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Hope you are all ready for the weekend and if you are a 'Mom' in the US I hope you all have a wonderful mother's day ;0)
This card was made for this weeks challenge over at The Pink Elephant using one of the new sets from The cutting Cafe' called 'Thanks Teacher'.The challenge is to use scallops and circles. The circle is a little smaller than 4.5" but you can manipulate the size using your software. You also get 6 sentiments with this and I used one here. I made the scalloped shaped card myself by welding 2 Accent 31s shapes (Page 62) from 'Accent Essentials cart' on my Cricut DS. I cut it at 5". I then cut another scallop the same size using some textured card stock. I resized the circle stamp to 4" and then cut another circle on my Cricut at 3" for the centre of the stamp using my 'Making Memories - cheeky collection Abby' paper. I then made a little embellishment from an extra large paperclip and cut another scallop at 1". I then doodled around the shapes with a white marker to make it pop. I put some clear gloss on Tilda's glasses. Now I mentioned on an earlier post about my new colouring technique and said I was going to explain so here goes.
I am sure many of you have heard about using baby oil and wax crayons to get a similar effect to using Gamsol or Sansodor solvent. Anyway after buying a set of Derwent coloursoft pencils which are suppose to be a cheaper version of Prisma pencils and a large botle of Sansodor and 3 packs of blending stumps I started to colour one of my stamps and after about 5 mins I stared feeling really e sick..........this was with leaving the top on the solvent so lord knows how I would have felt if I had left it off!!!! This got me thinking that I needed to try something else and the only thing I had in close to baby oil was some of Harvey's Johnsons baby gel oil. Now it is still oil based but it is like hair gel rather than runny oil. I put a small amount into an egg cup and voila I was so thrilled with the result. It blended like a dream and apart from anything else I smelt really nice and my hands was lovely and soft!!!lol When I get some time over the weekend I will put a little tutorial with pics to show how easy it is and best of all how CHEAP!!!!!! I forgot to mention because I am feeling really guilty......I didn't even use my new pencils instead I used my ancient Crayola pencils which was something like £3.99 and they work exactly the same! ;0)
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