Saturday, October 16, 2010
The stamps on this card are by Stampin' Up. The sentiment was printed on my computer.
The CD is $17.95 for US and Canadian Residents (Overseas, $19.95US). You can order 3 ways:
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Woo Hoo - New Crafting Ideas!!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
And here is the card I made using the sketch. Panels B anc C on my card use the Faded Textures technique from the new newsletter. The sentiment stamp is by Inky Antics.
The next stop on your magical mystery tour is Chrissy D. Hop on over to see what she has up her sleeve.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I have one 2010 CD available for a Give-Away! Leave a response on this post for your chance to win it. One week from today, I will do a random drawing. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you for your snail-mail address.
In case you aren't fortunate enough to win the freebie, never fear. The CDs are now available to order, and you can also subscribe to the Technique Junkie Newsletter. It comes every other month and contains 10 to 16 techniques, plus access to the on-line printable step-by-step version with photos and lots of additional finished samples.
Go here for a printable sample with artwork so you can see what the CD contains. The CD is $19.95 for non-subscribers or $14.95 for subscribers.
If you'd like to subscribe to the newsletter, a one-year subscription is $16.95, or $29.95 with the new CD. These prices are for US only, and are valid through 12-1-10. To subscribe, send an e-mail to Pat Huntoon at email@example.com
Good luck! Post away & we'll see who wins next week!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Here is my example using this issue's sketch. The glitter was applied using a technique from the August 2010 issue called Glitter Ribbons. I LOVE glitter. The background employs Sanded Cord'dinations from the April 2010 issue. The butterfly and speckle stamps are by Stampin' Up. Sentiment and lips are from a Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi set.
Below is the sketch for you to follow for the challenge. If you create a card per the rules and share a link, you will be entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes from Technique Junkie sponsors. When you visit Pat's Technique by Design Blog at the end of your journey, you will get all the details on how to post your link.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
One of my favorite digital scrapbook stores is Scrapbookgraphics Studio Girls, and one of my very favorite designers is Tangie Baxter. She just came out with the most fantastic, bizarre, wonderful, shades of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" kit called Steampunk Bandwagon. You can buy individual parts of the kit, but what the heck, just get the entire Mega Bundle. It's a huge savings if you buy the bundle, anyway.
I was so excited that immediately after downloading the kit, I plopped right down in front of my laptop and designed the following layout. This one took me about 5 hours to choose elements, reduce, enlarge, crop, enhance and shade. I'm actually using this for my live, local card swap group for this month's theme of things that fly. It's a stamp club, but hopefully they won't shoot me for sharing a digital creation.
This was so much fun! You can click on the picture to see a much larger version. Notice that Mona Lisa is holding a souvenier sized Statue of Liberty, minus the shades and bling I adorned her with in the larger version.
This kit just has so many possibilites. I know I'll be playing with this one for a long time!
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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Then come back here and find out where to go next! When you make your last stop (at Pat's blog, The Technique Trail), you will find directions on posting a link to your entry.
Here is the sketch for this month.
And here is my interpretation of the sketch. I used the "Double Duty Melted Wax" techniqe from the June 2010 issue of Technique Junkie Newsletter, and "Sanded Core'dinations" from the April/May 2010 issue. The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo and the dotted swirls are from Limited Edition. I'm sorry I don't know the maker of the birdcage & bird stamps. I received those images in an image swap.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The stamps are by Artistic Outpost and are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with black embossing powder. The image piece is mounted on black, then on brushed copper card stock.
I made extra pieces, so you may see more postings - maybe a birdcage or some gears in our future!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The challenge this week is to make a card with "No Layers". You can see my example below. It is actually two layers, as I mounted the white piece with all the images onto a navy base card. But all the images were added to a single layer of white card stock by masking and stamping. Makes you look twice, doesn't it! The face is the S & D Cheyenne, and the background stamp is the S&D Cheyenne Flourish. By the way, if you have trouble finding ethnic stamps, take a look at the whole "Ladies" series of stamps. They are fantastic and look good with any ethnic coloring you choose.
You can go to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog to see the other lovely entries by Design Team Members.
Have a sunny week!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Now you can hop on over to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies blog to see all the creations the Design Team came up with for you today!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Today's card uses one of my very favorite techniques called Glitzy Lace from the April/May 2010 issue of Technique Junkie Newsletter. Not a subscriber to Technique Junkie yet? Go here for all the information, plus free Watercolor Crayon Tutorials!
One of my dear friends has me make all her cards, and this one is for her in-laws' 50th Wedding Anniversary in May. The lace I used in making this card was a leftover piece from a wedding dress I made for a sister-in-law in 1984. The numbers are Cuttlebug die cuts and the frame die is by Nestabilities. The Glitzy Lace piece is edged with a gold Krylon Leafing Pen, then mounted on Brushed Gold card stock and Paper Trey Stampers' Select White card stock.
I hope you are enjoying Spring!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Be sure to pop over to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog to see all the creations by the Design Team.
Have a wonderful Easter!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Here is the sketch you need to follow. NOTE: I have all the directions for you here. There are some errors in the newsletter directions for the sketch. Pat has a new pdf file for the directions on the Technique Junkie site for the Apirl/May 2010 Issue in case you want to print it.
And here are directions for the sketch:
Remember that you must use at least two different Technique Junkie techniques on your card.
The deadline for the challenge is May 15, 2010.
-Base cardstock: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored in half to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
-Layer one: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Coordinating Cardstock
-Layer A: 4 1/8" x 2" piece of "Technique" Paper/Cardstock
-Layer B: 1 1/2" x 3/4" piece of "Technique" Paper/Cardstock
-Layer C: 1/4" x 1 1/2" strip of "Technique" Paper/Cardstock
-Layer D: 1 1/2" x 3 1/8" piece of "Technique" Paper/Cardstock
-Layer E: 1/2" x 3 5/8" piece of "Technique" Paper/Cardstock
-Focal Image or Greeting Stamp (approximately 2 1/4" x 2 1/4")
-Three small brads, buttons, flowers, or other embellishment
1. Attach Layers A through E to Layer One, folloiwng the arrangement in the sketch.
2. Attach the three embellishments to the bottom right corner of layer E.
3. Attach Layer One to the Base Cardstock, leaving even spacing between the tops and sides of the pieces..
4. Attach the Focal Image to the center of the layered rectangles.
Here is my sample. I used "Glitzy Lace" from the April/May 2010 Issue and "Double Bugging" from the June/July 2009 Issue. Card stock is Basic Black and Brushed Gold. Focal image is from Club Scrap. Double Bugging was done using Cuttlebug folders. This card is VERY sparkly in real life!
OK, now you can head on over to Lisa's Blog. And best of luck with your entries!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
We'll keep you posted when Beth's new S&D blog is up and running, and we will get back to those wonderful prizes.
Have a great weekend.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
OK, now it's your turn. This is a great color combination. Lets see what you can do with it!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Below is the card I made with the Luck of the Irish stamp. The central image is colored with Copic Markers. I used a Cuttlebug folder on the yellow cardstock and also on the green cardstock. The green is a piece of Core'dinations, which I sanded after running it through the folder. It was cut out using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. I then cut into the edge at each scallop and bent the petals up to make a flower.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
On my card, I used the chick from the Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers set. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Sultry set.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Don't ask what possessed me to use the Happy Moose stamp for this card, but I think she's pretty cute. She even has an earring with a charm that says, "Made with Love". My dear hubby loved this card. If you are familiar with the "Spore" video game, he thinks my moose looks like a Spore creature!
I hope you enjoyed this little fantasy trip today!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This was a fun technique that I had not tried before. Now it's your turn. Dig out those issues of Technique Junkies Newsletter that you've been waiting to try. . . and try them!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
So, make a card using Red, Pink, and Cream. Then hop over to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog for instructions on posting a link to your creation and the chance to win any two Stampavie stamps by Rachelle Anne Miller and/or Sarah Kay. The stamp images are adorable and are perfect for coloring with your favorite medium - pencils, watercolors, Copics, etc.
Here's my card using Rachelle Anne Miller's stamp, Lily and Milo. The image is colored with Copic Markers. Crystal hearts adorn the corners of the image. I also used a Cuttlebug folder on the red cardstock, and a Cuttlebug alphabet die set to make the "love" letters from glitter card stock.
I hope you enjoy my sample. Let's see what you come up with!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Here's my sample following today's sketch. I used the S&D Large Fish, Basic Grey Sultry card stock, Coquette Flowers, Paper Trey white card stock, and Stampin' Up Sage Shadow card stock. The image was colored with Copic Markers.
Monday, February 1, 2010
OK, here's my sample:
For my background squares, I used Pulled Pastels and Marker Tapping from the Feb/March 2010 issue, and Antiques Glimmers from the Dec 2009/Jan 2010 issue. The main image employs the Wisped Frames techniqe from the Feb/Mar 2010 issue. Image and sentiment are Stampendous acrylics. A Spellbinders die was used for the main image. Card stock is black, white, and brushed gold. The central image was colored with Copic Markers YR23, G24, G99, and BG09, and the piece was outlined with a gold Krylon Leafing Pen.
Your next stop on the hop is Shelly.
Can't wait to see what YOU come up with!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I used Cheyenne and Cheyenne Fourish. The flourish is stamped on Basic Grey "Sultry" paper with a glue pad, then brushed with Brilliant Gold Pearlex. Cheyenne is stamped on acetate with black StazOn solvent ink and colored on the reverse with Copic markers (you can use any alcohol markers). The brads are Basic Grey "Two Scoops", and the flowers are "Coquette". The Basic Grey is mounted on black cardstock edged with a gold Krylon Leafing Pen.
I hope you enjoy this lovely lady!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
If you click on the picture, it brings up the full-size version. But you still can't see the frosting highlights or the shadow around the flower.
The lovely fairy image is an unmounted rubber stamp from Prickly Pear. The flower is a cling mounted rubber stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. And the cupcake is an acrylic stamp from a set made by Pink Persimmon.
The best recommendation I can make is to play with your Copics and try lots of color combinations. When you find something you like, scribble the combination into a notebook and write the colors beside it.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Paper Temptress is offering a Silver Lustre Package for every donation of $10 or more that is donated to any charity for Haiti by anyone for the next two weeks. All you have to do is e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with some form of proof, an e-mail confirming the donation, a cc bill (of course cover the numbers), or any type of proof of a donation with an address and I will send you a Silver Lustre package (my absolute favorite) free of charge. There is no great joy than giving! I hope to hear from all of you so please donate to any charity of your choice to help during this tragedy. Please spread the word, also.
Thanks for giving this some consideration!