Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Time Well Spent

The only stamp set I used on this card was Time Well Spent by SU... I have really had a hard time taking to this set, but I wanted to try a technique I've seen over and over again... I colored the images with colored pencils (no special ones... just borrowed 'em from my kids) and then blended the color using a blending stub & some baby oil. I am so excited about this technique... it's so easy and makes the color SO much more even! You can even add dimension with color shading (darker & lighter)... I am pleased. I cut out the orange butterfly and the large flower... everything else is stamped directly to the paper. I used my Black Stazon ink to stamp the images b/c I didn't know if the baby oil would smear the ink or not. I also hand-drew the "flight-lines" for the butterflies... I just love to doodle & the card seemed so plain before I added those lines. Hope you enjoy... I'm trying to get back into the swing of things... and (hopefully), I'll be posting more often than I have been lately. My mouth is healing after surgery quite well... thank you all for your well wishes... God Bless... I'll be back soon! Have a STAMPTASTIC day!

Cheers!
~Sara

5 comments:

Debbie Yates said...

OOOhhh I like! Nice and bright nd cheery! Good job -

Lisa said...

Awesome coloring. I have tried the same technique using mineral spirits, too. A whole bottle of it for 99 cents at Wal Mart. Cheap. TFS. Lisa SBS10

Latisha said...

thanks for the tip, I havn't tried using baby oil before

Trudi said...

lovely card. I'll have to try that technique. Good to hear you're recovering well from your surgery.
Trudi SBS10

Rochelle W said...

Very cute!

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