June 14, 2011

Inspired by...Anika

I'm so thrilled to announce that this week's featured stamper is Anika! She has a fresh style that is sure to inspire. You can see lots of her fab cards on her BLOG and PHOTOSTREAM. I know you'll want to check it out! :) Here's our first inspiration card by Anika: I love Anika's paper piecing on her flowers! What great colors, too. And finally, that yellow/orange strip with the sentiment is a great finishing touch-- don't you just love the way the one leaf extends over the edge?
Here is my take:


I began by stamping the flowers, Penny Black3601J Pansy Party, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. They were stamped on the die cut piece (Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 7) and once again on another piece of white cardstock. The die cut piece was distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Next, I colored the flowers on the plain white cardstock using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Markers. The flowers were then cut out and adhered to the die cut piece. The sentiment, Penny Black 30-064 Good Catch, was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then distressed with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. The background was embossed (Cuttlebug Swiss Dots) and then inked with Broken China Distress Ink.

Thanks so much for visiting! See you tomorrow with Anika's next inspiration card. HUGS!

26 comments :

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful design Jill. The color combination is fabulous and the distressing is the perfect compliment.

Karen said...

hey Jill.....love you new avatar photo....you look so cute!!
Hope you are well...love your card. You are amazing.
have a great day.
k

Jana said...

Love both of these! So pretty

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Love the bold colors!

Chelsea said...

Love the shape and fun colors of the card!

Brenda said...

Great card by Anika Jill! I love those flowers. I love the softness of your blue backgound and then the boldness of the flowers on it, very pretty card and great design!

Kathy said...

Oh both cards are beautiful! I love the deep colors you chose, Jill and love your new avatar photo! Cute!

debbie said...

Both are great!! :)

Barb said...

A fun week ahead! Love both these beautiful cards, Jill!

reen said...

ohhhh, cool card. And I love the new photo!

Anni said...

Hi Jill,
thank you so very much for chosing my blog for your inspiration! I´m very very happy!
Your card turned out so beautiful!
I´m looking forward see for all the week card!
Anika

Aunt Donna said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Love the colors and the flower choices. Nice new picture Jill! You look quite happy! :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful inspiration today, Jill! I love how you both made the simple 3 flower design so special! Love your cute new profile photo too!

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is beautiful. I love the whimiscal feel to both cards. Love your take on Anika's card. Love the colours. So bold and vibrant. Thanks so much for your ever encouraging remarks on my blog. Your such a doll! Love ya! Hugs.

Disp6194 said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous :)

Virginia L. said...

Wow! What a PERFECT choice! I love love love Anika's cards and guess what!? I'm the proud owner of this masterpiece of Anika's! It is beautifully displayed in my craft room shelf. I love your interpretation of Anika's card! Truly gorgeous!

Anette said...

OMG, I love both cards!! Gorgeous design and colors! Love your new avatar photo too, Jill!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Love tose gorgeous flowers. The vibrant colors are so pretty.
Oh, and I love your new blog photo too! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

Love those gorgeous flowers. The vibrant colors are so pretty.
Oh, and I love your new blog photo too! :)

justsomestuffimade said...

Great cards both of you - I love the vibrant colours against the kraft ;)
Cute new blog photo btw, hugs, Rx

Tracey said...

SO FABULOUS Jill!!! You changed your photo right?!?! Looking good girl!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love your card!!! tfs!!

Simone said...

This is so beautiful Jill! Love those bring fun colours and that cool card shape! Love your new blog photo too! :)

Tiffany said...

Love the super fun colors on both cards! Love your new profile pic too, you are too cute!

Mendi said...

Really love both of theses! Those 3D flowers add so much to the cards! :)

Conniecrafter said...

oh ao pretty, love the colors in the flowers and the curvy framing