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Guest Day: Welcome Jill Foster!

Hi All,

As I mentioned last week, I am on vacation this week and next week. I thought it would be fun to ask a few of my favorite designers to help me out while I’m gone. And today we are starting it off with a bang! One of my absolute favorite designers since I started following card-making online… Jill Foster!

I was a fan of Jill’s early on while she was doing her “Inspired By…” series. I remember being awed by how she pulled inspiration from so many other people’s work and created something totally unique in her own style. Jill’s ability to choose the right color combination is better than anyone else in my opinion – she just has a natural talent. Plus she’s super sweet and fun to work with. 🙂

Thank you Jill for helping me out. Onto her post!…

Hi everyone! Jill here and it’s such a treat to be hanging out in Darlene’s crafty corner of blogland! While here I decided to do some watercoloring. (BTW-I’m totally obsessed with watercoloring lately… how about you?)

Jill Foster

Jill Foster

Because I love Darlene’s videos so much, I thought I’d also make one just for you. A complete list of supplies is available at the end of the video. And if you’d like to see more of my videos, be sure to check out and subscribe to the Penny Black YouTube channel HERE.

Watch directly on YouTube HERE.

Thanks for visiting. Be sure to come back Friday for my next guest designer. By the way, although I contacted the winner of the Altenew giveaway last week, I forgot to mention it online! So sorry about that. Congrats to Efrat!



  1. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Jill Foster

    Awh! Darlene, you are waaaayyyy tooo kind!! Thanks for your kind words– you made my day!! HUGS!

  2. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Virginia L.

    Jill’s work is always so bright and beautiful! I am so happy to see her inspiring feature here today!

  3. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Judy Jung

    Jill’s watercoloring technique works magic!! Flowers come to life!! I learn something new from each of her videos. So fun to see her work here.

  4. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 1:18 pm


    Amazing…Jill is an extraordinary colorist. I always learn something knew when I watch her videos. This card is going to be loved by the recipient.

  5. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Priscilla Joseph

    I can’t find the supply list?

    • wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Jill Foster

      Hi Priscilla, Thanks for stopping by! The supply list is at the end of the video. You can pause it to view. Happy stamping!

  6. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Renee V.

    I love Jill’s work too, and I got a lot out of this video, thanks so much!

  7. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Jill, this is gorgeous!!! I love water colors for cards, this one you made is amazing. The flowers really come alive when you apply the ink, truly magical. Thank you for being Darlene’s guest today, she was right, you are one extraordinary crafter.
    PS. Darlene, I hope you and your girls are having a wonderful time. Take care.

  8. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 4:10 pm


    hi there what a wonderful card enjoyed your video very much..great ideas

  9. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Celeste Goff

    What a beautiful card! I love the beautiful fall colors!

  10. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 5:24 pm


    Jill continues to be the very best!

  11. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Diana W.

    Beautiful card! I have the post card stamp – now I need the others! So lovely.. Thank you. Darlene, enjoy your time away.

  12. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 8:04 pm


    I love it Jill, what a labor of love!!

  13. wrote on August 6th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Mary, Wausau WI


  14. wrote on August 7th, 2014 at 2:13 am


    Beautiful card, Jill! LOVE the flower image and as always, your coloring is so vibrant and nice. 🙂 Gabby

  15. wrote on August 7th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Casey Thrush

    I really liked the video I thought she did a good job!! (but she isn’t YOU!!)

  16. wrote on August 13th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    donna mikasa

    Jill always blows me away…..always! Love her work!

  17. wrote on August 13th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Robin in WA

    Wow!! Jill, stunning card!! Love that you made a video for us! Love how you explain things too. I love all your videos. Thank you!

  18. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Kim S.

    Jill, this card is phenomenal. I don’t even have words. You just throw stuff down on top of each other and it makes me make oogy sounds when you’re done.

  19. wrote on August 17th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Colleen Dietrich

    So very stunning! Thanks for sharing this, Jill and Darlene!

  20. wrote on August 24th, 2014 at 12:58 pm


    love this video..amazing what you do with water colors Jill….

    What size water color paper did you use to create this amazing card????


  21. wrote on August 28th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Kim S.

    I’ve watched this video several times ….. i’m finally going to try it … I just love it ….

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