Tuesday 16 January 2018

Bath time!

Oh brrrr, we'd a fall of snow today!  So far it's not as bad as the weather men were getting excited about, so hopefully the buses will be OK for work tomorrow.  And if they're not I'll quite happily have a crafty day at home!  Though the last 2 Snow Days I got from work, the first day the entire town's electric was off for most of the day, and the second day we ran out of oil!  Reckon I'm better in my work ;)

For Day 2 of the Daily Marker Colouring Challenge I've another baby card.  I picked this stamp to practice my skin colouring after studying a few videos on YouTube.  I reckon I need to invest in some watercolour paper - I'm always put off buying it as any 'white' stuff I've bought before always has a creamy tint to it.  I'll have to have a proper look.  Or if anyone has any recommendations ....!

Old stamp from Art Gone Wild.  Bubbles covered in clear gloss and glitter. Soap covered with my clear glitter pen.  I managed to accidentally wipe the pink across the bath when I was colouring the soap, but I didn't try to fix it as I thought it kinda looked like a reflection!

I recently won a Tombow sand eraser from Di at Pixie's Crafty Workshop -  Di, your eraser is amazing!! I managed to smudge in the Y of the baby stamp with my inky fingers and your eraser worked like magic! :)


Unknown said...

Great card, brilliant idea to use the heart 'waste' over the rest of the card :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Such a sweet card!
Thank you so much for joining us over at the That’s Crafty challenge
Donna xx

Di said...

Oh Lynne, this is just so sweet! Darling image and those hearts are a lovely touch. I guess it's a die and you used the cut out blue hearts? Gonna have to go hunting for that die :)

So pleased the sand eraser did the trick - when it works it's like magic isn't it?! And great for those last minute little smudges - lost count of the number of times I've ruined something last minute.

Hang on while I check my water colour paper as it took me forever to settle on one I thought was white enough. Back again - it's in a pad of 15 sheets (9" x 12") and it's called Strathmore Mixed Media paper - vellum surface. It's not cheap but I don't do as much water colouring as perhaps you do. It's the whitest watercolour card/paper I've found and it really is card as it's 300gsm. Now and then I'll use it to make the card blank if I'm doing white on white 'cos although it's the whitest I've found (and also the smoothest) it isn't that really bright white that many card blanks are. But, it isn't too cream either. Am just looking at it against some white copy paper and there is a lttle bit of a creamier tinge to it I'll admit but it's better than Tim Holtz for colour closest to clean white. I think it was Loll who recommended it. You can buy it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pro-Art-Strathmore-Vellum-9-inch-12-inch/dp/B005FYPCHM/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1516143205&sr=8-8&keywords=strathmore+mixed+media

Thinking back, I bought mine almost a year ago and still have well over half the pad left - I'm careful not to cut too big when I want to stamp and colour an image - it's also great for Oxides etc.

I can pop you s piece in the post if you like to see for yourself and also have a little play. It's no bother - at least I can just put it straight into a post box :)


Di xx

Cheryl W. said...

This is a super cute card! The baby's skin tones look awesomeI also love the placement of your banners--very clever. I have a Tombow sand eraser, too, and I just love it. It's great for removing those little smudges that I'm always getting when I stamp.

Sarah said...

So cute Lynne and as Di said, the heart panel looks fab xx

stampwithamyk said...

So cute! Your image is just the sweetest and I love your design! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

MagsB said...

This is so sweet, Lynne! I think your colouring is great on this little poppet in his bath!

I hope the snow stays away! Keep warm!

love Mags B x

LeAnne said...

Just as cute as can be! Your coloring is perfect; that little baby just looks like he could splash me with his bubbles! Great diecuts on the background too! Thanks for playing with the Stamp Ink Paper sketch this week!

Sian said...

A very cute card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

Deanne Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRTIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Tina's Crop Shop said...

Oh my goodness how cute Lynne! Your coloring on your baby is awesome and the image is perfect for this layout! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week for our sketch challenge!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT