Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Blog Hop - Last Stop!

Welcome! Today is October 1st and we have a new release for you at Technique Junkies!  This is the last stop on the TJ New Release Blog hop, so if you started here, I encourage you to go back to the TJ Design Team blog - the beginning - to start again. You won't want to miss any of the inspiration the girls have for you!

Before we get to my art, I just wanted to remind you that the October release stamps are 15% off through October 8th.  Simply add what you like to your shopping cart and they will be discounted automatically until then.

Here are a few pieces I made from the new stamps:
The first uses the new Cocktail Joy set. This was so easy to color; I just used Grey Memento ink and colored here and there with Copics. I just pulled the perfect piece of background paper from my (extensive) stash, and viola! Instant Christmas Card. I may make some of these some of my Card recipients this Christmas, but I think I might only use the top part of the stamp on the outside (Joy is just a cocktail away) and the bottom part (Merry Christmas) on the inside.

This card uses the Grace in her Heart stamp. I simply stamped her in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, then cut her out so I could get that polka-dotted background behind her.  Again, just a simple stamp, a little cutting, and some background paper.  This is my personal favorite stamp from the release! I love inspirational and uplifting stamps and I just had to use this saying on a stamp. It was fun to design, and even more fun to use!

And for the last one today:
This uses the Give Thanks stamp with Nuvo Glitter Markers. The background is just white paper put through and embossing folder, then highlighted with ink.  This makes a great Thanksgiving card and is perfect for table place cards for Thanksgiving!

Well, that's all I have for you today. It's time to go shop! Make sure to take advantage of the 15% discount on the new October release stamps.  Thanks for coming by today!
Pat Huntoon

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Hop, Giveaways and a Discount!

Welcome! Today is September 1st and we are celebrating the release of 22 new Technique Junkies Stamps with a blog hop and a $200 Giveaway! As usual, you will receive 15% off all of the Technique Junkies September New Release Stamps from now through September 8th. Additionally, we have a guest designer this month -- the fabulous Lydia Fiedler.  

How do two (2) $100 Technique Junkies Gift Certificates sound? Two people will be randomly chosen to each receive a $100 gift certificate to spend in the Technique Junkies store. You will be entered to win by commenting on any of the blog posts for this month's hop - in fact, you will have one entry for EACH blog you comment on.  If you comment on all 13 blogs, you will have 13 entries to win!

Since this is the LAST stop on the hop, you may have already left comments and viewed the artwork on all the designer blogs, but if this is your first stop, I urge you to go the the Design Team blog to start from the beginning and leave your comments so you will be entered to win!

Whew! That is a lot of stuff!  How about a few final pieces of art to inspire you? I have to warn you, I was in a mono-chromatic kind of mood when I was making these. Kraft card stock  works so well with Autumn cards, and I love the look of Kraft on Christmas cards, too. I might have gotten a little carried away with the Kraft card stock! 

First is a quick card that uses The Greatest Oak stamp layered over a background that was stamped with one of the leaves from the Autumn Set:

 Next, I stamped the single Pinecone stamp repeatedly on a piece of Kraft cardstock with light brown ink, then stamped one of the phrases from the Gifts of Christmas Set over them using evergreen ink. This panel was layered over the (previously released) Pinecones Background, which was stamped in evergreen and lightly colored with colored pencils.

This next piece also uses Kraft cardstock and the same inks as above. Rustic Pine was stamped on Kraft and cut out, then layered over the Faint Scratches (previously released) background. Another phrase from the Gifts of Christmas Set was stamped over the background before it was layered on evergreen and kraft card stock.

For my last piece today, I used the Santa in Moonlight and Too Grown-up stamps on a white card stock panel. The Moon was colored with Copic Markers. This was layered over a black card stock piece that was stamped with the Star Collage in Gold.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop today! Make sure to leave those comments on all the blogs, and to take advantage of the 15% discount on the new September stamps, too.

Warm regards,
Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August New Release Blog Hop - last stop!

Welcome! Today is August 1st and you have gotten to the last stop on our monthly Technique Junkies Design Team Hop. We are celebrating the release of 15 brand new stamps this month!

If this is your first stop, I urge you to go to the Design Team Blog and start there -- the artwork from the team this month is out of this world, and you won't want to miss it.

As always, all of the new stamps are 15% off from today through the end of Tuesday, August 8th only. Make sure to shop after you browse all of the artwork! You don't want to miss out on the savings.

Ready to see the last few pieces?

First, this...the Be Cool Llamas. I am obsessed with these happy dudes! The only reason the other designers have not shown them is that this stamp was not added to the release until the last minute - honestly, I couldn't help myself, I just had to release it!

Aren't they just too cute?

Next, I have this gorgeous beauty - called Vine Beauty -- that I have layered over the Rainforest stamp.  The thing about the Rainforest stamp is that it could easily be used with just one color as a background, but I love how it looks with the leaves colored individually:
The sentiment is from the typewriter set (previously released).

And finally for me today, I have this...the Amazing Grace stamp layered over the Planks Background. These two stamps are gorgeous alone, but together? Heaven.
Thank you for joining us today -- I hope you like the new stamps!  Make sure to take advantage of the discount today, too.
Happy August!

Pat Huntoon

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Release Blog Hop - Last Stop on the Hop!

Welcome! Today is July first and we have new stamps at! To celebrate, we have our monthly blog hop...and this is the last stop. If you came here from Chris' blog, you are in the right place, but if you started here, you might want to restart at the Design Team Blog - there are so many yummy things to see!

Before I show you a few things I made from the new stamps, keep in mind that all of the July New Release stamps will be 15% off through July 8th. Simply place them into your shopping cart and the discount will be automatically applied.

Ready for some art?
First, in my salute to the holiday weekend and the multitude of barbeques and picnics dedicated to the celebration, I have the this colorful Watermelon piece from the Watermelon Set. The watermelon square stamp comes with two sentimentss that are perfect for celebrating summer! I colored my watermelons with Copics and kept them bright and lush...looks like you can just take a quick bite, right?

Second,  I had fun coloring the Filled with Wonders stamp with Copics, too:

The Simply Shells background stamp was a perfect pairing for the Something Beautiful Remains stamp, too (previously released). I colored it in tones of brown, tans, blues and greens - pure ocean colors! 

And one more, in case you missed the sneak preview can read about how the Seagrass Mat was colored with Distress Oxide Inks HERE.  This uses the Seagrass Mat stamp with the Joy and Laughter stamp (colored with Pastel Pencils):

I hope you have enjoyed today's eye candy! Make sure to take advantage of the 15% discount on the July stamps before July 8th, too.

Enjoy the celebration this weekend, too!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Buoy Shells

For some reason, this stamp reminds me of Cape Cod. When my kids were little, we spent quite a bit of our time there in the summer. As part of that experience, we spent oodles of rainy days in the little shops that dot the Cape...and I SWEAR that I have seen these Buoy ropes in those shops.

Here's to you, my beloved Cape!
Buoy Shells
Psalms of the Sea

Monday, June 26, 2017

Under the Sea

This was one of my first tries with the Chameleon ColorTone Pencils. It's not perfect, but it was a try! I made this a long while ago and I am just getting to post it today : )
Stamp: Under the Sea

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mermaid on rock

I realized today that I have a ton of artwork that I created for the June 2017 release, and I never posted it! I thought I would start today with one of the favorites this month, Mermaid on Rock. I colored her with Chameleon Duo-tone Colored Pencils, and layered her over the Under the Sea Background. To finish the piece, I added one of the sentiments from the By the Sea set.

Thanks for stopping by today!