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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May's New Releases!!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

It's that time of month already with a GREAT NEW RELEASE from Technique Junkies!
And that means a BLOG HOP showing off the New Releases AND if
 you order ANY of the May New Releases by May 8th, you receive 15% OFF!!!

If you are already hopping along, then you just came from the incredible Judy Jackson' Blog!

And now for my shares....

For the first card I used the new Face The Sunshine Stamp and
also Batik Star Flowers for the background!  I first made a "stamp pad" with a baby wipe and filled in blocks of color using alcohol re-inkers. I then pressed an acrylic block onto the 'pad' and stamping onto Glossy Cardstock. I was attempting the Smooshed Ink Blocks Tutorial from the Feb/March 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. It wasn't quite working out the way I had hoped so I dropped some alcholol blending solutions onto the paper to move the ink around a bit and then once I stamped the Batik background in Archival Sienna, I really liked it!

For the actual sunflower image I simply colored directly onto the stamp with
water-based markers, huffed on the image and stamped!
I inked up the sentiment with Sienna and colored in the wording a bit with yellow, layered
& trimmed the images onto brown card stock and popped them up with foam dots!

For my second card I used the Gelato Drips Tutorial from the December 2014 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the New Release Measure Herself Stamp.

I began by gesso-ing a pice of watercolor paper and allowing it to dry completely. 
I then scribbled heavy blocks of Gelatos across the top and while holding the paper upright,
I sprayed causing the Gelato drip.

 I repeated the process a 2nd time.....

And then a third until I was happy with the results!
By using gesso first, this allowed for the several applications without ruining
and over saturating the card stock!

I stamped my girl using Memento black ink, and then colored her in by scribbling Gelato on
my craft mat and using a water brush to pick up the colors.

I love her hippie-boho-chic look and thought the rainbow drip background really complimented that!
Hope these projects helped inspire you and
you take advantage of the BIG 15% OFF SALE until May 8th!  

Now it's time for you to HOP ON OVER to our fearless leader and
owner of Technique Junkie Stamps, Pat Huntoon!

Until next time....
Happy Creating!
~Tonya :) oxoxo