October 25, 2010

Inspired by...Shari

Okay, I must admit, all last week I was counting the days until I could announce that the next featured stamper here on "Inspired by..." is the one and only Shari Carroll!! Yes, you heard me right-- thee Shari Carroll, Hero Arts artist, author, and artist extraordinaire! You can find her creations all over the web, including on her awesome BLOG! Let's get started; shall we? Here is our first inspiration card by Shari: Shari's box card is sooo elegant! I love the way she has crafted this card into a box. In fact, she has a tutorial for this technique HERE. Shari's subtle tone-on-tone stamping really makes this a beauty. And I love the pop and brightness the white embossed flower gives to this card. And isn't Shari's butterly colored perfectly?? Of course!! And finally, the twine on the flower is a great texture to finish off this charmer.
Here is my oh-so-humble take on Shari's box card:

All Stamps Hero Arts (CL389, CL383, CL428, S5433, CG125)

Also, today is a very special day for me over on the Hero Arts blog. I want to give a HUGE shout-out to the super sweet and talented Jennifer McGuire for choosing me for this honor. Working with you and sharing a day on the Hero Arts blog is like a dream come true! BIG, BIG, BIG hugs!!!

34 comments :

Joy said...

WOW! on both of these cards, another great week ahead with two my favourite amazing and talented gals.

Isha said...

Absolute Elegance and both are stunning. TFS Jill.

Sarah said...

Yay! So happy to see both Shari and your creations together. You both ROCK! Love both cards today.

Congrats on your day on the blog! Can't wait to see what you and Jennifer have come up with!

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous cards Jill, Shari is just amazingly taleneted isn't she! Must pop over to the HA blog and take a peek... bet it'll be wonderful! Jo x

Barb said...

I've already stopped by the Hero Arts blog and LOVE each of your cards! Amazing! And what a fun week here on your blog too, Jill! SHARI!!? YAY! I've always loved her style and her box cards are a fave! Love your gorgeous take!

So happy for you today! Hugs! :)

Simone said...

Yay! Another awesome week of cards! Shari is one inspirational gal and so are you Jill! I always LOVE your cards and your day on the blog was so fab! :) cant wait to see more of your wonderful creations this week :)

pcm said...

congrats! you so deserve it!

Lin said...

You so deserve this day, sweetie - enjoy it! And this week will be a highlight, too - will be great to see Shari's work and your take on it!

Deirdre said...

Jill, congrats on your day on the HA Blog... amazing creations... adore them all. Love what Jennifer created too.

Adore Shari's creation and what you created .. amazing.

Hugs to you on your big day.

Ayana Posadas said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! Great work with the inspiration!

Virginia L. said...

Humble no more as yours is just as outstanding!! Love your take on Shari's card! Can't wait to see more!

CinnamonSally said...

Great cards Jill, Shari's box card is stunning and I love your take on it.

Big Congratulations on being featured on the HA blog love, love, love all your cards you are a fabulous distresser!!!!

donna mikasa said...

First of all, CONGRATS on being featured with jennifer today! I've been waiting for this day with baited breath! Your cards are truly amazing, Jill--you are Wonder Woman!

And looking forward to seeing more of Shari's wonderful work and your inspiring takes, too!

Anette H said...

Congrats on your BIG day, Jill! So well deserved!
I adore your take on Shari's card, it is truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!

Sharon D. from Canada said...

Your take on Shari's gorgeous box card is beautiful, Jill!!! And a big congrats on your day on the Hero blog - I love seeing your gorgeous work and talent profiled there!

Jen said...

Just AWESOME!!!! Thanks for sharing!!
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I remember her box card - loved it then - love it now.
And I love your take on it.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

And I would love to know how you got the little brown dots on the edge of your circle - looks like splatters, but if I did it, it would be all over.

Anne said...

Your version of shari's card is just amazing Jill- love both of your creations! So happy for you to have your day on the HA blog as well- no one deserves it more than you!

Agata said...

Wow! Great cards and TWO artists extraordinary!!! :) Huge, huge congrats on your WAD!!! Enjoyed those tons! Hugs to you!

dustypenny said...

Great cards. Congrats.

Mari said...

Beautiful card... and CONGRATS! :)

Tiffany said...

Love Shari's work and your take on Shari's favorites of blue and brown is perfect!

Barbara said...

Love your card and of course the box card. Just finished two halloween box cards inspired by Shari's idea. They were so much fun!. I loved your cards on Hero Arts winaday. Congrats on being chosen! You and Jennifer were a great team.

Clare said...

Awesome - how fun to do it with the famed Shar! ;) I love the box, and your card is just beautiful!
Loved the WAD cards - loved each and every one! So happy you got picked! Hugs!

judy said...

Your take on Shari's beautiful card
is stunning! Congrats on having your
work featured on the HA blog-- your
cards are lovely!

Sandra said...

Shari's card is beautiful - but yours is too! I love our style!
Sandra

Tejal said...

Just amazing!! Your take on Shari's Card is stunning! Congrats on being featured on the Hero arts blog...

Dawn said...

Cool card today Jill and a huge congrats on making Win-a-day... you so deserve to be there!!! You are so inspiring.

Jacqueline said...

Love this Jill, such a great design!
Really enjoyed your cards on the HA blog yesterday!

AnitaRex said...

Jill I am so happy for you and your day on the HA blog! So deserved by you! Such lovely cards you shared! Love this week's designer! Such a great card you picked and I like how you used an oval! :>

Alice Wertz said...

so happy that you are featuring Shari this week! it's going to be fabulous! beautiful take on Shari's box card!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jill! Love your take on Shari's card. It is truly amazing! And super big CONGRATS! on winning a day with Jennifer on the Hero Arts blog! :-)

Edith said...

This is so beautiful! Great colors and lovely details!
Hugs
Edith