Thursday, 19 February 2009

Kinkade Blitz

There's a new Thomas Kinkade stamp coming tomorrow at CHF and there's a Kinkade Blitz happening by way of celebration. If you've Blitzed before, you know they're a lot of fun! More of that in a moment...

Here's the new stamp. It's called Sunrise and immediately reminded me of the "Gipfel Kreutz" you find in Austria. If you do a serious hill climb there, you'll almost always find a cross at the top, overlooking the valley and mountain tops beyond. There's usually a little wooden box there too that contains a book for you to sign and record any thoughts about the journey you just made. Of course, this stamp could represent a spiritual journey for many people, too.

I had fun airbrushing the sky on this one. I found that you can use the colourless blender pen to remove colour and put those radiating white lines in, too.

Stamps (all Cornish Heritage Farms):
Sunrise (Thomas Kinkade line)
Everyday Petites (Mona Lisa Moment line)
Leaves #3 backgrounder

Simply smooth and Stormy light (Prism papers)

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Weathered Wood)

Copic markers
Copic airbrush system
Antique copper mini brads
Foam tape

So, about this Blitz - kick off is tonight at 7pm EST (so a little late for us Brits) but Julia has pre-announced the challenges for anyone who would like to join in. There will be prizes throughout the Blitz, drawn randomly from gallery submissions. So if you have Kinkade stamps and would like the chance to win more, why not check out the details on the CHF forum {here}.

Thanks for stopping by, your visits are much appreciated!


cookcreateread said...

Oooh that's lovely Joanne! Very atmospheric!!

Di said...

Oooo airbrushing! I've not done that in years and I have an airbrush. Fabulous effect and a gorgeous stamp, thanks for the inspiration Joanne. xx

Karen said...

Oh Joanne...this is outstanding and such an emotive stamp. XXX

Sue said...

That is beautiful, i love your colouring.
Sue x

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous Joanne!! You're really getting good with that airbrush! Beautifully done!!

Kathy said...

wow, that's just stunning, Joanne. I dread to think how long something like this takes to make.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, love that stamp!

Anonymous said...

That looks very surreal - magical

Janice said...

Wow, some serious colouring-in here Joanne! Hope you enjoy your blitz weekend.

Traceyr said...

Beautiful as always Joanne. :)

Anonymous said...

Really breathtaking Joanne...I love it...x

Beth said...

Incredible detail in this card Joanne, you've done a remarkable job on it, you clever things. XX