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Technique Junkies: Ombre Zen Waves

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

Stamps:“Zen Waves #S738” and Sky Touches the Sea #SDX096

Supplies: Art Anthology Sorbet in Honolulu Blue, Baby Blue Eyes, Pixie, and Mint Julep, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in Morning Glory Azure, Stampendous Embossing Enamel in Aqua,  Tim Holtz Embossing Folder & Ribbon.

Technique: Stamp Zen Waves with Archival Ink then apply Art Anthology Sorbet in dark to light.  Dry emboss using bubble folder for texture. Heat emboss sentiment using Lindy’s powder. Add versamark to edge and emboss using enamel.

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

Happy Arting

The Crafty Nurse

The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of November which means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built!  Today, Cheri is hosting our challenge and she has chosen “Being Thankful”  a perfect sentiment as we fast approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US!

As with our other challenges, we are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store for our random winner.  Don’t forget, if you use a RI stamp, you get an extra entry!  You have until Tuesday, November 15th to enter.

For my “Being Thankful” card I began by stamping “Falling Leaves #3306-I”  as a background.  I then stamped the “Vertical Positive Foliage #6002-M”  and gold heat embossed then stamped it again popping up selected images for added dimension. My sentiment is the classic “Thanksgiving Blessings #3214-G” which I also gold embossed.  I scattered Stampendous Embossed Enamel in Ochre & Gold all over the edge and finished off with the new Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Thanks Cheri for this weeks “Being Thankful” theme. This is my favorite time of the year and I really enjoyed reflecting on the memories of family and thankfulness as we move through this holiday season.

Please show us your cards at The House that Stamps Built. Happy Wednesday!

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!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Feb 2016 Color Challenge

I was home today after spending more time in the dental chair having my 5th root canal since November so what else do you do when you’re feeling blue, but to create ART!  At least I do. So, today I worked on the February 2016, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Challenge.

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I was really inspired by the colors for this challenge and luckily, had them all already in my stash. I used Flat Fabio Spray in, “Lucious Lime” and Flat Fabio Magical “Tears on My Pillow Tangerine” and Starburst Sprays in, Delphinium Turquoise , Jazzy Jivin’ Purple, and Hottie Patottie Hot Pink.

I went clean and geometric for this card but still wanted to add a little bit of the botanical inspiration from the elephant.  To accomplish this, I added the My Favorite Things feathers, which I sprayed with Delphinium Turquoise and Luscious Lime after heat embossing with Repeat Impressions “Tumbling Hearts 1210-K”  in white powder. I then added gold and platinum embossing powders to add sparkle and shine. My flag dies are from My Favorite Things and my sentiment is Wplus9 cut from remaining colored paper.  As a final step I applied colored hearts.

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge

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Simon Says Stamp: ATG

The Paper Players: Tic Tac Toe

A Day For Daisies: Add Texture Challenge 11-6-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  This week we are adding “Texture” to our projects.  The challenge will run through Thursday, November 19th at noon on the A Day For Daisies Blog!

For my card today I used the absolutely adorable new image called, “Flying Fairy Song”  The coloring is with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  After I colored the image, I run it through an embossing folder using an oval diffuser.  Then I inked the raised texture with silver pigment ink by Hero Arts and added a mishmash of embossing enamels, Fran’tage Flakes, and embossing powders.  I mean I really just added a bunch of different powders from my stash, put it on edges after applying versamark to help it stick, and heat set from the back to make sure the embossing powder grabbed the big flakes.

My sentiment is from My Favorite Things and the tag is a Simon Says Stamp die.  If you haven’t added texture by selecting different powders, I’d encourage you to give it a whirl!

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We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page where you can post your creations in addition to adding them on the blog.  Adding texture to your projects is super fun and I can’t wait to see what your creations bring this week.

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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