November 22, 2011

Inspired by...Joan Bardee!

Hi everyone! This week I am very thrilled to announce that our featured stamper is the UBER talented Joan Bardee.  Joan's art has caught my eye for some time now and I feel truly honored to share some of it here.  You will DEFINITELY want to head over to Joan's BLOG and check it out.  If you're like me, you will spend LOADS of time oogling all of her precious cards.  Here's today's inspiration by Joan:
And I'm sure you'll all agree with me that Joan's coloring is simply divine.  Plus that strip of vellum for the sentiment is genius!
Here's my take:

All this week, using Joan's work as inspiration, I am also working on creating some sets of cards which can be given as gifts for Christmas.  So here's this card with it's entire set:

I began by stamping the flowers (Penny Black) repeatedly to cover each background and then and coloring with Copic markers.  The background was inked with Broken China and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.  Next I inked Penny Black Paisley Background with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.  Before stamping I removed some ink with a baby wipe.  The sentiment banners were inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink. All sentiments by Penny Black.
Thanks so much for stopping by, my stamping friends. :)
See ya tomorrow with another BEAUTY from Joan!

21 comments :

Isha said...

Superb inspired by card Jill. Love it just so so much.

Dee in N.H. said...

Really, really cool! I have long been an admirer of both you and Joan so this is a match made in heaven! Love your take on her pretty card!

Chelsea said...

I love the big sentiments!

Joy said...

Oooh! love these cards, Jill fab sets to give to someone..hugs

~amy~ said...

excellent work! Love Joan's inspiration card and your set is fabulous!

78thistles said...

Both cards are really lovely and your set will be a wonderful gift!

Barb said...

Wow! This should be a fabulous week! Look at those cards! Love the large vellum strips! Gorgeous work from both of you!

Lin said...

Beautiful inspiration! Love the vellum strips! And your set will be a real hit of a gift, I know!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

What a beautiful set. I love your colours. Someone is going to be very happy to get this!

katie said...

LOVE THEM!!! Great colors and great use of vellum!

Joan B said...

Jill, you are so sweet. Your cards are gorgeous. I would not have thought of stamping the background onto the flowers themselves. Much easier than masking and a beautiful result. Can't wait to see tomorrow!

Simone said...

All of these cards are so beautiful! I love your take on Joan's card Jill and your set is absolutely gorgeous!

Julie Ebersole said...

*monkey clapping* YAY!!! Love Joan! This is gonna be too fun!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

GORGEOUS cards!!!
Thank you!

T. Kaiser said...

Beautiful card!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous set Jill. Great inspiration from Joan

Smilie girl said...

Yeah!!! I'm so excited that you are show casing Joan. Beautiful set that you made.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous use of vellum that adds a special touch and allows your beautiful artwork to shine.

Tiffany said...

Very happy and colorful cards! Love the encouraging and thoughtful sentiments to go a long with them!

SmilynStef said...

So thrilled to see the talented Ms Joan featured ... awesome cards.

Glenda Waterworth said...

Absolutely stunning cards from you and Joan. Glad I stumbled on your blog (via Pinterest).

Glenda