Blog Archives

Technique Junkies September Blog Hop! BIG PRIZES!!!!

Hello, Junkies!  It’s time for the Technique Junkies blog hop showcasing 21 new September release stamps!  This is an extra special release because Pat is offering two, yes two different $100 gift certificates when you leave your comments on the hop!  Visit the entire team for even more chances to win.  We’ve also got a design team guest this month, Lydia Fiedler, so check out her post too. Winners will be announced on September 5th over on the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

In addition, Pat is once again offering 15% off all September Release Stamps for one week! You can also use discount code TJKathy10 for 10% off your other purchases!

Now, how about some inspiration!

Stamps: Pine Branch #S774  and Autumn Set of 6 #SS078

Stamps: Greatest Oak #SD836 and Autumn Set of 6#SS078,

Stamps: Pinecone #SD821 and Autumn Set of 6 #SS078

Stamps: Star Collage #S772, and Simple Sentiments Style 3A

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.  The more blogs you visit and comment, the more entries for the $100 gift certificate drawing.

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 September Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off September Stamps for the next week only and comment on all the team’s blogs for more chances to win a $100.00 gift certificate. We’d love to see you over at the Facebook group too.

Advertisements

Technique Junkies – Hat’s Off to Dad

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration to prepare you for your favorite dad.

My card today I used a few of the new May release stamps.  Use discount code TJ10Kathy for 10% off any stamps in the store.

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

Keep inking!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Strike a Pose

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful almost spring day!  This is such a beautiful time of year filled with new hope and promise of beautiful things to come.

Along that thought, I wanted to share my favorite stamp of the new March 2017 release called, “Queen SD787”.  Such a striking figure, right?  To create her I used my MISTI.  Stampers, if you don’t have one of these tools, run, don’t walk.  I resisted for a long time but once I got one I wish I’d done so a lot earlier.  They really making getting good impressions so easy to achieve and the techniques that you can do with these are just amazing.

For the focal image, I began by selecting the areas I wanted brown and I used Distress Markers in Gathered Twigs to color just those areas.  I had to do this multiple times, but that’s okay because the MISTI allows for perfect alignment.  Once I did that, I repeated the areas I wanted black, coloring those with Black Soot and then the lips in Fired Brick.  Now, here comes the really cool part. Apply clear embossing powder to your entire image and heat set.  Now your entire image is resistant allowing for any application of technique over it.

The final step for my focal image is application of Faced Jeans Distress Ink through the Art Anthology Cracked Stencil cool, right? For the background I used a version of Distressed Stain Dip from the Artistic Effects CD also using Faded Jeans and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Finally, I added another TJ stamp to the edge of my background called, “Bubble Icicle #S573”, which I also stamped using my MISTI with Archival Ink.

Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Blog today and we all wish you lots of creative play today and always.

Bye, Bye for now!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Pug’s the Word

Hello Junkies

I’m here today with an ATC that is sure to put a smile on the face of your swap partner using the February Technique Junkies stamp called, “Pugs & Kiss #SD718”. This stamp is a perfect size for use on your ATC’s and very easy to fussy cut.

After making a standard ATC background which is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, I cut a slightly smaller piece of sticky back canvas and watercolored that with some beautiful Quinacridone Gold. I stamped the sentiment directly on the sticky back canvas and wish I would have used Misty Tool because I wouldn’t have had to put down so much pressure somewhat distorting the stamp. I “fixed” my error by coming back in with a Faber Castell Pitt marker.  I love that trick!

My pug was colored using Distress Markers adding depth by using the folds of his skin for where I put in the shadow.  I colored his eyes with several colors to give them life.  Isn’t he adorable?

feb2

Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I can’t wait to share the new March Technique Junkies stamps with you on 1st.

See you then!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies ATC with Attitude

Hey There Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with a little ATC attitude for you this month using one of the February new release stamps called, “Downtown Boy Kitty #SD705”.  Wow!  Does this stamp really epitomize the glorious detail you can get in a high quality red rubber stamp.  You can see every line of fur and every cross hatch in his tweet jacket.  This is a real stunner!

For my ATC, I began by dry embossing a standard 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size piece of card stock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I applied a few layers of Daniel Smith watercolors in Quinacridone Gold, Aureolin, and Burnt Umber.  Boy Kitty was stamped using Black Soot Archival Ink, then colored with Distress Markers.

My sentiment is a Tim Holtz sticker, but Pat has also created a fabulous sentiment that goes perfectly with this stamp called “Sarcasm.” 

Hope you all find time to this week to get your hands inky with a few of these new stamps from the February 2017 release.

Until next time,

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – 30 Days of Christmas, Day 23

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here celebrating Day 23 of the 30 Days Of Christmas.   Pat is generously offering 25% off all holiday stamps over at the Technique Junkies store.

I’ve featured a favorite TJ stamp, “Father Christmas” which I colored with Distress Markers.  The background has another great holiday stamp, called Snowflakes, which I heat embossed in white and used the Stained Resist Tutorial from the Artistic Effects CD.  I finished off with some Distress Mica Spray for some glitz.

12-7-16

We would love for you to follow the Design Team Blog for more Christmas ideas using the Technique Junkies stamps. There are only a few days left so we hope you’ve enjoyed the cards and found inspiration for your holiday card making.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy – Another Year Older Challenge

Hello Friends!  It’s Monday morning and time for a new Cards in Envy challenge. Today we are having a PARTY!!!  A “birthday party” to be more specific. You have until Sunday, May 1st to submit your entry and as our name states, your card must fit nicely in a standard sized A2 envelope.  That means no big lumps, bumps, or large embellishments.

I have been wanting to break out my Crazy Bird set for some time and thought this is a perfect challenge to do some low level layering so that my card still fits well into a standard envelope.  I began by creating a watercolor background using Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I then ran that through a Cuttlebug folder and cut it out with a Simon Says Stamp stitched die.  My balloon and tie are colored with more of the Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin adding in a little Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.  The hat is Black Soot and Hickory Smoke.  Finally, I used the Tim Holtz sentiment stamped with archival and watercolored again with distress inks as above.

Crazy Bird

We sure hope you’ll join the party over at Cards in Envy!  We can’t wait to see your cards. Have fun!

Rainbow Resist – Technique Junkies

Hey there Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with a little inspiration using the new March release stamps at Technique Junkies.

Today I used “Tulips #S662”“Veiled Woman #SSD658” and “Classy & Fabulous #SDX070” to create my card.  I started by making two panels with different techniques then combining both.  The techniques I used can be found on the “Bodacious Backgrounds CD.” The rainbow panels use the “Irresistible Rainbow Technique and the middle panel uses the “Brayer Resist” technique with Kaleidacolor Ink in Desert Heat.

To color “Veiled Women SSD658” I stamped her with Archival Ink on watercolor paper, then colored with the same Distress Inks used in my background which were Blue Print Sketch, Lucky Clover, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, and Candied Apple.  You likely noticed while the colors are vibrant, they are lighter than their normal colors because I used a glossy card stock to achieve a smoother application of ink.

March Tulip & Veil

I hope you are enjoying the cards the Design Team has made for the March Blog Hop. Don’t forget to take advantage of Pat’s 15% off sale on all March stamps for the next week.

Bye for now!

The Crafty Nurse

Ellen Hutson’s Pin-Sight Challenge December

Today I got off work a little early and wanted to play so I created my December Pin-Sight Challenge for Ellen Hutson’s Classroom.  Here is the inspiration:

pin

I used the inspiration from Julie’s past Make it Monday using the Brushstroke Christmas. I also used Mistletoe & Holly stamp and dies stamping them with gold embossing powder and watercoloring with Distress Markers.  The background is We R Memory Keepers Basketweave folder cut from My Favorite Things Brushed Gold Metallic paper.

Pinsight-Dec

Entered in:

Ellen’s Pin-Sight Challenge: December

Crafty Girls Corner: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: Make it Sparkle

Fusion: Season Greetings

Marker Pop: ATG

Sketch Saturday Challenge #378

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!  That means a $25.00 gift certificate to our random winner!  You have until Friday, September 18th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

378

For my card I chose an Art Impressions Watercolor set called, “WC Series 6 Set 1 – 3497.”  These sets really allow for easy scene building and more can be found at the Simon Says Stamp Store.

To color the images I used Distressed Markers on good quality Strathmore #140 watercolor paper.  You can find some videos on the stamping/watercoloring techniques on YouTube.   My project was cut out using the My Favorite Things stitched square die and the pattern paper is Echo Parks “Getaway.”  I finished by stamping Simon Says Stamp “Circle Sayings” for the sentiment.

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

Sketch 378- wm

 

Art Anthology

Where art begins...

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

Weekly Challenge Blog

The Season

-The Ton -

My Impressions

Just gettin' my craft on!

Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Just gettin' my craft on!

Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog

Groovy craft projects, crafty recipes and other artsy stuff.

Lindy's Stamp Gang

Join the Lindy's color revolution!

the CLASSroom

Just gettin' my craft on!

Tiddly Inks

Just gettin' my craft on!

The Daily Marker

Just gettin' my craft on!

Just Add Ink

Just gettin' my craft on!

Deconstructing Jen

Crafting with Jen Shults

Cards in Envy

Just gettin' my craft on!

Tim Holtz

Cutting edge paper crafting products, tools, tips and ideas.

kwernerdesign blog

Just gettin' my craft on!

Jennifer McGuire Ink

Just gettin' my craft on!

A Blog Named Hero

Just gettin' my craft on!

%d bloggers like this: