June 18, 2011

Inspired by...Maddi

I'm so excited to announce a very special guest here on "Inspired by..." It's my sweet niece, Maddi! Maddi is 10 years old and quite the budding artist. She has recently won a couple of coloring contests in her hometown and I just had to share one of her masterepieces here! Take a look: WOW! I love how Maddi colored in this entire picture using tiny, tiny dots. She has chosen a great color scheme, too. And I also can't get over her idea to mix up some of the colors of dots, like on the bear's hat and jacket, to get an even more unique look. Maddi- YOU ROCK!
Here's my take using Maddi's awesome technique:


I began by coloring in the flowers, Penny Black 3865K Gossamer, with a light Copic marker. Next, I added dots using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist pens. The background of the flower panel was inked using Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Ink. The card base was inked with Walnut Stain (bottom) and Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy (top) Distress Ink. Sentiment by Penny Black 30-064 Good Catch.

Thanks soooo much to Maddi for the incredible inspiration. Sending BIG hugs to you and Emma from your Auntie Jill!! :)

Oh, and before I go I just had to share this CUTE picture Maddi drew on the inside of a handmade card she sent me. I am thinking that you, my stamping friends, might relate to this scenario, i.e. stamping away with the hubby knocking on the craft room door! *wink*

27 comments :

Joy said...

How super sweet...you are a very proud Aunty...love it and Maddie certainly is just that a budding artist, she is following footsteps of her famous Aunt..hugs!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jill, it's great being an Aunit isn't it! Love your take on Maddie's artwork... she's got some talent going on there hasn't she! Jo x

Kathy said...

Amazing talent for a 10 yr. old! Wonderful pointillism! Your card is very pretty, Jill. I love that stamp and the way you colored each flower a different color.

Dee in N.H. said...

Yay to the talented Maddie! Uber talent there! Love your take on her inspiration piece too!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, Jill! Beautiful job by your niece too! I guess the talent runs in your family. :)

Chelsea said...

Love the pointillism!

Anonymous said...

Great cards Maddi and Jill! Grandma & MOM

Anette said...

Love this!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Love love love kids art...she is talented just Like her aunt! I think this is my new fave card of yours Jill....I just adore it!!!

Cindy said...

I love it! Talent obviously runs in the family! It is so sweet that you shared her picture with us! ope that fire always burns brightly in her! it sure does in her Auntie! The inspiration card is just beautiful, as always!

Cindy said...

I love it! Talent obviously runs in the family! It is so sweet that you shared her picture with us! ope that fire always burns brightly in her! it sure does in her Auntie! The inspiration card is just beautiful, as always!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your card and your niece is so talented!

DeAnna Allan said...

Wow!! Your niece's coloring and drawing are both fantastic! I love your card too, how you kept the same colors on the smaller flowers and used two different colors on the larger flower - thank you for sharing these ;D

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely post and pictures, Jill. Your niece is quite talented. I love to see the imagination of young ones! They are inspiring for sure!

Barb said...

Wow! Tell Maddi I think she is a wonderful artist! That takes a whole lot of patience to color in the entire picture using dots! Love the way it turned out! Your take is so beautiful, Jill! Happy Saturday to you!

alexandra s.m. said...

How precious jill!
Gorgeous card!
TFS

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Maddi is quite an artist...such an orignial way to color! Love your take on it too...may have to try this sometime!

Brenda said...

Oh wow! She really is talented! How sweet of you to case her card!

Smilie girl said...

Inspiration is all around us. I love the way she combined colours to great effect. Super cute drawing of you and Mike. Great job Maddie!

Dawn said...

Isn't it great to have such a talented niece. She did a superb job on her picture and your flowers look stunning coloured that way.... and I laughed at her little picture.

shirley said...

WOW! What a talented niece you have Jill. Love her technique. She is clever just like her Aunty!
I have just caught up on your posts (I have been away)and your creations are all fabulous! Love your new profile picture...you look younger!

pcm said...

awesome :)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow looks like the creative juices run in the family. Wow. Her colouring is amazing. Love the pic of you and Mike. This reminds me of those Real Life T.V. shows! Lol. Soooo love your card and the use of all the little dots. Truly amazing. Hugs.

Cathy A said...

Maddi is very talented, love how you copied her dots onto the flowers

Anni said...

Hi Jill,
I want to thank once more for this incredible week featuring my cards! I was very impressed by your cards inspired by ME! I´m still so proud and thankful!
And I love how you let your niece inspire you! Great work from both of you!
Sending hugs, Anika

Conniecrafter said...

Wow the patience Maddi must have coloring that all in with dots and it is neat how she added different colors to the jacket, love your take on it too, it just goes to show inspiration can come from anywhere.
Her drawing is too cute too, do you have it hanging in your craft room?

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Awesome coloring by Maddie! She must be one very patient young lady to be able to color the whole picture with dots. I love the card you created from your inspiration! ;D