Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Technique Junkies Sensational Stencils Blog Hop

The Technique Junkie Newsletter Design Team is back with another fantastic Blog Hop for you. Introducing the newest CD:
Sensational Stencils!
This newest CD from Technique Junkies has 40 tutorials!! The tutorials are all so much fun I couldn't stop creating so I have many examples for you.
You can get to the CD page from here where you can order it and click on the link at the bottom to see a pictorial of the techniques! 
You should have arrived here from Jane's Blog and I am certain you have enjoyed her fabulous cards. The first two cards I am showcasing use the Layered Stencil technique.

Same technique, two completely different cards! The possibilities are endless! I could have done pages of this technique as it is fun and really highlights the stamps you use. All stamps on both cards are from Technique Junkies !!!
This card was made using the Masked Stencil Technique and once again all the stamps are from Technique Junkies stamp line. This card seems so joyful to me and the stenciled strip on the side adds just the right touch. I like this technique as it leaves you space for a message, design or anything else you may want to add to compliment your stenciled strip.
Lastly, this card uses the Distressed Removal technique. Let me tell you, this technique is so much fun! For the lighter daisies, I just left the water on a lot longer and rewet it a few times. I really love this card and once more all Technique Junkie stamps were used!
I hope you have enjoyed my card samples from the new Sensational Stencils CD. They were so much fun to create.
Your next stop is Shelly's Blog You don't want to miss her creations.
In case you lose your way while OOOHing and AAAHing over everyone's examples here is the complete list of design team participants in the order you should be looking at them:
Jackie Kalchert (you are here)
Have a great day and thank you for your visit and support of Technique Junkies!
Jackie K

Friday, September 26, 2014

Catching Up Part Two

Well it's been longer than I had hoped for this second installment of Catching Up to be published.
It has been a long very hot summer here in the Arizona desert, and it causes severe fatigue because of my MS. Enough of that. Let's get to the cards!!

 All three cards above use the TJ technique Corrugated Cut Window. It is from the August/September 2014 newsletter.
This card uses the TJ technique Diagonal Images. It is from the February/March 2014 newsletter.

The above two card use the Waxy Window technique from the August/September 2014 TJ newsletter.

These two cards use the Copic Color on Color technique from the August/September 2014 TJ newsletter.


This is the Faux Embroidered Flower technique from the June 2013 TJ newsletter. 
This card uses the Triple Embossing technique from the June 2013 TJ newsletter.
I think I must quit for now. I apologize for the abbreviated version of this Catch Up but I felt it more important to show you the cards than give all the verbiage.
Stay Stamping!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Artistic Effects Blog Hop Celebration

Technique Junkies is celebrating with this blog hop to introduce the newest CD:
Artistic Effects
We are all so excited to give you a preview of some of the wonderful techniques on this CD!
This CD consists of 24 brand new techniques plus 16 techniques from the archives. There are 42 techniques in all, featuring the use of: Gelatos, Goosebumps, Irresistible Sprays, Distress Stains and Gesso. So many fun mediums sure to get your artistic juices flowing!
All 40 tutorials are pdf format with step by step instructions. They are ready to be printed to 8 1/2" by 11" paper. The CD is compatible for PCs and MACs.
You can order the Artistic Effects CD right from here for $14.95. Just click on the link below:
You should have arrived here from Judy's Blog. You don't want to miss her fantastic artwork!
Now to introduce you to 3 different techniques on the CD
The above card showcases the Gesso Frames technique. This was such a fun card to make. The stamp is from Great Impressions and was stamped over designer paper. That's all I can tell you or I would have to (well you know) LOL!
This card showcases the Acrylic Gesso technique I love a technique that has some mystery to it. You never quite know what the end result will be until you finish the technique. It builds and builds as you move forward. I was quite happy at the end and you will be too when you give this a try! The stamps I used are from Inkadinkado and Art Impressions
My last card showcases the Distressed Gesso Resist technique. Have you noticed that I used Gesso for all of my techniques? Just wondering! This technique is also one of those mystery techniques, LOL! I was so pleased with the end result! The stamp is from Stamps Happen. Cute isn't it? BTW, those are pinwheels not flowers, (could have fooled me.)
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I provided you with some creative inspiration. Your next stop is Ann's blog.
Just in case you lose your way, here is a list of all the designers blogs in the order you should follow them:
Jackie Kalchert's Blog (you are here)
Happy Blogging!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Catching Up

And BOY do I have a lot of catching up to do! It's been quite some time since my last blog post. I've been ill and just couldn't find the energy to post on my blog. So here's hoping that this is the beginning of a more consistent approach to my posting here. I am really going to try to make it a priority!
Here are some cards using techniques from Technique Junkies. I hope you enjoy them.
The above technique is Speckled Words. It's really fun and turns a simple card
 into something special by just adding all the dots! 
This card uses the Diagonal Image Technique. It takes a stamp to a new level. These are two very simple stamps from Studio G. Can you believe they were only $1 each? Keep that in mind when you have a stamp you like and have no idea what to do with it. This is the perfect technique for stamps like this!
This is the Faux Embroidered Image Technique as well as the one below:
         Please ignore the bluish tint above the card  it is a scanner
        issue and the flowers extend above the top of the card.
That's all for now. There are plenty more to come. Now I must prepare for a Blog Hop
happening on Tuesday morning at Technique Junkies.
Be there or be square!