Daily Archives: August 1, 2015

Sketch Saturday Challenge #372

It’s a busy day at The Crafty Nurses’ Blog!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by A Day For Daisies who is offering a very generous $12.00 gift certificate to her store for our random winner. Thanks Tammy!  You have until Friday, August 7th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:


For my card I chose a great image from A Day For Daisies called, Crayon Box.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers  and used the papers from the June Simon Says Stamp card Kit.

I cut out the circle dies with My Favorite Things and popped up the outer circle to create a frame.  My sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Marker Pop: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Design Team Showcase; August

Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

Is it August 1st already?  Well you all know what that means – Time for the Technique Junkie Design Team’s  blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for August.

I really loved this new release as the stamps beg for the application of color and vibrancy.  In addition to a bunch of cool new stamps, there are stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.  As a special treat, Pat is offering 15% off all August Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

I’d love for you 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.

My first card uses the Grunged Stencil Tutorial on the Sensational Stencils CD for the background.   This is a super easy technique and fun with all types of stencils.  My stencil is from Dina Wakely and my ink is Distress.  I then “grunged” it using my own concoction of Perfect Pearls Spray made with water and powdered perfect pearls.

My focal image is a new Pallettini Stamp made exclusively for Technique Junkies called, Let’s Face it 5 #P030.  If you haven’t seen this series, there are some great faces in this collection so please check them out.

I stamped her on Copic X-Press It paper and colored her using E42, E33, and E25 Copic Markers.  I then stamped her headpiece using Versamark and clear embossing ink over Basic Grey’s “kneehigh” collection.  After fussy cutting her headpiece, I then applied it back on the image using Collage Pauge and once that dried, applied highlights using a Pitt Artist Pen in Brown.  This is a great way to add depth into your paper piecing. My final step was to add some Club Scrap fiber.

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My second card uses the “Stencil Collage and Stencil Turn Techniques also from the Sensation Stencil CD”.  After stamping the “Contemporary Floral #S638” with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossing with clear, I applied Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn, and Squeezed Lemonade through a Crafters Workshop stencil.  The background was then created using the same colors of distress paint as I did distress ink then applied black paint through a Heidi Swapp Herringbone Stencil. The sentiment is “Kindness Matters DX026.”

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My final card  uses the “Saturated Stencil Technique,” from the Sensational Stencils CD.  Don’t these CD’s have tons of great techniques?  I used Distress Stains in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade to create my background.  I then lifted up ink through the Tim Holtz Star Stencil using water and heat embossed “Circus Stars #S614” with white powder.  For the focal image I stamped and heat embossed “Lovers Silhouette #SD636” then colored it using the same colors from the background.  For my sentiment I created a banner from “Forever and a Day #SD599”

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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  Robin Redd’s  Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Robin!

The next stop is at Pat Huntoon’s Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com

Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com

Sally Lynn MacDonald  http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com

Beth Norman http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog

Jane Bosi http://janembosi.blogspot.com

Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Judy Jackson  http://judysstampart.blogspot.com

Marilyn Hughes http://DollsEtc.blogspot.com

Robin Redd  http://robinredd.typepad.com/reddrobinstudios/

Kathy Stacy https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com – That’s Me!

Pat Huntoon http://patstamps.blogspot.com

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies August Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off August Stamps for the next week only!

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KennyK’s 200th Challenge Celebration!!!!

Today is a special day at the KennyK Krafty Krew’s Blog because we are celebrating the 200th Challenge!!  WooHoo!!  I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to participate as a guest designer for today’s celebration and will stay on as a guest through October 2015.

The theme for the 200th challenge celebration is banners or buntings. We also have some extra prizes to celebrate this special day and they are pretty amazing so we sure hope you’ll participate.

Here are the fabulous prizes:

Logo_for_Spencer$25 gift certificate for paper/ink to Stampin’ up

Dies To Die For$25 to Dies to Die For for diesDawn Lewis$25 GC to Dawn Lewis‘ shop for markers.

KennyKDownloads$50 GC to KennyK’s clear stamp shop (6 stamps)

KennyKDownloads$25 GC to KennyK downloads digi shop (7 stamps)

Now how about some inspiration!!  I love using flag banners so the challenge was great for me.  Today I used Frieda Flapper, one of the KennyK Retro Collection.  I colored her with Copic Markers and cut her out using a My Favorite Things flag die.  While I still had the die on the image, I distressed with Antique Linen Distress Ink to create a frame.  The feathers are from WPlus9 die Fanciful Feathers, sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays, and distressed with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The paper collection is Creative Agenda by Echo Park and the sentiment is from Avery Elle’s “Lots of Love”.


I hope you will join in for the 200th KennyK Challenge for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.  Happy Coloring!

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Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Design Team Showcase August

Sandy Allnock

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My Impressions

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The Frugal Crafter Blog

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Lindy's Gang

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the CLASSroom

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Tiddly Inks

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The Daily Marker

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Just Add Ink

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Deconstructing Jen

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Cards in Envy

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K Werner Design Blog

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