March 18, 2011

Joy *Day 4*

Happy Friday! One quick note before we begin, keep your eyes peeled on the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog today- they will be announcing the winner of the Faber-Castell Mixed Media Starter Kit giveaway! And don't worry if you miss it, I will post the winner here tomorrow, too. :)
Today is our last day of inspiration by Joy and I've saved one of my FAVORITE pieces of Joy's stamped art for today. Check it out:
Isn't this art journal piece by Joy breathtaking? I love the soft colors and layering. And the distressed look in pastels couldn't be sweeter!
Here is my take. I was especially inspired by Joy's color scheme:
All Stamps Hero Arts. The pale blue background was created by distressing white cardstock (Neenah Tiara White) with Broken China Distress ink (very lightly) and then stamping with Hero Arts background stamp inked in Hero Hues Soft Leaf ink. The tan center panel was distressed with Antique Linen Distress ink and I also swiped the Antique Linen ink pad directly on the paper--this really adds a great "texture" to the distressing. The butterflies were inked lightly with Worn Lipstick and Antique Linen Distress Ink. The sentiment was stamped using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Thanks soooooo much to Joy and all of you for making this week so fun for me! See you on Sunday when I get out my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft goodies and play in my sketchbook! HUGS!

18 comments :

Karen said...

I think I love everything you do Jill...
Have a great weekend

Chelsea said...

Love the butterflies!

Kathy said...

Oh how beautiful Joy's piece is!! And what a wonderful job you've done Jill being inspired by it. So soft and serene:)

Lin said...

Beautiful softness from both of you - loved Joy's work, and your take on it this week!

Anonymous said...

I really like the colors, too! Nice! MOM

Barb said...

Wonderful week, filled with inspiration for all of us! Love this take on Joy's pretty card! Your soft, blue background seems to glow!

Nat said...

it's been a beautiful week of inspiration on your blog, love these cards!

Michelle said...

Both are exquisite! :)

Evelyn S. said...

Everything has been beautiful. Your blog is special, even when you aren't featuring something as you've been doing this past week! I'm certainly 'inspired by' your creations.

Anonymous said...

I really like the layering of Joy's card, so pretty!
I check out your blog every day Jill and am always amazed at what you do! Thanks for sharing it all!

Donna
So Cal

Tiffany said...

Love the delicate pink and blue together, so quaint and pretty!

Angel said...

That is a beautiful card!!

jen said...

Just beautiful!!!! Have a great weekend.
hugs,jen

Julie H (MN) said...

Your's is one blog I never skip a day to read! I love that you give us inspiration in two cards, not just one. Thanks for sharing!
Julie

Debbie said...

I remember that one from Joy's blog and thought it was beautiful too. Yours turned out great, Jill. I like the coloring of the butterflies and love how that background turned out. what a great card. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Just beautiful Jill. The way you added the ink to the background is stunning... such texture.

Jenn Biederman said...

Love these! Beautifully done. :) I just emailed you...

JulieHRR said...

Ohhhhhh, beautimous!!!