Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Release Blog Hop - Technique Junkies

Good Morning and Happy September, Junkies!!  I know we are well on the way to Fall and then Christmas!  Well I can and what better way to bring in September than with a blog hop.  The Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the new exciting September Releases with you.  So join us today as we hop into September 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 Gini Cagle's project and isn't her work just awesome?!?!  She uses such vibrant colors when she creates her gorgeous cards.

Here is the hop participants in order:
I was in the Christmas mood, so decided to create this Christmas card.  The only thing left is to decide who to send it to.  I used two of our new Christmas releases, Ornament and Merry Christmas 2.





I stamped both with Versafine ink onto a piece of card and then cut them out.  For the Ornament, I painted with Art Anthology Shamrock and Desire Velvet, then gave the entire image a coat of Art Anthology Gold Metal Effects.  I matted both the ornament and the sentiment with a piece of Christmas paper I had in my stash and then with a piece of deep red card.  Finally, I affixed both to a black card.  I love the contrast I got with the black, red, and green.  The colors really stand out.

Love the new September releases?  Well they are currently on sale for 15% off through this weekend!   Go to http://techniquejunkies.com/ click on September 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,

Friday, August 21, 2015

Walking

Good morning!  I've been playing with tags again and I have a quirky one ready for you today using a couple of Technique Junkies stamps.


I sprayed the tag with Art Anthology Colorations in Plush, Juicy, and Glorious.  I then stenciled a couple of butterflies using the Art Anthology Butterfly Flight stencil and Mud.  I painted the butterflies with Art Anthology Dimensional Gems in Garner, Flourite, and Emerald and glued down some Prills in Gourd-Jus, Berry Nice, and Plum Crazy.

Since my background was done, I went to work with my Technique Junkies stamps.  I stamped Fan Girl and Do Wah Ditty onto a piece of mixed media paper, cut them out and then painted.  Fan Girl was painted with Art Anthology Lemon Tart, Portobello, and Cotton Candy Velvet and Silver Metal Effects.  I sprayed the Do Wah Ditty sentiment with Art Anthology Colorations in Wild Orchid.

A couple of pieces of fiber and I was done!

Hope you enjoyed today's tag.

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


Marilyn

Friday, August 7, 2015

Dream Journal Page

Good morning everyone!  Today, I have a journal page I created from one on my paint journal pages.  What I call my paint journal is an art journal where I put all the left over paint, texture paste, wet stencils, and inked stamps that I have when I'm completing a project.  I just smear things across the page and it creates some wonderful backgrounds for future projects.


I started with one of my more colorful pages that incorporated several colors of Art Anthology Velvet (I see Mardi Gras (discontinued), Fiji, and Lagoon to name a few), the Art Anthology Beehive Stencil, and some Art Anthology Colorations (Glorious and Plush).

I stamped Vintage Balloon Collage from Technique Junkies onto a piece of card and then cut out both balloons.  The top of the larger one was sprayed with Art Anthology Colorations in Heart and the bottom painted with Art Anthology Velvet in Fiesta and Fiji. The smaller balloon was painted with Art Anthology Velvet in Limeade and Tango.

After placing my balloons and gluing them down, I traced over parts of the stenciled image with a black maker, red marker, and white gel pen.  The balloons were also traced with a black marker followed by the white gel pen in order for them to stand out against the background.

Lastly, I added my sentiment from Technique Junkies Dream Quotes also tracing it with a black marker.

Hope you enjoyed today's page.  Now you know not to just wipe up all that colorful goodness from your craft mat.  Brush it onto a blank journal page, trowel it on with a palette knife, or de-ink your stamps by stamping them over onto a page.

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



Marilyn

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