June 21, 2011

Inspired by...Joanne Sharpe

I am thrilled to announce that this week's featured artist is the uber-talented Joanne Sharpe. All of Joanne's work which I will be sharing this week is hand-drawn by herself. So, so, SOOO IMPRESSIVE. Take a look at this masterpiece: art © joanne sharpe 2011

I love Joanne's use of bright colors. Her whimsical drawings and hand-lettering just make me smile! And what a great quote, too. Very touching for me personally with my new change in career. Be sure to pop over to her blog so you can take in more of her awesome artwork, my friends!
Here is my take: The background and flowers on this card were colored using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Markers. So that I could have a watercolor look, I colored with the markers on an acrylic block, spritzed with water, and then painted the color on using a paint brush. I also added just a bit of white with a white gel pen on the tips of the petals of the flowers.I drew the border, grass, and some extra doodles on the flower image using a extra-fine tipped Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pen. All stamps Penny Black: 3388K Unfold,30-032 Enjoy Life.

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Oh, and shall I give you another hint about my BIG announcement coming soon. Let's see, how about this? Thanks for visiting! HUGS!

30 comments :

Diane said...

Wow...her art is beautiful...and your take on it is just as beautiful...still stumped as to what the annoucemtn could be...except maybe an online class or a dvd tutorial??

Elizabeth Allan said...

Joanne's drawing is absolutely beautiful!! Jill you captured the hand-drawn and doodled effect gorgeously in your card!!

Alina said...

Lovely card!

Milla said...

Great card!

Your announcement... Could it be that you'll be making a DVD (=the first hint) and it's going to be a tutorial/teaching (=the second hint) and it's about heart surgery (=today's hint)? LOL!!! Just kidding with the last one! ;D Can't wait what it is though :)

Kathy said...

Just beautiful, Jill. Joanne's card is definitely a masterpiece (hand drawn!!!) but I love your interpretation of her card. Beautiful!

Dotty Jo said...

All hand drawn - wow! Love your take Jill, what a beauty! Jo x

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the inspiration piece. great artist. your take is wonderful as usual! can't wait for your announcement.

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, love your take on it, yes her art work is stunning. I look forward to your announcement about your new career.

Lin said...

WOWZERS, Joanne's card is amazing! Love your take on it, too. And Jill, you are such a tease - I have no clue what these hints are adding up to :)

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful cards! MOM

redscrap said...

realy beautiful, thecard, nice collors
greetings mina

Anonymous said...

Once Again, these are beautiful.
Julie H. MN

Cathy A said...

Jill the water colour effect is stunning on this card, Joanne is a really talented artist too!

Lillian Child said...

Oh how I wish I had good handprinting! Joanne's artwork is amazing, and your take on it is equally as stunning. And your clue ... a heart ... might it have something to do with Heartwarming Vintage?

Sue McRae said...

Wow, I love the vivid colours that Joanne uses and your take on her card is fantastic.

joanne sharpe said...

Thank you ALL for your sweet and kind comments! I am delighted to share with such a wonderful creative like Jill!
joanne

Britta Swiderski said...

Big announcement?! Oh goodness, I couldn't be more excited for whatever it is. I hope you'll be designing product! That would be so cool. Your card rocks today, as always. I love how you took the awesome sketchy style of her hand-lettering and drawing and translated it so easily into your card. I love the flicks of ink around the card - are those the big brush markers as well? Thanks for sharing!

sheila said...

whoaaaa......thank you Jill for introducing us (well, me at least :) to Joanne Sharpe...I have never seen her work before and wowza...really, seriously WOWZA! and your take on her card is uber cool....it is like a painting and love that you "greened" the space between the flower stems....great detail.

Sandra said...

WOW! love them both!
Thanks Jill.
Sandra ltb

Isha said...

Gorgeous water color effect Jill. I love your card and the original artwork is stunning too. TFS

Chris Space said...

So I check out your blog as I do every day and surprise of all surprises I see my friend Joanne Sharpe as your inspiration! Joanne and I live a couple of miles from each other. For years I've assisted her with the signs she creates. She not only is a creative person, but she's as wonderful friend to all. Thanks so much for recognizing her as an inspiration and for inspiring me with your creativeness as well!!!

CardArTart said...

Joanne's card is really really bright! I like your take on it :)

alexandra s.m. said...

gorgeous card Jill <3

Dawn said...

WOW that is amazing inspiration today Jill and what you have created is wonderful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Jill. The colors are so pretty and that flower image is perfect. Great take on the inspiration card. :o)

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, like the extra doodling you added to your creation!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL Jill...oh girl you are soo talented!!!!

78thistles said...

Love how you acheived that light, translucent background with those markers. The card is lovely.

Carmen said...

Wow! Love, love, love her art!! You did a wonderful job with yours too...I may try something similar soon! Beautiful work all around!!

Brenda said...

I love, love your card Jill! What a beautiful take on Joannes' art work!