March 7, 2011

Inspired by...Julia Stainton

I'm so thrilled to announce that this week's featured artist is the UBER talented Julia Stainton! I love each and every one of Julia's cards (by the way, you MUST check out her blog Belle Papier) as they are all filled with such texture, beautiful color, and balanced designs.
Here is our first inspiration card by Julia:

I love how soft and sweet this vintage card is! Julia is a master at pairing patterned papers and stamps. The soft robin egg blue looks beautiful with the light tan. And don't you love her embellishments? Perfectly placed as always!
Here is my take: I began by stamping the large Lynnwood Background stamp (J-987 by Outlines) with Versamark Ink on tan paper. I sprinkled it and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I applied Broken China Distress over this embossed image. Finally, I stamped Hero Arts Friend Definition (CG125) using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, removing some of the ink with a baby wipe before stamping. The embossed areas will resist this text ink, and I removed it using a baby wipe. The sentiment (Hero Arts CL491) was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
And since it is the 7th of the month, it's time to share another Tiffany Doodles card for the monthly challenge. This month the challenge is fun photo inspiration, so be sure to check out the details HERE. Here's my card. I channeled my inner Kathy Racoosin (one of my stamping idols) when coloring and "dotting" this Tiffany Doodles butterfly!

Thanks for visiting! See you tomorrow with another stunner from Julia!

24 comments :

Joy said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! this I think is one of my all time favourite cards by you Jill, LOVE!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow! I agree with Joy.
Your cards get better and better. Every time I think I see my favorite of yours, you then create something else that ends up being even more amazing!

Isha said...

I have to agree with Joy and Ayana. Both the cards are just awasome Jill.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful cards, Jill. MOM

Rachel Izakowicz said...

These are just stunning -- I love all your work, but that first card really stands out to me. I'm going to get inky now - I feel very inspired!

Pam said...

I agree with everyone. I absolutely LOVE this card! You have outdone yourself yet again!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

~amy~ said...

yeah for Julia...I'm a huge fan of her work....love her card and YOURS...wow!

Kathy said...

Julia's card is beautiful and I love your take on it! Love the colors. Then I see the butterfly from Tiffany's doodles and I'm just blown away! What gorgeous work, Jill, really gorgeous:)

Dotty Jo said...

Pure magic... I sense another great week ahead! Jo x

Barb said...

That first card is so beautiful, Jill! Love the colors and torn sentiment tag! Gorgeous butterfly on the second card! It just glows! Love it!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous butterfly Jill!

Willemien's Blog said...

I love your butterfly Jill! And I love the background you added too... Love it!!

justsomestuffimade said...

Such stunning cards, both from you and Julia. I love her blog so I can't wait to see what you come up with as inspiration this week ;)
Thanks for sharing, Ruth S

Kim said...

Another beautiful creation!!

Nancy said...

Super delicious loveliness today, Jill! I love both the inspiration and the inspired!
blessings~

Clare said...

Wow, AMAZE-ing cards, Julia and Jill! I am so in love with the color - I haven't tried anything like it yet! And the designs are beautiful!

Anne said...

Gorgeous creation Jill- this will be another amazing week! Will be back to visit everyday :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, breath taking!!!

Tiff said...

I adore Julia's work!!!! ALL of these cards are beyond gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool stamping and like how you tore the sentiment.
the second card is so cute, the style of the embossing folder goes great with the style of the butterfly!

MicheyMoo said...

I love how you channelled your inner "Kathy" Jill. Its gorgeous and totally transforms that lovely butterfly into a stunner.
Your gorgeous "smile" card is beautiful too. xx

Tracey said...

LOVE them all!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agata said...

I guess no one inspires me like you!!! I don't have much time to visit everyday or even every second or third day... But am browsing now and fell in love with this gorgeous blue/brown card!!! What a masterpiece! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work!