Saturday, June 26, 2010

Canadian Nickel Scrap'n Techniques Blog Hop and Blog Candy Giveaway!

Welcome to Scrappy Mel and thank you for joining us on the Canadian Nickel Scrap'n blog hop! I'm sure you all enjoyed visiting Meighen at Scrappin3rdeeschik!

The technique I have for you today is - Blending colored pencils with baby oil. Wow - that's a mouthful! :) Here we go...

Supplies -

Colored pencils (I just use regular Crayola brand and I like them), baby oil, a stamp and ink, blending stumps &/or Q-tips. I also use a small container and make-up sponge for the baby oil.

Step One -
Stamp your image on light colored paper so that you can get vibrant colors from your pencils.
Step Two -
Color in your stamp - go moderately heavy around the lines and lighter toward the center (you can see this easiest on the monkeys).

Step 3 -Use a lightly saturated blending stump &/or Q-tip to blend the color toward the center using small circular motions. I like to use a Q-tip for the larger sections and the blending stump for the small areas. What I do is put the baby oil on the make-up sponge and touch my Q-tip or blending stump to the sponge rather than dipping it directly into the baby oil. I have found that the blending stump needs to be a little more saturated than the Q-tip. Go lightly with the baby oil at first until you get the feel for it - you can always pick-up a little more with your tool if needed. Also, if you pick-up too much you can blot it off on a paper towel or napkin. I recommend doing a practice piece before you make one you want to use on a project.
Here is my final project -
I used the Quickutz Large Dots embossing folder, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch AND a heat embossed sentiment from the 2nd set of Scrappy Moms Stamps - coming soon! :)
Ok, I know you are all waiting for the goodies - LOL! Please leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you in order to enter. If you like what you see here and aren't already following I'd love for you to join in and follow me! Here is a picture of the CANDY...


Thank you so much for joining me! Hop on over to visit Shelley at Heartstrings Designs!

112 comments:

Lisa said...

wow wow wow who would have thought!! baby oil haha i will def be trying this.thank you so much for sharing.card looks awesome.
hugs
xx

crazyaboutcricut said...

Soooooooooo cute! I love the card. And the technique is so cool! I will try this :) TFS :)

Sheila Broadway said...

This is neat, and i dont have to buy "special" colored pencils. I like CHEAP supplies!
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Abby said...

What an awesome tecnique!!!!!!!! Will have to try it!!!!!! ilovebasicgrey@yahoo.com

Holly said...

oooh! I love this!!! What a great idea! thanks for sharing! :)
<3 Holly
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Nanascreativecorner said...

I love it, this is so much fun. I did my Christmas Cards like this, thank you for sharing...

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My name is Debbie said...

wow I loved that so much it is so cute and colorful thanks for sharing and I am now a follower :)
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Cricut Crazy Lisa said...

This is interesting! I would never in a million years have thought of it! Thanks for sharing!

Evinadas said...

WOW, I am going to try this technique, Thanks for sharing.

mum of two said...

What a great technique!! TFS :)

Michelle mapottie @ yahoo.ca

GiGi said...

This is such a great technique! I really like the whole baby oil thing! I'm definately going to try this one. TFS! I became a follower!
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Louvenia said...

cool technique. I have never heard of using baby oil before. Thanks! louvenia.smith@gmail.com

Upsy Daisy said...

Cool techinque! I love blog hops as now I haved another great place for inspiration!! Thanks :)

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rhonda said...

Another great technique. And I have all the supplies needed to give this one a try right away. Love the card! Thanks Melanie

Nicole said...

I am looking forward to trying this!!! Thanks for agreeing to playing:)

ScrappingStephanie said...

Very cool technique! I always thought you had to use those mineral spirits. Love this idea and what a cute card.

Stephanie
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http://stephanieandthebug.blogspot.com

sandy said...

OMG so easy (when you are told how)lol
thanks girls im haveing so much fun and learning loads,,,, AND I LOVE CANDY,,,LOL

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ps,, im followering youuuuuuuu,, lol

- - Sheryl - - said...

I have not tried this technique. As I have a problem with colored pencils but this will make the coloring better for me! thanks for explaining.

wonderful blog hop
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liz said...

Great technique! Who needs copic! :o) I hope you had as much fun as I did getting ready for this blog hop!
liz :o)

Indira said...

Thank you for share it with us, I wiill try it.

Stephenie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!! Love the card!! I have never seen this technique, so awesome! Great for digi stamps. I am now a follower, but you can get a hold of me at stephs361@yahoo.com.
Thanks for being a bounce on the blog hop!

Nikki said...

very neat idea!! nikki_lynn1976@yahoo.com

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

What a fun way to color. I love the monkeys. Who knew baby oil could be used for this kinda thing. I used to use it as tanning oil. lol

Jamiecrafts said...

love your card and that fun sentiment!

Heather said...

That is a cool technique and I think this is the first time I have heard of it. TFS. The card is cute!!!

Heather
uofkgirl at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! I am a new scrapbooker and am learning so many things today...this is something I can really do! Thank you!
Sharain
srkitten@aol.com

Eulanda said...

Great technique and cute card! Nice to share the blog hop with you!
Hugs!

Bev E said...

Oh I love this card...the stamp set is cute too. I have to try this since I really don't want to do the copic thing.
bepstein@sc.rr.com

Suzy said...

Wow this is neat!

Amanda said...

oh um...manders_19782002@yahoo.com Sorry forgot

posted this...I have been really thinking of doing that hole digi stamp thing but don't really know where to begin. I think it's just a matter of to many idea's in my head. :) I love your technique and will have to use it soon! Thanks for the info and this great hop!

Cathy said...

Lovely card! I have used the baby oil but didn't like the amount that got on my blending tool from direct dipping...will be pulling those supplies out to try again using your make up sponge idea, thanks.
Cathy
seashore@telus.net

Ann Marie said...

I never knew you could use baby oil on the colored pencils!!!!!! I'm so excited now! Until I can actually afford copic markers I'm so using this method! Thank you!!!
annmarielee (at) gmail (dot) com

Scrappining Mom said...

Awww...what a cute Monkey card!!! I am a sucker for little monkeys on cards. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I have never used baby oil to blend. Going to have to try this on my stampin projects. Thanks!!!
(thenumbertwo)marlaatmsndotcom

Pink Cricut said...

Great idea--I just bought some Martha Stewart colored pencils too!!
TFS

sarah@pinkcricut.com

creative patti said...

Having sooo much fun with the Blog Hop!! Thank you so much for sharring your awsome talent!!! Super cute card!!! Going to try the technique!!! thank you...
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Lolis said...

Great Job! Nice and simple! Very cute card. I always use prismacolors. Will try Crayola for sure! Floresrg4@aol.com

Sweetest Harmony said...

Awesome cards...I can't wait to try this out.
Jessi
Jessirenae485 at aol dot com

Lauren B. said...

Adorable card! I can't wait to try this technique. (Great for beginners (like me) - small investment - BIG payoff! TFS!

Kathy said...

Love this technique! I've actually been looking around on sites to find out how to blend color pencils. I will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

txscrapper said...

I have learned something new. I never heard of using baby oil to blend with. Thanks.

Vanessa
vkcarter1@att.net

Lisa S. said...

I am so glad to know that there is a way to get such vivid colors from pencils !! Thank you for sharing this !!

Lisa.Schoeneberger@Gmail.Com

Chloe Tsai said...

Nice technique! i must try it soon!! :) thank you so so much for sharing. :)

chloe_tsz90@yahoo.co.uk

felkatz said...

thanks for these tips and technique! I have colored pencils and didn't know to color my images to look like yours! phew saves me having to spend the $$ to buy copics!! thanks

kathy

felkatz at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love these hops! stephanieortiz@suddenlink.net

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful card, I love to colour but I have never blended with baby oil, thanks for the great tips.

gabyangel said...

I like what I see so im following!
I have pencils so will have to try!!

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Kate said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. I have had no luck with colouring at all - but will certainly give this a go!
I love your card and the sweet little image!
Kate
smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com

Michele said...

Ohhh... I have to try this! Love how everything after blended became so vibrant!! Love your blog too. I became a follower!!

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GiGi said...

Wow - I would have never thought of using baby oil with colored pencils. What a neat technique! TFS and the opportunity to win.

GiGi

gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

DoubleClick Connections said...

Thank you for sharing this technique!! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks abusybee24atcoxdotnet

spage said...

It is good to know that my regular colored pencils will work. I've wanted to try this but didn't know how. Thanks

Patti said...

I never would have thought to use baby oil as a blending medium, that's for the technique and great visuals!

ArchivingAngel said...

Oh, what an adorable card. I really like your technique. I had never tried blending with baby oil. I have heard of using gamsol but felt intimidated. I love that this will work with regular colored pencils i already own. Great technique.
I am off to my next blog hop stop!
TFS!!!
Sonia
archivingangel@yahoo.com

Penny Sy said...

One more great idea to improve my cards with basic minimal tools. Cant wait to try it out. One question what kind of ink pad did you use.
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Kerry said...

Thanks for this great technique. I have learnt alot from you ladies today.
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Julie said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Julie
jrbookse@gmail.com

Holly C. said...

Who would have thought! Great idea! Going to try it soon! Thanks for sharing!

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slasew said...

I love the idea of the baby oil which is something everyone has on hand. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful technique!!!

pcrusberg said...

Your monkies are so cute. I love techniques where I already own the stuff to do them...bonus! Thanks, Pam
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Heather said...

What a cute card. Thanks for sharing this technique.

~ Heather ~
princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

Oh geesh, how easy is that! I quit using my pencils because they never quite achieved the look I was after. I will definitely try this. Thank you for the great idea!

Amanda Finamore said...

Great Technique!!!! I'll have to try that one out, I am wanting to get into copics bc I like colouring in my stamps, but this way will be way cheaper haha thanks

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Glora said...

I love using baby oil with my colored pencils. I haven't tried the Gamsol that a lot of people use because I worry about having it around the house with my little ones. The baby oil seems to work well enough for me too. Thanks for sharing, it sounds like you do a couple of things different then me and I'd like to see if they work better for me. me at glorajean dot com.

Anonymous said...

Great idean, I have never seen this before but I will try it! Thanks! thanks for the chance to win too!

Wendy

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Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

Wow tha is such a cute and simple idea. I'm so glad you shared it. :D

The Cropping Canuck said...

I'm so happy I already have Crayola pencils.

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VeronicaA said...

Your card is so cute. I like the idea that your technique uses practical items. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

My Scrap Diary said...

This is great. I have prismacolor pencils but it has been quite some time that I dont use them so now my coloring is a little rusty. Prismas are good for blending but you have to work at it so Im hoping this baby oil tech will make it a little easier.
Thanks for sharing.
Jess
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(com)com

wintam said...

That's the first time I heard of using baby oil with stamps and I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for that and for the candy!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable! I never heard of using baby oil. I will have to give it a try. TFS!!

Cheryl
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MisCdaisy said...

WOW! I love the card!!! what a neat technique!

Love, Mel
Miscdaisy.blogspot.com

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Monique Barr said...

i just started coloring and now i have something else i can do. thanks alot i loved this one also~victory-n-christ@hotmail.com

Donna said...

Thanks for the tip! I just purchase some Martha Stewart pencil from the clearance at Walmart and was wondering how I could make the look more blended. This technique was so timely- Thanks again!!

scrappinMOMof2boys said...

Thanks for the great idea. What an adorable card. Great technique. Thank you for taking the time to teach and the giveaway.

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scrappinmomma said...

Thank you for the great idea I can't wait to try it


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*Star said...

Thank you so much for showing this technique! I've always been so scared of stamps other then the sentiment ones but now I can't wait to try this out. Have a great day!!

star24601 at gmail dot com

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

WoW! What a great tip, I never would of thought of that tech. thanks so much for sharing and i love the little stamp and how it came out.
On to the next blog, thanks so much! wow!
Cheers
Gina

Sheree said...

Great technique...does the oil saturate through the envelope if you mail the card? I want to try this!
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Anniebear10 said...

What a great technique I bought colour pencils a while ago this is really going help me. TFS
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Wendy said...

What a great technique. Thanks for showing, great card!
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joeygirl86 said...

Mel, this is great! I didn't know you can blend the colored pencils with baby oil! Thanks for the tip!

Lynlee said...

Exactly what I needed to learn! Thank you!
Lynda
paperchase@hotmail.com

kathylee... said...

Love that technique! I love to use watercolor pencils. I am definately going to try the baby oil technique. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy
myscrappycupcake.blogspot.com

Thefishie said...

Awesome tip. I'm rushing out to find some baby oil. This will give me an excuse to dust off those colored pencils. Thanks for a chance to win. the fishie at gmail dot com

Gramjak said...

Thanks so much for teaching us this interesting technique. Very smart.... I hope, I hope, I hope I might be lucky..

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Mad Crafter said...

Ok, now I get it. My pencils and I thank you. Can't wait to try this for sure:)
~Madison
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Valerie said...

WOW!!! Who knew??? Baby Oil??? That's GREAT!!!
Valerie

Cricut in Kansas said...

I had never heard this- can't wait to try it!
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Lynn Fox said...

I'm new to this whole crafting stuff. I love this techinque. I will be trying this tomorrow. I'm going to have a busy day. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway.

Beth said...

Super cute card. I love the technique shared here. I never thought to use baby oil...but now I am going to have to try that out!

Carolyn said...

I love this idea because when I use a blend pen it make the paper fuzzy and rolls up. I will definately try this. Thanks

sandyh50 said...

I am so happy to see this technique. What kind of ink did you stamp your image with? Great giveaway!

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Maureen said...

Love this idea. Will definitely try out this idea. I am learning so much with this blog hop. TFS

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lilmisstypo said...

amazing hahah soot baby oil what a hoot .. didnt even know about your blog ... but soo following now autumnjibben@gmail.com

scrapperbecka said...

What amazing idea, thanks for sharing it with us!
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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Man, I wish I would of known I could do this with baby oil and Crayola pencils before I bought the Prismacolor pencil--at least I got them 50% off and a tiny bottle of gamasol. I will have to try your method the the more expensive way and see if I can tell the differnce.

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Celeste B. said...

Thanks for sharing!!! Stamps have really intimidated me (especially when you have to color them in). I appreciate the tutorial!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com

readysetstamp said...

I always wondered how this technique worked. Thank you for showing us. XOXO, Julie. :0)
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Patti said...

I love this technique. I can't wait to break out my colored pencils and try it. I'm going to share this with another crafter. Your card looks awesome, great work!

Patti B.
bbitster@windstream.net

loyaz said...

You make it sound so easy - I must try it. You did a great job of coloring and I love your finished project. Thanks for this opportunity.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

te_sha said...

That was different I will have to try this...
Love the card. Have a crafty of a day!
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MJR said...

I will definitely try this technique. I have all the stuff in the house. Thank you

Marilyn R

PJ said...

Cute card, I would have never thought to use baby oil and color pencils, will definitely going to try. Thanks for all the techniques through out the hop.
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Dawn said...

cool so you don't have to use mineral sprites. I will have to try this. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

great way of blending - would never have thought of using baby oil!

Linda
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Linda said...

This was a wonderful hop. All new blogs to me. I love all the techniques too. This is a new one to me too. Very interesting with great results.

Got2BCrafting said...

I am so happy to hear that you like Crayola brand. I have been wanting to try this technique, but really didn't want to spend the money on Prismacolor pencils. I am raiding my kids pencil stash!! LOL TFS.
Lori
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Jacqui said...

Wow, what a great technique, i have never seen that before. I am definately going to have a go because it looks great when its done. Love the card.

durham dot j@shaw dot ca

sucor said...

Such a cute, sweet card! Great image! I knew about coloring with pencil crayons but thought you needed to use the expensive brand and gamsol, and I didn't want to spend the money on something I might not use enough. Thank you very much for showing us that it can be done and how to with supplies most of us already have!
sucor_2@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Melanie,

Thank you so much for sharing!!! :) I am amazed at how much I'm learning! I really love the videos (thank you for taking the time to make one) and I love your card!

-Jennifer
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Samanta/Sammy said...

I am now a follower :)
Thanks for the info and this great hop!
Samanta
woodfacesami@hotmail.com

Minta's Creations said...

What an awesome technique I'm going to have to try it, Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Minta
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