Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pot of Dogwood. . .Inspired by Jill

Hi everyone!

Most of you know the talented Jill Foster but for the few of you who don't, she is an amazingly talented card maker! She has a blog called "Inspired By" that is one of my favorite places to visit each day! Every week, she chooses a different card maker who happens to inspire her, and makes a card based on that person's creation. You can also see her beautiful cards in her photostream here.

So today I wanted to show you a card that is completely inspired by Jill. I used Hero Hues Powder Layering Paper for the card base and embossed the dots using my Cuttlebug. I hand cut the flower pot, stamped it with La Lettre and shaded it using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I stamped the Dogwood and colored them with Copics before cutting them out. I put Glossy Accents over the added white dots in the center of each flower. The leaves were stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and also cut out.



I stamped two different grass stamps and filled them in with Copics to add a bit more color. Then I used Peeled Paint again to add some shading over the grass. The sentiment is from the Big Hugs set and a piece blue string with a small bow finishes off the card.

I want to thank Jill for being such an inspiration! This card was so fun to make and I enjoyed every minute of it! Love ya, Jill!

I work today and tomorrow, then I'm off for TEN DAYS! I'm getting very excited, in case you couldn't tell! I hope you all have a fabulous day with time for creativity!

21 comments:

Stamp In Style (Suze) said...

This is lovely! ... Beautiful Card! Love that Flower Pot and the Blue Dogwood.

Lin said...

So vibrant, and I love this design! I have loved Jill's flowerpot cards, too - beautifully done, Barb!

Nat said...

wow!! love love love this Barb!! Makes me want to buy this Dogwood stamp! :) Your time off of work will be here before you know it! :)

Rosemary said...

another lovely card, barb... so very vibrant!

Jill said...

Sweet Barb! You have made my day! And you didn't even know that today is my first day of work at a new job and your extra kind post has made me smile and calmed my nerves! LOVE this card- the blue is so rich and vibrant! Great shading, too! BIG, BIG, BIG hugs your way, my friend!

alexandra s.m. said...

Fabulous Barb! Look at that depth! Wow!!

Kryssi said...

both pieces are wonderful!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, this is stunning! Your flower cards always so inspiring & beautiful.

Tiffany said...

This is superb! So love how bold your dogwood is and it looks perfect nestled inside the little pot!

Simone said...

This is so stunning Barb! The dogwood is perfect and I love that flower pot! Your flower cards are always inspiring and I love coming by your blog everyday :)

AnitaRex said...

Barb this card is so Jill! I love it! Soooo pretty! I read Jill's comment, what a perfect day for you to have made this for her!

ivy said...

love the flower pot! gorgeous blue!

kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous card barb....love this beautiful stamp... have a great time off...hugs kath xxx

Dawn said...

AWESOME !!!!! what a delightful card Barb. Jill is so clever and how nice to be inspired by her. I can tell you are excited about your holiday... enjoy~

78thistles said...

Beautiful card Barb! Love the blue dogwood flowers.

Joy said...

Barb, what an inspiration to create from, I just adore what you did with this card and that blue really pops right off the page, gorgeous.

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Gorgeous flowers and flower pot!!! Love this Barb! So pretty! Enjoy your time off!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh woow Barb the flower looks sooo adorable...love this....really GORGEOUS card...

donna mikasa said...

Just gorgeous, Barb! I can see how you were inspired by Jill and still made it your own! I just love the blues....

Heather Maria said...

Wow wonderful card Barb! I love everything about it! Hope you are enjoying your holidays!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic card! Loved Jill's and yours is just as beautiful!