April 10, 2011

Sketchbook Sunday

**Updated 4/10** I just got home late from Copic Certification class in Phoenix (such a great class, BTW) so I will post our next featured artist tomorrow--can't wait much longer to share her awesome work! ;) Thanks for your patience, my friends.** It's been a while since I had a Sketchbook Sunday post on my blog so I'm excited to share today.To begin, I've had several questions about the size and type of my sketchbook. It is 6.25" by 8.5". It is nothing special- just a cheapie I bought at Michaels with a 50% coupon. To begin creating this page, I cut a smaller piece of white cardstock (center panel with flowers). On this cardstock I stamped and masked the flower image multiple times (Hero Arts CG194) using a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Marker in black. I colored each flower with a Stamper's Big Brush Marker, adding a darker shade to the center of each petal and blending the ink with my fingertip before dry. Next I used my new FAVORITE tool, a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft white Pastel Pencil to color near the tips of each flower. I blended this with my fingertip, too (so fast and easy). Finally, I added a white Candi dot to the flower centers. Before adhering this center panel into the sketchbook, I stamped Hero Arts Friend Definition CG125 with a black Stamper's Big Brush Marker directly on the page in the sketchbook. Sentiment by Hero Arts. Thanks again for visiting, my friends!! See you tomorrow with our next featured artist!

25 comments :

Isha said...

This is so Awesome and Gorgeous Jill. TFS and looking forward to see more every Sunday.

justsomestuffimade said...

Stunning! It's such a feast of colour - I wish the flower border in my garden could be as vibrant (let alone my stamping!)
Hugs, Ruth S

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous. Love the crisp white centers with the vibrant flowers.

Lin said...

Beautiful colors, and I love them against the text, Jill!

Shawna said...

This is beautiful Jill!

Barb said...

Wow, wow, wow! So beautiful!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

This idea would go great on one of my journals, Beautiful colors!!

Karina Beck said...

WOW, I love it!!

Nancy said...

Such brilliant talent you possess, Jill!! Gorgeous color and design, definitely a favorite!
blessings~

Sarah said...

Oh my! This is STUNNING!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful and you make it sound so easy!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful and you make it sound so easy!

Mari said...

Jill your flowers are gorgeous! I bet everyone covets your notebook! :D (especially me!)

Kathy said...

Jill this creation is amazing!! I love the flowers, the colors, the blending, and how they pop on that text background. Really, really gorgeous:)

Brenda Devall said...

Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful. I love the colors you chose, they go so well together. I'm going to try this technique using my copics and distress inks. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Pat Castillo said...

LOVE your page!!!! Inspires me to try the technique...

Vicky said...

Jill I love your sketchbook projects! Keep them coming!

Tiffany said...

Wonderful overlay of colors on this beautiful flower, perfectly gorgeous! How fun you are Copic Certified! I would love to take a class if we could get one at our LSS.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...and it's absolutely fabulous; great colour. Love the background newsprint.

Simone said...

WOW! This is stunning! You are amazing with copic markers! :)

Heather Ruwe said...

these color are gorgeous. love it! :)

snazzyoriginal said...

Absolutely stunning! I am so excited that I already own both these stamps so am doubly grateful for the inspiration.

Agata said...

Wow!!! Triple wow! Amazing creation, Jill!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ohhh myyy gosh!!!... Jill, this card is GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!!!

Jenny said...

Ok this really has my jaw on the floor!! :) :) :) You really should work for HA!! I would love to see you in action!! :) :) :)