It's Thomas Kinkade new rubber stamp release time at Cornish Heritage Farms again and I'll be showing you the samples I created for this release over the next few days. This sample is with The Rose Garden that I also showed a sneak peek of last week:
This journal started life already as a Thomas Kinkade notebook I found at WalMart!
I unbound the journal so I could cover it with the Neenah Classic Crest-Classic Cream cardstock I stamped with Victorian Floral in Versafine Crimson Red. My Bind-It-All assisted in punching holes in the floral cardstock that matched perfectly with the holes already in the journal! The cardstock was adhered to the journal cover with glue stick. Then I put the journal back together with my Bind-It-All and a black wire binding, so it would match my black & red theme (the original wire was antique gold).
Thomas Kinkade's The Rose Garden was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on Neenah Classic Cream. Then I tried to replicate a colorized old black & white photo by using a pointed beauty applicator Q-tip and Crimson Red Versafine ink to dot color on to just the flowers. A little bit of Spanish Moss Versafine was usued to accent some greenery (which you probably can't even tell from the photograph). Next, the focal image was inked with a sponge dauber & Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink (fabulous stuff recommended by my friend, Debbie -- thanks again, Deb!), the edges distressed and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. It was matted with a distressed piece of Black Prism cardstock and mounted to the journal with dimensional foam tape.
The Garden Journal "Scrabble tiles" were stamped with Kim Hughes' Quirky Alphabet onto Cream Neenah Classic Crest with Versafine Onyx Black ink and fit perfectly within a 1/2-inch square punch. They were then matted with Black Prism cardstock. The edges were inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
The photo corners were punched with EK Success Corner Punch and faux stitched with white gel pen. Mini pewter square brads by Making Memories accent the corners. May Arts black/ivory striped ribbon is tied underneath the focal image.
A beautiful jewelled metal dragonfly embellishment serves as a bookmark, by tying it to black grosgrain ribbon and the top binding wire. I don't know the exact source of this dragonfly, but about 90% sure it was a gift sent to me by Lisa Strahl (our Cornish Heritage Farms' Art Director) a few years ago!
What I liked about using this Thomas Kinkade journal to alter, was that the pages are also imprinted with some Thomas Kinkade outdoor scenes!
All Stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms: Thomas Kinkade "The Rose Garden", SonLight Impressions "Victorian Floral", Kim Hughes Collection "Quirky Alphabet". Paper: Neenah Classic Crest-Classic Cream from Ellen Hutson, Black Prism. Ink: Tsukineko Versafine: Crimson Red, Onyx Black & Spanish Moss, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Black Soot. Accessories: Tim Holtz Edge Distresser by Tonic, EK Success Corner & 1/2-inch Square Punches, May Arts Striped Ribbon from StarLitStudio, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Making Memories Mini Pewter Square Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, White Gel Pen, Sponge Dauber, Jeweled dragonfly metal embellishment-unknown source, Thomas Kinkade journal from WalMart, Bind-It-All & 7/8' black wire binding, glue stick.
Check back in tomorrow for another Thomas Kinkade sample!