May 18, 2011

Inspired by...Denise

First of all, I want to thank you again for the kindness and prayers you sent my way yesterday for Toffee. I think we need a group hug!! :) I am still quite worried about him because he is just not himself yet, but am hoping that he will be getting into his usual trouble soon! I updated yesterday's post HERE.


Now onto some crafting! This week's featured artist is an incredible cardmaker with coloring skills that are to-die-for. Please join me in welcoming Denise Marzec to "Inspired by..." You can check out lots of her stamping on her BLOG and PHOTOSTREAM. Here is our first inspiration card by Denise:



Could Denise's card be any more elegant?! I love the soft colors. And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (ummm.. did I say LOVE??) the overall design. That folded corner with the pearls is perfection! Here is my take: The main panel of this card began entirely as white cardstock. I began by adding Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Broken China, and Wild Honey) to small areas around the edge of the card. Next I masked these areas with circles and removable adhesive. While masked, I applied Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick Distress Ink to the background. Next I lightly misted this background with Glimmer Mist. I removed the masks and stamped the flourish (Penny Black 3859H) with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I stamped the floral image (Penny Black 3949H) onto the background as well as another piece of white cardstock. The flowers were colored with Copic markers and then cut out and and glued to the main panel. Sentiment by Penny Black (30-032).




And before you go I just wanted to mention that next week will be my first week hosting at the Penny Black blog. I'm soooo excited! I will be sharing cards in the same format as I do here on this blog, only there will be a new artist each day AND I will be choosing my featured artists from the Penny Circle flickr group. I'm already starting to search for my inspiration cards.... Oh, did I mention the inspiration card and artist will be posted on both this blog AND the official Penny Black blog? And one may even sneak into a PB&J video.... So if you've been waiting to upload to Penny Circle card pool, why not jump in?? :) I'm on the hunt for some fresh inspiration!

Big hugs to you all and thanks again for your kindness and prayers for Toffee!!!! I feel like I just can't thank you enough!

14 comments :

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill your blog is filled with inspiration and delight. Beautiful card today. Looking forward to all the wonderful things you have planned and the other cards of Denise's you pick to be inspired by! Extra hugs for Toffee.

Sarpreet said...

This is a gorgeous card. and definitely something to be inspired from Denise's. Your take is equally inspiring and no one would have known you were inspired by the card shown. I am really being tempted into more distress inks.... I think i need to start closing my eyes some more at products to stop me spending. You have a truly amazing blog. love it. and look forward to your week on the blog.

Stephanie said...

Jill, your cards always make me smile. Thank you so much for posting. My day is not complete until I've visited your blog!

Barb said...

So glad to hear your dog is hopefully on the mend! Love that GORGEOUS card from Denise. . .wow! Wonderful take too, Jill! So exciting for you to be hosting the PB blog next week! Can't wait! Hugs! :)

Cathy A said...

Glad to hear Toffee is on the mend, hope he makes a full recovery, loved both these cards, the curled edge is a great idea.

Denise Marzec said...

Your card is beautiful, Jill. I'm so honored to have my card featured here, too...thanks for that. :) Ditto to what Elizabeth said....extra hugs for Toffee!

Isha said...

Glad that Toffee is feeling better Jill. I love Denise coloring and your inspired by cards, so together its a super eye soother candy. Thanks for sharing such lovely cards. Cant wait for next week...Penny black is my new love...love the cute stamps.

Shoshonee said...

I love how vibrant your card is. Turning down the corner is a very cute idea too! Hoping Toffee gets better quickly.

Simone said...

Wow such a gorgeous card Jill! So glad to hear Toffee is on the mend. Sending you extra hugs for him

Marita said...

Both cards are equally beautiful - your blog is always inspiring! Prayers also go out to "all" of your family and I hope that tomorrow Toffee is feeling much better. Take care...

Dawn said...

fantastic card Jill. Love Denize's as well.... Glad Toffee is on the improve. Can't wait to see who is being featured next week.

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, Denise's card! That awesome colouring on an almost all white card is phenomenal! I love the stamps you used on yours Jill, I really need to look into some PB stamps, they really do seem to have a good variety to play with ! Thanks for the inspiration!

peeps said...

Denise's colouring technique is unbelievable. Such talent.

Once again your use of colour has blown me away. Stunning card!!

donna mikasa said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I can't believe you started with white CS! Amazing!