Saturday, February 27, 2010
Ann Clack, Design Team Member
Friday, February 26, 2010
I had a feeling they would pair wonderfully with the Antiqued Glimmers technique from the Dec/Jan '10 newsletter and I was right! Unfortunately, scans never show anything shimmery very well, but it is absolutely glowing in real life.
All of the stamps I used were from one of Tim Holtz's acrylic sets. The flower/weed was stamped with gesso prior to doing the technique - I thought it gave the tag a nice bit of contrast. Antiqued Glimmers is one of those techniques that I will never get tired of. If you haven't tried it yet, take some time this weekend and make a quick tag like this!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This giraffe is from I Brake for Stamps. (Don't forget that you get 10% off when you use the TJ10 code on the IB4S website!) I love this big guy. The actual stamp has a sun and tree on it; I omitted them for my own purposes here. He is colored with Copic Markers, and the popped sentiment is from The Angel Company. The background is the Animal Spots Technique from the February 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thank you for stopping by the TJ blog for another great technique and project. Today's card features one of the newest TJ techniques "Wisped Frames" (02/10 newsletter). Now I admit, I think I "over-wisped", but I'm happy with the result...and that's the great thing about TJ techniques. I like the think of the old saying "There are no mistakes in papercrafting. Only Happy Accidents". (or "morphed technique" opportunities LOL).
This card measures a full 6" X 6". I cut the circle shapes with Spellbinders Nestabilities and the flourish is a Sizzix die cut. The flowers are all from a local mill-ends fabric store.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to give "Wisped Frames" a try. It's so fast and easy and adds so much character to any project!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Today's card uses a Lost Coast Stamps Image over giraffe spots. Easy Peezy! The words are from Stampin' Up! (I bought a set of sayings in French and I am a little addicted to them!).
Have a great day...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This was a fun technique that I had not tried before. Now it's your turn. Dig out those issus of Technique Junkies Newsletter that you've been waiting to try. . . and try them!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Hello! Happy Monday! This is Chris from Wisconsin! I am just loving the newsletter and have been having lots of fun playing! Many of the techniques do not take a long time - but really add a touch of WOW to your projects! I hope you will take some time to play today!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
All the stamps I used for my card are from Oxford Impressions' Marie Antoinette and Le Beau Monde stamp collections. The images were all stamped on smooth white cardstock from Paper Temptress using Archival black ink, and colored with Distress inks and a water pen (I am not big on coloring, so this was a fun challenge for me!). I felt like it needed a little more sparkle, so I edged the window and the outside of the card with glitter.
I hope that this will encourage you all to try this fun and versatile card!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
My card uses two techniques: Altered Designer Paper from April 2009 (one of my favourites) and Stringing You Along from February 2009.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This cute little fishin' mouse is from Great Impressions and makes me want to sing "Cheeseburger in Paradise!" The "happy day" sentiment is from Amuse. All papers are from Stampin' Up! To add a bit more dimension, I stamped the palm tree twice and popped up a second layer of palms--cute, in real life!
Go ahead...give this one a whirl...
Monday, February 8, 2010
This card uses the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp Set (retired) His Eye On the Sparrow and the technique from the Technique Junkies February/ March Newsletter called Pierced Patterns.
Here are a few more details:
Stamp Set: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp Set (retired) His Eye On the Sparrow
Cardstock: Indian Summer Basic Grey, Pink , Razzleberry, White
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool, Pearls, Dimensionals, Pomegranite ribbon
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I loved the Sketch that Pat came up with so much, that I decided to do a few more cards using the layout. What a wonderful way to used up scraps!! I keep a file box full of pieces of TJ techniques that I've done over the years and when this sketch was released, I was so happy to be able to use so many of those scraps!
My card uses 3 techniques! Watercolor Resist, Starch Smoosh and Wrinkled Vellum. The Wrinkled Vellum technique is on the main image, the Kokopelli from Taylored Artwork stamp company.
The silver studs are adhesive gems that I purchase at JoAnn's on their dollar rack.
I hope you enjoy my card and thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Here is a card I did using the Technique by Design sketch. I used animal spots technique from the most recent Newsletter. I also used Polished Stone on Vellum as well as Torn Frames AND Antique Glimmers from the Dec 09 newsletter. Four techniques on one card! I think that is a record for me!! This card will be for my Son-in-law who will be celebrating his birthday at my house this coming Sunday. The inspiration for this card came from my DH's shirt he wore to work yesterday. It is a Hawaiian shirt that has this color scheme!
Ann Clack - TJ Design Team Member
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I fell in love with a risque collage sheets and downloaded a sheet to create scrappy valentine cards.
I must say, I was very impressed when I printed out my image onto white cardstock. I will definately be visiting Twisted Papers regularly.
When I think of scrappy cards, I think big pink or ivory bows, music sheets and downloadable photos, so I gathered those items together and this card is the result of my interpretation of scrappy cards.
Edges of paper were distressed with Tim Holtz's Old Paper distress ink. The buttons came from my collection, and the heart was purchased at the dollar store. Gotta love the dollar stores, eh?!
A big thank you goes out to Twisted Papers for being one of this month's sponsors.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The first picture shows the flower from the top. I used a "bling pencil" that I received for Christmas, and it already had the pretty jewel on top. It was perfect for this project.
In this picture, you can just barely see the pencil below the flower. Of course, you can also see that my center is a bit high. Keep that in mind when you make these!
I did these pencils as a make & take for the monthly card group that I belong to. A couple of the ladies are teachers and thought these would make great teacher or parent gifts. Any other ideas?
Monday, February 1, 2010
Technique Junkies is offering you a Sketch Challenge with a twist and we would LOVE for you to participate! All of the details and the sketch are on the Technique Junkies February/March Newsletter!
You can have an opportunity to BECOME A JUNKIE FOR LIFE!
Here is how:
2. Post a link to Pat's Blog
3. The deadline to the challenge is March 15th.
Vada and Judy made several FABULOUS projects using the sketch... here are the details:
To start the Blog Hop Judy created three beautiful cards...
This card uses three techniques: Marker Tapping, Antique Glimmer, and Double Metal Embossing. Judy used a scallop square punch to highlight the three different techniques. All stamps are from Stampin’ Up! Copic markers were used to highlight areas on the hearts and around the edges of the hearts.
Judy created this delightful snowman card for the challenge. The embossed snowman is cut out from card stock embossed with a snowy Cuttlebug embossing folder. She used the Metallic Pop technique over the embossed areas. The other squares – one of which is set off at an angle – was created with the Antique Glimmer technique. Punches were used to create the snowman layers. The snowman was colored with Copic markers. Stamps are from Stampin” up!
This gorgeous creation is made by Vada she used the technique called Brayered Brilliance.
Stamp Credits are: Hero Arts, TAC, Inkadinkado and Stampin' Up.
Vada used Spellbinderes dies, Label Eight and Fancy Tags along w/ Martha Stewart Branch punch. Card is 6 x 4 1/2.
For More Inspiration using the Technique By Design Challenge you will not want to miss what the Design Team has for you. If you have any problems with broken links - come back here and see some more fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team!
The Technique Junkies blog - YOU ARE HERE
Have fun with the Technique By Design Contest! We can not wait to see your entries!