March 20, 2011

Sketchbook Sunday

Welcome to another Sketchbook Sunday, my friends. To see my other sketchbook entries, click HERE. This week I continued to have lots of fun with my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft goodies! I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock for the center panel. I stamped the Hero Arts Flower using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The flower was then colored in using Stamper's Big Brush Markers and PITT Artist Pens. The blue background was created using Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils--scribbling to lay down the blue color and then adding water directly over this to blend. Next, I stamped Hero Arts Friend Definition with black ink, dabbing off a few areas on the stamp with a baby wipe before stamping. I adhered this center panel to the sketchbook page. The red background was colored using Stamper's Big Brush Markers and all the black detailing and the quote were written using PITT Artist Pens.

By the way, don't you just love that quote: "Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go." So TRUE! Lately I have been dreaming lots and feel so blessed to see some of my BIG dreams coming true!! Can't wait to share more with you when I can. ;) (Oh, man, here I go teasing you again!! LOL) See you tomorrow with our next featured artist- her work definitely qualifies as "MUST SEE."

13 comments :

Barbara said...

what shall I say? I just love your sketchbook! Visiting your blog is now the first thing I do every sunday morning! Love all of your work!

Karen said...

Another beautiful page. Inspired by your work, I ordered some Stampers Big Pens and am struggling with them. I rewatched Jennifer's video, and reread your tutorial in The Classroom and seem to be doing everything as I should. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm not getting a complete image when I color directly on the stamp, and when I colored with the markers they seemed to "tear up" the paper a bit. I used Memento ink but there was a bit of bleeding as well and it was an image I had stamped quite some time age. Thanks for any help, and for you beautiful inspiration!

emarci said...

Jill, your work is so beautiful and so inspiring! I love how you use color...wow! How big is the journal you are using? I would like to do a similar project and can't get a sense of the size from the picture. I love seeing your entry every Sunday-thanks for sharing!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous!!!! Mmmmm, might have to borrow that quote! Jo x

Nancy S said...

Ooh, how beautiful! I love the combination of the bright flower and the more subtle background. tfs!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the quote too!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Wow what an amazing sketch book!! Wonderful job.

Chelsea said...

Love the brightness of these colors.

Vicky said...

Another masterpiece! Love it, love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

Jill, I really enjoy your style of stamping, etc. It is always so refreshing - your colors so clear. Love this card! You always make me want to set down and stamp! Am anxious to hear of what dreams are coming true for you - that's awesome! Marita S.

Dawn said...

What a stunning page this week... it is a great way to get your ideas down.

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely love it Jill <3

Godelieve said...

Your sketchbook looks fantastic! Another gorgeous page here!