February 25, 2011

Godelieve *Day 5*

I want to start today with some BIG thank u's. First of all, HUGE thanks to Godelieve for allowing me to share her simply incredible work this week. Her BLOG always leaves me sooo inspired and I am grateful for all she shares with the stamping community. Second, thanks to all of you, my readers. Your comments and visits have been a boost of encouragement that I really needed this week which was quite stressful for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Okay, now for some stamping! Here is our last inspiration by Godelieve:
This ATC is magical! I love the effect of the layers on the grey background. I don't always reach for grey but Godelieve's creation has reminded me what a great neutral it can be! The green of the foliage of the plant adds an unexpected warm to her ATC. What a wonderful color combo for masculine cards.
Here is my take: I began by coloring white cardstock with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I stamped this background with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern S5507 using Pumice Stone Distress Ink and I also stamped Hero Arts Dictionary Greetings CL479 using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. With both stamps, I removed part of the ink from the stamp using a baby wipe before stamping. Hero Arts Sillouette Fern K5314 was stamped using Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers in two shades of green and one shade of brown. I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts Thank You For Being My Friend CL478) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Finally, I added Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges of each piece of cardstock.

Thanks again for popping by! Wishing you all a great weekend--I'm excited to be teaching class tomorrow to a fun group of ladies at my LSS, including my mom who has just started stamping and is a total natural! :) HUGS!

20 comments :

Kathy said...

I definitely agree that these are perfect colors for a masculine card and yours is just awesome! I love that fern stamp.

Dotty Jo said...

Sorry to hear you've had a stressy time hun. Your creativity has remained indiminished. What a great week this has been, Jo x

Karen said...

hi Jill....hope you are well and having fun with all your little people. I just want to tell you that I think you are amazing....
and Happy Friday too.
hugs,
K

Ruth S said...

Adorable inspiration again from both of you. It's been great to enjoy Godelieve's work this week ;)
Hope next week will go more smoothly for you Jill - best wishes!

Sandra said...

Godelieve is amazing! So are you Jill.
have a great weekend.
Sandra ltb

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Jill, what an amazing week with Godelieve! You are BOTH ultra-talented ladies!

Barb said...

Gorgeous, Ladies! Thanks for a fab week, Jill!

judy said...

Beautiful ATC and card inspired by it. Jill, your work inspires me!!

Anne said...

Fabulous cards this week Jill- love all of your amazing creations and what a wonderful inspiration the two of you have been for all of us! I admire both of you and your incredible talent so very much :)

Tiff said...

Love your layered backgrounds...like LOVE them! Another homerun indeed!

Nancy said...

those are some fabulous backgrounds...there is an art to doing it right and you both rocked it! beautiful inspiration!
bless you, sweet Jill!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great card from Godlieve and great card from you!

xxx Susi

Jen said...

Another awesome card!!! I just LOVE your work... lol
I get so excited every time I get my email with your blog info... :)
I've been buying hero arts stamps and been watching You tube trying to teach myself how to do what you do. :)
I need to find this background. What a great job!!! Wish I could attend your classes. :)
Hope your Mom has fun... Have a super weekend.
hugs,jen

shirley said...

Thank you Jill for such an awesome week of wonderful creations!

I LOVE both yours and Godelieve`s work.

Hope next week is a better one for you Jill..have a great weekend!

Godelieve said...

Most fabulous background Jill! The fern stamp looks so good on it. A great masculine card indeed.

Thanks you so much for featuring my cards this week. I love your interpretations, it was a real treat.

Thanks everyone for the nice comments and for visiting my blog!

Caro said...

It is beautiful as are all your cards but I am wondering what kind of cardstock you use as a base? I have tried painting with my distress inks and they just "run" on the paper???

Dawn said...

great card Jill.... your cards may have been inspired by some others, but are always stunning and very individual and they really inspire me as well. Thank you

Joy said...

Fantastic male card Jill, love the way you created the background, superb!

Anonymous said...

Totally, totally love your blog! It's so great to see what you do with the inspiration cards and I love being introduced to new artists. The only problem is where do I find the time to follow all their blogs. :)

Thanks!!!

Shawn K.

Anonymous said...

Another week of great cards. Thanks for sharing the blog and all of your "guests"!

Donna
So Cal