Saturday, May 6, 2017

Inspired by Artist Eva Magill-Oliver

My last post explained that I use all types of art, home decor, etc for inspiration with my paper crafting. It is not that I don't use nature or my other surroundings, but I recognize that other artists have a more keen eye and talent than myself in drawing inspiration from said nature, surroundings, etc. Just like I am drawn to certain rubber stamp images or die cuts, when I look at other artist's paintings or collage work I am drawn to, I seem to constantly be thinking "oh...I have a stamp kind of like that, or I have a die that would work in a similar fashion". 

I found Eva Magill-Oliver on Instagram. I was immediately captivated by her paintings and her paper art. Once I went to her actual website, I was blown away by the art and imagery. Visit her website here. When I decided I wanted to devote a blog post to her piece with my interpretation, I contacted her. She very graciously allowed me to use a piece for inspiration and include info about her in this blog post. 

I love to explore the movements, patterns, and connections found in the natural world. I am in awe of nature's subtle variations and how they flow and influence one another. ~Eva Magill-Oliver

I was really drawn to the piece on the right. Below is my interpretation using Stampin' Up! products. I used a flower from the Remarkable You stamp set, a texture stamp from Best Birds and what will I'm sure be my new favorite word stamp from a set available in June called Colorful Seasons. I used Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso reinkers to watercolor with. 

The actual card measures 5.25 x 6.0. After I had cut out the flowers and finished the watercolor background, I decided I wanted the flowers to continue past the watercolor background and rather like the look this gives. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading a little bit about my creative process and what makes me "tick".  I appreciate artists who inspire me and are blazing the trails I can follow. Please visit Eva's website and follow her on Instagram. I promise you will be inspired also. 

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Artfully Yours,



  1. Your card is just gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Spectacular work, Kim!

  3. Stunning. And I so love that you shared your process with us all. Beautiful work. I am inspired now as well.

  4. I always really enjoy your posts! Keep them coming! Your work is stunning!

  5. This card is so beautiful! It's awesome how you were able to recreate that super rich background from the paintings! I also loved the info about how you were inspired! I often am inspired by the craziest things, like a random clothing display. Thanks for being an inspiration yourself!


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