November 1, 2010

Inspired by...Brit

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a nice weekend--I can't believe that it is already November! What happened to October??!!! I'm so excited to announce that our next featured artist is...Brit Swiderski! Brit is not only a super talented cardmaker and scrapbooker, but she also is a natural at tutorial videos. I always find tutorials to be super inspiring, so I will be linking you up with some of Brit's this week. Here's our first card by Brit:
I love this warm, red and yellow butterfly card! Brit's watercoloring is amazing. You can learn all her secrets by watching her tutorial video HERE. I love how Brit has combined stamped images, punches, gems, and patterned paper into such a beautiful, cohesive card. And the design of Brit's card is so eye-catching!!
Here is my take. I was inspired by Brit's watercoloring, so I went for that look on my card. I inked the gorgeous wildflower stamp by Hero Arts using Distress Ink and heavily spritzed it with water before stamping.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you just can't wait until tomorrow to see more of Brit's work, you can always hop over to her great BLOG.
Stamps: Flowers (Hero Arts CG170), Sentiment (Unit IB-20)

21 comments :

Lin said...

Love these colors! We're off to another fun week!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Simone said...

Love both of these! The colours are gorgeous and i always love your distressing Jill :)

Barb said...

Love that you're featuring Brit this week, Jill! She's not only a talented card maker, she's a sweetheart too. (I was lucky enough to meet her at Scrapfest!) Beautiful colors on the cards today! Looking forward to the rest of the week! :)

Tiffany said...

Oooh, fun, so happy you're featuring Brit, she is definitely fun, full of spirit and love her youthfulness and beauty of her cards! Love the bright oranges and yellows on both cards, dreamy and summery!

Brit Swiderski said...

Jill, I love your card! You have such talent for being inspired by other cards and putting your unique twist on them. Thank you so much again for featuring me on your blog; I'm so excited for this week and see what you come up with for your other creations and what cards of mine you choose!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love love these colors and the different techniques!
TFS Jill!

Christiana said...

I think it's great that you're being inspired by Brit as much as I am! I agree -- she's a natural with tutorials, she makes it fun, and so easy to understand and want to try to duplicate.

Beautiful cards here by both of you! I love that distressed and spritzed strip along the left side -- gorgeous! I can't wait to see what else you come up with this week!

Sharon D. from Canada said...

So very pretty, Jill! Gorgeous colours and watercolour effect! And your background is so yummy!

Nancy said...

Amazing cards...looking forward to some fabulous inspiration this week with you and Brit!
blessings!

AnitaRex said...

Wow Jill love those colors and the watercolor! And yay for Brit! Love that butterfly! :>

donna mikasa said...

Brit's cards are fabulous! Love your take on her card and the wonderful watercolored look! Beautiful!!

Anne said...

How fun that you are featuring Brit this week! Just love the colors on this wonderful card Jill- love the water spritzed stamping!

Alice Wertz said...

love Brit's card! beautiful take on her card, too! love the beautiful colors!

Dawn said...

What gorgeous colours Jill... love your watercolour image.

Agata said...

Gorgeous colors!!! Love those water splotches!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jill! Love, love, LOVE your distressed graduated background and splotchies! :-)

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

I love the colors on your cards! So pretty!!

Virginia L. said...

You-QUEEN of Distress Inks!! Love love this!

Disp6194 said...

Love this card! really pretty!

Christina Foster said...

Jill, I absolutely love this one!