May 25, 2011

Penny Black Reader Inspiration

Welcome to day 3 of my cards created for the Penny Black Blog. Today's inspiration comes from a lovely upload to the Penny Circle from Brenda U.! This monochromatic card is a BEAUTY! Here is my take:

I began by stamping Penny Black 4161 Pin-Striped onto white cardstock 2 times. On one piece of cardstock I colored the flowers and leaves using Copic markers. The other piece of cardstock was distressed using Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Onto this piece I also stamped Penny Black 1999L Letter Background in Peeled Paint Distress Ink, removing some ink with a baby wipe before stamping. The Copic colored flowers and leaves were cut out and adhered to this panel using dimensional adhesive. The vertical banner was distressed with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Card base created from Penny Black Mix and Match Cardstock.

Thanks SOOO much to Brenda for the beautiful inspiration. You can see more of Brenda's work on her BLOG and PHOTOSTREAM. I hope you'll stop by tomorrow to see who our next featured artist will be....

12 comments :

Lin said...

LOVE Brenda's card - so delicate! And your take on it is so you; 2 beauties today!

Kelly Booth said...

Love love your card......so pretty and perfect!

Barb said...

Gorgeous cards today, Jill! Love Brenda's with the beautiful distressing and your take is fab!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill the way you elevated the artwork with the paper ribbon along the left side caught my eye. Beautiful in every way.

Kathy said...

Oh how gorgeous! Both cards are just beautiful!

Tiffany said...

Mmm...so yummy, I love the luscious green tones on both cards!

Anonymous said...

So nice!!! MOM

Cathy A said...

This is fabulous, love both cards

Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art said...

Hi Gillian
catching up on blogs as we've just been holidaying in sunny Phuket....ahhh!! Hard to get back to work!
What a joy to catch up on all your creations at Inspired By! Such lovely calm soothing colours. Thanks for sharing honey x
Hugs from Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art Western Australia

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for featuring my card here Jillian! You are super sweet! I so totally love your take, oh my gosh! The way you have left those flowers almost white and the lighter yellow shading in teh centre surrounded by green! The scattered pearls! A true beauty!

Chelsea said...

Love the white flower with that background.

JulieHRR said...

..................THUD!!!