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Technique Junkies April Blog Hop!!

Spring is here and in artistic fashion, Technique Junkies  is presenting the new April release!  The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team  will provide an amazing selection of inspiration for your perusal.

Pat is again offering 15% off all April 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.

My first card uses two techniques from the “Artistic Effects CD. The background is the “Distress Stain Dip” technique and the focal image featuring “Stylized Roses SD666” uses the “Gelato’s Direct” technique.  I also did some additional stamping on the focal image using “French Text #S246”.  I absolutely love the spring feel of this gorgeous stamp.

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My second card features the April release “Elegant Mums S658” using the “Embossed Gelatos Technique from the Artistic Effects CD”.  For the sentiment, I used “With Sympathy #SS049”

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My next card features the cuddly new stamp called, “Bear With Flowers MC005” which I colored with Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers.  I created the texture using the “Ghostly Spatters Technique from the Artistic Effects CD.”  I love the playfulness of this new stamp.

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For my final project I used the “I Love Rainbows” stamp.  To create the rainbow I applied my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in ROYGBV order.  The Background is the “Houndstooth Check #S665″ stamp using the Blended Stain Technique from Artistic Effects CD.

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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 Marilyn’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Marilyn!

The next stop is the Mixed Media Wizard Lanette Erickson.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Judy Jackson

Karen McAlpine 

Marilyn Hughes

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Lanette Erickson

Robin Redd

Tonya Davidson

Pat Huntoon 

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

Technique Junkies 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 perusal.

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 great dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.

My first card uses the “Distressed Stain Dip” from the Simple & Easy Inking CD for the background.  The stains used were Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, and Mustard Seed. The focal image is “Happy Valentines Day #SD651” which I embossed in white and fussy cut.  I created a small shaker and used a Simon Says Stamp stitched die for the background panel.

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My second card uses the ““Stained Embossing Technique from the Simple & Easy Inking Techniques CD” using Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass and put through the We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. For my focal image I used “Marilyn SD #655” which I colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers and added “Vegas Gold Sorbet” for her hair.  My sentiment is “Better Things SDX063” white heat embossed.

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My next card features the hip new stamp called, “Blue Jeans #S643.”  I created the texture using “Frosted Distress Stencil from the Sensational Stencil CD” with the “Cracked Stencil by Art Anthology” and Hero Arts Stone Wash and Wet Cement inks.  The “frosted” element was silver perfect pearls mixed with water and stamped through the stencil.  I used the “Better Things SDX063” sentiment which was white heat embossed.

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My final project uses the “Bookworms #SS054” stamp to create a corner bookmark perfect for a handmade gift.  I also used “Faint Scratches #S518” and “Here We Go In Circles #SS030.”

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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 Marilyn’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Marilyn!

The next stop is the wildly creative Jane Bosi.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Judy Jackson

Karen McAlpine 

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Jane Bosi

Tonya Davidson

Beth Norman 

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 Design Team Post: Let’s Face It

Hey Junkies!

I’m back with you today with a little more inspiration from Pat’s August release. I had so much fun during our blog hop this past weekend today I’m featuring another card using “Let’s Face It 5” from the Palettini Collection.

The background started with Distress Paint in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade.  Once that dried I applied black paint through a Heidi Swapp Stencil using the “Stencil Turn” Technique on the Sensational Stencil CD.

For my image I stamped “Let’s Face It 5 #P030” on book paper using Adirondack Espresso Ink. Her face is colored with Liquitex Fluid Ink in Burnt Sienna diluted with water, the lips are Twinkling H20’s in Hopeful Honeysuckle, and the Eyes are FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic in Genesis Green. Okay, Okay – yes, I have a lot of inks…..

For her headpiece, I stamped it on Amy Tangerine’s Rise & Shine paper and clear embossed.  I fussy cut the head piece and applied it back onto the image.  Once everything was dry, I applied Tim Holtzs’ “Distress Glaze” because all my mediums were water based and I didn’t want it to run when I applied the Gel Medium.

Once the gel medium dried, I created depth by applying a Pitt Artist Pen in Brown around her head piece.  This is a great way to complete your paper piecing so it doesn’t look disconnected or out of place.  To finish, I colored the flowers with more FW Pearlescent Paint in Waterfall Green and called her done!

I thrilled you stopped by today and encourage you to subscribe to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog  for tons of inspiration.

I also want to remind you there is still a few days left to take advantage of the 15% off all new August Stamps at the Technique Junkies store.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

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TJ May Release “What Cancer Cannot Do”

Happy Wednesday Junkies!  The Crafty Nurse here bringing you a post featuring Technique Junkies May Release.

For today’s project I’ve highlighted “What Cancer Cannot Do #SD607.”  The background technique is called, “Stenciled Spray Fun” from the Sensational Stencils CD.  I used Dylusions Ink to get that vibrant pink and purple combination.

I wanted to highlight the stamp so I inlayed the panel using Lawn Fawn’s rectangle dies making it one flush panel.  To do this, simply cut out a few sizes of the rectangle die and piece them back together like a puzzle.

I finished off the card with a few flower dies from WPlus9 and added small pearls for the centers.

Thanks for stopping by the Design Team Blog today and I look forward to seeing you at the Technique Junkies store for lots more of the May Stamp Release.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

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