Technique Junkies – Amazing Rainbow

Happy Wednesday Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today sharing a rainbow of inspiration using the August release stamp, “Amazing Grace #SD776”.

The background is created using Distress Dragging from the February 2007 Subscriber pages. Then using my MISTI, I stamped “Amazing Grace” using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder.

 

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog.

Happy Inking!!

Technique Junkies: Kraft Resist

The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow.  Please join us over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work. Don’t forget about the monthly challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Stamps: “Hibiscus Panel” and “Trust Your Journey”

Technique: Kraft Resist from Bodacious Background CD

Supplies: Distress Inks, Gold Crackle Paint, Clear Embossing Powder

Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.

Happy Arting

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge – Bug Me!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, we are bugging out with a “Bug Me” theme.  Choose any insect or bug on your card to enter.  Our challenge runs through Sunday, August 20th and the design team will be picking their favorites. As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features an old Close to My Heart stamp set called “Beetle Bug”.  I stamped him using tombow (443 & 173) markers on watercolor paper.  Once the image was stamped, I went back with an aqua brush and dropped it additional color.  I then highlighted the bug with a Fabercastell pen and added back ground with Daniel Smith watercolors in Hematite. Last, I stamped a club scrap foliage stamp and cut out the design using a My Favorite Things stitched flag die. My paper pad is “We Are Family” by Echo Park and the sentiment Lawn Fawn “On the Mend”.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your “Bug Me” cards.

Technique Junkies – Wings N’ Roses

Hey there Junkies!  The Crafty Nurse here today.

Have you seen those great cards and projects featured on the design team hop yesterday? Wow, what a talented bunch!

Today, I’m here to add another taster from the August release called “Never Stop Flying”.  I anticipate this will be a crowd favorite.

My background started using a Tim Holtz rose stencil and embossing paste.  Once that dried, I sprayed Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst in Azure Sea Aster, Open Arms Amythest, and French Lilac Violet. I then applied a layer of foil tape around the edges to frame out the background.

For my focal image, I began with glossy cardstock using the Alcohol Stencil Technique from the Sensational Stencil CD.  I stamped “Never Stop Flying” with Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed with clear. I then added additional color to her wings using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers in Lilac and Cobalt Blue, fussy cut her out and used dimensional tape. Those wispy silver pieces coming from behind her are actually the pieces I cut off the edges of foil tape and I liked they way they curled so added them to her wings.  Let your creativity Fly!!!!

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and shopping using the TJ10Kathy discount code over at the Technique Junkies store!  As part of the August Blog Hop, Pat is offering a 15% discount on all the new August Release stamps.

Technique Junkies August Blog Hop!

Hello Junkies!  It’s time for the Technique Junkies  blog hop showcasing the new August release stamps.

Pat is offering 15% off all August Release Stamps for one week!  You also have access to my discount code TJKathy10 that provides 10% off your other purchases!

Don’t forgot to stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new August Release stamps  you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.

Now how about some inspiration!

Stamps: Amazing Grace #SD776  and Planks #S757

Stamps: Vine Beauty #SD789, Coral #SD693, and Positive Mind #SD809

Stamps: Never Stop Flying #SD717 and Coral #SD693

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from  Cheri’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous cards Cheri!

The next stop is at Jeanne Streiff’s Blog.

We sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies August Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off August Stamps for the next week only!  We’d love to see you over at the Facebook group too.

Technique Junkies – Every Day is a Beach Day

I’m here today with a Technique Junkies July release stamp sentiment stamp called “Zen Waves”.

My card started with a traditional watercolor texturized with salt background.  Simply add any watercolor in a nice wet fashion on watercolor paper and apply large rock salt over the top.  Let that dry completely, and brush of salt.  What remains is a great texture.  It reminded me of sand.

For the focal image, I stamped Zen Waves using Delicata Gold Glitz ink.  I then cut out using a Lawn Fawn stitched die. I stamped “Beach Day” using the same gold ink and applied a few gold enamel dots.

We are all over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Page so if you haven’t stopped by, we’d love to see you!  We are getting ready for another fabulous release tomorrow and can’t wait to show off all the new stamps.  Until then, you can find the July stamps at the Technique Junkies store.  Happy Monday!

Technique Junkies – Silhouette Swing

The Crafty Nurse here to boost your creative flow.  As we close out the month of July and get ready for our biggest release yet, here’s a little inspiration to tide you over.

Stamps:

Technique: Gelato Wipe from the Sensational Stencil CD

Supplies: A Colorful Life “Stone Work Stencil”, Art Anthology “Splashed” Gelatos in Lemon, Butter Cream, Melon, Tangerine, and Mango. CTMH Sunny Yellow embossing powder, Simon Says Stamp card front die.

Have you joined our monthly challenge?  If not, we’d love to see your cards and your entry may just win a prize at the same time. You can find the challenge over on the sidebar of the Technique Junkies Blog. 

We’d also love to see your cards and projects over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group.

Happy day!

The Crafty Nurse

Entered in: Simon Says Stamp

Technique Junkies – Joy and Laughter

Hey Junkies!

Back with some inky inspiration today.

My card today uses a gorgeous stamp from the July release stamps  called, “Joy and Laughter SD777”.  Use discount code TJ10Kathy for 10% off any stamps in the store.

Technique: Alcohol Stencil Technique from Sensational Stencils

Supplies: Art Anthology “Bubbles” Stencil 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please join us over at our Facebook Group.

Keep inking!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Inky Mermaid

The Crafty Nurse here!

Have you seen the new stencils in the Technique Junkies store by A Colorful Life? So fun.  I played around with the Circle Mosaic Stencil using the Alcohol Stencil and Grunged Stencil Tutorials on the Sensation Stencil CD.

Stamps: Be A Mermaid “SD803”

 

Join us over at the FaceBook Group to share your creative play.  If you need more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page.

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Challenge – Baby Blue or Pretty Pink?

For this Cards in Envy Challenge we are providing entrants a choice of making a card that is either baby blue or pretty pink.  By no means do you have to make a baby card, just choose either blue or pink on your card. Our challenges runs through Sunday, July 30th.  As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features a Skipping Stone Designs stamp called “Bra’s #1”. I watercolored the bra using Picked Raspberry and Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The white background is a dotted embossing folder and the pink is stamped with a MFT script stamp in white ink and clear heat embossed.  I finished off with a big ribbon to add more pink flare.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your choice of either Baby Blue or Pretty Pink cards!

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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