Monday, March 29, 2010

Technique Junkie - Technique By Design Challenge

For the brand new April/May 2010 Issue of Technique Junkie Newsletter, we have a great sketch challenge for you. Don't forget this is "Blog Hop Day". First off, did you see Vada and Judy's fantastic projects? If you didn't start at the Design Junkies Blog, go there first so that you don't miss anything. Follow the links in order to see projects by all the Design Team Members. At the end, you will go to Pat's blog for info on the fabulous prize and how to enter your art for the challenge.

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.

Supplies:

-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

-Coordinating Ink
-Focal Image or Greeting Stamp (approximately 2 1/4" x 2 1/4")
-Three small brads, buttons, flowers, or other embellishment

Directions:

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!

Cathy Y

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #35

Happy Saturday, fellow stampers! The Sunflowers and Dragonflies challenge this week is to make a birthday card using the JustRite birthday stamp from the JustRite Favorite Occasions Borders and Centers 1 5/8 inch set. Or, if you don't have that, make a birthday card using what you have. Sunflowers and Dragonflies are now carrying more JustRite stamps in different sizes, and even more will be there soon. Unfortunately, the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog has suffered some problems which prevent you from linking your cards and winning prizes. But you can still go there and see everyone's lovely art!

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.

Cathy Y

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #34

Today we have a color challenge for you. Make a card using the colors Pomegranate, Teal, and Artichoke. Then go the the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog to find out how to post a link to your card. If your entry is chosen, you will win the following adorable set of cupcake stamps. These are from the Sunflowers and Dragonflies exclusive line of stamps. I think they are the cutest cupcake stamps I've ever seen!
Following is the card I made for the challenge. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Sultry collection. The stamp is from the JustRite Favorite Occasions Borders and Centers collection. The image was colored with Copic Markers.

OK, now it's your turn. This is a great color combination. Lets see what you can do with it!

Cathy Y

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #33

Hello, Stampers! Today, it's all about the Luck of the Irish. If you'd like a chance to win the prize below, make a card using the Luck of the Irish stamp from the JustRite "Favorite Occasions Borders and Centers" set, or another St. Patrick's day stamp (if you don't have that set). Then go to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog for instructions on how to post a link to your creation.
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.
OK, your turn! Show us your stuff.
Cathy Y

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #32

Happy Saturday! Sunflowers and Dragonflies have a nice "Springy" challenge for you this week. Make an Easter card using the same Just Rite stamp that I used below, or another stamp if you don't have this one. Then hop over to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog for instructions on how to post a link to your card. If yours is chosen, you will win a $15 gift certificate for your choice of Sunflowers and Dragonflies merchandise.

On my card, I used the chick from the Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers set. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Sultry set.


I hope you have a warm & sunny Saturday. I'm off to my local Heirloom stamp convention!
Cathy