November 5, 2006


There are different kinds of friends -- childhood, work related, long time, and then my "new" internet friends. I was telling my husband last night how touched I've been at how my internet friends have reached out to me during the past few months. You've inspired this card. As usual, the picture doesn't reflect the true colors of this card. There is no blue in this card! Everything I used for this card is from Stampin Up, except the watercolor paper, the black pen and the black Memories ink. The flower is from Natural Beauty. I watercolored the main image on watercolor paper, using orange and red reinkers and an artichoke watercolor crayon. I made the background with the Cheesecloth background stamped with classic white ink on artichoke paper, and then stamped the words in black over it. I used a black pigment pen to go over the word "FRIEND" and to draw the little lines around the focal image. I painted the borders around the main image by drawing with orange and artichoke watercolor crayons and smoothed out the lines with a very wet watercolor brush. If you saw the card, you'd notice some sponging on the layers as well. Well, I started this little project about 6 hours ago! What a fun day. How lucky I am to have the time to do what I love.


  1. Joan

    this card is just beautiful! the coloring is outstanding.

    I so appreciate all of your work. Thank you for sharing with us.


  2. Love your card. Very nice. Sometimes internet friends are the best, especially the crafty ones.
    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. You've done it again! Beautiful card. I'm so glad you are still able to get the time to do what you love with everything going on in your life with mom, etc. :)

  4. WOW this is sooo cute!!! thank you for sharing it! This set is one of my favorite! :)

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your ideas! I hope you and all of your family are doing well.


  6. this is a beautiful card Joan!! love the watercoloring!! we need to thank you for sharing your work, time, and talents with us!!

  7. Joan,
    Thank *you* for being you. I so enjoy visiting you every day.
    Hope all is still good with you mom and the rest of the family.
    Gorgeous card too, btw!
    Rubber Hugs,
    Renee V. aka: happystamper05

  8. Thank you for sharing this lovely art. Brightened my morning.

  9. This card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it. Thank you for all your kind words on my blog, they really brighten my day!

  10. Joan,

    Your creation is beautiful. I'm so glad that you have "internet friends", too. I'm glad to be one of them, or am I??


  11. Your card is very pretty Joan. I also like The featured artists cards. They are loveley.