May 2, 2010

Michelle *Day 5*

Today is our last day of inspiration by Michelle and I've saved one of my favorite "Skrappergirl" cards: This card is the perfect marriage of image and sentiment! It evokes such strong emotions for me in that it ties the changes we see in nature to the changes in our lives. And while change can be scary, this work of art is a reminder of the beauty in change, too! The warm shading of the focal point tree draws the eye in. This card has that fabulous artsy feeling that just makes me want to hang it up in my house. And did you notice the fine stitching and distressing on the central panel? Great touch, Michelle!

Here is my take:

Hero Arts Stamps (K5344, CL342), Trees (All Night Media)
I want to send a special thanks to Michelle for allowing me to share her wonderful cards on my blog this week. Thanks also for all of your patience with me as I have been under the weather this week! Be sure you check out Michelle's great PHOTOSTREAM and BLOG to see lots more of her creations!!! Hugs and see you tomorrow with the next "Inspired by..." stamper!

18 comments :

Be(e) said...

Oh Jill! This is fab!!! Love the background and the trees!! Great work!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous rich colors and beautiful scenes on both cards! Wow!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jill, Michelle's card is a beauty isn't it and one that just couldn't fail to delight and inspire. Your take is really beautiful and really moving and full of emotion. Nice work sweet girl! Jo x

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, they are both so beautiful. The rich, colorful backgrounds are amazing!

Lin said...

I don't remember seeing that card of Michelle's; it is a beaut! And your take is so lovely, too. Great theme and colors on both.

Sasya said...

Love it, Jill!!! LOVE your card!!! the sunset is amazing!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, Jill! Your sunset is stunning!

Nancy said...

I seriously love this card by Michelle, the message and art are simply wonderful. As always Jill you have taken some extraordinary inspiration and created a masterpiece! The beautiful sunset colors are perfection, I love the technique and the total design. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!
bless you,
nancy

Michelle said...

Jill this is beyond beautiful. It's fabulous. I can't stop staring at your sunset...just amazing.

Thank you for featuring me this week. I cannot begin to describe what an honor it was to be the featured artist on this creative, inspiring, phenomenal blog of yours. THANK YOU!

Thank you to all Jill's followers who had kind and wonderful things to say about my cards. They made my day each and every day :) <3 Michelle

Tiffany said...

Wow! Mesmerizing background, this also reminds me of a perfectly spooky Halloween feel with the black and orange, it's lovely and mysterious, I adore it!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I really like the bold colors in the background! Both are super cards!

Karen from MI said...

Hi Sweet Jill! Gosh I LOVE your style and EVERYONE of your cards! Each one is DIFFERENT and SO INSPIRING! You pulled out all of the stops on this card.....it's really INSPIRING. I LOVE all of the different techniques you've included and your nice details. What a FANTASTIC design, too. I'm sorry that I miss so much of your AMAZING work, Jill. I will DO BETTER...........keep the BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION coming. Love, Karen xoox

Vanessa said...

So fabulous! I love your take on the beautiful inspiration! Your work is super!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is breathtaking, Jill!! Love the brilliant rick colors and the design! You ROCK, my friend!!

Barb said...

I must have missed this card of Michelle's. It really is a beautiful one! I love the way you described how it makes you feel, Jill! Your card is gorgeous too! I love the distressing and water spots! And the black hill and trees create such a stunning effect! Wonderful!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous distressing!

donna mikasa said...

An absolutely stunning take on Michelle's card! I'm a big fan of your ink distressing and water splotching! Thanks for sharing your inspiring work, as always!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! stunning card! that background is gorgeous! i LOVE this!!