Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Broom in a Vortex


Did you ever have an idea for something that you just couldn't let go of, even if it didn't pan out the first 7 times you tried to make it work? That, my friends, is this card. I wanted an orange-on-black Vortex (using the Vortex Stencil) for my card and I didn't want to do it with embossing powder.  I sprayed through the stencil. Used Distressed Oxides through the stencil. Used some paint through the stencil. I used other media through the stencil. Nothing looked good to me...not what I wanted.  

So to get here, after all that...I put VersaMark through the stencil and embossed it with an Orange Embossing Powder. Just what I didn't want to do! I was trying too hard...but knew when to get back to basics to make it work. 

Doesn't the Vortex Stencil look a little like a hurricane wind? Something about this   when it is combined with the Mile on My Broom stamp just gives me that Wizard of Oz vibe.  Is it just me? I'll have to try that with the Wisdom of Oz stamps - but this time I will START with the embossing powder!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Leaves, Dragonflies, and a little bit of heaven


This is another dipping card -- ink puddles were created on a craft mat, then the Leaves and Dragonflies stamp was dipped into it.  I love the subtle color; it is a perfect backdrop for the deep red cardstock die cuts and Heaven in our Hearts sentiment.  

Pat Huntoon

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Mandalas and the Witch Switch


The Technique Junkies Beautiful Mandala stamp has so many beautiful uses! I like this double colored effect. To make this simple, I inked the medallions with orange first, then went around around the outer edges of the stamp with black ink.Just make sure to clean the stamp off between inking and stamping. Perfect for the Witch Switch stamp, don't you think?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wicked Spider Web


This is one of those cards that started as one thing and became another.  First I started with that background. If you look closely (and I have a close up below), you will notice the brick wall outline in shimmer. I made a brick wall background a week or so ago, and after I sprayed, I put the shimmery sprayed Brick Wall Stencil on top of this wine-colored paper. I then stamped the S578 Spider Web background over it with black ink. I then added the Wicked Halloween sentiment and a die-cut spider - and viola! A card emerged.

It always makes me very happy when I can get a two-fer like I did with the Brick Wall Shimmer. It's Wicked Good : )

Pat Huntoon

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Leaf Circles in ink puddles

I love dipping stamps into multiple puddles of ink to make watercolored, color-filled backgrounds. That is how the Leaf Circles Background  was made. It is soft and so pretty -- heard to believe it is the same as the image below - It is amazing how using little light-colored inks can change how the image looks:

The sentiment is from the Modern Encouragements Set

Pat Huntoon 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Celebrate Diversity

Today I am celebrating diversity. It is always a good thing to remember that we are all valuable, and we need to take care of and protect everyone around us. Everyone has different opinions and viewpoints, and instead of tearing each other apart, we should be celebrating and embracing our differences. Love one another. Respect one another. Listen to each other. Learn from one another. That is the only way we can be better, learn and grow. 

The card today uses the Celebrate Diversity Set of 6  with the Faces of Diversity Background.  Here is a close up:

 Thanks for stopping by today -

Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Shimmering Fall Leaves


Yesterday was release day at Technique Junkies, where we released 15 new stamps! Today's card, celebrated that release. I ussed the Fall Leaves , and colored them with watercolors, then oversprayed with Iridescent Shimmering Bliss Spray. The Better Together Sentiment from the Celebrate Diversity Set (previously released) was stamped over the top in black. This card is incredibly shimmery - it is a little hard to see in the picture, but it is gorgeous in person!

Don't forget that you will receive 15% off the new September Release stamps through September 8th! Just put them in your cart; the discount will be applied automatically.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September TJ New Stamp Release!


Welcome to the Technique Junkies New Stamp Release for September! Today we are celebrating great new additions to the Technique Junkies Stamp Line.  Keep in mind that all of the stamps in the September 2020 New Release Category are 15% off through September 8th, too!

Here is a preview of all of the new stamps:

This month you can get all of the stamps for $98.44 -- 25% off the regular price!

In addition to my artwork here, the Technique Junkies Design Team has prepared some inspiration for you. Check out the list of participating designers at the end of the email -- their work is amazing!

Ready to see some of the new stuff?

First - one of the pieces I made using the new Kitty Mug Shot Stamp Set. The sentiments in this set are interchangeable on the sign - cat lovers everywhere will love this stamp set!  My background uses Aladine Pigment Inks and the Paws Stencil with white ink.

Next,  I used the Wicked Halloween stamp with the Hands Reaching Out Border. I love how this turned out! The background uses the new Cloud Edger Stencil (have you seen our tutorial on this stencil?).
Finally,  I used a background made with the Flamboyant Flourishes Stencil with the new Heaven in our Hearts stamp.

Want to see more? Here are the links to the designs helping us celebrate the new stamps:

Thanks for coming by today - make sure to take advantage of the 15% discount before September 8th!
Pat Huntoon