Saturday, 9 August 2008

A cute cottage and some very exciting news!

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments about my Thomas Kinkade fisherman. I have another Kinkade to share with you today and some exciting news alongside it.

I think this image, Foxglove Cottage, has a lovely warm feeling to it and it would make a great card for someone special returning home from a trip or someone moving into a new place of their own. I blended the first layer of colour on this one with Sansodor to provide a soft base layer and then added shading and texture over the top with the same pencils. A little bit of Glossy Accents gives the windows and lamp a glassy sheen and a white pen adds highlights. I used a fine paint brush to transfer the white ink in places where I wanted very fine detail.

I made the sentiment panel by cutting a frame with two Nestability dies and colouring it with a Krylon pen. Once the Krylon had dried, I sponged black pigment ink over the top to 'antique' it a bit and I filled the centre of the plaque with Glossy Accents so that it looks a bit like a ceramic name plate.

So... the exciting news is that I submitted this card to the recent Design Team call at Cornish Heritage Farms and I heard earlier this week that I was one of three people picked to join the team *big grin*. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining a really talented bunch of stampers and I'm sure I'll be learning loads!

- Foxglove Cottage (Thomas Kinkade series at Cornish Heritage Farms)
- sentiment stamp (my own design)

- Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
- Versafine by Tsukineko (Vintage Sepia and Onyx Black)
- Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)

- Birchtone light and Birchtone medium by Prism Papers
- smooth white

- Prismacolor and Lyra pencils (plus OMS and blending stumps)
- sewing machine & thread
- Classic oval Nestabilities
- fine paint brush

- brads
- Glossy Accents by Ranger
- Inkssentials white pen by Ranger
- Krylon leafing pen (copper)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card!


tracy said...

flippin' heck joanne,thats georgous,looks like his paintings:)
no wonder you have a big grin:)

Adele said...

Fantastic news and fantastic work as usual Joanne.

Well done,

love Dingle.x

Darlene said...

Great job of coloring!!! A HUGE congratulations to you for making the team. Anxious to see what all you come up with and learn. They are a very talented bunch and I have no doubt you will "fit right in". Let's hear it for Joanne!!!! Hip ... Hip ... Hooray!!
(ssshhh, it's a secret: I also applied for this position ... but didn't make it) That's okay ... I'm checking into another DT as we speak!

Janice said...

Congrats again Joanne. I am so pleased for you. Those images are very complex and you have made such a beautiful job colouring them. Thank you too for introducing me to the delights of CHF - I am playing with one of my background stamps in your honour!

Karen said...

That is such a beautiful card Joanne. I am so chuffed for you my lovely. Its so well deserved X

Anonymous said...

well deserved your cards are stunning - no wonder you are grinning

cookcreateread said...

My goodness! Gorgeous card and a well deserved DT place!! Congratulation :)

Ellen said...

brilliant news, it was only a matter of time before your talent was grabbed .
super coloring of those (in my eyes) difficult stamps

Andrea said...

an excellent card and well done on joing the team, look forward to seeing more of your talent x

Kathy said...

I'm so chuffed for you Joanne - you soooo deserve your DT spot - well done you.

That card is fantastic, so much beautiful detail. No wonder they snapped you up with work like that to show off their stamps, eh?

Bonnie said...

Fantastic card and fantastic news!! I love CHF and their stamps (not the Kincaids especially - they wear me OUT!! lol!

Marisa said...

Og My Gosh JOANNE, your TK stamped image is just out of this world girl. You must give me the details (step by step) of how you achieved such a gorgeous work of art. Everything about it is just so perfect. I have been for a while thinking of getting a TK stamp but am too intimidated. Your card has inspired me to get one now.

I would also like to congratulate you on your DT assingment with CHF. You deserve a spot in their DT. You have amazing talent and you work is always spectacular. Hope to still see you in our little forum.


Beth said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh Joanne, I am really chuffed for you and it is very well deserved too. Love the card, love the way you've achieved the effect of the light shining through the windows. CHF are truly blessed to have you on their time. Well done. XX

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, this is stunning, and well done and congrats on your brilliant wonder they want you on their DT...I just seen the Fishing one too and that is stunning also xx

Etha said...

How exciting! I hope you make it, your coloring is beautiful, they would be lucky to have you exclusively on their team!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats - I am so excited for you! I am still away but got a chance to be on the computer so glad I did I would hate to miss this chance to celebrate with you: ) BTW great job on this card especially love what you did with your sentiment!

Di said...

HUGE congrats Joanne, thoroughly deserved. All of your work is beautiful and you talent really shines through.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

That card is beautiful!!! And congrats!!!!! I hope you find many a good day designing for CHF!!! Your coloring is...WOW!

Kristine Reynolds said...

congrats Joanne! So excited to have you on the team!

- dlm. said...

What a beautifully coloured card, Joanne! I really like the various design elements ( e.g., the stitching, the "antiqued" welcome, use of glossy accents ). I also want to extend my congratulations on your fantastic news!

Jennifer Roach said...

Beautiful colouring Joanne! Congratulations on the position and I can't wait to work with you and get to know you better.

Lisa Silver said...

Congratulations, Joanne!!! I'm so excited that you are part of the team and look forward to getting to know you better! You are so very talented!


Bellawhoop said...

Congratulations on making the DT! You definitely deserve it, as your cards are AMAZING! I'm so thrilled to be seeing more of your CHF creations. :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! Your cards are awesome as is CHF!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Joanne - you deserve it - your cards are always wonderful! I know you'll love all the girls and CHF is great to work for.

Anonymous said...

Well done Joanne! Richly deserved!
hope you can still find time to visit the tanda forum and join in with our challenges!
Sue Law

Kazza said...

Congratulations - and very well deserved. I just found your blog whilst googling for inspiration and tips on the use of Prismacolor pencils - and what better inspiration than this. x Karen

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

It's a while since I caught up and I was delighted to read this news Joanne - huge congratulations. When I saw the Design call go out I immediately thought of you - knowing how much you love their stamps!!!