April 4, 2011

Inspired by...Sally

Hi everyone! Time for another post where I get to announce this week's featured artist. :) Over the next few days I have the honor of sharing cards made by the talented Sally Sherfield! You'll want to hop on over to Sally's BLOG and PHOTOSTREAM, too, for additional inspiration. Let's get started with this stunner by Sally:
You know me, I LOVE my butterfly cards! :) Sally's is no exception. The warm yellow background is a great neutral backdrop for her pretty pair of butterflies. The pink of the butterflies just makes me happy as does the pretty punch, ribbon, and button embellishing her card. Here is my take. I was especially inspired by Sally's color scheme: I began by stamping the flower (Hero Arts CG194) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Copic Express Paper. I colored the flower with a Copic Marker (Blush). Next, I added white shading and a darker pink to the flower petals using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pastel Pencils. Just scribble on the color and blend with your fingertip. (LOVE this technique, my friends, it is SUPER fast and so dynamic!) The background was distressed using Wild Honey Distress Ink and the background stamp (Hero Arts Magical Background) was stamped in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Sentiment by Hero Arts (CL351). Thanks sooooooo much for stopping by! See you tomorrow with another beautiful card by Sally!

14 comments :

Chelsea said...

Love this big flower! I will hav to try that pencil and smearing technique. How fun!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness! I love, love your flower, Jill! Pink and yellow are such a perfect spring combination. And the way you colored the flower...just delightful:) Off to check out Sally's photostream-her card IS a "stunner" as you said:)

joy said...

Gorgeous cards! Sally is one of my favorite cardmakers!

Ayana Posadas said...

Omg... you colored that flower so perfectly!

Barb said...

YAY!!! It's Sally this week! Love her work! Gorgeous cards from both of you today! Love these colors!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Jill, thank you so much for featuring my cards this week, I am looking forward to seeing your creations this week. Love your take on my butterfly card, so pretty, your flower is beautifully coloured.
Hugs
Sally

Anette H said...

wow, both cards are coooo gorgeous!! Sally is a great source of inspiration, isn't she? Look forward to the rest of the week!

sheila Hnilicka said...

both of these cards are so beautiful! Love Sally's original and love your interpretation! and great to see such spring - y colors!

Dotty Jo said...

Wooohooo! You don't know how long I've been waiting for you and sally to get together! This is going to be one of my most favourite weeks yet!!! Jo x

Evelyn S. said...

I just made a card with this flower....cutting it into layers of different cardstock. I much prefer your version....and I'm inspired to do one that's similar.

Nancy said...

yippee...I love Sally! I love her cards, too! Great job with Sally's inspiration Jill...pink and yellow are so scrumptious together! Gotta get me some of those PITT Pastel Pencils, love what they can do.
blessings~

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Love your take on the card-so very pretty.

peeps said...

What a beautiful card to be inspired by. As always, the shading on your flower is perfection.

Tiffany said...

Delicious colors, I so love pink and yellow together!