Monday, March 29, 2010

Technique by Design Blog Hop-April

Today is the day for our Technique by Design Blog Hop featuring the sketch from the April 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  If this is your first stop, make sure that you start at the beginning at the Design Team Blog. The TJ designers have created artwork that is sure to inspire you! And, of course, there is a fun prize package for those of you who try the sketch, too!

For this interpretation of the sketch,  I used the Faux Velvet Technique from the current April 2010 issue for the large green part, Double Embossed Metal from the February 2010 issue for the panel on the left, and the Simple Whitewash Technique for the 2 thin green panels. On top of this is an image from Mark's Finest Papers -- our newest TJ advertiser. I love this frog, and I thought he was perfect for OUR HOP!

It's your turn to try the sketch! A word of caution, though, use the dimensions online, on the subscriber-only pages -- the dimensions on two of the pieces are misprinted in the paper issue. You can get there from HERE. (make sure to have your password handy). I will also send you a .pdf of the sketch dimensions if you email me, too (TJ subscribers only, sorry!). That way you can keep it with your printed piece.

Would I ever do a blog hop without a price package? NO! So this time around, create a card using the sketch and send it to the Technique Junkie egroup or post it to a public forum and email me the link. On May 15th, I will select one of the cards using the random number generator, and that person will win the prizes below:
  • One year added to their Technique Junkie Subscription AND
  • A $25.00 gift certificate to ONE vendor of their choice from this issue's participating advertisers: I Brake for Stamps; Paper Temptress; Firecracker Designs by Pamela; Mark's Finest Papers; Croppinsville; OR Twisted Papers! YOU get to choose the place to spend your cash!
You must be a Technique Junkie Member to enter a sketch card. Let's see what you can do...hop on over to your work area and get creatin'!

14 comments:

Cathy Y said...

What a cute card, Pat. I developed a "thing" for frog stamps, too, so I really enjoyed this one!

Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS project Pat - I love the blues and that frog image is wonderful! TFS!

Shelly Hickox said...

I love your frog!! Fantastic card, as always.

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute image for the "hop", wonderful choice of colors and techniques.

stamps&cars said...

Just darling! Love the frog. You even matched your color combo to match the blog banner.....snazzy! So happy to know Mark's Finest Papers is our new vendor!! I love Faith's things!!

Diana said...

Love that little "froggie"......
Thanks for another great challenge.

Kimm BT said...

oh how cute Pat!

Beth Norman said...

Ribbit, ribbit. Very cute.

purplepaint said...

Hi Pat! I love everyone's cards!!! You're all so creative! Could you email me the sketch to purplepaint45atyahoodotcom

Thanks so much! I just got my envie full of TJ newsletters and the April/May issue! Can't wait to look at them!

Marva

Sharon said...

Hey, Pat, thanks for another chance to win some great things and learn new techniques, too. This is the best group!

Beach Cat ! said...

What a fun sketch this month. I am not sure which techniques to try first after hopping through the blog. So instead I plan to hop on through again ... should be good for one more cup of coffee before I go start playing on my own.
You have great venders to choose from; so if I win, I will probably go through a pot of coffee deciding where to spend my winnings. LOVE your card -
cat

Lynn Stevens said...

I'll hop right to the challenge Pat, Great samples, You have such a talented bunch!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- LOVE the techniques on your card. Another great TJ newsletter- I cannot wait to get creating and try some of these fun techniques!

Bluemoon said...

Froggie rocks! I need a frog stamp I think. lol