March 16, 2011

Inspired by...Joy, Day 2

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Now for our next card from this week's featured artist, Joy: Joy's card is so pretty! I love the soft blues, teals, and greys together. So soothing and easy on the eye! Joy's overall card design- using Labels 8 with a rectangle panel in the center and bow on top- is definitely one I can see myself turning to often!
Here is my take:
All Stamps Hero Arts. I began by stamping the flower image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the flowers using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stampers Big Brush Markers and PITT Artist Pens. The background was distressed using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Hero Arts Envelope Pattern was also stamped with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

Before I go, I just wanted to say that all of your comments yesterday were truly overwhelming (in a good way!) and touched my heart. Thank you all for taking the time to comment and visit-- you're the GREATEST!

31 comments :

Laura O'Donnell said...

just beautiful, Jill!

Alina said...

Very very nice card! I love the coloring!

Anonymous said...

What nice colors on both cards! MOM

Sandra said...

Joy's card is very pretty - love the bright colors in yours Jill!
Sandra ltb

Karen said...

Another stunning card! I just love the bright colors.

liannallama said...

wow! your cards are really beautiful! I'm adding you to my blog feed so I don't miss anything!

Becky said...

You always make the most beautiful cards. Thanks for being my inspiration!

BeaverlyBL said...

Really nice colors. I like your take, coloring and shading. I might have to get that Hero Envelope Background stamp. Very nice. Thank you.

Barb said...

Love joys pretty card and your take is gorgeous, Jill!

Brenda said...

Stunning Jill! I love your colours!

Sylvia F said...

Once again the cards are so inspirational. I must admit I did not really like Hero Arts stamps before this past year. Now I want them all especially when you and your feature artists show them off so well.

Ayana Posadas said...

So pretty, Jill! Your coloring is phenomenal!

Debbie said...

The coloring is great. Will have to try these soon.

Terri said...

WOW! The colors are so bright and vibrant! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs Ham said...

Amazing. I love those vibrant color. Wonderful techniques.

Nancy said...

Wonderfully inspiring cards today...loving all this fabulous color! I love that you used your inspiration's name as a sentiment, Jill!
blessings~

jen said...

Jill another beautiful card. Is that a sizzix die cut that you used for the shape of the card? I'm trying to find that cut without having to use my cricut.Thanks for the help.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Mendi said...

Wow! I LOVE this one--Those bright colors really pop on the white and paired with that envelope print is pure perfection! I just place a special order at my local scrapbook store for that background stamp--Seeing all the gorgeous examples I could no longer resist. :)

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Beautiful card (again)! How did you get your card that shape without the fold line at the top? In other words, the whole shape shows...not most of the shape with some fold lines.

Kathy said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Beautiful, really Jill. And now I have that lovely envelope pattern so I can try to copy you...well not the coloring but the background for sure:)

Carol said...

Your blog is new to me, your cards are very inspiring. I loved your take and Joy's card was wonderful also.

Isha said...

Jill you are doing wonders with these Pens...love love love your card.TFS

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, daring, vibrant colours.
I just love your card Jill.

Mary Mac

Anonymous said...

I have that stamp that Joy used! Now I have another piece of inspiration to look at! The colors in your card are beautiful Jill!

Donna
So Cal

Cindy said...

The cards you feature are incredible. Your "inspired by" cards make me want to grab my goodies and make my own "inspired by" cards! They are the happiest,prettiest cards!

Pat Castillo said...

Beautiful!

I'm glad the comments made your day yesterday--your site always makes my day! :)

Chelsea said...

Your vibrant colors are just wonderful!

Debbie said...

Great colors and coloring. Love the vibrancy. Like your flower arrangement. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

fantastic card Jill.... stunning doesn't even cover it.... Amazing

rush said...

so bright and happy!

Michelle said...

Both are beautiful! Your coloring is amazing! :)