Saturday, March 19, 2011

Inspired by Jacqueline

At Joy's blog, she's challenged us to choose a fellow stamper who inspires us and then make a card to honor her.  I didn't have to go far, just over to the Hero Arts Flickr pool to look at some of the cards I've saved as my favorites.  Again and again, since I started there, I've been inspired by Jacqueline, a sweet cardmaker who lives in France.  I could have chosen any of a hundred of her creations, but here is the one that spoke to me today:


Jacqueline has her very own style which I am always aspiring to reach.  She has a wonderful ability to put stamps together and make them a true work of art and she is so talented using distress inks.  Her work is so outstanding that she doesn't need to use lots of embellishments like many of us do; her compostions can always stand by themselves with little needing to be added, just an occasional butterfly or bird.  In studying her card, I couldn't think of anyting I'd do to improve it, so I decided to CASE it, just changing up the stamps used and brightening the colors a bit.



Like Jacqueline, I started with a white panel.  I stamped the Music Background using antique linen distress ink, and then smeared some broken china distress ink on a large acrylic block, spritzed it with lots of water, and then stamped it over the music.  After that had dried, I inked my Garden Bouquet with markers, spritzed it with water and then stamped - I LOVE the watercolor look this gives.  After that had dried thoroughly, I overstamped my sentiment, from the same set that Jacqueline used.  Lastly I framed the panel in pink, mounted it on a white card, and then just added some tiny butterflies and some sparkly gems.

supplies: white cardstock, antique linen and broken china distress inks, Hero Arts CG222 Music Background, CG172 Garden Bouquet, CL156 Treasure the Moments, CL383 Antique Engravings, Hero Hues Momento brush tip markers in Floral, Blush, and Foliage, pink and lavender gems

Thank you, Jacqueline, for your constant inspiration both in creativity but also in your faith, and also for sharing both of them with us.  I'm so glad to know you!

Please visit Jacqueline's blog and also her flickr photostream whenever you need some inspiration!

19 comments:

  1. Oh Lin you made my day when I saw your card entered in my first Challenge, thank you so much for taking the time to do so...and what a gorgeous card you have created to honour Jacqueline..I am with you, she is an amazing artist..I love the way you have a layered all the stamping, perfection! Hugs!

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  2. Such a gorgeous way to honor Jacqueline, Lin! Beautiful card! I love her style too!

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  3. What an amazingly beautiful take on Jacqueline's card Lin. Love your touch of colour... very you!!!

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  4. Superb stamping here Lin - gorgeous card!

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  5. Oh such a beautiful card you made Lin! I feel like I'm sitting in a meadow when I look at your card. And the inspired card is just gorgeous. I will have to check out more of Jacqueline's work.
    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  6. Hi Lin - just got home from three days in Holland to see this blog post - thank you so much for your lovely words and I'm thrilled to be chosen by you to base your inspirational card on, which is just gorgeous. The colors you have used are bright and cheerful and as someone else said so 'you'!!

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  7. That is so beautiful Lin! I love your colours! Stunning blue splattered background! Jacqueline remains a constant inspiration to me and there would be no way that I could "change" one of her cards, they are just such beautiful works of art, you are so right with your description of her!

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  8. This is one of those "oh my god" cards...stunning sista
    Hug,Kathy

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  9. Your CASE of Jacqueline's card is just beautiful - I agree, she is one very talented gal and always has the most inspiring cards on her blog.

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  10. This is stunning! I really love the colors and the whole composition is beautiful.

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  11. Stunning card Lin....I would really like to CASE it.

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  12. Beautiful card, Lin! Love the colourful flowers and great sentiment!

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  13. Wow this is jaw dropping gorgeous Lin! Your such an amazing cardmaker. Hugs

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  14. FABULOUS cards! both yours and jacquelines. Love that you used her inspiration and added the Lin touches!

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  15. You achieved really wonderful colors on your garden bouquet stamp! Love the pink and purples together!

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  16. OMG Lin, this so, so gorgeous!!

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  17. Absolutely lovely . . . I really was awed by Jacqueline's card too, but I love how you've put your own personal slant on it.

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