Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome to the HOP! No foolin'!

Today is April 1st, and that means that it is Technique Junkies release day! We have 14 new stamps for you this month, and to celebrate, the TJ Design team has an inspirational blog to ignite your creative muse!

And, as always, the April Release stamps are 15% off through April 8th, too. Ready to be inspired?

 We start with teo new stamps celebrating the crazy April weather: I Love Rainbows, and the Big Drops background.  In the example above, I sprayed Art Anthology Colorations over a plain white piece of cardstock, then stamped the Big Drops background over the dried piece. Notice how deep the color is on the inked portion of the Big Drops background? That's because I used my MISTI to stamp it repeatedly, covering any uninked portion with perfect placement.  I love that tool! 

I Love Rainbows was colored with CopicMarkers to Match the background.

This second piece uses the brand new Dragonfly Collage Background, with the Change You Sentiment (from the Palettini Collection) layered over the top. The Butterflies and Dragonflies were colored with Copics, then overpainted with Dazzle Clear Coat Once the Dazzle dried, the background was sprayed with Art Anthology Colorations sprays.

The last two cards I have to show you today Use the Baseballs Background with the Swing for the Fences Stamp set over the top. I adore these pieces together -- they have a great "dusty" feel that really evokes the feel of the game.

I have more to show you -- but go through the op, because I am the last stop for the hop, too!  Here is the full line-up:
Design Team Blog
Judy Jackson
Karen McAlpine
Marilyn Hughes
Kathy Stacy
Tonya Davidson Erickson: Redd:
Pat Huntoon

I hope today inspires you -- make sure to take advantage of the 15% off the new stamps, too!
No Foolin'!
Pat Huntoon