Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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  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.
Paper-base-Colorbok, Background and matt-K&Company
Ribbon-Offray  Adhesive-ATG, Recollections-pop dots



  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 :)

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

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

  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!

  5. So sorry to hear about your sister.

    What a pretty card.

    Stop by my blog for our Father's Day Blog Hop:)
    Myself and a couple of others are giving away some fun Blog Candy:)

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

  7. Cute card that cracks me up that you used garlic olive oil. It still looks nice i bet it made you hungry.

  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 ;)