June 29, 2011

Marion *Day 2*

Welcome to day 2 of inspiration with the talented Marion: I love the soft subtle background of this card and all of that pristine white space. And Marion's partial stamping of the floral image is genius! It gives a whole new look to the stamp!
Here is my take, especially inspired by Marion's partial stamping and open expanse of white space:


Please note- items used in creating this card, which are available for purchase from www.ilovemementos.com, will be linked below. (just click on the item if you are interested in purchasing)
I began by stamping Penny Black 4159K Sundial with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Tiara White cardstock. The flowers were colored in using Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Markers (see below for my FAV color combinations). To add the flicks of color, I used the same Stamper's Big Brush Markers used for the flowers and colored onto my acrylic block. I spritzed the block with a Mini Mister and then dipped my paint brush into the ink. Then I flicked the ink onto the background. Finally, I added pearls and mounted the stamped pieces onto a notecard cut from Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock. Sentiment by Penny Black, CL 30-023 Thinking of You.



Now, you know those Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Markers I just can't get enough of? I have a special post on the Mementos blog today listing all of my favorite color combinations for blending. AND there is a VIDEO demonstrating my favorite blending technique. Here's a tiny peek at the project:


I hope you'll click HERE to watch the video and check it out! And remember, there is still time to win a Tim Holtz Vagabond just by shopping at http://www.ilovemementos.com/. Whoever wins... are you ready for me to come visit your craft room to use it?!? LOL - just kidding!

15 comments :

C. Camp said...

Love these cards, I am loving flower stamps for the summer. Great idea to mix up the different stamped strips.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill I am a big fan of "white" space. You and Marion captured my heart today! Love the panels on your design.

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Marion's card is beautiful and your take on it is amazing! Love how you arranged the stamped flower, Jill. Off to check out the video:)

debbie said...

I love white space too! great job of it's use on both cards and I love the way Marion used that stamp on the tag.

artistamyjo said...

Beautiful. Hugs

Marion said...

Another beautiful creation Jill. I would never think to use the same flower stamp as a leaf! Clever! Will tuck that one away in my special craft memory space! ;-)

Barb said...

Love Marion's beautiful card and your take is amazing, Jill! Just watched the video over at the Mementos blog and LOVED it! Those flowers are so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Nice cards--really like the white, too. MOM

sheila said...

wow-both of these cards are spectacular! I love Marion's and you are right...it is "pristine" in the best possible way and I adore your interpretation of her card.....lot's of white still but full of "Jill-Life"!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Well, it took me a little bit to get caught up with all the wonderful news and videos, but I'm so excited and happy...for you and me (love your stuff, and the store looks great). So glad you're going to keep the inspired by posts going...you busy girl!

redscrap said...

both cards are very beuatiful!
greetings mina

Tenia Nelson said...

Both of these cards are awesome!!! tfs!!!

Rupa said...

I love the poppy card. I JUST bought that stamp last weekend and was trying to find some inspiration on using them, here it is! Thank you so much for all you do.

lostinpaper said...

Your card is so different to Marion's but I can really see how you were inspired! Love it!!