Friday, April 7, 2017

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOUQUET

Hello everyone, 




I wanted to jump in on the birthday celebration over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Happy Birthday" this week - Simon Says Stamps is celebrating an awesome 8 years!  Congratulations Simon Says Stamps!!!! 

and CAS Watercolor Cards (new to me) Challenge "Pink and Green".


My card uses Altenew "Dahlia Blossoms".  As most of you know, Altenew has so many florals, but this one jumped out of the shop and into my cart the second I saw it.  
I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper, Distress Inks and an aqua brush to color my flowers. After drying them, I embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you grab some crafting time this weekend!  


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE

Hello blog friends!!! 

It's time for a designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built and this month, it's the fabulous Rock Star, Joy Hadden who has this challenge.  Her challenge is to use a die on your card/project.  

Great challenge, as most of us have dies and love using them.  

 My card uses a rectangle die that I used to cut into the main panel of my image and pop it up and use all the parts to make it dimensional.  

I love the stamp RI#4306-N "Pussy Willows", it's so cute....and says "spring" to me.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is RI#1304-J "Beauty of Springtime" and I only used the main sentiment for the outside of the card.  

This is such an easy challenge, I hope we'll see lots of participants join us.  All the details to enter the challenge can be found at The House.  

Check out these amazingly talented blogs for more inspiration for Joy's challenge.  

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget, if you can't wait to win some awesome RI Stamps, you can shop and get a full 10% off your order by using the code RR10CW.

Have a great week and happy stamping!!!! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

TECHNIQUE STRIPS AND PULLED COLOR

Hello Junkies!  

A while back, I posted a card I created using the "Pulled Color" techqnique from August/September 2012 Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I'm combining that technique with another one called "Technique Strips" from the June/July 2012 Newsletter here.  
I loved the idea of the "Technique Strips" tutorial because it's an opportunity to use up some scraps or pieces of technique experiments that didn't come out just right. It's an opportunity to create something new from the leftovers or rejects.  (Those rejects happen to me a lot!) 

The strips in this card were those rejects from my "Pulled Color" experiments from my March 7 blog post.  I'm glad I didn't chuck them out...I do that sometimes and then I wished I hadn't.  



The stamp "Growing Wild" is one I've used before.  I love it's versatility.  You can grab this stamp and any other's you'd like from the TJ store, (excluding clearance and Distress Oxide Inks/Reinkers) and get 10% off by using the code TJ10Cheri at checkout.  

And there's more!  All of the APRIL RELEASE stamps are available at 15% off until April 8.  No code needed for that, it's automatically applied at checkout.

Technique Junkies has a new FaceBook Page too.  Please come on over and join us. We'd love to have you join the chatter and show off your creations.  

So glad you stopped by today and I hope you try these techniques and then post them on our FB page.  

Here's to an inky day!


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