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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Thanks Teacher

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Hi Guys,
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)


Kris L said...

Lana this Tilda is sooooo cute! I love your card design and thank you for sharing your "secret". I used cheaper pencils for years until I got my Prismas as a gift. I still use them when I need just a little different color. Happy Saturday...Kris

Regina Easter said...

okay so like i really don't think you could have picked a better tilda to go with rock lana....thanks girl...hugs

Carol said...

Perfect card for a teacher and perfect for our challenge at TPE....thanks for playing along :)

Carol x

LuLu said...

Fab card Lana and love that image - she looks so studious!

I must admit that I use baby oil when using my pencils or even pastels but never thought about the gel. Will definitely be giving that a go. However, I use brushes to blend not the stumps - I just find that a rigor brush can get into all the little areas !

Hope you had a great weekend?


Jaspere said...

This is just adorable.

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Sweet little girl...Any teacher would love this..Your coloring is grand...Krista

Enfys said...

Hi Lana, Tilda looks so studious in her specs. Love it. I have used baby oil for a long time now, and I agree it dissolves the colour much better than gamsol/sansador. I also use a goo gone pen, but get that in the USA
En x

Ann said...

Gorgeous card - any teacher would love that.
Ann xxx

Robin said...

Adorable card!! I use Gamsol for blending my pencils, but I might have to give baby oil a try. It doesn't leave an oily residue behind on the paper at all?
Thanks for joining us at TPE this week.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so sweet Lana! That little bespectacled Tilda looks so studious! Love this and I'm sure any teacher would too. xxD

All Pink girl said...

Wow fabulous card so cute and gorgeoues ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

Terrie B x said...

Hi Lana Hope your well my lovely..Your card is so `beautiful` great for any teacher..
Hey 9/10 I think the old faithfuls work just as good!!!Your colouring is fab!!TFS
Have a lovely Tuesday:)♥

TERIBERI said...

Oh Lana....this is adorable and the Tilda with the glasses is PERFECT for this card!!! Hugs, T

"Um Buggin" said...

Lana, you couldn't have picked a more perfect Tilda for this card. She is just adorable, and your coloring is perfect my friend. Any teacher would be honored to receive this card. TFS

Hugz, xx


Emma said...

Aw how it!
Emma x