Friday, March 14, 2008

Rose Garden

It has been a while since I have played with the Thomas Kinkade stamps. They are so gorgeous and totally worth the time to color! You may not believe me, but I will tell you anyway, they don't actually take THAT long to color once you have done a few of them. Most of the work is done by the stamps. The shading is so detailed on these stamps that basically you can just throw down some color. I used my copic markers to color everything!
The total Thomas Kinkade line can be found at Cornish Heritage Farms. I also used CHF stamps for the background and the sentiment.

I wanted to point out the sentiment. I was thinking how would I fit one in without detracting from the lovely image. I stamped the Kinkade image a second time (in a lighter ink...hazelnut) and then stamped my sentiment over it and glued it on top of my image where it fit. Kind of a cool effect.
Here are the card deets:
Thomas Kinkade Rose Garden (CHF)
Silhouette Blooms II sentiment (CHF)
Canvas Background (CHF)
Ink:
Espresso, Hazelnut (Adirondack)
Paper:
Ultrasmooth (CHF)
Espresso, Suede Brown Light (Prism)
Accessories:
Copics
Copic spica glitter pen
Primas
Spring moss ribbon (papertrey)


Happy Stamping

24 comments:

Amy said...

very cool effect indeed! I love it Sherrie, it's beautiful--the sentiment is perfect!

leenda said...

WOW Sherrie! Your card is beyond GORGEOUS! Love your creative touch on the sentiment.

Angie said...

I thought you had used vellum for the sentiment, but this works just as well (if not better because the colored area underneath doesn't distract from the words). I'll have to give that a try!f

Julie Campbell said...

Thanks for the tip! You're SO creative!

Crestajune said...

Fabulous card! Love what you did with the sentiment! Awesome idea!

MichelleO said...

Stunning! I have a few of these stamps, but girl you rock them! And I love how you did the sentiment!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

OH MY WORD....BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!

Deborah said...

Love to see your gorgeous Rose Garden anytime! Outstanding! Deb

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

OH MY! I'm speechless! Gorgeous!

retiredheather said...

Beautiful. The sentiment looks perfect...made for the setting.
Retired Heather

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous doesn't even describe this card!

Lizette said...

I can't believe you coloured all that ! It's beautiful ! Great card !

craftypixie said...

wow its lovely,you wouldnt know you have coloured it all in..i must check these stamps out
wendy

CraftyC said...

Stunning card, looks like it too forever!!
Clairexx

Amy said...

Love the effect that stamping it gave! Beautiful card!

ginapier said...

I love your blog and check it frequently you are in my faves. This is a beautiful image and the card is colored perfectly.

Pamela S. Wade said...

This is so beautiful! You color your stamps so wonderfully! ~~Pam

chelemom said...

Gorgeous!! I am a bit intimidated by these images....maybe I will have to try one!

Conniecrafter said...

Just beautiful, and such a neat idea with the sentiment...at first glance I thought you stamped on vellum!

Elaine said...

Very lovely!

Kirsten said...

Sherrie, the colors just leap off the screen! Lovely!

Lori Craig said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Yes!!! I am shouting into the computer....!!! I should have taken a lesson from you in CA. Sherrie ~ I am so excited to be working with you at CHF!! You ROCK!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

gorgeous! love how you added the sentiment!

Juanita B said...

Such a beautiful card and cool technique! I love it and the sentiment is wonderufl. TFS.