Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NO GREY DAYS


Hi Junkies,

Here in Maine, we're in the midst of the grey days of November.  If I have to pick the two months of the year that I dislike most they would be November and March - because of the amount of grey, colorless days.  

My card today has a great pick-me-up message for people like me....




To make this card, using my MISTI, I stamped the image "Grey Days"  from the Technique Junkies November release,  in Momento black ink, and used Copic Markers to "paint" the background in a gradient fashion of blending greys and blues.  It took a little while to get the blending the way I wanted it.  I made a mask from the cloud image and masked it before blending the markers.  I then removed the mask and having left the stamp in the MISTI, I placed it in the same position and inked it again with VersaFine black in for a crisper image.  To finish the design, I used a glitter pen to draw some sparkle and "silver lining" around the cloud.  

Have a great week...and I wish you no grey days only fun crafty ones!  Thanks for stopping by!  

Are you like me, in love with Technique Junkie Stamps?  How about a full10% discount on your purchase order (all stamps except the November Release stamps are included in the discount)?  Just use my discount code TJCheri10 with my compliments.  


Wishing all my USA friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!  



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello house guests!!!! 

We have another challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built blog and it's an inspiration challenge.  

Have you been playing along with our challenges?  There's one every week and you have the month to join in on each one.  

The card I created for this challenge uses RI Stamps #3814-K "Ornament Frame", #5103- "Ornament Sil", #307-D "Holly Sprig", 2708-M "Pine Branch" and  #423-G "May All Your Dreams".  


And here is the inspiration board - I took my inspiration from the bulbs and the more neutral side of the color spectrum here.  


You can select anything from this board that inspires you.  Head on over to THE HOUSE and get the details.  We can't wait to see what you create.  

Check out the awesome projects from my talented team mates.  


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

Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving your comments.  It means so much to me.  


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CHRISTMAS LINEN DOTS

Helloooo Junkies!!!! 

Did you enjoy the 30 days of Christmas celebration?  Did you grab yourself some great deals and stock your Christmas stamp collection with the awesome Technique Junkie Stamps?  It was so much fun to see all the fabulous creations with these stamps.  We all want to see your creations on the Technique Junkies FaceBook page, so please join us there and show off your creations.  

I have a quick and fun card for you today using "Linen Dots" from the October 2017 Release.  .  I like to try and create Christmas cards using non-Christmas type stamps, sometimes and love how this came out.  



After stamping this stamp on a white cs panel in Versamark Ink, I heat embossed it with gold ep and colored various circles with Copic Markers.  I embossed the sentiment from the "Gifts of Christmas Set of 5"  in gold ep on a piece of vellumn and adhered it to the front of the panel.  They were both then layered on a gold cs panel.  Quick and easy but I so love the results.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today.  Thanks for stopping by.  

Don't forget, you can purchase any TJ Stamps (except those from the November Release) for a full 10% discount just by using my code.  TJ10CHERI.  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hey there, house friends!  

Welcome to the November Tic, Tac, Toe challenge at The House That Stamps Built blog.  These challenges are always fun to play around with because of the choices and the creative opportunities they offer.  At least that's what I think about them.  



I had some fun creating this card, using Distress Ink Oxide inks, water and some smooshing on a watercolor paper panel.  After it was dry, I used stamps from the RI#10000 "Thanks" Series and stamped over the colored panel.  Once that was complete, I used a wonky stitch die and cut the panel.  To accent the sentiment, I thought it would be fun to use the long die from RI Flip Stitch Die Set and partially cut the "Thanks" portion of the sentiment out of the panel.  I then sprayed the colored cs panel with some glitter spray I had, mounted the cut Thanks panel on dimension tape and remounted it back in place on the panel.  

Here's the TTT Challenge board.  Just select 3 items in an up/down or diagonal direction and create a card or project from what you've selected.  I went horizontally across the center.  "Water Colors, Stitching, Thanks".  

All the detail can be found at THE HOUSE.  I hope you'll join in on the fun.  



For so much more inspiration, please visit the blogs of my awesome team mates.  


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

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration and will join our challenges this month.  We have some fun ones.  



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS PAINT RINGS

Hi there Junkie friends!  

I am catching up on some posts.  I missed participating in last week's new release (November Stamps) blog hop for Technique Junkies Stamps.  In case you haven't heard about the horrific wind storm that hit this area of Maine last weekend, the coast of Maine and much of Central Maine have been without power for several days.  As I write this, there are still areas without power.  

One of the cards I created for the hop uses the stamp set "Paint Rings"  from the November release and "Merry Christmas 2" .



Using a white cs panel, I stamped the image twice using my MISTI stamp positioner, moving the image about 1/8 inch each time.  First stamping was done with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white ep, Moving the stamp I stamped it again with Archival Black Ink.  The inner areas of each circle were watercolored with watercolor paints, as was the outside area around the circles.  After it dried, mounted it against a gold cs panel and then ran them through an embossing folder and created a "florish" design.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white ep as well.  For a final detail, I added some tiny dots of glitter with my Viva glitter glue pen.  

I hope you found some inspiration here and enjoyed the blog hop.  

Don't forget, we're still within the 30 Days Of Christmas Celebration and that means all of Technique Junkies Christmas Stamps are 20% off (expires November 13) and all November Release stamps  (including the Paint Rings stamp I used above) are still 15% off (expires tomorrow-November 8).  There's no need for a code, just shop and upon check out, your discounts will be applied.  BUT WAIT....THERE'S MORE....add MY coupon code TJ10CHERI to your shopping for the Christmas stamps AND all other stamps from the store (excluding the November stamps) and receive an additional 10% off.  (You will have to enter that code in the box available upon check out).  


 That's it from me today....have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!  



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