Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired By #62

Making RAINBOWS for today's card Inspired By All the Little Things #62


 I used the BAMBOO ROSE stamp set from Altenew along with my MISTI and SPECTRUM AQUA markers to create a RAINBOW of blooms:) The sentiment from the new Build-a-Flower: Ranunculus  worked perfectly with this card.

Can't wait to see how you are Inspired By!!
Our guest artist this week is the fabulous Amy Kolling stop by the blog to learn more about her:)
And here is the list of my teammates to see how they were inspired:)
Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Laurel Seabrook (Guest Designer)

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

Tracey McNeely

This is the last challenge until September.
Have a GREAT SUMMER!

LauraJane:)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Over at The Ton Blog Today

Hello! I have three cards using the new SUNNIES stamp set and coordinating dies at The Ton Blog:) Join me over there to get all the details! Here are a few peeks:)



Hope to see you over there!
LauraJane:)



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lush Blues

Inspired by GORGEOUS blues in the Inspiration photo at Inspired By All the Little Things #61 card challenge.

Here is my card:
Besides the vibrant blue shudders, I was inspired by the lines in the window, so I reached for the new Layered Plaid A and B dies from Altenew. The Horizontal Striped coverplate from PTI made the perfect "shutters":)
Then I added the lush blooming branches from Under the Cherry Blossoms Tree stamp and Dies


Can't wait to see how you are Inspired By All the Little Things!!
Our guest artist this week is Sue Berkley stop by the blog to learn more about her:)
And here is the list of my teammates to see how they were inspired:)
Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Laurel Seabrook (Guest Designer)

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

 Karen Day

Have a GREAT weekend!

LauraJane:)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Inspired By #60


I was inspired by the lovely garland of blooms and popped out sentiment. Birthday cards are what I'm in need of these days, so I used the Word dies from The Ton... Cut from the new Poppy Border cling stamp.

 I used the MISTI to ink this cling stamp up. First with Rose Quartz dye ink @thetonstamps. Then I selectively colored some of the blooms and leaves with #zigcleancolorrealbrush markers. LOVE my #MISTI😍 for inking up large clings!
I experimented with this technique on gloss finish paper by Ranger. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Can't wait to see how you are Inspired By!!
Our guest artist this week is the fabulous Jen Wills of JENerally Speaking stop by the blog to learn more about her:)
And here is the list of my teammates to see how they were inspired:)
Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Laurel Seabrook (Guest Designer)

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop


Hello and Welcome to The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop! Have you enjoyed all the inspiration this week? Is your cart filled...or maybe even have new goodies on the way to your door!
The Ton has 24 new stamps for their new Summer 2017 Release which includes up to four free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now! 

I was flipping out over the new WAVE stamp set! I think is is perfect for teenagers and for more masculine cards.
This WAVE makes me think of Sunshine and Cool summer breezes...I had also just watched Moana with the kiddos and was in a VERY colorful mood when I created this one:)
I want to share how easy it is to ink up the layers with Zig Markers. Going with all the colors of the bow colors, and using the MISTI. Effie shares a quick video tutorial on how to use the WAVE layers with the MISTI tool HERE.
The Sentiment is from PENNED Sentiments, inked in Noir. The embellishments are Summer Soiree couture mix.


For my next card I created a Pattern background with CITY GIRLS: BOOK LIFE.

 


To make the card:




Blog Hop Prizes:) Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs.  To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog

Hop List:

  1. The Ton
  2. Laura Sterckx
  3. Tae Eun Yoo
  4. Laurel Beard
  5. Mayline Jung
  6. Svitlana Shayevich
  7. Emily Midgett
  8. Dana Gong
  9. Vera Yates
  10. Svetlana Pavlova
  11. Eunji Jung
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Laura Jane Head
  14. Justine Hovey
  15. Sveta Fotinia
  16. Janette Kausen
  17. Marika Rahtu
  18. Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  19. Amy Kolling
  20. Lisa Harrolle
  21. Lydia Fiedler
  22. Brenda Noelke
  23. Olga Matyushevskaya
  24. Chris Dayton
  25. Anna Kutsenko
  26. Kay Miller
Thanks for celebrating with us at The Ton. We would LOVE to see what you create with your GOODIES! You can share them by playing along with us at The Ton's June Challenge. For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge. Link your projects for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.
 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release - Day 4

YAY! Release day is Here! SUMMER 2017 The Ton stamps are in the shop. And we are on Day4 of reveal at The Ton Blog.

For The Ton's Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs and 1 new couture mix! There are four new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

This was actually my first card made using stamps from this release, so does that make it my favorite?  It's called WATERCOLOR WREATHS
I found it Lovely to ink up with Zig markers.
  • Popping the large wreath image into the mini MISTI, I selectively colored the blooms and leaves with Zig Markers: 202, 021, 041, 050, 053, and gave it a light spray of water, then stamped onto BRISTOL SMOOTH White CS. 
  • Opened up the MISTI and re-colored where it was needed, sprayed and stamped again. I continued these steps until I was happy with the saturation of color.
  • Then I took a clean water brush and pulled the pink color from the blooms to give more of a hand-painted look.
  • The sentiment is inked with RED SANGRIA dye ink. 
  • Trimmed and layered with the Double Stitched Square Dies (Small)
  • Embellished with PINK LEMONADE Couture Mix

For my next card I used the similar in style PEONY TERRACE BACKGROUND cling.

With the original MISTI and DISTRESS watercolor PAPER;
Hope you join us tomorrow for the BLOG HOP. We have an amazing line-up of GUEST Artists! As well as our Design Team:))


DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS THERE ARE 11 STAMPS SETS UP FOR GRABS FOR COMMENTERS ON THE TON’S DESIGN TEAM BLOGS. JUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE DT BLOGS DURING THE RELEASE DAYS (DAYS 1-4) FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A STAMP SET OF CHOICE.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

The Ton

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Tae Eun
  6. Laura Jane<< you are here
  7. Jenny
  8. Janette
  9. Brenda
  10. Lisa
  11. Anna
COMMENT for a chance to WIN!
DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS)
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning.
The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

REMEMBER:The Ton's June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release - Day 3


Well Hello! It's DAY3 of the SUMMER 2017 Release at The Ton. Have you liked what has been revealed so far? In my opinion, this is the BEST release yet..I seem to always say that and then the the next one comes along, I know:)) Effie's designs are simply ROCKING this girl's world!

Check out this new ANEMONE GARDEN CLING BACKGROUND
If you like BIG, BOLD blooms this one's for YOU!

For the sentiment banner: I inked a small piece of white CS with Deep Sapphire by dragging it across the ink pad..dried it with the heat tool.White EP worked very well with the tiny script.
A simple thread nest of  DMC Metallic Thread - Light Silver under the sentiment banner completed the card:) The new PENNED SENTIMENT set has so many choices for a background like this.



The star of my next card is the SUMMER BLOOMS stamp set, a beautiful mix of peonies and anemones, along with a lovely mix of open and solid leaf images. 
This is just a STUNNING arrangement of florals..all in one stamp. Got to LOVE that!

To make this card: 
  • I heat embossed the SUMMER BLOOMS in white EP onto white CS..I should have used some form of watercolor paper, but I didn't think ahead.
  • I cut a mask for the whole beautiful cluster...a coordinating die will be available in the store tomorrow. 
  • Then brushed Oxides: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet, over the entire background using the Clarity brushes.
  • Splattered clean water over the top and dabbed the color off with dry paper towel and Removed the mask
  • Smooshed each Oxide onto a craft mat and spritzed with water. Adding Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans with Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet
  • Quickly gave each bloom and leaf a wash of color by picking up ink from the mat with a finetip waterbrush, letting layers dry before adding more color until I was satisfied with the look.. Allowed the panel to dry
  • Trimmed and fussy cut the edges of the cluster layered it onto light blue CS
  • Silver Glitter Tape added a hint of sparkle as well as the Incentive Couture mix SUMMER SOIREE 
  • I found a thin strip of frame left over from a Double stitched rectangle die and colored it with the Wilted Violet Oxide ink. Glued it into place
  • Heat embossed the sentiment in White EP onto another piece of CS colored with Wilted Violet Oxide
  • Trimmed the sentiment down and tucked it under a draping leaf and called it done:)

That's all for me today! Hope you have enjoyed seeing my cards. Be sure to stop by all the other DT blogs for more incredible peeks of the new stamps.


DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS THERE ARE 11 STAMPS SETS UP FOR GRABS FOR COMMENTERS ON THE TON’S DESIGN TEAM BLOGS. JUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON THE DT BLOGS DURING THE RELEASE DAYS (DAYS 1-4) FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A STAMP SET OF CHOICE.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

THE TON

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Tae Eun
  6. Laura Jane <<you are here
  7. Jenny
  8. Janette
  9. Brenda
  10. Lisa
  11. Anna

For The Ton's Summer 2017, Effie will release 24 new stamp designs and 1 new couture mix tomorrow, JUNE 8th! There are four new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***
COMMENT for a chance to WIN!
DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS)
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning.
The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.
Reminder:The Ton's June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.

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