Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I love retro, which is why my recent main floor renovation went retro. I love it so much, that Diana Enns and I challenged each other to Go Retro this week. Do you dig my brayer work? Isn't it boss? I'm one cool cat today--LOL.
Go Retro! Can you dig it? So get with it and be a cool cat--split and read your June 2003 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter and make your card today!Don't forget to take a peak at Diana's hip card. Check out Pat's card in the post below to see her card, and to read about this week's sale.
The winner of the Grafitti challenge is Jane Bosi, one of our regular participants. Congratulations Jane! Your card is on our Yahoo TJ home page for the week.
For your chance to win a chance to be on the Yahoo TJ home page, simply create a card or project using the Go Retro technique and link up to Mr. Linky.
Show off your talent to 4000 subscribers.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Happy Friday everyone! Today's card combines two different techniques - Sanded Core'dinations from the current issue, and Faux Felt from the Feb/Mar '09 issue. I've used a fantastic image from Twisted Papers that I think is perfect for a sweet Mother's Day card. It's all tied up with a piece of vintage bias tape that I stamped with a sentiment by EK Success. I accented the card with a strip of text that I'd punched some flowers out of - I thought it made a really different and interesting embellishment!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Hi, it's Beth here with another technique that Diana Enns and I put to a challenge. It is Graffitti from the December 2004 issue.
This is a fabulous technique if you're looking for something unique and quick. Gotta love that!
Congratuations Barb Washington. You're card will be going up on the Technique Junkie Yahoo page today.
For your chance to have your card on our home page, create a card using the Graffitti technique and link us up to your card.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The stamps for this card are by Artistic Outpost. The image was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. The image piece is edged with a copper Krylon Leafing Pen, mounted on black, then mounted on brushed copper.
OK, now get out your issues of Technique Junkie Newsletter and create something new for you. Then post it by e-mail to Technique Junkies so we can see it! Pretty Please?!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Happy Saturday from Kathie McGuire!! My project today features one of my favorite watercolor techniques, "Watercolor Resist". Although the technique is just a small element on this card, I believe it's the element that give my card just the right touch of color and flair!
So let's see if you can find the technique (where's Waldo?)! I'm sure it's easy to spot on the center leaf in the upper left corner of the card!
This project was fun because a friend and I challenged each other to create a card strictly from our scrap boxes. You know the box that holds all those little parts and pieces of images, technique backgrounds, and other card making items? Mine is overflowing!! The main "rule" was that the card had to be made up of ONLY things in the scrap box. The base cardstock was the only exception! Green is one of my least favorite colors so I thought this card was going to be a tough one for me. Ironically, it came together in an instant and when I came across the Watercolor Resist leaf, I knew I could pull it all together.
So now I challenge YOU to dig through all of your boxes and showcase some of those TJ techniques that are hiding there like buried treasure.
Thanks for looking at my card and I hope you've enjoyed the project!!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
As you can see, I used one colour on my technique because I wanted the look of water for my ark.
Each week we challenge you to trying the technique for the week, and we are doing it again. Link yourself up to Mr. Linky for your chance to win a week on the TJ Yahoo group home page.
This week's winner is Beth Ullman. Congratulations, Beth. Your awesome card is on our home page. Yahoo!
Ark Stamp: Our Daily Bread; Cloud Stamp Odd Bird Planet; Ribbon, Stampin' Up
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I hope you hop over to my blog and will take a look: Octagon Slot video tutorial.
Here I made a sample and used the antiqued glimmers technique for the background, but also to stamp on with the octagon stamp. The little dots you see are very shiny little stickers called class a'peel stickers by Stampendous that Mike brought along with him.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
What a fun technique.....I know, I say it about every single one! I mean it each and every time, too!
A rarity for me, all the supplies for this card are from Stampin' Up! The Bold Butterfly shadow stamp coordinates perfectly with the Butterfly Sizzix die! I'm always short on time so, I love it when I can cut a few corners--or die shapes as the case may be! LOL!
I hope you're having a positively stamping kind of day!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Hi, it's Beth here with a new challenge for you. Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Modern Art technique from the April 2005 issue. Pat played along and her card is below this post. Ladies, you rocked this week's challenge!
Playing along with us is a lot of fun, as Hetty learned today, because her card was selected from last week's participants, and now her cards will be on the Technique Junkie Yahoo Group home page for the week. Congratulations, Hetty!
The fun doesn't stop there. Pat has generously offered a tremendous sale on the 2005 issues, where you will find this technique. Please read her post below for the deets.
My card uses a wide variety of stamps, but the one I would like to bring to your attention is the Tim Holtz Tatoo stamp with the heart, which came from one of our sponsors, Croppinsville. If you love Tim Holtz, like I do, Croppinsville is the place for you!
For your chance to get on our home page, create a card using the Modern Art technique and link yourself up with Mr. Linky.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
These beautiful pictures are from a trip my husband and I took to South Carolina a few years ago. The FRAME is from Basic Grey Origins and the quote is from a pack of Rub Ons I had lying around from DCWV. The white flourishes... are Rub Ons too, but I do not recall where I bought them and who makes them!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Today's card uses one of my favorite techniques called Glitzy Lace from the April/May 2010 Technique Junkie Newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? Go here for all the information, plus free Watercolor Crayon Tutorials!
One of my dear friends has me make all her cards, and this one is for her in-laws' 50th Wedding Anniversary inMay. The lace I used in making this card was a leftover piece from a wedding gown I made for a sister-in-law in 1984. The numbers are Cuttlebug die cuts and the frame die is by Nestabilities. The Glitzy Lace piece is edged with a gold Krylon Leafing Pen, then mounted on Brushed Gold card stock and Paper Trey Stampers' Select White card stock.
I hope you are enjoying Spring!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Hello TJ friends! Kathie McGuire here with a Saturday project for you! For this card, I’ve used the Faux Designer Paper Technique from Dec 2008/Jan 2009 TJ newsletter. My background got a little “busy”, but that’s the great thing about TJ techniques. There just isn’t a wrong way to do them!
I stamped various images (borrowed stamps, so I apologize for being unable to list stamp credits) with dye based inks on glossy cardstock to create my Faux Designer Paper. The large fringed flower is a Sizzix die cut. Now I know Martha Stewart has some multi blade scissors for making lots of cuts in one snip, but I confess. I bought mine BEFORE MS came out with hers……..from my Avon lady! The scissors were intended for shredding but come on, what Technique Junkie would actually use them for their intended purpose??
The grunge rose is the ever-popular Tim Holtz technique that I seem to be using a lot these days. They are fast and easy to make and (I think) are the perfect thing to plop on top of a fabulous Technique Junkie background. The punches are various punches in my stash; the swirls are from Sizzix. The bling is from the Dollar Store! And lastly, I added some decorative stitching with my little Janome Sewing Machine. Cardmaking has never been more fun!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and thanks for stopping by today!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Diana made a terrific card, so why don't you take a peak to see her wonderful example of Mosaic Magic.
This stamp works so well with this technique, don't you think? To create the sky I masked the lighthouse and sponged on the colour. Stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
To have your chance of having your card on the Technique Junkie home page, create a card or project using the Mosaic Magic technique and link your card up to Mr. Linky by filling in your URL and name. If you need help with your URL, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week's winner is Jane Bosi. Congratulations, Jane, your card is now on the home page for one week.