April 15, 2011

Darlene *Day 4*

Well, I'm sorry to announce that this is our last day of inspiration with Darlene. It has been such a pleasure to share her work this week, and remember you can always check out more of her cards and fun videos on her BLOG. Here's our last inspiration card by Darlene:
Darlene's card is full of so much delicious distressing--it makes me giddy! I love the stamping of the subtle script in the background as well as the water splotches. Finally, Darlene's gorgeous butterfly really shines against the darker colors of the background. Here is my take. I decided to do a very inky, distressed background with a contrasting focal point, just like Darlene's butterfly: I began by inking the background (white cardstock) with Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy, and Fired Brick Distress Ink. Once inked, I flicked it with water to create the water spots. The flowers (Penny Black Flower Gallery 30-031) were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Copic X-Press paper. After coloring with Copics I cut out the flower image and adhered it to my card using dimensional adhesive (pop dots). Sentiment by Papertrey Ink. Thanks so much for your visits this week!! :) Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with a little Purple Onion Designs news. HUGS!

13 comments :

Sandra said...

Beautiful! - love them both! Thanks for a beautiful start to my day!
Sandra

Kathy said...

So very beautiful! I saw her card on the HA Flicker group post. You've done a smashing job, Jill. The flowers stand out so beautifully against that background. Lovely!

Lin said...

LOOOOOVE your take on her card!

Ayana Posadas said...

Another gorgeous post! I love Darlene's card and I love your take on it. That background looks so beautiful and vibrant!

Nancy said...

glorious inspiration...'nuf said!
blessings~

Jude said...

I've enjoyed this series. Beautiful cards! Oh so vibrant.

Nadinebd said...

What a lovely series of cards. Cannot wait to play with some of these ideas & techniques.

Tiffany said...

This is awesome Jill! The flowers are totally floating off of the card, such an amazing look! Beautiful blue color!

Chelsea said...

Love your colors in this!

liannallama said...

stunning cards! The water spots really make the card extra special! Thanks for the inspiration!

emarci said...

I love flowers and color! I would love a copy of the book-thanks for the chance!

emarci at hot mail dot com

Jana said...

Both cards are stunning!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning card, think I'll have to try your water trick on a card soon, love the look.