January 10, 2012

Inspired by...Dina

This week's featured artist has a beautiful style. I could spend all day going through her blog- there is so much eye candy!  Introducing... Dina Kowal.  Here is her first inspiration card for today:
Is your jaw still on the ground?  Mine is!  This has to be one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!  Here is my (very humble) take:

I began by stamping Penny Black Sundial with VersaMark Ink onto white cardstock.  I embossed this with white embossing powder. I colored the flower using Stamper's Big Brush markers by Faber-Castell.  The blue background was created by coloring with various shades of blue and green gelatos directly onto the paper.  I blended the gelato using my fingertip.  The orange/yellow background was created by rubbing a Wild Honey Distress Ink pad directly to my white cardstock.  Sentiment by Penny Black. 

Thanks sooo much for stopping by!

19 comments :

Joan B said...

both are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Wow, Dina's card is amazing!! But yours is just as gorgeous:) Really love the sentiment too.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill and Dina these flowers are gorgeous floating amid the blue backgrounds! Two spectacular designs!

Dina K. said...

I love this! Love how you pulled the gold in to the color mix, and your use of different media - so cool! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve! Hey, will you be at CHA?

Paula (PEP) said...

The blue gradations in both are quite stunning & your's Jill is a lesson in colour theory all by itself. Love your sentiment too & the way the banner extends either side.
Paula (PEP)

Misti said...

I drool over Dina's cards all the time! I wish I had a smidge of her talent!! You did a great job with your card!!!

Barb said...

Wow! Dina's flower is stunning! Love your gorgeous take too, Jill! It's always so fun to see your interpretation of others' work! :)

Pat said...

Both cards are beautiful!!!

Sheree said...

You've done a fabulous job on your card!! Love your colouring, embossing and layout.
Well done!
Hugs,
Sheree

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Another beautiful card today Jill!

Sandra said...

OH MY! Beautiful!
Dina's piece is breathtaking ... and then Jill's WOW!
Sandra ltb

Simone said...

Such a stunning card! Love that breathtaking background and bright colours :)

Dawn said...

Both are so stunning Jill. You really took great inspiration from Dina's card.

Elaine said...

May all your Dreams come true and Birthday wishes! Happy Birthday, Jill!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Holy Cow!!! What an awesome set of cards! Both are simply gorgeous! ♥♥♥

Katie said...

Love both of those cards. The colors are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Nasir said...

Blue background and the embossing is in a very creative way.
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Tiffany said...

Both of these are amazing! The flower on the first card really is floating! Love your interpretation on her card!

Deb said...

I really love your take on this. The colors and embossing really make this pop. It would be great with so many open images.