July 20, 2011


I hope you are all having as much fun as I am seeing these beautiful creations by these awesome guest bloggers this week! Up next is sweet Dana and I can't get enough of her beautifully colored flowers!

Hi Everyone:
Dana here taking over Jill’s blog for today, and boy am I ever glad to be here with you. Of all places I could be today, I didn’t expect this to be one of them. I am extremely happy that Jill invited me to hang out here at Inspired By. I hope that as you visit today that you will be inspired by the card that I made.
Well we all know that Jill is the Queen of Distress Inks and I think her cards are to die for. So in saying that, I decided to take a peek at her Penny Black cards in her Flickr gallery and create a card based on this beauty. I told you that it was a beauty didn’t I!! Lol. Okay so here is my take! See what you think!

Card Supplies
Inks: Black StazOn
Stamps: CL342 - Everyday Sayings – Hero Arts
Digital Stamps: Sweetest Flower - Deedee’s Digis
Markers: Tombo Markers #’s 098, 443, 452, 856, 905, 993, White Gel Pen - Marvy
Distress Inks: Ranger - Broken China, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Storm Grey, Fired Brick, & Vintage Photo
Adhesives: Glue Dots, Score Tape, and Glue Glider Pro
Watercolour Paper: Canson 90 lbs./185GSM
Cardstock: Autumn Leaves
To make this card I printed the digital image on watercolour paper. I coloured each flower with a combination of 3 to 4 shades of colour. The advantage with watercolour paper is that you can take away colour if there is too much and add extra if you need to darken a colour. That is what I did with each individual flower. Then to add a deeper shade, I used my Distress Inks to add shading around each flower petal and underneath petals. A little tip to determine where your shading should be, is visualize that the shadow should always be behind or underneath. To add highlights I just used my white gel pen and added it in areas that were in the opposite direction of where my shading was located. To be honest I think I went a little overboard. For a touch of whimsy I added white dots to the center of each petal. The edge of the card was distressed with Vintage Photo ink. Then jute twine was wrapped around the card twice and tied in a bow. The sentiment was then stamped in black. The flowers were added to side of the card using pop dots. That’s it! Voila!
If you would like to check out more of my work why not visit me at http://www.relivingtomorrow.blogspot.com/. I would love to have you come and visit. Maybe even become a follower if you like what you see!
Well that is it for me today folks! Hoped you liked your little visit with me today and don’t worry Jill will be back soon from CHA! Lucky Duck! I know she is having a blast! Have fun Chicka!
Hugs & Blessings

Dana, thanks for your great post and for always providing lots of great inspiration on your BLOG! And don't forget I am posting some new cards over on the Mementos blog this week. Here's a peek at today's card:


Unknown said...

Oh absolutely beautiful card of Jill's, it's one of my favorites! And Dana you have done a smashing job in interpreting it. I love the digi flower and if it's overboard for you, I would never know. Love the white gel pen touches! That you colored it with Tombow markers makes me feel good since I only own one Copic!! Love your card and thanks for the list of supplies.
Lovely blog takeover:)

Sarah J Moerman said...

Beautiful cards, ladies! LOVE the colors and how you both used them differently.

Lin said...

WOW! Dana, these are beautiful!

Brenda said...

Dana that is an absolute stunner! I love your colouring and the white doodling on the flowers really adds a great touch!

Barb said...

What a pretty take on Jill's card, Dana! Love that digi image and the way you've colored it! Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Dana - great inspiration from Jill's card ;)
Your hibiscus colouring is adorable and I love the white gel pen accents; )

Anonymous said...

What GREAT cards--both are stunning! Jill's MOM

Evelyn S. said...

Your interpretation is fabulous, Dana! Interesting that you printed on watercolor paper...I hadn't thought of that. The "whimsical" addition of white is great, too.

Chelsea said...


Nancy K said...

Great job with the guest blogging, Dana! Your card is lovely; those flowers are so gorgeous! You sure chose a beauty by Jill to inspire you!

Robin K. said...

You're take on Jill's card is just fabulous Dana!!! I don't think the white highlights on the flowers are too much at all!! Hugs, Robin :)

Jo Austin said...

What a stunning card.. I am sooooo loving your blog!!!!

Jo xx

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Dana, what a great take on Jill's crd...both are beautiful!

CanadianScraps43 said...

So happy to be here today Jill and thanks for the invite. Your blog is loaded with so much inspiration and I am so honoured to be able to make a card based on your work. Hugs.

Cathy A said...

Simply gorgeous Dana

smithdd said...

duh - I never thought about running water color paper through my printer before. I really like your version of the card and thanks for helping me to think a little out of the box!

sheila said...

Great idea about the watercolor paper Dana....and your card is beautiful. I don't think that you went overboard with the white accents at all....both cards just BURST with color. Love 'em!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful card, Dana! I love your take on Jill's card. The ink distressing, the colors, and the white accents are just awesome!

jintyoo7 said...

WOW, fabulous take on Jill's card and your colouring is so vibrant and the white highlighting just adds themost amazing accents - love it :o)

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