Friday, February 20, 2009

TK Blitz in Full Swing

Hello!  Have you been by the CHF Forum for the Thomas Kinkade Blitz yet?  Loads of fun to be had by all!

The first challenge for Thursday was Monochromatic designs and the gallery is stocked with fantastic samples!

The Open Gate:

I love the soft grey color with this image.  Very dreamy!  And I always think the TK images look so elegant in monochrome.

I hope you'll join us for chat, challenges and fun this weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

-The Open Gate (Thomas Kinkade Series) by CHF
-Tulle Damask Scrapblock by CHF

-Smokey Gray Versafine ink by Tsukineko
-Weathered Wood Distress ink by Ranger

-Gray Prismatic by Prism
-Natural White by Neenah

-Flowers by Prima
-brads by Spare Parts
-Sewing machine and thread
-Distress tool by Tonic

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thomas Kinkade Blitz

One of the product lines at Cornish Heritage Farms is the Thomas Kinkade stamps.  Highly detailed, gorgeous red rubber stamps that do the Painter of Light proud... and when I stamp with them, I feel like an artist myself!

Starting on Thursday, the crew at CHF is having a Thomas Kinkade Blitz.  Starting on Thursday, we'll have chat, giveaways, challenges and designer samples.  The details can all be found in this post on the Cornish forum: HERE.   So that everyone has plenty of time to work on the challenges, they are all posted in advance.

I hope you'll join us!  Post your creations on the challenge day and you could win!!!


Thursday February 19th -Challenge #1 (TKC01)-Monochromatic Challenge, simply stamp your TK image in a single color of ink for a beautiful monochromatic image

Friday Feb 20th - release day and 2 challenges to participate in

Challenge #2 (TKC02) - Spotlight Challenge - use the spotlight technique to spotlight a part of your TK stamped image

Challenge #3 (TKC03) - Multiple Inks Challenge - try using two or more colors of inks on your Thomas Kinkade image...think Spectrum pads or inking with two different inks

Saturday Feb 21st - our final challenge day

Challenge #4 (TKC04) - Embossing Challenge - whether you emboss your stamped image or try out a cracked glass technique, we'd love to see some fun embossing for this challenge

Challenge #5 (TKC05) - Methods of Coloring challenge - What's your favorite way of coloring the Thomas Kinkade Images?! They are so flexible! Do you like chalks, Copics, watercolor, colored pencils? For this challenge color in a Thomas Kinkade image with your favorite method. We can't wait to see them!

- Use Thomas Kinkade stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms
- Upload your project to the Cornish Heritage Farms Gallery using the appropriate keyword
- Please post a link to your design back in the CHF forum thread for that day
You may double up your challenges but please submit your design to only ONE of the challenges to keep the chances fair for everyone. One project = one chance to win
- You can create as many designs as you wish for each challenge


To get those creative juices flowing, I thought I'd share a Thomas Kinkade card that I created at the end of last year.  To be honest, I can't remember if I've posted it already (sorry if I have... my memory is terrible lately).

Silent Night

I actually created this a long time ago and gave as a gift to someone special.  It's a simple image and project... but you don't have to spend 45 hours to make a masterpiece with a TK image.  They are truly a detailed work of art, in and of themselves.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope we'll see you in the forum later this week!


Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Silent Night Vignette by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Prism Twilight Dark (B309-E), Twilight Medium (B471-D), Twilight Light (B471-D), and Cryogen White Shimmery cardstock by
Ink: Colorbox Queue Blue Iris and Oyster White Fluid Chalk inks
Accessories: Designer Home Accents Glass Frame by Noteworthy, Silver cord and white organdy ribbon by May Arts, Large Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, Making Memories silver eyelets, Silent Setter by Provo Craft