...I love the beautiful butterflies you create!!! What's wrong with you, girl!! LOL
marilynv19

Sanne said...

This is so beautiful - as you know I LOVE butterflies - this is perfect Jill!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Jill - don't go cold turkey on butterflies, you do them so beautifully! jo x

alexandra s.m. said...

Heehee!! Love your card Jill!

Alice Wertz said...

both cards are beautifully colored! love those cheery pretty colors!

Pat Castillo said...

Lovely!!! I just stumbled on your website a few nights ago and I've been loving it so far!!!

Nancy said...

I'm still as amazed by Cathy's card as when I first saw it...seriously, has she got some skills or what?...not to mention patience! I'm completely charmed by your lovely offering today, the bright colors are the perfect antidote to the cold winter weather outside.

Virginia L. said...

Wow! What a great inspiration from Cathy! You do such an amazing job with this card! I'm laughing about the 12-step program...Dr. John wants to sign me up (his program is called 12-stamp program-starting with the biggest stamp/butterfly and cut down to smaller ones-LOL)!!!

AK Donna M said...

She what?!!! Oh, my! That is fantastic work. And I love your take on it. Both lovely!

Lucy Abrams said...

2 more incredible cards. I too could not believe Cathy's creation when she first showed it. That takes dedication. And I LOVE all your butterfly cards. keep at it. :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Wow Jill, your butterfly card is wonderful. Love all the colors that you used. I love all the butterfly cards that you make; I never tire of them. Keep up the good work.

Diana said...

super great pastels, Jill!

Heather Maria said...

Wow Jill another two wonderful cards! I remember being amazed by Cathy's colouring technique on her gorgeous card. Love your beautiful card inspired by Cathy. Such a beautiful background and there's nothing wrong with a butterfly addiction!! Love your butterfly cards.

charli said...

love both cards--beautiful!

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