Friday, November 8, 2019

Day 16 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 16 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas! Today we continue the celebration, along with the continuation of 20% off through all Christmas Stamps on the Technique Junkies site (through 11-22-19).  Simply add them to your shopping cart and the discount will show automatically.

Today I have a pretty Poinsettia Card for you! I love poinsettias. I think they are a beautiful symbol of the Christmas Season, So I am thrilled with this beautiful 4-piece Poinsettia Set. My card is fairly simple; I colored the poinsettias with colored pencils, cut them out, then popped them onto the card front.  It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but I traced over the Warmest Wishes sentiment with a Glitter Pen to add more shimmer to the finished piece. I will be coloring plenty of these for my own cards!

I hope you are inspired by today's Christmas Post. Don't forget to get your discount on the Christmas stamps, too!

Pat Huntoon

Friday, November 1, 2019

Final Stamp Release of the year!

Today is November 1st and it is the last New Stamp Release of 2019 for Technique Junkies. Today we have 15 new stamps to show you, and as usual, the November New Release stamps are 15% off through November 8, 2019. Simply add them to your shopping cart and they will be reduced automatically at checkout. Don't forget that all of the stamps in the Christmas Category are 20% off through November 22nd, too!

The TJ Designers have also banded together to create inspirational artwork from the stamps. Here are a list of participating designers:

This first piece uses the Decaf Coffee Coffee stamp. As a hard-core coffee lover, this totally encapsulates how I feel about decaf!

I colored this stamp with pastel pencils, and placed it over a background made with the Aladine Liquid Pigments. I love how it looks liquid, don't you?
The next I have for you uses the When I Snap stamp. I love this snarky stamp and I hope you can appreciate having those days when you need to have wine with friends...sometimes you feel like you can swig right from the bottle. I know I have had those days!

I lightly colored the skin and bottle with pastel pencils, and added some sage ink to the edges of the focal piece. The background uses the Big Swirl Stencil with sage ink that was added using Ink Blending Brushes.
The piece above uses the Knitting with Friends Stamp. The words were traced over with Kaisercraft Glitter Gel Pens. the background was made by spraying Shimmering Bliss Mixed Metals Topper over the Spatter Stencil. The result is subtle, yet really shimmery...just very girly!
My final piece today uses two stamps from the November 2019 release. The focal image uses the Brighten your Path stamp (colored with colored pencils). The background uses the Brickwork stamp, which was double stamped - first with grey, then with tea stain for more dimension.

I hope our artwork today has inspired you! Remember that the November 2019 stamps are 15% off through November 8th -- AND all of the Christmas stamps continue to be on sale for 20% off through November 22nd!

Happy Stamping,
Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October 2019 New Stamp Release!

I am so pleased to present the October 2019 new stamps from Technique Junkies! This is our holiday release and I really love the stamps we have in store for you.

First, you should know that all of the October 2019 New Release Stamps are 15% off  through October 8th. Simply add them to your shopping bag for the discount; it will be automatically applied.

Second, the entire team is participating in the release celebration. I have included their links below; please take a few minutes to visit their blogs to view their fabulous work.

Ready for some inspiration?

First up, I have a litle confession. I am obsessed with Holly. We have a beautiful bush right outside our front door...and I just am in love with it. So when I saw this close-up from JanTink from #mittenstatestamps, I knew exactly how I wanted my berries to look.

So this is a close-up of my Close-up.  The berries were colored with Copic Markers and then covered with Diamond Glaze for the wet, textural look.

The full card is here. I colored the rest of my Holly Berries card with Copic Markers, too, and added the Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Victorian Greetings Set

 Next up, I went in a totally different direction. I used the Feliz-Naughty Dog set to create this adorable card for puppy lovers.  The dog portion was colored with Copic Markers, and the background is the Festive Stripes Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs Stencils (available from Technique Junkies).

 Next up is also fun! The Santa Checks Stamp has been layered over a Pinwheel Illusion Stenciled Background. I colored her with markers, too:

This next card uses two from the release. The Mistletoe Background was colored with Nuvo Glitter Markers and the focal image, Under the Mistletoe, was traced over with Kaisercraft 
Glitter Gel Pens.

The final inspiration I have for you is this Scratched Tree. This image has been floating around in my stamps-to-be-made file for years - and I am so glad I finally made it. It is a negative-style image - very dramatic, I think. I hope you like it!

Ready for more: Here are the links to the Technique Junkies Designers who are celebrating with us today:

I hope you inspired today -- Happy shopping!
Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Put on the Hat

Some days,don't we all feel like this? I had fun creating this Put on the Hat focal image over my stenciled Bats. The Bats Stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs, available  from Technique Junkies HERE.

Hope you don't need to put on YOUR hat today!
Pat Huntoon 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bright and Cheerful Foliage

Fall colors....I just love them. I think I might have overdone the color here, but it is how fall looks to me every year - full of bright autumn colors that make my heart sing.  I love fall -- it is my favorite season.

My Modern Foliage stamp was colored with Copic Markers and topped with the Leaves Turn Sentiment.  It's a nice reminder to slow down and appreciate life, isn't it?

Both stamps are from the September 2019 Technique Junkies stamp release.

Have a great day!
Pat Huntoon

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: