Friday, November 17, 2017

TJ Inkspirations: Shimmering Ombre Distress Oxide Inks with stamps and stencils

We saw an end to the 30 days of Christmas this week, and although it was inspiring to see all of the beautiful artwork from the talented Technique Junkies Designers, I have to admit I am a little burned out on Christmas cards this week. So today I decided to make a project that encompassed everything EXCEPT Christmas!

I decided recently purchased the 12 new Distress Oxide Ink colors (no, we don't sell them - you can find them online at many stores, though). This week I opened those puppies up and played with them!

The video below is results of the playtime. I use Technique Junkies Stamps and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs Stencils with  Art Anthology Fairy Dust in Gilded Gold to create a shimmering ombre look. I love the look, love the stamps I used, and loved the technique. Wait till you see my fingers in the video - you will see the evidence of my work on my inky digits.

One more thing: I added a bunch of things to the Clearance area on my site this week -- trying to make room for new stuff. Check them out!

Here are the products I used on the finished card are here:
Garden Gate Stencil


Linen Dots

Snow Swirls
Survive Together
Fluff your Tutu

Snowflakes Fall

Grey Days
Shimmering Ombre Distress Oxide Inks
Here is the video:
Shimmering Ombre Distress Oxides with Stamps and Stencils
Shimmering Ombre Distress Oxides with Stamps and Stencils

These are the finished pieces from the video:
 




I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!
 
Sincerely,
 

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Colorful Paint Rings using MISTI, Distress Inks and Color Burst Powders

Good Morning!  Chris here today, sharing a colorful card using the new background stamp, Paint Rings and the greeting stamp, Stay Humble.

Today I started ,my card with a panel of Canson cold press watercolor paper.  I've recently been having lots of fun using Color Burst powders to paint with, so this is where I began my card.  I added a small area water to the center of my panel and using a wet brush to pick up turquoise Color Burst powder from a craft mat, dropped into my wet panel.  I used a heat gun to dry the panel and added more color twice, building up color slowly, and controlling the area.

I let this dry fully then stamped the Stay Humble greeting with Versafine Ink.



I then did a bit of selective inking using my MISTI.  I placed my panel of cold press watercolor paper and the Linen Dots background stamp in my MISTI and using Distress ink cubes, I selectively inking and repeatedly stamping small areas of the background stamp with Distress ink.  Often I had to double stamp to get the intensity of color and coverage that I wanted on the textured paper.    I used a number of bright colors of ink moving throughout the panel, grouping them by area or size of the rings.

I loved the colorful look of the paint but wanted a bit more intense color, so I added a bit of matching Color Burst using that same painting technique of picking up powders with a brush.  I made sure to "color outside the lines" just bit too to add to the painty-ness!

When dry, I trimmed the panel to 4.25" x 5.5" and adhered it to a card base with liquid glue and pressing it under a book to dry flat.




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CHRISTMAS LINEN DOTS

Helloooo Junkies!!!! 

Did you enjoy the 30 days of Christmas celebration?  Did you grab yourself some great deals and stock your Christmas stamp collection with the awesome Technique Junkie Stamps?  It was so much fun to see all the fabulous creations with these stamps.  We all want to see your creations on the Technique Junkies FaceBook page, so please join us there and show off your creations.  

I have a quick and fun card for you today using "Linen Dots" from the October 2017 Release.  .  I like to try and create Christmas cards using non-Christmas type stamps, sometimes and love how this came out.  


After stamping this stamp on a white cs panel in Versamark Ink, I heat embossed it with gold ep and colored various circles with Copic Markers.  I embossed the sentiment from the "Gifts of Christmas Set of 5"  in gold ep on a piece of vellumn and adhered it to the front of the panel.  They were both then layered on a gold cs panel.  Quick and easy but I so love the results.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today.  Thanks for stopping by.  

Don't forget, you can purchase any TJ Stamps (except those from the November Release) for a full 10% discount just by using my code.  TJ10CHERI.  


New Technique Junkies Challenge - Gradient Sponging!


Today is the start of a new challenge! 
You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until December 10th to enter. Winner will be announced November 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Gradient Sponging
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my version of this technique you will need:

 cardstock
 inks (I used Ranger Distress inks)
MISTI 
sponge
Scrap of paper or post-it notes

Stamps used: Autumn (set of 6)


I laid a piece of scrap paper (hold firmly or use washi tape to hold) over 
my card and sponged on Dried Marigold ink. 


I moved my paper down and sponged with Ripe Persimmon ink.


I moved my paper down and sponged with Barn Door ink 
and then did a final layer with Aged Mahogany Ink.


I splattered a little Barn Door ink (add a little water and splatter with a paint brush) 
and then added my sentiment in black ink. 

I stamped and watercolored my leaves in the same ink colors to finish my card.

Save 10% at Technique Junkies Stamps! 
Use the code TJ10Jeanne


Have a great day!
Jeanne
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Monday, November 13, 2017

30 Days of Christmas Day 30! Last Day of our Christmas Stamp Sale!


Today is day 30 of the 30 Days of Christmas! 
Every day for the last 30 days the Technique Junkies design team has 
posted Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! And today is the last day!

Today is the last day to take advantage of....

EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% 
during the 30 Days of Christmas! 

You can see all the stamps that are on sale HERE

Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.
Want an extra 10 % off on Christmas stamps? Use code TJ10Jeanne

I used Rustic Pine and Gifts of Christmas (set of 5) I used ink pads to swipe ink onto my 
background in various colors and the used a paintbrush and bleach to remove some color. 
I stamped the tree image (Rustic Pine) in brown ink and then added some green to the tree. 



Have a great day!
Jeanne



Sunday, November 12, 2017

30 Days Of Christmas Day 29!



Today is day 29 of the 30 Days of Christmas! 
Every day from today through November 13th the Technique Junkies design team will be 
posting Christmas cards to inspire your Holiday spirit! But that's not all...


EVERY stamp in the Christmas category is discounted 20% 
during the 30 Days of Christmas! 
You can see all the stamps that are on sale HERE

Just add them to your cart and the stamps will be discounted automatically.
Want an extra 10 % off on Christmas stamps? Use code TJ10Jeanne

I used Draped Ornaments and Gifts of Christmas (set of 5) for today's card




Have a great day!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Snowy Church - 30 Days of Christmas Day 28

From October 15 thorough November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 20% off  during this event!  And if a customer uses my TJ10Judy code, the customer can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off!   Be sure you go and see what the Design Team is doing at https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .


Two Technique Junkies Stamps are using on this card.  One is Country Church - http://techniquejunkies.com/country-church/  , and Gifts of  Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

I heat embossed the church with detail clear embossing powder on white card stock.  Once it had cooled (as I didn't want to smear the hot embossing powder) I burnished the entire scene with a light aqua dye based ink. I burnished and burnished until all of the details helped the white to stand out in relief.    I only used the two words from one of the verses in the Gifts of Christmas set - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

The focal image and the greeting were layered on aqua card stock.  

Two more days  and I will share my last TJ 2017 ~ 30 Days of Christmas card with you! 

And remember you can get a 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.

I hope you are shopping, Stampers!


Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson