Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sneak Peek for the February TJ Newsletter

Mono Die Technique Sneak Peek
I just love the beauty and simplicity of this new technique from the February Technique Junkies newsletter. I used a heart die cut from BossKut. The heart has a lovely flourish on one side. I used one of the flourish cut outs as an embellishment underneath the greeting. The stamp for the greeting is from Inkadinakadoo.
I sponged each heart with red ink to highlight the edges. The base card of white card stock and the white mat for the greeting were also sponged with red ink.
Gold glimmer mist spray was spritzed over the hearts before adding the matted greeting. That spritz of gold glimmer mist added an elegant touch to the card.
I hope your Valentine's Day is filled with love!
Judy Jackson

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sneak Peek - Dabbed Shimmers!

Hello Junkies! I hope you're all doing well today. Here in Mississippi we are in the middle of an ice storm - what better time to play around with ink, paper, and a fantastic new technique?

My card features the Dabbed Shimmers technique, which will be appearing in the February/March newsletter. I had never even heard of Shimmers before I received this assignment. Now I don't think I can live without them! It is always so hard to capture techniques that have any sort of shine or shimmery quality to them....especially when it's dark and dreary outside. Trust me when I tell you that this has an incredibly beautiful glow. You are definitely going to love this technique!

After creating my background, I ran it through the Cuttlebug to give it a little extra dimension. My new stamps from from Artistic Outpost's Birds of a Feather collection were the perfect complement to such a Spring-y color palette.

I can't wait to see what you all create with this wonderful technique!

Shelly Hickox

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine Mermaid




My Valentine Mermaid!


I have four little grandchildren - three girls and a boy. This year for their Valentine's cards I am doing something very different for each one. I am making a punched figure as the focal image on each one.

I am not creative to figure out how to use punches create people or animals from punches. Fortunately, there are lots of folks out there who are! The original mermaid was crafted by Hewitt Hulse. I had to change it up to fit my own idea and design but she made the first card i saw with a punches mermaid.

I used that luscious background - an all-time favorite of mine - Antiqued Glimmer! What wonderful water and ocean it made! I used three shades of Distress ink - Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, and Dusty Concord - and gold glimmer mist.

For my little mermaid's fish scales I used that wonderful shimmery text weight paper you can get from Paper Temptress. The hearts are made from this same kind of paper. The sea weed is punched with a Martha Stewart punch - other wise all of the other punches used are from Stampin' Up! The rhinestone bling is from a craft store. The stamp is from Stampin' Up!

I think my four year old little granddaughter will love her Valentine from Gramma and Poppa! I know I sure had fun making it for her!

Judy Jackson

Monday, January 25, 2010

From The Funny Farm....

Greetings from the funny farm! Today, I'm sharing a project featuring the Alcohol Ink Press (04/07) and Cuttlebug Highlight (10/08) techniques. Both are great techniques and sure to add that right amount of interesting! This stamp sheet from Artistic Outpost has multiple images perfect for the Alcohol Ink Press technique, but I chose this one....mostly because I say this same thing once or twice a day! See my funny farm here.







TTFN, Jane

Modern Grid

Here is my first contribution to the Technique Junkies Design Blog. I choose to do an old technique.

The Modern Grid is from the April/May Newsletter in 2007 and this technique was a real hit. I forgot all about how wonderful this is. It is easy to do it with any stamp you have (bold or fine). I used Michael Strongs mini stamps. In the middle of the flower I added a glitter gemstone. Happy stamping!

Hetty Sanders/ The Netherlands

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Trust in the Lord, & To Everything There is a Season.

Both cards are from June 2006 Newsletter, Watercolor Roll.
Stamp credits are; Our Daily Bread, Lighthouse from Rubber Cottage, Trees from Gina K, Stampscapes and Cornish Heritage Farms.
























Thanks for stopping in. Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Feathered Mo!

What by chance is a feathered Mo? Well.......here is a card that uses THE most adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil. It is called End of Summer. The minute I saw it I KNEW I NEEDED it!! I spent quite a bit of time coloring it in with my copics. I really wanted to do it justice! I hope you like the little hint of circles on her shirt! BUT for the light yellow background, I hadn't worked on it before the rest of the image and didn't want to mess it up so I did it with my prismacolor pencils/gamsol. Now you know the Mo part of the title.......the feathered part of the title is the background she sits on. It is called Feathered Tie Dye and is a technique from the December 08 newsletter. When that technique came out I made a TON. It was such a fun thing to do that I just couldn't stop. Now, I have wads of the paper in my stash and it just worked wonderful for this image. The small words (which I have no idea where they came from) were stamped on white but I colored it with air brushed copics. I hope you enjoy this image and want to try the technique for yourself. You'll go crazy just like I did!!




Ann Clack (Stamps&cars)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Art Squared Valentine

From CD 7 Art Squared TQ.


Stamp credits are CTMH, Hero Arts and Magenta.

Card is 8 x 5 ¼

Stampin’ Hugs Vada


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Double Bugging

Hello, fellow TJers! This simple card was made using the Double Bugging technique from the June/July 2009 issue. Folders are by Cuttlebug, frame dies are Spellbinders, tree stamp is from Inkadinkadoo, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.





Now, go get out your back issues and start trying these techniqes. Many of them can be made with items you have on hand!



Have fun!



Cathy Yamashita

Fossil Stone

I love this technique! It can be made with soft colors or with bright ones, but I prefer the soft ones, such as SU's Bashful Blue and Mellow Moss, which I used for this one.   The technique is found in the April 2006 newsletter.    Stamp:  "Iluminata" by Inkadinkado.....inked for the first time for this card (4 1/4x 5 1/2 inches).      Evelyn Spikes