Thursday 9 May 2013

Simon Says stamp and Show - Inspired By

It's an absolutely glorious Autumn day here - more like an Indian Summer.
So I felt like making a happy, sunny card!

I just realised that I haven't been entering many challenges lately, except for Case Study, Runway Inspired and mostly MFW. So I had a bit of a blog browse and decided to make a card for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is to make something inspired by someone else's creativity.

There are so many artists who inspire me, but there are 2  ladies in particular who blow me away where their amazing talent  with any colour media. I'm talking about Jennifer McGuire and Jill Foster.

Here is an example of their cards

These colourful cards are made by Jill.
This amazing card is made by Jennifer.

This is my card...

I just love this Painted Rose stamp from Hero Arts!
I need to practise a lot to get it looking as good as Jen McGuire's, but it looks gorgeous no matter what you do with it. I used distress ink and Sparkle n soft in the centre. The background card was inked with mustard seed yellow and then using a stencil was sponged with wild honey.

I'm also entering this in the Moxie Fab World Watercolour challenge as I did use watercolour on the rose  and A Blog named Hero challenge 'all that glitters'


  1. Ooh, love the watercolour look! (and that gorgeous ribbon!)

  2. Jenny...your card is so pretty! I really like the white cardstock base and the layers of cardstock used as mattings on top of it. The golden paper is so vibrant and really draws your attention. The black matting and strip of ribbon is such a great contrasting color. Your Hero Arts rose is beautifully done and looks so pretty mounted against the white. That orange fading to yellow combination is perfect for your golden paper in the background! Thank so much for sharing your inspiration and card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Hey Jenny! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  4. Gorgeous project!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show :) - Ashli