August 11, 2011

Alexandra S.M. *Day 3*

Not only is Alexandra a FAB cardmaker, but she is also an incredible scrapbooker and photographer.  Here's one of her layouts:
My card is especially inspired by the bottom portion of Alexandra's page- the fun punched tag and yellow paper.  Here's a closer look:
And here's my card:

The bird, Penny Black 4157K Nature's Day was stamped onto Copic X-Press It Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The tag was punched and then inked with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-032 Enjoy Life.  The floral background was created by first stamping the small flower image from the Penny Black clear set 30-014 Salutations using Versamark Ink and then sprinkling with white embossing powder.  Once heated, this piece was inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink.  Flower centers colored with Copic marker over embossing.  The right-hand background was created by stamping Penny Black 40-048 Paisley Outline with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto white cardstock and then lightly inking with Wild Honey Distress Ink.

And there are some cute little creations on the Mementos Blog today, see them HERE.

Thanks again for visiting! See you tomorrow with our last wonderful inspiration by Alexandra!





16 comments :

Isha said...

Love your card inspired by the gorgeous Layout Jill. It looks incredible. TFS.

Kathy said...

Amazing that you get inspiration for a card from a layout! I love birds so this card is a winner with me. I love the split background, gives lots of interest.

Barb said...

Alex's photography and scrapbooking skills are amazing! I love visiting her blog. She always has something so creative to share! Your card is beautiful, Jill!

Tiffany said...

Oh, wowzers, Jill! Love your fresh take on turning her layout in to a card, simply stunning!

CanadianScraps43 said...

I love seeing a scrapbooking page here today Jill. Different and unique and so wonderful. Soooo love your card today. Just a gorgeous take on this layout.

Bunnyfreak said...

The very thing I was drawn to in the layout is what you used for your card.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love how you make your own patterned papers Jill!! Fabulous coloring of the bird too.

Anne said...

Love the card today Jill- amazing inspiration from Alexandra's layout!

Brenda said...

Hi Jill, I just cannot say enough about your cards! I would love to have them all and cover my craft room wall with them, that's how inspiring they are to me! I just bought that Nature's Walk stamp and I love that it is so big! But now I need the Paisley background!

Valérie said...

100% inspiration!!!
Bravo

alexandra s.m. said...

Jill you're a SUPERSTAR in my book!!
Only YOU could make such an incredible card form my silly tag ;o)

Thank You~

Atif said...

I really like by last one because its designing is too much attractive....

Plastic cards

Ida said...

Wow your card is just beautiful. Looks so lifelike and I think it's wonderful that you were inspired by a SB Layout.

mary bartolotta said...

Hi Jill!! I'm loving your card and wondered what you used to punch out the tag? thanks!

Jill said...

Thanks Mary! I used a precut tag (came in a pack- sorry I don't have the original packaging or I'd let you know) and I punched the edge using Fiskars Threading Water punch. Hope this helps! Thanks for visiting! HUGS!

Lisa & Elaine @ Destination Art said...

Jill, you never cease to amaze us with your inspirational and wonderful blog posts. What a lovely card today's is xx thanks for sharing hon x
Hugs across the miles
Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art