Monday, July 21, 2008
It Doesn't Get Much Better
The title of this Thomas Kinkade stamp, made by Cornish Heritage Farms, is "It Doesn't Get Much Better" and I think the title is appropriate for this scene. Thomas Kinkade is known for his paintings centering around simple pleasures and inspirational messages as well as his use of light.
A year ago I purchased my first Thomas Kinkade rubber stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. I have to say that at first I found them intimidating. Afterall, I'm not an artist like Mr. Kinkade and to try to imitate his detailed paintings I knew would be impossible. But I do love the coloring challenge these stamps offer and they really cause me to look at the whole picture for the subtle light variations, shadows and movement. One ends up using a rainbow of colors and his end product/piece comes alive with vivid color, even within shadows.
I used prismacolor pencils for this card. I do NOT use any blending solutions, such as odorless mineral spirits, or blending pens. I layer my pencil colors layer upon layer to create the color I want.
I hope the recipient of this card will enjoy it and reflect on days like the one in this scene where "it doesn't get much better" than this.
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Goodness Jennifer, that's AMAZING coloring! I could never dream to color one so well.ReplyDelete
Wow i agree this is amazing, love it.ReplyDelete
I just had to jump over here from 2peas, and mention again how lovely this is! Amazing color! The mat & lure is perfection! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Wow! Who wouldn't love this card!? The coloring is very lovely. I find his stamps intimidating as you used to....what's the clue to getting over it? Practice. Practice, I guess.ReplyDelete
BTW.. I have a stamp that you could borrow that says, "This better not end up in the garbage!" heehee
This is very rich and I think you captured the light amazingly! You even added a feather to the card!ReplyDelete
p.s. Thanks so much for your kind comments Jennifer on my blog.
Oh Wow! How Beautiful! This is jaw-droping awesome! :)ReplyDelete
I love Thomas Kinkade and you do him justice. Very pretty!ReplyDelete