Monday, July 6, 2009

The Great Outdoors.....

The possibilities of the new light and bright alcohol inks inkspired me to make the card that follows....I entered it into the monthly challenge at the yahoo group, Gingersnap Creations,(link is to the blog) and was so lucky to be chosen for the Home Page Art Contest! I'll explain below how it came about.

My friend Martha asked me to explain how I did this. I did find the Thomas Kincade stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms very intimidating when they first came out, so if you feel the same way, you aren't alone. I'm not a "color er", I don't own a Copic....hate to stay in the lines kinda' gal...so mostly I use the TK stamps with background techniques, it makes life much easier, and I do get to enjoy making cards with these beautiful images. Using the new lites & brites, I dabbed a little of 1 color on the craft sheet, using the ink tool, I pounced lightly into the ink, pounced off to start light and with the stamp in front of me, just kinda' pounced the ink onto the glossy cs where I thought the image would hit. (I have a dear friend that always does it the other way....stamps first, then adds color....perfection!), but that is not "me". I like the "take a chance tech", add your colors, then stamp . I sometimes used 2/3 colors on top of each other on this piece, as they all layer up so nicely. I did dab extra color to the flowers and the man's shirt after I stamped tho! I hope you'll try it, and send me a link. Thanks for stoppin'...hugz...

5 comments:

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

it's gorgeous...and no, I never thought you'd be one to stay in the lines...i can't believe you did that with alcohol inks...gorgeous.

Lisa Somerville said...

Simply stunning, you make it look so easy! Congrats on your home page art!

Martha said...

Gerrie is your pouncer little like oh, 1/2" wide or bigger like the Distress tool by Tim Holtz? Can you tell I'm a Nervous Nellie? LOL

Beth said...

Hey GF congrat's on the home page art so well deserved I love your card you have here and thanks for the info on the AI I need to get me some of the new ones.
Hugs

Ali Manning said...

This is gorgeous, Gerrie! I own one TK stamps and yes, find it intimidating to use. Thanks for explaining your technique - I love it!