April 25, 2011

Inspired by...Elizabeth

This week I am so thrilled to announce that our featured artist is none other than the uber-talented Elizabeth Allan. I love her elegant cards with bright colors! You'll want to be sure to check out her BLOG and PHOTOSTREAM. Here's our first inspiration card by Elizabeth:


I just love all of the blue! The overall design is incredibly balanced and eye catching, right down to the pretty ribbon and gem embellishments.
Here is my take. I just had to create something blue and with a circular element:


I began by die cutting the oval using a Spellbinders die. Next I used the die as a stencil and added a light layer of Wild Honey Distress ink to the oval. I stamped the daisy image twice, once onto the oval and another onto a separate piece of white cardstock. I colored the image with Copics, cut it out, and layered it onto the oval using dimensional adhesive. The background was created by applying Broken China Distress Ink to white cardstock and then stamping with a Penny Black background stamp. Sentiment by Penny Black, 3380D Feel Better.

Oh, those pretty daisies are from this set from Penny Black: 30-031 Flower Gallery. I'm creating a mini challenge for myself this week to use this particular set on every card.
See you tomorrow with another BEAUTIFUL card by Elizabeth. Thanks for popping by! HUGS!
PS- I'll be back later today with a winner from last Friday's giveaway. :) Thanks for your patience!

25 comments :

justsomestuffimade said...

Adorable cards, both from Elizabeth and yourself Jill ;)
That's a beautiful stamp set, so I can't wait to see all your different looks with it!
Hugs, Ruth S

Kathy said...

Oh great cards, Jill! Love yours and that awesome flower stamp:)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card by Elizabeth, and Jill your take is a superb as ever! Jo x

Tanya said...

So beautiful! I just ordered this stamp set, so I can't wait to see what you do with the stamps!

Barb said...

Love those pretty blues on Elizabeth's card! Your take is so gorgeous, Jill! Beautiful, the way your flowers look in the lovely oval! Fabulous dimension!

Virginia L. said...

I'm a huge fan of Elizabeth Allen's! Her style and craftsmanship represent the best of stamping!! I love your take on her card--simply beautiful and elegant!

Deirdre said...

I'm a huge fan of Elizabeth's - thanks for doing a feature on her. Love your take on her card. Great way to star the week.

Anette H said...

wow, both cards a so gorgeous, can't wait for the rest of the week!

Nancy said...

So gorgeous...your card is exquisite!
blessings~

Kelley said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the blue. :)

Kelley

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill it is an honor to be a part of your beautiful blog this week. I can't wait to see all your creative visions!! Your card is stunning.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gorgeous card, Jill! Ha ha, a mini challenge for yourself! Fun! Well, that set is gorgeous, so I'm sure you'll meet your challenge! This card is a beauty!
Hugs, Wendy

Jenyfur said...

Fabulous work, ladies!

shirley said...

Beautiful cards. Love the soft background and vivid colors on the image of your card Jill.
Lovely blues on Elizabeth`s card.

joy said...

Love both cards so much - the blues always attract me!

Cathy A said...

Lovely cards by both of you.

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Stunning, Jill!
Full week of giveaways on my blog: dustypenny.com.

Debbie said...

It is amazing what you can come up with each day!

peeps said...

What a beautiful card to inspire you! I love the little blinged out bows on your card - a great touch I just might lift :)

AnitaRex said...

What a gorgeous card to be inspired by!!! I love the blue! And so love your card too, it would make anyone feel better!

Isha said...

Great take on the inspiration photo Jill. Its so elegant n gorgeous. TFS

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely flowers and such a pretty background to go with them!

donna mikasa said...

I'm a big fan of Elizabeth's different card styles. Her work--and yours!--are always so inspiring!

Kathy said...

You both are incredibly so inspiring. So happy you are featuring sweet Elizabeth. Hugs,Kathy