March 14, 2011

Inspired by...Joy

Okay, soooo many of you have been calling me a BIG tease because of my post last Friday. And you are going to REALLY think I am a tease after this---I had my dates wrong and I can't make my little announcement until tomorrow! I am so SORRY! Will you forgive me if I give you another sneak?? :)
Now onto our next featured artist--Joy of dustypenny designs!! Joy is one talented lady and I can't wait to share her work this week. Check out our first inspiration card by Joy:
As soon as I saw this card that Joy created in a Jennifer McGuire class I was inspired. Don't you just love those cards that you see that make you want to RUN to your craft room and start stamping? The colors on this card are so springy and happy and of course I can't get enough of the overall design! And I just love that Joy shares what she learns in her classes on her blog and flickr photostream- you'll have to check it out!
And here's my take:
The floral panel on this card was created by coloring the beautiful Penny Black stamp, Flower Amongst Flowers (4155L), with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Markers. I then stamped it on white cardstock. After stamping, I added shading to the flowers using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pens. The background was distressed with Broken China and Crushed Olive Distress Ink. Sentiment by Hero Arts (CL487).
Thanks so much for popping by and I sure hope you believe me when I say I will have a little announcement for you tomorrow! ;) HUGS!

21 comments :

Chelsea said...

Awesome card. Love the colors! Can't wait to hear tomorrow.

Sandra said...

likely story .... but you made up for it with your beautiful card and Joy's blog to stalk!
Sandra ltb

Kathy said...

Hmmm...getting a little suspicious! I think you like keeping us in suspense!!! LOL- your card is so very pretty, Jill!

Lin said...

I can't remember this one of Joy's so it'a great for you to show us - you are so right.....I want to drop everything and go make a CASE of it! Yours is lovely also, in your wonderful unique style! I guess we can wait one more day :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards--I am catching spring fever--MOM

joy said...

I love Joy's card and your take on it is so pretty. Thanks for sharing these.

Anne said...

Fabulous card by both of you! The markers you have been using lately are just great Jill (the colors are amazing)- might have to go get myself some!

Barb said...

I suppose if we have to wait. . . .Love both of these cards today! Joy's is so beautiful with the design and colors! Love your fab take too, Jill!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful cards, joys is so pretty and I love your take on it.

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jen said...

I LOVE your card!! Again your work just amazes me...Your colors are just so vibrant..I try but mine never come out looking like this. :)
Great job and thanks for always inspiring me. Can't wait to hear your news.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

pcm said...

great cards :) can't wait to hear your big news!

Dotty Jo said...

Sooooooooo lovely - quite dazzling! Jo x

AnitaRex said...

Hmmm I have a feeling I know what your announcement will be! I love your card today, so very springy and beautiful! And happy your inspired by Joy this week, she is so talented!

shirley said...

Love the vibrant colours of your card.Just gorgeous!Both cards.
Guess I will just HAVE to come back tomorrow for your news ;)

Heather Ruwe said...

WOW. great cards! loving the colors on both. it does make me wanna go and stamp!

Nancy said...

wow, wow, wow! oh wow! let me just pull myself together here, Jill your card is astoundingly gorgeous (still trying to get my jaw back in place). Thanks for choosing Joy as your inspiration this week, I've been inspired and delighted by her art for so long, kudos to Joy!
blessings~

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Thanks so much for featuring me this week, Jill! Great card, love the flowers! Big hugs.

Virginia L. said...

So awesome! love Joy's card and yours! Hope to heara about the BIG news soon :)

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous stamping, love the graduation of color in the stamping, so sweet!

Stephanie said...

BEAUTIFUL colouring!!! Those flowers are soo gorgeous! Wow, wow, wow!