Sunday, August 03, 2008

Kinkade's The Rose Garden

Kinkade's The Rose Garden
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
I took a very spontaneous trip to Cincinnati on Tuesday to Stamp Your Art Out. One of my purchases was this stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, Thomas Kinkade's "The Rose Garden".

Though I had initial doubts that I could do this image any justice, I began to color. I had an absolute blast! The more I colored, the more details I was able to see in the image. I learned that with such a detailed image, I just need to take a deep breath, and jump right in and start. I am thrilled at the outcome.

The deets: The Cornish Heritage Farms image is stamped with Stazon Stone Gray ink, and colored with Prismacolor pencils only on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. Patterned paper from Rusty Pickle and Family Ties were also used, along with black cardstock and ribbon. The layout was kept intentionally simple, as I do believe the Kinkade's beautiful image speaks for itself and does all the work.
Close Up


Bonnie said...

Honestly, this is fabulous! Those colours just pop! and are gorgeous! I have a couple of these stamps from CHF but do not have the nerve to even attempt them!

Dragana Skoro said...

Oh, my Gosh!!! This is such a beautiful colouring... I just got my Prismas, maybe one day I 'll be brave enough to attempt... Great job! (just saw your name on SCS)

Debbie, said...

Again, something gorgeous from you. I love your coloring. Did you know Cornish Heritage Farms is looking for a coloring artist to color their Kindade and Kuck stamps? Check it out: It might be past the deadline, but if you're interested, maybe you could apply late? It's possible they didn't get anyone they liked. That happens.

Cathrine StClair said...

Beautiful job on the image! I really like your vellum card too.

Colleen said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!! I agree with Debbie... apply for that CHF coloring designer... this is amazing!

Glad I found your blog.

Marisa said...

Oh my, you did excellent with this TK stamp. I was thinking of getting one myself, but got intimidated with so much detail. Now that I have seen what you have done with this stamp I am changing my mind and will soom be getting one myself. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card.


Sue C said...

I've never even been tempted by this type of stamp, because I just didn't know if I'd like the actual image (the label on the wood always looks pretty, but...) Now I know that it can be truly gorgeous! Amazing job on this!