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Technique Junkies – Wings N’ Roses

Hey there Junkies!  The Crafty Nurse here today.

Have you seen those great cards and projects featured on the design team hop yesterday? Wow, what a talented bunch!

Today, I’m here to add another taster from the August release called “Never Stop Flying”.  I anticipate this will be a crowd favorite.

My background started using a Tim Holtz rose stencil and embossing paste.  Once that dried, I sprayed Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst in Azure Sea Aster, Open Arms Amythest, and French Lilac Violet. I then applied a layer of foil tape around the edges to frame out the background.

For my focal image, I began with glossy cardstock using the Alcohol Stencil Technique from the Sensational Stencil CD.  I stamped “Never Stop Flying” with Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed with clear. I then added additional color to her wings using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers in Lilac and Cobalt Blue, fussy cut her out and used dimensional tape. Those wispy silver pieces coming from behind her are actually the pieces I cut off the edges of foil tape and I liked they way they curled so added them to her wings.  Let your creativity Fly!!!!

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and shopping using the TJ10Kathy discount code over at the Technique Junkies store!  As part of the August Blog Hop, Pat is offering a 15% discount on all the new August Release stamps.

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Technique Junkies – Inky Mermaid

The Crafty Nurse here!

Have you seen the new stencils in the Technique Junkies store by A Colorful Life? So fun.  I played around with the Circle Mosaic Stencil using the Alcohol Stencil and Grunged Stencil Tutorials on the Sensation Stencil CD.

Stamps: Be A Mermaid “SD803”

 

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Dreams of A Watercolor Mermaid

The Crafty Nurse “swimming” by to share some mid-week inspiration using stamps from the Technique Junkies June release. You still have a few days to receive 15% percent off this great release over at the Technique Junkies store.

The background for my card is from Sensational Stencils CD called Distress Stain Dip.  I changed it up to use Distress Paint instead of stains in the colors Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey.  I added a wave texture using a Tim Holtz Stencil then added additional distress ink around the edges.

For the focal image, I stamped “Mermaid on Rock” onto 140lb. watercolor paper with Archival Ink.  I colored my mermaid using Windsor Newton Watercolor markers and added highlights with prismacolor pencils.  Adding pencils over watercolor is a great way to add depth to your coloring.

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We would love for you to join our monthly challenges for a chance to win prizes.  Don’t forget to share your work over at the Facebook group.  We love to see your cards and projects.

Enjoy your day!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies: Shiny Pearls

The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow.  Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work.

Stamps: “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”

Technique: Stenciled PE from the Sensation Stencil CD

Please enjoy 10% off at the Technique Junkies store using TJ10Kathy.

Happy Arting

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies May Release Blog Hop!

Happy May 1st!  It’s time for another Technique Junkies Blog Hop. For this hop, we are celebrating the new May Release at the Technique Junkies Store.

Pat is offering 15% off all May Release Stamps for one week!  I’ve also got a discount code: TJ10Kathy, that can be used for anything else in the store when you are shopping. WooHoo!

The Technique Junkies team is growing and we are thrilled to have added several new team members to the group.  Please stop by all the design team’s blogs for great samples of the other new May Release stamps.

My first card uses two of the new May release stamps:

  1. “Pocket Watches #S703”
  2. “Hat’s Off To Dad #SD792”

Technique:  Sparkling Resist June/July 2009 – Subscriber Pages

  • Stamp “Pocket Watches” with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink. Let dry and dust with anti-static bag
  • Surgically alter (i.e. cut apart) “Hat’s off To Dad” so that you have isolated just the hats.  Don’t be afraid, you can always place back together if needed.
  • Stamp “Hat’s Off To Dad” in a row using Versamark Ink and clear heat emboss
  • Apply darker ink over entire card base – I used Frayed Burlap. This allows for the stamp below to shine beautifully through.
  • Using Misti position “Hat’s Off To Dad” sentiment onto card stock. I used distress markers to isolate the different parts of the stamp. Using the Misti allows for repeat coverage needed when using distress markers. Once well inked, now apply Versamark ink and clear heat emboss. That allows you to ink over entire image and not ruin the sentiment

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My second card features the same two stamps in a similar idea using translucent paste and stencils.

Stamps:

  1. “Pocket Watches #S703”
  2. “Hat’s Off #SD792”
  3. “Happy Father’s Day SDX089”

Technique:   Pasted Resist from the Sensational Stencils CD

  • Stamp “Pocket Watches” with Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink.
  • Over the top, apply translucent modeling paste through “Stonework Stencil” from a Colorful Life and let dry
  • Spray entire card with Bronze Distress Mica Spray and gently wipe off to reveal sparkle
  • Fussy Cut “Hat’s Off To Dad” and apply with foam tape
  • Stamp sentiment “Happy Father’s Day” on card stock you have lightly sprayed or inked through stencil to add texture – distress edges and mat card.

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My third card switches gears for a more feminine card using Perfect Pearls, which is hard to see in this photo but is so wonderfully shimmery.

Stamps:

  1. “Lollipop Flowers SD768”
  2. “Beautiful Ride SDX 091”

Technique: Faux Canvas from Emboss or Die CD (which is on a deep sale).

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My final card is plays with a little hand doodling and some straight forward stamping.

Stamp: “Own Kind of Beautiful SDX077”

  • Cut 4 x 5.25 inch card panel out of Club Scrap textured card stock then die cut using My Favorite Things Frame Die.
  • Use stamp positioner and stamp “Own Kind of Beautiful” in the center
  • Hand Doodle around edges
  • Die Cut WPlus9 flowers from Love Mom collection and add sparkles on top
  • Splatter ink, I used Liquitex Ink in Carbon Black.
  • Color in heart with Wink of Stella silver

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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 Cheri Weston’s, you in the right place!  Great cards Cheri!

The next stop is at Jeanne Streiff

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Cheri Weston

Kathy Stacy – Me!

Jeanne Streiff

Ro Donner

Beth Norman

Judy Jackson

Vicki Garrett

Giovana Smith

Chris Dayton

Pat Huntoon 

The design team really hopes that you enjoy the Technique Junkies May Release Hop and we look forward to your creations in the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group!

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Mix It Up: ATG with Embossing Twist

Technique Junkies – Rainbow Ladies

Hello Junkie Friends.  I’m here today with a quick card using one of the March Technique Junkie release stamps, “We Pour #SD755.”

Rainbows are so inspiring to me and I used a new set of water-based markers I got on the “cheap” by Mozart. The entire set of 20 markers was under $25 bucks. They are like the Zig Clean Clear Markers and less expensive. The technique used on this card is called, Stencil Spray from the Sensational Stencil CD.

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Thanks for stopping by and if you haven’t checked out the March release yet, come on over to the Technique Junkies site.  The sale offering 15% off all March stamps is ending in a few days!

Technique Junkies January Blog Hop!

We are ringing in the New Year with a Blog Hop for the January Technique Junkies  new release.  The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team  will provide an amazing  selection of inspiration for your enjoyment.

Pat is again offering 15% off all January Release Stamps for one week!  In addition to new stamps, Technique Junkies has great art supplies like stencils, art anthology colorations, velvets, and sorbets – which are fabulous dimensional mediums that can be used in such fun ways.

My first card uses some of those Art Anthology mediums in Red Velvet, Mi Bella and Cotton Candy for the background.  The featured stamp called “Love You #SD725” is perfect for ATC backgrounds, but I’ve used it as a focal image.  After white heat embossing “Love You, I applied the three mediums blending each to create a gradient. Behind the focal image is another new release called “Love Script #S697”, which I stamped in a pale shade of blue.  The frame is a My Favorite Things Die that I covered with “Art Anthology Black Leather” paint, which has a glorious shimmer adding that extra pizazz to your card.  I finished off the card with the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell.  These are super quick drying and self-leveling creating perfect pearl shapes.

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My second card uses the “Kraft Resist Technique from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD” with Vintage Photo Distress Inks to make the “Messy Love #S744” stamp stand out.  I cut the Messy Love  panel using a heart die to expose another January stamp called, “Love Script S697”.  In the process of making this card I was really inspired by the theme of love and community so using the people die from My Favorite Things I created two stacks of people holding hands in solidarity. I don’t think this die is being sold anymore, but I really loved how it paired with the TJ January release stamps.

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My next card features the gorgeously delicate new stamp called, “Being Yours #SD727.”  For the background I began with a Stencil Girl stencil using “Gessoed Stencil Technique from the Sensational Stencil CD” .  The color is Picked Raspberry Distress Ink applied in an ombre fashion.  The focal image “Being Yours” was embossed using silver sparkle powder.  I cut think strips of silver glitter paper to frame the vellum and finished with sequins and stickles.

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Being Yours Close Up

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My final project uses the “By Us #SD700” with the technique “Whitewash Chic from the Artistic Effects CD“. I colored the image with distress markers and a fine tipped water brush.  The frame was created by another My Favorite Things half circle die that was popped up for extra dimension. I cut away the sentiment so I could use it as a sentiment.

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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 Cheri’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous Projects Cheri !

The next stop is the wildly creative Ro Donner!

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Cheri Weston

Kathy Stacy  That’s Me!

Ro Donner

Beth Norman

Pam DeChills

Judy Jackson

Pat Huntoon 

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

Technique Junkies Shine

Hello Junkie Friends.  I’m here today with a quick card using one of the July Technique Junkie release stamps, “Shine Like Sunbeams #SD691.

The technique is a simple one from the Sensational Stencils CD called Misted Stencil though I used a homemade stencil cut from sunburst die. For my spray, I used a sandcastle and timeless Art Anthology Colorations then cut out the card base from a My Favorite Things oval die, also making a frame.
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Thanks for stopping by and if you are looking for more inspiration, I’ve started a Technique Junkies Pinterest Page.  Also, stop on by to the Technique Junkies site for supplies to fill your warm summer days with creativity.

Technique Junkies July Blog Hop!

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.

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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.

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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” .

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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.

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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’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:

Design Team Blog

Karen McAlpine

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Lanette Erickson

Beth Norman

Pam DeChellis

Judy Jackson

Robin Redd

Marilyn Hughes

Pat Huntoon

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

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Marker Pop: Celebration

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Technique Junkies June Blog Hop!

Are you ready for some great summer images showcasing the new Technique Junkies June release? Pat has some great summer images which are all on sale for 15% off through June 8th, so shop while the getting is good.  Don’t forget to check out all the cool stencils, art anthology colorations, and dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.

I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new June Release stamps  you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.

My first card uses the technique called, Metallic Pop from the Emboss or Die CD.  I started by spraying Avocado and Siesta Key’s Art Anthology Colorations.  I then embossed with the “Bubble” embossing folder by Tim Holtz/Sizzix and applied “Platinum Metallic Rub” over the raised areas.  The featured sentiment is one of the gorgeous June releases called, “Learn to Surf #SD681” which I embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum powder to match the metallic rub.  I also used the “Wisped Frames” technique on the sentiment, which is also from “Emboss or Die” CD.

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My second card features the “Bold Shells #SD681” stamp over the “Distressed Stain Dip” technique from the “Artistic Effects” CD.  I stamped it twice using the Misti with Hero Arts Intense Black ink so it turned out very vibrant.  The sentiment is another June release called, “Beachin’ It SDX074”.

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My next card uses a version of the “Doubly Irresistible Tutorial” from the Simple & Easy Inking CD. I changed up the ink and instead of pigment inks and Copics, I used Art Anthology Colorations in Sandcastle and Timeless with black Irresistible Spray.  The focal stamp is the new “Beautiful Conch S667” which I heat embossed with Stampendous Bronze Enamels.  The sentiment is from “By The Sea #SS060 Set of 6″ and heat embossed with gold.

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For my final card I began with the Sandcastle and Siesta Keys Art Anthology Colorations using the Stencil Spray Fun in the Sensational Stencils CD. I then applied distress inks in Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, and Vintage Photo and spritzed water to get spatters.  The sentiment is from the “By The Sea Set of 6 #SS060.”

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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, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Karen!

The next stop is the wildly creative Jane Bosi.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Karen McAlpine

Kathy Stacy (That’s Me!)

Jane Bosi

Beth Norman 

Pam DeChellis 

Judy Jackson

Tonya Davidson

Pat Huntoon 

Robin Redd  

Marilyn Hughes

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

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