Friday, September 5, 2008

My Pumpkin

What a fun 'Try a New Technique' challenge this week over on Split Coast! It's called Black Magic and you can see the instructions here. Basically - you stamp with white craft ink on dark paper - then color inside the image using colored pencils and gamsol (odorless mineral spirits). You just dip the tip of the pencil into the gamsol and then color on your paper. The gamsol melts the pencil color a little bit so it glides on smoothly.I love how this came out! I used two colors of orange, a green and a brown on this. The pumpkin and sentiment are from a newly released set from H&M stamps called Old Fashioned Hayride that you can see here.

The fun designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I tore the bottom edge, distressed the other three and sponged all the edges. The squares are cut with nestabilities. I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder and added 3 purple dew drops.

Heather is offering free shipping for the month of September - so hope on over and see what sets you absolutely have to have - might as well save money right?!
And be sure to check out the other Design Team Members cards - you can find links to them on Heather's blog here.

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: H & M - Old Fashioned Hayride
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Elegant Eggplant, basic black - SU, DP: Cosmo Cricket - Haunted Macabre
Ink: Whisper WHite Craft, Vintage Violet: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, gamsol, Koh-I-Noor colored pencils, distresser: Heidi Swapp, sponge, dew drops, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, nestability squares


Lauri said...

This came out great! I have done this technique differently (probably the wrong way haha!) so I have to try it the right way now!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this came out great!

Anne (Itsapassion) said...



Hope you do something super special and buy yourself many super special stamping stuff!!

Big Giant Hugs!!

Oh...and love the card. :o) Hadn't thought to give that technique a try until I saw this!!

One4Joy said...

I'm singing HB along with Anne! Have a wonderful day...Julia! Lots of time to do just what you want...

Love the showcase the black magic quite well with this card!


Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your pumpkin turned out FABULOUS!! Love what you did with this technique!! WOW!!

Shirley said...

i have to admit, it looks really wonderflly different. I may have to try that technique!

Beth said...

Wishing you a super happy special day! So glad I've have "met" you through the Ink Girls!

What a neat technique and you did a wonderful job with it! I absolutely love that PP- was playing with some of it this evening!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Happy belated bday Julia! love the black magic pumpkin! Great job on the technique!