Showing posts with label Gamsol. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gamsol. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2017

Every Moment Matters

Today I made a card for Darnell's Blog birthaversary Surprise NBUS Challenge!   She is celebrating so many things you will just have to check it out here to see what all the hubbub is about.
Anyhoo -  the bottom line is that she would like us to use an NBUS while using colored pencils on kraft card stock (jump on one foot and twirl around at the same time too!?  just kidding!!!......)
Here's what I made:
and here's what I used
The flower stamp is my NBUS - it's from a stamp set called Artful Life by Wendy Vecchi - I've used other stamps in the set (such as this sentiment) but not this particular flower.  I used colored pencils and Gamsol - a technique that you can find on YouTube and Splitcoast stampers.
I black embossed my flowers and the Gamsol seemed to melt it a little so there are some dark smudges as well as the colors -  but I kind of like the shadowy look!  I laid a Check Mate stencil over the panel and colored in some of the squares randomly with a colored pencil - trying to ground the flowers a bit.   Then I just added 3 sequins.
I haven't used the Gamsol colored pencil coloring technique in many years but did have all the supplies in a drawer in my craft room!  You can see other cards I have made using this technique here.   I need to practice it more - but this will do for now!

Some come and join us over at Darnell's NBUS challenge -  she's running one every week for 3 weeks for her special celebration!   See it all here.  Thanks for making stamping so much fun Sis!

Stamps:  Artful Life - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Kraft - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Gamsol, paper stump, Fantasia Color Pencils, Check Mate Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/SA,  black embossing Powder, heat tool, sequins - Neat and Tangled.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Tilda Valentine

Today's featured stamper over on Split Coast was Jaydekay and I chose this pretty Valentine of Judy's to CASE.

I used a different Tilda than she used and different flowers butI did follow her overall design and theme of stamps. The corner piece is punched from a Cuttlebug die.

I was so happy to use one of my Tilda's by Magnolia Stamps. I bought about 8 of them quite a while ago and have only used one of them so far. So I'm following one of my New Year's Resolutions - to use the stuff that I have! The sentiment is from the Sweet Love set by Papertrey Ink.

I cut out hearts from a designer paper and popped them up over the stamped flowers to make it more Valentine-ish! I colored Tilda with Koh I Noor pencils and gamsol.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Remember to check out my blog candy on Saturdays post- you have until Monday night to post a comment there for a chance to win!

Stamps: Tilda: Magnolia, Sentiment: Sweet Love: PTI
Paper: Ruby Red, Basic Black: SU, White PTI, DP: My Minds Eye:Irresistable - Candy Stripe and Flowers for you

Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: corner die Provo Craft, Cuttlebug, glue pen, silver spica pen, foam dimensionals, Koh I Noor Colour pencils, gamsol

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Strong Love

Here is my card for today's sketch challenge on Split Coast. I'm afraid I cut this happy couple in half to accomodate the sketch! That's really using my artistic license isn't it!! "Sorry Officer - I had to do it for the sketch today........ - I have my artistic license right here in the glove box....."I tied the ribbon in the middle to kind of take your mind off the fact that they were cut in half and ALSO shifted to the right!! I colored my image with Koh-I-Noor color pencils and gamsol and added pearls to her little neck (to make up for cutting her in half perhaps!) The image and sentiment panels are up on foam dimensionals. The stamp set is Our Love from H&M Stamps


I just checked Heather's site and it looks like Our Love is no longer listed - so it must be all sold out - if you haven't gone over there already and want to get some great deals on stamps check it out before midnight tonight because that's when her blowout sale is over. She still has a lot of cute sets left so check it out!

Thanks so much for coming by today - be sure to add a comment on this blog entry to have a chance at winning a Percy stamp from H&M I'll post the winner Thursday night!

Stamps: Our Love: H&M Stamps
Paper: vintage cream, white: PTI, Bazzill blue and brown, DP: Rusty Pickle Chocolate Bunnies
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: gingham ribbon: PTI, Koh-I-Noor colored pencils, gamsol, crystal sticker pearls, foam dimensionals, oval punch

Friday, September 5, 2008

My Pumpkin

What a fun 'Try a New Technique' challenge this week over on Split Coast! It's called Black Magic and you can see the instructions here. Basically - you stamp with white craft ink on dark paper - then color inside the image using colored pencils and gamsol (odorless mineral spirits). You just dip the tip of the pencil into the gamsol and then color on your paper. The gamsol melts the pencil color a little bit so it glides on smoothly.I love how this came out! I used two colors of orange, a green and a brown on this. The pumpkin and sentiment are from a newly released set from H&M stamps called Old Fashioned Hayride that you can see here.

The fun designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I tore the bottom edge, distressed the other three and sponged all the edges. The squares are cut with nestabilities. I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder and added 3 purple dew drops.

Heather is offering free shipping for the month of September - so hope on over and see what sets you absolutely have to have - might as well save money right?!
And be sure to check out the other Design Team Members cards - you can find links to them on Heather's blog here.

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: H & M - Old Fashioned Hayride
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Elegant Eggplant, basic black - SU, DP: Cosmo Cricket - Haunted Macabre
Ink: Whisper WHite Craft, Vintage Violet: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, gamsol, Koh-I-Noor colored pencils, distresser: Heidi Swapp, sponge, dew drops, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, nestability squares

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Magic of Tilda

I was the host for this weeks Double Dare Challenge that I do with a small group of friends at Split Coast. For my challenge - I sent everyone this stamped image of Tilda by Magnolia Stamps as well as a piece of designer paper - some got this one from Stampin Up and some got a piece from PapertreyInk.

You could add anything else you wanted - you just had to use the image and the designer paper.

I cuttlebugged the card with the Polka Dot folder but you can only see one line of dots at top and bottom! I used the Gamsol method of coloring with watercolor pencils and you can see a Splitcoast tutorial for that here.

I just love these sweet Tilda's - they have her in many outfits, sometimes sitting, sometimes holding flowers or sweeping. Magnolia is a company in Sweden and you can see the European influence in their designs. There is a boy named Edwin and other characters as well. They also have flowers, benches, chairs, walls and I just saw a whole new summer line listed on their site today.

But back to my card...... I used my Petite Oval Nestabilities to frame Tilda and mounted the ovals with foam dimensionals. I added the pretty ribbon from PapertreyInk underneath the oval and tied a small piece in a knot around the flat piece. The sentiment is from PapertreyInk Favor It Baby set and I just stamped it in Onyx Black and punched it with my SU oval punch and mounted it with foam dimensionals.


You can see the other's Tilda cards here. They'll be loading them all week. There should be 9 of them when everyone is done.

Thank you so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Tilda: Magnolia Stamps, Sentiment: PapertreyInk Favor It Baby
Paper: Groovy Guava, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla, DP - Designer Series - all SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Petite Oval nestabilities, oval punch, Gamsol, paper stump, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, ribbon: Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot Satin; PTI, cuttlbug, Polka dot folder, foam dimensionals.