Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Give Me Wings

Good morning Junkies!  I've got quite a colorful journal page for you today.  It's simple but full of texture and bright colors.

To create this page, I spread Black Sand Texture Paste onto a piece of watercolor paper and then raked a Catalyst Wedge through it.  Once that dried (it takes a while), I sprayed several layers of Art Anthology Heart, Waimea Bay, and Salted Caramel Colorations until I go the desired color depth.

I stamped Big Butterfly, Big Bee, and Wings of Possibility onto a piece of cardstock and then fussy-cut out.  The butterfly was painted with Art Anthology Dimensional Gems in Amber and Rhodolite.  The bee was painted with Art Anthology Velvet in Lemon Tart, Tuxedo, and a mixture of Cotton Candy and Cotton (for the wings).  I then centered everything and glued it down.  It will make a journey to it's new home this week.

Check out our website at www.techniquejunkies.com for a lot more stamps just as wonderful as these.

Until later............

Monday, July 27, 2015

Good Friends

Any one who has followed my blog (or my posts on the Design Team for Technique Junkie stamps blog) knows I like to use to different approaches for the same stamp. Both cards use the same chicken stamp - http://techniquejunkies.com/chicken/.
The first card above uses background paper from my stash and the Chicken Wire stamp http://techniquejunkies.com/chicken-wire-2/ on that background ground paper.   The chicken is colored with Copic Markers.
The second card uses a scrap of  background paper over another pieces of background paper.  The chicken is colored with Peerless Watercolors http://techniquejunkies.com/peerless-watercolors-complete-edition/.
Both cards use a sentiment from the Chicken Sayings set - http://techniquejunkies.com/chicken-sayings-set-of-2/.
Have a wonderfully inky day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Winning Hand

Happy Saturday Junkies! Pam here and I am back with another fantastic stamp showcase from TJ.  This is another set I picked up at the rubber stamp show last month and I have been dying to "play" with it lol.
The set is called Winning Hand and it is part of the Palettini line.  There is also a great sentiment to coordinate with this called Lend a Hand.

As soon as I saw the Winning Hand set I knew exactly how I wanted to stamp it-with lots of texture so I used Versamark Ink and covered with Ranger Distress Embossing powder Fired Brick.  This gave the cards some texture and really made them stand out.

For the background I wanted a "card game" feel so I used a The Crafters Workshop Stencil with Ranger Distress ink and created a stencil mono print.  
The top card was restamped and cut out again and "popped" on with homemade Xyron dimensional adhesive as was the sentiment.  The sentiment was also stamped with Versamark and covered with Distress Embossing powder- Black Soot- to match the texture o the cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check back for more great inspiration from the TJ Design team and my blog for TJ showcases!
Embrace Imperfection!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Treble Clef Card by A Bushel and A Hug

Happy Thursday Junkies!
Jerri here to share another card I made using the Technique Junkies July release stamp,  Large Treble Clef.  
This stamp is so versatile.  To make this card I just simply stamped the Large Treble Clef stamp in pink onto my card front. Using a ruler, I drew straight lines with a black Copic Multiliner, but any black pen would do.
For the sentiment, I used another July release stamp called Life is a Song. I lined it up and stamped it in black on my card. I wanted to place the stamp right on that bottom line I had drawn so I used a Stamp a-ma-jig tool to make sure the placement was correct. If you haven't used one of these tools you should check it out.  I use mine all of the time.  You can find tutorials on how to use the tool on youtube. I put three silver glitter buttons on the card for embellishment and then matted the whole thing on a pink piece of cardstock. Easy Peasy.

Well that's it for today.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  

Have a Fantastic Day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

She Sells Sea Shells

Happy Wednesday Junkies!  It's the Crafty Nurse here back with more beachy fun.  We hope you are enjoying your summer and have found some crafty time for yourselves.

Today I am bringing you an oldie but a goodie technique called, "Spritzed Stone Tutorial" originally developed by Kimm Bennington-Thompson in 2009.  This technique can be used with any alcohol markers but the important element is the 91% alcohol.  This is stronger than your normal rubbing alcohol and can be purchased at the pharmacy.  Make sure you are working in a well ventilated area as it's a bit strong, but I love the outcome.

After creating the background, I stamped the July release Technique Junkie stamps called, "Shells PS009" and coordinating sentiment from the same set.  I then layered the "burlap" stencil by Tim Holtz using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  On top of that I flicked Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray in "Shabby Turbine Teal" and Heidi Swapp color shine in gold. To finish off I distressed the edges and layered it on coordinating papers.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog today and make sure you make some time to play!

Signing off for now,
The Crafty Nurse

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bandana Technique

Hello friends. It's Beth Norman here and happy that summer has finally arrived to southern Ontario, Canada.  The air conditioning is on and got to go to the beach for the first time this year; the weather has been too cold and rainy.  I know my Texas and Idaho pen friends have been enjoying the heat for quite some time.

I found some inspiration on Pinterest for creating my Dragonfly card when I couldn't sleep and was up at 3:30 surfing the internet and stamping.  My cards also remind me of two previous cards I made using the Bandana Technique which can be found on the CD Simple and Easy Inking Techniques.

Technique Junkie Stamps Used:

I rubbed ink all over my 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardstock with a sponge and stamped out my images with VersaFine and then added the white highlights.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life is a Song

Hi, it's Gini and I've got a card to share with you today that uses a couple of the new release stamps for July from Technique Junkies. I stamped the background using the Peonies background stamp. I colored the flowers with Pan Pastels, for a soft look.  The sentiment, Life is a Song, was stamped and then die cut.

Thanks for stopping by!