Mitten State Stamps/Technique Junkies June Release
It’s that time again! This month, once again, Mitten State Stamps has a single stamp releasing with the June 2019 Release from Technique Junkies, Hydrangeas. I’ve also played with some of the other stamps in the release, so I have more cards to show. Lookie:
GOJUS! These hydrangeas grow on the side of my house where I don’t really get to see them unless I purposefully walk over there. I really enjoyed drawing them, and then coloring my stamp made from my drawing with Copic markers.
These are pink hydrangeas, but I used purple shades for shadows, making this card really GLOW.
The next card uses a background I made with my gel plate using Distress Oxide inks and the new Whitecaps stamp. Lookie:
I really loved the look of this print and thought it would be perfect with the Vintage Lighthouse, which I stamped with Fade Out ink from Inkon3 then did no-line watercolors using Prismacolor watercolor pencils. I stamped the new Saltwater Heals Everything stamp on vellum and heat embossed.
I added a few drops of Nuvo Morning Dew drops to the background.
For my next card, I decided to do something really clean and simple with the new Coral Reef stamp. Lookie:
I stamped everything with Forget-Me-Not Ranger Archival ink. I added some shimmer with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.
I also added some drops with Nuvo White Blizzard and Aquatic Mist Glitter Drops.
I was going to leave it at that, but I just HAD to color Coral Reef like I felt it needed to be colored, with a little reference to my friend Sandy Alnock’s technique for coloring underwater scenes. Lookie:
GOJUS! I had the underwater scene almost completely colored, but I wanted to make it look more realistic. Once I checked Sandy’s techniques, I made some adjustments to the way the rays of light were coming through the water and added the bubbles.
I stamped the new Enjoy Every Moment stamp on top with Versamark and heat embossed with Hero Arts White EP.
I love all these cards! I’m pretty partial to the card made with my new Hydrangeas stamp, but the other cards are pretty awesome as well!
All these stamps are on sale through June 8th and you can get an additional discount using my code TJJan10.
Here are links for all of the new release:
Here are links to all the other blog posts from the design team: