Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Technique By Design June Challenge

Hello Junkies! Welcome to the June Blog Hop revealing wonderful pieces of Artwork from the latest Technique Junkie Newsletter! We have another sketch challenge for you with the June issue of the newsletter and we would LOVE for you to participate! All of the details and the sketch are on the June/ July Newsletter - you must be a subscriber though to access this page!

Aren't design sketches just great fun to use? They certainly encourage me to not be in a rut and always use the same layout for nearly every card! This particular sketch uses elements that were easy to use and yet stretched my thinking as well. I wanted to use a background stamp that wasn't completely filled in with a design or pattern. I also wanted to do something with nature since it is Spring. I am so looking forward to a long summer season of warm weather. I am tired of snow, rain, and cold temperatures. I also wanted to use coordinating colors in order to make the different aspects of the card blend together so my card would have a cohesive feel. As is often the case, this card sort of morphed together as I worked. All of the techniques for this card are from the June/July 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. The left panel uses the Background Whimsy technique and the stamp is from Stampin' Up! All of the other stamps I used are from the Artistic Outpost Birds of A Feather set. I love that set! The right hand panel used the Patchwork technique. I over stamped that piece with the text stamp from the AO stamp set. I added some zigzag stitching on my sewing machine. My sewing machine really does sew evenly, I purposely changed the stitch length as i sewed. It is an element that adds visual interest. The focal image and the strip at the bottom both used the pulled glimmers technique. My little embellishment is a button from my stash. I really like the way this card turned out. The way all of the elements work together and add visual interest certainly adds to the success of the card.

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.