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Technique Junkies May Blog Hop!!

It’s the first of the month and you know what that means, right? It’s time for a Technique Junkies  Blog Hop featuring the new May release!  The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team  will provide an amazing selection of inspiration for your enjoyment so make sure you stop by and check them out.

Pat is again offering 15% off all May Release Stamps for one week! In addition to new stamps, Technique Junkies has great art supplies like Gelli Plates, stencils, dimensional paints, sprays, and so much more.

This month, I am offering a Technique Junkies Stamp to a random commenter on this post.  Please make sure you tell me which is your favorite card this month. 

For the background of my first card I used the “Metallic Bands” technique from the Technique Junkies October 2006 newsletter with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and Silver Hero Arts ink. The focal image is “London ATC #SD721” which I stamped in archival ink and used the “Dipped Stain” Technique from “Artistic Effects CD”.  The Mustache and sentiment are also new for May called, “London Calling Set of 9 SS056”.

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When I received this next stamp set for this May release I was thrilled.  This set is a smaller version of several of the Palettini ladies as well as some great new sentiments called, “Beautiful Faces PS016”.  My favorite has always been this African girl – I just love her head piece. I knew I wanted some bright colors so I brought out bright washi tape using the “Washi Paper Piecing Technique” from the August 2006 Newsletter.

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My next card features the sentiment “Behave Yourself SDX072”. The background is a super fun technique called “Textured Pearls” from the December 2007 Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I then ran it through using a We R Memory Keepers folder and cut it out using a Simon Says Stamp stitched frame die.

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My final project uses the gorgeous sentiment “Life Full of Love SD682”.  The background Blueprint Sketch and Hickory Smoke Distress ink using the Dip Stain technique from Artistic Effects CD.  I sprayed the flowers with Art Anthology Colorations in “Raiders”.

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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 Karen McAlpine’s Blog, you in the right place!  You Go Karen!

The next stop is the wildly creative and most entertainingly funny, Jane Bosi.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Karen McAlpine 

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Jane Bosi

Beth Norman

Judy Jackson

Tonya Davidson

Pat Huntoon 

Robin Redd

Marilyn Hughes

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

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang November Color Challenge w/Technique Junkies

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:

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I’m also entering the card in the Mixed Medial Challenge #18 – Add Texture.

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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!

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang March 2015 Color Challenge

Today I worked on the May 2015, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Challenge.

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I used Flat Fabio Magical Mica in, “Frency’s Pink Pouf”, Flat Fabio Spay in Ocean Breeze Blue, Starburst Sprays in, Silent Night Silver, and Clam Bake Beige, and Magical Mica in Hydrangea Blue.    I also used Angel Wings Mauve and Dessert Moon Turquoise Embossing Powder.

I started by spritzing and stenciling my card base with the above colors.  I used an embossing folder on the entire base and then framed it with Inca Gold in Blue.  I added some ephemera, which I put embossing powder on and colored my flowers using above sprays. The rainbow is from gold ferro and is a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.   I spritzed more color on and finished the card off with pearls on a wooden veneer piece colored with Ocean Breeze Blue.

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang December Color Challenge: Card 2

I spent this lovely Sunday morning playing with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang products.  I used the December color challenge as a starting point to create two different cards that I will post separately for entry purposes.  The Sprays I used were Opal Sea Oats, Tibetan Poppy Teal, and Azure Sea Asters.  The magical Mica’s used were Rizzo’s Rowdy Red and T-Bird Turquoise.   I also used Lindy’s Midnight Teal embossing powder over the heart charm, also from Lindy’s.  The background also has Molding Cream by Viva Decor in pearl used with stencils, some I Am Roses flowers colored with the above colors and some Tim Holtz embellishments and ribbon.  The red hearts are cut from a Simon Says Stamp heart die using grunge paper and colored with Gesso and Rizzo’s Rowdy Red Magical.

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang December Color Challenge

I spent this lovely Sunday morning playing with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang products.  I used the December color challenge as a starting point to create two different cards that I will post separately for entry purposes.  The Sprays I used were Opal Sea Oats, Tibetan Poppy Teal, and Azure Sea Asters.  The magical Mica’s used were Rizzo’s Rowdy Red and T-Bird Turquoise.   I also used Lindy’s Midnight Teal embossing powder over the heart charm, also from Lindy’s.  The background also has Molding Cream by Viva Decor in pearl used with stencils, some I Am Roses flowers colored with the above colors and some Tim Holtz embellishments and ribbon.  The red hearts are cut from a Simon Says Stamp heart die using grunge paper and colored with Gesso and Rizzo’s Rowdy Red Magical.

Here’s the inspiration picture:

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Here’s my Entry:

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Virginia’s View Challenge: Vintage

 

12 Tags of 2014; September; Tim Holtz

The September tag uses a alcohol inks with a resist technique.  If you look at Tim’s example below, you will see a great resist pattern, but I tried multiple times but couldn’t really get that achieved.  I also didn’t have the stamp, dies or any bright alcohol inks.  What, me, not have supplies, I know, crazy, huh?  So I improvised and used a lovely stamp from Sweet Pea with flowers from I am Roses. I stamped the image with Archival inks so when I went to use copics on the image, it smeared.  I totally forgot those two don’t mix.  I then tried the distress markers which worked, though didn’t really blend well over the alcohol ink background.  As an improvise, I covered it with Wink of Stella, which also didn’t work and puddled over the top.  Plan C, or was it Q, who knows – this tag was a lesson in NEVER GIVE UP.  I ended up putting stickles over the flowers, which looks okay.   I finished the tag with some rub-ons and a “journey” stamp from my stash.

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