Monday, January 11, 2010

Just a quick share


Hi all,

I thought I would share a quick card I did the other night. I "heard" somewhere on the net (I think - remember baby brain) that you could use Baby Oil instead of Gamosol to blend Prismacolour pencils. So I got some & had a go with my paper stumps. Tell me what do you think? I must admit I coloured this little fairy's hair & skin with my Copic Ciaos & unfortunately both my skin tones ran dry - grrrrrrrrrrr! I think that the baby oil worked well & will definately be trying this again. This card is smaller than a normal card being only 4" square.

Em & I are going away for next few days, to Glen Innes about six hours drive from here in the rural country side of New South Wales (southern state). We are visiting with my stepmum's family, as Em & I haven't been there for far too long. My dh is in heaven - four days of peace, quiet & plenty of sleep ;). He can't wait! I've told him to make the most of this 'coz it aint going to happen again for a looooong time. This will be Em's first visit to a farm. My step mum's brothers are all farmers, so there will be plenty of visits to the animals & even some new puppies. Now to survive a six hour trip with a 3 yr old who hates to sit still - wish me luck ;). Till next time TTFN & happy crafting every one.

9 comments:

Diana said...

Lovely card. Good luck with your baby Paula!

donna mikasa said...

Baby oil works GREAT! I think it's much safer than Gamsol, too.

Have a lovely holiday, Paula! Rest up before Bug gets here! Hope Em enjoys the farm and take lots of pics!

Dawn said...

Paula - this is so cute. glad the baby oil worked. I see you got lots of ideas on the thread you started. Good luck with the drive... lots of rest stops on the way... I can just imagine Em will have a ball on the farm and will get spoilt rotten. Make sure you get some rest too... take care

Lucy Abrams said...

The baby oil seems to have worked perfectly, and avoids you inhaling all those dodgy fumes... we don't want bug getting high ;)

Sweet card Paula, hope you are well xxx

Kath said...

thank you for your lovely kind thoughts....just need to keep thinking spring thoughts....love your super cute card and great colour work...hugs kath xxxxx

Alice Wertz said...

oh! looks like the baby oil method worked great!! i love how this look, Paula! very sweet card!

Have fun at the farm!! =)

Deborah said...

Baby oil looks good to me! And Bug will be safe from nasty fumes, too! You done good, girlie!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Such a sweet card, I have bought baby oil - can I really make it work?????? Thanks for your comment over on my blog. Custard also has two baskets - we call him 'Custard two beds'. Never seems to stop him wanting our bed too!
Enjoy your trip, sounds fun! Jo x

Stamping Cafe said...

The baby oil definitly worked, Paula! Love your card and your superb coloring!!

Have a beautiful weekend!