Thursday, July 31, 2014

Aged Tiles and Technique Junkie Stamps by Judy Jackson

There are certain images that just lend themselves to the Aged Tiles technique from April/May 2008.  Lots of images will look just fine using this technique but vintage  images just add a different dimension and the technique enhances the vintage look of the stamp.

I have three cards for you today -- and in all cases all of the stamps are Technique Junkie stamps.

I used a variety of embellishments.  All of the stamps were inked with a dark brown dye based ink and stamped on glossy card stock.  I used a brayer to ink the stamped image and I brayered in both directions to ensure full ink coverage of all the fine lines in a photo stamp. I used a light touch with chalks to add some light color here and there. The background on the Christmas card uses the Antique Glimmers technique from December 2009/January 2010.

The Praying Child (page 8) and the Young Girl (page 17) can be located in the Big Stamps section on the TJ Stamps web site.  Father Christmas is in the Holidays section.  The Merry Christmas stamp is in Simple Sentiments section on the Technique Junkies Stamps website -  .

I hope you will come back soon -- the August/September newsletter will be live tomorrow! The DT will be showing more cards soon.

Have a terrific stamping day!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paw Patrol Ombre

Ann Clack here today!!  Saturday is my youngest grandson's birthday.  Zander is in love with Paw Patrol and I thought this week's technique called Ombre Frames would be perfect for the German Shepherd, Chase! I thought that it would be fun to have Chase popping out of the frame.  I cut the inside a little off center to accommodate the shield. Found a '6' already cut out for the front and some clipart for the dog and shield.  I hope that Z loves it!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hetty's Patchwork Distress

Have you tried the online bonus technique
that you find this month in the TJ newsletter of
June/July 2014?
The technique is called Patchwork Distress
and is actually super easy and makes great backgrounds.

I think I make many more of these cards!
All stamps used to make this card are by the
wonderful Technique Junkies stampline
and you should have a look HERE.
Did you know:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Masked and Quartered Technique

 Hi Jackie K here with a technique from the February/March 2014 newsletter.  I really enjoyed this technique. It comes together fast and can be used for so many occasions. Have you tried it yet? Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
The stamps I used are from the following companies:
Impression Obsession
The Stampin Place
Great Impressions
Lily of the Valley
It's a shame you can't see the shimmer from the Twinkling H2Os.
I hope you are all enjoying the summer. I can't say that I am as it is well over 100 degrees here and will be 115 degrees on Wednesday!!! A day to stay indoors and stamp for sure!
See you back here soon.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Technique of the Week - Glazed Resist

Happy Sunday Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks technique of the week, glazed resist.

I had so much fun doing this Christmas Card with mixed media.  The snowflakes were done with the glazed resist technique, then I sponged my crafters workshop stencil (words) on top of them.  I added a silhouette cut snowflake and applied some lumiere paint on them.  The tag is from Tim Holtz distressed with distress paints.  I am so excited to get started on my Christmas Cards.

I hope you have a crafty day and thanks so much for stopping by.  Can't wait to see what you can come up with using the Glazed Resist technique.  Have FUN!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tissued Watercolors by Judy Jackson

Last week I showed you two card  using the Crinkled Watercolors technique. This week I am showing the cards created from the "left over" parts from the two cards I showed you last week.   I think you will agree these two cards while very similar in color tones are very different in the final look. That only goes to show you that the very same background technique and color scheme can be used to create very different looking cards. That is one of things I love about stamping - the very versatility of stamping, the varied purposes for stamping, and the extremely varied looks of the final cards.  Rubber stamping feeds my creativity.

This is the blue and green background left overs from the Crinkled Watercolors.  So I pulled a previously created tag from my "card parts" drawer and altered it a bit to make it not only fit the card base but I also added some sponging to blend the colors.  It has a very soft look now.

And here on this card, I used another tag from my card parts drawer. The rose is from Me and Carrie Lou, The verse at the top is from Impression Obsession.  The speckled dots stamps is from Stampin' Up. I sponged the tag, added the speckles on both the tag and the background, added ribbons to the tag, and then added the embellishments.   All in all a lovely card I think and an appropriate card for a wedding or a wedding anniversary!  .

I hope you have a chance to get crafty today!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Whisped Frames

Hi folks.  I had to make a get well card so I turned to two adorable stamps from the Technique Junkies Stamps:  the bird on a flourish branch and a background stamp.  I used the Whisped Frames technique, an oldie but goodie technique that enhances the main image.

I saw this colour combination on a card while surfing Splitcoast Stampers and really wanted to try my hand at it too.  Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo from SU were used.  I was lucky enough to have ribbon in a coordinating colour too. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TOTW Tissued Watercolors

What a great technique this is from the current newsletter! It's like getting two techniques in one. You have to make the Crinkled Watercolor technique so you can then make the Tissued Watercolor technique. Two cards for the effort!

This card uses all Technique Junkie stamps. Don't you love the verse? This is the lighter watercolor of the two cards I made. I rather like the pastel look.

 This card also uses all Technique Junkie stamps. Quite a different look with the bolder colors.
This is a fun and versatile technique. Give it a try and post your creations to the yahoo group.
See you back here soon!
Jackie K

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Technique of the Week - Tissued Watercolors

Hi Junkies, Tricia here again with this week's technique of the week.  Hopefully you kept your tissue from last weeks technique of the week because we challenge you to use it for this week's technique of the week - Tissued Watercolors.  I actually used 2 different pieces to make this background.

Stamps:  Gina K Designs (colored it with copics)

I hope you have a crafty day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Throwback Saturday - Double Emboss & Cut

I made this card for my girlfriends daughter who graduated college.  I used my copics to color her dress and to color my flowers to match.  The background is done with the Double Emboss and Cut technique from the October 2011.  I love this gives such a great effect to your spellbinder die cuts.  I have to remember to use it more.

All papers are from Gina K Designs.  I used my various dies.  I quilled the roses and lilies.  Stamps are from Saturated Canary, Stampin Up! and Gina K Designs.

Pop on over to my blog for more pictures.

Have A Crafty Day!


Crinkled Retirement

Hi, Bloggers!  Ann Clack here with the Technique of the week, Crinkled Watercolors with a little Out of the Box technique as well.    The Crinkled Watercolors was such a fun technique!  It is fast and easy.  If you haven't had a chance to try it yet, don't delay!  I made this card for a friend who retired.  I hope that you enjoy! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crinkled Watercolors by Judy Jackson

 I hope you had a wonderful July 4th celebrating freedom in the USA -- that is if you are an American.

The technique I have to show you today is called Crinkled Watercolors from the current newsletter.  This technique is one of those when in utilizing this technique you will actually create TWO backgrounds.  That is always a plus in book! So this week I will show two cards made from this part of the "doubled technique."  Next week I will show you the next cards made from the "left overs" of today's technique.  I hope that intrigues you!

The stamp credits for this card are Hero Arts, and I think some are from Stampsmith.  However, they are unmounted stamps I do not remember who made them. The "Everything has a story" stamp is from Impression Obsession.  

The stamp credits for this card are Paper Bag Studios, Stampers Anonymous, and Impression Obsession.  This focal image started it's existence as an ATC for a swap.

Come back next week  to see the next two cards from the "left over" part from this technique!

What are you creating today?

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Gesso Off

This technique is from the 10/2009 newsletter. I am having fun going back into the archives so to speak and trying the techniques that I have long forgotten
This card was really a joy to make as it comes to life as you go along.
The stamps used are from Sizzix, PSX and Technique Junkies.
It appears that I need to clean the glass on my scanner, LOL! I haven't had use of my desktop in several days. We are having some serious dust storms which they have recently named haboobs. I didn't think I was going to be able to post my card at all. I gave it one last try before going to bed and got lucky.
I hope you find some inspiration here and try some of the oldies but goodies.
I will be back next week with the TOTW.
Wishing you all well,
Jackie K

Sunday, July 6, 2014

TOTW - Crinkled Watercolors

Hi Junkies, its that time again, the Technique of the Week.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.  I love being able to try all the techniques and I really anticipate who will join in each week with their lovely creations.

This week we are featuring "Crinkled Watercolors".  This fast became one of my favorites and I know it will be one that I continue to use...maybe in some Christmas card (which I need to start soon) LOL...Maybe a Christmas in July will come to Try That Technique...who knows...stay tuned.

Well I is this weeks card.  My mom needed a card for my cousins wedding last weekend so I colored up this sweet image from Stampin Up!  My cousin and his new wife love to ride and they are not frilly people so I thought this CAS card would do the trick.  I colored the image with copics and watercolored the background with my copic refills to match my background.

The sentiment is from Stampabilities and is cut out using a spellbinders die.  I added a little flair with a stencil and my airbrush (which I believe is another TJ Newsletter technique :))

Well that's all for me. Hope you have a crafty week!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Embossed Color Pencils by Judy Jackson

I love to water color. I love to watercolor with lots of different mediums.  In fact, using watercolor pencils was how I was first introduced to stamping.  Bingo, it was an immediate love!  And back then I was taught to use a damp Q-tip to dampen the color from the watercolor pencils and in that way to spread the color around. So primitive and yet it caught my eye!  Watercolor pencils are just a very easy way to learn how to watercolor.  And a good water brush is essential for this -- although you just might get hooked using a Q-tip! 

This technique, Embossed Color Pencils, from the current newsletter  is just about perfect to enhance the look of watercolor pencils, regular colored pencils, Prisma color pencils, or any other color pencils you might have.  For each of the cards I have to share with you, only a portion of the colored image is embossed.  Unfortunately, these embossed sections don't show up very well in the scans.

I have four cards to share with you  -  see if you can tell which part is embossed.  I will tell you at the end of my post which parts are embossed.  See if you can guess correctly.

All images are from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  Can you tell which parts are embossed?

The focal image stamp is from Stampin' Up. Can you tell which part is embossed?
Stamp credits go to Stampin' Up and Inkadinkadoo. This one is a Father's Day card.  I realize I am sharing this after Father's Day but I did not want dear hubby to accidentally see this post first.  It would also make a wonderful birthday card. Can you tell which part is embossed?

Stamp credits belong to Stampin' Up and Technique Junkie Stamps - .  I also used the Antique Glimmers technique on the paper behind the focal image.

Have you used your colored pencils in a while? If not, now is a good time to use them!  I really like taking stamping images, watercolor pencils, and a good water brush with me when I travel.  So if I have "down time" - waiting time in a airport or on a plane - I can still be productive.   Then I have a bunch of focal images ready to be used -- or put in my "card parts" drawer!

Will you be getting inky today?

Judy Jackson

Card parts which were embossed:
1. The bridge and the rocks are embossed
2. The pitcher and the pears are embossed
3. The truck body but not the windows or the tires is embossed
4. Only the flowers are embossed, not the leaves

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Copic Colored Blocks

Hi, it's Beth Norman here with Copic Colored Blocks for you.  You will find this amazing technique on the Designer Paper Perfection CD.  What a fun technique.  My stamps are from Verve Stamps.  My designer paper is from BasicGrey.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians.  I'm having a party tonight for 18 of our friends.  We can see the fireworks from my balcony.

Please drop by again to see what the Design Team has for you this week.