May 20, 2011

Denise *Day 3*

Today is our last day of inspiration with the wonderful Denise. You can see lots more of her FAB cards on her BLOG and PHOTOSTREAM. I saved one of my ALL time favorite cards of hers for today: How stinkin' adorable is her card? Seriously! I love her coloring and of course I love her color scheme as well. The orange and light aqua are perfect together! Oh, and who could forget those cute embossed clouds?
Here is my take. I was especially inspired by her color choices and overall design/sketch (I turned it on it's side): The flowers, Penny Black 3633K Clusters, were stamped on white cardstock. I colored the flowers with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist pens. Next I applied a light layer of Glossy Accents on the flower petals and sprinkled with Sparkly Fluff (close up below). The background was distressed with Broken China and Crushed Olive Distress Ink. For the embossed panel on the left hand side of the background I used Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock. I love that this paper has a white core allowing me to emboss and sand it down for a little more texture. The orange background was created by distressing white cardstock with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Again, here's a bit of a close up of the Sparkly Fluff:



Oh, you will also definitely want to check out the Penny Black blog today. Each designer has been playing with beautiful PB stickers. Shall I tease you with a peek at my card? :) Go HERE to see more!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I am going to be doing LOTS and LOTS of stamping. What do you have planned? I hope you will have some time to be crafty, and remember, if you do, please upload your Penny Black stamped projects on flickr to the Penny Circle...
I'm still looking for featured artists for my reader inspired blog week next week on the Penny Black Blog! HUGS!

15 comments :

justsomestuffimade said...

Great cards from both of you! That colour scheme really packs a punch ;)
Love the embossed details you've each gone for!
Hugs, Ruth S

Kathy said...

Love both cards! The critters are so so cute and your card is beautiful. Love your coloring, Jill! And the sneak looks cool:)

Lin said...

Adorable card by Denise, and I love your take on it, Jill - both of them show off each of your styles so well!

Nancy said...

Such a wonderful week of inspiring designs, Jill! I'm never disappointed when I visit your blog, you always provide just the spark needed to get my creativity going.
Have a great weekend of stamping...keeping you and your pups in my prayers!

Cindy said...

Adorable! i could spend the whole day looking at these cards!

Anette said...

Amazing cards from the both of you!! Love that color scheme too!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill I love the colors of your card. Beautiful blending and design. You and Denise are both wonderful artists.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill I wanted to let you know that I saw your sticker card on the Penny Black blog - jaw dropper!

Cathy A said...

Beautiful inspirational filled week Jill and a superb sticker card!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

You are correct in saying Denise's card is stinking adorable! Got a giggle out of this tired lady!

I love your card. It's beautiful! ;D

Dawn said...

Love those colours together...not ones I use, but both these cards are so inspiring.

Peet said...

Love both cards, Jill! Stunning!!

Sarpreet said...

wow! i love your gorgeous cards and interpretations of cards. It is truly stunning and inspiring. I have put a couple of cards into the online Penny Black Gallery. Would love your opinion in what you think of my cards, although they are not near as good as yours. Here is a link to my gallery:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98824323@N00/

Simone said...

Such beautiful cards from both of you! Jill your card and colouring is stunning as always :)

Lynne Phelps said...

I absolutely adore your blog and always look forward to your take on the inspiration card! I have a favor to ask. It is so hard to read the description of your card when it is italicized and in a lighter color. The legibility really goes downhill! I would be so grateful if perhaps you could use regular text, as that is the part of each blog post that I am the most interested in! Thanks so much, and keep up the inspiration! Your blog is so special.