Friday, 25 January 2008

Summer By The Sea

OK, enough of the teasing!

Here is the card that I made for the party on Wednesday as the 'make and take'. I demonstrated it first and then the guests had a go and took their creations home with them.

The shaker panel was coloured using a technique called 'Gamsol' Magic. Gamsol is a trade name for odourless mineral spirits.

After colouring in with good quality pencils, (I used Prismacolors), OMS was then used on a paper stump to blend the colours into one another, removing the pencil lines and creating a beautiful soft look.

You could also use Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Stampin' Write Markers or Ink Pads pressed onto an old CD and the colour lifted with a blender pen or Aqua Painter.

The amount of flowers added to the shaker determines how deep the little girl is wading in lavender. Knee high, or nearly up to her waist?

It smells lovely as well!

Stamps: Summer By The Sea & Sanded
Paper: Almost Amethyst & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black & Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread & Dimensionals
These can all be ordered through me at

Thanks for looking!



Ann Wills said...

Hi Debbie

I love this stamp, you have coloured it beautifully. I have just ordered it and I am waiting for it to come. You have inspired me. What did you colour it with, write markers or water crayons?

Debbie said...

Thanks, Ann.
I used Prismacolor Artist's pencils and odourless mineral spirits to blend the colours.
It gives a lovely watercolour effect.