July 19, 2011

BLOG TAKEOVER- Day 2

Well, if you loved Sarah's blog takeover yesterday (and of course we all did!) then I'm sure you'll find Nancy's blogging just as delightful. Take it away, my sweet friend:




Hi there, it’s Nancy, trying out the director’s chair here at Inspired by…..
Who hasn’t been inspired and filled with amazement when visiting Jill’s fabulous blog? I’m sure you can imagine my delight to be here today as the guest blogger! So while Jill is knocking everyone’s socks off at CHA with her extraordinary talent, let’s get inspired.

Jill’s penchant for deep rich, saturated color always makes her cards standout from the rest….they are all such eye-candy! Her photo-stream is just one gorgeous card after another. It was difficult to choose just one card as my inspiration but this one captured my imagination; I love the Penny Black Music Background and of course the rich warm colors that are Jill's signature.

I decided to use all the same elements Jill used on her lovely creation; flower image, 2 butterflies, music background on a raised panel and of course those fabulous colors.

I started with the Music panel; I stamped PB Music Background with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on white cardstock (Neenah Solar White). I trimmed the panel and lightly covered it with Wild Honey Distress ink (I love this gorgeous warm color and use it a lot!) Then I went around the edge with Vintage Photo. This panel was layered with black cardstock.

For the background panel, Penny Black Paisley Outline was stamped using Antique Linen Distress ink on white cardstock. I blended more Antique Linen over the whole panel and used Vintage Photo to add some deep color and contrast around the edge. I mounted this to a white top-fold card base.

For the butterflies, I colored with a red Copic marker R27 on the Music Background scrap and punched them out with a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.

The flower is from Hero Arts clear set Big and Small Flowers. I stamped the large flower 3 times with Tuxedo Black Memento ink then colored one with red, one with magenta, and the center of the third one with yellow. I used the stem with leaves from the same clear set. I used these Copic Markers for all of my coloring: R27, R46, RV17, Y15, Y19, Y38, YG05 and YG07.

My sentiment is a favorite SRM sticker added to white cardstock and layered with black cardstock. My only embellishment is a bit of black crochet thread tied in a bow around the music panel.

Thanks for joining me today; it is such a thrill to fill in for Jill today and even a greater joy to count her a friend. I hope you’ll visit my blog, Happy Heart Studio; I just may have a little blog candy for you! Blessings ~


Ooh, blog candy? Nancy, you are too sweet! Thanks for your beautiful card and post. I'm honored to call you friend, too!! And before I go, here's a peek at a set of cards I have over on the Mementos Blog. You can see individual pictures of each card and a photo tutorial HERE. http://www.ilovemementos.blogspot.com/

17 comments :

shirley said...

Nancy, I love your take on Jill's card. Your big flower is gorgeous!
Off to check out your blog :)

Kathy said...

Definitely a great take on Jill's card, Nancy! Blog candy eh? Guess I will check it out. Jill, can't wait to see how you did those sweet cards!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, ladies! BOTH so inspiring!

Tanya said...

Wonderful cards today! Nancy awesome job on guest blogging!

Tanya said...

Wonderful cards today! Nancy awesome job on guest blogging!

Barb said...

Hi Nanc! How fun to see you guest blogging for Jill! Your take on her card is fantastic! Love your big flower and the way you added the music to the butterflies! Well done, my friend!

Lin said...

LOVE both these wonderful cards! Nancy, your take on Jill's card is spectacular - love the color combination and the mix of flowers and music and butterflies!

judy said...

I love your card, Nancy!!

sheila said...

wow-both cards are great! I just love your take on Jill's card Nancy, and Jill, your card is just lovely!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful work all around! Love yours and Nancy's cards!!

Kelly Booth said...

Unbelievable card Nancy.....I Just Adore this!! I think we are all inspired by Jill everyday!!

Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are just beautiful! Jill's MOM

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the two cards Nancy! The colors are gorgeous. The flowers against a music background on each of these looks great.

Dawn said...

fabulous take over Nancy. Your card is wonderful as is Jill's.

Conniecrafter said...

great take on jills card, pretty center to your flower, and like the music notes on the butterflies!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Nancy your card is a stunner. Love the beautiful earth tones that you used and that big flower is just astounding. Great take on Jill's gorgeous card. Hugs.

Ida said...

Wonderful take on Jill's card. They are both just fabulous.