Monday, 15 February 2010

Crafty Secrets Color Challenge

February 15, 2010

Today the Design Team of Crafty Secrets is presenting a color challenge. We are to show you our technique in coloring the wornderful images from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps.

For this challenge I have used Colored Pencils and Gamsol to color in the image. The image that I selected for today's challenge is from the Garden Girl Clear Art Stamp Set of Crafty Secrets. This is one of my favorite images and wanted to used the Gamsol magic technique with it.

I first stamped the image of the girl doing some gardening with Onyx Black Versafine ink.

Then I outlined the lines of the stamped image with different colored pencils and then just added some color lightly to the imageOnce this was done, I then dipped a blending stub into Gamsol (or Oderless Mineral Spirits) and proceeded to blend in the colors that I added with the colored pencils. Using Gamsol brings out the color and blends it all together so perfectly. I then die cut the imgae with the Labels 6 from
Spellbinders. I also die cut a bigger size using paper from the Radiant Paper Designs from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection. Background paper is from the Classic Paper Designs which is also of Heartearming Vintage Collection. Gril Friend stamp is from the Garden Girl Stamp set and the corner pieces is taken from the new Cupcake Party stamp set. All the stamps I used for this card is from Crafty Secrets. I added some pearls to the corners and then sprayed the whole card with Old Lace Glimmer Mist.

Do check out the projects the other ladies from our Design Team have prepared especially for you today.

Julie Campbell (our newest Design Member)

Don't forget to also check out the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and Crafty Secrets sight for more information and products.

Have a wonderful day,



  1. Ohhhhh, so pretty Marisa, love this!

  2. Very pretty card love all the little details.

  3. Beautiful, Marisa! I love this sweet! Hope everything's going great--talk to you later!

  4. Marisa,
    Your card is so pretty and this stamp set is one of my favorites!

  5. Your project is lovely. I enjoy this technique but need more practice!

  6. Marisa, your card is Wonderful--very Pretty!! If so much fun to see all the different techniques for coloring!

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