The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful spring day! I hope you all get a chance to play in your craft room while you enjoy the coming of great weather.
For my card today I used the March Release stamp, Welcome Sweet Baby, Set of 4. which I colored using Copic Markers in “E” shades. The background uses the Gessstencil Crayon Technique from the Technique Junkies December 2014 Subscriber Pages. I used Neocolor II crayons over heavy gesso through the Art Anthology Stencil called, “Bubbles”.
Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Blog today and we all wish you lots of creative play today and always.
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It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time for a Technique Junkies Blog Hop showcasing the new March release! The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team will provide an amazing selection of inspiration for your enjoyment.
Pat is again offering 15% off all March Release Stamps for one week! If you haven’t been over to the Technique Junkies store recently, there are a lot of great new stencils as well as other great art supplies for your creative journey.
My first card today showcases my favorite stamp of the bunch simply called, “Queen SD787”. Using my Misti, I stamped her several times with Versafine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed her. I then brought out some watercolors, specifically, the new Daniel Smith color called ” Purpurite Genuite – STUNNING. I also used some Hematite for shading. The background started with the new Jane Davenport papers that you can purchase from Michael’s put together using the “Tie it Together” technique from TJ December 2014 subscriber pages.
My next card features the new stamp, “We Pour #SD755” using a version of “Distressed Stained Dip Technique in the Artistic Effects CD.” Instead of Distress Stains, I used traditional Distress Inks from the standard size pads and applied them to my craft mat. This was actually the second generation, hence the lighter application. The colors are Faded Jeans and Gathered Twigs.
My next card uses the “Sweet Baby Set of 4 #SS072” stamped with the background called, Gessstencil Crayons, also from the December 2014 TJ Subscriber pages. My watercolor crayons are Neocolor II’s in a Yellow Green and Turquoise and stencil is a Tim Holtz design. For the focal image, I did a some stitching around the sweet baby shoes because something about stitching and baby goes together for me. I chose one of the three sentiments in this new set and added rub-on stitching to the edge of the card as well. Perhaps this will bring my boys some inspiration to make me a grandmother!!
My final card showcases “Big Bunny #S685” using “Antique Glimmers” technique from December 2009 Subscriber Pages. It’s hard to pick up but he’s so shimmery. My sentiment “Kindness Matters #SDx026” is perfect for this sweet bunny and so important to remember as we go through our day.
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 my friend!
The next stop is the wildly creative Ro Donner.
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off March Stamps for the next week only!
Hello Crafty Friends! I love the monthly Lindy’s Color Challenges and today I finished my card for the November entry. For this month I’ve combined the Lindy’s Challenge with some Art Anthology Products I’ve purchased at Technique Junkies. Right now, all Christmas stamps are on sale as are all November releases stamps through November the 8th. Just a few more days so don’t miss out!
Here are the gorgeous colors this month:
For the Lindy’s challenge, I used a combination of Sprays and Magical Mica’s. I began by creating the background on a piece of old cardboard which I painted with heavy body gesso. I then applied sprays in Golden Sleigh Bells and Bucket of Blood Red and mixed up magicals to create sprays in Canna Lily Orange and Poincianna Red Flame.
Once my background was dried, I mixed up some Golden Sleigh Bells with Translucent Texture Paste and stenciled through the “Retro Tiles” stencil by Art Anthology. I used up the remaining paste to create texture around the edges.
Now it’s on the creating the flowers. I sprayed the flowers with Canna Lily Orange, Poincianna Red Flame, and Golden Sleigh Bells. I finished the middles with “Black Leather Jacket” Dimensional Sorbet. I also mixed some glass bead gel by Liquitex with Poincianna Red Flame to create that vibrant red texture on the My Favorite Things Feather and edged it with more of the Black Leather Jacket Art Anthology paint. I created the buttons by spraying Canna Lily Orange and applying Golden Sleigh Bells Magicals. Then in the middle of the buttons, I applied hero arts gems and sealed it with Art Anthology “Splashed” which is a fabulous clear coat finish with shine.
To get some of the green in my project, I mixed Greased Lightening Green Magical with water and applied it to a Basic Grey wood stick and Maya Road tickets.
I’d say we’ve achieved some texture!