Monday, November 30, 2009

Technique Junkies Design Team Treasure Hunt!!

Good morning all of you. This is the first stop on our December/January Design Team Treasure Hunt. We are all glad to have you come aboard looking for the TREASURE! Pat will have a wonderful prize for some lucky treasure hunter.

Vada used the Spritzed Stone from the Dec/Jan 2209 issue of the Technique Junkies newsletter. The stamps are from Alluring Impressions and from the December 2006 Club Scrap kit called Ivory Elegance.

Vada used alcohol markers from Studio 2 in these colors: True blue -, Grass Green, Jacaranda, and also used theCopic Colorless blender to "bleach out" the flesh parts. (A Copic blender pen does not really "blend" the colors but it removes color.) The size of the card is 5 1/4 inches square so this needed a 5 1/2 inch square envelope. The punches are from Martha Stewart and Emagination.

(from Judy) I love Artistic Outpost stamps! The rubber is so thick and it gives such a wonderful impression when you ink up which ever stamp you choose. I am so glad Artistic Outpost is a vendor/sponsor for Technique Junkies. Check the home page ( to find the Artistic Outpost discount code for the month.

I chose stamps the set called The Outpost. I used my own cloud template to sponge colors for the sky. I colored my images with my Copic markers. I added some Flower Soft in varying fall colors to give an autumn look to the tree. Here is south central Pennsylvania we still have some beautiful leaves on the trees!

I used the technique Antique Glimmer Mist from the December/January issue of the TJ newsletter. I used Lipstick and Fired Brink Distress Inks - along with Tattered Angels Bronze Glimmer Mist to create the background paper. I love this technique! It is so easy to get a fabulous shimmery look. I used a Spellbinders Borderabilities to cut the bottom edge of the background paper.

Now you will want to travel on to Beth Norman's blog - . The first letter to collect is T. Please remember that you must post your answer to Pat Huntoon by 9:00 AM EST Friday December 4, 2009.

If you have any problems with broken links - come back here and see some more fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team!

Beth Norman
Chris Dickinson
Evelyn Spikes
Kimm BT
Lisa Somerville
Manna Caffrey
Shelly Hickox
Jane Bosi
and we end at Pat Huntoon 's Blog. The treasure this month will be 3 stamp sets (one each from Art Neko, Innovative Stamp Creations and Clear Artistic Stamps) and a paper pack from Club Scrap.

Happy Treasure Hunting!
Judy Jackson

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pat and the Technique Junkies Design Team would like to wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

We will be having another TREASURE HUNT on Monday, November 30. It will all start at 7 am central.

Be inspired by starting here at the Technique Junkies Blog.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Antiuqe Glimmer Mist - Penny Black kitten

I had one person tell me they couldn't open the attachment in my email so I thought I would put this on the TJ DT blog.

I am sure you are going to love this technique! I usually make several all at once since they are so easy to do and produce such wonderful results!

The link is now live so read about this wonderful technqiue and create some work. OK -- you can wait till you eat the turkey and all the fixings.

I colored the kitty and the butterflies with my Copic markers and used some Spellbinder die cuts for the background .


Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Winter Scenic Season

I made another "Scene Silhouette" card using the set Scenic Season from Stampin' Up! I was tired of tearing paper to use for the clouds or hills background. So I used a Sharpie and drew "cloud humps" on a sheet of clear plastic I had saved from some packaging material -- possibly from a Cuttlebug embossing folder. These are great to save for a variety of tools -- even cutting them straight and using in your stamp positioner.

I started with white card stock. I sponged a variety of colors for the sky, sponged a light amount of a grayish blue for the snow at the bottom, inked up the trees with dark green, inked the snow line with the same grayish blue ink, and finally used a red marker and inked the bird. I added the sentiment at the bottom inked with black ink.

The sun is setting and it looks like it will be cold, crisp night!

Judy Jackson

Monday, November 2, 2009

Praying for You

I have really enjoyed the technique Scene Silhouettes from the August newsletter. This card uses the stamp set from Stampin' Up called Scenic Season but I cut off the words "Seasons Greetings" before I mounted the stamp. I could easily see this set becoming as absolutely versatile as the Lovely as A Tree set. So I didn't want to limit the use of this set to only Chrsitmas cards. I tore some computer paper to create the clouds and sponged colors a sunset and dusk fast approaching. I created grassy hill sides direct to paper using three different green ink spots and then sponging Soft Suede ink over the greens. I was inspired to create this card as I sat in church on Sunday. The words for one of the songs was overlayed on a sunset type of sky and I immediately thought of creating this card. I sponged the edge of the card with Not Quite Navy and then with Soft Suede inks. I am going to send this card to a friend who has recently had a serious health issue diagnosed. I hope you enjoy this card! It was fun to make.
Judy Jackson