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. In addition to some fabulous stamps, there are stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink. As is her custom, Pat is offering 15% off all July Release Stamps for one week! WooHoo!
I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs listed below for great ideas on how to use those new July Release stamps found in the Technique Junkies Store.
I wanted to start the hop off with a patriotic flare using a combination of new and existing Technique Junkies stamps. The background was built using “Patriot Fragments”, a fabulous set that can be used all together for a background like I have done, or individually as elements on your projects. The technique is the Big Bold Blending Tutorial from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD using Candy Apple Red and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. To build the focal image, I started with the Tim Holtz stars stencil using the Gelato Wipe technique (but with distress ink) from Sensational Stencils CD. I then stamped the new “Dream Big SD697” from the July release and went over that with a black gel pen to add pop.
My second card features the new “Mermaid Love #S698” which I stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored up with Copic Markers. To create the sun rays I used the basic “Grunged Stencil Technique from the Sensational Stencils CD” with the Tim Holtz Ray’s stencil and Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade, and Mustard Seed inks. The sentiment is another new July stamps called, “Better At The Lake Set of 5 – SS057”. I finished off the white water with Copic White Paint applied with a stipple brush, a great way to add texture and “splash” to water.
My next card uses the “Colorwash Alcohol Tutorial from the August/September 2012 Technique Junkies Newsletter. I love the depth and variety of color in this technique and the way it sets off the boats in the new “Rowboats #712” stamp. The sentiment is from a previous release called, “Winds of Change SD621” .
My last card uses some copper Washi Tape for the background. For more ideas using Washi tape, check out “Washi Tape & Ribbons CD. My focal stamps is “Rescue Love SD689” that I stamped with Tombow Markers in several colors, then painted Art Anthology Dimensional paint in Vegas Gold, Kenyan Copper, and Desire. The background is one of my favorite TJ Stamps “Faint Scratches #S518” stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink.
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 Karen’s Blog, your in the right place! Great project Karen, you rock!
The next stop is at Lanette’s Blog.
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies July Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off July Stamps for the next week only!
It’s Friday and today at A Day For Daisies we are showcasing “It’s A Child’s World.” Sweet, sweet images with children playing and having a glorious youth-filled adventure. Our “add wood” challenge will continue through Thursday, February 25th.
For my image today I used “Magical Wood Margaret Evans Price Style.” My Twinkling H2o’s needed a little love, so I colored with them on kraft card stock. I loved the embossing I put on my card a few weeks ago so I tried a different folder for this image and like this too. What do you think?