Saturday, May 30, 2015

OLCC #10: twist of STARS

Hello! I'm playing along at the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #10. This time the twist is STARS.  Here's my card.

My DH saw it and said," WHERE'S the BLUE?"
"What Blue?", I say.
"SILENT NIGHT,...not DAY!"
Ah, that BLUE:)
 
I used Oh My Stars!stencil from ARTplorations

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TCC #36 and ARTplorations May Stencil Hop- Day 3



Today is day 3 of ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop and the beginning of a NEW challenge at The Card Concept.


I was inspired by the color green and pretty white frosting. on all those cupcakes in the TCC photo.
  • I started with watercolor paper, and several colors of distress inks sponged on heavily...i.e. lots of color. 
  • Spritzed the back of the stencil with water and placed it on the  inked paper..let it dry without lifting the stencil up. 
  • When dry and before lifting the stencil, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool and lightly misted some more color.  
  • NOW lift the stencil to reveal the butterflies!! oh so pretty:) 
  • Then I stamped Trendy Butterflies in gold over the top of some of the revealed images. 
  • I like to "shadow" the butterflies with a grey marker.  
  • The sentiment is gold embossed on vellum and simply wrapped around the BG paper. 
  • A bit of washi finished the edges.  
  • PPP SPRINGTIME mix LG flower sequins and SSS Tiny Flowers Sequins in VANILLA add a nice pop of sparkle for the butterflies to dance around:) I used Tiny 1/8" clear ZOTS to adhere them.



Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
Remember to comment and possibly win STAMPlorations goodies:)

  • SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • THREE (3) winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
  • + Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by May 31.

PLAY along at The Card Concept too!

LauraJane:)
FREE STENCIL on all orders! 
Just for our stencil blog hop participants, place an order (no minimum amount) in the shop between today and June 5 and get a free ARTplorations stencil! Just add products to your cart, including the stencil you want for free, and when you're ready to check out, use coupon code MAYSTENCILHOP. $5 (the price of the stencil) will be deducted from your total amount. Limit 1 free stencil per customer.
Claim your free stencil here

Linking up to:
 SSS Wednesday Challenge: ANYTHING GOES
Uniko Studios Challenge #21: FLOWERS



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Artplorations May Stencil Hop- Day 2

Hello! It's day 2 of Artplorations May Stencil Hop


This was a fun one to make:) I simply used some tiny stamps on the stencil!
LOVE how it turned out!



Remember to stop by all the STAMPlorations Girls
 and comment to win prizes:)
  • SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • THREE (3) winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)
FREE STENCIL on all orders! 
Just for our stencil blog hop participants, place an order (no minimum amount) in the shop between today and June 5 and get a free ARTplorations stencil! Just add products to your cart, including the stencil you want for free, and when you're ready to check out, use coupon code MAYSTENCILHOP. $5 (the price of the stencil) will be deducted from your total amount. Limit 1 free stencil per customer.
Claim your free stencil here

PS STAMPlorations is having a Memorial Day free worldwide shipping special from May 22 to May 31st on orders $20 and over. 




Monday, May 25, 2015

ARTplorations May Stencil Hop- Day 1


I used embossing paste with the stencil on pattern paper then added color around the raised edges and on the dried paste as well.

 Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge: Stencil it.


Prizes:
SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
THREE (3) winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
+ Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by May 31.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all the projects here.

Papertrey Ink May 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello!
My card for the Papertrey Ink May 2015 Blog Hop came from a night of insomnia.  Instead of being frustrated over the lost sleep I simply got up and made my card. Using the MISTI ( which is 10% off today only) I created the repeat pattern very easily.  Then I cut the ENCLOSED: STAR and inlaid it back in.  By this time sweet sleep and peaceful rest was mine:).

When I returned to the card this morning I realized it needed more color on the star, so I cut another one, inked it in Harvest gold and glued it on top of the other.

MUCH happier with this now.
            


Inspiration photo


Thanks for stopping by,
Have a Blessed Memorial Day!


Never Forget!


LauraJane:)


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

PTI MAKE IT MONDAY #212: FUSSY CUTTING

With my eyesight fading as I get older, fussy cutting is not as easy or as fun as it used to be.  However, I gave PTI's MAKE IT MONDAY #212: FUSSY CUTTING a go this week.


I did enjoy playing with Beautiful Butterflies and the Beautiful Butterflies Layers:)

Here is the fussy cut sentiment layered with a darker colored paper behind it.


Thanks for looking,

LauraJane:)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Waffle Flower Challenge (May 11-24)

Sharing a card I made for the Waffle Flower Challenge .

Just a simple, almost one layer, using DT Mix Stamp stamp set and WITH LOVE word die.

Thanks for stopping by.

LauraJane:)


It's a TWO-FER

I've got a TWO-FER here.
One card Two Challenges.
 and SSS Flickr Challenge #19 Create a background.


Enjoying playing with my flower stamps:))

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)



SSS Inks:
Doll Pink
Cotton Candy
Surf Blue
Audrey Blue
Black

SSS stamps:
FLOWER FRIEND 
THINKING OF YOU
PETAL PIECES

Hero Arts ink:
Mint Julep



Monday, May 18, 2015

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #34





I had an opportunity to play with a gelli plate and a new stencil, Floral Mania from ARTplorations.  ALL these lovelies were created:) Can you find the one I used for this card?         Yep, that very top right corner one.
 I stamped over the flower images created from the gelli plate and stencil with the matching Stamp set  VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals


My kiddos were reminded of the KOOKABURRA song when they saw this happy guy!

STAMPlorations supplies used:

Guest Designer: Carol

Be sure to check out the cards by the DT gals
Thanks for stopping by,
LauraJane:)

Linking up to the Mixed Media Card Challenge #11
EDITED:Thanks for the nod Kripa!

 The ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop starts on May 25 and the STAMPlorations We hope you  join in on the fun!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #9

The One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #9 is ANYTHING GOES...with the twist "ANGEL".
 I really DO like a ONE LAYER CARD...but am I ready for making Christmas cards?   
Well, I gave it a go today, and found it a challenge.. Angels are cute but CUTE is not my gig.   I had to look far into the deep reaches of my stash to find an ANGEL:) 
Here she is: Kind of CINDERELLA-like don't you think?

And here is my entire card.  I used the Spectrum Aqua markers to color her in..I'm still practicing, Can't seem to get out of the OUTLINING faze, that's how I've been coloring since I can remember!

If the layout looks familiar it is due to this STUNNER from KIM MAKORTOFF
Now I see that I forgot to get messy with the splatters. 

Thanks for looking
LauraJane:)


 The prize for this challenge is this stencil:

Now that is an ANGEL I can work with :)

EDITED:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TCC #35- A study of Rose Frosting and Silver

Hello dear readers and fellow watercolor enthusiasts:) I admit I'm smitten with the coloring of MARIKA. Studying her cards and videos has me working on patience and a NEVER give up attitude.
I  strugglewith multi layered rose stamps and watercolors.  Too much color, too much water, and pilling of the paper.
DRAT!
 After fiddling with the layers of WMS Old Country Roses, I find my trouble of  adding too much color and loosing the white highlights force me to keep working with it:)  
So Yes, a study in ROSE Frosting...Today I ended up using Copic OPAQUE WHITE  to paint in the highlights:))
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! - Lewis Carroll
she chortled in her joy!

I thought the inspiration photo for the NEW challenge at The Card Concept was scrumptious




I ended up with a One layered card that I'm somewhat happy with.
I stated out with a white piece of cardstock, stamped my two layers of OLD ROSES and them added water to the darker areas...finished off with the Opaque White to add some texture and highlights.
Masked those roses and created the BG by adding thin strips of washi and stamping HA's Designer WOODGRAIN, removed the washi and masked the woodgrain with post-it paper to darken the "black wood spaces". Let that dry.  Then stamped WMS FOLK ART MEDALLION in Unicorn White and embossed it with CLEAR powder.
To finish off the card I added some silver striped washi, a metallic piece of ribbon and The HELLO die from Penny Black. The Die and very edge of the cardbase are embossed with Rangers' Liquid Platinum.

Hope this inspires you to just keep trying with those watercolors...add some Copic if you need too:)
AND
join in the fun at TCC!

See ya!

LauraJane:)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #18

Simply had to play with the SSS Flickr Challenge #18.  The Theme is Mother's Day card, OR a card with flowers. The challenge is open until May 14th.

FRIENDLY FLOWERS stamp set  from SSS.

Thanks for looking!
LauraJane:)

Monday, May 4, 2015

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #33

As soon as I saw STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #33, I thought of  a Sunrise.
Bloom Sketches made the perfect "sun" and  Distressed Floral Swirls a lovely meadow!

Here is the sketch:

As always you have two weeks to play alone.

Monika will be joining us as a Guest designer.

as well as the talented STAMPlorations Challenge gals.
Great prizes for the winner too!
Hope you stop by and leave some comment LOVE and take time to play along!!

LauraJane:)


Saturday, May 2, 2015

MAKE IT MONDAY #210: USING VELLUM TO SOFTEN PATTERNS

Playing alone at Papertrey Inc Make It Monday #210: USING VELLUM  to soften patterns.

Delightful Dahlia Additions is the star of the card today:)
The adhesive Silver paper from PTI made it easy to stick that HAPPY die on!

Have a Blessed Saturday!
LauraJane:)

SPECTRUM Aqua take 2

Today's card was again colored with the  SPECTRUM Aqua Nature set, only this time I used my MISTI.
I started by inking up a stamp, then spritz with water and press onto my card base...wipe stamp off, re-ink and press. For each inking I varied the colors...this was good experimenting time:).
 I  colored on a craft mat, spritzed and lodded up a brush and tapped it to get the Splatter effect.  The sentiment was inked up in the regular BLACK SPECTRUM Noir marker.
I really like how the color moves with these markers. Compared to my MUCH loved Distress markers, the Spectrum Aqua fine tip works Better EVERY time!  I have decided to order the Floral and Primary sets as well:)
Linking up to the MAY 2015 SPECTRUM NOIR challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)
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