June 28, 2010

Inspired by...Mariana!

I'm so glad you have stopped by today. This week I will be featuring one of my favorite cardmakers-- Mariana Grigsby!! I can't tell you how thrilled I am to share her work on my blog this week. Speaking of blogs, be sure to check out Mariana's BLOG and PHOTOSTREAM for lots and lots of inspiration. Here is our first card by Mariana:

This card is the perfect example of the professional and polished look of Mariana's creations! I love the color scheme on this card-so bold and regal. The flower is colored perfectly and looks wonderful on that panel of kraft cardstock. Finally, the button, twine, and punched border round out this stunner!
Here is my take:


Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you tomorrow with another of Mariana's awesome cards! :)
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL400, CL342), Splatter (All Night Media)

32 comments :

carole~ish said...

mariana is an incredible cardmaker!!
both of these creations are GORGEOUS!! i love how you've darkened things up a bit ~ the colours are just amazing & i love every delicious detail. wow. ;)

Joy said...

Oh Jill, your Mojo is certainly back with a bang, I so love your interpretation of Mariana's beautiful card, both are exceptionally stunning.

Sarah said...

Stunning cards, ladies! Love the rich, warm colors!

Suzana said...

I admire your work!

Anne said...

Wow- both cards are really amazing- love your take on her card- love the darker colors here and all the black and white highlights on your flower!

Barb said...

Gorgeous cards today, Jill! Mariana's style is so crisp and beautiful! Love your take on her card! Your flower just glows!

Sue McRae said...

Mariana makes amazing cards and your take on hers today is beautiful!

sheila said...

wow
1 love both of these examples! the colors are so vibrant!

Sanne said...

Love the "unusual" color combo on your card Jill - great design!!!!

Sasya said...

wow, both cards are just adorable!

Eva said...

Your card is amazing!!! I love the flower sooo much!

Pat Castillo said...

I check your site EVERY day and always admire your stuff...but today's card is breathtaking!!! LOVE it!

Ayana Posadas said...

Jill.. you chose one of my most favorite crafters this week! I LOVE all of Mariana's work!... And you have done such an excellent job with your card, once again! Your card is SOOO pretty! The turquoise and red look so striking against the black background. I absolutely love it!

marianagrigsby said...

Hey Jill!!! Thanks so much for the chance to be your guest!!! I am so excited :) I love your interpretation of my card!

travelingmama said...

Isn't Mariana completely amazing? And such a sweetheart too! I love both of your cards! Hugs!!

donna mikasa said...

I'm a big fan of Mariana's work and your take on her card is gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning....

Vicky said...

Jill this card is so beautiful! I love the colors and the background and everything on it!!!!! Just gorgeous.

Dotty Jo said...

How fabulous! Jo x

Tiff said...

Mariana's cards make my heart sing! And your card IS BEYOND fabulous!

Darien said...

WOW!!! You girls Rock!!!!! Love both cads!!!!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

i LOVE Mariana's beautiful simple style!! thanks for featuring her!!! i adore your beautiful card!! gorgeous take on Mariana's version!

Barbara said...

WOW Jill, both cards are just incredible! SO very pretty! :-)

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh MY!!!!!!!!
Jill, this has to be one of my FAVORITES of all time!
I can't find the words to describe it!!
a STUNNER!!!

BRAVO!

78thistles said...

Beautiful card Jill! The colors are gorgeous. Wonderful job on the coloring with the dark edges and lighter center highlighting the flower image.

Cindy Lee said...

Mariana's work is defnitely clean and gorgeous! Love your take on hers, Jill! You have a unique style too! I love how you stay true to your own style!

Tiffany said...

Mariana's work is a fav of mine! Absolutely delightful cards from both of you!! Radiant is all I can say, the flower you made just pops right off of the card!

Melissa said...

Amazing! I love how the turquoise bead makes the paper pop. Beautiful job!! (shhh..I like yours even better...)

Dawn said...

WOW - you have done an amazing job with this one Jill.... totally stunning.

Agata said...

I love Mariana's cards! And here you come with this inspirational week that promises to be excellent! Just like this first card you made! It is fabulous!!! I love the speckled kraft borders!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both cards are so stunning! Wow!! Fabulous!

Be(e) said...

love your take, Jill! These colors are amazing and that flower stamp ... Every time I see you using it, I'm falling more and more in love with it.

Suzanne C said...

Love the highlight of your flower and can see the inspiration!