Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SOS 388: Ode to Jessi

The crafting community lost a beautiful citizen recently.

Jessi Fogan was an active participant in a variety of challenges, and a beloved design team member of several.

This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are paying tribute to this lovely soul the best way we crafters can: by using her art as inspiration for us.  In this way,  she lives on. 

I've made a card inspired by two of her creations.

This is my card:

Okay, so, Jessi was so inspiring that as I went sadly through her posts,  my heart lifted and my inspiration just began to swell from her creativity.  Initially,  I thought I'd kind of CASE THIS one:

... but as I began to create my version,  I felt a bright version was more fitting for the fun-loving Jessi.  So, I drew inspiration from the ginkgo leaf , the splatters, and the layout but went in search for a way to lighten it and brighten it.  I found THIS one:

I just love the inky goodness here!  I had already committed to the layout of the ginkgo card, but now I felt more direction for the brighter version.   I noticed the triple rhinestones on each,  but since my paper was so warped after the heat embossing (rrrr...) I decided to make it a postcard... so rhinestones were ditched for Stickles.  Perfect, because I notice Jessi was not shy with the glitter!

  • Canson watercolor panel, painted weeks ago.
  • WOW embossing powder in Sweet Cheeks.  You can see from the close-up how unique this powder is.
  • Stickles in Crystal
  • Gingko leaf carved by yours truly in December.
  • Perfect Medium pen used for the sentiment
  • Fiskars corner punch
  • Prussian Blue Color Bursts splattered over it
I hope you have a chance to peruse Jessi's blog-- you will undoubtedly be inspired.  This challenge at SOS will remain open for two weeks, so you will have plenty of time to create.


  1. Great idea to combine two inspired cards, Awesome carved stamp (you are so talented) Beautiful card.

  2. Wow Mimi, you've really captured both of Jessi's cards on your postcard! Love love love this!

  3. jessi was DEFINITELY never shy with the glitter lol! i love that you chose two cards and captured the spirit of both of them and still made something very YOU as well. which is really the ultimate tribute! ♥

  4. Great job! It was definitely hard to pick just one for inspiration. I understand exactly how you feel. I, too, combined two cards. Lovely, Lovely interpretation.
    Chana Malkah

  5. What a lovely thing to do, creating a challenge for her to be remembered by. I think your card represents both of her cards beautifully.

  6. What a beautiful 'Ode' to Jessi - you've really captured the essence of her style beautifully, Jo x

  7. Your take on Jessi's creation is gorgeous and you are right, the colours are just so Jessi xxoo