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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. 
GIVEAWAYS: 
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.
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 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!
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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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74 comments:

TNGyrl said...

WOW!!! I love the peony stamps and the colors on your cards are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Deni(se) said...

Your idea is pure GENIUS! Love how it turned out and would never have considered trying this idea ... until NOW. Thanks!

Dana M said...

Wow! Bold, beautiful and perfectly fabulous. Stunning!

V. K. said...

Your cards are spectacular!!! So colorful and would brighten anyone's day. Happy New Year to you.

MadeByMeghanK said...

SERIOUSLY!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING!? Can you come color in front of me for hours! These are mesmerizing!

AndreaH said...

Beautifully done cards. The colours are poo out suoerb. I liked the first one, then thought the 2nd was nicer, then I saw the yellow card and oh my it's really gorgeous. Now I don't know which one I like the best lol. They're all top of the best. TFS xxx and happy new year. Xxx

SD pooja said...

Your cards are stunning !! The last is my favorite.

Vivian C. said...

Wow! Your cards look amazing. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.

Kelsey Thomas said...

You did an amazing job coloring these flowers!

JessicaK said...

Your coloring is amazing on these!

Jadestewart said...

Your cards are a work of art, the first one with the zigs are my favorite.

Mary Holshouser said...

The flowers are gorgeous.
Love the layer of colors on the
happy birthday sentiment.
Fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing
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Mrsfish02 said...

The size of this peony is wonderful. Love it in all of the colors but my most favorite is the yellow....

TLady said...

OH MY! AND I thought your first two cards were GORGEOUS ENOUGH! I'm GLAD your husband had that other Volleyball game! LOL I LOVE your third card! SO CREATIVE! It looks WONDERFUL on the patterned paper! SOMETHING I will HAVE TO TRY!!! ;) A WONDERFUL JOB on your cards, Laura!!! ;)

Sharon Madsen said...

Your cards, and coloring, are STUNNING!!!

Patti J said...

Gorgeous cards! The yellow one looks like you could lean over and smell the flowers! So realistic! Thanks for sharing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

WOW your coloring is impressive - love your cards:)

Cheryl Rigney said...

Every single card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the look of the alcohol markers on the patterned paper. Fabulous!!

Glennis F said...

Wow! Your colouring is just amazing TFS

deb said...

WOW!! Just Stunning!!! Your coloring is just beautiful!! Loving the Tons new stamps <3

Patty said...

Bold, beautiful, and bright cards! TFS

Daniela May said...

wow LauraJane - talk about color - great cards - bold and gorgeous

Betty McDougal said...

OMG what beautiful work. Love this stamp.

Tami said...

Your coloring skills are like none other! These are absolutely gorgeous cards and to think you colored them and they look this vibrant blows my mind! Beautiful!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the Peony Closeup stamp and the vivid colors you used. Your coloring is amazing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! Your cards are simply stunning!!! Amazing colouring technique!!!

Cyn Doll said...

I love the colors. You are an amazing artist!

B. Poteraj said...

Your coloring is amazing and gorgeous. I can't believe how artistic you are!

sharon g said...

The partial embossing looks cool. Great idea.

Denise Terry said...

All three cards are simply gorgeous. But I’m a little bit in love with the blue version. The coloring is perfect!

Georgiana said...

What a gorgeous floral stamp. Your creations are amazing!

JonesPaperEmporium said...

Coloring on pattern paper is such a clever idea and a way to use more of what we have in our stash. All 3 cards are lovely.

Michelle C said...

Absolutely beautiful coloring on ALL the cards. The stamps of course are beautiful. You made them come alive with the gorgeous colors and techniques!

Patt H. said...

What a difference the colors make! My favorite is the first one with the gorgeous pinks. That flower just jumps off the page! The blue & yellow are gorgeous also! You are a master at coloring!

Susan Y said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tip for erasing with a white eraser and hanks for sharing 3 different ways to color!

Unknown said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love your coloring. Your yellow card is my favorite. I've never thought of stamping onto patterned paper like that. Such a neat idea.

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards! I really need to use yellow in a flower. Effie certainly has the best floral images! I'm excited for the new peony stamp sets. One can never have enough peony sets!

Lisa Byers said...

I absolutely love your peony cards!! The first is quite impressive!! Very beautiful!! The blue one is outstanding!! I have to try that!! I love it!!!

Debra Dekock said...

These are beautiful! Love the different colors and verity of each.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous color variations on these lovely peony flowers! Beautiful cards!

Heather said...

Oh, oh, oh, these are soooooo GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring is absolutely stunning and the colors are so rich and beautiful!

dyeandpigment said...

WOW, you brought this stamp to life! Love all the techniques you used. Will you come and craft with me?

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness!!! Your cards are stunning!! I LOVE all three! You are SO CREATIVE! I would love to see a video with all of these! What talent!

D.Ann C said...

These are take-your-breath-away stunning! and the blue one! Oh, the blue one! If it were to land in my mailbox, I'd frame it!! Seriously!!

Deanne H said...

I love how you used the pencils on the yellow one, then added more color with the alcohol markers. I had never thought of that before. You have inspired me to explore a whole new method for coloring my cards. Amazing!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are stunning!

~amy~ said...

You have such a way with color...these are stunning.

McStamper said...

Your cards are glorious. I am in awe of your coloring talents.

Jen said...

The pink peony card is AMAZINGLY beautiful The white space that you left is impressive (I have a hard time leaving white space.) Gorgeous flower.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW LauraJane, these cards are tremendously impressive. I am a big peony fan and this is gorgeous. I really like the blue one as the detail is amazing. (I am pretty sure Effie will be celebrating many more Anniversaries!)

Karthikha said...

OMG!! Stunning coloring!! I can't take my eyes off of each card!! <3 <3 <3

lrkmt said...

All these floral cards are so stunning. They are colored perfectly. I especially love the 2nd card. The blue and purple are a favorite combination of mine. The color just glows!

Sindhu said...

Stunning cards...The colouring and colours used are awesome..

Helen said...

Wow!!!! I loved those peonies as soon as I saw them, but after seeing your gorgeous images - I just have to have them! Spectacular colouring, Laura! Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful inspiration!

Marcia said...

Stunning cards! So much wonderful inspiration! Thanks Laura Jane for all the beautiful eye candy this morning.

jan metcalf said...

Amazing color!

Suzanne Russell said...

a Close-Up Peony! Each one is just perfect. i love each coloration, Laura Jane. Thanks for throwing in the patterned paper idea, just beautiful!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Because of you Laura, the Peony Close-Up stamp set is going on my wish list. I just hope I will be able to make my cards look1/2 as good as yours. I love how the image nearly fills the whole card. I also love how you used different techniques, volunteers rs, and position of the image on all 3 cards. Love them!!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Wow. Your gorgeous flowers blew me away!

MaryG said...

Gorgeous!!!! The coloring is outstanding, especially on the blue/purple. Just wonderful!

Mirella said...

Girl, how do you manage to blow my mind EVERY. SINGLE. TIME?! This is just insane, you should be locked up for taking too much talent from this world! One person should not have that much :P

Itsaboutthecolors said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing.

Linnea S said...

wow! this one is going to be a classic. it carries the whole card! beautiful!!

Billie A said...

Stunning.. Oh My Gosh your work is STUNNING!!! I love your cards. I am a new follower of yours. I have to see more. You are such an inspiration.

DJ said...

Wow! Those cards are amazing and your coloring is fantastic! I think I like the blue one the best but they are all wonderful. TFS!

Jean said...

Amazing cards! Must have this release!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW... all of them so beautifully done!!!

Cy said...

These are stunning! You did a wonderful job.

Pat said...

What fabulous colouring of these bright and beautiful flowers LauraJane, and love both designs using these new stamps from their great 4th Anniversary release. x

Pat said...

Sorry I realise there were three gorgeous cards and not two. x

Robin said...

Wow!!! Really stunning flowers! These cards are amazing

Rozy said...

All of your cards are so beautiful! Your pencil work is just amazing. Thanks for sharing this beautiful artwork.

Wendy Lambert said...

Your coloring and water coloring is just stunning. Each card is just a work of beautiful art!

Monika Reeck said...

If you tell me to choose
I will choose the first and the third Card
the yellow with White grid there so clever and the coloring oh wooowww
the first Card oh my GOD
I Always love Purple and this Card so so Beautiful
the Sentiment with A bit Gold there oh woooww
I love your idea Laura Jane
you are so talented
Hugs
Monika