February 7, 2011

Inspired by...Lani and Tiffany Doodles Challenge

Hi everyone! It's Monday and I think I am now caught up from my trip to CHA. I mean really, how does laundry pile up so quickly?! LOL :) This week's featured artist is SO talented, I could look at her cards for hours. You MUST go check out her BLOG. I know you will adore everything she creates. Yep, this week's featured artist is Lani Bin Haider and here's her first inspiration card:Lani's card is so delicate and pretty! I love her red and green color combo. Her coloring has a softness that suits this stamp perfectly. And that sentiment banner adds a bright and fun touch.
Here is my take. I was especially inspired to do a center panel that features the emboss resist technique:
The center panel was created by stamping Hero Arts CG192 Floating Garden with VersaMark ink on white paper and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. Then I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens to color in the image. I was able to color quickly and wipe off anything that went "outside the lines" with a baby wipe. The green background was created by embossing Hero Arts layering paper with a Sizzix embossing folder. After embossing I sanded the raised areas and then colored the sanded areas with a green Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stampers Big Brush Marker. The sentiment is Hero Arts CL351 Friends.

Today is also the kick-off of the Tiffany Doodles February challenge. Be sure to check out the Tiffany Doodles BLOG for details on the challenge and how to win a gift certificate for the new and improved digi store. Here are my samples created by coloring this great image, Stained Glass Heart, with copics and then coloring white cardstock with Distress Ink and flicking it with water for the backgrounds. The text stamp is by Hero Arts, CL479 Dictionary Greeting.

Thanks for popping by! See you tomorrow with another FANTASTIC card by Lani! HUGS!

17 comments :

Dawn said...

what amazing cards Jill.... Love your flower centre card... stunning colouring and your stained glass set is wonderful. You are the Queen of Distress!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Jill!

Barb said...

Wow! All so beautiful, Jill!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill--Wonderful cards! MOM

Kim said...

Jill, these are stunning! I have become a huge fan of your artwork...it always contains so much color and depth, just beautiful! :-)

Nancy said...

So much beautiful color...I come here for a bright shot of color and you never disappoint! Thanks for the gorgeous creativity today, Jill...you certainly give me something to shoot for with my crafting!
bless you, sweet friend~

Sharon D from Canada said...

WOW! Beautiful work, Jill! I love your take on Lani's pretty card! And your stained glass cards are incredible!

Jen said...

These are all just gorgeous!!!! Love them. thanks for sharing.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards, Jill!

coromoto said...

wooooooow great ideas, wonderful job
congratulation jill and bless you always

donna mikasa said...

Your TD cards are just awesome!! I was floored when I saw them earlier...I'm still in awe of your coloring and distressing! Just stunning!

Love your take on Lani's card, too! Off to check out her blog...

Tiff said...

It's been forever since I got a chance to blurf! LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! I'll be sure to email the pics soon! Bug me if I haven't yet ;)

Collette said...

Especially love your TD cards - all 3 so different even w/similar coloring - gorgeous.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful--all of them! Love your take on the TD digie! I happened to make a hanging sign using the same stamp (your first card)! I love that stamp!

Jenny said...

Sooo pretty, love them all!!! :) :) :) :) hugs!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the way your cards look like stained glass. So gorgeous!

CanadianScraps43 said...

These are amazing and they really look like the real thing. You are such a star! Big Hugs.