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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.  Pat is offering 15% off all July Release Stamps for one week!  In addition, you can use my discount code TJ10Kathy for your other shopping needs.  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 and post your creations over in the Technique Junkies Facebook group.

Let’s get on to some inspiration!

Stamps:

Supplies: Alcohol Ink, A Colorful Life “City Windows Stencil”

Technique: Alcohol Stencil Tutorial from “Sensational Stencils CD”

Stamps:

Supplies: Tombow Markers, Distress Inks, Art Anthology “Sterling Fairy Dust“, A colorful Life “Square Fade”, MFT Die.

Technique: Grunge Stencil “Sensational Stencil CD”

Stamps:

Supplies: Distress Ink, Gesso, A Colorful Life “City Windows Stencil”

Technique: Stained Resist (focal image) from Artistic Effects CD and Gesso Stencil (background) from Sensational Stencil CD

Stamps:

Supplies: Art Anthology “Cracked” Stencil, Stickles, Kaleidacolor Ink “Desert Heat”.

Technique: Layered Rainbow Stencil Tutorial on Sensational Stencil CD.

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, your in the right place!  Cheri, you rock!

The next stop on this artsy tour is Jeanne Streiff!

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Cheri Weston

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me

Jeanne Streiff

Ro Donner

Beth Norman

Judy Jackson

Vicky Garrett

Giovana Smith

Chris Dayton

Pat Huntoon

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies July Hop!  Don’t forget – 15% off July Stamps for the next week only!  Also use the code TJ10Kathy for 10% off your other shopping.

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Technique Junkies June 2017 Blog Hop!

Happy June 1st fellow Junkies!  It’s almost summer and June’s Technique Junkies release is here!!  The Technique Junkie Design Team has put together some fabulous samples of this months release showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for June. Pat is once again offering 15% off all June Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs for samples of the new June Release stamps you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.  Don’t forget to use discount code: TJ10Kathy for savings.

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Stamps: Beach Fixes Everything #SDX097

Stencil: Tim Holtz Bubbles

Medium:

  • Distress Paints in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, and Picket Fence
  • Embossing Powder: White
  • Distress Crackle Paint
  • Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye

Stamps:

Medium:

  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Wet Cement & Dusty Blue

Stamps:

Medium:  Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Butter Bar, Navy, Cardinal

Stamps:

Medium: Distress Paint in Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey; Stickles, Tonic Nuvo Drops – Ivory Seashell

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 Cheri!

The next stop is the talented Jeanne Streiff

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Cheri Weston

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me

Jeanne Streiff

Ro Donner

Beth Norman

Judy Jackson

Vicky Garrett

Giovana Smith

Chris Dayton

Pat Huntoon

We hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies June Release Hop!  Don’t forget – 15% off June Stamps for the next week only and use discount code TJ10Kathy!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook Page and show us your projects.  We also have our monthly challenge where there is a chance to win free stamps.

Entered in: MIUCB#2

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Mixed Media Monthly – Challenge #37 – Put a Stencil On It

Chall #37 graphic

Nature’s Rainbow

Hey Junkies!!

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 Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Bold Shells

Hey Junkies!

I’m back with you today with a little more inspiration from Technique Junkies June release using “Bold Shells #S687.”

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.

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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

 

From The Heart Stamps – June Stamp Of The Month Reminder

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.

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Hope you’ll join us for the June From The Heart Stamps Progressive Challenge.

Butterfly Dreams

Hey Junkies!

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!!

The Crafty Nurse

A Day For Daisies: Add Pearls Challenge 3-11-16

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.

Mermaid Journal

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

Technique Junkies March Blog Hop!

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.”

March Butterflies-Veiled

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. 

March-Minx

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.

March-Rainbow Butterflies

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.

March Bicycle

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

Lanette Erickson

Judy Jackson

Karen McAlpine 

Sally Lynn MacDonald

Marilyn Hughes

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Jane Bosi

Tonya Davidson

Robin Redd

Beth Norman 

Pat Huntoon 

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

From The Heart Stamps – Mid-Week Inspiration

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.

Shake Your Flakes

I look forward to seeing you over at From The Heart Stamps Community both on the blog and on Facebook. 

A Day For Daisies: February Kit Club Release

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!

Child-Horse

We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!

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