August 9, 2011

Inspired by...Alexandra S.M.

I am thrilled to be announcing that this week's featured stamper is the one-of-a-kind talent Alexandra S.M.  I have loved Alexandra's work for quite some time now and can hardly wait to share it here!  Be sure to check out her BLOG- so much eye candy to take in over there.  Here's our first inspiration card by Alexandra:
Pure creativity, Alexandra!  This card is exceptionally beautiful and unique.  I especially love the bright color scheme and that black flower.  Here is my take:
The flower was created by inking the flower die cut, Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals, with Black Soot Distress Ink and Sunflower Glimmer Mist.  After crumpling and heating, I layered several petals together.  A Candi Dot was added to the center along with twine.  The orange/ yellow background was created by first stamping Penny Black Letter Background with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto yellow PB Mix and Match cardstock (removing some ink with a baby wipe before stamping).  Next I stamped Penny Black 40-046 Circular Design with Versamark Ink, sprinked with clear embossing powder, and heat to set. Finally, I applied Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink over the embossed area by pressing the ink pad directly to the paper.  The torn cardstock was lightly inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink as well as Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.  This entire piece was layered onto black cardstock and then green PB Mix and Match cardstock.  Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-032 Enjoy Life.


And finally, here's a peek at today's post on the Memento's blog.  Click HERE to see more!
See you tomorrow, my friends! Thanks for visiting!! :)




22 comments :

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill your card radiates with style. I like the color combinations that you and Alexandra worked with.

Michelle said...

I have to say that I love, love, love your blog. All of the colors are so wonderful. Did you design it yourself? I am following you from the CASE Blog Hop. I am a little behind. Thanks so much for sharing. I am also an avid card maker.

Michelle

Lin said...

Wow! I especially like the card texture coming through on her design! And of course, your take on it is equally amazing!

Jill said...

Thanks, Michelle for the comment on my blog. It was designed by the UBER talented Kristina Proffitt with Two Happy Mamas Blog Design: http://twohappymamasblogs.blogspot.com/

Virginia L. said...

I am a fan of Alexandra's! Your take on her card is super fabulous!!! So much talent in one post..can't wait to see more!

Barb said...

I have followed Alex's work for quite some time now and you're right. . .amazing talent! So glad you're featuring her this week, Jill! Her card is fabulous! Love those colors! Your take is gorgeous too! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous cards, both of them! Great color combo-love the flower die you used, Jill.

Evelyn S. said...

Your interpretation is absolutely wonderful, Jill! Love the texture you've added.

Avital said...

I agree, Alexandra is in a league of her own and an inspiration to us all.

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

I think everyone of your cards is an amazing creation! This card is no exception. I love the orange and black together, without looking Halloweeny. Beautiful creation:)

Isha said...

Both the cards are stunning Jill. Love the colors. TFS

Nona said...

Oh my, this is such a striking card, Jill. I absolutely LOVE this! The whole design and colors...amazing!

Jana said...

Stunning -- both of them ! And thanks for introducing me to a new blogger! :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What wonderful cards! MOM

Ida said...

Gorgeous cards...Thanks again for directing me to another fabulous stamp blog through yours.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wowzers this is beautiful. Love the difference in the two, but so in love with that diecut black soot flower Jill. Wow you keep roll out the beauties.

Valérie said...

I'm a fan of Alexandra's!!!
All your cards are beautifull...

mary bartolotta said...

Hi Jill...I wondered what you used to do the leaf for this card? I have the flowers, but need a leaf!! thanks and your card is beautiful!!

Jill said...

Thanks, Mary! To create the leaves, I took white cardstock and folded it in half. While folded I put it into a circle punch (folded side in first) about 1/3 of the way inside and punched. Once open the punched shape is in the shape of a leaf. Hope this makes sense- I should put this in a video- would be easier to explain! :) Thanks again for visiting! HUGS!

Agata said...

I'm gasping over your creations inspired by those by Alexandra! Love them all and this one is simply amazing! Fabulous work, my friend! Hope your migraine will go away soon!!!

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