Daily Archives: October 31, 2008

Time for Clocktower Cottage

Clocktower Cottage is the beautiful latest Thomas Kinkade stamp release from Cornish Heritage Farms. I’m always excited with each TK release as the art work is so stunning and so unique! This image looks stunning in monochromatic as well as colored. I find that the more you practice coloring the images, the easier they are to do. Really…isn’t that the way with everything?This design actually only took just over 20 miniutes to color. I always love looking at what Thom has to say about each of his paintings. I found this quote on-line….

“In a way, a painting is itself a time traveler – its message memorialized for generations to follow. The message of ‘Clocktower Cottage’ is one that I believe is as timeless as a fresh new morning: Your stay on earth is brief, consider the days and be wise.” – Thomas Kinkade

*****A few other¬† quick notes about time today… the time is almost up to win one of two copies of PC Gourmet. Filled with gorgeous papercraft projects and recipes, you can enter the drawing here.Time runs out at 10 pm EST tonight. And…don’t forget to turn your clocks back this Saturday night! I love the “fall back” time change. An extra hour of sleep…sigh.

Clocktower Beauty

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I thought that this Each Day sentiment worked perfectly with the time theme of this image.

Here’s a close-up…

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I just wanted to show you a photo of the back of the coloring as well. Copics blend better the more ink you use so you should definitely be able to see ink coming through the back of the paper. When coloring detailed images with Copic markers…take your time and use lots of shades, slowly building up the color.

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Quick Tip: To get a good impression when stamping a highly detailed image, paper, ink and technique make all the difference! I ink my stamp with Black or Rich Cocoa Memento ink then brayer to smooth out the ink. I love the Prism Simply Smooth White cardstock for a crisp impression. To get a perfectly even image I place 5 0r 6 sheets of cardstock underneath to provide a firmstamping surface that has the tiniest bit of give.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Supply List:

Stamps:
Clocktower Cottage (Thomas Kinkade line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Each Day… (Thomas Kinkade line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Scalloped Lace Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
-Cotton White Adirondack Pigment ink by Ranger

Paper:
-Simply SMooth white Prism cardstock
-Magenta cardstock by Prism

Other:
-flower by Prima
-markers by Copic
-velvet ribbon by May Arts
-velvet brad by Making Memories