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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CHALLENGED!


I don't know if you have ever played with any of the Thomas Kinkade stamps yet from Cornish Heritage Farms. As for me, I was blessed by one from Rebecca Grohall of Bella Carta. Unfortunately, I've had it set aside since. I wanted to save it to make a card for my husband but not only that I was a tad bit shy of where to start with coloring such a detailed image. Since the release of these beautiful stamps I've studied and admired many a stamper's creations made with these beauties. Their art is so impressive. Well, I put my shyness aside and took an evening to color. I used Palette ink on regular cardstock to stamp the image and then I used Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol to complete the picture. I kept the rest of the card really simple as to not loose all the details. To top it off this card is perfect for Chrissy's Belli Challenge. This weeks challenge is to make a card using ribbon without bows or knots. Oh what fun!!!

UPDATE: Guess what? I just discovered that Cornish Heritage Farms advertises tutorials on the Kinkade stamps. That's wonderful news!!!

ANOTHER UPDATE:
I just saw Allison's Suggestive Sunday Challenge and my card will work for her challenge too. If you decide to do Allison's challenge also your card must include anything to do with water. :-)

22 comments:

Trish D said...

Wow, this is your first go?!? It's absolutely beautiful - love the reflections on the water, and you've done a wonderful job capturing the "glow"

kssdesigns said...

This is beautiful. It looks like you spent much time choosing just the right colors to use and putting color to paper. Nicely done!

suzann said...

You did such a beautiful job with this stamp! Looks like a painting.

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Theresa said...

FANTASTIC!!! You did a wonderful job!!! I LOVE these stamps too!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm glad you overcame your shyness. You did a beautiful job. I won't even buy one of those stamps for fear of using it!

Terri F.
Terriiam@comcast.net

Wendy Cassidy said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! You are such an inspiration!

Allison said...

Wow...these Kinkade stamps are just stunners! You did a beautiful job with it (no small feat for your first time!). Thanks for playing again!

malieta said...

Wow....Nancy your card is beautiful!!!! The colors are so vibrant and pretty. You did an awesome job with this card and your husband is going to love it!
malieta:)

Angela K said...

AllI can say is WOW! Your coloring is wonderful! WOW!

Marlou said...

Nancy, stunning!!!! work, beautiful card :) xx

Toni said...

Nancy,
That's amazing. You colored that beautifully. I've wanted to make a card with those images for a while but I don't want to buy them if I can't color them in LOL!

Great job!

Shannon said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL. It seriously looks just like a real life painting!! You did a great job.

Deb said...

WOW the coloring on this card is amazing and your card is fabulous!! I have admired these too, but I know I could never make anything as wonderful as this!! Good Luck with the challenges!!

Fe-Fe said...

Wow! That's an amazing card Nancy. There's so much detail on that stamp. Beautiful colouring.

Beth said...

These images are no small feat and you did an awesome job! I have one almost complete using the same technique, things just keep getting in the way of finishing!

Rebecca said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!! YOU DID A GREAT JOB !!!!!!

and yes, I'm yelling that all the way from FL so I hope you can hear me :-)

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

Nance, this is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is unbelievable!!! I have never seen anyone else's creation with these stamps before.... just love this and how pretty it is. Thank you .... such a gorgeous creation!!!

hugs,
Jen

Lindsay Spencer said...

That's amazing. You are so talented.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness...you did a fabulous job coloring this, Nancy!!! Wow!!

Cassandra Rae said...

I'm not a Kinkade fan, but I love what you've done with the colors! Good job, Sis!

Smooches ~
Cassandra

Laura Roth said...

Very nice! I'm addicted to those thomas kinkade stamps now...my shopping cart is full but I'll have to narrow it down before ordering or else the husband will flip :)