January 4, 2011

Karen *Day 2

Check out our next card by Karen:
Um...yah, I think I could be here all day telling you what I love about this one!!!! The blue and green color combo, the window effect, the script text, and those beeeautiful butterflies....ABSOLUTE GENIUS!!
Here is my humble take:


And yes, I know that leaves aren't blue, but when you're stamping they can be; right? :)
I began by stamping the beautiful foliage stamp (a new Hero Arts fav!) with light Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I colored over the stamped images using colored pencils. The card was then lightly distressed using Forest Moss Distress Ink around the edges and the script was stamped using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The butterflies were punched from white paper distressed with Forest Moss Distress Ink. Finally I edged the entire card with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added the sentiment banner.


And here's a fun link for you--a great video by Tricia Morris at Club Scrap, showing off Faber-Castell's new Color Gelatos-- click HERE to watch! :)

Thanks for looking!! See you tomorrow! HUGS!
All Stamps Hero Arts (CL497, K5344, CL477)

15 comments :

Steph Mitchell said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I can see why you love that card because I do too!! Yours is lovely too, even with blue leaves, which I hadn't noticed until you said!

Kathy said...

Well I can only echo the above sentiment...wow, wow, wow!!!! Your inspiration card is gorgeous, but I love yours all the more because it is so doable! I love how you take something quite complicated and reinvent it making it inspiring and scrap-liftable. Love the blue leaves too :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful card by Karen! What patience to cut all those windows out! Love your card Jillian, the coloring of the leaves looks so soft and wispy, even in blue!

Barb said...

Yup! Blue leaves are fun! That card by Karen is amazing! Love your take, Jill! Gorgeous colors and wonderful shape!

Sue McRae said...

Love the colours on both cards, beautiful!

Nancy said...

Golly...loving these gorgeous cards in green and blue, they are so fabulous!

Tiffany said...

Really fabulous colors, love your pencil outlining technique!

QuiltNCards said...

Ditto! Loved the cards! Also, enjoyed and learned alot from the video... thanks for sending me there. I've never thought of using my positioning tool (period) but never thought of it as a safe guard. I've made lots of mistake images - save them for a collage - and then have to make the image again cause something didn't print right. Thank you again!
<3 Terri

Conniecrafter said...

Both are beautiful creations, that is what I like about stamping we can have any color leaves we want and they look perfect :)

Dawn said...

fabulous Jill. Leaves are stunning in the blue with the butterflies in the green. Watched the video and can't wait till the Gelatos make it here to NZ

Lin said...

WOW - Karen's card is a real stunner and I love your take on it! These colors are so gorgeous!

Tiff said...

Oh my wow! These cards are sooooooooooo gorgeous! Drop-dead gorgeous!

Sandra said...

beautiful, just beautiful!
Sandra ltb

shirley henry said...

Stunning cards!

Sharon D from Canada said...

SO very beautiful, Jill! And I love your unexpected blue leaves!