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”
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!
Supplies: Art Anthology Sorbet in Honolulu Blue, Baby Blue Eyes, Pixie, and Mint Julep, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in Morning Glory Azure, Stampendous Embossing Enamel in Aqua, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder & Ribbon.
Technique: Stamp Zen Waves with Archival Ink then apply Art Anthology Sorbet in dark to light. Dry emboss using bubble folder for texture. Heat emboss sentiment using Lindy’s powder. Add versamark to edge and emboss using enamel.
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The Crafty Nurse here to share some inspiration for using a few of the new July Release stamps by Technique Junkies. The technique is from Julie Ebersole using Dylusions Inks Sprays as watercolor. You have until July 9th to purchase the new releases at 15% discount. In addition, don’t forget to use discount Code: TJ10Kathy for other purchases.
Technique: From Julie Ebersole
Thank you for joining me today. Please share your creations with us at the Technique Junkies Facebook group. We’ve also got the Technique Junkies July “Drip” challenge for you to enter until July 9th. If you enjoyed the inspiration, you can purchase your own stamps using the discount code: TJ10Kathy. Enjoy!
I don’t know about you, but as a true technique junkie, I have oodles of supplies. When I lived up in the New Jersey area I had the good fortune to go to the annual Ranger warehouse sale in Tinton, New Jersey. If you live anywhere near that area I recommend checking it out. They usually announce the sale dates for the fall event on the Ranger Blog and Facebook.
Today, I’m using inks from one of my adventures called, Posh Rainbow Metallic Inks by Ranger. I applied them on my nonstick mat and dipped in. I love using this technique with Distress Inks too and Pat has the Distress Oxides in the store. The technique of dipping can be found on the Artistic Effects CD.
After creating a fabulous background I stamped “Positive Mind SD7809” with Archival Ink on a separate piece of card stock and applied Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves for color.
To further isolate the sentiment, I created a frame using Recollections chipboard painted with more of the metallic inks. I popped up the frame with foam tape and added a shaker window.
I’d love for you to share the cards over at the Facebook group using some of your supplies combined with Technique Junkies stamps. You still have time to enter the “Drips” challenge for a chance to win prizes. Need more inspiration? Check out the Pinterest board for Technique Junkies.
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Entered in: Mixed Media Monthly – Altered Embellishment
Bye For Now,
Happy Monday! That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating the good old “Red, White & Blue”! Your card does not have to be patriotic, just needs to use those colors.
Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope. The challenge will run through Sunday, July 16th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.
My card design was based off one from a favorite artist, Sandy Allnock. She is inspirational and has some great card making tutorials, especially if you like coloring.
I look forward to seeing your Red, White & Blue cards this week! I wish all a safe and relaxing 4th of July filled with friends, family and fireworks!
Happy July 1st fellow Junkies! With summer here, the Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating with a blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for July. Pat is offering 15% off all July Release Stamps for one week! In addition, you can use my discount code TJ10Kathy for your other shopping needs. WooHoo!
Let’s get on to some inspiration!
Supplies: Alcohol Ink, A Colorful Life “City Windows Stencil”
Technique: Alcohol Stencil Tutorial from “Sensational Stencils CD”
Technique: Grunge Stencil “Sensational Stencil CD”
Supplies: Distress Ink, Gesso, A Colorful Life “City Windows Stencil”
Supplies: Art Anthology “Cracked” Stencil, Stickles, Kaleidacolor Ink “Desert Heat”.
Technique: Layered Rainbow Stencil Tutorial on Sensational Stencil CD.
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, your in the right place! Cheri, you rock!
The next stop on this artsy tour is Jeanne Streiff!
The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow. 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.
Now let’s get on to the inspiration. I’ve combined both new older Technique Junkies Stamps for a masculine themed card. I used die cuts to create interest and added depth with distress inks.
Happy Monday! That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating White on White cards! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope.
The challenge will run through Sunday, July 2nd. Our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.
For my card I started with a Spellbinders Die and created a shaker card with white sequence. My sentiment is from WPlus9 called, “Doodle Buds”, stamped in Hero Arts Silver.
White on White cards are so fun to create, but hard to photograph. I ended up using a filter to get that tonal white on white feel. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for the Cards in Envy Challenge!
Hey Fellow Junkies!
The Crafty Nurse here today with another card from our June 2017 release using “Let Your Life Shine” stamp. To create the sun rays, I used the Tim Holtz “Ray’s” Stencil with Squeezed Sunshine, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress inks. I added a layer of Art Anthology “splash” which is a sparkle medium over the entire piece. I then added some birds with Art Anthology Stencil “Take Flight”. I finished off the card with a frame of Art Anthology “Lava” for a black frame.
Thanks for stopping by the today and as always we wish you lots of creative play today and always.
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Bye, Bye for now!!