April 25, 2012

Inspired by...Stephanie

I'm honored to announce that our featured artist this week is Stephanie!  She is super talented and creates awesome cards, ranging from bold clean and simple designs to beautiful layered elegant work.  Here's a look at Stephanie's inspiration card for today:
I just love the orange and red color scheme and the beautiful layered stamping.  The ledger background contrasts beautifully with the natural floral stamping.  Oh, and I LUV that heart cut from the center of the butterfly!
Here's my take:

I began by inking Penny Black 40-107 Posies with Distress Stains (Fired Brick, Wild Honey, and Peeled Paint) and stamping onto patterned paper. The sentiment is by Penny Black 40-132 and was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.  The large butterfly was cut using Spellbinders Butterflies Two die, stamped with Penny Black 30-114 Puzzle Parts using VersaMark ink, embossed in white, and then I applied Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles) to the die.  The embossed background is Penny Black paper, EP402 Lattice White.

Thanks again for popping by! See ya tomorrow with another peek at a card using NEW release Penny Black stamps.

17 comments :

Joan B said...

both are gorgeous!

Marja Sch said...

Wow such a wonderful cards. Hugs marja

Anette said...

WOW! Both cards are out-of-this-world-beautiful!!!!!

Isha said...

Both the cards are stunning Jill. Gorgeous combo too. TFS

Tenia Nelson said...

Love both cards dearie!!!!

Barb said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Love the softness of Stephanie's and your fabulous, bold take is awesome, Jill!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Always love the bold colors you use! wonderful.

Katie said...

Both cards are AMAZING!
The colors you used were perfect! Love the embossing folder on yours.
Actually, I love everything that you did on this card.

Nancy said...

I'm loving the warmth of the the colors....absolutely gorgeous inspiration and your Mother's Day card is extraordinary!
Hugs~

Brenda said...

That's a beautiful take on Stephanie's card Jill! I love the watercolour effect on the flowers!

Paula (PEP) said...

Super the way you made a tag from the ledger paper & trimmed it with your own unique signature embellishment of twine & pearls. The little butterflies are especially lovely the way they echo the heart of the big one. The stamped detail of the large butterfly is another lovely touch too.
Paula (PEP)

Aimes said...

Yay! Love Stephanie's work and love yours too so this is a bloggy match made in Heaven! :)
Hugs!
x

Heather T said...

Both cards are lovely, Jill, especially the gorgeous blend of colour you have achieved on the posies flowers.

Stephanie said...

I love love love your take on my card Jill & I'm so very honoured & humbled to be featured on your FABULOUS blog - thanks a million :) xxx

Conniecrafter said...

Both are just gorgeous!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous watercolor effect! Very stunning!

Melissa Shea said...

Love all those details and coloring! Fabulous!