Monday, 14 June 2010

Birthday Roses - Summer Fling Week 2

Welcome to the second week of the Cornish Heritage Farms 12 Weeks of Summer Fling! We're focusing on Thomas Kinkade this week so the girls on the hop will have some detailed stamping to share with you today! Full details of the Summer Fling are available here if you haven't seen them already.

I chose the stamp that is perhaps least typical of the Kinkade images in the line when I made my sample for today's blog hop - most of them focus on buildings or landscapes but this one goes up close in the rose garden and is such a good size that you really don't need much else on the card! I used a linen cardstock to give a nice touch of texture. You do need to be careful with textured cardstocks and the Kinkades as they are so detailed that something with too much texture means that you can end up with bits of your image missing as the stamp can't make enough contact with the bumpy bits! I like the CHF Simply Linen as the "weave" is fine enough that you still get plenty of detail from the stamp.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
A Perfect Yellow Rose (Thomas Kinkade line)
Thomas Kinkade Birthday Expressions (this sentiment is also available as a single wood mounted stamp if you prefer your sentiments that way)

Paper:
Simply Linen Natural
Herbal Garden Medium (Prism/Bazzill)

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Other:
Copic Markers
Cream Prismacolor Pencil
Silk ribbon
Stick pin
Corner Chomper


Leave a comment here for your chance to go into the draw for one of the gift certificate prizes this week and if you have a Kinkade stamp in your collection then why not create with it this week to be in with a chance of winning the Design Team's Favorite prize? Just upload to the special gallery for the week. Comments and gallery submissions need to be in before midnight EST on Thursday 17th June to be eligible.

Next on today's hop is Tracy with more Kinkade to share! If you didn't begin at the beginning and would like to then jump back to the Be Creative blog and leave a comment there for an extra entry to the prize draw!

Thanks for hopping by!

31 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Lovely birthday card Joanne! Hope you are settled back in after your vacation!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Very nice card! Love the linen touch:)

Karen said...

Just beautiful! Ahhh doesn't a yellow rose mean something, apart from being pretty? XXX

Aimee said...

so pretty .. I love the TK line.

stampqueen said...

I was never too much into roses until I planted some this spring - now I may have to get this stamp after all....
Lovely card!!!

Kathy said...

Pretty card. Lovely rose and such lovely shades

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely colours ...a really pretty card!

leenda said...

WOW! Your artwork is STUNNING! And, I'm not just saying that to win a prize....!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the roses and the coloring is beautiful!

Dani said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful!!

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra

RubyM said...

Beautiful card.

Leah said...

So pretty! This is one of my very favorite TK's, love the rose in yellow:)

Susan S. said...

Lovely coloring - a yellow rose is a mellow rose!

tracy said...

that is truly stunnig joanne :)

Tanja said...

Nice card, especially like the sentiment - roses always point me to God the creator!

Melissa said...

So beautiful. And a yellow rose in a birthday card for a friend is perfect!

Hazel said...

Such a beautiful card, Joanne x

sharon d said...

Very pretty card. Love the Thomas Kinkade line of stamps.

SherylH said...

Beautiful card using one of my favorite Kinkade stamps. You have done a wonderful job on the colouring.

joan said...

Beautiful rose, have not seen this TK stamp before, love it, don't know if I could colour it as beautifully as you have done though!

Mickie said...

I can smell the roses, such a lovely card. You did a great job with your coloring.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous & summery! x

annesatx said...

I've always loved this particular Thomas Kinkade stamp. I think the linen texture looks perfect and your coloring is wonderful.
Thanks!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Lovely! That sweet stick pin adds just the perfect finishing touch!

Emilia said...

Wow! These roses are great!!! Usually, I always buy backgrounders and scrapblocks but these Kinkade stamps are really great and I should add them to my next order :)

Trudi said...

I am a huge fan of CHF TK line! I own a few and can't wait to start my Christmas cards! ~Trudi

Cheryl said...

I love the colors you put together on this card and beautiful coloring on the roses!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Such beautiful coloring...Thanks so much! kwclement@hotmail.com

Cynthia said...

Beautiful!

Paula said...

juest a simple - wow!