Sunday, May 25, 2008

Results of the Stamp Garage Sale.......

I went to a stamp garage sale yesterday here in town, and I did get a few stamps. There were so many I was just overwhelmed lookin at them all! I did buy quite a few card bases to use also, oh and some envies!! Never can have too many card bases or envies! NOPE NOPE NOPE

I did manage to get a few cards made with the Stampin Up "Going Out In Style" stamp set. I thought this one was just too cute and could be used for a variety of occasions! Okay if I could remember I would tell you what size this is.....but I am tired right now...I think it is an A2 card though. I also tried watercolor pencils for the first time. I like the results but it seems I am faster with my trusty colored pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits method. The bottom one is the one I did with the watercolors. I got a set of 12 Kimberly watercolor pencils yesterday at the sale for $1.00, so figured for that price I could give it a try! Not sure if you can see in the pictures but I did use Stickles on the jewelry she has on *okay raise your hand if you are surprised I used Stickles HA HA HA* The inside of the cards say "Well behaved women rarely make history". I JUST LOVE THAT QUOTE!! *wonders why okie hasn't made history yet since she is rarely well behaved*

I also got a pumpkin stamp. I just saw this little stamp and thought I had to have it!! I know it is out of season right now but at least I will have a nice fall thank you card when the time comes! The "thanks so much" is a Studio G stamp. Oh the pumpkin stamp is Hero Art I do believe *NO I am NOT going to walk over there and see!* I used the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder on the card base and also on the brown oval. No Stickles on this one but I did use some Chestnut Cat Eye Ink for the distressing.


  1. could you tell me what your trusty colored pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits method is?
    many thanks

  2. The method is where you color along the outline with the color pencil and then use a blending stump dipped in OMS and pull the color out in circular motions. Just do a search on YOUTUBE for gamsol and there will be videos pop up to show you. VERY EASY TO DO!!

  3. thanks so much this a new technique to me i have just used colour pencils but am never happy with the finish, i will have to see if i can find these items here in the UK thanks again, amanda