Monday, April 20, 2009

Great GARDEN Artwork!

Oh my goodness!!
Brace yourself for some wonderful eyecandy below from my TJ friend Judy P!

All Rare Image Rubber Stamps (RIRS) images on the following cards can be found on the GARDEN sheet.

Be sure and click on the each photo for more detail!

Doesn't this make you want to sit on that bench, feed the squirrels and watch the deer wander by?! My dream nature spot! The bench is Rare Image Rubber Stamps (RIRS) and the other images are by Firecracker Designs by Pamela.

Another perfect use of the bench image - so fitting for an all purpose sympathy card, and especially fitting for any nature lover. All but the word stamp are RIRS.

Don't you love the 3D look of these flowers?! And what a fun layout! The flower is on the RIRS Garden sheet, and the bird and leaves are Martha Stewart.

This happy little ATC really packs a dramatic punch thanks to the size of the sunflower - I love the addition of the bright brads to anchor the piece. All images are RIRS.

I've always loved this plump little bird on a wire with his home in the background, and Judy's use of the scallop to highlight the circle motif is perfect! All images RIRS.

This card features Flower Soft, which works perfectly with this and other images on the RIRS GARDEN sheet. You can make the tree spingy or autumnal depending on the colors used!

Judy used the TJ Faux Designer Paper technique on this card to get the layered images look. I love how you can still tell what each item is. The dragonfly, water can and trowel are all on the RIRS GARDEN sheet.

Isn't the coloring on this beautiful?! I'm really liking the Cuttlebugged bkgd - feels like they are on a wall! Frame is Brenda Walton, words unknown.

A striking card in black and white! Dragonflies are on the RIRS GARDEN sheet. Seal and words are Hero Arts.

Thank you so much for the beautiful artwork to share with everyone Judy!!!! :o)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Technique Junkie Newsletter

Hi Angi, and anyone else who might be wondering about how to get the Technique Junkies newsletter I sometimes refer to. It's very easy! Just go to this page for the info. Let Pat know I sent you and ask if there are any specials currently running.
I think you will not be disappointed - the full color paper newsletter will arrive in your mailbox with all the step-by-step written instructions for each technique (the last two issues had 14 each!), along with a photo of a sample card illustrating the finished look. It arrives every other month, leaving you just enough time to play with all the techniques before the next one arrives. In addition to this, with your paper subscription you also have access to those same techniques on the Subscriber-only pages online in step-by-step photos. You can refer to this area for any months in your subscription, and if you want to see the previous techniques you can buy an online access for past years, order past paper issues, or order the CDs. As if that weren't enough to inspire you, you also have the option of signing up for the Yahoo TJ group, which is very active and will bring tons of newsletter artwork to you email inbox daily!
If I seem like a salesman LOL don't worry - I don't recieve anything for you signing up other than the satisfaction of helping you find something that will change your stamping life! I know it did for me and I've never looked back. I now have the priveledge of contributing techniques and making sample cards for each newsletter so I'll see you there!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

3 Garden sheet cards

From the very talented Vada! I could hardly believe my eyes when I opened her envelope and these three beautiful cards were in the package! I have been wanting to share them with you and now that the 04/09 Technique Junkie newsletter is up and out I can!! Be sure and click on them to get all the detail...

This first card is gorgeous in the scan but you should see it in real life - it is so dimensional! Click for a better view and notice the pearls, multiple punched edges, shimmer on the flower heads, applique butterfly, etc.

This card features the Dragged Madras technique from the current TJ newsletter, and I really love the effect of stamping flourishes over it! The bird is from a retired Stampin' Up set and the poem is on the Rare Image GARDEN sheet.

This card features what is probably my favorite to play with technique from the current TJ newsletter - it's called Wet Stencil and you have to try it in person to see how cool the effect really is. Vada really added to the layered effect of the technique by punching out some of the panels.

Another Newsprint Reveal Card

This is a sample card I did for the Technique Junkie newsletter that is current. It uses the Newsprint Reveal technique on the background panel. The cat of course is from the Rare Image PETS sheet, the diamond pattern is JRL Designs, and the phrase is Studio G. The cardfront is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. ~ Nancy :o)

Friday, April 3, 2009

From the current TJ newsletter...

This technique is called Newsprint Reveal, from the current Technique Junkie newsletter, and the cat face is on the RIRS PETS sheet. For all details, see my artwork blog entry here Check back soon - I have some beautiful cards by Vada using the GARDEN sheet! ~Nancy :o)