Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Shoes and Barbed Wire - Technique Junkies July Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy July, Junkies!!  Summer is well on it's way and the Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the new exciting July Releases with you.  As always, Technique Junkies Stamps is right there with you celebrating the important things in life with wonderful new images along with the right kind of sentiments.  So join us today as we hop into July and showcase all the new goodies.  Don't forget to to visit each team members blog in order not to miss any of the fun.  If you  haven’t started at the beginning, please visit the Technique Junkie Designer Blog (http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com) so you are sure to catch it all!

You've just seen Jerri Jones's project and isn't her work just awesome?!?!  She's so good at putting stamps and colors together to create the perfect card.  She's awesome!

Here is the hop participants in order:




I decided to try my hand at a card for a change of pace.  I used the 180 Degree Stamping Technique from Bodacious Backgrounds along with the new Barbed Wire #S611.  I then stamped The Right Shoes #SD610 onto a white piece of card stock and carefully cut them out.  I then matted them on a black piece of cardstock and trimmed that.  





The sentiment you see comes with The Right Shoes and was was treated the same way the stamped image of the shoes was.  I then matted everything on a red piece of card and then onto a black piece.  I love the contrast you get with red and black.

Love the new July releases?  Well they are currently on sale for 15% off through next week!   Go to http://techniquejunkies.com/ click on July 2015 Releases.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts in my comments section.  I truly love hearing what you have to say!  You are now ready for the next stop on our July Releases Hop ---Sally Lynn McDonald!  Why don't you drop by her blog and see what she has in store for you!


Until later,




Marilyn

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gratitude Mini Album

Hi everyone! I'm back today to share a mini album I created for Basically Bare's.  For today's project, I used the Oh So Mini Tabbed Album.  This is a great ringed album and you can personalize it with your choice of a variety of materials (chipboard, felt, watercolor paper, and/or acrylic).  For mine, I chose to go with all chipboard.
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I used a Farm House 6x6 paper pad to cover all my pages.
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I used mini Cabinet Card frames. and Found Relatives from Tim Holtz, and stickers from my stash.
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An assortment of rub-ons, Tim Holtz Photobooth Vintage Photos, and journaling tags.
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These albums can function as mini-scrapbooks, art journals, or photo albums.
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Or you can do what I did and just have fun with them.
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I always leave the backs of my albums plain.  In this case, I added white rub-ons to the top two corners and the middle bottom.
Looking for Basically Bare products?  Just go to our Website and sign up for an account (you'll need an account to view pricing).  And yes, Basically Bare does sell at retail.



Marilyn

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Feel Art Journal Page

I created the following journal page for a swap I participated in over on the Yahoo group Art for the Creative Mind.  The theme for the swap was Nature/Feel.  Also, I used it for my Art Anthology project where the June's monthly theme is Empowerment.  When I across the quote I used, I thought it was perfect for both applications. 

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 Here's how you can create a similar page:
Check out How to Create a Quote-Based Journal Page by Marilyn by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And a few closeups
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 I hope you enjoyed this project and have a great day!

 

Marilyn

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sailing Away Journal Page for Technique Junkies

Good morning everyone!  Today I have a journal page featuring Technique Junkies stamps.  Specifically, I used Sea Waves S628 and Listen to the Sea SDX053.



To complete the page, I sprayed Art Anthology Waimea Bay and Ink Spot Colorations on the lower half of the page.  Next I stamps Sea Waves S628 and then resprayed both colors.  The top half was sprayed with Glorious Colorations and I then drew in the mountains with Kona Velvet.  The sun was done with Lemon Tart, Tango, and Desire Velvet.

Next, I sprayed Juicy and Raider Colorations onto my mat and misted with water, and also thinned out some Desire Velvet with water.  Using a round brush, I then stroked the colors across the page until I liked the way it looked.

The sentiment Listen to the Sea SDX053 was stamped onto a piece of cardstock that had been sprayed with Art Anthology Plush and Juicy Colorations.  I then cut it out and adhered it to my page.  The last think I did was glue on a little sailboat I had in my stash.

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Until later.............................


Marilyn

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sitting on the Dock in the Bay - June Technique Junkies Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy June, Junkies!!  It's officially Summer (well for our purposes anyway) and the Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the new exciting June Releases with you.  Now that it's nice and warm, with those sunny days you expect, we can turn our minds to the thoughts of water, sun, and fun!  As always, Technique Junkies Stamps is right there with you celebrating the important things in life with wonderful new images and just the right kind of sentiments.  So join us today as we hop into June and showcase all the new goodies.  Don't forget to to visit each team members blog in order not to miss any of the fun.  If you  haven’t started at the beginning, please visit the Technique Junkie Designer Blog (http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com) so you are sure to catch it all!

You've just seen Judy Jackson's project and isn't her work just awesome?!?!  I love her use of color whether is be mists, paints, or ink.  She's truly amazing.

Here is the hop participants in order:


My art journal spread features two of the new releases for June, Old Pier S622 & Winds of Change SD621.



I started out by stamping Old Pier S622 onto both pages of my journal.  I then used Art Anthology Waimea Bay and Ink Spot Colorations to color in water.


For the clouds, I drew cloud shapes and then filled in with copious amount of Art Anthology Cotton Velvet mixed with a little Aloha Velvet so the cloud would look "fluffy".  The sky was colored with Art Anthology Glorious Colorations and a wash of Cotton Velvet and Waimea Bay Colorations.



Finally, I painted a few seagulls with Art Anthology Cotton and Tuxedo Velvets and scattered them across my pages.  The sentiment is Winds of Change SD621.

Love the new June releases?  Well they are currently on sale for 15% off through next week!   Go to http://techniquejunkies.com/click on New Stamps, then on June 2015 Releases.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts in my comments section.  I truly love hearing what you have to say!  You are now ready for the next stop on our June Releases Hop ---Kathy Stacy!  Why don't you drop by her blog and see what she has in store for you!

Until later,


Sunday, May 24, 2015

CHIRP!! Yep, a Journal Page

Hi everyone.  I've got a new project up for Art Anthology today.  Here's a look at it; it's a double journal page. I used lots of yummy colors and filled up the front and back of a page.
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Here’s how I created this and the backside of the page:
And some closeups:
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The back of the page:
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Thank you for joining me today. Journal pages are a lot of fun to create and I love to let my creativity run wild! Hope you enjoyed it.
Until later……………..



Monday, May 11, 2015

And the WINNER is! (only a month and a half late) of my GIVEAWAY

Good evening.  Just a quick post here to announce my giveaway winner.  Did I forget?  No, life got in the way and I was struggling with a ton of stuff.  But FINALLY here the winning name is, thanks to Random.org

Drum roll please.............

 Paula said...
Hmm, my favorite technique is really simple; inking edges, I can't leave anything uninked, it looks nekkid to me.
April 4, 2015 at 5:26 AM
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So Paula, please email me at mcgoo4(at)gmail(dot)com with your full name and mailing address and I will get this out to you.  I'm going to throw in an extra spray since this has taken so long.
Until later...............