April 22, 2011

Lisa *Day 5* and a Giveaway

I want to begin today by thanking Lisa for allowing me to share her work here on "Inspired by..." and for always being such an inspiration to all of us stampers! Remember you can see lots of Lisa's cheery creations HERE. This is our last inspiration photo by Lisa:The beautiful color scheme in Lisa's photo inspired me to create this: I began by inking up a Penny Black cling background by coloring it with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Markers. I spritzed my stamp before stamping. Next, I added shading directly to the stamped image using PITT Artist Pens. The center die cut was then distressed with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. The background began as white cardstock and was distressed using Worn Lipstick, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, and Fired Brick Distress Ink. Sentiment by Penny Black 3380D Feel Better. Now for a giveaway--just what every Friday needs; right? :) The sweet Britta Swiderski has given me a copy of her new and exciting e-book, No-Stress Distress Inks, to giveaway. You can read more about the e-book HERE. To win, just leave a comment on this post and Britta and I will announce a winner on Monday. Be sure to include your email with your comment so we can get the book sent to you if you win! :) Have a fabulous weekend, my friends! HUGS!

60 comments :

Isha said...

This is stunning Jill. I wish I could see you creating all these gorgeous beauties in person. TFS and can I try to CASE this one???
igupta06@gmail.com

Lynlee said...

Beautiful card, love the colors! Thank you :)

Alle mooie dingen said...

what a nice surprise for a sunny friday...
i loved to join this give away
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com
anita@robenanita.nl

SannaS said...

i've enjoyed so much Lisa's brilliant photos and your brilliant inspired cards this week!! so vibrant and energetic photos and cards!! =)
thanks for the chance to win the e-book!!
hugs, SannaS
sannaelna@gmail.com

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!
How fun to win an ebook

Chelsea (spredbirds@aol.com)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! I love the picture and your card interpretation is beautiful, Jill. Distress ink instruction is always a plus thanks for the giveaway!!

Karen said...

I've loved this week watching you create cards from photo inspiration. Although I'm a photographer, it never occurred to me to do that. Probably because there's more inspiration on the internet (and this blog!) than I can manage to recreate as it is! But it's been fun and made me open my eyes to new possibilities. Although I don't comment every day, I don't miss a day here; love your work! I just started using Distress Inks on a daily basis and would love to have a copy of that book. Thanks.

Tanya said...

Beautiful card and inspiration! I love distressed inks, besides Memento black, they are the only other stamp pads that remain on my desk! The work you do with yours is incredible! Thanks for a chance to win!

GabrielaD said...

Stunning! I love your cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

stampinfranni said...

Jill, I just discovered your blog this morning, and it makes me so happy! I wish I could stay home and play today, but I have to go to work. I seldom feel inspired enough to become a Follower, but you've won me over. I love the concept of your blog, the inspiration you share from others, and most of all your own phenomenal artwork. I love your use of vibrant color. And now I have to learn more about the Faber Castel big markers.

Thanks also for offering a great giveaway. Distress inks have long been a fave of mine. I don't expect to win, but it sure would be nice!

Thank you for sharing yourself with the rest of us. I look forward to spending lots of time here!
Fran in FL

Isabelle said...

Wow! your card is so ''bright'' , colorful for a good spring day!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful card, sure to make anyone feel better. Thanks for a chance to win, paperobsessed at gmail dot com.

Nancy said...

oooh...loving that color today! i'm sorry to see the week with Lisa come to an end; i've thoroughly enjoyed her amazing photos and your equally amazing interpretations! thanks for all the inspiration...
blessings~

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your card and Lisa's photos! Would love to win Britta's book too! Thanks.

Jess said...

Thanks so much for all the Lisa inspiration this week. I love her. What am I saying? Thanks for your inspiration every day!!

Dawn G said...

The colors on this card are so beautiful! I just love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win Britta's e-book. Looks awesome....distress inks..yum!

shirley said...

Wonderful photography and equally wonderful card by you Jill!
The e-book sounds exciting.

jumbledhutch said...

This is just gorgeous! I love your work so much! I would love to win an e-book :)

kshutch@gmail.com

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Jill! Don't count this comment for the giveaway -- just wanted to say thanks so much for having me this week. It's truly an honor.

It's been so much fun seeing the cards that you came up with based on the photos. LOVE this one, it's just amazingly gorgeous. HUGE HUGS! :)

Cris said...

What a gorgeous card! The colors are just amazing(as always, haha)
Thank you for the chance to win Britta's book, her videos are always perfect!

gaijinjoy said...

I have distress inks, but I've not had success in creating the smooth color transitions and neat effects that I see you do. Your work is always lovely and inspiring.

Ayana Posadas said...

Gorgeous card, Jill. It matches the inspiration photo perfectly. I love the flowers and I love those colors.
Thanks to you and Britta, for the fun giveaway! Hope you have a fabulous weekend. :)

Milla said...

Great card, Jill, love the colours! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane said...

Another beauty.....love those awesome colors!! Fun week...thanks!
dianegreghov (at) att (dot) net

sorry for the safety feature of my email above..it helps slightly...lol!

Patti said...

All of your designs are so stunning! I absolutely love your use of color!

Tiff said...

GORGEOUS, soft, and beautiful! Like a rich tapestry! LOVE!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, this is a fabulous card Jill! Love the colours you used here, so vivid!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I really enjoys your take on all the lovely pictures this week!
theproc at frontier dot com

Brenda said...

Thank you very much for your creativity. I always enjoy seeing the showcased creation and your result. Stupendous! Thanks for the chance.
brenda_c@telus.net

Tania A said...

Love the pink distressed background! I love Britta's work too, this is such a sweet giveaway :)

Dotty Jo said...

What a fun week Jill! Your cards have all been truly lovely. TFS, Jo x
dottypudding@aol.com

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning photograph and an amzazing card Jill, its been a great week!!

Teepee said...

Jill, your cards just keep getting better. I love the way you "see" inspiration from other sources. You are blessed with an artistic sense that I covet! lol Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.
marter@roadrunner.com is my email addy

Gramma said...

Beautiful photo and card interpretation! Thank you for sharing Lisa's photos and your cards.

Brit's No-Stress Distress Inks series was/is fun to watch. Thanks to both of your for a chance at the e-book.

kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

Nadinebd said...

That book looks like it is filled withgreat lessoms & ideas. If it is good as it looks, I would move on to videos.Thanks for the giveaway chancd

akagreenhouse said...

I love your blog! I get such great ideas here. It gives me examples of inspiration in different forms. Thanks
Cathy
akagreenhouse at hotmail dot com

Terri (blindstamper) said...

First, don't count me in the contest...I already bought Britta's e-book...love her stuff! Thanks for offering a Friday prize though. Second, I want to say just how much I LOVE your work. Your incredible use of color is so inspiring!

CathyR said...

Beautiful card. I love your work, you are such an inspiration.

Jean said...

Your cards are absolutely the best!! Fabulous colors! Your blog is my favorite!

Tiffany said...

Really fabulous colors on this, Jill!

pcm said...

great colors! And that e-book is such an interesting idea! Thanks for the chance to check it out!

Debbie said...

Your colors are always so bright and saturated!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, bright card. You and Britta are two of my favorite bloggers and artist!
bditto@hotmail.com

jen said...

Another beautiful card! Happy Easter. It's nice that you know Britta...her work is beautiful too! I watch her videos all the time. I found her on You tube when I was searching one day.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

Helen said...

What an exciting book. Thanks for all the inspirations.

Princess said...

I love distress...and I love ebooks...and I love videos! It's been said that good things come in threes. I'd love to win. Thanks.

rowena_b said...

I love all your cards Jill!! I also love Britta's cards especially when she uses distress inks! Keep making beautiful cards! and thanks for the chance to win Britta's e-book!!

Angela said...

Wow what a beautiful picture and card!! I would love to learn about distress ink, I have them all but I am stressed on how to use them so I think I need the no stress distress ink book :-)
Thank you for the chance to win and have a wonderful weekend!

Jana said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous. The colors are just perfection!

Froggietalks said...

What lovely colours on that card!! I love the use of the die cut as well... and thank you for the chance to win Britta's E-book!

Colorado Crafter said...

I'm a fairly new follower of your blog and I enjoy it so much!! Thanks for a chance to win the e-book. (cocrafter at gmail.com)

Cathy said...

I love distress inks and it would be great to learn more ways to use them!

Disp6194 said...

Wow this is amazing Jill, so bright and sunny. I can't wait to get my hands on some Faber-Castell products. Plus I love my distress inks and I am super intrigued by Britta's e-book. Girlie you are enabling me all over :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful flowers. And your card is gorgeous! lacyquilter@gmail.com

Pat Castillo said...

What a great week--loved the cards and the photography! My husband does photography on the side, too, so I really enjoyed being inspired by the great shots! :)

Thanks for the chance to win, too!

nhorbyc@yahoo.com :)

Anette H said...

Gorgeous photo, and gorgeous card! You blow me away every day with your creations, Jill!
Happy Easter!
(anette.hjerpaasen(at)yahoo.com)

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous cards this week Jill, I really enjoyed watching you Rose colouring tutorial.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I really enjoy watching how you use the different photos to create beautiful cards!

Thank you for sharing your talents and all of the beautiful inspirational pieces.

ruzarbl65@gmail.com

Agata said...

I could finally see where from your inspiration came for this stunner!!! Gorgeous card! Happy Easter, Jill! :)

donna mikasa said...

What a fun week with Lisa! Her photos are just gorgeous and I love the inspiration you got from all of them....just amazing!