Sunday, February 19, 2012

Coloring A Digi With Pencils and Gamsol

It's the second week of the "Birthday Card" Challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and once again I've used a cute digital stamp from our sponsor, Clear Dollar Stamps.  This image is from the "Biggest Wishes" set.  Like last week, I wanted to do something other than my usual watercolor pencil/water pen coloring.  So for this stamp I got out my Prismacolor colored pencils and the gamsol.
There are lots of places on the web for a tutorial on this technique.  Here are a couple of good ones:
To use the gamsol, I took a Tim Holtz Blending Tool felt piece and placed it inside of a makeup jar.  I added about a tablespoon of gamsol and could then easily moisten the tip of the blending stump as I colored.  When done, just put the top back on the jar and stow it for another day. 
I printed the design on white cardstock and used the Coluzzle to cut it out in an oval shape.  I chose the background paper I wanted to use on the card ("Birthday Lingo" from Sandy Lion) and then matched the pencils to the paper.  I colored the image using the technique shown in the links above.  Once I was done coloring I added a thick coat of Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the cake to make it sparkle and shine.
To frame the design oval, I went back into the Clear Dollar Stamps site and grabbed the free SVG Scalloped Basics Set.  Using SCAL, I sized it to fit and cut it with the Cricut on purple cardstock.  I stamped with a dotted SU stamp and Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I also used the DI on the edges of the scallops and the background paper.  I put the two pieces together and centered on the background paper.  Above and under the design I attached pink ribbon.  The top has a little bow in the center and the bottom ribbon has a thick clear epoxy (Cloud 9 Designs) "Time to Celebrate" sticker.
This card is entered into the following Challenges:


Tina Campbell said...

Cindy this is such a cute card and thanks for the links on the techniques I will be checking them out.

GrandmaCarol46580 said...

Thank you for sharing. In fact, I tried this technique this past week and have three different SU flowers colored and used Crayalo pencils...not the the best but the KOH-I-NOOR (Progresso) does not work. I have Primsa pencils coming from Wal-mart this week and can't wait to use them on another project. Thank you again.

Unknown said...

great job! you are much better at coloring with the pencils than I am.

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Cindy - just right for our bold & bright challenge at Crafty Ann's. Thank you for joining us this time.
Ann x

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for entering the stamp n doodle challenge this week. The colouring work is stunning, and very pretty.
You have introduced me to a new technique, being from the UK I hadn't heard of gamsol - so I am off to investigate :-).
Please join us again at stamp n doodle.

Claire x

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sundays with

sara said...

fab card what a sweet image thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, this is an adorable card and I love the stickles, the icing on the cake, lol!!! I am intrigued by the gamasol and prisma pencils as I work mostly with my Prismas for card making.
Thanks for playing with us at Stamp n doodle your work is an inspiration so I hope we see your art often!!

Frances said...

What a lovely card! Great design,image is so cute. Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Play Challenge blog, hope to see you every week. hugs, Frances.

Carol said...

Cute card and great technique. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x