Chilling at the unwind retreat in my mind….
One of my favorite Saturday morning activities is catching up on my favorite blogs. Having coffee and chilling for a bit. This Saturday I was pleasantly surprised when one of my favorite bloggers, Lydia at Understand Blue, was sharing a technique she was teaching at her retreat! Of course, I had to give it a try!
This super fun technique just takes masking paper, oil pastels, and paper! Oh and your finger!! Wow! I thought, I have all those things….lets give this a try!!!
I was not sure what I was going to do with this technique but, it just looked way to fun! What you need to know, Lydia is my favorite artsy stamper! And she has this awesome Retreat that one day I’m going to actually attend! They do all sorts of cool artsy stuff and post pictures on Facebook and Instagram that will just make you crafty soul envious of all the fun! So, I had my own little unwind retreat (in my head) day dreaming that Lydia was actually their teaching me. She would have laughed at how old my oil pastels were(and dried up). The oil pastels are actually a set I swiped from my Mom as a pre-teen when I took art. And how hard I was ribbing with my figure. I’m sure your not suppose to rub off your figure print while crafting. 😱 In the end the results were beautiful.
- For the background mask a line. Then use the line to apply the oil pastels. Use your finger to transfer your color from the masked area to the paper
- I used shimmery white paper. But really any paper will work
- The bird is stamped in Tranquil Tide as is the be calm
- The “be calm” is part of a larger sentiment in the Lakefront set .I just sniped out the part of the sentiment I needed
Lilypad Lake is a wonderful stamp set! It is one of the New Bundles available June 1! Are you excited as I am about the upcoming catalog! There are some amazing stamps in there! Lilypad Lake is one of the best! The bundle which includes one very unique die! You will really enjoy have this set in your crafty stash
I have not had much of an opportunity to play with this bundle! But, I can tell you I am defiantly looking forward to it!!! I just think it is wonderful!!!
Here’s one last look at today’s card!
I hope you will consider giving this fun technique of finger painting with oil pastels a try!!!
The card layers are Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim (retiring). Dapper Denim is retiring the end of May! I love this particular blue so very much! It is just a great color!!
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The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time
- Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!
Have a great Tuesday! I’m back in the land of reality and off to work today! Go and live creatively my friends