Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch

This week's Midnight Madness Sketch 101 at "priscillastyles" is being sponsored by Technique Junkies.  As a member of the TJ design team, I made this card for fun and inspiration, and of course I used a couple of Technique Junkies tutorials.  The technique I used on my design tiles is called Copic Texturizing, and it was published in the the April 2011 newsletter.  For my tiles, I used my colorless blender to create designs that matched my background paper (Basic Grey Stella Ruby).  I love the way the tiles came out looking like batik.

The second technique I used is called Sanded Core'dinations, which you can find on the Technique Junkies Emboss or Die CD.  The CD chock full of cool things to do with your die cutting/embossing machine, and if you enter the sketch challenge this week you could win a copy for yourself along with a 1-year subscription to the newsletter.  Just visit the "priscillastyles" blog for details on how to enter.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fooling Around with Watercolors

I bought an inexpensive set of Yasutomo Niji tube watercolors a few weeks back and finally broke them out of the box yesterday.  For the 5 bucks I spent, I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with them.  The colors are fairly intense, and I was able to mix any color I needed from the 12 hues included in the set.  I'm definitely not a watercolorist, but this was awfully fun to do.

The stamp I used on this card is from Class Act, Inc. and the papers are Basic Grey Urban Prairie.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day

To commemorate Earth Day today, I'm sharing this natural, earthy, and green card that I made using the Kissed Folder technique from the Technique Junkies Emboss or Die CD. This is such a great technique to add just a bit of texture to solid stamps, like I did here with my trees.  The tree stamps I used are from Memory Box and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Have a wonderful day and remember -- be nice to your Mother...Earth.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Tulip

It's finally gotten warm enough around here to turn the heat off and open the windows.  Well, most of the time anyway.  In honor of spring finally arriving, I thought I'd share this tulip ATC with you today.

For those of you who haven't joined the ATC movement yet, ATC stands for Artist Trading Card.  There are no rules for making them except that they have to be 2.5" by 3.5 inches.  The idea is to make them and trade them with other artists.  I made this one for a recent trade on Rubberstamp Chat

The stamp is from Magenta, and I colored the flower with Prismacolor pencils.  The background is a technique from the Dec. 2010 Technique Junkie Newsletter called Colored Pencil Resist. 

Happy Friday!  I hope it's a beautiful day where you are too.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Class Act Blog Challenge #3

Our Class Act blog challenge this month is to make anything but a card. Originally, though, it was more specific--make a scrapbook page. Since my brain was already in scrapbook mode, I decided to stay with that idea.

For my layout, I used a couple of the newly released birdhouse stamps and colored them with Copic markers.  The side borders are made using a Technique Junkies tutorial called Ribbon Spiral Strip from the October 2008 newsletter. 

Be sure to visit the Class Act Insider blog to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team.  You'll also find details on how you can join in the challenge and maybe even with this month's prize.

Thanks for stopping by my studio today and have a great weekend!

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Card of Many Challenges

I was in the mood to play in some challenges today, and I made a card that fits several.  The Friday Free for All on Splitcoast today is to make a project with a "home" theme, and these stamps from Class Act were sitting on my table just begging to be inked.  My watercolor pencils were also sitting on my table from a project I did yesterday, so I used them for my coloring.  Yesterday's Ways to Use It on SCS was Flower Frenzy, so I picked floral paper (Basic Grey Green at Heart) and embellishments (Hero Arts Art Flowers).  For my layout, I used the current Card Positioning Systems sketch. 

Thanks for stopping by my studio today.  Have a great weekend!