Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June New Releases - Technique Junkies Blog Hop

Good Morning Junkies!!  Hope your June is off to a good start.  Here in south Louisiana, summer is in full swing and thoughts are beginning to turn toward the beach.  Cool breezes, rolling surf, and those lazy, hazy days, YAY!  Since June looks to be a great month, the Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the exciting new June Releases with you.  So join us today as we hop into June and showcase all the new stamps  Don't forget to to visit each team members blog in order not to miss any of the fun.  If you  haven’t started at the beginning, please visit the Technique Junkie Designer Blog ( so you are sure to catch it all!

You've just seen Robin's project.  Her work always impresses me to no end.

Here is the hop participants in order:

I sprayed the card with several colors of Art Anthology.  On the bottom I used Avocado and Sandcastle and for the top of the card I used Glorious, Siesta Key, and Marlin.  I then stamped Seagrass Lighthouse at the bottom and Beach Day across the top.  To finish up the index card, I hand drew squares and dashes around the edge.  It just doesn't photograph near as well as it shows in person (& I tried!).

I'm starting to feel a little more confident about creating cards, so I gave it a try with the Batick Shell Swirls stamp.  It makes the perfect card background.  I stamped it in black ink and then colored in the swirls with LSG Tiffany Lou Blue and Merci Beaucoup Mint.  I then matted it on a multi-colored piece of scrapbook paper.  Next, I stamped Beachin' It onto a piece of white card in Coral Ink and cut it out, matting it on the same scrapbook paper.  I ran a piece of multicolored ribbon with the same colors as my paper across the card and under the paper.  I placed Beachin' It over the ribbon, glued it down, and then mounted the entire card on a piece of white card.

Yep, there just HAD to be an ATC in the mix somewhere.  I stamped Keep Sailing onto my ATC blank in black ink using my Misti for perfect alignment.  I then used Art Anthology Glorious to color the moon, Valentine to color the flag, Marlin & Siesta Key to color the water, French Toast to color the edges, and French Toast & Salmon to color the boat.  I finished off by painting the stars with Metallique Silver Spoon and added a piece of (very reflective as you can see) black trim at the top.

Love the new June Releases?  Well, they are currently on sale for 15% off through June 8th!   Go to click on June 2016 Releases.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts in my comments section.  I truly love hearing what you have to say!  You are at the final stop on our June Releases Hop --- If you want to see the entire hop, please head over to the Technique Junkies blog to get started.

Until later,



  1. I used the exact same Art Anthology Colors - perfect for this summer theme. Love all your projects Marilyn - 1st project looks so cool and like you said - I'm sure looks even better in person.

  2. Awesome projects! I too like the size of the TJ large stamps. They make a perfect background for cards. Really like how your Batik shells turned out!!

  3. What a great group of cards and ATC. I love ATC's and used to make a lot of them. You're an inspiration. Your other two cards turned out terrific as well.

  4. Great cards, Marilyn! Are you doing that index-card-a-day thing? I wanted to do it, but I'm not off to a great start.....

  5. Absolutely great cards with the new stamps.