Thursday, December 1, 2016

Unconditional Love! Technique Junkies Showcase

Happy Thursday all! Today I am not only showcasing Technique Junkies here on my blog, but I have another post on the TJ Design team blog as part of the 30 Days of Christmas celebration- be sure to check it out. 
As many of you know I have 3 dogs that are very near and dear to my heart so I made this card using one of the fantastic Dog stamp sets from TJ: Dog Quotes


I used one of my favorite quotes from the set in a repeating pattern for the background of this fun and simple card for any dog lover! 
A large paw print, cut with a thin die (Paper Smooches) from textured black card stock, was added to the corner for a bit of interest!

There are so many quotes in this set that you could even make a set of notecards as a gift for the dog lover in your life, using a different quote or multiple quotes for the background image.
Thanks for joining me today and be sure to stop by the TJ blog also for my Christmas post!
Embrace Imperfection!
Pam

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I see skies of blue...Technique Junkies Showcase

Happy Wednesday all! Today I wanted to share a project featuring the Technique Junkies November release sentiment stamp Wonderful World


This stamp pairs perfectly with this simple background, created by running a piece of watercolor card stock through a "clouds" embossing folder and inking over with Distress inks (several shades of blue).


The sentiment itself was  stamped in black Versafine ink onto watercolor paper as well and "popped" onto the center of the background.
Thanks for joining me today and be sure to stay tuned to the Technique Junkies Design Team blog for the entire 30 days of Christmas going on now! 
Embrace Imperfection!
Pam

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Technique Junkies November Blog Hop



The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating November with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month.
If you are following the Technique Junkies Blog Hop, you have arrived here from  Beth Norman's blog.  Isn't her work incredible? If THIS is your first stop, please take a moment to start at the Design Team’s blog at techniquejunkies.blogspot.com so that you don’t miss any of the great artwork!

 You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The November release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 8th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale!

For my project I am featuring the stamp Coffee with Friends.



The background piece was created by using Alcohol Inks on a special paper called Yupo- then it  was dry embossed using a Tim Holtz Texture Fade folder. Such a unique look for the background and a great way to showcase this sentiment stamp!


Thanks for joining me today and be sure to continue on the hop and don't miss any of the great inspiration from these talented artists.  Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Judy Jackson!

Below is the entire blog listing -be sure to check them all out and return to the TJ website where you can find and purchase all these fantastic stamps!

Design Team Blog
Lanette Erickson
Cheri Weston
Karen McAlpine
Ro Donner
Kathy Stacy
Beth Norman
Pam DeChellis -YOU ARE HERE
Judy Jackson
Tonya Davidson
Pat Huntoon

Oh and don't forget to check out the "30 days of Christmas" from 11-15 to 12-15 featuring all things Christmas and Technique Junkies! Stay tuned to the Design Team Blog and mark your calendars!



Monday, October 3, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Halloween

Happy Monday all!  I am so excited to share some of my Halloween creations for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! I love this time of year and I love creating all kinds of spooky projects for Halloween.  
For this challenge, I have created a Graveyard scene, using a ton of Tim Holtz products and of course Ranger ink!


Some of the Tim Holtz Sizzix alterations dies used were: 
Headstone
Branch Tree
Bat mover and shaper
On the Edge -On the Fence
On the Edge-Graveyard
Coffin Box
The headstone was created using a technique I learned from Ranger a while back, using tissue paper and Distress Paint to obtain the worn look. All of the pieces were cut from grungeboard with the exception of the coffin-which was cut from heavy card stock. 



Distress paint was used to color the fences and trees, giving them a spooky and "old crickety" look.
This project was so much fun to create!


I am entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Halloween, be sure to check it out and join in too! And stay tuned for more of my Halloween projects this week!




Saturday, October 1, 2016

Technique Junkies October Blog Hop



The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating October with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month.  You should have arrived here from the amazing Beth Norman's blog. if not be sure to start there so not to miss all the great inspiration!

 You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The October release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 10th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale!


I created 3 Holiday cards using the Merry Christmas Wishes stamp.  It was stamped with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and then embossed with white embossing powder.
Over top I applied Distress Ink using a technique I learned from  Jennifer Mcguire.


Distress ink was applied to my craft sheet and then sprayed with pearlized water.  I then used my finger to actually paint this background.  This allows you more control than using a brush.




Thanks for joining me today and be sure to continue on the hop and don't miss any of the great inspiration from these talented artists.  Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Judy Jackson!

Below is the entire blog listing -be sure to check them all out and return to the TJ website where you can find and purchase all these fantastic stamps!

Design Team Blog
Lanette Erickson
Karen McAlpine
Kathy Stacy
Beth Norman
Pam DeChellis -YOU ARE HERE
Judy Jackson
Tonya Davidson
Pat Huntoon


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Friday, September 30, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Welcome back Junkies!  I am back today to share another project featuring  a few of the holiday themed stamps from Technique Junkies


I created the background by randomly stamping one of the Christmas trees from the set onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock with Ranger Dye Inks.  Then I applied distress markers over top using the Distress Marker spritzer by Tim Holtz to create the soft mist.  I added the circle Date-o-Matic and the sentiment to finish off the piece.  What a fun and festive- and quick Christmas note card!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join the Technique Junkies Design Team tomorrow for the October Blog Hop!
Embrace Imperfection!
Pam

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Merry & Bright- Stretch your Stamps!

Hello all! Thanks for joining me today- I am doing a two day series featuring Technique Junkies stamps leading into our October 1 blog hop-so I hope you will join me for all!

For today's project I decided to use a background stamp-one from the October "early" release called Baubles.  However I decided to use it in a different way.  I did indeed make a background with it- but then used the piece to die cut some carved ornaments (from Tim Holtz/Sizzix).


I started by stamping the entire background Baubles stamp onto Neenah White card stock using Versa Mark ink and covering with WOW silver embossing powder.  To give the piece a stained glass look- I colored the inside of each bauble with Zig Brush Markers.


Then I used distress inks and spray stains to color the entire piece (one in blues and one in greens).  Once colored and heat set the piece was use to die cut out the matching ornaments.
The card was finished by cutting the sentiment from corrugate card stock using Tim Holtz Christmas words thinlit dies and of course adding a little vintage grunge!
Please stop back by Friday for another feature of the TJ stamps and of course join us on Saturday for the Design Team Blog Hop!
Embrace Imperfection!
Pam