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:)

 

Coral and Gray

Hello everyone! I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s TaeEun here. Today I have three floral cards in coral and gray color combination to share with you.

I think coral and gray is a beautiful and elegant color combination. It was on my to-do list for a while and finally I decided to give it a try on my cards for this post. I used Coral Collection and Pewter Collection of Couture Colors for this color combination.

For my first card I used Fresh Cut Garden Roses as my floral element and Geometric Lattice Cling stamp for the background.

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I started off by stamping the roses from Fresh Cut Garden Roses in layer using Coral Collection inks and the foliage in gray using Pewter Collection inks. I die cut them all out using coordinating dies  and set them aside. For my background I used emboss resist technique. I stamped  Geometric Lattice cling background stamp in embossing ink on some watercolor paper and clear heat embossed it. I tapped a bit of Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  dye ink on some clear acetate sheet, added a spritz of water and applied the colors on my background panel (ink “Smooshing” technique). I then added some ink splatters in Peach Blossom. But the “smooshed”colors were too light for me so I decided to go with ink blending over it. After I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and Smoky Quartz on the clear heat embossed background panel, I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies from it and blended more gray inks on the frame, keeping the right bottom corner darker. To place the roses I created a small circle window and a circle frame blended in Crystal Pewter using Double Stitched Circle dies. I blended Peach Blossom ink on the card base where the circle window would lie on. To assemble all the elements, first I foam mounted the rectangle frame and then adhered the front panel flat on the card base after I arranged the roses peeking out from the circle window. The sentiment is from the Fresh Cut Poppies Outline stamp set. I stamped it in Light Onyx on a piece of card stock on which I blended Peach Blossom and Crystal Pewter  inks as well. To finish off I scattered some sequins from I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.

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Next two cards are featuring some lovely die cut flowers cut using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I made two different backgrounds in coral and gray color combination and added white die cut peonies on them.

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To create the background for this card I blended Peach BlossomCrystal Pewter  and a little bit of Smoky Quartz inks on my front panel first, before heat embossing the solid peonies and leaves from Wild Peonies stamp set on it. I added more inks again after heat embossing to show off the images. I cut a rectangle frame using Double Stitched Rectangle dies, foam mounted the frame on my card base and added the rectangle panel flat.

Next picture shows my card on this stage. I thought it could make a pretty card as it is, of course with a sentiment :), so wanted to show you this.

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I die cut lots of Peonies and foliage from white card stock using Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies. I then played with these gorgeous flowers to find out an arrangement I liked. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set, white heat embossed on some black card stock, fussy cut and mounted with foam adhesive. I finished off the card by adding some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes.

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Let’s take a look at the last card ! This was made in similar way like the second card.

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The background here was created using same technique like the second card. But this time I clear heat embossed the Minor Stripes background stamp. I added two circle frames I cut with my cutting machine to give the die cut flowers something to sit on. I blended it in coral and gray as well. The sentiment is from Scripty Greetings stamp set.  For this card I adhered two small Clear Dew Drops in addition to some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and I Dream in Peach Couture Mixes. Love the effect of those Dew Drops!

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That’s it from me today! I hope I was able to inspire you to give coral and gray combination a try!

The Ton Challenge

The Ton Challenge closes tomorrow at 12:55pm EST. There is still enough time to join in! The Cue word for our February challenge is LOVE ! On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

Thank you so much for sticking with me through this long post 🙂 !

Have a crafty day and a wonderful week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Coloring on Kraft

Hello and Happy Friday to ya! It’s LauraJane sharing a card I have been coloring along for the #thedailymarker30day challenge with Kathy Rac. There has been so much amazing coloring going on in the galleries:)) I’m sad to see the challenge come to an end.

The this card I chose the Happiest of Peonies set…. plus the lone bloom from Sending Peonies, because I kind of missed the edge of my Neenah Desert Storm Kraft CS and needed another bloom to balance it out. Ha! (Never fear, one can always create a mask and add more flowers right??)

I used the Couture Color – Hampton White Pigment on Kraft for the stamped images.and set the heat tool on it for a few minutes. Then grabbed the Spectrum Noir Aqua markers for a change from the Ziggys. I LOVED how these markers blended on the paper!

This was all that I colored the first night.

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The next morning I added more colors, being careful to leave just a bit of uncolored areas in each petal for a highlight.

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The last morning I realized I had forgotten to color the middle of each bloom. So I added deeper shades as you can see below . Then I went a bit DOT crazy for the background.

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To finish the card I trimmed it down with the  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, matted it with some Dark green CS and mounted it on a piece of CS stamped with Minor Stripes Cling Background in Smoky Quartz Dye.

The sentiment is from Sending Peonies inked in Everglade Moss.

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This one just makes me HAPPY DANCE:)) Some cards just do that for me:)

Hope it inspires you to create something that makes you HAPPY too!

LauraJane:)

 

 

 

Let’s Catch Up

Hello! It’s LauraJane and this is my first post for The Ton:) I’m excited to be here!

For today I have a card featuring my favorite Honey Bear and some delightful iced cream from the Sundae Bar.

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I started out playing with the scrumptious Lemon Drop Dye ink and Minor Stripes BG  stamp. Yellow doesn’t get yummier than this ink! (I’m smitten with the vibrant colors obtained with all the Couture Color inks. Ha! I actually moved ALLLLL my other brands to the basement for resale, yep! I love them that much:))

…Back to the card:)

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I did add some “Chocolate chips” Light Onyx and “Marshmallows” Hampton White  to the ice-cream using the sprinkle images from Sundae Bar.

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Well, there you are! I Do LOVE that Bear!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions please ask me in the comments section. I’ll do my best to answer them.

Hugs!

LauraJane:)