September 19, 2011

Blog Takeover: Elizabeth

While I'm back home in South Dakota visiting family, some VERY special folks have taken over "Inspired By..." this week.  Take it away Elizabeth....
This is Elizabeth and I have the honor of hosting Jill’s blog today. Imagine my delight at being asked to be a part of her “take-over” week.
I have the pleasure of working with Jill on the Penny Black Design Team. And yes, as I can attest, she is just as sweet and kind in person as she is here on her blog!
As you know, Jill’s sense of style and creative diversity overflow in her Flickr Gallery so picking an inspirational card was easy as they are ALL inspirational.
With Halloween approaching, I selected this spooky delight by Jill.
Her framed window inspired my design:

The frame was created using the fun border from Halloween Treats 30-078. After stamping a few sections on white cardstock with black ink they were colored with Copics and trimmed. The pumpkin, stars and moon (all from the same set) were also stamped in black. The trimmed pieces were edged with a black PITT Big Brush Artist Pen for extra definition. Pop dots were used to elevate the pumpkin and the framed rectangle. The background spider webs (Creepy Crawlies 40-069) were stamped on Summer Sun (17-003) cardstock with black ink. While the ink was wet, it was smudged with Toffee VersaFine for a softer, distressed effect. The sentiment is also a part of this fabulous Slapstick set. A google eye was the perfect embellishment to add to this pumpkin’s dazed expression!
All the supplies for this card are available at Mementos which have been linked at the bottom of this post for you.
If you would like additional details and specific measurements for this card, please feel free to click HERE to pop over to my studio where I will have them available for your reference.
Thank you Jill for having me as a guest on your blog and to all the readers who shared your time with me today!

Penny Black Stamps: Halloween Treats 30-078, Creepy Crawlies 40-069
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Summer Sun 17-003
Copic Markers: Y02, Y19, YG13, YR16, YR65, V15, V17
Faber-Castell: #199 Black PITT Artist Big Brush Pen
Tsukineko: Tuxedo Black Memento
Pop Dots
Neenah Tiara White Cardstock


Barb said...

Gosh, that pumpkin is fun! Love his goofy expression! You've framed him perfectly too, Elizabeth! Great take on Jill's card! :)

Alice said...

love love your card, Elizabeth! super fun and i just love the vibrant colors. super card!

Lin said...

Hi Elizabeth! What a fun card you made today - love the googly eye and the colors you used!

Lieselotte said...

Great Halloween card, Elizabeth! I love the border, and the coloring of the pumpkin.

Dawn T said...

such a cute card Elizabeth. Saw it over at your blog too.

Ida said...

Super fun and cute!

Kathy said...

Love this whimsical card Elizabeth!!!!!!! Great post too. Hugs, Kathy

Virginia L. said...

I am late in commenting...Elizabeth's card is adorable! GREAT job on the take over!