July 21, 2011

BLOG TAKEOVER- Day 4

Our next blog takeover-er (LOL) is one of the sweetest cardmakers I know. Oh, and she's got tons of talent up her sleeve, too!
Hi everyone!

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Barb. I'm taking over Jill's blog for the day while she's at CHA working hard and hopefully having some fun too!

I was so excited when Jill asked me to do this! I have loved her work and admired her amazing talent for a long time! She put a fun twist on this week's posts too. You're used to Jill featuring someone who inspires her. Well, this week all the posts will be just the opposite. She has asked us to choose one of her cards, then create one of our own. Isn't that fun?!

It was an absolute pleasure looking through her photostream but quite difficult choosing just one card to CASE. They are all so beautiful! I narrowed it down to three and then finally chose this one for my inspiration:


Isn't it gorgeous?! I Love the colors and ADORE this design, so I decided to very closely CASE it. Here is my card:
I got very inky with this one because that's what Jill would do! I used distress inks in Broken China, Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo. The rose stamp is from Hero Arts and I colored it with Copics, cut out the flowers and paper pieced them onto the same image that was stamped onto the main panel. I don't have a large scallop punch, so I punched out six scalloped circles and adhered them behind the panel. I love when Jill uses a text stamp and wipes a portion of it off before stamping. I used that same technique over the card base, using another Hero Arts stamp called, La Letter. And I just had to use that sentiment for Jill because she really DOES inspire me!

If I've learned anything from Jill, it's not to be afraid to use bold colors. When I use distress inks, I normally rub very lightly with the inking tool. She has taught me to use them in a different way to achieve amazing colors, and I love it!

I want to thank Jill for giving me this wonderful opportunity! It was so fun turning the tables and casing one of HER cards. I hope you've enjoyed it too. If you'd like to see more of my work, please visit my blog at http://www.bdengler4.blogspot.com/. I'd love to see you there!

Thank you for stopping by today! I really appreciate it and I know Jill does too! Have a great day! :)



Thanks, Barb, for all you do for the stamping community. You're one in a million! And I just have to say that I'm gaga over that background behind your rose on today's card! :)
Before I go, I also wanted to mention that today is the last day to sign up for my August Stamp Club DVD class! I'd
love to have you stamp with me so for more details visit the Mementos Blog today OR order it directly HERE. (Oh, and I have another new card over on the Mementos Blog today, too) HUGS!

30 comments :

Dawn said...

Beautiful take on Jill's card, Barb. Love how you got all inky with your background. And perfect sentiment!

cutiephinphin said...

Wow awesome Barb! The card is a stunner. Love it.

shirley said...

Gorgeous card Barb!

Kathy said...

Awesome card, Barb. You really captured Jill's overall look wonderfully!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards using beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing. Jill's MOM

Brenda said...

Wow! That is absolutely awesome Barb! I really love how you CASED this card from Jill! What a beauty you created!

Barb said...

Just wanted to pop in and thank you again, Jill! I had such fun! Hope your week at CHA has been a blast!

judy said...

Beautiful card, Barb-- I love the
vibrant colors! Jill's work is very
inspiring!!

Lin said...

Beautiful cards, ladies! LOVE this color combination!

Virginia L. said...

I love how you were inspired, Barb! The scalloped borders and text background made me swoon!! The colors and shades show so much depth and textures! your coloring on the flower is superb! And I love Jill's card--stunning as always!

Maureen Morton said...

You are so inky, Barb! I can see you really got your hands dirty on this one - and was it ever worth it! Jill is amazing, and so are you. Love the richness of both of these cards. While the cat's away.......thanks for letting Barb play.

Nancy said...

Woo Hoo! Sweet Barb you did an awesome job taking over the reigns here and designing that gorgeous card! I love the fantastic color you achieved with the Distress inks. We really do think alike; that card by Jill was on my short list, too!
hugs and blessings to you and Jill, thanks for keeping me inspired!

redscrap said...

very nice cards again
greetings mina

sheila said...

Barb-this is such a wonderful take on Jill's card. Both are so beautiful but also so "their own" and reflective of both your and Jill's personality. you did a great job on helping Jill out on her blog!

Pat said...

LOVE these 2 cards! I'm a fan of distress inks, too, and this is lovely!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the colors and the scallops. Such a fun week!

gardener said...

Goodness Barb, I can see why you chose that card to CASE. Yours is beautiful too. Love the rich dramatic colors. Very nice job.

Tracey said...

WOW oh WOW!!! Two amazing cards to adore and inspire us!!!! THANKS ladies!

Isha said...

Both the cards are so soothing. Love your card Barb!!! Its so special.

Cathy A said...

Lovely card Barb, enjoyed visiting your guest spot today

Diana said...

Oh my, these are stunning. Love the green and blue! FAB!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I LOVE your take on Jill's beautiful card! Love those roses, and your background is fabulous! (What a great pair you two make!)

Tina said...

Barb, so nice to read you here. Love your take on Jill`s card.

kath said...

wow barb you well and truly rocked it...love your take on Jill's gorgeous card....hugs kath xxx

debbie said...

Beautiful cards from the both of you, great job on the takeover, Barb!!!!

Chelsea said...

Great card!

Robin K. said...

Both cards are stunning!

Ida said...

Wow this card is gorgeous and really caputered the feel of your Inspiration card.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Your take on Jill's beautiful card is stunning to say the least Barb. So love the design and all the blending of inks. Thanks so much for sharing.

jintyoo7 said...

How exciting that you are hosting in Jill's absence. Beautiful work, Barb :o)