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.


-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


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


  1. I love your textures. It is great to see all the wonderful styles. TFS

  2. STUNNING! Love the BOLDNESS of this piece. Great background to this!

  3. Really beautiful - love the bold colors!

  4. Ooooh, very nice!

  5. LOVVEEE the Glitzy lace ion this! You are the glitzy lace queen!

  6. Beautiful card - I also like all those colors and that stamp is from my favorite Kit - Nature's wonder......thanks for sharing :)

  7. Beautiful, beautiful card. Lovely colours.

  8. Oh this is cool!!! I love the glitzy lace! Beautiful! Marva

  9. This is such a classy card. Very, very nice Glitzy Lace.

  10. So pretty Cathy, I must give these a go!

  11. Beautiful techniques- love the lace! I love the images you used- stunning card!