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!
For my card today I used the beautiful image called, “Magical Poppy Dancer.” I began by coloring this image with Copic Markers. I then used a Spellbinders die to cut out colored vellum for a lovely frame, then placed another frame of craft card stock over the entire image. My background is a My Favorite Things script stamp in Hero Arts Vanilla, my sentiment comes from Tim Holtz rub-ons, and I finished off with some hemp twine.
This card is made using the February Simon Says Stamp card kit & the Deconstructed Sketch 186. I took the gelato and added perfect pearl water, which I mixed myself using water and dry perfect pearls. I painted that mixture onto the sticky back canvas and added rub-ons after it dried. The embossing in the background is from a Darice Folder and the flag and circle dies are My Favorite Things.
For Day 25 we made some collage sheets which we used on Day 26 to create a puzzle patterned page. Once cut up we decorated them with the Molotow Markers and colored them with Sakura Glaze and Moonlight pens.
Day 27 called for Silver Molding Paste colored with Archival inks, however, I didn’t have Silver paste, so I used my Ferro in dark silver and some pearlized modeling cream, which I did color with some Archival Inks. I finished it off with some Tim Holtz rub-ons.
Day 28 was also a substitution. It called for Oil Pastels, however, not having any I used some water-based wax pastels that didn’t create the resist that was intended, but still worked okay. I’m trying to play with lettering because I really dislike my hand writing so I created this title using Sakura Glaze Pens and Molotow Markers. I also used some Car’an’dache’ Neo II Crayons and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray to create the background.
Day 13’s journal page uses gloss medium through a stencil. It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s the shiny circles. The gloss is applied just like molding paste and because it’s more fluid is a little challenging, but not impossible. The base is Ranger’s Dimensional Paints and some old rub-ons from Gin-X.
Day 14’s page is created by using a technique called “reverse stenciling”. Simply, you either apply paint or spray ink onto your stencil off the page, then turn in onto the page and use as a stamp. The stencil I used is from Prima and I love the colors, which are Dylusions Melted Chocolate and Calypso Teal. The letters are some stash Thickers.
I’m almost caught up!