I couldn’t resist…

I couldn’t resist doing today’s Technique Lover’s challenge! TLC133 – Gamsol and Colored Pencils so much fun. I had finally found my Gamsol and blending stubs over the weekend and so I decided to pair them up with this darling Boatlaods of Love stamp set. I can’t believe I’ve had this set since July and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to ink it up! It is soooo cute!



For this design I stamped my ship, clouds and sentiment in Palette Hybrid black in and then went to work coloring away with my pencils. Gamsol was great for blending it all together and getting a smooth, colored look.

For my design, i layered my 5.5″ Blue Bayou card base with my brand new Cosmo Cricket Little Boys paper collection. It is so darling i just love it. The 8×8 size is fabulous for cardmaking and it is so flexible…it doesn’t just need to be used for little boy card designs.

To highlight my sentiment, I added a label holder frame from SU’s Hodgepodge Hardware set and tied a ribbon to the top to tie in with my dotted red paper. To add more metal and dimension to the design, I added a little gold brad to the top of the ship and LOTS of eyelets along the bottom edge. I love all the circles..they seem to go so well with the portholes and life preservers on the ship. Lastly, I added some fun zig zag stitching in brown thread to the top of the design. Lot of fun…but now…I REALLY need to get back to work! 🙂 Hope you enjoyed my very unscheduled break.

Supply List:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Blue Bayou – SU

Patterned Paper: Little Boys – Cosmo Cricket

Stamps: Boatloads of Love – SU

Ink: Black Palette Hybrid – Stewart Superior, close to cocoa – SU

Other: Brad, eyelets – Making Memories, pencils- Prismacolor, Gamsol odorless mineral spirits, ribbon – Michael’s, hodgepodge hardware – Stampin Up, sewing machine

12 responses to “I couldn’t resist…

  1. Cute. Love the row of eyelets and the gold brad topship.

  2. Stunning! I love the row of eyelets too!

  3. So cute! I think it’s about time I get on learning this technique!

  4. awwwwwwww just darling, Julia! love it with that paper!!

  5. Such a cute card!!! I love it!

  6. Very cute. I just got some of these images from SCS Wish RAK so you’ve inspired me.

  7. Julie, I am so happy. I had e-mailed you several months previously that I couldn’t read the print on your blog! I had fused so much about this that my hubby figured out a way for me to read the print (I think this happens on AOL — Read Trudee’s blog!). Anyway at the topy of any page you are trying to read go to view, then down to text size, and click on the print that is bigger than you are using. My computer is set on smaller and I click on medium and can read the blogs! This is so great! So anyway, I am back reading yours, Trudee’s, Jackson Belle, etc. Thought you would like to know and BTW I love your current cards!

  8. SO cute!!! Love all the eyelets across the bottom!!

  9. I love it! This set caught my eye when I first saw the new catalog and I think it is just darling. You did a great job with the coloring and I love the patterned papers you used! Fantastic!

  10. Super coloring job and a great card. Love it.

  11. OOOOH how did I miss this!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!! LOVE the paper, colors, coloring, layout, eyelets…hmm…I think I love it all! LOL 🙂

  12. Adorable! Great job with the coloring, and I love the papers and row of eyelets!

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