A handful of Wishful Wildflowers

Hello, it’s LauraJane today. Hope you are having a beautiful day.

For today’s post I have several cards that I put together using the Wishful Wildflowers stamp set and the coordinating dies. After shopping at the new Boutique at The Ton, I simply had to play with the Peony Color Burst powder:)) and was delighted to see how different shades of red/pink could be achieved by varying the amount  of water used to mix with the powder.

These were my first two creative experiments: Using ALL the images from Wishful Wildflowers stamp set.  Both pieces are Heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP. The top one is Watercolor paper and the bottom is Neenah Solar White 80# smooth.  For the pink one, I simply added more clear water to the paper and to the powder in the well of my pallette.TheTon-LauraJaneAfter playing with the color Burst I decided to use the pink piece and cut all the images out with the coordinating dies.  Then I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP the two arching images from Pragmatic Wreaths. Stamped the wreath blooms with Hollywood Star and Lemondrop. Added detail with  several ziggys to the Wishful Wildflower blooms and the wreath foliage. I will list the individual markers I used at the end of this post.Cut them out with the coordinating dies. Also I cut several Geometric Lattice Coverplate Die.

Here is a photo of all the bits and pieces before assembling my cards.TheTon-LaraJane4-18c

I was Thrilled to be able come up with THREE cards using the above supplies! With a panel of Freestyle Stripes thrown in:))TheTon-LauraJane-418a

For the first one, I needed a Wedding card:

I took one Geometric Lattice Coverplate cut from white CS and layered onto a white cardbase. Then I arranged the large cluster of wildflowers with a simple arch from Pragmatic Wreaths. Heat embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum EP onto black CS. And Embellished with Valentine Icing Couture Mix.IMG_4270The next one I cut the Geometric Lattice Coverplate from yellow CS. Then layered both arching images from Pragmatic Wreaths and several loose blooms from the colored Wishful Wildflowers . For the sentiment, I cut a 2 1/4″ circle with the Double Stitched Circle Dies (Small), stamped with Noir ink. Finished with Raspberry Sparkles couture Mix.IMG_4275

With a few more colored elements left over, I put together one last card. The panel stamped with Freestyle Stripes, inked with Amber Citrine, was cut with the largest  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small). Layered it onto a White panel cut with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large).  Arranged the last of the blooms and wreath elements, cut in two pieces. Embellished with Glitter tape and  Raspberry Sparkles couture Mix. The sentiment is Liquid Platinum EP onto black CS.IMG_4277

Hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today, and it inspires you to PLAY, experiment and Create something you LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

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Coloring on the road with Thoughtful Poppies

Hello All! It’s LauraJane today:) I have a card I have been coloring with Zig Clean color markers, aka.Ziggys. Since #thedailymarker30day Coloring Challenge, hosted by Kathy Racoosin, has been taking place all month I wanted to do a bit of coloring each day. I chose to use Thoughtful Poppies stamp set with it’s lovely arrangement of poppy blooms and leaves!

I first stamped the main image from Thoughtful Poppies twice, onto Bristol Smooth watercolour paper, About 6″x 4″in size, using Vanilla Frosted Cupcake ink. Then I went on a trip with my family and took my card front and Ziggys with me to color on the very long drive from St. Louis MO to Dallas TX..over 12hrs each way….no, I was never the driver, yay! lucky me:))

Here is the first bit of coloring done somewhere in Oklahoma:20170314_120122

And the next one from somewhere in Missouri on the return trip:20170318_201753When I got home, I was delighted to find the Coordinating die for Thoughtful Poppies on it’s way to my door… So I waited patiently, and thought about my next move for this card. I decided to partially cut the two bundles of blooms with the said coordinating die.

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Then I continued to add more details and depth with the ziggys. Sometimes I must force myself to STOP coloring..I think I may have overworked this one in the end…

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I then cut an 8″ x 11″ CS long ways, Cut it again at 6″and stamped Minor Stripes Background with Rose Quartz. Stamped the Sentiment with Light Onyx, Heat embossed with clear EP and re-stamped the sentiment in Noir for a shadow effect.

Mounted the Thoughtful Poppies panel onto the striped BG and finished by embellishing with Cotton Candy Puff Mix 

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Here are the Ziggys I used:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Remember to add your creations using The Ton stamps and Dies to our Challenge Blog. CUE word is LUCKY

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Have a Super day!

LauraJane:)

 

Joy in the Morning

Hello, and Welcome! It’s LauraJane today with a watercolored card featuring the beautiful Morning Glory Border Cling Background. I found this one to be a relaxing piece to color because of the many blooms and leaves, two of my favorite things to color:)img_3773a

I started by stamping the Morning Glory Border Cling Background onto an A2 sized piece of #140 watercolor paper. I chose to ink up the stamp with Soft Amethyst Dye because I wanted the blooms to be purple. As you can see in the photo I trimmed the panel with the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle dies.

I drew around all the inner images with a purple Ziggy and added a bit of water to create a light wash of color to the center.  This also defined where the blooms were and where the green for the leaves needed to be.

By coloring the middle and bringing the color outwards with a waterbrush allowed the blooms to be almost white.

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Once the border of blooms and leaves was finished and dried completely, I reached for the Alphas Lower and Upper to create my own sentiment…stamped in Grape Crush.

To finish the card I added a few Seaglass Blue Dew Drops – 7mm and Clear Dew Drops – Mixed

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have you PLAYED along with us at The Ton Challenge yet? You have until the end of the month to link a project using the cue word LUCKY as a starting point.

Effie is generously giving away $50 to the shop to one winner!

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Border shaker made Easy

Hello! It’s LauraJane:) today.  Boy do I have a super easy shaker card thanks to the Floral Border Cling Background and the new Coordinating Die . Take a look!

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When Effie said she had this NEW die available, I said,”YES Ma’am! and Thank YOU!!”  Fussy cutting out the middle of the Floral Border Cling Background was never my favorite thing to do. The new Coordinating Die makes it so simple.

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Here is how I made the card:

Here’s a closer look:

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At this point I realized that the Congratulations Word Die was too long for the short end of my panel…so I carefully did some surgery and cut after the first “t” and before the “s” and spliced them together on the card front. Saying, “Congrats” for an anniversary, or a retirement, or maybe a new home:)) I’ll decide later and place the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card.

I finished the card by sprinkling a few sequins and flowers from the same two mixes from above.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and understood my instructions.

Don’t forget we have a CHALLENGE BLOG too!

Join us for the month of February.

There is a Whopping $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry:))
Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the CUE Word “LOVE”. Used at least one stamp from The Ton:)

Have a Super day!

LauraJane:)

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Day Mirror Image Stamping

Helloo all! It’s LauraJane today:)) Have you been following along with the Mirror Image Event? mie_banner

All February long, the design team members from My Sweet Petunia, The Ton and So Suzy Stamps will create a card using the Mirror Image Stamp. There will be blog posts, videos and a ton of instructions on how we all use the Mirror Image Stamp.

The Mirror Image Stamp is a great stamping tool that works with the MISTI to create reflections and reverse images.

For my card I used the Beautiful Day stamp set.  A bicycle with a basket of flowers is such a HAPPY picture in my mind..so TWO bikes with baskets is even BETTER, right?

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It was very easy to line up the two layers of bicycle images withe the MISTI and then make a mirror image as well.

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  • Starting with  an A2 sized Card Front
  • For the bike on the right; I followed the instructions from the Mirror Image Video, stamping the main bicycle image from Beautiful Day in Soft Garnet
  • Then positioned the second layer and stamped in Red Sangria
  • Repeated the same ink colors and stamped the bike on the left, which is the original direction of the stamps.
  • Added the bouquet of flowers after placing a mask on the edges of the baskets. stamping with Ballet Slippers and a hint of Crystal Pewter
  • I then grabbed Brushed Hugs and inked it in Ballet Slippers , being careful to wipe off the ink on the lower part of the letter “g”
  • I inked sending love and healing and happy thoughts in Crystal Pewter along the bottom edge
  • Finished by stamping all the tiny hearts from Beautiful Day set in Soft Garnet
  • Added shimmer marker to the hearts to make them pop!

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Hope this inspires you to try the Mirror image stamping out!!

Remember all the Super Giveaways!!

We have prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.

  • 3 – MISTI’s in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 – Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 – Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Bunkie Bags

All you need to do, is comment on everyone’s post throughout the month.  The master list of posts to comment on is at SoSuzy’s. Winners will be announced on February 28th.

AND we have a Challenge Blog using The Ton stamps.

Hope you join us for the month of February.

There is a Whopping $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry:))
Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the CUE Word “LOVE”. Used at least one stamp from The Ton:)

Best wishes,

LauraJane:)

Cheers for a New Year

Hello and Welcome! This is LauraJane today sharing a simple one layer card using the lovely vessels from several floral sets. I am collector of all things shiny, a true magpie at heart. The vases from the Fresh Cut series stamps are each unique in shape and texture.Definitely worth collecting and stamping on their own!

I also wanted to use the new color of the year as chosen by Pantone:Greenery. The Ton’s many shades of couture inks fit right in with the color trends of the year.

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Wishing you a Fabulous New Year..Keep your eyes open for sneak Peeks of our Newest release coming next week!!

Hugs,

LauraJane:)

Merry Christmas to You from Us

Hello It’s LauraJane!

I have two cards to share with you today using the Poinsettia Garden Cling Background.

One is inked directly to the white CS and the other Embossed with White EP then colored with Distress Inks and Ziggys. I’m continually amazed with the versatility of this stamp background!

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To You From Us card:

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Merry Christmas card:

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  • Repeated the first steps from the first card …used the 4 masks and placed them at a diagonal on white CS. Taped them down around the edges to hold in place.
  • Placing the stamp  Poinsettia Garden Cling Background in my MISTI: inked with Versamark, then embossed with WOW white EP.
  • Removed the diagonal masks
  • inked over the embossed areas with Twisted Citron being careful to allow a bit of feathering into the white space of the diagonal stripes.
  • Added shadowing details with Ziggys..Blue Haze, and Blush
  • Trimmed with largest Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Cut Merry Christmas from Colored CS and adhered to finished panel
  • Embellished with Mint Frosting Couture Mix

I think with this type of masking, the Poinsettia Garden Cling Background might be used throughout the year for all occasion cards.

Hope you have a Super day!

Hugs,

LauraJane:)

 

Congratulations

Hello! it’s LauraJane. I have a non-Christmas card today.

I used Haute Wedding Dress paired with Plus One in the Scenes: Grand Stairway Cling Background. I LOVE how the Congratulations Word Die is able to be sculpted into any shape:)

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Here is the full card:

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To make the card:

This card could work for a Wedding, or Anniversary…it sure was fun to create!

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Hope you are inspired to make something you LOVE today:)

LauraJane:)

Holiday wreath with Thankful Cornucopia

Hello and Good Friday, it’s LauraJane today. I have a quick Wreath to share with you created using a few small stamps from Thankful Cornucopia.

 

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To make the Wreath:

 

  • I started out by lightly drawing a circle onto white CS.
  • Stamped around the circle using Lofty Mint Dye ink and a small leafy branch
  • Then I stamped around a second time with Cali Blue Dye ink and another branch stamp
  • And one more time around using  Soft Garden Dye ink and the first leafy branch stamp
  • From Holiday Confetti, I found some “berries” and stamped them in Parisian Blue Dye ink…then added a single dot for each berry with a blue marker.
  • Next I stamped and colored three of the tiny flowers from Thankful Cornucopia using Ziggys and set them aside.

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Then I grabbed the Rose Terrace Cling Background and inked it in the MIST with similar shades of Distress inks and gave it a good spritz of water for a lovely watercolor background.

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I hope this inspires you to create something you LOVE today!

LauraJane

 

 

 

Pink goes to Paris

Hello Everyone!  It’s LauraJane.  This past week I have been playing with the Born Classy stamp and Die sets. Yes, it was reminiscent of the many hours playing with Fashion Plates, without the frustration of pencil rubbings gone wrong:)) Since we are full swing into the coloring Challenge with Kathy @thedailymarker, I wanted to give coloring hair a try. BOY do I ever admire those that can color with natural looking highlights!

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Here is my card:img_2756

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I did go back with the Flamingo Pink Ziggy to add some shading to the Feathers in her dress.:))

There we have it…Playtime with LauraJane:)

Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE too!

Hugs,

LauraJane:)