Monday, January 30, 2017

Mom, You are my Sunshine

Hello and Happy Monday!!
I'm jumping in with a card for my MOM at the Altenew January Inspiration Challenge
So my card went a bit on the peachy Pink side of the suggested colors:)) Nevertheless I'm happy with it!

I used Best MOM stamp set and attempted to keep the blooms white..after studying this Video By Kelly.  

  • I went for a SMOOSHED watercolor BG after masking off the larger blooms with liquid Frisket..
  • Then I colored the leaves and insides of each flower with the new Markers Set A from Altenew. 
  • Fussy cut a bit on the edges and mounted the panel onto Cherry Wood paper
  • Ran some yellow stitching down the side 
  • Popped up one bloom at the bottom with foam tape and placed my heat embossed sentiment, which is fussy cut as well. 
  • Embellished with a few Clear sequins from PPP.

Thanks for stopping by!!
LauraJane:)

BTW: My mom is doing very well with here 2nd bout of Lymphoma. She has completed her 3rd round of chemo feeling pretty strong and optimistic! Dad is taking her to Florida for a month of Sunshine and relaxation. God is faithful each day!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Inspired By #41

Hello! Tracey has chosen a New inspiration photo for us to work with at Inspired By All the Little Things.

Here is my take, being inspired by the Hearts, White of the candles and the texture/pattern of twine.

A one layer Wonder:))

Hope this inspired you to play along with us at Inspired By:))

Our Guest Artist this week is:Carol Mayne Just Me: c

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the DT

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PTI JANUARY 2017 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE

Hello! I'm hopping with the others at the JANUARY 2017 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE. I could NOT resist playing along with this one:))

Here's my take on the inspiration photo:)

I used the Paper Clippings: Happy Day Die for the sentiment ...trimmed the words out...and colored up Make It Market Mini Kit: Garden Gild Cover plate with some alcohol markers. Punched a few hearts.  Popped it all on black CS and called it done:))

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Another study in Non-Coloring

Keeping it White..that was my goal for coloring  this lovely bloom from Concord and 9th.
I started this card front panel last November for the coloring challenge with Kathy at The Daily Marker.

Here is where I started...coloring leaves blue and green.

Then I set it aside for several months until I found this video by Sandy, where she shares non-coloring on the same image.

So I jumped in and gave it a go..first with the card I shared in my last post. One large white-ish bloom.

Then I moved on to attempt non-coloring on the panel from back in November.
Here is how it turned out:
A few more blooms left white.
I added a die-cut sentiment and called it done. I was pleased with it.

 Here is the list of Ziggys I used. and here is a chart that seems easier to use than the one below.
 Maybe next time I will make a video:)


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Inspired By #40: A study in White coloring


Hello! There is a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things
I found the inspiration photo to be soft and dreamy. LOVE that tiny red Ladybug in the center of the cream framed by the light shades of pink. So I decided to see if I could color a cluster of flowers where the main bloom was left white. 
It was more challenging than I thought! However, This video by Sandy Allnock was VERY helpful:))
Here is my card:
 It did not turn out as SOFT as I had hoped, but the peachy/pinks remained and the middle bloom is mostly white....so mission accomplished-ish:) Always room for improvement!
Here is a chart from this post from Jennifer McGuire of the Ziggys that I used. The floral image is  from Concord and 9th:


Hope this inspired you to play along with us at Inspired By:))

Our Guest Artist this week is: Donna Rudy from Krash Scrapper

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the DT

Friday, January 20, 2017

January MID-MONTH reminder post

Just a reminder of the Challenge at STAMPlorations
I used Both the Theme: stamps and mixed media, and Sketch for my card.


Theme:

Sketch:


Remember you can play with the Theme, Sketch or Mix the two together...We just hope to see you Play along!!

I have a coupon code for you to use:))
my code for you is: STAMPGIRLLAURA

How does it work?


  • If you use my discount code when you order, you will get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.
  • You may use my code to get discounts on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.
  • You may NOT combine my code with any other discount codes.
Here are the links to my fellow teamies' Blogs.
Stop by to see what they have created for your Inspiration!!

Becca
Thanks for stopping by!

 LauraJane:)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Inspired By #39

A new challenge is up at Inspired By All the Little Things #39

I went for in-laid die cuts to re-create the valentines scene...inspired by the Black Board and many textures on the read Hearts:)) Used some new dies from Concord and 9th.

Hope this inspired you to play along with us at Inspired By:))

Our Guest Artist this week is: Hannelie Bester of Desert Diva

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the DT

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Ton’s 2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop


Welcome to my stop on the Blog Hop for The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release:) If you're hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from the blog of Lisa Harrolle.

The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which include three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog
All new release products are available now!


I could not choose my favorite set from this Anniversary release..After creating with each one I said, "Oh, this is my FAVORITE", until I moved on to the next one. Ha! I wonder how I got along without the big Brushed Love, Hugs, and You...Swooned over the Dahlia Close Up, giddy for the Party Fans...Drooling over the Macarons, and Thrilled with all the Poppies, Poppies and Poppies!
I could go on:)) but let's get to the hop!

Here is my first Card for today: Looks like a party!
New Stamps used: Brushed You, Party Fans, Sweet Macarons, and Oscar Superlatives
Couture Mixes: Disco Spring Mix and Cotton Candy Puff Mix
Inks: Vanilla Frosted CupcakeBeach BlondieAmber CitrineBallet Slippers,

Soft Orchid, and Orchid Crush Dye 

Double Stitched Rectangle Dies

  • I started out by stamping several of the Party Fans onto white CS in pinks and yellows
  • Heat embossed Brushed You over the top of the fans
  • On a separate piece of CS I embossed the outline image of the pretty stand of macarons from Sweet Macarons in Gold EP 
  • Fussy cut that out and stamped the solid images with Soft Orchid, and Orchid Crush 
  • Stamped the Sweetest from Scripty Alpha Lower in Noir 
  • Popped the Macaron stand and sentiments up with foam tape
  • Embellished with Disco Spring Mix and Cotton Candy Puff Mix

For my next card: Oh this was FUN to COLOR:))
New Stamps used: Brushed LoveDahlia Close Up, and The New Pretty
Embellished with Mixed Dew Drops
  • I first stamped the Brushed Love in Noir onto white CS
  • On Distress Watercolor paper I stamped the Dahlia Close Up in in three shades of blue ink
  • Then water colored with Distress markers:Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire
  • Trimmed teh panel down to a wonky angle and embossed with silver EP on the very edges.
  • Popped that up with foam tape and stuck it to the LOVE stamped panel
  • Stamped  and embossed the sentiment from The New Pretty onto velum, 
  • Fussy cut around it and wrapped one end around the edge of the panel to hold it into place...added a  few dots of glue behind each letter to adhere to the front.
  • Finished with a couple of Clear Mixed Dew Drops


Well, I HOPE you have enjoyed all the festivities for the week at The Ton:))
Here are links to  Day1Day2 , Day3Day4 if you missed them.

What's a Party without Prizes?!? Fabulous Prizes:)) 
Five gift certificates to The Ton's shop: 
One $75 and Two $50 
To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter. 
Two $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs.  

Your next stop on the hop is Amy Kolling.
Here is the full list for you to keep Hopping!
Hop List

The Ton's new Challenge Blog is now live! We'll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is "Celebrate"! Head over now to join the fun and win some prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release:) If you are late to the party here are links to Day1Day2, and Day3.

The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which include three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog
Today is the day you can get your hands on these new goodies All new release products are available now!

Here are the stamp sets and Couture mixes we are debuting today: 

Bride Tribe
City Girls Park Life
City Girls Special Day

Scenes: Fountain Terrace




Beautiful Day Bicycle 

Classy Petals Mix 

Valentine Icing Mix 







 

 INCENTIVE STAMPS and COUTURE MIX
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix.
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
FLUTTER MINI
LONE POPPY
COTTON CANDY PUFF
free with $75 purchase


*****Effie is holding the release of the Oscar Stamp sets pending permission from the Academy. Unfortunately, there is an additional stamp set (one that has not been debuted) that also had to be pulled from this release. Thus, The Ton has a total of 26 new designs releasing on Thursday, April 12. We hope you understand!

I used the sentiment from Beautiful Day Bicycle for today's 1st card. I love the mix of Fonts and the size works so well when tucked in the corner:))



My next card is a very special one, given to my DH yesterday for our 25th Wedding Anniversary:) Yes, we enjoy biking. 

  • On A2 sized white CS
  • I stamped that young looking couple from City Girls Special Day in Cali Blue
  • Created a mask for each of them and stamped the bicycle in the same Cali Blue
  • Then I cut the "inner" legs off each mask, so when I stamped the second layer of the bicycle, in Azurite, it looks like their legs are behind the bike.
  • Stamped Brushed Love and Brushed You in Blue Diamond ink
  • Added Growing Older with from Scripty Alpha Lower in Blue Diamond as well...I love how easy it is to customise sentiments with this set!
  • On separate white CS I inked the banner in Cali Blue and trimmed it out by hand
  • Colored the shadows in with Blueprint Sketch Distress marker drew in the "string" holding the banner to the bike
  • That tiny Happy Anniversary is stamped with Noir
  • Popped the banner up with foam tape
  • Placed two hearts from Valentine Icing Mix  to complete the card

That's all from me today...Do you have your cart full yet?


 Before you go, check this out!


The Ton's new Challenge Blog is now live! We'll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is "Celebrate"! Head over now to join the fun and win some prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)
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