Friday, November 6, 2015

TJ Inkspirations - Day 23 of the 30 Days of Christmas

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
In This Issue
Friday Chat with Pat
Art Anthology
in stock NOW!

Four new Metal Effects Dimensional Paints: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper, are brand new additions to the Technique  Junkies store.

 The Silver Metal Effects paint on the dove (right) is an example of the new Metal Effects Dimensional Paint  -- gorgeous,  metallic and glossy!

Last few days
to save!

Our last rubber stamp show of 2015!
Click HERE for show details.
Dear Patricia, 
Have you been joining us for the 30 Days of Christmas? Today is Day 23.

 Every day between October 15th and November 13th, the Technique Junkie Design Team and I will be celebrating all things Christmas!  We have a slew of cards, scrapbook pages and projects to inspire your creativity this holiday season.
The fun happens on the Design Team blog. The artwork for each day will be posted there, or there will be a link to a designer's blog with that day's post. If you don't follow that blog, now is a great time:

if you have missed the fun so far, just look below today's tutorial for the links to the other days. And because it has been so successful, 
All Christmas Stamps will continue to be 20% off through November 13th!* 
Use the word Christmas at checkout to receive your discount.  
*Discount not applicable to wholesale orders.
Day 23 of the 30 Days of Christmas

The new Celestial Dangles stamp is incredibly versatile -- I just love this stamp. What I think I love the most about it is that it works great as a Christmas background, but the dangles are versatile other times of the year also. 

Ah, but we are celebrating the holidays! I decided to combine the stamp with my beloved Gelatos to create a colorful background.

To make this card:
Select three or four Gelatos colors and scribble randomly over a piece of white cardstock. Cover the entire piece, and be generous with the Gelato coverage.

Use your finger or a paper towel to move the Gelato colors from side to side. Ink the Celestial Dangles stamp with StazOn and stamp over the Gelato colored piece.
To color the dangles, I used White Opalescent Smoosh Inks. TheMagic of Christmas stamp was then stamped and heat embossed in silver before trimming down the piece.

For the focal image, stamp the Christmas Dove stamp n White paper with StazOn. The dove was painted with SilverMetal Effects and cut out, then popped over the background. The card matted on white, with a blue card base to finish the look.

This card has amazing shimmer!

Links to the 30 Days of Christmas
All of the links for the 30 Days of Christmas may be found here:

Day 1: Jerri Jones- Wood Background Trees
Day 2: Pat Huntoon - Angel of Ascension
Day 3: Pat Huntoon - Winter Foliage
Day 4: Pat Huntoon - Peppermint Swirl Merry Christmas
Day 5: Judy Jackson: Merry Christmas
Day 6: Marilyn Hughes: Whimsical Winter Journal Page
Day 7: Sally Lynn MacDonald: Winter Bricks
Day 8: Pat Huntoon: Winter Wonderland
Day 9: Pat Huntoon: Christmas Swag
Day 10: Robin Redd:  Embossed Trees 
Day 11: Pam DeChellis: Ornament Background
Day 12: Gini Williams Cagle: Golden Angel
Day 13  Beth Norman: Beautiful Berries
Day 14: Kathy Stacey: Dove Shaker
Day 15:Jerri Jones: Christmas Trees Tag
Day 16: Pat Huntoon: Reindeer Duo 

Since Last Week's Email:

Day 18: Pat  Huntoon: Merry Christmas Doxie
Day 19: Judy Jackson; Three Cards!
Day 20: Marilyn Hughes: Christmas Joy
Day 21: Pat Huntoon: Die Cut Ornament
Day 22: Kathy Stacy 
Day 23: Pat Huntoon: Celestial Gelatos Dove (you are here)

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC