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Technique Junkies – Sweet Baby Shoes

Hey Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse back with some inky inspiration for this wonderful spring day!  I hope you all get a chance to play in your craft room while you enjoy the coming of great weather.

For my card today I used the March Release stamp, Welcome Sweet Baby, Set of 4. which I colored using Copic Markers in “E” shades.  The background uses the Gessstencil Crayon Technique from the Technique Junkies December 2014 Subscriber Pages. I used Neocolor II crayons over heavy gesso through the Art Anthology Stencil called, “Bubbles”.


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

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.

Pat is again offering 15% off all March Release Stamps for one week! If you haven’t been over to the Technique Junkies store recently, there are a lot of great new stencils as well as other great art supplies for your creative journey.

My first card today showcases my favorite stamp of the bunch simply called,  “Queen SD787”.  Using my Misti, I stamped her several times with Versafine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed her.  I then brought out some watercolors, specifically, the new Daniel Smith color called ” Purpurite Genuite – STUNNING.  I also used some Hematite for shading.  The background started with the new Jane Davenport papers that you can purchase from Michael’s put together using the “Tie it Together” technique from TJ December 2014 subscriber pages.


My next card features the new stamp, “We Pour #SD755” using a version of “Distressed Stained Dip Technique in the Artistic Effects CD.”   Instead of Distress Stains, I used traditional Distress Inks from the standard size pads and applied them to my craft mat.  This was actually the second generation, hence the lighter application.  The colors are Faded Jeans and Gathered Twigs.  


My next card uses the “Sweet Baby Set of 4 #SS072” stamped with the background called, Gessstencil Crayons, also from the December 2014 TJ Subscriber pages.  My watercolor crayons are Neocolor II’s in a Yellow Green and Turquoise and stencil is a Tim Holtz design.  For the focal image, I did a some stitching around the sweet baby shoes because something about stitching and baby goes together for me.  I chose one of the three sentiments in this new set and added rub-on stitching to the edge of the card as well.  Perhaps this will bring my boys some inspiration to make me a grandmother!!


My final card showcases “Big Bunny #S685”  using “Antique Glimmers” technique from December 2009 Subscriber Pages.  It’s hard to pick up but he’s so shimmery.  My sentiment “Kindness Matters #SDx026” is perfect for this sweet bunny and so important to remember as we go through our day.


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 my friend!

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 DeChellis

Judy Jackson

Pat Huntoon 

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

Technique Junkies – Celebration Christmas

Hello fellow Technique Junkie Friends.  This is my second post for the Technique Junkies Design Team in celebration of 30 Days of Christmas using the fabulous Technique Junkies collection. 

Today I have a great technique from the Artistic Effects CD called, “Watercolor Gesso Tutorial.”  I began by creating the background using Neo II Watercolor Crayons and Gesso, then masked and stamped the beautiful “Snowflakes” in silver hero arts ink and Wilted Violet Distress Ink.

The “Magic of Christmas” sentiment is stamped and embossed for a focal point by adding foil card stock to each side.  To finish I added gems and called it Christmas!

Magic of Christmas

I hope you’ll join us over at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog for more Christmas ideas going on through November 15th.  You can purchase your Christmas stamps at the Technique Junkies store.

The Crafty Nurse

Simon Says Stamp June Kit – Card 7

Happy Birthday Watercolor Crayon

Happy Birthday Watercolor Crayon

Card 7 of the Simon Says Stamp June Kit is another watercolor crayon technique by Kathy Racoosin

Simon Says Stamp June Kit – Card 6

June Kit Card 6 - Watercolor Crayon

June Kit Card 6 – Watercolor Crayon

This is another cool watercolor technique from Online Card Classes taught by Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker.  Kathy is a wonderful artist who taught this watercolor crayon technique.  It’s a bit detailed so I won’t go into here, but check out the class and she gives a complete tutorial.   I’m entering the card in The Sweetest Thing Challenge:  221.

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