Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sharing a week with Joy Taylor: Day 1

Hello there! 

I've been wanting to spend a week on my blog with other stampy friends to share inspiration and ideas.  My first victim is Joy Taylor from Australia.  Joy is one of the fabulous artists on the design team for Purple Onion.  You may have seen her stuff on Flickr, she also has a BLOG, and a photo gallery on Purple Onion. 

So here is what we decided to do.  Each day we will show you our inspiration piece and what we have made with it.  Today's piece is a pillow from Pier 1 Imports.  Check it out! I only wish I owned it. 


I loved the wavy pattern and decided to cut my favorite Basic Grey papers in a similar fashion. Shhhh.....I got so wrapped up in my papers I forgot to stamp!  Didn't feel it needed stamping once it came together.  I used my Versamark Pen to write "Merry Christmas", I followed along the wave then white embossed. I added a string of pearls along the bottom wave as my pom poms.

 
And here's a close-up of my embossed letters. They're not perfect just kinda homey looking.
 

NOW you get to check out Joy's blog HERE to see her creation for today.  Just FAB!!!!

Enjoy and we'll be seeing you tomorrow!

26 comments :

kath said...

wow shari....absolutely stunning and love your homely writing....hugs kath xxx

Sarah said...

Love this, Shari! Love how you drew from your inspirational piece!

Lucy Abrams said...

WOW - this is incredible. LOVE the wavy pattern. Gorgeous.

Virginia L. said...

True inspiration! LOVE your take on the gorgeous photo!

Anne said...

Fantastic interpretation Shari, fab card --- wouldn't mind owning the cushion (pillow) either !
Anne xxx

Lin said...

What a great inspiration piece - love what you came up with! Your letters are amazing!

joy said...

What a wonderful card, and with no stamping to boot! I love curves, circles, scallops, dots - so much more pleasing to my eye than sharp angles. The Basic Grey papers are fab, too!

Joy said...

WOW! This is stunning Shari, such a nice surprise to wake up to this morning. Love how you created all those layers so effective, thanks so much for the week, sending hugs!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi, love everything about this card, your greeting is perfect and you're so right, who needs stamping on something so perfect:0) xx

Anne said...

What a wonderful way to folow the wavey lins of the pillow- glad to see someone else use their Versmark pen like that! Fabulous creation Shari :)

Barb said...

Oh my goodness! Are you clever or what?!! I LOVE THIS, Shari!! What a fun inspiration piece! Love your creative mind! The colors, sparkle and pearls are all just fab!

Tracey said...

Shari I think this card is AMAZING!!! I just saw this pillow last night while shopping at Pier 1...wish I could have it too!!!

Jill said...

Oh Shari- I am sooooooo excited for your week with Joy! You are two of my favorite stampers! :) I love, love, love your card today- the wavy paper is such a fun look. And you've added so many beautiful details to your card- I could just keep looking at it and find new fantastic touches!

DeAnna said...

Beautiful card!! I love the Wassail line too... I made an advent calendar with it, LOVE it!

Barbara said...

What a great idea. Your card is beautiful. Love the curves and the stitching!!!!

AnitaRex said...

WOW! I LOVE THE WAY YOU WROTE THE MERRY CHRIStMAS! It looks sooo cool! I like the wavy lines, such a cool card! Totally jealous of Joy!

Vanessa said...

Ok, my jaw dropped when I saw this incredible card!!! This is amazing, Shari! I am sure Joy is a very happy little victim!

Simone said...

Wow Shari this is stunning! I love the layers in this card and the stitching :) That pillow is gorgeous too! :)

Eveline said...

Brilliant card. I love how you did the sentiment.
Eveline.

Jane said...

Perfection!

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

Just love this. Love the Merry Christmas fitting into the curves.

Paula Pascual said...

Gorgeousness, not that I expect any =thing less from you!
You are so inspirational.

Babsarella said...

What a stunning card!!! LOVE IT!!

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely fabulous! wonderful take on the inspirations. love this delightful card, Shari!

Nancy said...

Amazing card! Love the idea of you and Joy teaming up to bring your talents to the masses.

CinnamonSally said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww can't beleive this its so beautiful, love all the texture and detail. Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!