Saturday, November 10, 2012

Country cottage

The weekend is here again, Yay!  And it is a 3 day weekend.  I am off to a good crafty start.  Today I have a card to share with you using one of my favorite Thomas Kinkaid images. 

Usually when I use these images, since there is so much detail, I tend to do them in black and white with no colouring.  However, for this one, I did colour using Copics, and I'm really happy with the results.

The technique I used was to stamp the image using Versafine on to Velum.  Then I let it dry for a while, then coloured the reverse side (the back of the sheet) with Copics--that way there was no smearing.  Putting a white piece of paper underneath the paper when I was colouring made the stamped image pop up and easy to colour.

This may seem intimidating, however it was axtually not too long to colour, as the image is naturally shaded, so for example on the grassy area, I only used one green marker, and the different colours and "light" that shows through is due to the stamped image being shaded in some areas.

To finish it off, I stuck in in a frame, added some pearls, popped it up with dimensionals and mounted on the base.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Cornish Heritage Farms - Thomas Kinkaid images
The Squirrel and the fox - flowers, hats or horses (we've got flowers and horses here)
MarkerPop Blog - Colour with markers, NOT on white paper  (I coloured on velum)
Addicted to stamps - flowers
Little Red Wagon - Colouring


  1. this is absolutley breathtaking!!

  2. Amazing image ... and your coloring is incredible! Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M this week! Loll

    1. Hi Kristina. Beautiful card and a great technique. TFS. Love the effects of the colouring on the reverse of the velum. It really suits this TK image.
      Thank you for joining in the ATS&M Challenge this week.
      Regards Florence x

  3. Amazing coloring, wow!! An inspiring card. Thank you for joining us at ATSAM Challenge this week!

  4. Beautiful - never tried my Kinkades on the vellum, might have to give it a go soon....

  5. Beautiful card. The scene is quite amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  6. This turned out wonderful I have never tried the Kinkades stamps on vellum but will now after seeing how nice this turned out

  7. beautiful- such a peaceful scene.

  8. Thanks for joining in this week at ATS&M - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

  9. Kristina!
    THANK YOU for coming over & visiting & leaving me such a SWEET COMMENT on my blog! :)
    Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I LOVE your technique & the softness it gives!!!!!!!! :) You did a WONDERFUL JOB with this stamp! Don't you just LOVE Thomas Kinkade stamps??? :)GOOD LUCK on winning the Challenge! :)

  10. Oh myyyy, this card is absolutely gorgeous Kritina! I totally shy away from these stamps~they intimidate me!
    I love how you colored it on the back side of vellum., beautiful outcome.
    I may give this a try now (well, maybe :)

  11. Fantastic Kristina! Love the pretty scene image, and great layout!

  12. Lovely card, great technique, well done, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox,blessings Hilde

  13. Fab colouring technique and a gorgeous card!

  14. This is amazing. I definitely want to try that technique.

  15. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing!
    Dee @ LRW

  16. Congratulations on your card winning on Marker Pop blog! It is so pretty!

  17. This is beautiful! I can't resist coloring the TK images too! Thanks for joining us for the CHF Challenge. I hope you'll join us again for this weeks Tree challenge!