Friday, April 7, 2017

The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop


Happy Friday everyone! Today I'm hopping with The Ton as they celebrate their spring release. You should have arrived here from Chris Dayton's blog.

The Ton has 18 new stamps, 13 dies and 14 Couture Mixes for their new Spring 2017 Release which includes up to three free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!

I have a soft spot for peonies, so when I saw the release I knew immediately which stamps I would be working with.

First up a very clean and simple card featuring Dearest Peony.  I really wanted this beautiful image to be the star, and I waded back into the world of no line coloring.  The image was stamped with WPlus9 Fairy Dust ink and then colored with Copics.  The gray leaves are solid in the stamp, and I wanted to keep that effect, so rather than my normal three color shading, I just used two shades of gray and kept it very subtle.  


I really didn't want to add much to the card once I was done coloring, I wanted the focus to remain on the flower, so I fiddled with placement of the panel and the sentiment strip going with something not so centered to give it a modern feel.


Next up, is Peony Crush, a gorgeous 6x6 background.  This was stamped in Versafine on watercolor paper and then heat embossed.  Then I broke out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolors (that I bought 6 months ago and hadn't used yet) and chose a couple shades of gold to paint the peonies with.  The open leaves were painted a very light green and then covered with the lightest gold from the Starry Colors set, and the background was  painted a dark green.  


I loved the very rich feel of the background when I was done, almost like a tapestry fabric, but it was a bit too heavy for a full card background, so I did some fussy cutting to trim it down.  I popped up the panel for some extra drama and then added a sentiment from Dearest Peony to finish it off, also popped up.  

That's all for me, but you definitely want to keep hopping because there are prizes! Five $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

The next stop on the hop is Janette Kausen, and I've included the full list below in case you get turned around.  Happy hopping and good lucky!

77 comments:

  1. Miriam, love both of your peony cards! Gorgeous colors.

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  2. Wow these cards are so pretty - the coloring and layout of your second card is just perfect:)

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  3. Your cards are so stunning! I love the the look of the gray leaves and how they make the flower really pop. I love the flowers on your second card. They are so beautiful!

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  4. Your cards are stunning! The flowers you colored look so real and soft I wanted to reach out and touch them.

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  5. Beautiful cards! Love the gray shadow leaves.

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  6. Miriam, this is just gorgeous! I love that pretty color too!

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  7. Beautiful cards, your coloring is amazing!

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  8. Gorgeous cards
    and I love the
    purple flowers!
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Both these cards blew me away when I saw them on IG!! STUNNING!!!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness...your artistry is amazing!

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  11. These are both gorgeous - love the copic coloring and the watercoloring is stunning!

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  12. Both are gorgeous! Fabulous coloring! ❤

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  13. Beautiful cards! I love how unique and detailed each persons cards are.

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  14. Beautiful cards and your flowers are amazing. Love the colors and purple flower is stunning.

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  15. Beautiful cards!! Your coloring of the flowers is stunning.

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  16. I would love to own these stamps , they always look so elegant πŸ˜ƒ . Wonderful job ! 😍😍😍😍

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  17. Beautiful flowers! Your cards are stunning!

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  18. Absolutely STUNNING cards, Miriam! Love!

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  19. I am loving what I've seen with this release.

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  20. I just love the soft look you achieved on your Dearest Peony card and the colors you used on the Peony Crush card is so beautiful.

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  21. I can't believe you had those watercolors for 6 months and didn't use them, haha! Great cards!

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  22. These are so pretty! I love that vibrant purple :)

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  23. Beautiful coloring on these flowers, very inspiring,

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  24. Wow, these are so pretty! I especially love the gray leaves behind the beautiful purple!

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  25. Fabulous cards. Love the shadow behind the flower on your first card

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  26. Wow....these are just so beautiful!

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  27. Gorgeous cards! Amazing no line coloring on the single peony and the golds on the Peony Crush background stamp is so pretty! I gotta get my Starry watercolors out now, thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Love your beautiful flower cards.

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  29. Gorgeous florals! I love that you chose shades of lavender for the first one! :)

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  30. Wow!! These are stunning!!!

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  31. Love how you colored these peonies.

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  32. Sooooo gorgeous!!! I really, really, really love that second one!!

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  33. Wow!!! Your colouring is just amazing...great cards!
    Cheers,

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  34. Your cards are so beautiful!

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  35. Your colouring is outstanding Miriam, especially your first flower, so very real-looking!!

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  36. Beautiful coloring on these lovely cards! Gorgeous peony stamps!

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  38. Very pretty the coloring is great work

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  39. Beautiful cards, and fantastic colouring! THanks so much for sharing this lovely inspiration! I love this release :-)

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  40. Love your cards. Beautiful.

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  41. Beautiful cards and fabulous water coloring. I love the no line technique.

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  42. That peony looks 3d... gorgeous! Love the grey leaves in the background, too!

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  43. The peonies are beautiful.
    Love how the greenery was
    left plain while the flower
    popped.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  44. Unreal flowers, unmatched beauty. Wonderful inspiration.

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  45. Simply magnificent! I love that you have let the gorgeous flowers shine on their own! TFS!

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  46. Lovely cards Miriam. Thanks for sharing. They are pretty and cheerful.

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  47. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Wow! Stunning cards! Your coloring is awesome!

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  49. I love your Peony Crush card! It's becoming a must-have stamp for me!!

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  50. Love your peonies and both your cards too! Great job!

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  51. Beautiful, love the peony crush card.

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  52. The purple peony is stunning! I love that little extra detail with glitter!!! Great cards!

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  53. Ooo that purple flower is so uniquely colored

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  54. Your cards are stunning. The color is fabulous

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  55. Both your cards are beautiful, but I really like how you painted the peony crush image with the gold Tambi paints

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  56. Purple popping off the card peony.....GORGEOUS!

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  57. Such gorgeous flowers! I love your no-line coloring and the second card is fabulous! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
    -Miranda

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  58. Really nice shadow effect with the single peony. And the second card is quite elegant.

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  59. Miriam, Your cards are stunning; thanks for sharing.

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  60. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!

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  61. Love love love your work
    Cheers from down under

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  62. Your coloring make the flowers look so light and full. They're beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  63. Absolutely stunning, love! The attention to detail and depth you've weaved into each one is phenomenal, and the simple sentiments let the images shine beautifully.

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  64. Beautiful cards !. Many thanks for the inspiration !! :)

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  65. Such beautiful inspiration

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  66. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway
    Ann

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