Thursday, May 31, 2012

Welcome to the Hop!

Welcome to the hop! Today we are celebrating the Technique Junkie Newsletter's Annual CD sale - all ANNUAL CDs are just $10.00 plus postage!  This is a huge savings, and is a great way to catch up with techniques from previous issues. Each of the CDs has between 70 and 100 tutorials on them, in step-by-step, pictorial format. Information about each CD, with a list of what is on each and a link to order, is HERE:  http://www.techniquejunkies.com/cd-sale-612.html.

 If you arrived from Jackie's Blog, you have reached the final stop. If this is your first stop, I suggest you start at the Design Team Blog so you can see all of the artwork. Each of the designers in the hop are celebrating by showing you a few projects from one of the nine Annual CDs.

As the final stop on the hop,
I am featuring CD9. I made three cards from tutorials on the CD, two from the June 2011 issue and one from CD 9's bonus techniques. Each CD has 10 bonus techniques on them that are only found on the CD.

The top card shows the Copic Airbrush Embossing technique. These stamps from Mark's Finest Papers were practically MADE for this technique!

The fishy card in the middle shows the Color Sandwich Technique. I changed it up just a little by switching the fish around so that the colors pop more. I couldn't resist the pearls on the eyes, either! The stamps on the fish card are from I Brake for Stamps.

Finally, the last card features the Negative Strips Technique, one of CD9's bonus tutorials. The Impression Obsession stamps used for this card -- both the front image and the two background stamps, were perfect for this technique.

I hope you have enjoyed this hop! I encourage you to consider the CDs, too, if you don't already have them.They are a great bargain for the price!

21 comments:

Connie Paxman said...

What beautiful cards...and love the techniques Pat..
connie paxman

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous cards- WOW- love the beautiful color on the flower- but...gotta say that fish is amazing!!!

Nancy Dawson said...

Love the techniques you used. The fish is so cute and I guess it's now time to get inky!!! TFS

Judy Jackson said...

I love these cards Pat! I have had that Impression Obsession of the dragonfly and the boat for years and years. It was among my first 100 stamps!

Tricia Morris said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pat!

Hetty said...

Beautifuk cards, Pat and great techniques. I never regreted to become a TJ member!

Diana Enns said...

Beautiful cards - this is the only cd I don't have - and I'll be ordering in a couple of weeks :)

Rachelle said...

Beautiful cards, Pat! Great hop too! I loved revisiting some of the older techniques and some I hadn't seen before.

Aprilpzzl said...

Wonderful work, as always. Thanks for alllll the inspiration you provide in so many ways.

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful, Pat! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your team - I enjoy the creative process!

Daria said...

Thanks for the terrific blog hop. Your cards are lovely. All three techniques feature beautiful and effective coloring and shading.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Awesome cards! Love the techniques you used.

Tricia said...

awesome cards as usual Pat.

Vickie Kertz said...

I have all the CD's and am now convinced I have not spent enough time with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

lilscrappers said...

It's the fish that got me :). Your colours are stunning on the first card, but I LOVE the fish!

Holly said...

Beautiful cards, Pat! I LOVE what you created with the fish - gorgeous!!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Pat, I love all three. I really like the first and third. The second is great too, but I don't use Copics. I really like those fish eyes!!!

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous cards Pat! Thanks for the reminders to revisit the bonus techniques on all the cds. This months newsletter is a gem as always! Thanks for the inspirational hop and all the lovely examples.

itzamitzi said...

Love the colors on your cards! I think the fish one is my favorite... I'm a huge fan of blues and I love those pearly eyes. But the other two are so gorgeous also. I will definitely be adding this cd to my collection. The hop was wonderful. Thanks to everyone.

Beth Norman said...

Holy smokes, your cards are awesome. I particularly LOVE the blue fish. You go girl!

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous card. Love all the CD's. Great inspiration along the hop.