Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Black Cat

Hello Fellow Junkies!!

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here.

It's almost time for the September Blog Hop tomorrow and in preparation for that, I've created a Halloween card using last years September Release called "Black Cat #SD615".  He's stamped on a background of Distress Watercolor.

Please join us in the morning for the Design Teams showcase of September 2016 Technique Junkies release.

See you there!!
The Crafty Nurse

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Stand Tall

Hi there fellow stampers.  Beth Norman here with a popular stamp called Stand Tall.

To create my card I used watercolor paper, and  started by inking my stamp with VersaMark and heat embossing with white embossing powder.  Next, I tapped out some Colorbursts onto the watercolor paper then spritzed with water.

To create my corners, I had extra watercolor paper that I sprinkled with Colorbursts and spritzed water.  Using my Cricut corner die, I cut out four corners and glued the corners onto my card front. 

This was a fun technique that can be used with Bisters or any other watercolor pigment powders.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Birthday Friends

Greetings Inky Friends!

Today I want to share a Birthday Card of these lovely Three Amigas who got together
to sing a song for you!  I used the IKAT Background to add to the western feel.
The background was colored using Distress Crayons and Inks and the ladies were colored with Distress markers and edged with blending some Distress Ink as well.
I stamped the Birthday Song greeting twice and punched it out with a 2" circle punch.
I colored one with Distress Crayons and cut the words only from the second inking,
popping it up on the colored greeting.

I love how so many of the TJ stamps can be intertwined with each new release!
So be sure to check them out!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!

~ Tonya oxoxox

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Summer Love

Hello All Lanette Here!

With the summer coming to an end I thought I would share a quick tag that I created featuring a couple of my favorite stamps that were released this summer.

Products Used: Technique Junkies Mermaid Love & Better at the Lake Collection, Art Anthology Minx Ink, Art Anthology Sorbet, Art Anthology Colorations, Art Anthology Stencil, Prima Flowers, Ranger Tag and Ink, Archival Ink,Misc- Embossing powder, Lace.

Here is a better look at the stamps I used today...

I just love the verses in this collection....

An who doesn't love a pretty Mermaid!!

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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Just Look Up

Good morning Junkies! Pam here todaywith another project using the Technique Junkies fantabulous stamps!
Today's project is near and dear to my heart. It's an awful feeling when one loses a pet-a very special member of the family. Last year we lost our beloved Golden Quincy to lymphoma. So this project is in his honor.

The stamps featured in this card are Just Look Up  from the August release and the background stamp   Star Power.
The stars were stamped first and then I used a cloud stencil over top to give it a "heavenly" feel.
The main image was stamped with Versafine black ink and covered with clear embossing power and colored with Zig Clear brush markers and of course a bit of Wink of Stella for his wings.
Thanks for joining me today and please check back often for more great inspiration from the talented design team!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Java Jive...

Hello, Technique Junkies Fans!  It's Robin Redd, here, with you, today.

Here's a card I made with LOTS and LOTS of layers!

I used this little diddy of a stamp...
It's easy to get a grungy, coffee look by rubbing brown ink on the edges of each of the papers.


Thanks for coming by and taking a look!

Until next time...
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Explore, Dream Discover!

This Technique Junkie stamps Oceanside - reminds me of what I think the Maine coast might look like.    Maine is one of the few states I have never been to so I don't really know.  

I colored the image with my Copic markers, sponged the sky, and stamped the verse from Road Trip -, and of course mounted and layered the focal image on the base card.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, August 21, 2016

It takes a little Courage...

Greeting Inky Friends!!

I'm back with another card using 2 more of the August New Releases!

I used these 5 Distress Markers and scribbled all over a large 4x6 acrylic block.
I then spritzed that block with water blending the colors some and
dipping my piece of card stock onto the
acrylic block picking up the marker colors. Let dry.

I then inked up the background stamp in Cornflower Blue Archival Ink and
stamped onto my markered piece.

I stamped the sentiment and colored part of the word, layered it and popped it up with some wrapped twine behind it and I used a wooden star button that I colored with a gold pigment marker as an accent!

I love the southwest any ways so naturally was drawn to these stamps and color combinations! I can't wait to play more!

Until next time...

Happy Creating!

~Tonya :) oxoxox

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Perfect Pear

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today with more Technique Junkies inspiration using "Fanciful Fruit - Set of 2#SS057" from the August release.

The background is the result of playing with both the Minx and Art Anthology products. The Minx colors used was the white called "Immaculate" and the orange called, "Radiance"

The Art Anthology Sorbet I used was "Vegas Gold" which I ran through with a texture comb. I heat embossed the pear from "Fanciful Fruit" with Versafine Black Onyx Ink and clear powder.  I also spayed this cool pear with Gilded Gold Colorations and placed the whole thing over some torn mulberry.
August Minx

Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I'll see you later on this month for more junkie goodness.

See you then!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Keep Believing

Hello fellow stampers, Beth Norman here with a fun card using the Keep Believing stamp.  Isn't this sentiment so true?  I really love this stamp.

I hope you're staying cool.  In Ontario, Canada, we haven't seen rain in ages and the humidity is so bad.  Nice excuse to stamp away in the air conditioning.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hipster Kitties!

Hello!  Robin Redd, here...

Here's a card I made using one of the new stamps from the August Stamp Release at Technique Junkies.

These glasses on the cats just screamed for black enamel!

And, of course, I used my favorite sentiment stamp set, Things I Want To Do.

S546 Things I Want To Do

Until next time...

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Keep Believing Tag

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I wanted to share a quick tag with you that I created featuring one of this months new stamps.

Products Used: Technique Junkies Keep Believing Stamp, Art Anthology Minx Ink, Art Anthology Sorbet, Art Anthology Colorations, Art Anthology Stencil, Prima Flowers, Ranger Tag and Ink, Archival Ink,Misc- Embossing powder, Twine, Ribbon and Buttons.

I just love the verse on this stamp....

SD709 Keep Believing

Keep Believing SKU# SD709

Just a few details....

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

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Under the Sea

Happy Thursday Junkies! Pam here today to share with you a project from the sea!
I was working on a background technique I learned in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 103- Distress Spritzed Watercolor and once I finished I thought that the Seahorse stamp would be a perfect complement to the background. 

After stamping the Seahorse in archival black ink- I watercolored with Distress Markers.

I love how the Seahorse just blends perfectly into the background. I was planning on adding a sentiment as well- but I really love the simplicity of this card front as is.
Thanks for joining me today and be sure to come back often!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Row, Row, and Row

I wrote about how meaningful this stamp is to me on my blog post on Saturday.  If you didn't read that blog post I would like to invite you to read that post.

I stamped this Technique Junkie stamp Row -   with black archival ink on white card stock. And then i trimmed the card stock to be sure that the horizon line extended the full width of the horizon on the top layer.  Then I used round sponge applicators to add the colors for the water and for the night sky.  I used a white pen to add the moon's reflection in the water - at least I hope that is what it looks like~   I layered it on black card stock.

Then I cut 2 pieces of background papers from my stash -- water and trees -- to create an illusion of the continued background and horizon line.   I adhered the focal image layers on the background papers so the horizon continued on the sides of the focal image.

I layered all of the above on black card stock and then on the blue base card.

Today is the LAST DAY to get the 15% off of the Technique Junkie August Release stamps!  Have you ordered yours yet?

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The First Sin

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful August summer day! I created the background using "Acrylic Gesso Technique from Artistic Effects CD".  My focal image is one of the new August release stamps called, "Fancy Fruits SS057" that is currently 15% off until August 8th!

For my sentiment I pulled out "That's What She Said SS012" specifically using the "I feel a sin coming on" as a quip to Eve and the apple".  The gold spatters finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by the Design Team Blog today.  I hope you've had a chance to enjoy the Design Team Blog Hop showcasing the August Release.  

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Faux Embroidered Quilt Tutorial

Hello, Beth Norman here with the Faux Embroidered Quilt technique which can be found in the August 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  For this version I knew I had to use this Strange Cats stamp on a quilt.  Where else would you find them but snuggled up on a nice comfy quilt?

When I set out to make a card, I pay close attention to the stamp I want to use and go through my binder that holds all of the issues of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  Poor Al has to contend with me having that big honking binder on the coffee table for days at a time, until I find just the right technique.  I probably over analyze, but I want things to be perfect.

Strange Cats comes from the July release. Now onto my tutorial...

Supplies:  1" punch or paper trimmer; scissors (not in photo); Adhesive such as ATG tape runner, Xyron or glue stick; designer paper or colored card stock; white card stock; embossing folder (not in photo) and embossing machine (not in photo)
Cut or punch out an assortment of 1" squares.  This is where the "what was I thinking" designer paper comes in handy.  It makes for a good quilt.  LOL.
If you are using ATG tape runner, or hand held tape runner, you "draw" a series of lines that fills the entire surface.  You can see the lines in this photo.
Starting on the bottom left, lay your first triangle in place, followed by three more pieces across to the other end of your card stock.  Fill in your triangles as seen in this photo.
Next, with a pair of scissors, turn over your "quilt" to the backside and trim along the edges of the white card stock.  I do not recommend using a paper trimmer for this step as it may tear the smaller pieces of designer paper.
Using an embossing folder, run your "quilt" through your embossing machine.
Your quilt is now ready to decorate.

I hope I inspired you to try this fun technique out.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August New Releases with a 15% discount!

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

Friday Chat with Pat
How to get the Discount...

Pre-order before a show

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

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.  

The Mini MISTIs are in stock...
The Original MISTIs are back in stock again!
Have you ordered yours yet?

 Come see us in
Cincinnati OH
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Friday, August 5
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Saturday, August 6
9am to 4:30pm
Somerset NJ

Friday, August 12
9 am to 6 pm
Friday, August 13
10 am to 5 pm

Come shop, play and make some art - we would love to meet you!
Dear Patricia, 
It's release day! We have new stamps, a blog hop, and a 15% discount off of the August release stamps!There are 15 new stamps that you will love. Join the TJ Design Team in celebrating the new stamps with great artwork and inspiration, then go to the TJ site to see what is new:

Artful Inspiration

First, let me show you some of the artwork I have made with the new stamps:

The first piece features the Horse stamp, the SnakeskinBackground, and the Move Your Soul sentiment:

The second card today features Keep Believing:

And finally, I have this one using the Annie Oakley stamp:
Ready for more inspiration?

The TJ Blog Hop

Follow along with the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog Hop to see the imaginings from the team. I personally have several more pieces to show you on my blog, too! The line-up is below. Go to Kathy's blog first:

Once you get through the hop, go back to the Technique Junkies Website to get your 15% discount on the August Release Stamps!
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 
Technique Junkies LLC, PO Box 16547, Stamford, CT 06905