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 www.techniquejunkies.com! 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 yesterday...you 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!

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!