August 30, 2010

Inspired by...Nichol Magouirk

I am pleased as punch to announce that this week's "Inspired by..." artist is none other than the AMAZING Nichol Magouirk. It is such an honor to be sharing her work on my blog as she is truly one of those top-notch stampers whose work is always spectacular. Nichol's BLOG is a treat as well-- always full of videos, Copic tutorials, links, and of course her cards and scrapbook pages. Well, are you ready for our first inspiration card by Nichol? Here you go. :) Too cute; right? To begin with, I love the design of this card- the green and yellow panels in the background, a central panel, and the fun colorful banner at the bottom. Nichol's coloring is out of this world. She is such a pro at shading and blending. I also love the way she has masked the image of the little boy so she could add those soft subtle clouds behind him. Finally, the twine and buttons are the perfect finishing touch!
Here is my take:Thanks soooo much for stopping by! :) See you tomorrow with another FAB card (hhmmm...or maybe a scrapbook page....) by Nichol!
All Stamps Hero Arts (CL389, CL272, CG125)

34 comments :

Joy said...

Oh how exciting, I am super happy that Nichol is the inspiration for you this week, her work is fabulous, creative and what a talent. So excited to see what beautiful creation you come up with Jill, my talented and inspiring friend. You always know how to WOW! me and I know that you both will this week.

Sarah said...

YAY!!! Too VERY talented ladies here. Fabulous cards! Looking forward to this week VERY much!

debbie said...

Love these Jill, Nichol's card is just adorable and your card is fantastic with the way you blended your colors and the color combination itself!

CinnamonSally said...

Great cards Jill, Love Nichols card the bunting decoration is fabulous and I love the colours of your card, you are the queen of distressing!!

Kelly Booth said...

SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! Love both of these sweet designs!!! It is going to be a FUN week!!

Barb said...

Won't this be a special week!? Nichol is so talented! Love her sweet card today! And what a gorgeous take, Jill! Amazing colors! Your house just glows!

Ayana Posadas said...

Great take on Nichol's card! The colors look absolutely striking and fabulous!!!

Nancy said...

Nichol's work is always so charming and this card is a perfect example! Looking forward to a wonderful week to your inspired creativity, Jill. If this card today is any indication of what we will be seeing, we are in for some fabulous eye-candy! Love the two-tone background with the Friend Definition and your coloring of the house and the landscape behind is so perfect. Love your sentiment tag too!
bless you!

Jenny said...

Great cards, love them!!! :) :) :) :) :) Cant wait to see the rest this week.

AnitaRex said...

Nicol is crazy talented! Love your take! Love the colors! Looking forward to this week!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the colors on your card... as always, love your takes on other stunning cards.

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

I love everything Nichol creates! She is so talented! Jill, your card is amazing too! So pretty.

shirley henry said...

Both cards are so cute! Love the colour combinations.
Looking forward to the rest of the week!

BeeBeebabs said...

Great cards you did a wonderful job on both tfs!!!

Alice Wertz said...

Nichol's coloring skill is amazing! so glad that you are featuring her! fabulous take on Nichol's card! wow! LOVE the beautiful rich colors!

Barbara said...

Two beautiful cards!!!! I am in love with both of them Jill!
:-)

Hannah said...

Oh my!! loved nichol's card when i saw it on her blog! love love love! how you added the curtains.. just the right touch of detail! brilliant!

Hannah said...

Oh my!! loved nichol's card when i saw it on her blog! love love love! how you added the curtains.. just the right touch of detail! brilliant!

Hannah said...

Oh my!! loved nichol's card when i saw it on her blog! love love love! how you added the curtains.. just the right touch of detail! brilliant!

Tiffany said...

Wowee! Both of these are fabulous cards, can I come live in your adorable house Jill!! I think I could stay there and hang out for awhile and 'smile' real big too!

Tiff said...

How awesome are both cards! Nichol is pretty inspiring! Your take is fabulously colorful and happy! It makes me smile :)

Diana said...

Love the pennants and your card is darling Jill!

Simone said...

This is so pretty and fun! Love those colours! Beautiful card Jill :)

Lin said...

Fasten your seat belts, ladies, we are going to be flying high! Great start to a wonderful week, Jill!

Nichol Magouirk said...

your card is AMAZING, Jill! Everything about it is perfection! That friendship background text stamp is my favorite. Beautiful, as always! xo

Michelle said...

2 of my most favorite card makers on 1 blog this week...be still my beating heart. I have found heaven!!! Your card is INCREDIBLE! I love your colors, your layering, the twine and button. It's a perfect match to Nichol's card!! I am very excited for this week! ;)

Virginia L. said...

LOVE Nichol's creative work! Beautiful work, Jill!

Nat said...

love your gorgeous take on Nichol's beautiful design!! Both are wonderful!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

fabulous cards and I love your take!
TFS!!

vera rhuhay said...

Wow...Both are Gorgeous!!! and You Both are Incredible Talented!!!

dustypenny said...

Lovely cards. Hugs.

Suzanne C said...

Sweet image and love your card!

ivy said...

both cards are equally gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Love Nichol's work! Her cards and layouts are always amazing! Love your take on her card--your coloring is fabulous as always!