Thursday, January 10, 2008

Be Mine

I kept seeing cards that used gamsol and colored pencils. I really liked the look; it seems so soft and flawless. So, of course, I had to buy some gamsol to try it out!


I made a new friend from the Cricut message board. Sue is incredibly talented and quite a card maker. She sent me some adorable stamped images, and I used one yesterday to try out my new gamsol. The images and the gamsol came in the mail on the same day! So, this mouse image is my very first try at the gamsol coloring technique. What do you think? Sue coached me along last night on where to add more color, etc. The card front is Cuttlebug embossed, I cut the ovals with my Coluzzle, I added a Prima Sprite, a rhinestone, some ribbon (from a corporate gift bag that my husband got a long time ago -- I love saving ribbon!), and three white brads. I think this is the cutest Valentine's Day card!

For anyone that might not be familiar with gamsol and color pencils, take a look at these links: Sue's Heart Prints and Inky Antics.

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments :

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi!Thanks for always leaving me a message. I really love it! Thanks for the info on using the gamsol and pencils...I've wondered how it works. You did a beautiful job!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring is fab. The Cuttlebug background is wonderful. I use Sansador which is the UK version of Gamasol, I find it makes colouring a lot easier

Marlou said...

well this is so adorable Carol!!! xx

Terrie B x said...

beautiful card...sorry to hear about your flooding.Hope all well now:)x

Maria said...

Hi Carol!

Well. . .I think you did a fabulous job coloring that mouse with Gamsol. It don't look like it was your first time. I love your layout and the CB embossed background!

Your SBS2 sis,
Maria

EllePiggo said...

I think you've done a fantastic job at the colouring!! Your card is very cute and lovely.:)
Vanessa.

Flossie's Follies said...

this card is adorable, what a great image and your colorinig is fantastic, looks like you have mastered the blending technique.

Deb said...

Fabulous card Carol, I love the image and your colouring is fantastic, love the embossed background!

Fe-Fe said...

This is just adorable. That little mouse is just so cute.

Bug Addict said...

You did a wonderful job.

Sue has enabled me a lot over the last couple of days :-)since I have been more active in the cricut MB.

I can't wait to try this myself and hope mine turns out as great as yours!

~Michelle~ said...

Adorable card....love the layout and great coloring job!

Clare said...

What a great job you did, the image looks amazing.

Lori said...

Wow--you did a fantastic job with your coloring. I've tried and tried, but just can't figure it out . . .

My Paper World said...

Cute card! The colouring looks fantastic!

Becky said...

This is fantastic! And thanks for the link to the tutorials. Can't wait to look more and invest in some of this! GORGEOUS!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Lovely card - I haven't used Gamsol - I'll have to check it out. thanks

scrapnnMO said...

OMG I totally LOVE your newest card! That image is sooo adorable! Beautifully done my dear friend! :)

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Cuter than cute. Look at those little mousey feet! :0) Love your details; the ovals are sooooo nice with this image and your flower is stunning there. :0) Mel

~KRISTY~ said...

AWWWW HOW ADORABLE,CAROL!

Cathrine StClair said...

Beautiful coloring! Fun Technique huh?

Crissy said...

Great job! this card is so cute. I can't wait to learn this technique! Thanks for sharing it!