Showing posts with label Thomas Kinkade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thomas Kinkade. Show all posts

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wishing you Well, 3 sets of Cards, and Happy Mail

This week I was the hostess for the Double Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends. I sent everyone this Thomas Kinkade image to use on a card.I used some new Cosmo Cricket designer papers that are kind of funky - not the usual colors that I pick for cards. I'm not sure these dark colors would actually make anyone feel better!?! LOL! I used Copics and Prismacolor markers to color the image.

You can see the other Kinkade cards here.
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms: Thomas Kinkade Make A Wish Cottage Vingnette, Sentiment: Gina K Designes Make a wish set (received image as a wish rak)
Paper: white: PTI, Certainly Celery: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Hellow Sunshine Paper pad
Ink: Onyx black versafine, so saffron, certainly Celery: SU
Accessories: sponge, copics, prismacolor markers, spellbinders double ended tags, ribbon: PTI ripe avocado double stitched, flowers unknown, brass brads, foam dimensionals

My next project is three binders that each hold 4 cards. A friend at work asked me to make some cards for him to give to his mother as a Christmas present - some THANK YOU, some SYMPATHY and some BIRTHDAY. She is elderly and can't always get out and so she likes to have cards on hand for when she needs them.

Of course - I couldn't just give him a pile of cards - so I made these pretty folders for them and even made a coordinating pen by slipping a piece of matching designer paper inside the pen barrel. (this works great with the Pentel RSVP pens found at Staples or CVS) I got the free template for these folders from Mirkwood Designs

This is how the inside looks. Each side holds 2 cards and 2 envelopes.

And finally I just have to share these wonderful Christmas cards I have received from some of my blogging/Split Coast Stamper friends.

This cute snowman one is from Joan Ervin.

This lovely layered flower one is from Helen (misshelenstamps)

I love this punched fern wreath from Anne (jdmommy)

How cute are these little Santa's on this card from Jami (SgtStamper)

This gorgeous silhouette bird with the lovely shimmery ribbon is from Carolyn (snowmanqueen)

Danielle (DPKennedy) sent this lovely card in browns with the regal deer head

Another card using browns and snowflakes was sent by Dawn (Stampinscotsgirl)

And I just love the colors of the DP and pretty stamps used on this one from LeAnne (LeAnne Pugliese)

And last, but not least! this pretty warm wishes coffee pot card so beautiful in it's simplicity! from Amy (Craftee)

Thanks so much for stopping by - Christmas is coming!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Double Dare, Two Dogs, and Trying Copics!

I have 3 cards to share with you today - I was so busy this week doing Sneak Peeks for Artful Inkables that my other cards have been piling up!!

I made this 5" x 5" card for the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with a group of SCS friends. This week I was the hostess and I sent everyone 2 Magnolia stamped images (an Edwin and a Tilda) and they had to pick one and use it on their card. I chose Edwin the skier for my card.
I colored him with Prismacolor markers and used Copics for his face. I added punched photo corners that I embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder then topped with dew drops. The Let It Snow is a silver sticky strip by Stampendous. I had the acrylic word sticker in my stash and don't remember where it came from (!) - there are 7 or 8 of them with different words or snowflakes - all in white and blue. This is the first time I've used one of them!

You can check out the other challenge cards here and you'll see some of the Tilda's.

Stamps: Magnolia
Paper: White: PTI, Wild wasabi: SU, Plaid DP - DCWV Christmas Stack
Ink: Onyx Black bersafine
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, copics, dew drops, Class a Peel Stickers: Stampendous, photo corner punch: SU, acrylic word sticker, glue dots, cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, foam dimensionals

I made this b'day card for my future daughter-in-law, April - who's birthday was 8/10. She was away visiting her mother in NC on her birthday so I will give her this when she gets back.She and my son have 2 bassett hounds and so I'm always looking for anything with basset hounds on it.

This cute puppies image was a RAK from Mrs. Noodles over at SCS (thank you Dina!). The middle puppy is a basset hound. The fun sentiment and puppy stamp are both by Inkadinkado - the paw print with the heart in it is part of a new stamp set called Top Dog by Artful INKables

And these are the real thing - my 'grandchildren' (!) 7 month old Roscoe and 4 year old Daisy - and yes - the 7 month 0ld is already bigger than the 4 year old! (Trouble - right here in River City!)

Stamps: puppies & sentiment: Inkadinkado, paw print: Artful Inkables
Paper: white - Papertrey Ink, choc chip: SU, DP- DCWV The Pet Stack
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Espresso - Adirondack
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, brown satin ribbon, foam dimensionals, circle punches.

Here is my card for the Ways to Use It Challenge at Split Coast - to use Copic markers to color an image on a card. I have about a dozen copics but haven't used them much yet not having a lot of colors - I usually use my Prismacolor markers and don't do a lot of shading. So my image today is colored with a combination of both kinds. I was quite surprised and thrilled with how the coloring came out - I have had this Kinkade stamp for ages - but have only previously stamped it monochrome - afraid to attempt coloring it. And for my first try I think it came out well - and will only improve as I practice and get more colors!

Here's a close up of the colored image. For some reason the colors look a little bright here - it's more subdued IRL!

Thanks so much for coming by today! If you leave me a comment I can come by and visit you too!
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade - Cornish Heritage Farms, Healing - Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper: White - PTI, Mellow Moss - SU, DP - Autumn Leaves - Manhatten: Pied a Terre
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: ribbon: PTI Spring Moss, foam dimensionals, Copics, Prismacolor markers, decorative edge scissors

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Betty's Well

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a blessed Sunday. It is cloudy and rainy here today - a good day to be inside working in my stamping room and not feeling guilty that I am not out enjoying the out of doors!

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on Split Coast. Today's featured stamper was gbedwright - that's her Split Coast name. What does that mean??! I'll let you know if I find out! Betty is her real first name and you need to check out her gallery - she has lovely cards there! I chose to case this beauty. I made my card smaller than hers - mine is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and I think hers must be at least 5x5. I used a different stamp - mine is a Thomas Kinkade that can be bought at Cornish Heritage Farms. And I used fewer layers and a different designer paper. The colors on mine are all from Stampin Up. I used Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and the DP is from K&Co. I love this sentiment stamp - a little different than your usual get well verse - and it is from Verses Rubber Stamps. Check them out for all kinds of sentiment stamps for your cards.

I was very interested in using the Lumiere on the cuttlebug panel - this design is called Tiny Mosaic. You can get the Cuttlebug & embossing folders at Michaels or AC Moore - or a lot of places on line - I've bought them at Eclectic Paperie. Ok - so back to the Lumiere - I bought a bottle of Lumiere quite some time ago for a project that I wanted to do. But the project instructions are somewhere deep in my 'to do pile' of papers and I have never even opened the bottle! Lumiere is a white shimmery paint-like substance that you can put directly on paper alone or mix with colors. It gives a wonderful shimmer that I think you can see on the vanilla Cuttlebug panel on my card above. There are probably other ways to use this Lumiere and I'll let you know if I find some!

So after seeing Betty's wonderful card and reading that she used the Lumiere on it - and because it was so softly beautiful - I knew that was the card I wanted to CASE. I punched the hole for my big eyelet with my Cropadial and threaded a piece of bakers twine from Martha Stewart through it. I used Peeled Paint by Ranger and Versafine Vintage Sepia for the inks on this card. On the well - I first inked it with the Vintage Sepia which is the brown and then taped it lightly with the Peeled Paint which is a green. Can you see the hint of green on the image?

I think this would make a great get well card for a male given the colors and lack of 'frills' don't you? Please click on comments below and let me know!