Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chameleon Colortone Pencils



This is the first card I have created for Christmas this year.  Usually I have a simpler design because I mass produce about 125 cards every year.  Cards that are too fussy, are difficult to mass produce do not get made in mass quantities.  This is one of them.  But I recent;y purchased the Chameleon Colortone Pencil (http://techniquejunkies.com/chameleon-colortone-pencils/) and I wanted to try them out.  I think they worked beautifully.

The stencil is from Technique Junkies web store (http://techniquejunkies.com/circle-mosaic-stencil/) and was colored with Art Anthology Colorations sprays (http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/).  This particular piece was one of those from card parts baskets, and I just thought it went with the colors I used when coloring the images.

The stamped images are from Stampin' Up and are retired.

The Chameleon pencils were easy to  use and blended very easily and very well.  Although they do not say they are made a waxy substance, it appears as though they are. On a previous card, I tried using the Wink of Stella over the colored image, and there was some kind of chemical reaction,  Instead of turning shimmery, the colored image turned white! So now I know to not use those two products together!

Layers of card stock, some bling, and the card is ready to go!

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Deep Waters


The month of June seems to have us thinking about beaches, and sand, and ocean water, and sea shells.


I painted some watercolors across the white card stock to create and surf.  I used shell stamps from these Technique Junkies Stamps:


http://techniquejunkies.com/starfish/  . I stamped them and watercolored them, let dry, fussy them out, and layered them.  Some of the shells have dimensionals under to give the shells different heights. 

The verse came  from this Technique Junkies Stamp set: http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/  . The verse is stamped with brown Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 


I hit a wet watercolor brush with paint to make the splotches, and I added Nuvo drops for additional visual texture on the card.  The dry fairly quickly to touch but take sev eral hours to become hard.


Take some time to stamp, and get inky!

Judy Jackson




Monday, June 19, 2017

Mightier than Waves


Today I used the newly released Technique Junkies Let your Light Shine stamp http://techniquejunkies.com/let-your-light-shine/   to create my card.  used one of the  wonderful  A Colorful Life stencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/search.php?search_query=A+colorful+life+stencils  -  along with the gold Nuvo Mouse - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-products/  to create the background for the focal image.
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I  used the Twinkling H2Os to paint the focal image.  I wanted to use a different verse than the verse that is a part of this stamp. So I was very careful to not get any Memento ink on the verse.  However, the "S" that is a part of the verse is also a part of the lighthouse and I had to decide how I was going to treat that "S."  I painted it gold and added a gold ribbon bow.

Then I stamped the verse from the Psalms of the Seat set - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/ with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

A burlap ribbon over layed with the matching ribbon finishes my card.

Please remember that you can get a 10% discount by using the code TJ10Judy on your order.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mermaid on A Rock


I used one of the  wonderful  A Colorful Life stencils - http://techniquejunkies.com/search.php?search_query=A+colorful+life+stencils  -  along with the Nuvo Mouse - http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-products/  to create the background for the focal image.

The stamps I used are Technique Junkies stamps - Mermaid on the Rock -    http://techniquejunkies.com/mermaid-on-rock/  , and the verse from Seahorses -
http://techniquejunkies.com/seahorses-set-of-4/ .

I used Twinkling H2Os to color in the image. A ruffled ribbon and some bling finish my card.

Please remember that you can get a 10% discount by using the code TJ10Judy on your order.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Voice of the Sea!


Today I used the newly released Technique Junkies Seahorses set   - http://techniquejunkies.com/seahorses-set-of-4/ to create my card.  I have no seaweed stand so I free-hand painted the sand and sea weed with Twinkling H2Os.  I also used the Twinkling H2Os to paint the seahorses.  I had no real idea exactly what color seahorses are in real life - I tended to think of them as a tan color.  So I googled seahorses and discovered they can be all kinds of colors depending on what is happening around them.   If they were trying to hide, or look for a mate, or if they were irritated about something their colors would change.

I wrapped a ribbon about the focal image layer and added some stick-on beads for texture and visual interest.

Please remember that you can get a 10% discount by using the code TJ10Judy on your order.  Distress Oxide inks excluded from this discount as they are already discounted.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, June 12, 2017

Let Your Light Shine



I used a new Technique Junkies June stamp release to create this card.  The name of the stamp is Let Your Light Shine - http://techniquejunkies.com/let-your-light-shine/.  I heat embossed it with white opaque  embossing powder.  Then I burnished blue ink over all of the white space on the card stock.

A ribbon was tied around the bottom and Ta-Da - the card is almost done.Then all of the above was layered on white card stock which is why it is hard to see the bottom layer.

Don't forget all Technique Junkie June release stamps - http://techniquejunkies.com/june-2017-release/  - are on sale 15% off through June 8, 2017.
And if you order anything else besides June release stamps you can get 10% off by using this code - TJ10Judy.



Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work. 
Click on the link, and there is another place to request to join.  One of the team will approve you

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ocean Depths


I used two Technique Junkies stamps for this card. The focal image is Oceanside - http://techniquejunkies.com/oceanside/;  and a June release Psalms of the Sea - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/
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I colored in the image with my Copic markers and added a few Prills.   Then I stamped the verse in brown Versafine ink, covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I sponged in the sky.

And if you order anything you can get 10% off by using this code - TJ10Judy. Distress Oxide inks are excluded from this coupon.

Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work.

Click on the link, and there is another place to request to join.  One of the team will approve you

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Friends - An Oldie!


This stamp reminds me of  one of my sister-in-laws.  She has long time friends from grade school and she is in her 80's!  I used this one Technique Junkies set - By Us - http://techniquejunkies.com/by-us/.

The image is colored in with my new Chameleon pencils,  then die cut out and framed with a border and layered again.  This is an "oldie"stamp. The pencils are fun to use  and really helped to give texture and definition to her hair.

Remember you can get a 10% discount on most anything else (there are a very few exclusions) with the code TJ10Judy. Distress Oxide inks are not discounted.

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, June 5, 2017

Beach Girl


I love this Technique Junkie Beach Girl image!   http://techniquejunkies.com/beach-girl/
It is a classically wonderful image,  And this Technique Junkies stamp June release of The Beach Fixes Everything - http://techniquejunkies.com/the-beach-fixes-everything/  
 goes with the Beach Girl image wonderfully!


I painted the scene with Twinkling H2Os and glued on some real sea shells.  A ruffled ribbon border is a wonderful embellishment.  Technique Junkies background stamps Key Script - http://techniquejunkies.com/key-script/  and Wasted - http://techniquejunkies.com/wasted/ - were used to add interest to the base card stock.

Don't forget all Technique Junkie June release stamps - http://techniquejunkies.com/june-2017-release/  - are on sale 15% off through June 8, 2017.
And if you order anything else besides June release stamps you can get 10% off by using this code - TJ10Judy. Distress Oxide inks are not discounted.



Please join us over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group to share your work.


Click on the link, and there is another place to request to join.  One of the team will approve you

Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mightier Than the Waves

I created this card using one of the Technique Junkies June releases - Psalms of the Sea - http://techniquejunkies.com/psalms-of-the-sea-set-of-6/  .  I used a light blue card stock and an embossing folder. I added ink to the embossed lines and a little white opaque embossing  powder and there but not all over.   The verse is also heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  The wave stamp is stamped twice over the verse.  I used die cut shells and water colored  with pink and blue inks. I used the detail end of the matching blue marker to put in faint lines on the shells and used foram tape to "pop" them up.

The verse and the embossed card stock is layered on a darker blue and then on dark silver-gray glimmer card stock (not text weight). I sponged around the verse.

Have a wonderful Saturday -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson