Monday, November 21, 2011

Layers of Color Tea Party Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Layers of Color

Tea Party Blog Hop!

This blog hop starts at Layers of Color blog. If you came from Diana Queen's Blog, you are in the right place, if not, please start at the beginning to get the most out of this fun blog hop!
Layers of Color design team is having this blog hop in celebration of the release of Spellbinders newest die templates, Decorative Dress Forms, (designed by Nina Brackett and Laura Campbell) and Nested Tea Cups, (designed by Laura Campbell)! Layers of Color will be offering both these new dies February 1, 2012, or you can purchase them now through Crafters Home participating stores.

Here is a card using the Nested Tea Cups dies:

Aren't they just fun?!  I used "Merci Bouquet" clear art stamp set to decorate these beauties.  I was trying to match the Paper Studio "Mirabelle"
 paper I used for the background!  :)

And an upclose shot of the cups.  Since my precious Grand Calibur is sitting in a box on a ship somewhere across the Atlantic, I stenciled the dies and cut the cups out.  :)  The sentiment came from "Teacup Blessings" clear art stamp set--I just love that set!

Come on in and join us for a spot of tea and enjoy these tasty treats for the eyes!...

Here I have a super fun card I made using this free teacup template created by our very own Melisa Waldorf!
The beautiful butterfly and the ones around it came straight from our latest release, "Fairy Wishes" clear art stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett.  The "gratitude" sentiment is from a fabulous and appropriately named "Teacup Blessings" clear art stamp set!  :)

This beauty was colored with copic markers (of course!).  :)

Thank you for spending this lovely time together with us today! What a joy to be here with you!

 Please help yourself to these lovely tea-inspired FREE TEMPLATES exclusively from Layers of Color!...
Teacup Card Template, designed by Melisa Waldorf.

And this adorable Paper Tea Cup and Saucer template, designed by Laura Kirste Campbell

Layers of Color has wonderful tea-inspired art stamps to go with your tea cup projects! You may need sweet sentiments and verses, a spoonful of honey with Teacup Blessings, and of course some flowers and lace doilies to decorate the table! We'd love to see what you do with these unique templates and art stamps! Please share your delicious creations on Layers of Color Facebookpage!

Come on friends, let's continue hopping to all the talented designer blogs to see what they have brewed up for us!...

Diana * Janice --that's ME! * Jennie * Jessica * Keri Linda * Melisa Nina Savannah

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Janice :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Layers of Color New Release Featuring Nina B Designs stamps!

Welcome to a very special Layers of Color New Release Blog Hop!

If you have arrived from Diana Queen's Blog, you are in the right place, otherwise you may want to go back to the beginning of the blog hop, so you don't miss out on the amazing inspiration along the way - and the hidden prizes!

Today is so exciting because we are introducing
Layers of Color  Designer Collection
showcasing Nina Brackett's new signature stamp line,
This gorgeous line has delicate Fairy Wishes that pair perfectly with the large blossoms from Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies. And there are Sweet Silhouettes that are lovely with Beautiful Laceand Elegant Labels.  To inspire you with delightfully fresh ideas, Layers of Color designers have created their best projects withNinaBDesigns new release stamp sets. Come visit the newest clear stamp art galleries!
Also introducing,
Angel's Twine and Feather Twine!

These unique and pretty card embellishments are found exclusively through Layers of Color boutique. Angel's Twine is a thinner cotton than Baker's twine with a metallic thread twisted through it adding a special sparkle. Feather Twine is soft, feathery and sweet as butterfly kisses. Both lovely twines are coupled together on a reusable artist's tag with a free fabric rose!
Here are a couple of cards I made using the new "Sweet Silhouettes" clear art stamp set!  :)

On this oh-so-elegant wedding card I used the man and woman silhouetted images, the Mr. & Mrs. sentiment AND I just couldn't resist adding the GORGEOUS lace strip from the new "Beautiful Lace" clear art stamp set!  Hee hee!  ;)

Next up showcasing Sweet Silhouettes again:
Again, how can you not but make an elegant card using this fantastic stamp set?!  I love the (appropriately named!) sweet images in this set!  Isn't that little boy silhouette just darling??  It might be hard to tell but I layered the framed silhouette boy image on top of one the labels from "Elegant Labels" clear art stamp set.  I also  added the matching scrolly design to my sentiment panel for a special touch.  :)

Well, I could show you card after card with these beautiful images but I'll let you check out our other DT members cards instead!  ;)  I know you will be inspired by them all!

Now for the FUN part: Giveaways!

Jennie Harper is the next stop on this Blog Hop, but before you go, make sure you sign up for Layers of Color newsletter and let them know you left a comment on their blog and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win NinaBDesigns Sweet Silhouettes art stamp set! The winner will be announced onLayers of Color blog tomorrow, Nov. 17th.   SWEET indeed!  ;)  

Also, there is another giveaway along the blog hop so let's get hopping!....

Diana Queen 
 Janice Whiting --that's me!
Savannah O’Gwynn

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner

You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on ourFACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Layers of Color New Release "Sneak Peek" #3!

Welcome back everyone!

Today's sneak peek features another fab Layers of Color stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett!  The set is called "Dotted Dahlias" and you're going to love this one too!  Sorry!  Hee hee!  ;)

Oh, this set has a ton of fun floral images and wonderful sentiments!  I used one of the Dahlia images, the smaller leaf image and the small flower from "Merci Bouquet" to create my background "DP".  I kept the Spurgeon quote as the focal point.  :)

I am submitting this into the CPS-Card Sketch #243 shown here below:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Here is the info on the release date:

Stay tuned for a card or two with those lovely silhouette images in that banner!  ;)


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Layers of Color New Release "Sneak Peek" #2!

Hi, everyone!  Ready for another Layers of Color sneak peek???  :)  Today I'm showing you a little glimpse of one of my favorite new releases called "Beautiful Lace"!  You are going to love it!!!

Aren't those doilies to die for?!  I just absolutely love them to pieces!  Hee hee!  I used a piece of DP from the DCWV Lemon Flower stack, some of that lovely Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and my most loved Copics to add a bit of color to the doilies.  :)

Nina added some great sentiments to this set as well!

Here's your reminder again, don't forget,

Featuring the newest Layers of Color stamps illustrated by the ever talented Nina Brackett!!!

Stay tuned for the next sneak peek!!!
Janice :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Layers of Color New Release "Sneak Peek" #1!

Welcome everyone!

I'm excited to show you a little sneak peek of Layers of Colors upcoming new release featuring stamps illustrated by Nina Brackett!

Here ya go:
You are going to love this flowery set!  

 I used one of the main Peony images for my focal point, coloring it with Copic markers.  I also used some Tim Holz Tissue Tape to outline my white background piece of cardstock.

 Here you can see the leaf image colored in and the leaf image as it stamps (dotted).

I am entering this card into the Card Patterns blog sketch challenge #140.  Here is the sketch for this week:

And don't forget:

You won't want to miss out on all the beautiful stamps coming soon!!!

Janice :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Save the Date for LOC's upcoming New Release!

Hi, everyone!  Just a quick post today regarding Layers of Color's upcoming new release!

Check out this gorgeous banner with all the info on it:

This upcoming new release is going to feature stamps by Nina Brackett!!!  I know you all love her designs as much as I do so stay tuned!  :)

Sneak peeks start November7th!!!  Yippee!  ;)