The Crafty Nurse here to help you through your week with some creative inspiration using both new and old stamps. The first is one of Pat’s April release stamps “Art of God SD799”. I paired this with clearance stamp called “Age Spots #SD087”, which is the perfect way to add a “splash” of color to your cards or art journal pages.
One of the cool tips I learned about adding embellishments is to add a drop of Stickles or Nuvo Drops to the center of your sequence. This adds just a little detail that can really make your project shine.
I hope this post brings some sunshine to your day! Please join us over at the new Facebook group, we’d love to see your work.
Also, using TJ10Kathy, gets you 10% off Technique Junkies stamps.
Bye for now,
The background started with Art Anthology Siesta Keys and Avocado sprays. These are gorgeous colors and work well under the white heat embossed image. The sentiment is also a June Release stamp called, “Beach Day #SDX071.” I finished off with sequins which I filled with stickles to cover the holes.
I’m thrilled you stopped by today and encourage you to subscribe to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog for tons of inspiration.
By for now,
The Crafty Nurse
Hello Crafty Friends,
Today I am bringing you a reminder to come join us for the From The Heart Stamps June Progressive Stamp of The Month Challenge. If you want to participate, simply purchase this months stamp, enter and next month you will get a free SOTM. As long as you continue to participate, you keep getting free stamps!!!
I colored this sweet image called, “Ice Cream Line-up” with Copic Markers and cut it out with a Lawn Fawn rectangle die. The background paper is Dear Lizzy’s Neapolitan collection and I finished off with sequins and stickles.
Hope you’ll join us for the June From The Heart Stamps Progressive Challenge.
The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful almost spring day! I hope you all get a chance to play a little in your craft room while you enjoy the coming of great weather.
For my card today I went monochromatic using the new March Palettini release “Vintage Butterfly Collection #P035.” The technique today is from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD called, “180 Degree Stamping,” The two inks are Altenew Deep Iris and Lavender Fields. This technique is super easy and creates fabulous depth to your card.
The sentiment is from “Simple Sentiments Set 3a #SS03A” simply stamped and popped up on foam. I added two panels of ribbon by Ellen Hutson and finished off with sequins filled with Stickles (I prefer not to see the holes). I also added a line of Stickles on the edge of the card stock for a little added bling.
Thanks for stopping by the Technique Junkies Blog today and we all wish you lots of creative play today and always.
Bye, Bye for now!!
It’s Friday and time for more a new post at A Day For Daisies! This week we are beginning a new challenge by adding “pearls” to our projects. The challenge will run through Thursday, March 24th at noon on the A Day For Daisies Blog!
I indulged in some of the new paints by Dylusions and created a journal spread for displaying the beautiful image, “Mermaid Vintage Pink Lingerie.”
I started by coloring her with Copic Markers then began to work on my page by building a base layer with Dylusions Paint followed by more paint put through stencils. I then stamped Technique Junkies “Faint Scratches” followed by “Here We Go Round in Circles” for background noise.
The water is hand painted also using the Dylusions paint with pearls in the middle. I added some stickles in the circles and finished off with a border.
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. I know I have said this before, but WOW, this release has got to be one of the best yet. Amazing Pat, you have completely outdone yourself.
Pat is again offering 15% off all March Release Stamps for one week! Also, if you haven’t tried the new Minx Shimmer Ink you are missing out on some fabulous inky goodness. In addition to the Minx, Technique Junkies has other great art supplies like stencils, art anthology colorations, velvets, and sorbets to help you on your creative journey.
The background on my first card uses “180 Degree Stamping from the Bodacious Bacground CD. I stamped the new Palettini image called, Vintage Butterfly Collection #PO35″ using AlteNew dusk and Ocean Waves crisp ink. The focal image is “Veiled Woman #SD658” stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I also added “Black Leather Jacket” Dimensional Sorbet to her hat and coat for shine. The sentiment is “Classy & Fabulous SDX070.”
My next card features the new stamp, “Whimsical World #S634” using a version of “Stained Resist Technique in the Artistic Effects CD.” Instead of Distress Stains, I used the new Minx Shimmer Inks I talked about above in Bankroll, Decadent, and Panache. You can’t really appreciate how shimmery they are in real life. I finished the card by die cutting several Lawn Fawn stitched frames and popping them up.
My next card uses the Vintage Butterfly Collection #P035″ stamp with the background called, Irresistible Rainbow from Bodacious Background CD. The colors used were Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, and Candy Apple Red. They appear muted as the paper is glossy. The sentiment is “Kindness Matters SDX026.” In this technique, you should see a ghosting of the initial Versamark stamping, however, my pad was dry, so it isn’t as apparent, but I’m still was happy with the final outcome.
My next card is another Palettini Collection stamp called “French Bicycle Collage #P037.” For this card I used the “Big Bold Blending technique from “Bodacious Background CD.” I then inked around the edges with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks and gave additional texture using the scoring board. My sentiment is Tim Holtz letters edged with distress ink and adhered with Tombo Mono glue.
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:
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!
Happy Wednesday. Today I’m posting some Mid-Week Inspiration for From The Heart Stamps. This new “Dancing Snowman” image is FABULOUS. Could be because I love to dance to loud music when no on is watching, but either way, he’s a breeze to color up and is perfect for bringing joy.
I die cut a frame from the My Favorite Things circle frame die using American Crafts “Valentine” paper. I then popped up the frame using foam tape. For the snow, I added Stampendous “Shaved Ice” that was added with matte medium. For some sparkle, I added a technique Ruth, also on the FTHS design team uses and edged the card with stickles. I love that shine, Thanks Ruth! Finally, I added the perfect sentiment that comes with the image.
It’s Friday and time for A Day For Daisies Kit Club Release! In addition, we are still running the “All My Love” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by February 11th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!
For my card today I chose “Stick Horse Ride” to color for you today. I used a combination of Kuretake Gamsi Watercolors and Copic Markers for this adorable image. I started by printing out the image, masking it with liquid masking fluid, then once that dried, watercolored deep pigment in several places to create whimsy. Once that dried, I removed the mask and colored in with Copics. Don’t be alarmed, sometimes the liquid masking fluid makes the printer ink run a little. I don’t think it’s noticeable so give it a try.
I die cut the large flag with a My Favorite Thing Die, used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, die cut my die-versions “happy” sentiment, splattered with more watercolor paint and finished up with stickles. Whew!
Pinch me now. I am so thrilled to have been chosen as a Design Team member at A Blog Named Hero for 2016. I have long been a huge fan of Hero Arts and am beyond excited to work on this talented team.
I’d love it if you checked out the announcement over at the blog and join up as a member so you can come and play with us. This blog has fantastic sponsors offering great prizes.
Starting in 2016, I’ll also be using inlinkz for the supplies used on my cards and would really appreciate it if you use the links to make your purchases to support the team.
For the announcement, I prepared a Hello card for you using Wreath of Leaves, Tree Bird n’ Message, Thinking of You, and Everyday Sayings, all Hero Arts Stamps. I finished off with sequins, white enamel, and stickles. I colored my bird with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
Thanks for your support!!
I was so inspired by Day 5’s Feminine tags over at the Ellen Hutson’s Classroom, I had to create another. This tag is inspired by Carissa Wiley and Kryssi Ng. I loved the theme of Glitz & Glitter, which is pretty unusual for me but since I am no longer sending cards to OWH, there’s a lot more sparkle in my life! In addition, I wanted to use the Lindy’s Stamp Gang December Color Challenge as additional inspiration so here is that color palette.
I used Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Poinsettia and Brushstroke Christmas stamps as well as the Brushstroke “Joy” die. It’s all on sale now too so go check it out! I colored the poinsettia in with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica’s in Rizzo’s Rowdy Red, Ponderosa Pines Olive and Black Orchid Black. I also used Flat Shot Cafe Au Lait for the center then dotted with a little Black Orchid Black Magical. The pine boughs from Penny Black were stamped in the background with Versamark then embossed with Snow Tinsel powder by Ranger. The tag is Papertrey Ink which I extended using the same partial die cutting technique as shown by Carissa in her video in the Ellen Classroom.
The Tags are Simon Says Stamps Wonky label cut three times using my all time favorite paper by Little Yellow Bicycle called Winterings, which is no longer available. I embossed those with the Snow Tinsel powder as well. I finished off by adding the stitched elements on the bottom, red stickles for the berries, and Penny Black birds in the trees with a bit of wink of stella.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my second feminine tag! Which one do you prefer?There is so much inspiration in the Ellen classroom, you won’t regret stopping by.