Sunday, May 1, 2016

May New Releases - Technique Junkies Blog Hop

Good Morning Junkies!!  Hope your May is starting off great.  I don't know about where you live, but here in south Louisiana, we are rapidly approaching summer.  Since May is shaping up to be a great month, the Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the exciting new May Releases with you.  So join us today as we hop into May 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:

Design Team Blog:
Jane Bosi:
Pat Huntoon:
Marilyn Hughes:

Today for your viewing pleasure, I have a journal spread and a card (yep, did another one).  First up, the journal spread.

 I already had to background started since I had been playing around with a Stencil Girl stencil.  The Mama and Baby stamp fit perfectly with that stencil and I decided to go for it.  I got started by splattering the already started background with Art Anthology Juicy, Valentine, and Plush Colorations along with some watered down Gesso (yep, I'm all into splatters right now).  I then laid down some drywall tape on each side and stenciled over that with Art Anthology Off the Grid stencil and some brown ink.  Next I stenciled some numbers using Art Anthology's Got Your Number stencil and Black Leather Jacket Sorbet.  I then stamped Mama and Baby onto some mixed media paper with black ink, cut out the image and glued it down to my page.  The white between the two elephants was glaring, so I brushed on some Art Anthology Sandcastle Colorations to tone it down.  I added more splatters with watered down black Gesso then stamped Full of Love onto some tissue paper with Versafine ink.  I cut out the sentiment and glued it to the page using soft matte gel.  Done!

I played around with several different ideas to try and showcase this great stamp and decided on a card.  I used the Inky Bands tutorial from Simple Sassy Inking Techniques to get started.  I stamped Face the Sunshine in Versafine black ink since it's the absolutely blackest ink I have found and that's what this called for.  I trimmed up the image and layered it on some yellow polka dotted paper.  I then glued this down to my card, offsetting to the right.  I sprayed a piece of seam binding with Art Anthology Glorious and once it was dried, added it down the left side of my card.  I finished it off with mini flatback pearls.

Love the new May Releases?  Well, they are currently on sale for 15% off through May 8th!   Go to click on May 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 April Releases Hop --- If you want to see the entire hop, please head over to the Technique Junkies blog to get started.

Until later,



  1. Your background is perfect for the elephants. I love to see journal pages. Your sunflower card is very pretty too.

  2. Love the browns and all the texture on the journal page. I like how you sprayed the seam binding to change the color! Great projects with the new stamps!

  3. Lovely journal page and card! xoxo