Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inspired By All the Little Things #13

YAY!! it's Saturday which means there is a new Challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things:)
I was inspired by the BLUE and the Butterflies!
The Ton's Bokeh Burst- Heart set worked very well with the MISIT to get the different subtle shade of blue on the heart. Then I inked LOVE in three shades to get the hombre effect. That Butterfly is from the Thanks stamp set from HoneyBee Stamps.

Here's the list of my Super Inspiring Team Mates.
Stop in at their blogs for more Eye Candy:)
And then Play along!

LauraJane- that's me:)


Anything Goes!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Trending withThe Ton

Happy Friday! 
While reading through  my FEEDLY stream this morning, I had the wonderful surprise to see that Effie, from The Ton, had highlighted one of my cards that  I've not posted here on my blog.
Thanks for the highlight Effie:) 

After winning a Gift Certificate and receiving a new haul from The Ton, I could not wait to create with HAPPIEST of PEONIES and SENDING PEONIES . I had envisioned the two sets working together to build a dreamy bouquet.
I love it when a vision becomes reality:))

  • First I embossed the images in Gold and just a bit of masking on watercolor #140 paper.
  • Then I used BRUSHO Crystal Watercolors to color in the blooms..LOVE the vibrant hues:))
  • The "blue haze" background is from my  ZIG markers as well as the fine detailing on the petals.
  • Die-cut the panel with SSS stitched rectangle die
  • Matted it on black Lacquer paper from Michael's  
  • PPP sequins


Do hop over to see all the other fantastic Cards 

Have a great weekend!  
LauraJane:)

Anything Goes!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Card Concept # 54 Lilacs and Shades of blue

Hello! There is a new Inspiration photo at The Card Concept to work with. 
Fresh Lilacs:))  LUSH shades of Spring! 
I was inspired by both the blooms and the steel blue metal pale in the photo.


Here is my card:
I used Beautiful Day, Hennah Elements, and Lacy Scrolls, Birthday Greetings from Altenew
I stamped three Large Blooms from the Beautiful Day set, varying the colors for each one. After stamping all the  layers in different shades of blue and embossed the outline layer in gold. Then  I fussy each one out. I chose one cut down to the smaller center bloom and used the outside petals behind the main flower on my card, to give it a fuller look:)
The inks are from the COOL SUMMER NIGHTS and GREEN FIELDS sets from Altenew too.
The Embossing is METALLIC GOLD RICH Pale from WOW!!
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh:))

Hope this inspires you to play along!


Stop by to see the lovely cards from the other DT members.
Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Rahmat

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant

SPDSS#51

Hello! A new Sugar Sketch is up at SugarPea Designs to play with this week.
Here's my card using Sugar Cuts: 
Thanks 
Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles
Heart Journal Card
Hope you take time to play along!
    Be sure to click through to see what all the other Challenge DT have for your Inspirational pleasure!
    Guest Designer:  Kimberly Weiner


    The rules are very simple…
    • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
    • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
    • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
    • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS52 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
    • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
    • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
    • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
    • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    PTI APRIL 2016 BLOG HOP

    HelIo! Hope your weekend was Fabulous!
    Can you believe it is the 25th already? Which means the PTI APRIL 2016 BLOG HOP is on:)
    I was inspired by the colors and translucency of the shapes in the inspiration photo.

     I worked with my first stitching die: Folk Flower. It was just like playing with the lace cards as a child. I stitched it with various shades of vellum paper and layered it on a BG using DOT SPOT.

    Thanks for hopping by!

    LauraJane:)

    Sunday, April 24, 2016

    PTI MAKE IT MONDAY #246: FAUX BRUSH LETTERING

    Wishing you Happiness and LOVE! 
    Playing with PTI MAKE IT MONDAY #246: FAUX BRUSH LETTERING.
    I used  MIM Mini Kit: Garden Gild for the sentiment. Finished off with yellow blooms from Painted Petals and Bumble Bee form Favorite Flowers stamp set.
    Have a Blessed day!!

    LauraJane:)

    Saturday, April 23, 2016

    Inspired By All the Little Things #12

    Hello!
    Tracey has chosen the most ethereal photo for this week's inspiration at Inspired By All the Little Things.
    .
    I do believe those are magnolia blooms but I chose to use a set from Precious Remembrance called Sweet Pea.  
    • I stamped a few of the sweet-pea blooms on white card stock.  
    •  Zigs made for quick and easy coloring. 
    • I then die cut the panel down with Waffle Flower Lacy Layers
    • Set it aside to ink up another panel with Distress: Iced Spruce and Altenew Crisp inks: Sea Glass and Ocean Waves.  
    • Embossed the LOVE YOU in white. 
    • And finished it off with ribbon, doily and Squiggle die from Penny Black.



    Zig colors used:



    Here's the list of my Super Inspiring Team Mates.
    Stop in at their blogs for more Eye Candy:)
    And then Play along!

    LauraJane- that's me:)

    (make it girlie)


    Thanks for stopping by!

    LauraJane:)

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Some Coloring

    Happy Friday!
    On Instagram I saw this photo that Dawn from Wplus9 was coloring. Isn't it beautiful??
    I just received the Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia stamp from SSS and wanted to color along with her. I used Zig Clean Color markers and waterbrush instead of Copics which is what Dawn was using.

    • Coloring three at a time helped me learn what I liked in colors, brush strokes and addition of water. 
    • All are on watercolor paper. 
    • Stamped in Distress Antique linen for the No-Line coloring effect. 
    • In hindsight I should have remembered to do a "second generation stamping" because it was difficult to hide the line even though it was distress.

    Here are some step by step photos. 
     I decided that I better start documenting what color Zigs I used for each one at this point for the second flower.
     By the second flower I realized adding water did not give me the sharp lines I was going for. So I put down the waterbrush.
     Then is was time for leaves and as you can see this is were different brush strokes really change the character of the image.

    At this point I quickly colored the smaller leaves and flowers in.  It was a bit tricky to deciding on the colors though.
    Now the first one kind of went south due to poor color choices. So I matted it and will leave it for later.

    I added a simple a sentiment to the pink one, Hand Lettered Hello from wplus9 and used the technique shared at PTI MIM #246 to give it a Faux-brushed look. Then I added a Zig brush: GrayTint shadow around the entire cluster to give it some depth. 


     For the next one I cut the Bouquet out and layered it with some Dp and Vellum. I LOVE this one because of the colors..BLUE and Yellow together make me think of Lin at Sending Hugs:))

    Hope you enjoyed seeing my process of coloring for the week. Wishing you a Blessed Weekend!

    (make it girlie)

    LauraJane:)

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    SPDSS#50

    Hello! There is a fun new Sketch at SugarPea Designs to play with.
    I thought the square reminded me of fabric swatches, so I went with that idea using:


    Hope you take time to play along!
      Be sure to click through to see what all the other Challenge DT have for your Inspirational pleasure!
      Guest Designer:  Kimberly Weiner
      YOU HAVE UNTIL MAY 2, 2016  TO ENTER ANY OF OUR APRIL SKETCH CHALLENGES –  APRIL WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MAY 3, 2016
      Play-to-Win-Graphic

      The rules are very simple…
      • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
      • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
      • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
      • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS48 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
      • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz.
      • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
      • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
      • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
      LINKING to SSS Wednesday Challenge:
      (make it girlie)

      Sunday, April 17, 2016

      PTI CREATE ALONG WITH US: APRIL 2016

      And I could not let this week go by without joining the Papertrey Ink gals for the  

      CREATE ALONG WITH US: APRIL 2016 challenge.


      I used my COLOR POP: Floral mini kit to create something 

      Thanks for stopping By!

      LauraJane:)

      CASology WEEK 193: PINK

      Heloo and Happy Sunday!
      I really have wanted to play along at CASology this week..PINK is the cue and after seeing all the pretty pink cards in the gallery, I just had to join in!

      Tried my hand at some more No-Line coloring with the ZIG markers..it always ends up having outlines though, just not black. I like a good line on an image:) what can I say?
      The stamps are from the Ton:
      Happiest of Peonies
      Bokeh Burst Heart


      Have a GREAT day!

      LauraJane:)

      Saturday, April 16, 2016

      Inspired By All the Little Things #11

      Cupcakes in Tutus!
      Inspiration for a Princess cupcake:)) 
      Karen has invited Miriam Prantner as our guest designer this week 
      Who happens to have her own Class on Craftsy! How awesome is that?
      Here is my card to inspire you:)

      Here's the list of my Super Inspiring Team Mates.
      Stop in at their blogs for more Eye Candy:)
      And then Play along!

      LauraJane- that's me:)

      The linky will close on Thursday, April 21st at 11:55pm. (PST)

      Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
      • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
      • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
      • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
      • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
      • Have fun and challenge yourself!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Weekend!

      LauraJane:)

      Miriam has given a 50% off code for her class.


      Friday, April 15, 2016

      Party at Virginia's View!


      Not only is it Friday, but there's a Party going on 
      One can simply dance with JOY over the return of my favorite card challenge! 
      Even if it is for ONE time:))) I can always hope for more!

       Virginia is asking for 
       "miss you", "hello"...any types of friendship cards 
      to be added to the link-up on her challenge blog.

      Here is my card:))

      • I followed the video tutorial shared on Jennifer McGuire's blog by the fabulous Marika on watercoloring the blooms from LACY SCROLLS stamp set with Zig markers. 
      • After coloring the blooms and adding greenery my composition needed something light and airy. 
      • In came this Discovery to use a small splotchy stamp from Birch Land to create LARKSPUR or DELPHINIUM type flowers.

      I LOVE the result:))
       And being the magpie that I am, I found some silver elastic thread...took the stretchy part out and used the shiny part for the "nest" behind the HELLO.

      There you go!
      HELLO Virginia! Your challenge has been terribly missed !
      I have a feeling, however, that GREAT things are coming in your creative adventure, and I can't wait to see what it is:)))
      Hugs

      LauraJane:)

      Also linking to:


      ZIGs and INKs used:


        affiliate links for Virginia's View 


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