Sunday, July 17, 2016

Technique Junkies Showcase Day 4

Good morning y'all! Thanks for joining me for the last day of the Technique Junkies weekend showcase. 
Today I am featuring two projecting focusing on the sentiment stamp Dance in the Rain.

For the card on the left above, the background was created using clouds and rain stencils. Then the background stamp Fresh Chevron was stamped through the cloud stencil to give some texture.

The second card background was created using a technique I just learned from Jennifer McGuire's Blog. Check it out here- it's a great technique for all the Texture background stamps from TJ and provides endless possibilities. For this card the background stamp is one of my favorites Star Power

The silhouette stamp Rain Dance pairs perfectly with this sentiment!

Thanks for joining me this weekend for the TJ showcase- stay tuned here for more inspiration!
Embrace Imperfection!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Technique Junkies Showcase Day 3

Happy Saturday! I am back today to celebrate all things Technique Junkies! Day 3 of the showcase features one of the Summer (June 2016) releases : Keep Sailing

This sentiment is just perfect for an uplifting/supportive card to send to a friend. And the tiny sailboat is just adorable! I stamped with Hero Arts Navy Shadow Ink to give the look of a night sky, then added a bit of lighter blue ink to the bottom for the water. The tiny stars were highlighted with silver Wink of Stella and of course the moon with gold Wink of Stella.

The background is a simple distress ink watercolor stencil mono print.

Thanks for doing me again today! Enjoy your weekend and smooth sailing!
Embrace imperfection,

Friday, July 15, 2016

Technique Junkies Weekend Showcase Day 2

Good morning y'all! Thanks for stopping by today for the second day of the Technique Junkies stamps  feature weekend. Today I have a great project using the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and one of my favorite stamp sets Botanical Bee.

The tag bag ground was created using some Tim Holtz thinlit dies and colored with Distress Crayons- you can see this technique on Tim's blog, featured as one of the 12 tags of 2016-March.

The bee was stamped with versafine black ink, covered with clear embossing powder, then colored also with Distress Crayons.  I just love this sentiment that goes comes with this set- by the late great Muhammed Ali!

To finish off the card I covered some manila cardstock with Tim Holtz tissue wrap and grunged it up a bit!

Be sure to stop by the Technique Junkies website to see more of these great stamps-the possibilities are endless. 
See you tomorrow!
Embrace Imperfection.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Technique Junkies Weekend Showcase

Happy Thursday Junkies from sunny and HOT South Carolina.  I wanted to share a fun and vibrant project I created using two fantastic Technique Junkies stamps that just seem like they were made to go together- Life is a Canvas and Wasted.

The Distress Paint resist technique was used for both cards-stamped with a rainbow assortment of Distress Paint colors.  For the first card, I accented each color with the coordinating Distress ink. For the second, I let the white cardstock shine through!

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink over top and covered with clear embossing power to make it pop!

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check the TJ Junkies Design team blog as well as back here  for more fun projects featuring these fantastic stamps! Through this weekend -today through Sunday- I will be featuring a different TJ stamp each day using a different technique! Be sure to check them out!

Friday, July 1, 2016

July Hop Technique Junkies

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating July 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 July release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 8th!  Get them while their hot!!
For today's project I decided to try something different- working with Stampboard.  I gave it a go with Alcohol Inks and just love how these backgrounds came out for the Lake Rules stamp from the Better at the Lake set.

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
Karen McAlpine
Kathy Stacy
Lanette Erickson
Beth Norman
Pam DeChellis -YOU ARE HERE
Judy Jackson
Marilyn Hughes
Pat Huntoon
Robin Redd