Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Here we are at Thursday again (opps, I didn't prepost properly), and Diana Enns and I (Beth Norman) are challenging you to play along with us. This week's challenge is to use Brazen Brilliance from April 2004.
As you can see, the results are very pretty. It allows you to pick out some of your favourite stamps and colours.
Each week I randomly pick a participant where your card will go on the Yahoo group main page for one week. How exciting is that?
Congratulations Trish O'Bin, you are last week's winner.
To enter this challenge, link up to this post telling me you posted a card, and/or post to the yahoo group. The more times you enter, the better your chances are to be randomly picked by Random.Org.
Teaser: Next week's card comes from 2003.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
My Artistic Outpost image was bought at Croppinsville. Background is Brayered Brilliance from the February 2010 edition.
Don't forget about our Try That Technique weekly challenge. Details are in the post below.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Try That Technique is on the table every Thursday, when Diana Enns and I challenge each other to use an older well-loved technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter. This week the challenge came from December 2006, and the one we chose was Pointillism.
Don't forget to hop on over to see Diana's wonderful work.
I wasn't sure what Pointillism even meant, so I googled to find out the definition, which says it is a series of small strokes and dots of contrasting colour so at a distance the colours look blended together. I'd say that whoever developed this technique was a brainiac to know the definition of the name Pointillism.Congratulations April Puzzuoli, your card is on the Yahoo group home page for one week. Thank you for playing.
For your chance to win and have your card on the homepage, leave a comment on this post so I can visit. You can post to the Yahoo group as well.
Good luck to every one.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My image is an awesome silhouette stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs called "Cow Girl."
Now, it's your turn! Go ahead and give it a try!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Hello Weekend TJ'ers! It's Kathie McGuire here on your papercrafting Saturday to share a technique from 12/09 called Coloring Outside The Lines. I morphed it a tad by coloring in my image, but the COTL technique is something that I love to add. To me, it makes my image a bit more complete without the interference of a busy background. It always reminds me of a little "glow" around my image. I like it!
This card and gift box set was made for a friend who lost a dear little furry friend just recently. She adored this dog, so I thought this would help ease a bit of the pain of the death of her companion. Although the gift box doesn't have a TJ technique, I thought you might enjoy seeing the whole project. My friend told me that she put her dog's collar in the box and has it on her desk along with the card. I think papercrafting is one of most wonderful ways to give a personalized gift to someone in need of a little cheer, don't you? And TJ techniques have helped me in so many ways to make my projects more special.
The image is colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with Gamsol.
Thanks for looking; I hope you've enjoyed the project.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I'm back on my feet, and am behind the wheel, and ready to see all of your work. One of you will be the lucky winner of having your card on the Technique Junkie Yahoo group homepage for the week. Everyone has a fair chance to win.
Please leave a comment and tell me that you have a card on your blog, or if you submitted it to the TJ Yahoo group. I don't want to miss out on seeing your work.
Happy stamping Junkies!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Ann Clack here! I hope that your summer is wonderful.....Oregon has just started their summer with TWO days of sunshine in a row.......!!!! Here is a card I made for my hubby's daddy for Father's Day. I used the Technique Junkie technique called Antique Wallpaper from the most recent newsletter. It is so easy and I just love the results. I ended up doing the deer oval THREE times!! I wanted to stamp the leaves and grass around the deer but didn't want the stamping on the oval's border. After two attempts and failures I decided that I would just draw it in!! I do LOVE my itty bitty copic multiliners. Their fine lines really make drawing stuff wonderful! Hope you are inspired to get cards done for your daddy's!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I've used one of my favorite new images from I Brake For Stamps, Floral Silhouette Bouquet. This is a great stamp--very versatile and compatible with many of our techniques. I'm not sure what it is that draws the eye to a silhouette, but the combination of this image and technique actually made me gasp out loud!
The sentiment, "Nothing is worth more than this day" is another favorite of mine and can be found in Papertrey Inks set called Everyday Blessings.
I'm hoping you'll have a fantastically inspired day!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Hi everybody!! Kathie McGuire here today with the Walnut Ink Resist technique from 4/08.
This technique is so fast and easy and I'm always amazed at how stunning the results are! Have you tried it??
With such a stunning background, I decided to keep the card simple and add embellishments that wouldn't compete with the watery stained look that the technique creates. So, I added a small bit of tule by wrapping it around the technique layer like a package and then just taped it in the back. Easy! Then I added my matting and attached all of that to the card base.
Lastly, I added the stick pin with a few beads from my stash and held them all on the pin by putting a little bit of tacky glue on the last bead.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing the project! Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I hope you enjoy the rest of the TJ Blog Hop and that afterwards you are ready to try this Technique by Design challenge! It is amazing just how many different ways the Design Team has used this sketch to create cards to inspire you and to challenge you!
Now to be inspired HOP through each of these blogs and ENJOY!
You too can have an opportunity to participate in this Challenge! Pat will be offering a prize at the end of the Technique By Design Challenge through a drawing for those who PARTICIPATE in the challenge! They will need to comment on her blog AND CREATE a card sharing the link to their project. The prize will be an assortment of products from our Fabulous Vendors.