Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Be Cool Llamas

Today is the last day of the second week of the Technique Junkies Summer Challenge. I hope you are plying along! Details are HEREhttps://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2020/06/summer-challenge-and-discount-with.html

Today I am celebrating these Be Cool Llamas. They just make me smile! The background is the Rose Circles stamp.

Happy Summer!
Pat Huntoon

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Hot Chili Peppers for Dad

My husband LOVES hot peppers. He love hot sauces, hot bloody marys, hot chicken wings -- everything hot! So it was fitting for me to make this Father's Day Card for him -- it perfectly symbolizes his love for all things hot.  I also think it screams summer! Tonight we will dine al Fresco on the deck, with some ribs (hot as I an spice them) and some of his favorite summer salads (I am the QUEEN of summer pasta, vegetable and bean salads!). 

Happy Father's Dad to the best Dad my children could ever have - he was an excellent role model to our two sons, who have become wonderful men, and, someday, will follow in Mark's footsteps as great Dads themselves. Happy Father's Day to all the other Dads out there.

SD784 Hot Peppers (Technique Junkies, of course)
Nuvo Clear Crystal Glaze
Distress Markers
Pat Huntoon

Monday, June 1, 2020

June 2020 New Stamp Release Celebration

Welcome to June! After the VERY long month of May, it is refreshing to suddenly find ourselves in the sunshine, with a possible ray of hope for leaving our homes and catching some fresh air. 

Today we are celebrating the June 2020 New Stamp Release at Technique Junkies. This month we have a plethora of beach, ocean and seas stamps, along with some masculine and travel stamps, and, of course, a new, snarky, inside out stamp set. As always, the new release is 15% off through June 8th. Anything purchased from the new stamp category will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Before we get into the artwork for this month, stay tuned in June for another challenge from Technique Junkies -- the prizes are CRAZY GOOD for these challenges and it will be easy to enter. We will have two themes in June -- one will be Beach/Ocean/Sea and the other will be Summer Fun. The fun will start on JUNE 5th and you will have plenty of time to enter the challenges. Stay tuned!

Our team has a great line-up of inspirational cards for you this month, too. I had a blast this month creating mine, I can't wait to show you!

First up, I use Beach Answer as the focal image of my card. My piece was colored with brush markers. The background is the previously-released Zen Waves, which was foiled using the Heidi Swapp Ink Toner Kit with Hologram Silver Heat Transfer Foil.

Next up are two stamps from the release.  I LOVE the look of navy and white for beach and nautical stamps. I think the simplicity is elegant and captures the feel of the season.  This card uses the Beach Rules stamp with the Seashells and Coral Background Stamp.

This card was probably the most fun to make. I used the Bubble Flow background, which was stamped in navy and inked using Blending Brushes. The focal sentiment is the new Find My Soul stamp. It ink it is so elegant! I added colored the Floral Seahorse stamp with Brush Markers and Colored Pencils and fussy cut it before adding it to the piece.

The background on this card again uses the Seashells and Coral background. The focal image uses the Fish Frame stamp, which was colored with brush markers. I added the previously released Enjoy Every Moment stamp in the center of the frame.

Finally, my sweet Purrmaid card! Whether you are a cat lover or a mermaid lover, this Purrmaid duo from the Oceans of Love stamp set is irresistable!  The Oceans of Love set contains 9 full-sized stamps - these are not mini stamps.The background was made with the Flowing Drops Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs placed over shimmering blue cardstock; Distress Oxide ink was applied using Blending Brushes. The background is a cool blend of shimmer and matte.

Here is the list of the Technique Junkies Designers playing along with the celebration - I hope you enjoy their artwork! Their creations are gorgeous!