Thursday, March 6, 2014

Soft and Pretty Birthday

I was wandering through Hobby Lobby recently, and found a bottle of Gamsol.  I've seen this used in many tutorials about coloring with colored pencils, so I had to buy it and give it a shot.  This cute image from All Dressed Up was my very first attempt.  I can tell you, that my pencil collection ranges from Prismacolors all the way to Crayolas, and the $5 for a ridiculous amount of pencils collection from Walmart.  The Gamsol was great at blending all of them, I just feel like I need more practice with my technique.  

I used ribbon and lace from my stash, and the flowers are from IAmRoses.   The sentiment is one of my own (a freebie from a while back).  I stamped the edges of my image panel with a prima stamp and the same tea dye ink that I distressed the edges of the papers.


  1. You would never know it's your first attempt! Gorgeous!!


  2. Hi, A beautiful project, love the colours too. Thank you for joining us for challenge 13 at Crafty Girls. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner

  3. Beautiful card and papers. Wow, you would not know it is your first time with the coloring, it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

  4. This is beautiful! Your coloring technique turned out very well....and I would have never guessed it was a first attempt! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog this week! Good Luck!
    Tracey, DT

  5. This is such a beautiful card loving the colours and the colouring it looks so cute. Thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls and hope to see more of your work next time.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  6. Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  7. Soft, Pretty and GORGEOUS! Very impressed with your coloring...and I don't think you need anymore practice! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  8. This is awesome! Your project is beautifully composed with wonderful color integration throughout the design. Thanks for sharing with us here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  9. Beautiful card! Reminds me to get out my gamsol again too. Thanks for playing with Crafty Creations this go!


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