Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Masked and Quartered Technique

 Hi Jackie K here with a technique from the February/March 2014 newsletter.  I really enjoyed this technique. It comes together fast and can be used for so many occasions. Have you tried it yet? Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
The stamps I used are from the following companies:
Impression Obsession
The Stampin Place
Great Impressions
Lily of the Valley
It's a shame you can't see the shimmer from the Twinkling H2Os.
I hope you are all enjoying the summer. I can't say that I am as it is well over 100 degrees here and will be 115 degrees on Wednesday!!! A day to stay indoors and stamp for sure!
See you back here soon.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Technique of the Week - Glazed Resist

Happy Sunday Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks technique of the week, glazed resist.
I had so much fun doing this Christmas Card with mixed media.  The snowflakes were done with the glazed resist technique, then I sponged my crafters workshop stencil (words) on top of them.  I added a silhouette cut snowflake and applied some lumiere paint on them.  The tag is from Tim Holtz distressed with distress paints.  I am so excited to get started on my Christmas Cards.
I hope you have a crafty day and thanks so much for stopping by.  Can't wait to see what you can come up with using the Glazed Resist technique.  Have FUN!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tissued Watercolors by Judy Jackson

Last week I showed you two card  using the Crinkled Watercolors technique. This week I am showing the cards created from the "left over" parts from the two cards I showed you last week.   I think you will agree these two cards while very similar in color tones are very different in the final look. That only goes to show you that the very same background technique and color scheme can be used to create very different looking cards. That is one of things I love about stamping - the very versatility of stamping, the varied purposes for stamping, and the extremely varied looks of the final cards.  Rubber stamping feeds my creativity.

This is the blue and green background left overs from the Crinkled Watercolors.  So I pulled a previously created tag from my "card parts" drawer and altered it a bit to make it not only fit the card base but I also added some sponging to blend the colors.  It has a very soft look now.

And here on this card, I used another tag from my card parts drawer. The rose is from Me and Carrie Lou, The verse at the top is from Impression Obsession.  The speckled dots stamps is from Stampin' Up. I sponged the tag, added the speckles on both the tag and the background, added ribbons to the tag, and then added the embellishments.   All in all a lovely card I think and an appropriate card for a wedding or a wedding anniversary!  .

I hope you have a chance to get crafty today!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Whisped Frames

Hi folks.  I had to make a get well card so I turned to two adorable stamps from the Technique Junkies Stamps:  the bird on a flourish branch and a background stamp.  I used the Whisped Frames technique, an oldie but goodie technique that enhances the main image.

I saw this colour combination on a card while surfing Splitcoast Stampers and really wanted to try my hand at it too.  Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo from SU were used.  I was lucky enough to have ribbon in a coordinating colour too. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TOTW Tissued Watercolors

What a great technique this is from the current newsletter! It's like getting two techniques in one. You have to make the Crinkled Watercolor technique so you can then make the Tissued Watercolor technique. Two cards for the effort!

This card uses all Technique Junkie stamps. Don't you love the verse? This is the lighter watercolor of the two cards I made. I rather like the pastel look.

 This card also uses all Technique Junkie stamps. Quite a different look with the bolder colors.
This is a fun and versatile technique. Give it a try and post your creations to the yahoo group.
See you back here soon!
Jackie K

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Technique of the Week - Tissued Watercolors

Hi Junkies, Tricia here again with this week's technique of the week.  Hopefully you kept your tissue from last weeks technique of the week because we challenge you to use it for this week's technique of the week - Tissued Watercolors.  I actually used 2 different pieces to make this background.

Stamps:  Gina K Designs (colored it with copics)

I hope you have a crafty day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Throwback Saturday - Double Emboss & Cut

I made this card for my girlfriends daughter who graduated college.  I used my copics to color her dress and to color my flowers to match.  The background is done with the Double Emboss and Cut technique from the October 2011.  I love this technique...it gives such a great effect to your spellbinder die cuts.  I have to remember to use it more.

All papers are from Gina K Designs.  I used my various dies.  I quilled the roses and lilies.  Stamps are from Saturated Canary, Stampin Up! and Gina K Designs.

Pop on over to my blog for more pictures.  www.thepassionatestamper.blogspot.com

Have A Crafty Day!