Sunday, September 15, 2019

Colorful Pumpkin


I love the Drizzle Dots from the September Release. They are very versatile - whether used vertically or horizontally, they can be subtle or strong.  In my rendition here, I wanted to emulate blowing wind - I think that was accomplished! I simple swiped ink in different colors over the background and stamped it over my masked Pumpkin stamp (colored with Copics). The sentiment from the Autumn (Set of 6) Set was stamped over the top with Black StazOn.

It might be a bit busy, but I like it anyway! The Pumpkin and the Drizzle Dots are from the Technique Junkies September 2019 release; the Autumn set was released last fall.

Have a colorful day!
Pat Huntoon 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Apples and Blessings


I just love the Apples Background from artist JanTink at #mittenstatestamps that was created for Technique Junkies! It is such a beautiful background. Covering it even a little was hard, so I made the sentiment a little transluscent.

After I colored the apples with Copic Markers, I painted a piece of acetate with a light layer of gesso on the back. The Blessings greeting from the Autumn Framed Sentiments Set over the top with Timber Brown StazOn before attaching it to the apples background.  I love the effect!

Both of the stamps used in the example are from the Technique Junkies September 2019 release.

Hope you are having a great day full of blessings, too!
Pat Huntoon

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September 2019 New Stamp Release!


I am so happy to share the new September 2019 stamps with you! We have 15 new stamps being released today, and I am happy to offer you 15% off the purchase of any of the new stamps. Simply add the new stamps to your shopping art and they will be discounted automatically (but hurry! The 15% discount ends September 8th).


Our team is also celebrating the new release by sharing their artwork; you won't want to miss the beautiful creations that they have in store for you. I have artwork to share with you, too, but Here is a list of the participating designers before we get started:


Technique Junkies Blog
Beth Norman-Roberts
Ceal Pritchett
Giovana Smith
 Holly Brown
Janine Tinklenberg
Jeanne Streiff
Judy Jackson
Kia Gibson Clapper
Lee Ann Barrett Lynda Pleckan
Pat Huntoon Ro Donner
Stephanie Severin

I was very inspired this month, and I will be sharing my work through out September. Here is a taste of what I have made:

The card above uses the Walk Through Fire stamp. This stamp is close to my heart, and the sentiment on it really resonated with me. The sentiment is inspirational and wonderful to celebrate people who have overcome the hardships of cancer (and now, heart disease, if colored in red). The main image was colored with Copic markers and the background uses the Ink Blended Stencils Technique (from this week's youtube video) with the Mosaic Path Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs


The world is a better place with our furry friends! Dogs have an unlimited capacity for love and friendship, and we would all be better if we had that same capacity! The background uses the Raining Love Stencil with Fuchsia and Rose Pastel IZINK Diamonds. I put a little of the Diamonds through the stencil on another piece of paper, then cut that out to put it in the center of the Hearts like Dogs image. My puppy was colored with Copic markers.




What would ANY of my releases be with some humorous stamps? I just couldn't resist this one! I used the Paw Prints Background (previously released) under the Many Paws image. I colored my cats with colored pencils. Don't we all know someone who collects cats who this would be perfect for?

This card uses the Tree Rings background. I colored the Tree Rings with Copic Markers, then sprayed over them with Mixed Metal Shimmering Bliss. The Blessings sentiment is from the Autumn Framed Sentiments set.


Finally, I have this Sweeter stamp...I see it as a birthday stamp for a very good friend! If nothing else, it will make you laugh. The background uses the Grunge Dots stencil and my lady was colored with Copic markers.

Well, that is it from me today -- I hope you take the time to visit the designers blogs to see what they have made. Make sure that you take advantage of the 15% discount on the new stamps before the 8th, also.

Happy Stamping!
Pat Huntoon

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 2019 New Release!


I'm so excited to be presenting the August 2019 New Release Stamps from Technique Junkies today! We have 15 new images that I think you will love. Some will inspire you, some will make you smile (maybe even laugh out loud) and hopefully all will ignite your creative muse.

All of the August 2019 new release stamps are 15% off through 8-8-19 - simply add them to your shopping cart and they will be reduced at checkout.

My cards are below, and I also included links to the TJ Designers who are participating in the release celebration with their artwork. Scroll down to see the whole list.

Ready to see some new things? 

First, I have this adorable stamp called Miss Ewe that I colored with pastel pencils.  The background of this piece is sprayed with Festive Flamingo  Shimmering Bliss through the Peacock Feathers Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs).


Next up is this uplifting card using the Revolution stamp.  I colored the image lightly with pastel pencils, and used an Ombre background with the (previously released) Texture Waves Background.

Next I have this lovely Desert Landscape Border card that uses the Grain of Sand stamp. The background was created using Dragon's Blood, Just Squeezed and Mindaro Shimmering Bliss. After the spray dried, I placed the Currents Stencil over the top and sprayed again with Gold Shimmering Bliss -- I love the way it looks like wind currents!


I love this lovely little stamp: Dreaming of Wings.  So sweet.  For my piece, I used colored pencils and layered it over the (previously released) Texture Nautilus stamp, which I colored with Aladine Dye Inks in Ocean and Mer du Sur direct-to-stamp:


I went a little "Retro" this month with the Back to School Background and the Back to School banner.  They are so cute and great for a teacher's card:


The most fun I had this month was with the Inside-Out, For the Girls (Set of 10).  This set has pairs of stamps -- one for the outside of your card, and one for the inside.They are definitely, absolutely reflective of my sense of humor - I hope you enjoy them!  Here is the stamp set:


 I used the frog from the (previously released) Wanna Have Sun Stamp, and paired her with the Big Wave sentiment above:


 Our team is celebrating today, too, with designs meant to inspire you! Take a peek at what they have in store for you below.

Here is a list of the participating Designers:

I hope you were inspired today by our new release and artwork, and I hope you end up loving these stamps as much as I do! Make sure to take advantage of the 15% discount before August 8th on these fun new images.

Best Regards,
Pat Huntoon

Monday, July 1, 2019

July 2019 New Release Celebration!


 Welcome! Today is July 1st and I am thrilled to present 15 new stamps in the Technique Junkies Stamp Line.  Today we are celebrating with the TJ Design Team with artwork and link to all of the new stamps.  As usual, the July 2019 New Release stamps are 15% off through July 8th, too! I hope you find some new stamps to inspire you.

The links to each of the designers are below, but before you go, here are some new images to insipre you.  First, I have this fun card that uses the Foot Down Stamp with a Zen Shells background. My flamingo and the shells were colored with Kaisercraft Gel Pens in Neon and Pastel.


Next up, I have this VERY relaxed llama from the Drink in One Hand stamp:


Next I have this pretty little Summer Bouquet (colored with Distress Markers): 

Then I paired the Texture Nautilus background with the Pelican stamp (colored with Copic Markers):

 And finally, I had a blast with the Wanna Have Fun stamp:

I hope this inspired you - are you ready for more artwork?  Here are the links to  the participating designers:

Saturday, June 1, 2019

June Stamp Release and Celebration!

Today is June 1st and we have new stamps! As always at Technique Junkies, all June 2019 New Release Stamps are 15% off through June 8th. Simply add them to your shopping cart and they will be discounted at checkout. The TJ Designers are also celebrating with their beautiful artwork. Check out their links below to see all of the gorgeous things they created with the new stamps!
While many of the new stamps have a beach-ocean-sea motif, we have some other fun stamps, too! 

Ready for some art? I have quite a bit for you today, and yet is is only a sampling of what the new stamps.

First, the simplest! I simply swiped two colors of blue on the Nautical Doodles background and added a panel with the Enjoy Every Moment Stamp. So simple to make, but so summery/nautical!
Next, I have this fun card that uses the Do a Flip stamp. This stamp is close to my heart because I used a pictre of me and one of my sisters! Just looking at this makes me happy...  The background uses A Colorful Life Messy Diamond Grid stencil that was sprayed through with Harvest Sunset Shimmering Bliss Spray. The main image was colored with Colored Pencils.



Next up uses the Coral Reef Stamp, colored with colored pencils and topped  with the Saltwater Heals Everything Stamp. 

Next, I have this fun card using the Dolphin stamp paired with the Make a Splash sentiment. I colored the Dolphin with Copic Markers and layered the panel over a Mermaid Shimmering Bliss Sprayed background stamped with the new Whitecaps Background Stamp:


Here is a better look at how pretty and shimmery this card is:



One more beach card:
I have to say, I ADORE how this background turned out! I used Nautical blue Versfine Ink, on the Nautilus Mosaic Background, then I sprayed over that with Mindaro Shimmering Bliss. I lightly outlined each of the shell parts using a yellow Kaisercraft Glitter Gel Pen. The top panel uses the Beach More stamp, again colored with the Glitter Gel Pens.

And finally, I add one more card -- and since everything above definitely has a beachy slant, here is something for us Dog Lovers:



This card uses the Eat Play Love stamp - isn't it so cute? I colored it with Nuvo Glitter Markers and then layered over the Paw Prints Background (previously released). The whole piece was sprayed with Dazzle Shimmering Bliss to give it an over pearl shimmer.

I hope you have enjoyed this celebration of the new stamps! Remember to shop by June 8th to receive your 15% all all of the June 2019 New Release Stamps.

Happy stamping!
Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May Stamp Release and Celebration

I am so thrilled to announce the release of the May 2019 Technique Junkies stamps! We have a plethora of beautiful stamps to present to you, and we would love for you to join us for our release celebration today. All of the Technique Junkies Designers are participating in the release. Their artwork is beautiful, and I encourage you to check out their beautiful designs. All of the links are below the artwork.

As with all our releases, the May 2019 release stamps are 15% off through May 8th. Simply add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted at checkout.  What a great way to get new stamps at a reduced cost!

Before I post the links, here are a few projects I made with the designs...

 First, I have used the Bride with Bouquet and the Bridal Thank You Set on this card. My son is getting married in a few short weeks, and I made 80 of these cards for my daughter-in-law (to-be) as thank you notes for her showers. I love the Bride image, of course, but the Bridal Thank You set is pretty special -- the sentiments in that set are great for ANY thank you, with a beautiful, elegant font.  It is easy to pair the "Thank You" sentiments with the "for your generous gift", "for all your help" or "for joining us."  It really gives this set a terrific range of use.

Next I have this card that I made using the You as a Grandmother Sentiment.  I simply inked this gorgeous stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, and put the sentiment over it.   


After I lifted the inked stencil from the paper for the card above, I spritzed it with water and placed it face down on another piece of paper.  This is the background for the Define Success card below. I really like the shadow effect here:

Another of the cards I made uses the Live in Color Stamp. I used Nuvo Glitter Markers to direct-to-stamp to color it, then I paired this with an inked Peacock Feather Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs (available from Technique Junkies): 
I had a bit of fun creating both the feminine cards, above, AND more masculine cards this month.  For one, I used the Golf Club Patent stamp, colored with Copic Markers, and paired it with one of the sentiments from the Let's Play A Round Set (previously released):


This was the first month in a long time that I made something from EVERY set we are releasing. I really look forward to showing you everything else I made as the month progresses! This Friday I will put together a video of all of the artwork from the designer from the month -- it is incredibly inspiring.

Ready for more? Check out the celebration participants below, then make sure you take advantage of the 15% discount on the new May release stamps before the discount expires May 8th. We have several new designers: Kia Gibson and Jessie Banks,and Lee Ann Barrett is with us again, too!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired by the new stamps and artwork this month!
Pat Huntoon Technique Junkies