Monday, February 1, 2010

Technique Junkie "Technique by Design" Challenge/Contest

Happy Monday, fellow Technique Junkies! Today is the big day that the Technique Junkies Feb/Mar 2010 issue goes on line. And . . . how would you like the opportunity to become a "TECHNIQUE JUNKIE FOR LIFE"?

First off, did you start at the Design Junkies Blog? If not, go there to start your journey through some wonderful samples from Vada and Judy using techniques from the new issue (and maybe some previous ones, too). Then come back here to see my card and find out where to go next.

For your chance to win "TJ FOR LIFE", you must make a card using the sketch below the contest instructions, and follow these specific directions:

1. In order to qualify for the drawing, at least two different TJ techniques must be used on your card, and one of those two must be used on the background squares.

2. The deadline for the challenge is March 15th.

3. The sketch uses a background made from six 1-1/2 inch squares; three sets of two different technique or cardstock pieces. In other words, 2 squares of a technique, 2 squares of a second technique, 2 other cardstock squares, either plain or using a third technique. Make sure your colors coordinate; using different techniques can give you some amazing results!

4. When you finish your card, go to Pat's Blog ( ) to make a comment and POST A LINK BACK TO YOUR CARD following Pat's directions!

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!



  1. GORGEOUS - I love the colors and the different techniques you used! TFS!

  2. Lovely card as inspiration for the challenge.
    Isn't this bird great. i love using it. Great background too.

  3. Great card - love the bird and the ways you used the different the sketch.

  4. The sketch is a fabulous idea!!! You did it well!!!TFS

  5. Isn't this a fun technique? I was so glad that I hadn't thrown away my Fiskars Shape things! lol Great card!

  6. How wonderful- great project!!! Fun Blog Hop

  7. All of your squares came out so great! I love your color combination. Fantastic card.

  8. your color choices are great - and it all came together really super! This is a fun blog hop!

  9. Great sample!Love the colors you used

  10. Beautiful! Love your card! Can't wait to try this myself!

  11. Your card makes me think of snuggling in by a roaring fire and watching all the birds at the birdfeeder. ") Beautiful!

  12. Stunning. Your techniques turned out so well. Love how you used yet another technique on the main image.