May 10, 2011

Inspired by...Vicky!

First of all, thanks to all of you for your AWESOME response to my PB&J video yesterday. In case you missed it, you can still catch up on the Penny Black blog HERE.

Now onto this week's featured artist...drumroll.......Vicky Papaioannou. You can see her awesome work and videos lots of places: her BLOG, PHOTOSTREAM, and over at LilyPad cards. Here's our first inspiration card by Vicky:
Vicky's card is sooo cheery! The bright yellow is like warm sunshine on a summer's day! I love that yellow ribbon, too! Here is my take:
I began by stamping the flower image, Penny Black 4160K, with black ink on Nestabilities Labels 11 and also onto white paper. I inked the background of the die cut piece with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Ink. Next, I stamped the script, Penny Black 1999L, in Forest Moss Distress Ink. The flower was colored using Copics and the leaves were colored with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Markers. I cut out the leaves and flower and mounted them to the die cut piece using dimensional adhesive. The card base began as white cardstock and was distressed using Wild Honey and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The background stamp, Penny Black 40-046, was stamped in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

Thanks so much for looking! See you tomorrow with our next PRETTY card by Vicky! HUGS!

24 comments :

Joy said...

Oooooooh! WOW! I so want that stamp, Jill your card is stunning....Hugs!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful Jill. Great warm and sunny colors.

Chelsea said...

Love the bright white flower!

Kathy said...

Oh gorgeous card, Jill! Love, love these colors-very warm and happy:)

Isha said...

Love the warmth in your card Jill. I adore Vicky's card and you have really made a die for inspirational card.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Lin said...

LOVE them both - what is better than daisies!

Barb said...

Oh, goodie. . . .Vicky! This week is going to ROCK! Loving both cards today! Gorgeous!

Cathy A said...

Absolutely stunning, love both cards!

Ayana Posadas said...

Oooh! I love Vicky's work! What a great week. :)
These cards are both beautiful. Your flower and background stamping are gorgeous. Oh, and yes, I saw your video yesterday too. LOVED it!!! I'm so excited to be getting a weekly dose of PB&J from now on. Yay! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning cards!

Rupa said...

Gorgeous card! I love your take on it, so cheerful for this time of the year! I absolutely loved your PB&J videos, I learned so much! I hope they stay on that site for a long time for us to go back to and refer to them?

Virginia L. said...

Excellent choice of inspiration!! Beautifully done!

Dotty Jo said...

Simply a-mazing!!!!! Jo X

Cindy said...

I am loving green! I am making a card for a wedding, thinking of getting a little green in! So pretty!

Sharla said...

Your card is so pretty, I love the vibrant colors!

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwww, I love how you made the flower white with all the color around it. I wouldn't have thought to do that. LOVE the look!!

Vicky said...

Jill i am a big fan of your blog and your cards. I can't believe you are inspired by my cards this week! I am so honored! Thank you my friends. You really rocked this one! I love it! So much better that the original! LOL!

Jeanne Dudgeon said...

I adore this card. This stamp has to be mine soon! You make me want to stamp the night away.

Dawn said...

beautiful take on Vicky's inspiring card Jill...

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeousness! Love your take on Vicky's card!

Michelle said...

WOW Jill! You make that flower just jump right off the card!!! Vicky's card is AMAZING too. I love all the texture she got into the flower with the colored pencils. AMANAZING!! Ah such talent in both of you!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the center too, great coloring, enjoyed your video too

CanadianScraps43 said...

Where do I begin? Wow is a good start! I love the softness of Vicky's card but so love how you gave those colours a little humph with your distressed tones. So love how you added your pics to your blog post by adding a frosted look around the photo. So cool. I love this flower stamp. It is stunning and love how you did your center. The die cut shape is wonderufl and love the text and shading in the center bg. This is so brilliant with the background, but yet demure with it's ever elegant white flower- the lead role in this performance. TFS.