Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jane's Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop, and Exciting News!

Hey everyone!  I'm really excited to share that I've joined the Jane's Doodles' design team.  I love Jane's sweet illustrations and I'm really excited to be working with her!  Today the DT is spotlighting the latest release, Wise Owl, Read All About It, and Doodle Flowers II.  Be sure to hop through because one lucky commenter is going to win all three new sets!



I had a great time working with the sets and have lots to share, so let me get right to it.

First up a Wise Owl card.  Of course I had to feature that great owl.  I clear embossed him on watercolor paper and then used Vintage Photo distress ink and Distress markers to color him in and add the ground line.



The sentiment was also clear embossed and emphasized with Vintage Photo.

Those Read All About It kids are so cute, I went pretty simple, creating two little cards that you could tuck into a lunchbox.  The images were stamped and colored with copics, I went back and stamped/colored some random stars as well.



Finally Doodle Flowers II.  The original Doodle Flowers is one of my all time favorite JD stamps, so I was really excited to see this new set.  I was in need of some end of year/summer gifts for Carina's teachers, so I put together.  



These were so easy to make.  I clear embossed the leaves stamp on watercolor paper and then added a wash with my Derwent watercolor pencils.  I went back and added a second and third wash with slightly different shades of color.  This was repeated with three other color combinations.  So quick and easy!  



I wanted to keep the cards nice and flat, so no foam adhesive.  I've shard this tip before, but for adhering watercolor paper to a card base I always use CTMH Bonding Memories Adhesive, it's a blue adhesive that you kind of pump and apply with a foam applicator.  This seems to really work even when your paper is slightly warped/wonky from watercoloring.

I won't list all the supplies used since this post is already plenty long, but please ask if you have any questions.  Your should have come from Marion Vagg's blog (she's also joining the DT) and your next stop is Aga.  I have the full list below for you.


Jane http://janeb-myblog.blogspot.com

Jennifer (Guest Designer) http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/
Marion (new DT member) http://mademarion.vagg.org/
Miriam (Me!) http://mprantner.blogspot.com/
Aga http://justmadefrompaper.blogspot.com/
Angeline http://thecreationofcreativity.blogspot.com/
Ange http://www.angeliquekelly.blogspot.com/
Evgenia http://evgeniapetzer.blogspot.com/
Mariana http://marianagrigsby.wordpress.com/
Jane's Doodles http://janesdoodles.blogspot.com

104 comments:

  1. Great cards! Especially love the ones with the stars :)

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  2. Some really gorgeous watercoloring effects!! Love them all! :)

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  3. YAY congratulations.. your cards are adorable.. She does have some fun images.. thanks for the chance to win..

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  4. The owl is gorgeous! Congrats, Miriam!

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  5. Yay! Congrats on the new Design Team...love your projects!

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  6. Congrats on the new DT spot. Love your cards :)

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  7. BIG CONGRATS Marion!!! You are so perfect for Jane's adorable images! I LOVE the sets and all the wonderful cards you've made with them! Already looking forward to seeing more! Hugs, Karin

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  8. What sweet, sweet stamps, love your cards!!

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  9. Well gooolllly. Your cards are amazing. Love the neutral owl and that terrific card set. Just gorjuss. And the coloring of that little girl is awesome.

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  10. Great creations! I would love to win these stamp sets to play with them!

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  11. totally wonderful! such a beautiful job!

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  12. Fabulous cards!! You really rocked these sets!! And congrats on joining the team!!!

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  13. Wonderful cards. That little boy are so cute

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  14. Your cards are awesome but I really like the owl. That card is super great. TFS

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  15. Congratulations, Miriam! Her stuff is so cute! Your cards are fabulous!

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  16. How sweet! Your card designs are great and these stamps set are so much fun.

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  17. Totally sweet! I love those little readers- I think I *NEED* that set!! You will absolutely LOVE working with Jane- she is awesome! :)

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  18. Your cards on oh so sweet! Congrats on joining the design team!

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  19. Super great projects! I love your book cards...those little readers are just adorable!!

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  20. Cute cards and I love your set of notecards made with the elegant vine image!

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  21. Congrats on the exciting news! Love that cutie owl!

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  22. Your cards are so much fun. Love them all. And congrats on joining the team!

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  23. Lovely cards, especially
    love the Owl! Great
    coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. all your cards are so beauitful, but the owl card and leaves cards are so beautiful, I love them, there are my favorites!

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  25. Miriam, your cards are all fantastic! Congrats on the new DT!

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  26. Great cards...lovely coloring.

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  27. I love all the subtle watercoloring around the leaves.

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  28. Fantastic! I really love the coloring on the owl!

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  29. Congrats on the new DT spot! Looking forward to see lots of your work!

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  30. Thanx for the chance to win these fabulous stamps, I cross my fingers! Your projects are so beautiful!!

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  31. Awesome news! Congrats on joining Jane's team!! Love your cards!

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  32. Congratulations on the design team. Your cards are adorable!! I especially love the owl. You used my very favorite colors of distress inks. I also love the sweet thank you cards you created. What a nice gift these would make.

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  33. These are just gorgeous! Especially loved the note cards! Such beautiful, soft colours!

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  34. Wonderful cards with these new stamps!

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  35. The owl is beautiful. The star reader cards would be great gifts for the kids in the summer reading program. Might encourage them to read more.
    thanks for sharing.

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  36. I love your doodle flower cards! They make great thank you cards. Thanks.

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  37. Congrats on your new team!!! Love the rich browns on the owl and your coloring on the kids is awesome!!!

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  38. congrats, Marian on your new DT position! I love the cards you made today. The watercolor wash behind the images is so pretty. The kids' cards are super adorable, too.

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  39. Oh, my! These are FABULOUS!!! Love them!

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  40. Woot! Fabulous projects! Congratulations!

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  41. Your cards are absolutely amazing! I just adore them all!

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  42. Love that amazing water colored owl!! Gorgeous!!

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  43. Congratulations on the happy news :) ur cards are so amazing, u r an asset to all the lovely teams u r in !

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  44. Congratulations on your new DT position, your cards are just so lovely!!!!

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  45. Beautiful projects. Love how you colored the owl. TFS

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  46. Amazing designs..and I love the owl

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  47. Love the little notecards you made using the flower set! Will definitely be borrowing that idea!

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  48. I love these CAS designs Miriam ... and welcome to the Jane's Doodles Team! Enjoy x

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  49. All your cards are really nice. But I LOVE the ones with the simple branch with leaves. The watercolor background with the subtle color combinations are just so beautiful.

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  50. Very nice CAS work and beautiful water coloring too. I really like the distress look on the owl,seems like the perfect image to keep more natural color.

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  51. Beautiful work! And I so love these stamp sets!

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  52. Super cute cards! I like how the owl looks in the different colours each of you chose. Gives the rest of us real insight for trying different things!

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  53. The narrow colored borders are the perfect touch!

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  54. Congrats, Marion! Your projects are awesome as always!
    Love the set of cards--so classy!

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  55. Wow, your cards are gorgeous. Love the rich brown owl and set of cards, stunning!

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  56. lovely cards! especially that wonderful set!

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  57. The little Star Reader kids are fantastic! So cute!

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  58. I love your cards. The coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing. Love ya' Patricia B

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  59. Love these stamp sets - your cards are amazing too!

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  60. The first card & last cards technique is gorgeous!! Love the cute cards using the Read all About It kids are so darn cute!! TFS!!;)

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  61. Miriam, congrats on joining the Jane's Doodles Design Team! Your cards are all amazing, love those star kids and that gorgeous owl. Your thank you note set is divine!

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  62. Congrats on joining the Jane DT!! Lovely cards!

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  63. CONGRATS Miriam!
    I adore your cards!
    You're a gem!

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  64. Thanks for sharing the tip on adhering watercolor paper. I've never heard of that adhesive from CTMH-will check into it. Thanks.

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  65. Miriam,
    Thank You for sharing yur take on the owl card.

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  66. Thanks for the tip about adhering the watercolor paper. Your cards are beautiful

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  67. I love your set of square cards; they look classy and simple!

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  68. I love the cards you created with the Floral stamp set. All these stamp sets are so fun. The kids out cute .

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  69. Great job. I really like the set of cards.
    Congrats on joining the DT.

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  70. Awesome job!! Love all your cards TFS!

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  71. wonderful job on these cards...Janes images are adorable and I really like how you used watercolour so often.

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  72. What an incredible job on watercoloring. You are fabulous!

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  73. Fabulous job done on all your cards, watercolouring on the wise owl is gorgeous!!!

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  74. Love the owl and those thank you cards.

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  75. Congrats on your DT spot! LOVE how you colored the owl.... fabulous stamp!

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  76. Hooray! Congrats on the new DT! You went all out making cards for the new release. :) Love the watercoloring with the owl and leaf cards and the coloring on the kid cards. Great tip about the watercolor paper, too.

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  77. Nice cards! Thanks for the great tip about adhesive for watercolor paper I love playing with watercolor but I hate how the paper buckles after I try to glue it down on my card!

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  78. Love the coloring on your owl. Your card is lovely and the little note cards so nice for a gift. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  79. Yay for you! So excited to see you on this team! Wonderful assortment of card for the blog hop too : )

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  80. Congrats on the new design team, Miriam! They couldn't have a better designer :o)

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  81. Great cards! Love those wonderful thank you cards. Glad you are joining the team!

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  82. Great, great cards!! My favorite are those reading kids!! So cute and so well done!! You are clever!!

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  83. Cute lil reader cards! Congrats in the new DT! :)

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  84. Great cards. I really love that watercoloured owl

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  85. Love all your projects- those star reader cards are adorable, and the simple, yet fossilized look on the leaf cards is great, but my favorite is the owl colored with vintage photo- stunning!

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  86. WOOOOOOOOW! I've been scrolling through your blog, Miriam! You've knocked my socks off and I'm out of my seat! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you make! FAB posts and projects:) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE <3

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  87. Congrats! I love your CAS cards and the beautiful coloring! Those kid reading stamps might be a must have over here.

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