Monday, June 12, 2017

Nautical background in blue

Just a quick and easy card using the Nautical Background with The Psalms of the Sea sentiment set. A nice inspirational card to send to one in need.

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June New Release Blog Hop - Last Stop!

Today is release day at Technique Junkies and we are celebrating with our monthly blog hop. If this is your first stop, I urge you to go to the beginning to the Design Team Blog. If you came here from Chris' blog, you are in the right place.  

I hope you have been inspired so far by what you've seen!  I have just a few more pieces for you to peruse -- then you should go shop! Remember that you receive 15% off the June New Release Stamps from now through June 8th.
First, I have an example of the Watercolor Hummingbird for you. I love this little stamp - it is so easy to color with many mediums! I used the Chameleon Color Tone Pencils to color mine. Check into the Design Team blog tomorrow to see a different way to color this gorgeous bird.

My second piece is the Under the Sea background with the Advice from a Sea Turtle stamp over the top.  I created the sentiment because we have TWO sea turtles in this release, and I thought the saying was great.  This piece was stamped in Sky Blue Memento Ink, then the sea turtle was colored with Chameleon Pencils. Green ink was sponged around the edge,and the Sentiment was stamped in Deep Blue Ink. The little shell pieces were in my stash.

and finally for today:

I used the Let's Play a Round stamp for my final piece.  I used the Out of the Box Technique to create my focal image, and a simple circle die behind it to simulate a golf ball.  The background was created by stamping the Live*Laugh*Golf sentiment from the set repeatedly. 

When I was creating this set, I had my Dad in mind. He LOVED to golf, and every time I see that golfer silhouette, I think of him. I miss him, but little parts of him are with me always.

Okay, the hop is now officially over -- go get your 15% off!  Remember, simply place any June New Release Stamp in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for coming by today!  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cats and More Cats

Just a simple card to make you smile.  This cutie uses the Crazy Cat Border with Cats and More Cats. Randomly colored with Chameleon Colored Pencils.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Can't get enough of these birds!

Oh...these Watercolor Birds.  I just can't stop coloring them!  Today I used Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils. I made these for a Clean and Simple Challenge -- I just can't seem to make a much simpler card than this, I'm afraid!

The sentiment it Trust your Journey. I added it at the end. Thank goodness for the precision of my MISTI!

Have a happy day!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Last Chance to Save on May Stamps!

Today's card uses the Make Lemonade background with the Call the Girls stamp as a focal image. The background was colored with Distress Inks, and the glass was colored with Distress Markers, To add some pizzazz to my piece, I used Glossy Accenst to the glass and some of the lemons. It added a glossy finish in selected areas - the lemons almost look good enough to eat!

Today is the last day to save on the May 2017 New Release stamps! You don't want to miss out on the discount : ) Simply add any May Release stamp to your cart (including the two above) to receive 15% off.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Last stop on the TJ Blog Hop!

Welcome! Today is May 1st and that means New Stamps! Today the Technique Junkies Design Team is celebrating the release with a team blog hop to showcase the new stamps and provide some inspiration. This is the last stop on the hop; if you came here from Chris Dayton's blog, you are in the right place. If not, start at the TJ Design Team Blog, where Design Team Manager Jeanne Streiff kicks off the hop with a few beautiful pieces of art.  We have three great new designers joining us this month -- along with our wonderful existing crew of designers -- the artwork is  fresh and fabulous!

Remember that all the May 2017 Release stamps are 15% off through May 8th. Simply place any of the May stamps in your basket and the 15% discount will be deducted at checkout.

Here are a couple of pieces from me to help close out the hop:
 This first pieces uses the Last Breath stamp. I simply colored it using markers, then layered it over a piece of red cardstock that had been decorated using the Art Anthology Twilight Stencil with Silver  Gem Glimmer Paste to make the stars. 

The second piece uses Watercolor Birds. To create this, I spray Art Anthology Colorations in Patience, Plush and Ink Spot to make a colorful background. Then I  just used markers to color in the stamped areas. It is darker than it would be if I had not sprayed the background, but really pretty in person. The sentiment is from the Better at the Lake set (precious release).

I have more to show you later this month, but now it's time to shop! If you missed it, here are the links once again for the entire hop:

Design Team Blog:
Lanette Erickson:
Cheri Weston:
Kathy Stacy:
Jeanne Streiff:
Ro Donner:
Beth Norman:
Judy Jackson:

Vicki Garrett:
Giovana Smith:
Chris Dayton:
Pat Huntoon:

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you were inspired, and I hope you love the new stamps...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Veiled Woman - Oldies but Goodies

Hi All! Today kicks of the first ever "Oldies by Goodies" Wednesdays here, and on the Technique Junkies Facebook Group. Each Wednesday, we will celebrate stamps that have been released at least a year ago, reminding of our hidden gems!

Today my "Oldie" is a trio of stamps that were released last March (2016). I can't believe how much I use these stamps, and how many times I have combined each of them with other stamps.

The main image is Veiled Woman. To color her, I used Copic Markers, just adding touches of Caucasian skin tone to her features and lips. She really doesn't need much coloring! I layered her over the Classy and Fabulous sentiment, using a piece of Rick-Rack as a transition.

For the background, I used Copic Markers to color the Mosaic Scallops background stamp. I wanted to create layers with this stamp, so I colored the smaller portions of each scallop with darker hues and lightened up each scallop with lighter hues as they "fanned" out. One of the things I REALLY like about this stamp is that it can be used with the scallops facing up or down -- it is pretty either way!

I hope you like our new "Oldies but Goodies" feature! If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to join the Technique Junkies Facebook group - so much is happening there these days! Here is the link: