Friday, November 8, 2019

Day 16 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas



Welcome to Day 16 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas! Today we continue the celebration, along with the continuation of 20% off through all Christmas Stamps on the Technique Junkies site (through 11-22-19).  Simply add them to your shopping cart and the discount will show automatically.


Today I have a pretty Poinsettia Card for you! I love poinsettias. I think they are a beautiful symbol of the Christmas Season, So I am thrilled with this beautiful 4-piece Poinsettia Set. My card is fairly simple; I colored the poinsettias with colored pencils, cut them out, then popped them onto the card front.  It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but I traced over the Warmest Wishes sentiment with a Glitter Pen to add more shimmer to the finished piece. I will be coloring plenty of these for my own cards!


I hope you are inspired by today's Christmas Post. Don't forget to get your discount on the Christmas stamps, too!

Pat Huntoon



Friday, November 1, 2019

Final Stamp Release of the year!


Today is November 1st and it is the last New Stamp Release of 2019 for Technique Junkies. Today we have 15 new stamps to show you, and as usual, the November New Release stamps are 15% off through November 8, 2019. Simply add them to your shopping cart and they will be reduced automatically at checkout. Don't forget that all of the stamps in the Christmas Category are 20% off through November 22nd, too!

The TJ Designers have also banded together to create inspirational artwork from the stamps. Here are a list of participating designers:


This first piece uses the Decaf Coffee Coffee stamp. As a hard-core coffee lover, this totally encapsulates how I feel about decaf!

I colored this stamp with pastel pencils, and placed it over a background made with the Aladine Liquid Pigments. I love how it looks liquid, don't you?
The next I have for you uses the When I Snap stamp. I love this snarky stamp and I hope you can appreciate having those days when you need to have wine with friends...sometimes you feel like you can swig right from the bottle. I know I have had those days!

I lightly colored the skin and bottle with pastel pencils, and added some sage ink to the edges of the focal piece. The background uses the Big Swirl Stencil with sage ink that was added using Ink Blending Brushes.
The piece above uses the Knitting with Friends Stamp. The words were traced over with Kaisercraft Glitter Gel Pens. the background was made by spraying Shimmering Bliss Mixed Metals Topper over the Spatter Stencil. The result is subtle, yet really shimmery...just very girly!
My final piece today uses two stamps from the November 2019 release. The focal image uses the Brighten your Path stamp (colored with colored pencils). The background uses the Brickwork stamp, which was double stamped - first with grey, then with tea stain for more dimension.

I hope our artwork today has inspired you! Remember that the November 2019 stamps are 15% off through November 8th -- AND all of the Christmas stamps continue to be on sale for 20% off through November 22nd!

Happy Stamping,
Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October 2019 New Stamp Release!



I am so pleased to present the October 2019 new stamps from Technique Junkies! This is our holiday release and I really love the stamps we have in store for you.

First, you should know that all of the October 2019 New Release Stamps are 15% off  through October 8th. Simply add them to your shopping bag for the discount; it will be automatically applied.

Second, the entire team is participating in the release celebration. I have included their links below; please take a few minutes to visit their blogs to view their fabulous work.

Ready for some inspiration?

First up, I have a litle confession. I am obsessed with Holly. We have a beautiful bush right outside our front door...and I just am in love with it. So when I saw this close-up from JanTink from #mittenstatestamps, I knew exactly how I wanted my berries to look.

So this is a close-up of my Close-up.  The berries were colored with Copic Markers and then covered with Diamond Glaze for the wet, textural look.


The full card is here. I colored the rest of my Holly Berries card with Copic Markers, too, and added the Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Victorian Greetings Set



 Next up, I went in a totally different direction. I used the Feliz-Naughty Dog set to create this adorable card for puppy lovers.  The dog portion was colored with Copic Markers, and the background is the Festive Stripes Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs Stencils (available from Technique Junkies).



 Next up is also fun! The Santa Checks Stamp has been layered over a Pinwheel Illusion Stenciled Background. I colored her with markers, too:


This next card uses two from the release. The Mistletoe Background was colored with Nuvo Glitter Markers and the focal image, Under the Mistletoe, was traced over with Kaisercraft 
Glitter Gel Pens.


The final inspiration I have for you is this Scratched Tree. This image has been floating around in my stamps-to-be-made file for years - and I am so glad I finally made it. It is a negative-style image - very dramatic, I think. I hope you like it!

Ready for more: Here are the links to the Technique Junkies Designers who are celebrating with us today:




I hope you inspired today -- Happy shopping!
Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Put on the Hat


Some days,don't we all feel like this? I had fun creating this Put on the Hat focal image over my stenciled Bats. The Bats Stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs, available  from Technique Junkies HERE.

Hope you don't need to put on YOUR hat today!
Pat Huntoon 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bright and Cheerful Foliage


Fall colors....I just love them. I think I might have overdone the color here, but it is how fall looks to me every year - full of bright autumn colors that make my heart sing.  I love fall -- it is my favorite season.

My Modern Foliage stamp was colored with Copic Markers and topped with the Leaves Turn Sentiment.  It's a nice reminder to slow down and appreciate life, isn't it?

Both stamps are from the September 2019 Technique Junkies stamp release.

Have a great day!
Pat Huntoon

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Colorful Pumpkin


I love the Drizzle Dots from the September Release. They are very versatile - whether used vertically or horizontally, they can be subtle or strong.  In my rendition here, I wanted to emulate blowing wind - I think that was accomplished! I simple swiped ink in different colors over the background and stamped it over my masked Pumpkin stamp (colored with Copics). The sentiment from the Autumn (Set of 6) Set was stamped over the top with Black StazOn.

It might be a bit busy, but I like it anyway! The Pumpkin and the Drizzle Dots are from the Technique Junkies September 2019 release; the Autumn set was released last fall.

Have a colorful day!
Pat Huntoon 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Apples and Blessings


I just love the Apples Background from artist JanTink at #mittenstatestamps that was created for Technique Junkies! It is such a beautiful background. Covering it even a little was hard, so I made the sentiment a little transluscent.

After I colored the apples with Copic Markers, I painted a piece of acetate with a light layer of gesso on the back. The Blessings greeting from the Autumn Framed Sentiments Set over the top with Timber Brown StazOn before attaching it to the apples background.  I love the effect!

Both of the stamps used in the example are from the Technique Junkies September 2019 release.

Hope you are having a great day full of blessings, too!
Pat Huntoon