August 12, 2011

Alexandra S.M. *Day 4*

Happy Friday everyone!  Today is our last day of inspiration with the lovely Alexandra S.M. but don't be sad, you can always check out more of her work on her blog HERE.  This set by Alexandra is beyond cute!
Alexandra's creations always have that little "extra something" that make them so interesting to look at.  I love the exposed corrogated cardboard on both of these.  And the way she has tucked in the bottom of the circle is genius.  And don't forget her subtle stitching around the top portion of the card!  I was especially inspired by the overall layout of the card on the left and the bird theme.  Here's my take:
The birds, Penny Black 4024J The Forever Dream, were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Copic X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and then the entire image was cut out.  They were adhered the oval, Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Edge Oval (inked with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink), using pop dots. Torn paper inked with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Upper portion of card inked and stamped with Fired Brick Distress Ink.  Background stamp by Penny Black, 40-048 Paisley Outline.  This piece was then pierced using the Sew Easy Tool from the back.  Finally, the raised pierced holes were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-072 Air Mail.  Thanks again, Alexandra, for the AWESOME inspiration this week!!

And before I go today, I just wanted to thank you all again for your visits and support.  I feel like I just can't say this enough---your kindness means soooo much to me!  And as a small token of my thanks how about a GIVEAWAY?  The AH-mazing Jennifer McGuire has given me one spot to give away in Summer Card Camp.  Wait a minute, you're thinking, Summer Card Camp is over; right?  Well, yes, but you can still join in on all the fun!
Go HERE to read how you can still play along!  And if you are interested in winning a spot, just leave a comment on this post.  Winner to be announced in one week on Friday, August 19th.  If you win and you've already taken the class, you can give it to a friend. :)




44 comments :

Anette Eakins said...

Beautiful card as always! Love how you did the twine on this one.

Chelsea said...

Great card ... Love the torn edge!

stamping sue said...

those two birds are just lovely and your coloring is beautiful. thanks for the chance to win class.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

I love your take on Alaxandra's card Jill! I am in love with those birds and that beautiful Paislee background!

justsomestuffimade said...

Stunning cards ladies! You're both an inspiration ;)
Thanks, Ruthx

Kathy said...

Jill, your card is lovely! The birds are so sweet and the coloring is spot-on of course!! I'm sure the class will be a blast the second time around:)

artistamyjo said...

Love the cards,you both did a great job.

Deb said...

I really like your work Jill!
Thanks for a chance at the Summer Card Camp.

Barb said...

I'm sad that it's the last day. I have really enjoyed this week with you and Alex! Gorgeous cards today! Thanks to both of you for sharing your talent!

judy said...

Lovely cards!

78thistles said...

Another pretty card by both of you today!
Really loving that paisley background.

Lillian Child said...

Always fun to see your case cards! And a chance at a summer camp spot? Priceless!

Dianne Johnson said...

I always love your cards! Thanks for a chance to win the class.

Ann Marie said...

Those lovebirds are so cute! And I'd love to win.

Chris Space said...

Since I started paper crafting with SU and CTMH home party purchases, I am always amazed that your incredible creations start with white paper! P.S. Winning sure would be a great way to end my summer! While you'll be watching the school buses go past your house in a couple of weeks, I'll be watching them pull up to the school I teach at. (Boy do I wish I could do what you are now doing!!!)

Tiffany said...

Aw...I remember that darling birdie card and tag set that Alexandra made! Your card is exceptionally beautiful, Jill! Pls. don't enter me in the class. thx.

Carol said...

What a great use for cardboard. Always so amazed by what you are inspired by and the beautiful cards that your guests and you create. Would love to win that card class....thanks.

Chunyuan said...

Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

nancyjane said...

Really enjoy your blog and your bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon Peele said...

Jill, I love your take on Alexandra's card!! Wonderful job on the Paisley Outline background!! at first site, I thought it was printed DP paper!! All the techniques, you used, are awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win the classes too!!

Valérie said...

Your card is beautiful...very beautiful!!!

Karen said...

I love the colours you used on this card, great inspiration, thanks. I would like to be entered into the class draw. I have never taken a class online and I am nervous to try.

Sally said...

Thanks for another great week of inspiration and a chance to win a great prize!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the background stamp you used. The coloring on the birds is stunning.

Colorado Crafter said...

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the Card Camp. It sounds like a lot of fun!!!

Pam said...

Another gorgeous card! How do you do it? You're amazing! Thanks for the chance to win the class.

Tona said...

Love your card, as usual! Everything you do is always so inspiring.
Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Jennifer's class.

Susie said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Of course!
Thank you for the chance to win at spot in the class.

Gill said...

What gorgeous cards. Thank you for the opportunity to win a place in the class.

SherylH said...

Two beautiful cards! I always enjoy seeing how you can take inspiration from another project and make it similar but your own. Thanks for all the inspiration that you provide too!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

love your blog and Alex's inspiring projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

alexandra s.m. said...

AMAZING take on the card Jill!
You've spread fairy dust all over my humble projects all week!
Thank you, I'm on Cloud 9!!

Hugs~

l birt said...

love your style in distressing and would really love jennifer's class.

Atif said...

Both cards are gorgeous and fabulous cards designing....

Plastic cards

Sarpreet said...

both stunning cards, hi - i have your blog as one of my favourites. And I always visit your blog = and wow and stunning are always the words that come out of my mouth. I will try more to leave comments on your blog.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

That summer class looked so fun...glad they are still offering it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill you amaze me with your inking techniques!

Petti said...

I have to admit every one of your card is just so great! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your coloring....it is perfection on every card. I just wish I had your talent :-) Julie H. in MN

pcm said...

Thank you for another chance to win a spot for this class!!!

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

I absolutely love your birds and how beautifully you colored the. I have also added Paisley Outline to my must-have wish list! Thanks for the opportunity to win a chance for this class!
PS So excited to get your Copic Class DVD in mail!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Sorry so late popping in to comment but I had trouble actually doing so. Not sure why. Maybe on my end. Anyway I am able to today! Yay! So love this card. It is totally stunning. Love that there is such a difference between the two designs. More is so fun and whimiscal and than yours is so elegant and charming. Just gorgeous work babe. Hugs.

P.S Add my name to the draw as well please. I didn't get to do it like I wanted too and felt really bad because of it. Would be so cool if I could win this! Lol. Thanks sweetie for your kindness.

Agata said...

Gorgeous take on those beautiful creations! And, am I too late to take my chances? If not, that's cool!

Beth said...

Jill,

First of all, I want to tell you again how much I look forward seeing your creativity! Thanks for all the time and energy you put into your work and video. Stunning!
Second, I can't wait to see the video on how you made this card. The torn brown layers are fascinating. And punching from the back--genius!

Can't wait!
Beth