Tuesday, May 13, 2008

One stamp, 2 looks

I finally had a chance to ink up my Thomas Kinkade stamp yesterday that I picked up at Carousel Rubber Stamps. Of course I had to get the one that had the horses on it :)

The first one is stamped with Basic Gray ink and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. The only place I used Gamsol (oderless mineral spirits) was on the sky. I found the sky the hardest place to color.........hopefully it comes with practice.

A close up of the first card.

This one was from an experiment that didn't go as planned but I am glad I took it back out of the garbage can. LOL!

I stamped the image in Basic Brown ink and sponged the edges with Creamy Carmel. I then went over it with a thick layer of Crystal Effects and set it aside to dry. I was hoping it would crack when it dried but it ended up kind of a leathery texture. It is really smooth!

The layout is from Jen's SFYTT (sketch for you to try). This was the first time I have had a chance to try one but it won't be the last :)


Anonymous said...

Awesome cards, Karen!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

You definitely have more patience than I!! Very nice.


Anonymous said...

Amazing job on the cards. I love them both. TFS!!
Pam D

Happy Stamper said...

Amazing!! Karen...can't wait to see them IRL!

Paulette said...

I have to say I love the one you "threw away"!!!! and remember we aren't Thomas Kinkade!!!! Happy Day Karen

Angie said...

I think the crinkled look of the card adds something too it. It goes to show how some peoples trash is turned into treasure...Great cards.