April 12, 2011

Inspired by...Darlene


Thanks everyone for waiting for this post! Sorry I am a bit behind. This week's featured stamper has an eye for color and fun designs, oh, and by the way, she is super sweet! :) It is.......Darlene! You will want to spend some time over at Darlene's blog- she makes fun videos to go with most of her cards! Here is our first inspiration card by Darlene:

I love the way Darlene has stamped the butterflies in a row along the side of the card- what a great design idea! Her distressed stamping is so pretty. Finally, the touches of black in Darlene's design give it a great finished look. Here is my take: I inked my fern stamp (Hero Arts S5154) with Distress Stains (Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, and Broken China). I lightly spritzed the stamp with water before stamping onto white cardstock which had been lightly distressed with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Sentiment by Hero Arts (CL491). Cardbase distressed with Wild Honey Distress Ink.
Thanks again for your patience in waiting for this post and I'll see you soon with our next GORGEOUS card by Darlene!

12 comments :

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards, Jill! Welcome home--MOM

joy said...

Darlene's butterfly card is so pretty and your fern card is just GORGEOUS! I love them both.

Joy said...

Both of these cards are truly gorgeous, love the watercolour effect...simplicity at its best..hugs!

Kathy said...

Oh the color combinations for these cards is amazing!! Joy, your card is awesome! I love, love the huge sentiment!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love your card with the fern and the watercolor effect! Always look forward to seeing your creations. Beautiful car.

Ayana Posadas said...

Beautiful cards! I love Darlene's work!

Sharla said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the cards you are inspired by and love your take on them. The sentiment is awesome too!

Kari Webster said...

How cool is this - I have loved Darlene's cards for a while now!! You picked a great lady to inspire you. This is the first time I have know about this "Inspired by....blog" I like it!! It show cases more talented crafters!


Kari
www.kwcarddesign.com

judestersworld said...

Awesome cards! I have the butterfly and fern stamp too so looking forward to playing with them. Jude

Dawn said...

WONDERFUL Jill... both Darlene's card and your take on it. Love your ferns coloured like that

shirley said...

Both are cards are breathtaking!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the look those stains give to the project!