Monday, March 29, 2010

Technique By Design April Blog Hop

Hello Junkies! Welcome to the April Blog Hop revealing MANY FABULOUS SNEAK PEAKS from the latest Technique Junkie Newsletter!

We have another sketch challenge for you with the April issue of the newsletter and we would LOVE for you to participate! All of the details and the sketch are on the Technique Junkie April/ May Newsletter - you must be a subscriber though to access this page!

This beautiful card was created by Vada Schultz...

Here are the details:

She has three techniques on the card, and they are…
(A). Faux Velvet
(D). Paper Peeling
(B & F). Sanded Cordination.
The stamp credits are Della @ IBFS and Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Punch from Martha, and embossing folder from Sizzix.

Here is a note from Judy Jackson....

Challenges are fun, but can be intimidating as well! So when I saw this challenge by our fearless leader, Pat Huntoon, I thought, "Oh my, all those pieces, and all those techniques! What ones will I use?" Well, there is certainly an abundance of potential techniques to choose from in the Technique Junkie library! But then I have this other personal qualification -- colors being used by the different techniques have to blend and coordinate -- which isn't always easy because of using different products! And the different techniques then have to blend coordinate with the central image as well. I am really happy with how all of those elements came together for this card.

The central image is from Twisted Papers - I love these cute bunnies! Pat used them earlier in the month for a card she created! Twisted Papers has absolutely wonderful images! You will surely find something to please your fancy for card making or for creating elements in your scrap booking!

Techniques used to create this card:
Section A - Glimmer Mist Watercolors - April 2010
Section B - Washed Colors - April 2010
Section C and E - Sanded Core'dinations
Section D - Antique Glimmers - December 2009.

I added a layer of pink shimmery paper to try and bring out the pink in the different sections in the background and some of the hints of pink in the image of the bunnies.

I hope you enjoy this Blog Hop and seeing the beautiful cards with this design layout. Please be aware that the correct measurements are on the TJ website and not in the newsletter. 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!