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Howdy Partner – Technique Junkies

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today with a Technique Junkies card for inspiration using “Howdy Partner SDX084” from the August 2016 release.  Don’t forget, you have until August 8th to get any of the new release stamps for 15% off.

The background uses the Snakeskin technique from  “Simple & Easy Inking CD”. For the “Howdy Partner” sentiment, I stamped it on wood veneer paper and distressed with sepia archival ink.

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Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I’ll see you later on this month for more junkie goodness.

See you then!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies Vintage Travel Page

Hello Fellow Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here with a mixed media journal page using some of the new February Technique Junkie Stamps.  I hope you’ve had a chance to check out this fabulous release on the Technique Junkie Design Team page, if not, I encourage you to do so.  Pat is also offering all February Release stamps at 15% off until February 8th.

I began my page with Tim Holtz tissue paper then applied distress paint in Vintage Photo, Broken China, and Walnut Stain.  I then added a watery layer of gesso and wiped that around with a baby wipe.  I then took “Houndstooth Check S665” and stamped over the page in Versamark mark ink.  So that you don’t get hard edges, just curl your stamp and roll instead of stamping the entire thing.  I then added gold perfect pearls for some shimmer.  Over that, I stenciled gold ferro paste over a Tim Holtz’s “traveler” stencil.

The numbers, Paris Tower, and tag are all My Favorite Things dies cut from travel themed paper.  On the tag, I stamped the couple from “Vintage Travel Cases PS012″ in Sepia archival ink and the sentiment in black archival ink.  I like the way the fade off on the bottom.

The suitcases are also from “Vintage Travel Cases PS012.”  I began by stamping different suitcases with a variety of inks.  I stenciled over them with Art Anthology “Cracked” stencil and then layered that with rock candy distress stickles and let them dry.  I then adhered all the elements with matte gel medium and created shading with a Faber Castell Pit pen in brown. To finish I colored up some wooden planes also with the pitt pen  and called it a Technique Junkies Vintage Travel Page.

Well, that’s my page for today, I hope you’ve enjoyed a a little inspiration.  I’ll see you in a couple weeks for more fun with the February release at Technique Junkies.

As always, Happy Inking

Sketch Saturday Challenge #374

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Milk Coffee, who is offering 5 digital images as a prize to our random winner.  Thanks Milk Coffee!  You have until Friday, August 21st for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose the Milk Coffee’s digital image, “Boy Plays with His Paper Airplane”, which I colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is cut from a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die, but shortened to accommodate my sentiment. I love doing this with dies to make them more versatile.  The clouds are created using Pan Pastels and a cloud stencil.  I finished off with wood veneer stars.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang March 2015 Color Challenge

Today I worked on the May 2015, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Challenge.

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I used Flat Fabio Magical Mica in, “Frency’s Pink Pouf”, Flat Fabio Spay in Ocean Breeze Blue, Starburst Sprays in, Silent Night Silver, and Clam Bake Beige, and Magical Mica in Hydrangea Blue.    I also used Angel Wings Mauve and Dessert Moon Turquoise Embossing Powder.

I started by spritzing and stenciling my card base with the above colors.  I used an embossing folder on the entire base and then framed it with Inca Gold in Blue.  I added some ephemera, which I put embossing powder on and colored my flowers using above sprays. The rainbow is from gold ferro and is a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.   I spritzed more color on and finished the card off with pearls on a wooden veneer piece colored with Ocean Breeze Blue.

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge

Mixed Media Challenge: Flowers

Online Card Classes Background Techniques

I’ve made several cards using many of the different Techniques in class last week.  The first four were created using a “homemade” ink pad and the last using with distress ink.

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Sentiment from My Craft Spot and Stamps from Simon Says Stamp

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Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp & Stamps from Mama Elephant

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Sentiment and stamps from Simon Says Stamp

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Sentiment from Clearly Besotted and stamp from Mama Elephant

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Seize the Birthday

 

Sketch Saturday Challenge #346 – Choose your own sketch!

It’s the 5th week of the month and at Sketch Saturday, that means, pick any sketch between 215 through 345!  Now that’s a lot to choose from.  Here is the link to get you started.  I chose sketch #311 by Cathy.  Also this week we are being sponsored by Drawn With Character who is offering the random winner 3 images of their choice!

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The image I chose is “Polar Bear”, I just love his big nose!  I colored him with Copic Markers and used the My Minds Eye “Be Amazing” 6 x 6 paper pad.  I cut the image out with a square My Favorite Things stitched die as well as using the flag and cloud border dies.  I then added some Tim Holtz Washi tape for interest and finished the card with a painted and glittered wood veneer.  Great Sketch.

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Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist

For those of you who don’t know about Ellen Hutson’s Classroom, you are missing a great blog where so much creativity is offered and taught.  Each year Ellen hosts her own version of 12 Tags and asks they have a feminine twist.  I was inspired by Kittie Caracciolo on Day 3.  There was something about the window that caught my eye.  Initially when I created my card I left the window open with no backing, but I didn’t like the look so I created some “wallpaper” from Basic Grey’s “Aspen” collection to frame my pink window which I sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray.  The deer is from Ellen’s Essentials and the trees are from Impression Obsessions.  The date is a wood element from KaiserCraft I kindly received as a freebie from Simon Says Stamp in my last order that I sprayed with Tarnished Bronze Distress Spray.  The snowflakes are embossed with white using the My Favorite Things “Christmas Ornaments”.  The red ribbon is another Freebie, but from Ellen Hutson’s store.  I just love the personalized cards she sends with each order.  Thanks Ellen!  The small Poinsettia die is Memory Box and the gold ribbon under the window is from Darice called Sparkle Tape in  Yellow Amarillo.   Thanks for stopping by and checking out my feminine tag!

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Operation Write Home Sketch 244 & Our Daily Bread December Challenge

Happy Saturday!  I’ve finished the majority of my Christmas cards and now able to get back to some generalized crafting.  Today I am using Operation Write Home’s Sketch 244 for the December Our Daily Bread challenge that calls for primary colors.  Love cards are always needed at OWH so I used some Lilly Bee design paper and a Paper Smooches sentiment to make this card.  The wood elements are Studio Calico and painted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Magical’s (non-shimmer).  Each entry in the ODB challenge will help with shipping costs so please join us in this challenge.

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October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

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Here is another October Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit card.  I used the Lawn Fawn Small Rectangle stitched dies and the My Favorite Things Frame dies.  The background brick stamp is from Impressions obsession and the Thank You die is Memory Box.

Cover Plate Negative Technique

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This weeks Make it Monday was a technique using the “insides” of your cover plate dies. Laurie Wilson does a video that shows you how to get these lined up perfectly using…..of all things…..Glad Press n seal wrap.  It WORKS!!!  The first card is the is simply Neenah Solar White over some Club Scrap card stock. The Wood focal point is painted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica in Black Orchid.  The second card uses Dylusions sprays over the Simon Says Stamp “Love My Alpha” Stencil.  I hand drew the lines in the starburst using my copic 0.3 marker and the focal point A+ is also using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical’s in Bells of Ireland and backed with black paper.

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