Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Technique Junkies New Illustrator Hop!

We are celebrating a new Illustrator at Technique Junkies Stamps!

Rita Barakat is published and licensed artist that creates whimsical, fun and inspirational art. 
Her preference is mixed media, not wanting to be tied down to one medium or style. From wall 
murals to itty bitty minis, Rita has worked on numerous art projects for hospitals, corporations, families and numerous manufacturers. She is an educator and designer. Rita, her husband and five kids reside in the Dallas area. When she is not doing art or hanging out with her kids, she is 
leading the worship team or working with her husband as the youth pastors at their church. 
You can learn more about Rita at http://RitaBarakat.com

We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line! 
You can see all of the new stamps HERE.
Make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.
Want an additional 10% off on Technique Junkies products? 
Use code code TJ10Jeanne

My first project uses Sweetie and Delight. I used my MISTI to stamp the image and then colored with markers. I used the Circle Makes Circles stencil from A Colorful Life for the background along with some white Nuvo drops.
My next project uses Floral Border and Beautiful Minds and my MISTI.

Hop list:
Technique Junkies Blog You are here!
Rita Barakat Go here next!

Have a great day!

New Technique Junkies Challenge - Floral ATCs!

Today is the start of a new challenge! 
You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link
list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until June 10th to enter. Winner will be announced June 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link
your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique/theme or sketch in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne


This month's challenge is Floral ATCs!

Never made an Artist Trading Card (ATC) before? It's easy!
Cut your cardstock (or whatever paper you plan to use) to 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" and get decorating! Think small!
ATC's are great to have around to add to a card base for a quick card.

Here is a template that shows how to cut 10 ATCs from one sheet of cardstock.

Want a discount? Use code TJ10Jeanne for 10% off at Technique Junkies!

Here is my project using Here We Go Round in Circles (set of 12), 60's Chic and Love You.

I created the background by placing one of the solid circles on my MISTI, misting with water (just a little) and then tapping a few grains of Color Burst (Alizarin Crimson and Lemon Yellow from the Brights Collection)onto the stamp. I misted with water again (again very lightly) and stamped onto watercolor paper.

Repeat until you have a pattern you like.

I made a random pattern.

I stamped the a few of the images from 60's Chic in the center of my circles to 
create  a flower look. 

I stamped Love You in black over the top of my flowers, trimmed and added a mat.

Have a great day! Jeanne
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