Monday, December 22, 2008

Thomas Kinkade - I'm in Love!!

It's been weeks since I've blogged...and stamped...but life brought priorites. My sister Judy had an abdominal hysterectomy (I know, TMI !!) on Thursday (Dec. 18) so I spent several days before that getting ready for Christmas so that I could devote my time to helping her out while she was in the hospital. I stayed with her in the hospital (and wow, the hospital was Hollywood caliber) and then stayed with her the first night when she went home. So I didn't get much hobby time, but the important thing is, she's recovering as expected and I am greatful!
This is Judy So! Now I'm home again, all the Christmas shopping, wrapping, baking, mailing is done. And that means I have time to stamp!! Woo Hooooo!!! Today I worked on getting caught up with my stamping challenge obligations from the last couple of weeks.
Supplies: Thomas Kinkade image, SU Short & Sweet stamps, brads, Nestabilities, Copics, Crystal Effects, brads, Versafine Black Ink, paper piercer, wallpaper, Pale Plum, black, and white cardstock.

This card is for Julia's (aka artystamper) DDC for last week. She sent the Doubledog Dare gals a Thomas Kinkade image to create a card with. I love coloring, and I love the detail, so I couldn't wait to get started on this.

I started by coloring the image with copics. I used a black fine pen to redraw the well's lines and some of the stones so the image stood out a little. Next I covered the well with Versamark and embossed it with clear EP. I masked over the oval shape of the frame and sponged Rose Red and Summer Sun ink outwardly from the image. Then I used Flower Soft in Heather and Lilac to make all the flowers around the well look dimensional. Matted the picture several times in black and Pale Plum cardstock and the bottom layers is wallpaper. (See wallpaper chatter above!) Finally, I die cut a Nestabilities bookplate tag and punched out the Word Window shape from SU to frame the sentiment. Attached that with brads. Yeah, it took awhile, but I enjoyed getting lost in the image and seeing it come to life.

Thanks for checking in! Anne


Joanne Travis said...

Your detail work on the Kinkade image is remarkable! So beautiful. I had to get out my granny magnifying specs for this image :)
Gorgeous work, as always, Anne.

Hope Judy is recovering well and in good spirits. What a good sis you are to help and keep her company.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Anne, you did a fabulous job on the TK card!!! Your coloring is sooo gorgeous and OMG, the embossing and flower soft is spectacular!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Give my best wishes to Judy, too....hope her recovery goes well and you both have a wonderful Christmas!!!