July 6, 2011

Inspired by...Iwona!

Hi everyone! Thanks for all of your awesome feedback on my post about Big Brush Markers yesterday. There were a couple more questions- I will get those answered ASAP. I am soooo excited to announce that this week's featured artist is the super talented (and I must also add, SUPER SWEET) Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)!! Her designs always leave me with my jaw on the ground. Just take a look at her inspiration card today: First of all, I love the overall design of this card. The next thing about Iwona's card that caught my eye is her use of texture to add interest to her creation. LOVE her layers of fiber. And finally, Iwona is a girl after my heart with her use of bright, bold colors!
Here is my take: (I can't believe it- I actually used some patterned paper!)

Please note: Items used in creating this card that are available at www.ilovemementos.com will be linked in the following description:
The flowers, Penny Black 3948K Fireworks, were inked with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and stamped onto patterned paper. Next I colored these flowers with Copic Markers and layered onto brown cardstock. The 2 pieces of background paper were pierced using my Tim Holtz ruler and then I lightly inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. The center "banner" was inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (swiping the ink pad directly to the paper).



Here's a peek at the Memento's tutorial card today using Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils on a kraft notecard. The step-by-step photo tutorial is available HERE.


See you tomorrow with another GORGEOUS card from Iwona!

14 comments :

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my word, look at this beauty! Now I can't look at my card any more, lol! Love your amazing choice of colours, paper piercing, and sponging on the edges. This is something that I should be doing more often. Thank you SO MUCH for giving me this honour and pleasure, to be featured on your blog! I can't wait until tomorrow!

Kathy said...

So so pretty, Jill! I have to say I have not noticed that you haven't used much patterned paper before...your designs are so bright and pretty they take center stage, of course!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful cards today Jill. Both you and Iwona have amazing ways of working in those added touches that make your cards special.

Isha said...

Gorgeous creation Jill. Love the colors.

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE both cards Jill....Always love coming to your blog!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Both cards are stunning - terrific inspiration from you both!!!
Rx

sheila said...

jeepers....both cards are just beautiful! great inspiration!

Aimes said...

YAY!!! Woot woot for my fabulous bloggin' buddy, Iwona: she positively R.O.C.K.S!
I adore your take on her card and congrats on using the DP! It's something I really struggle to use myself!
Looking forward to seeing what other awesome creations of Iwona you'll feature!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Tracey said...

I so LOVE all of Chupa's work...she always amazes me and how she can make so many fabulous jaw dropping cards in one day!!! You two are a PERFECT compliment of one another!!! I adore both cards :)

Kim B said...

Both cards are fantastic!

Simone said...

Stunning card Jill! Your designs always leave my jaw on the ground - they are so amazing!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous... can't wait to see more of your inspired by Chupa cards.

Tiffany said...

Super beautiful cards! Love your take on Chupa's card and the swaying of the flowers, the bright orange paper strip and matching butterfly, all such wonderful details!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, like your pop of color!