Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Thomas Kincade and a Surprise!

My Husband brought me home this wonderful Thomas Kincade stamp. It was just released and I am so impressed that he found it. I stamped it first in black ink but found it too hard to cover the shading so this one was stamped in Vintage Photo Distress ink. It was much harder to see all the details but much better to paint. I think the next time I will use the Sepia color of versafine ink, it should give better details. Of all the TK images I have, this one has the most detailed shading. The small flowers were done with Jasper Red. I don`t know if you appreciate knowing the colors so let me know.

The DP was Bohemia from My Mind`s Eye. I layered the image with Hunter Green and So Saffron and Old Olive papers. The bow at the top was Classic Traditions from Michaels. I was trying to make a card suitable for a male but I don`t think I quite achieved it. I used 3 small Easter egg brads on the bottom right side to make the card Easter.
I used both Twinkling H2Os and Prismacolored Markers to color this image. The roses were done with Lemondrop and Ginger Peach and White Innessential pen. I say this often but shading with watercolor paint is easy to do...more water gives a lighter tint of the color. The leaves are done with Sweet Alfalfa and Kiwi. The BG leaves were done with Light and Dark Olive Green markers. The bricks were done with Jasper Red and Nutmeg with the cement done in French Grey Marker. The trees were done with markers same as the leaves. The faint trees on the top left was done with Fresh Oregano and the sky is done with Bolivian Blue.

The inside was done with more of the DP . The strip on the left side covers the brads. I only thought of them after I had put the card together so they showed on the inside.

Somebody messed up here today. Its supposed to be Spring and school got cancelled because of a snow storm! What a mess it is here today. Another 20 cm of the rotten stuff. We have at least least 3 feet of snow left on our yard...no sight of land any place...just snow. The only good thing I can say about the snow today is it is covering the muddy snow out there. Guess there is not much I can do about it. Thanks for letting me rage...not that you really could stop me, but for those who read this whole entry thanks for listening.
How about that Surprise. Tell me what is your favorite form of coloring and I might draw your comment for this cutie.
To acknowledge that Winter does not want to leave, I have this Tilda with Bell for some blog candy. Leave me a comment about coloring and I will draw on winner on April 1. No this will not be an April Fools joke, I will send this Tilda out to someone. Good luck to all.


Pam said...

Well...I have to say my favorite form of colouring is using my new Copic markers. They are fabulous!! My second favorite is using my Stampin Up markers. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope the snow clears up for you soon!!!

Heather "Hev" said...

Hi Heather :)

Lovely present from Hubby :) Lucky lady :)

I am just learning to colour - I am using water coloured pencils, and whisper pens. Trying different techniques and things :)

Have a great day!

scotspanda said...

ooh lovely stamp your hubby found!! it looks fab. My favourite colouring at the moment is my promarkers, not that I have got a lot of them! I like the effect they give. I would love to be able to watercolour, but I just can't seem to get comfy with paints lol


Amanda xxx

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Heather.

hugs Riet.x

Diamond Doll said...

OOOh i,d love to give this lovelt Tilda a home. I love watercolouring my images with pencils.
Trish (-:

Diamond Doll said...

Love the new stamps too!
Fab hubby you have to buy you it.
Trish (-:

Jodi said...

How sweet of your husband and you did a fantastic job of painting that!

My favorite form of coloring is using my copics ~ I just recently got them and am having a lot of fun learning how to use them. I also enjoy using colored pencils and OMS.

Thanks for the chance to win this adorable Tilda stamp :)

Fi said...

Hi Heather

What a lovely stamp your hubby just bought you! And so kind of you to be giving this tilda away to a new home!

I don't have any copics or pro markers or even whispers brush strokes. I actually use a combination of derwent watercolour pencils and a pack of brushmarker pens from my local supermarket. I don't think most people would tell the difference!

Thanks for the chance!

Fi said...

Here's my second comment/entry, since I am already a follower!

Fingers crossed!

Katarina said...

How generous of you. Thank you for the chance.
My fav colouring technique is using promarkers. I found my old triamarkers I had used in my designsketches and thought they might be useable for stamping. Were they ever, lol. Then - 50 or so promarkers later I'm here :) I would like to afford copics since promarkers don't have a fine tip which is usable sometimes.

My second fav colouring technique is tombows. I just foound a tutorial for them and I'm quite happy how it turned out.


Jodi said...

Adding another comment as I am a follower. Thanks for the extra chance :)

-Agnes- said...

I use mostly acrylic paints which can be mixed to match most colours, and thinned right down until they resemble water colours. I also use water colour pencils.

-Agnes- said...

... and I'm a follower of your blog.

Shirley said...

Heather, I love the TK stamp. I think it is one of their prettiest so far. Your card is just spectacular and beautiful too! You already know I love H2O watercolors and I like them best because they are so flexible when needing different colors.

LuLu said...

Heather, to chose one technique is just sooooooooo hard, so can I be cheeky and list ALL my favourites ! ! ! Water colour pencils, Promarkers, oil pastels (with Olive Oil!), H2O's . . . and to make matters worse, there not in order of preference ! ! !

For me the medium I use depends on what the project is - there - that's my get out of bed clause !


Moni said...

Waw would love to win this stamp, I am colouring my images with colour pencils, but really need to buy copics! Hugs, moni

Moni said...

Forgot to tell the card is fab, love the colourig! Hugs, Moni