Wednesday, June 15, 2011

COLORED PENCILS


For the last few months I have been playing around with colored pencils.  I purchased a few digi-stamps.  Then I went through a collection of stamps that I haven't used for years.  My coloring was ok, but kind of streaky.  The Lucianna at http://dilsaverdesigns.blogspot.com/  did a fabulously detailed and informative set of 4 video tutorials on color pencils.  She also provided a sketch, called "Sara"  My sister, who passed away 8 years ago from the flesh-eating bacteria, was called Sara.  So this was extra special for me.  The technique that Lucianna explains, uses baby oil or another kind of artists oil.  When I had finished coloring the image, I decided to color the sentiment.  It looked uneven.  My daughter had taken my baby oil to the pool.(I know that is a terrible way to tan, I have lectured her many times)  So impatient me thought "Oh well its only a little area I'll try Olive Oil)  It worked fine but  my card smelled.  Then I realized I use Garlic Olive Oil.  Any way I hope you enjoy the card.
 FORMULA
Pencils-Prismacolor
Paper-base-Colorbok, Background and matt-K&Company
Ribbon-Offray  Adhesive-ATG, Recollections-pop dots


SARA














8 comments:

  1. Ahhh, you brought me to tears about your sister and then you made me laugh about the garlic smell. All these emotions in one card, lol. I love your BP with your image, it really makes her stand out and you did an awesome job with your coloring, she looks so sweet!! FABulous card, I hope you had fun :)

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  2. SO Sorry to hear about Sara. LOVE your card
    Trish

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  3. So sorry about your sister!!!! Your card is super cute and I bet it smells great!!!!! Ah Ah Great job!!!!

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  4. So sorry to hear about your sister! Keep on doing what you do best... you are very talented!!!
    Hope your Father's Day is special, especially since you two are very close!

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  5. So sorry to hear about your sister.


    What a pretty card.

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    Myself and a couple of others are giving away some fun Blog Candy:)
    http://chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com

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  6. beautiful! I love the colors! Hugs! Dina

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  7. Cute card that cracks me up that you used garlic olive oil. It still looks nice i bet it made you hungry.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  8. I also wanted to let you know that I have an award for you on my blog if you want to stop by and pick it up ;)

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