Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Life is Beautiful


The Apples Background is such fun to watercolor!  Then I added Life is Beautiful and heat embossed it.  I tired to get the apples to have a realistic look because apples are not just red.  There is usually yellow and green hues on the apple skin.


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Monday, September 16, 2019

Red Echinacea


I used the Echinacea  stamp and inked it with a pale color.  Then I watercolored over that pale ink. It gives the water coloring a "no line" look. I used some markers to add details.  There are lots of tutorials on the internet for this "no line" water coloring.

I added Life is Beautiful and heat embossed it with detail black embossing powder.

After I had finished water coloring, then I sponged the sky.


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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Gratitude


Pumpkins and Autumn -- they just go together don't they?  The Pumpkin was stamped in the middle, and then masked before I stamped the other two pumpkins.  Then I stamped the with gratitude from Autumn Framed Sentiments.

I water colored the scene with Twinkling H2Os.  Then I added a few varying green sequins.


However, you can get 10% off your entire order by using my code - TJ10Judy - when you check out. 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Shimmering Bliss Leaves


 I love, LOVE using Shimmering Bliss sprays!  They have a way of being able to take a card from pretty to a WOW! card.  There are three shades of Shimmering Bliss on this card.

First I stamped Vintage Botanical Birch with white pigment ink on white card stock. Then I covered the image with white embossing powder and heat set it.  The Shimmering Bliss was sprayed over the card stock.  The embossed leaves resisted the sprays, and I was able to just wipe it off.

Leaves Turn was heat embossed with white embossing powder on colored vellum.  I adhered the vellum to the card front with a Xyron machine.  It is the perfect embellishment!



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Pumpkin Time!


I used a die cut oval frame, and rubbed some silver pigment ink over the embossed areas. The frame -- well, framed the Pumpkin.  I water colored the pumpkin  with Twinkling H2Os. 

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Hope!

Hope is Stronger is a wonderful encouraging thought  when facing a difficult situation.
 I thought Roses made a perfect background for the verse.

I watercolored the roses with the new to Technique Junkies Aladine Liquid Pigment Inks.  They are very concentrated so they needed some water to be "water colors."


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Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Leaves Turn

The top layer is vellum heat embossed with detail black  embossing powder. The verse, Leaves Turn, is an admonition to all of us.  There are lots of things we need to take time and just watch.  Those things may only a few moments in time to treasure in our hearts!  Some of those things like enjoying the "firsts" of a baby - smiling, laughing, eating, crawling, walking, and so on.  Watching that "baby" read his/her very first book! First bike ride. When a loved one is in the final stages of their life with us. And all of those things not mentioned.  Don't be so busy  you do not have time to notice the "little things" that will become precious memories in the coming years.

I watercolored free hand over the outline of the leaves. It is any one's guess as to where the edges of the leaves really are. 

Please remember that all of the Technique Junkies Stamps September release are on sale 15% off their regular price through September 8!  This is an automatic discount and will show up as you check out. 

However, you can stack another 10% off by using my code - TJ10Judy - when you check out. 

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Blessings

As the leaves begin to change colors, we all begin to think of the next season to come - autumn!  The colors are beautiful but I always feel sad at this time of the year. People wonder why?  Because autumn leads to brrrrrrrrrr - winter, cold, snow, yuck, yuck, and yuck weather.  I so thoroughly dislike winter. 

There are only a very few things good about winter. Apple trees need winter to grown crisp apples the next autumn. Maple trees need winter to make sap good enough to make maple syrup in the early spring. Do you know why it is so expensive?  It is a labor intensive task to make the syrup!  It takes 40 gallons of sap that must be boiled down to make one gallon of maple syrup. Somebody has to stir that sap as it boils down.  Kids like to play in the snow.  I like watching the grandkids doing that from the inside of my warm house.  But there is not much else that is good about winter.

Isn't Autumn Framed Sentiments a lovely set to use?    Remember you only have until the stroke of midnight September 8, 2019 to get automatic 15% off discount on all of the Technique Junkies September release stamps! That is your "Cinderella hour" for shopping!
 And you can stack my personal code and get another 10% off  of your entire order -- including the the September release stamps.

Have a great day -- and get inky!


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Christmas in September


When I first saw this new Technique Junkies background stamp, Drizzle Dots, I immediately thought of a Christmas card background.  I inked with Versamark, and heat embossed detail gold embossing powder.  It is framed by metallic gold paper.  Sadly, the shimmer and shine of this paper doesn't show up well in a picture.

TJ The Greatest Story was also heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder.   A few red sequins add some embellishments.  


Please remember that all of the Technique Junkies Stamps September release are on sale 15% off their regular price through September 8!  This is an automatic discount and will show up as you check out. 

However, you can stack another 10% off by using my code - TJ10Judy - when you check out. 

Have a great day and get inky!



Sunday, September 1, 2019

Super September! Super New Stamps!

Every month all of the Design Team says oh the stamps this month are just awesome!  But let me tell me ,"Oh, the  stamps this month are just awesome!" And you can see them all HERE!!  And do not forget that all of these GRRREAT stamps are automatically 15% off through September 8.  And  you can use my code as well. TJ10Judy  - for another 10% off.

September means apples. And it means apple pies, apple cakes, apple sauce, apple butter, and more! This beautiful Apple Background stamp celebrates this apple month just great.  I stamped it on black card stock with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with detail gold embossing powder.  Then I painted the scene with Smooch Inks.  A few sequins embellish the card.

Then this card celebrates the time of life when many women experience their "own personal summers" no matter the temperature outside!  I used TJ Drizzle Dots for the background. Several colors were used.  TJ Many Paws is for the focal image.
I do not know where Pat finds these funny statements like Bad Memory,  but it is another great one. And it just seems to go with TJ By Us!!  Don't you just wonder what these two have been up to?  I sure do.  The background was sprayed with two shades TJ Shimmering Bliss.  The shimmer is just beautiful!


Now I know you want to see what else the other Design Team members have created to show you.  So here are all of the links!  Please start at the top!

Judy Jackson - You are here!
Kia Gibson-Clapper - Go here next!
Then when you are ready to go shopping remember to shop before September 8 so you can get the automatic 15% discount off of all of the  September Release stamps. And you can stack my personal coupon and get another 10% off of  your entire order including the September release stamps for TJ!!!  Put in the code TJ10Judy  for that additional 10%.

Have a terrific day -- and get inky!