Monday, June 30, 2014

TJ ATC Swap #2

The 2nd TJ ATC swap is back and it was another fun one. The requirement is just to use a TJ technique from a newsletter or any CD.
I am the hostess, and I made  2 sets of ATC's.
 This is the Faux Metallic Gelato technique from the Artistic effects CD and the image is Stampendous - colored with Copics, and SU sentiment.

  This is called the Whitewash Chic technique, also from the Artistic effects CD. Sentiment is Technique Junkies Stamps (formerly known as Stamp Camp).

Next, Barb I, also made 2 ATC's:
 Lt- Splattered Bleach (Feb/March 2013) and Rt- Ribbon Tab (Dec/Jan 12-13)

 Beth C:
Tie Die Circles (April/May 2014)

Cheryl R. made:

 Pieced Zines (2/2010)

Cindy T made:
Ancient Paper (Dec/Jan 09-10)

 Dawn T made:
 Bubble wrap Stamp & Embossed

Holly made 2 ATC's:

 Lt Pearly Gelato Wash (4/2014) and Rt-Line Pop (12/2012)

Juliet A made:

 Penciled Twinks (2/2008)

and Lynne W made:

 Bandana (8/08)

We'd love to have you join us in the next swap- we each make 5, and the swaps will be due to me on 7/18


Sunday, June 29, 2014

TOTW - Embossed Color Pencils

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks "Try that Technique".  I loved seeing your creations from last week, they were all fantastic and I am so happy so many of you joined along.

This is such a cool technique and so easy to do.  I did this card up for my cousins' wedding celebration this weekend.  I love this stamp from I Brake For Stamps, I use it for all kinds of celebrations.  I colored it up with my prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is one from Gina K Designs.

It's hard to see the embossing in this picture so I took this one to show you.  It adds a new level of interest to your card.

I would love to see what you come up with.  Hope you have a crafty week!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Splattered Ombre Watercolors

Ann Clack here with the TJ technique of the week called Splattered Ombre Watercolors.  I thought the orange background would be perfect for the Elizabeth Craft daisy outline.  It is color with copics.   This technique is from the Technique Junkie July newsletter.  You can find out more about the TJ Newsletter by clicking HERE.   If you look real close you can see all the beautiful glitter on the daisy area.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TOTW Splattered Ombre Watercolors


Hello Hetty here with a card
for the Summer! The bckground of this card is done in the
technique of the week, that you can in the June/July 2014
Newsletter called Splattered Ombre Watercolors.

For this card I used Club Scrap Picnic papers and
UM stamps.
This card is a gate fold card and above you
see the inside of the card
where I used some left over piece of 
the technique background.
Here a close up of the right panel fro the
front of the card.

Today there is a big blog hop from
Cub Scrap with lotsof fun projects
using this Picnic kit.
You might want to take a look for
inspiration and can start on the

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Broken Borders


From the August/September 2012 newsletter.
The colors are a bit distorted in the scan but you get the idea.
These cards are really fun, fast and easy Suitable for any occasion.
The verse is from Hero Arts and the Flourish is from Magenta. The punch is from Fiskars. I enjoy going back to the older newsletters and picking a random technique. I always feel like I am visiting an old friend. Why don't you give it a try?
See you back here soon!
Jackie K

Sunday, June 22, 2014

TOTW - Sponged Ombre Watercoloring

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks "Technique of the Week"!  I couldn't wait to color up this fantastic Saturated Canary stamp with my copics.

I used the Sponged Ombre Watercoloring technique on both the background of the Eiffel Tower and on the blue & purple background.  I resurrected my neglected Quickutz alphabet and die cuts.  I forgot how much I love them.  I also used the out of the nestie box technique (always a favorite). 

This is such an easy technique, we would love for you to join us this week to see what you come up with.  I love all the inspiration from this group!

Stamps:  Saturated Canary, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Stampabilities, Gina K Design (sentiment), Make it crafty (Eiffel Tower)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TOTW - Graidant Sponging

I needed a sympathy card and decided this technique would do nicely.  I used distress inks for the sponging.  I think I need to clean my scanner...LOL.

The stamp is from Stampin Up!

Won't you play along with us?

Thanks for stopping by...and have a crafty day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gradient Sponging

Hello. Beth Norman here with this week's Technique of the Week.

 How is your week going so far?  Finally we're having nicer weather and with that my mojo seems to have come back.  I had so much fun creating a morphed Gradient Sponging.  I took creative liberty in layering the gradient sponging as you can see.  

My background was created by stamping and heat embossing, then sponging ink over the background.  

Thank you for dropping by!

Stamps:  Impression Obsession and Inkadinkado

Thursday, June 12, 2014

InkaGold Stamping by Judy Jackson

 Every now and then a new product comes along and you don't know how to use or what it could be used for in stamping.   I saw this Inka Gold in several colors at a rubber stamp convention in Westminster, MD.  I saw it demonstrated, and decided I had to have some of this. I bought a couple of jars and because I was out of money, I came home and did a search on the Internet for this product.  I found it even with free shipping!  I bought it even before I knew exactly how it could be used.  But it was so bright and shimmery I was sure it could be used somehow!

And doesn't this technique use it beautifully?  It is not what I saw demonstrated at all and I like this technique better.

The butterfly card uses stamps from Heather's Stamping Haven and Stampers Anonymous.  I painted the open areas with Smooch paints.  The peacock feather card uses an Inkadinkadoo stamp and the verse is from Technique Junkie stamps ( .

Do you have any of this wonderful creamy Inka Gold yet?  It is luscious to work with!  Have an inky day and get your fingers a bit messy!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stenciled Gelatos

This new Artist Effects CD has many
wonderful background ideas for you with the use of 
some great new mediumslike the gelatos and
with even more techniques on this CD you will see
more use of it by me.

The technique of today is called "Stenciled Gelatos".

Here is the finished card with a stamped
seahorse by Michael Strong and
also colored with gelatos.
Here a close up to see the colored seahorse.

And this is the inside of the card.
Want to see another card with this technique?
I have one posted to my
See you there.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TOTW Inka Gold

After making these cards I got to thinking that it is amazing the many types of mediums you can use to stamp with. Experiments are on the horizon, LOL!
My first card uses a Magenta stamp. It is of course in my favorite theme...Asian.
I really like the distressed look on the gold paper I used as a mat for the card.
The second card uses a Penny Black stamp and a verse from Hearts in Touch.
I used the webbing background technique for the background to this card. Both card are simple yet effective.
What are you waiting for? Please give Inka Gold a try and post your creations to the Yahoo group so we can all be inspired!
See you back here real soon,
Happy Stamping
Jackie K

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reverse Washi Window by Judy Jackson

Washi Tape seems to be all the rage right now, and like many stampers I have collected several rolls of this very versatile tape.    I like the bright and muted colors.  I like the way you can mix and match with coordinating colors or use a variety of colors. I like it's versatility in creating cards in a different manner. The Technique Junkie newsletter has shown several different techniques using this interesting tape and this technique is another one.  

Stamps are  all from Stampin' Up!

I know the newsletter has just been mailed out.  Are there any techniques you have already used and are there techniques you want to try?  I hope you will try this one.

Have a crafty day!

Judy Jackson 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Artistic Effects CD Blog Hop by Judy Jackson

Happy Blog Hop Day!  Today the Technique Junkie Design Team is showcasing a BRAND NEW CD!  The name of the CD is Artistic Effects.  The CD contains 24 brand new tutorials plus 16 techniques from the TJ archives.  The CD contains 42 tutorials using Gelatos, Goosebumps, irresistible Sprays, Distress Stains and Gesso -- so many fun artistic media to give your projects the artistic touch.  All 40 tutorials are in step-by-step pdf format - compatible for Macs and PCs alike.  All the tutorials are printable to 8-1/2” x 11” paper.

Here is a link to see the table of contents for this new CD - .

The cost of the CD is 14.95.  Get your copy by following this link. you will LOVE this CD. 

I choose four techniques to share with you to start off the Blog Hop. The first one
is called Gelato Fingerprinting. This was just fun!  Stamp credits for this card are Stampin' Up and Impression Obsession.

The next card uses the Goosed Stains tutorial.  I loved how easy this technique is to implement. 

 Stamp credits are for Technique Junkie Stamps, Art Neko, and Sweet and Sassy Stamps. I really enjoyed using this technique, I loved how the background turned out!

The next card uses Hero /arts and Sweet and Sassy stamps.  It features the Gelatos Smoosh  technique.

My last card to share with you today uses the Gelato Watercoloring technique.  I loved using this technique. 
I used stamps from four different companies to create this desert themed card. I used stamps from  Art Neko, Copperleaf Creations, Close to My Heart, and Impression Obsessions.

Please join us on the rest of the Blog Hog. Enjoy all the new techniques being shared with you  today. I hope you will leave me a comment and tell me which of these four cards you like the best. I will do a random drawing and send one card to the Blog Hop winner.  However, you must leave me your email address in order to be in the drawing.  For security reasons, please show your email address like this:  suzystamper at  email-server dot com. 

We are so excited to be able to showcase the new techniques on this CD for you. Here is the list of all the blogs for this terrific hop. If you get lost, you can always come back here to see where to go next.  Each one will have something wonderful to share with you! We hope our Blog Hop has convinced you that you need this CD!

Now hop along to Jackie and see what lovely art work she has to share!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Technique of the Week - Reverse Washi Tape

Hi Junkies, Tricia here (albeit late) with this weeks technique of the week from the new June/July newsletter - Reverse Washi Tape.

I colored this cute image with inktense pencils.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up!

This is a different way to create backgrounds which is so easy.

I hope you join us tomorrow for some exciting projects...have a wonderfully crafty evening!