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?)



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

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

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


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

  4. 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.

  5. Robin in WA says:

    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!

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

  7. Casey Thrush says:

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

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

  9. Mary, Wausau WI says:


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

  11. Diana W. says:

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

  12. Jill continues to be the very best!

  13. Celeste Goff says:

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

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

  15. Maria Rodriguez says:

    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.

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

  17. Priscilla Joseph says:

    I can’t find the supply list?

  18. 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.

  19. Judy Jung says:

    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.

  20. Virginia L. says:

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

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

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