Monday, October 15, 2007

Mr. Kinkade

Oh how I love a challenge. My friend has had this Kinkade collection on her shelf for a while. Every time I would visit I would look at the beautiful quality of these rubber stamps from CHF and think, oh, if I could only do them justice in coloring. Well today was the day to try! I had made up my mind that if I didn't like the results I would just rip it up and go on (lesson learned). I have seen MANY beautiful monochromatic versions of this stamp but in my mind's eye Kinkade is known for his color.

What coloring medium you may ask....well I have seen beautiful work with prismacolors and watercolor techniques, but I was determined that my copics can do anything!

I stamped this Thomas Kinkade stamp in Adirondack (espresso) ink and then slowly started...where to start! Ack! I have heard to start with the lightest parts first so that is what I did. For a final touch I coated it with UTEE and it has a very pretty glossy picture finish.

Thanks to my friend for the little push, it is really fun when something unexpected turns out so well. I just love to color!

Thanks for coming to look!

I'm also entering this in Julee's mojo monday, I do think I came up with some serious mojo today. Thanks Julee!

37 comments:

Melissa said...

Holy mackerel! This is unbelievable!

Pegg S said...

My goodness -- the scene looks so real - the sheen on the water is amazing! Gorgeous!

Amy said...

OH GOSH! I'm speechless, this is absolutly STUNNING Sherri. It is so lifelike it's surreal. You did an amazing,amazing job on this gorgeous card, girl. You should win an award for this one! Thank you so much for sharing. It's the best Kinkade card I've seen executed yet!

Hugs,
Amy

mnhyrkas said...

Amazing and lifelike. You've captured the Kinkade lights perfectly!

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... you did an absolutely fabulous job ... a masterpiece.

Alli Miles said...

Sherrie you are on the wrong design team girl *wink* (not really) but WOW girl you know how to colour. This is absolutely stunning.

Kerry J. said...

Wow Sherrie! This is absolutely gorgeous! I would have never imagined it would look that good with copics - but I think that it is the best I have seen hands down! You are amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring, you certainly did it justice, Awesome work!
Conniecrafter

Rachel Hope said...

Oh My WOW...this is STUNNING! Great job on everything! The sky just blows me away. I agree with Amy, the BEST Kinkade I have seen so far! Amazing work!!!

beate said...

Sherrie, this is absolutely stunning! You rock!

Pam Speidel said...

Oh My! This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! You definitely did this stamp justice!! You've got the Mojo! :)

Andrea said...

This card is beautiful, your colouring is amazing.

asela said...

This is absolutely perfect and your coloring is out of this world!!!

emilymomto3boys said...

wow, your coloring is amazing!!!

Crystal N said...

This is TRULY AMAZING!!

Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) said...

This is really, REALLY lovely! -Anna.

Dee said...

Totally gorgeous!! You did this proud, your coloring is true art at it's finest!!

Deborah said...

This is better than Kincade's painings! WOWZER! You worked those Copic's girl! Amazing talent! Deb

Michelle said...

Beautiful isn't quite powerful enough a word for this! How about awesome, stunning, fabulous and unbelievably gorgeous! :-)

Cindy H. said...

Absolutely awesome!!! At first I thought it was a snapshot of an "original" Thomas Kinkade - your coloring is really fantastic - you really nailed it!

Colleen K said...

Attn CHF: RUN, do not walk, and snatch this girl up! She has got THE MOJO!! Absolutely Amazing!!!

Clearly Inspired said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Tejal said...

Holey Cow!!! This is so darn stunning, it's like Mr. Kinkade painted a miniature and put it on your card...very very beautiful coloring...totally amazing! (sorry, I'm running out of adjectives)

Flossie's Follies said...

OMG, this card takes my breadth away, your coloring and shading is awesome, and love that you gave it a glow, it really finishes off this card. OMG, awesome.

Shel9999 said...

Oh-my-gosh...this is absolutely STUNNING!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marlou said...

absolutely stunnning!!!

leenda said...

WOW! This is absolutely the BEST & most STUNNING card I've seen using this stamp! PERFECT!

Beth said...

This is the most beautiful T.K. card I have seen yet!

Rose Ann said...

Absolutely stunning, Sherrie!! See, you had nothing to worry about, your coloring is amazing. I think you should enter this in every contest you can...lol! Wow!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is truly stunning -- amazing!!! I spotted it first on SCS -- it is a card that makes one stop in their tracks and makes their jaw drop -- truly!!!

Kim said...

This is unreal Sherrie! I am blown away!

Kristin said...

Phenomenal! Absolutely incredible!
But I've got to ask... how long did it take you?!!

stampwithkristin@uniserve.com

donna calamari said...

We have all seen tons of Kincaide cards but your card leaves us WOWED. PERFECT coloring!!!

Lorie said...

Holy smokes! That is absolutely amazing! Just wow!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Holy cow, Sherrie! This looks like the master painted it himself! What incredible shading you achieved - and the card is just SO GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing! :)

katie b. said...

PHENOMENAL! you should submit this card to the copic marker card makers gallery - it's better than much of what i saw there! :) have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I know you did this awhile ago, but I just found it on the gallery. I have this stamp (my husband flyfishes) but haven't used it yet. I think I am intimidated both the stamp and the Copics. I got a full set for Christmas last year. An words of advice would be greatl appreciated.

Thanks,
ellenmcrawley@aol.com