February 19, 2010

Inspired by...Carole!

Happy weekend! Our next "Inspired by..." artist has such an eye for color and details, I just know you will adore her cards! Get ready to feast your eyes on 6 days of inspiration by... (drumroll...) Carole! Make sure you check out her PHOTOSTREAM and BLOG, but only if you are ready for some serious eye candy! (and I'm a little partial to THIS post--*wink*)

Here is our first inspiration card by Carole:

This soft, delicate beauty just takes my breath away! I love the shadow stamping behind the fern. And the torn vellum for the sentiment is extra FAB! Carole is a master of the clean and simple style and this creation is so calming and pleasing to the eye!
Here is my take:Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with another Carole-ish card! :)
Supplies--Stamps: Butterflies (Martha Stewart), Sentiment (Papertrey Ink), Grass (Hero Arts S5316); Ink: Black Ink (Stampin' Up), Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Copic Markers (B34, B29), White Gel Pen; Other: Misc. Cardstock and Thread, Stickles (Ranger), Pearls (Recollections), Dimensional Adhesive (All Night Media), Vellum (ANW Crestwood)

26 comments :

Sanne said...

What an eye catching butterfly - stunning!

Suzanne C said...

Ooohhh Ahhhh... Both are stunning and love the colors you chose for your butterflies accent color.

Be(e) said...

Excellent pick, Jill! Carole's cards are always so elegant and a real inspiration to me too! Gorgeous blue butterflies you created here! Love how you copied the torn vellum for the sentiment.

Julia Aston said...

The inspiration card is lovely with that fern - and your take with the beautiful blue butterflies is just breath-taking! thanks for coming by my blog and saying hello! glad to have found your blog too - off to check out your other creations!

Lin said...

Lovely cards! This will be a great week! The torn vellum adds such an interesting element.

Diana said...

Love that fern Carole! Great card. FANTASTIC color combo with the wheat and bright blue butterflies Jill. Love, love, love, coming to visit you!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, how gorgeous and love that torn vellum! I am about to post a card with a torn vellum effect.... wish i had thought to stamp it!!!! Jo x

moccavanila said...

You both are so talented! and both of the card are STUNNING!!!

Sasya said...

both cards are sooo beautiful!!!

but Carole.. she's genius...

carole~ish said...

waaaaaaaaa!!!
i am out of my chair here!!!
i cannot beLIEVE i am an "inspired by..." personnage.
thank you SO much, jill.
this means the world to me. :)

your sapphire-blue butterflies are just dazzling. wish i'd thought of this!!

CinnamonSally said...

Both cards are stunning, that fern is amazing so life like and your butterflies are beautiful jill. Will have to get the vellum out of the bottom drawer I think.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Wowzers Jill! Both of these are true STUNNERS! WOW! :)

Virginia L. said...

Both are BRILLIANT! You and Carole have your own distinctive styles and I can't wait to see what's ahead !!

Gwendolyn said...

Wow they look great!

dustypenny said...

Lovely!

Barb said...

I remember this card by Carole, and I loved it! Still do! Thanks for showing it to us again, Jill! It's beautiful!
Boy do I love your take too!! My goodness, those are some of the most stunning butterflies I have ever laid my eyes on!! They are so beautifully colored and in such a vibrant blue!! Love the grass stamp behind them too! Wonderful creation Jill! :)

Agata said...

So beautiful! I love this format! And also the torn vellum, must try this (as so many more things from your cards)! Your butterflies are so gorgeous again, wow! Thanks for your visits and comments and attempts on French - no laughing whatsoever!!! You're sweet, Jill!

shirley said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

I was cleaning my craft room last night and came across a small piece of vellum and thought `what am I going to do with this` Now I know!
Thanks for the inspirations!

Barbara said...

These are both beautiful ! You probably get tired of hearing me say this but I just love what you do with ink! Your butterflies are stunning!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful! Your choice of format and colors are divine for the sentiment!

xox

Tiffany said...

Both cards are so delicately beautiful, love the softness of your background and then you add that punch of color with the bold blue butterflies!!

Alice Wertz said...

thanks for introducing me to Carole, Jill! I LOVE her style and both cards are just stunning today! you are such an inspiration!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow... this is beautiful! Love all of your cards! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment! Glad you found me and I was able to find you! :)

Jacqueline said...

Both cards are gorgeous and I too love this format of card, TFS!

Joy said...

Hi Jill

I think that both of these cards are just stunning, both you and carole have done an amazing job. Love everything about them.

Heather Maria said...

Wow both of these cards are stunning Jill!Love them!