Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop


The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blogNew release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

I went out on a limb creating this card:) Those 'irises' are actually BEAUTIFUL BETTAS


When I first saw this stamp set, I thought it was a floral set.. it is not..but could be... those are fish tails. Inked with Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush, Grand Fuchsia, and Plum Wine.



For my next card I used the LARGE DAHLIA 1.

This is a GORGEOUS bloom that comes in two sizes, perfect for coloring!

Practicing with alcohol markers, I played with some no-line coloring. 
Then I fussy cut the Large Dahlia and leaves

That spectacular background is the newest GWP set: Toned SquaresInked with Soft Garden, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Beach Blonde




Enjoy the rest of the hop!


BlogHop Order:

  1. The Ton
  2. Taheerah Atchia
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Svitlana Shayevich
  8. Lisa Harrolle
  9. Laura Sterckx
  10. Amy Tsuruta
  11. Olga Matyushevskaya
  12. Laurel Beard
  13. Anna Kutsenko
  14. Kay Miller
  15. Vera Yates
  16. Dana Gong
  17. Renee Day
  18. LauraJane  <<You are here!
  19. Ilina Crouse
  20. Tae Eun Yoo
  21. Amy Kolling
  22. Eunji Jung
  23. Janette Kausen


Blog Hop Giveaways
Three new release stamps 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 Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

PRODUCT LINKS
Beautiful Bettas

Heritage Rose

Coming Up Dahlias

Large Dahlia 1

Large Dahlia 2

Large Dahlia 3

Dahlia Bouquet

Dahlia Garden

Wild Dahlias

Peony Duo

Toned Squares

Blooming Peony Garden

Nesting Peonies

Peony Laurel

63 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful trio of cards.
    Love the dahlia stamp so very pretty.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  2. Wonderful cards. Love your fish irises.

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  3. I LOVE how you used the fish as flowers!! Awesome card and the sentiments are wonderful too!

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  4. LOVE your work! Gorgeous projects!

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  5. How creative! Beautiful inspiration and thank you for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love how you turned the fish tails into orchid petals...I thought they looked exactly like that when I saw them!

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  7. Love the fish as flowers! So so beautiful! Love the colors!

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  8. Beautiful cards !! Dahlia is so so realistic I could lift it !

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  9. Love how you changed the fish to flowers! Really lovely

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  10. Fantastic cards! Beautiful design and I love the fish as flowers!

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  11. What a very clever change of use on the first one LauraJane, and then the gorgeously coloured Dahlia and the Toned Squares go perfectly. x

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  12. Great pairing of the squares and floral. At first glance I thought the Bettas were Irises!

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  13. Beautiful cards. Love the green & yellow
    color palette and that gorgeous BG design.

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  14. I thought the fish were florals too when I first saw them so excited to see how you used them in this way. Also love the toned squares. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. These are so innovative and beautiful! I love how you used the fish as flowers, and your second card is absolutely stunning!

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  16. I love the Idea for flowers from the fish tails!! And not to Mention I Love Purple!! Great Card Creations!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  17. What a unique way to use the fish tails. Beautiful card.

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  18. GORGEOUS!!!! Your fish tails look like Orchids! STUNNING & CREATIVE!!!!;) AND your second card--- I LOOOOVE the Toned Squares! GENIUS, & they make a LOVELY BACKGROUND! Your Dahlia is LOVELY TOO! I LOVE the size of the image! BIGGER IS BETTER IN ART!!! ;)I also LOVE the colors you've used on BOTH of your cards! SUPER JOB Laura!!! ;)

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  19. The "iris/fish" is great...it is something that I possible would have done!

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  20. I think the images in the first card look like parrot tulips -- big, ruffled, and multi colored. Just lovely! The dahlia card is gorgeous -- love the use of the toned squares to make a background.

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  21. Your cards are so beautiful, Laura Jane! The first one is really innovative and the second one is just amazing! Looks so real. I love the background stamp, too.

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  22. Wow! Your work is outstanding! The layers and pop! You've introduced me to new stamps. Yeah! Maybe I'll win some. Fingers crossed. Thank you

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  23. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful coloring -- so realistic.

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  24. That dahlia card is fabulous!

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  25. Those tones squares make the most beautiful background!

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  26. WOW!! Creative way to use the fish stamps. Love your cards, and I really, really like the background stamp on the floral card.

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  27. Lovely cards!! Such a creative way to use those Bettas.

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  28. Oh, my goodness! These are so rich and gorgeous, Laura Jane! Beautifully done!

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  29. Such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing..

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  30. Such lovely cards - clever use of the beta stamps.

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  31. So creative to use your fish as flowers!

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  32. Very impressed with your fish flowers. Love creative thinking outside the box, even better when the results are stunning. TFS

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  33. Beautiful creations! And your fish turned flowers card is so creative and pretty :)

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  34. loving the detail and color choices!

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  35. Lovey cards. Beautiful coloring on the flower card! Thank you for sharing.

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  36. You uses of colors are vibrant and refreshing, which makes your centerpiece stand out, and the use of embedded layers makes your work alive

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  37. Great use of the Betta stamps. I at first thought they were a type of orchid, or even an Iris. This is such a fun stamp set. Your yellow dahlia is so realistic! I looks like one that blooms in our yard each summer. The toned squares are a wonderful background for it too. As a side note, I don't know if you are in touch with Renee, whose site I just came from, but I feel so bad as I couldn't find a way to leave a comment.

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  38. Gorgeous cards, I love the unique use of the beta stamp. So creative.

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  39. Wow! I'm totally in love for your stunning cards!!! Your colouring technique is amazing!!!

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  40. WOW!! I LOVE that fun background you created with the squares. Your cards are beautiful!

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  41. Great cards! I do love the Beta Stamp Set! Thanks for sharing

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  42. Beta fish as flowers! Thinking that all along. Like iris or an orchid. Nice, thank you!

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  43. Beautiful cards and I love how you used the beta fish to make flowers, so pretty and bright. Gorgeous dahlia and I love the yellow. So pretty with the background.

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  44. Wow I love both your cards. Your shading is superb.

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  45. Amazing background and design. Amazing as your usual

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  46. Awesome cards! :) Love that you used the bettas to make flowers. So cute.

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  47. Fantastic cards! I love your colouring style!

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  48. Love how you made the Bettas into flowers, and perfect coloring on the dahlia 😍

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  49. Clever iris card and pretty Dahlia.

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  50. These flowers are so beautiful !’
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  51. So pretty! Love the squares on the background!

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