Tuesday, September 11, 2007
A Little Magic
Yesterday's Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS was Make a Little (Gamsol) Magic. One of my favorite ways to color is with my Prismacolor pencils, gamsol and a stump. I feel like I have so much more control than with watercoloring. Even though I LOVE that technique, I just recently found out (thanks, Donna!) that you shouldn't use Gamsol while pregnant or nursing. It even says it on the bottle! Boy did I feel dumb! I know I've used it while pregnant or nursing before, not even "thinking" it was a chemical. Thank goodness it isn't something I use every day or even very often. All this to say that I read you could use baby oil to get the same effect. That's what I used for this card. It actually worked very well. . .I was very surprised! I found this adorable little stamp set at Joann's. It's a Fiskar's Clear Set called Happy and You Know It. Each "face" is a separate stamp. It comes with more relatives, siblings, pets, etc. SO CUTE! I couldn't resist. So, here is my first card with it. . .very simple. I would have had to make a bigger card if it were November! :) Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Happy and You Know It (Fiskars clear stamp set); Paper- Whisper White, DCWV turquoise, Wild Asparagus pp; Ink- StazOn Jet Black; Accessories- round tab punch, ticket corner punch, horizontal slot punch, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, stump, Making Memories brads.