Thursday, March 31, 2011

Honouring Jacqueline...

I am not sure how many of you know Jacqueline, but those who do are constantly inspired by her art work, in particular her grid cards, her collage cards, her beautiful tags and lots of other awesomeness.  I encourage you to visit her blog and just browse around, I am pretty sure you will leave wanting to try something that inspired you from her blog!  Here is an example of one of her beautiful cards:

I have been struggling for months now trying to put together a collage or grid card here and there and at least try to capture some of her essence!  But I think today is the day that I am going to leave this beautiful art work to her because I absolutely do not do it justice, and I think I would rather simply enjoy looking at Jacqueline's creations.

I tried today, believe it, I tried, to make a grid card, trying to do some stamping on patterned paper.  I know, how difficult can that be, it's not, but it's the pulling it all together to create a tableau of perfection, that's my missing link.  So Jacqueline, here is my, I think, final attempt.  I will be more than satisfied to continue being inspired by the underlying and overt beauty of your work!

Paper: Cardstock (PTI); Patterned Paper (Jacqueline)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Spun Sugar & Tumbled Glass & Shabby Shutters & Vintage Photo DI;
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Marcy square puch; EK Success Tag punch; Jute (Michaels)

I used a lot of different stamps to make this card!  I guess that's why Jacqueline always talks about using her "scraps"!  I think it's the only way, because to do all that work for only one card is a waste I think.

The end result is so plain in comparison to what I had envisaged, but it's ok, I will accept it as it is!

Thank you for putting up with my rattlings!  Hubby will be home for a few weeks this Sunday and then maybe I wont rattle on so much!

Tonight my daughter and I are going to her Kindergarten orientation night, I am so excited, she is becoming such a big girl!

Have a totally awesome day!


CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, I agree with you Jacquelines cards are always stunning, and I also think your card is stunning, I love your colours and all the elements go really well together and I don't think you wasted your time at all. Hope you have fun with your daughter tonight!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card!! Love yours!! :) :) :) :)

Barb said...

Brenda, I think your card is gorgeous! You've done Jacqueline proud, I'm sure! I agree, her work really is exquisite but your card is so beautiful too! I love all the different stamps you've used and they look wonderful on the patterned paper!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful take on Jacqueline's card, Brenda! so very pretty! love it!

Virginia L. said...

How beautiful, Brenda! I see how Jacqueline inspired you! Love this!

Michelle said...

Brenda, I LOVE what you created! I can't beliieve this gorgeous card is from scraps of paper! Wonderful choice of stamps!! I'm definitely trying this!!

Lisa said...

you are way too hard on yourself! these are very nicely done, B !! really love your paper choices!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your card is beautiful, Brenda, and what a lovely tribute to Jacqueline's style!