March 12, 2012

Inspired by...Gina A.

I'm so thrilled to announce that this week's featured artist is Gina Alferez.  Gina makes beautiful cards and I was lucky enough to meet her in person at CHA this year, and let me tell you, she's as sweet as pie! 
Here is today's inspiration card from Gina.  I love that she used a Penny Black Christmas stamp, Poinsettia Script, to create a gorgeous sunflower background. So clever!
And here's my take:
I began by stamping Penny Black 4236K Sunburst onto white cardstock using VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink.  I heat embossed the flowers using clear embossing powder and then colored them with Copics.  Next, I inked the background using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Ink.  Penny Black 2025M Music Note Background was stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, removing some ink with a baby wipe before stamping.  The sentiment, Penny Black Sweet Wishes, was stamped onto Spellbinders Labels 7 using VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink.  The Labels 7 dies were inked with Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Thanks for stopping by! See ya on Wednesday with another FAB card by Gina!

14 comments :

Paula (PEP) said...

I love these colours & seeing how you were inspired by the original to create a card uniquely yours - superb with the twine & pearl & I love the way you stamped the flowers off the edges.
Paula (PEP)
Hope you're settling in OK.

Lin said...

Two wonderfully inspiring cards! Thanks, Jill!

Barb said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous card from Gina, and your take is amazing, Jill!

Elizabeth Allan said...

You and Gina go together like peas and carrots!! Love these ideas, colors and designs. Can't wait to see what the two of you do next!

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous, love the layout, and the off stamping and such beautiful colouring. x

Nancy said...

Yippee, it's my sweet friend, Gina! Your styles are so similar and I love how you used the lovely colors in Gina's inspiration. You've both completely inspired me today. I'm so happy you are back to being {inspired} Jill!

Conniecrafter said...

Both cards are just gorgeous, such pretty colors and neat backgrounds!

Dee in N.H. said...

Ooooh la-la!!! Both cards are just gorgeous!!

Tiffany said...

Really beautiful inspiration for Spring! Beautiful and soothing colors! Love Gina's work and so glad you guys got to meet up at CHA! How fun!

Katie said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Could be used all year 'round.
Ladies, thanks for sharing.

Heather T said...

Both cards are stunning; I love the colour scheme.

Simone said...

Love those gorgeous warm colours. Such a beautiful card Jill :)

Dawn said...

what beautiful colours you both used. It really says "Spring"

codice promozione said...

Such a nice inspiration cards.It look so beautiful.Ribbons are really increase beauty on the cards.Butterfly and sunflower designs are so beautiful.