Friday, July 1, 2016

Hooray, Hooray! It is JULY!!

Happy July first  everyone! The first of the month means new Technique Junkie stamps!  How exciting is that! And it is a wonderful collection of new Technique Junkie stamps.  I am looking forward to seeing what every Design Team member does with these stamps.  Of course I have seen some of the stamps  I know there are beautiful images, and some fun word stamps.
Of course the blog hop starts here  .

Here is my first card with the new Technique Junkie stamps -

The background is done with the new TJ stamp called Dream Big ( . I stamped it an angle and then again and again until the entire background was stamped. I used gray ink.  Colorations sprays were sprayed over the surface and the words are still visible beneath. Since the words of the stamp make me think of children, I wanted to use a stamp featuring children.  I chose the TJ release stamp called Besties ( ) .  The little girls were colored with Copic markers.

My next card features  the new TJ  release Something Will Grow (

I wish you could the depth in the flower as it just doesn't show up in a scan.  I used four different colors of markers on the flower.  I started with a dark yellow and colored the entire flower.  Then I used a rust color in just some areas, and then a dark pink in some areas, and finally a dark brown marker in the center. A green marker colored he stem, a black marker on the words. . Then I chose this fun dotted background paper and added lots of layers.   The background papers was in a paper stack andis not a pattern I would usually use but it just goes with this stamp, don't you think?

My next card uses the new TJ stamp called Shine like Sunbeams ( and the new background stamp called Swaths of Texture:

I water colored the green grass and blue sky with Peerless watercolors - . The Sunbeam stamp was sponged with two different colors of yellow Distress ink.

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is with Tonya Davidson: I am sure she will have something delightful to share with us today! 

Here is the entire line-up for the Blog Hop. Have a great time hopping from one blog to another!

Design Team Blog:
Karen McAlpine:
Kathy Stacy:
Lanette Erickson:
Beth Norman:
Pam DeChellis:
Judy Jackson:
Tonya Davidson:
Pat Huntoon:
Robin Redd:
Marilyn Hughes:
And as always these new release stamps for July will be on sale for 15% off through July 8, 2016! So go shopping!

Have a wonderful hopping day!


Lanette said...

Lovely! I love the background you created!

Hetty said...

Wow, 3 beautiful cards!! Great work, Judy.

Julie Forest said...

Fantastic cards!! Love all the vibrant colors!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Great cards, Judy. The top card jumps right out at me in all it's vibrancy.

C. M. Taylor said...

Judy, each of the background are so perfect for the artwork you placed on each card. Your girls in the water is so bright and fun. TFS your art and inspiration.

C. M. Taylor said...

Judy just wanted to let you know that the Tarnished Rose is not coming up on the blog.

Kathy S said...

Hey Judy - great cards! Love the mod one in the middle with the flower. Happy Hop!!

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful as always. I just love the colors you used on all the cards.