June 28, 2011

Inspired by...Marion

Hi everyone! Thanks sooo much for your support and excitement for my announcement yesterday. I've said this before, but I mean it every time, you are all the BEST! I am also so very excited to announce that this week's featured artist is Marion Vagg! I love Marian's stamping. Be sure to check out her BLOG, I know you'll love it! Here's our very first inspiration card by Marion: This card has the most lovely, rich, and vibrant background! The black sillouette of the tree looks beautiful. And that sentiment suits a beautiful sunset perfectly!
Here is my take:


PLEASE NOTE- items used in creating this card, which are available in the www.ilovemementos.com online store, will be linked to the store (just click on the item if you are interested in purchasing).
I began by distressing Neenah Tiara White cardstock with Spiced Marmalade, and Wild Honey Distress Ink. I flicked this background with water to create the spots. Next I stamped the tree, Penny Black 3977H Splendor, using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I masked the "hill" using scratch paper and then inked with Black Soot Distress Ink below the mask. The frame, cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 16 was inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-072 Air Mail, and attached with Hemp Twine.



Now for a look at what is going on over on the Mementos Blog today. We've got 2 (yes TWO) video tutorials featuring Faber-Castell Gelatos and some awesome Penny Black stamps. Here's a peek at one of the cards. I sure hope you'll stop by to check it out- CLICK HERE. See you tomorrow with our next WONDERFUL card by Marion!

16 comments :

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thank you Jill and Marion for another daily dose of beautiful! Off to take a peek at the fun over at Mementos!

Kathy said...

Oh my, Jill! Your card is so stunning!! I love distress inks and the stamped image is gorgeous as are the colors! I do need some of those Spellbinders dies. Off to check out the blog:)

Cathy A said...

Jill that is such a pretty card, I just adore that Penny Black tree.

Marion said...

Wow. WOw. WOW! You have blown me away again Jill with your talent! I LOVE your take...that tree stamp is beautiful!! You are such an inspiration! Still finding it hard to keep that smile off my face! Massive hugs :-)

Isha said...

Stunning creation Jill. I am out of words. TFS

artistamyjo said...

I'm a new follower,love the cardnd will check out the site. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love the colors on these cards--very nice. MOM

Barb said...

Gorgeous cards today from the two of you today, Jill! Should be quite the inspiring week! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Gloriously yummy colour combo! Jo x

sheila said...

wow! simply gorgeous. I want to sit under that tree, on that hill and watch that sky!

Nancy said...

gorgeous, can't wait to CASE this design!

Evelyn S. said...

Jill....I LOVE visiting your blog each day! I found Marion's blog last week and was blown away. But your cards are so wonderful, too.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! it's always a treat to visit you, Jill! such eye candies and just LOVE how you use colors so masterfully. you are an amazing artist, girl! so very happy for all your success, too. way to go!! =)

lostinpaper said...

Love your take on Marion's card! Such gorgeous vibrant colours!

susy said...

card molto bella!!!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Great take on this card, love the shape and stamp