Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hi Technique Junkie Friends!

This weekend I'm at a scrapbook retreat with 21 other ladies.  I've been scrapbooking with some of these ladies for 10 years but haven't seen in a few years so it's great to see them again.  Others, I'm meeting for the first time, so, that's fun, too!

We're at a pretty big house.  I mean it sleeps 22 of us and we each have a 6' table!  Their property is beautiful, too, which inspired me to make this card.

I used a die-cut set for the base of the card, again, very appropriate for this butterfly stamp.

I, also, used the SS013 Butterfly Quote set for the sentiment.


Be sure to stop by tomorrow because we are having the August Stamp Release Blog Hop.

Until next time...

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

You are.... Art Journal

Hello All Lanette Here,

Today I wanted to share a quick art journal page that I created using a couple of Technique Junkies Stamps from my stash and a mix of Art Anthology Products.

Products Used: Technique Junkies #S655 Bullseye Blooms & #PS016 Beautiful Faces Art Anthology Colorations, Sorbet and Stencil. Ranger Archival Ink, Embossing Powder and Simple Stories Patter Paper, Brads.

Now Lets take a look at how I created my page....

I started by stamping #S655 Bullseye Blooms on the top and bottom of my page.

 Next I added a bit of color using a mix of Art Anthology Colorations and a splash of Sorbet.

I used the verses in the  #PS016 Beautiful Faces Collection with a bit of embossing powder.

Finally it was time to put it all together,,,

And there you have it easy peasy! A quick bold and bright Art Journal page,

Thank You so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

At the Lake...

Good morning Junkies! I have a great project to share with you today using the stamp set Better at the Lake.  I decided to take one of the elements in the set, the anchor, and make a "patterned paper" like background-a great way to stretch your stamps.

All images were stamped with Versafine black and covered with clear embossing powder. The really fun part was coloring the anchors! 
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check back daily for more great inspiration from the talented TJ Design Team!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dragonfly Card

Good morning Junkies!  Hope you are having a great day.  Today, I want to share a card I created recently with one of the newer releases.

I started with an index card and created the background using the Pull Color Tutorial on CD #10 (April 2012).  Once it was dry, I stamped Dragonfly Collage with Versafine ink using my Misti.  I then embossed with clear EP.

Spray a piece of cardstock with LSG Bells of Ireland Green and Summer Lovin Sun.  Stamp One Must Live and trim.  Mount both pieces on patterned scrapbook paper and edge with the pieces you trimmed from the colored piece of cardstock.  Adhere to a piece of black card.

Until later.......................

Monday, July 25, 2016

Oceanside Adventure!

Like most people I enjoy seeing the ocean and watching the waves come in on the shore.  In this scene the waves don't come up on a sandy beach but on a rocky coast.  I had a friend ask me if this was in Maine.  It sure looks like it could be.  

This is a Technique Junkie July release -  and so is the verse - Road Trip -  It has six stamps in the set and they are versatile.  

I used watercolor pencils to color in the image and a self made cloud stencil to sponge in the sky.  

Have a great day -- and get inky!  

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mermaid Love

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful July summer day!

Today, I made a card using a technique found on CD 10  from August/September 2012, called, Colorwash Alcohol Technique.  I then stamped the stunning "Mermaid Love S698" using Versafine Black Onyx Ink, then clear heat embossed.

The sentiment is also a July release called, "Better at the Lake - Set of 5 - SS059". I'm really pleased with how the ink colors stream, sailboat, and wheatgrass look like water.

Well, I'm off to go make some more cards.  

See you soon,

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wax Paper Resist Tutorial

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.  Hello, Beth Norman here with one of the very first techniques that Pat filmed and put into her October 2002 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I decided to use the finished product in an usual way--rather than stamp out an image on the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 finished product, I cut mine up to create water for this lovely mermaid that comes from By the Sea, set of 6.  My sentiment comes from this set as well.  I find this set so versatile.  So let's visit my tutorial shall we...

Supplies:  iron, two white sheets of copier paper, two 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 glossy paper, wax paper, brayer, Kaleidocolor ink pad or a single ink pad
Scrunch up your wax paper very well.
Lay your first piece of copier paper on your ironing board.  Next, place your glossy paper face up and then open up your wax paper and lay on top of your glossy paper.
Take your second piece of glossy paper and lay the glossy side face down.  You will now have your glossy paper sandwiched between the wax paper.
Lay your second sheet of copier paper on top of your glossy and wax papers.
Using your iron set to dry, and not steam, firmly press and iron your glossy paper.
Next, brayer your ink over the entire surface.
Your finished piece is now ready to decorate.

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial as much as I did. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Good Friend

Thank you to Tonya Davidson who took my place last week on the Design Team Blog  because of my computer issues.  I really like my computer and it is wonderful when it works correctly but when it crashes -- oh my, the trouble it causes!  

This card uses several different Technique Junkie stamps. The beautiful face is from the set called Beautiful Faces -   The background stamp is called Key Script -  It was inked up with a deep, dark purple ink and stamped on designer paper.  It just works well and uses both of the watercolor pencil colors in her turban.  I used water color pencils to color in her face as well.  I sponged in sky and around the edge before layering her face on a crap of card stock that had some purple spritzes on it.  Then I added the verse called Good FRiend -

It was fun card to create for me.  What are you creating today?

Have  great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Make a Wish

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I wanted to share a quick tag with you that I created featuring stamps from the March & May Release and lots of Art Anthology!

Products Used: Technique Junkies Growing Wild & Weed or Wish Stamp, Art Anthology Minx Ink, Art Anthology Sorbet, Art Anthology Colorations, Art Anthology Stencil, Petaloo Flowers, American Crafts Wood Veneers, Ranger Tag and Archival Ink,Misc- Embossing powder,Lace, Twine, Ribbon and Buttons.

I just love the verse on the Weed or Wish Stamp..

The Growing Wild stamp is perfect for any nature background!

S661 Growing Wild

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Painted Mermaid

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
In This Issue

Quick Links

Friday Chat with Pat
Tip for MISTI perfection
.Did you ever try to use a stamp and the same area doesn't ink well repeatedly? There may be a small manufacturing dip in the stamp.To stamp perfectly using the MISTI, simply place 2-3 pieces of cardstock under the cardstock being stamped. This adds a little shim and raises all the areas of the stamp, allowing the dip to be filled in,
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If you are coming to a show that is on my schedule, and you would like me to bring products for you (so you save shipping!) email me at

and I will bring and hold it for you. 
No need to pay me before the show (this will allow you to shop in the booth, too). Just let me know which show and which day you are attending. I will hold your items until 2:30 pm the day you are scheduled to come in.  

All three sizes of the MISTI, grid pads, and magnets are now available in the TJ store. Get yours today!

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You might have noticed that I love Art Anthology's Dimensional Paints and Colorations Sprays. It usually takes all my willpower to put them aside each week to use other mediums; this week I gave into my love for them and used them to paint and spray the Mermaid Tapestry stamp.

I love these stamps together:
Mermaid Tapestry

By the Sea Set

Painted Mermaid
This is a very easy and fast project. Simply stamp the image using StazOn on regular white card stock.
Note that you do NOT need to use StazOn ink specifically, you may use any permanent ink with great s to stamp with.

The images on the stamp were then colored with Art Anthology's Dimensional Paint. I used a combination of Velvets and Sorbets, and made sure that the paints were completely dry before sprayinng with Colorations. The paints air dry very quickly, but a heat tool may also be used to dry them.
Once dry, the piece was sprayed with Peacock Feather Colorations to fill in the areas that I did not paint, and to tint the black areas with color, After spraying, I placed a paper towel over the paper and removed the excess paint, then allowed it to dry. Once dry, I trimmed off the excess paper. and finished the piece with the sentiment and embellishments:


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


Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC