Saturday, August 1, 2015

Technique Junkies Blog Hop - Love that Face!

Good Morning and Happy August, Junkies!!  I know we have reached the Dog Days of Summer, but can't you just feel Fall right around the corner?  Well I can and what better way to bring in  August than a blog hop.  The Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the new exciting August Releases with you.  So join us today as we hop into August 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?!?!  She uses such soft touches of color with her projects and creates some really gorgeous cards.

Here is the hop participants in order:
I wanted to use the new gorgeous release, Let's Face It 5 and it worked perfectly with one of the extra-large tags.



I sprayed the tag with Art Anthology Colorations in Waimea Bay, Heart, and Salted Caramel.  Next I stampd Let's Face It 5 on a piece of cardstock and cut it out.

Her face is painted with a mix of Art Anthology Kona and Portobello Velvet, her turban is Tango and Fiji Velvet, eyes are Sunshine and Mint Julep Sorbet, and her lips are painted with Desire Velvet.  I wrapped a piece of orange cord through a Word Band and tied it off in back and added a few rubons.  Lastly, I strung several pieces of fiber through the hole and called it done.



Love the new August releases?  Well they are currently on sale for 15% off through next week!   Go to http://techniquejunkies.com/ click on August 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 August Releases Hop --- Robin Redd!  Why don't you drop by her blog and see what she has in store for you!

Until later,






Marilyn

Friday, July 24, 2015

It's in the Bag

Good morning.  I got a small canvas bag as a gift with something I had purchased and decided it would be a good size to keep small, miscellaneous bits and pieces in.  The problem was it was too plain, so I decided to decorate it with Technique Junkies stamps and Art Anthology paints.



I stamped the Vintage Daisy Collage stamp in Versamark ink and then painted in the daisies with Art Anthology Lemon Tart, Desire, Tango, Tuxedo, and Shamrock Velvets.  I then masked the daisies off and sprayed the entire bag with Art Anthology Salted Caramel Colorations.

Next I took a Tim Holtz trinket pin and with a jump ring, attached a Tim Holtz Type Charm with my initial ("M").  Now the bag is ready for use.

That's it for today.  Until later........................



Marilyn

Friday, July 10, 2015

Children and Flowers

Good morning everyone!  I've got two journal pages to share with you today featuring Technique Junkies stamps.



For the first page, I sprayed a piece of watercolor paper with Art Anthology Ink Spot, Heart, and Waimea Bay Colorations.  I then stamped Rose Urn Collage with Versifine ink and embossed in red, green, and black.  I then used Art Anthology's Cracked stencil and some heavy black gesso to add texture.  Next  I sprayed a piece of cardstock with Art Anthology Patience Colorations, stamped out one of the sentiments from Sentimental Sayings, and added that to my page.  Finally, I placed my image and several butterflies and flat-backed gems around my page.


For the second page (back of the first), I sprayed with Art Anthology Waimea Bay and Patience Colorations and when that was dry, stamped Tropical Flowers, repeating until the page was covered.  The sentiment is People Will Stare (small) and was stamped on a scrap piece of pre-misted cardstock I had.  I then placed my images and scattered several painted starbursts across the page.

I love the way this turned out and the pages should now be residing with their new owner.

Hope you enjoyed!

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



Marilyn

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