Thursday, January 17, 2019

One Layer Card: Inspired by Several Lovelies!

Hello Everyone! Hope this post finds you cozy and feeling creative. Participating in more challenges this year is a goal I've set for 2019. It's always fun to look through the linkys to see what other crafters are up to, don't you think? Yet even more fun to share inspired creations after viewing all the eye-candy!

Today I have a card that was inspired by the fabulous Erum, and her One Layer Card that she created for her guest post on Jennifer McGuire's Blog. The color inspiration is from the The Flower Challenge #28 'Colour, Pink & Grey'. Mixing things up a bit and going with gray flowers this time:)

I find the tasks of masking, stamping, and coloring for dimension enjoyable and worth the efforts!

Here's my card:

Steps to make the card:

  • I started out with the gorgeous Rose layers inked with several different Grays onto a white #110 Neenah A2 sized cardstock.
  • Then I cut several masks using the dies included in the Build-A-Flower Rose set 
  • Masked the Rose 
  • Stamped the leaves with the cheery  Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set
  • Masked the leaves 
  • Repeatedly stamped the tiny flower cluster with Gray Dawn
  • Masked the Clusters
  • Inked the background with a brush and Pink Diamond
  • Randomly stamped different 'Floral shadows' with Pinkalicious and Rubellite
  • Stamped the Charmed cluster over all of the above images, with Charcoal Suit
  • Added shadow detail to the Rose and center of the smaller flowers with Artist Markers , dots with White Gel Pen
  • Drew in three lines "under" the Rose and Leaves to give the illusion of depth, with a pencil
  • Colored in the lines with Artist Markers and added the shimmer from the Wink of Stella and Silver Gel pen.
  • Splatter with the a gentle tapping of Watercolor Brush Markers
  • Stamped the sentiment

Stamps used: Build-A-Flower: RoseFloral Shadow Stamp Set, and Charmed Stamp Set
Inks used: Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set and Gentleman's Gray Mini Cube Set
Other: Artist Markers, Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set, and Clear Wink of Stella , White Gel pen, Silver Gel pen
Adding the shadows for Faux dimension on a One Layer card is something I still need to work on! I hope you enjoyed my creation :)

Joining the fun on Virginia's blog for  "Show and Share".

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Ton's 4th Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 2

I'm super excited to be celebrating THE TON'S 4th Anniversary by joining the mini hop Day 2! The Ton is celebrating 4 years this month and Effie has introduced 9 new designs for this release. There are some free gifts with purchase promotions ongoing. Head over to The Ton Stamps' blog for more details. 
There are also giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from The Ton's new release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. Effie will choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on The Ton's blog by January 12. The comment period for these giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

Here are my cards featuring the new Peony Close Up Cling background stamp. Once I started coloring this beauty, I could not stop at just one! 

 This first one is heat embossed with the Rose Gold EP, then watercolor with the Fresh Florals- Color Bursts, and Zig markers for extra details.
Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it with the largest Double Stitched Rectangle Die. I then stamped the Delicate Polka Dots Cling Background with Plum Wine couture color ink onto white card stock then cut the HAPPY from Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies.  To add a bit of sparkle, I heat embossed the lower half of the word with the same Rose Gold EPas the outline of the Peony Close Up stamp. The BIRTHDAY comes from the Peony Notes Bundle.
 Going Blue on the next one :)
I tried my hand at coloring on Neenah Desert Storm Kraft paper with Premier Prismacolor Pencils.  Did you know that the pencil color erases, almost incompletely, with a white eraser?..Not me, I learn something new every day :))
 It was thrilling to see how easily the two colors mixed and blended together with the white pencil. The two colors I used were: PC208, PC1009, then blended with PC938..white.
 LOVE this unique sentiment from the Wishful Wildflowers stamp set!
My husband had an extra night of volleyball, so I had time for a third card:)) And I just could not finish without coloring the Peony Close Up Yellow!
This time I stamped the Peony Close Up onto pattern paper and trimmed out a smaller bloom from the background stamp. I Adore how it turned out after adding more color with alcohol markers!
 Layered up more pattern papers and a pretty bit from the Pragmatic Wreaths stamp and die set.
The sentiment is from Thoughtful Poppies stamp set. with a kiss of  Rose Champagne Sparkle Couture Mix for embellishment.
Congratulations Effie and The Ton on your 4th Anniversary! May you continue to prosper in the papercrafting world. Thank you for allowing me to play with your beautiful new stamp!

Blog Hop Order:
  1. The Ton
  2. Tae Eun Yoo
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Laura Jane <<You are here
  5. Chris Dayton <<Your next stop
  6. Amy Kolling
  7. Dana Gong
Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed day!
LauraJane :)

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Friday, January 4, 2019

STAMPlorations January Theme & Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!!! 

The January Theme & Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations begins today. I chose the Theme: STAMPS and ANIMALS for my card.. which I sent to Shery's daughter...I never seem to get birthday cards out on time!

The STAMPlorations porducts used for my card are: SMALLBIRDS, PARTY TIME stamps, and WARM WINTER WISHES PHRASE die and the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies

I trimmed the extra words from the WARM WINTER WISHES PHRASE die and saved WINTER for the sentiment:)
The rainbow washed panel was a piece created when learning how vibraint a new watercolor set can be. Then sprinkled with some ColorBurst powders as the paints were drying. That cute bird is colored with Alcohol markers.

I hope this inspires you to get out your papercrafting toys and create/share with us at the STAMPlorations  January Theme & Sketch Challenge.  As a refresher, I've copied/pasted the rules of play for your convenience.

This challenge starts on the first Friday of the month and ends on the last day of the month.

  • Link up any type of project(s) based on the theme, the sketch, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps are OK.
  • Link up to 6 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by the last day of the month, 11:55 p.m. Pacific.

Hope your day is Blessed! 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth

Happy New year everyone!

There's a new Build-A-Flower at Altenew. Isn't the Build-A-Flower:Hyacinth scrumptious?!?
If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from the blog of Patricia Roebuck. The full blog list is at the end of this post.


To celebrate this release Altenew has graciously allowed me to draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments left here on my blog. I will announce the winner by 1/5/2019, here on this post.

AND Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.
Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 1/9/2019.

I made two cards using the new Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth. This first one is colored with the Artist Markers after stamping the outline layers of the flower.
I added a 'cloud' of Mega LOVE, and some flicks of grass with the markers.

Layering Guide

Going YELLOW with the next card: by stamping all the leayers with Pocketful of Sunshine Crsip inks.
The Mega Hydrangea Stencil looks fabulous as a background for the new Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth set.
Embellished with a few thin strips of Essential Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack and a line of my FAVORITE: Dots in Maple washi tape.
I did enjoy the ease of using the coordinating dies in the set to cut out two layers of the hyacinth then stacked them together for a Decoupage Look.

I have a video of this card from start to finish. Watch it below 
or in HD on my YouTube Channel.

Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth & Ink Bundle (5% discount)

I hope you have enjoyed my card inspiration using the new Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth! Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented, Zinia Redo. Be sure to leave a comment here, before you go, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew.

Thank you for all the lovely comments:)
The winner of the GC goes to... Meghan!

ooooo love them both but the muli-colored is AWESOME!

Congratulations Meghan! Please contact by 1/15/2019 with the subject line BAF: Hyacinth Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.

Blog Hop Order:

Hope your day is Blessed!

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