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Jul 7, 2008

I took the plunge!

Yeah. I finally took the plunge! I FINALLY bought a Thomas Kinkade image! Can you believe I've been with CHF since January and am just now inking one of these up?!? OK. I admit it. I was scared. But... I've learned through looking at the other girls' projects that these TK images are so great because you can stamp them quickly (and make a monochromatic card) or spend the extra time to add just the right color (and mimic the amazing paintings that these images were designed from). I thought I'd try this spotlight technique and dabble a bit in both.

This week's CHF Challenge Chick's theme was to use Krylon pens. Have you ever used these before? I am falling in love with these pens because they turn everything I touch into GOLD! (or silver, copper, etc.) :) They look just like a marker but have remarkable coverage and dry really quickly. And... these pens are on sale right now on the farm! But... make sure you save me a Copper pen! I've GOT to have one of those! :)

I colored the outside edge of my main TK image with my Gold Krylon pen. After I die cut my "spotlight" area with my oval Nestabilities die, I outlined the embossed edge too. My jumbo eyelet was silver and I quickly changed the metal to gold with the same pen.

So... are you intrigued about these new Krylon leafing pens??? Click on the CHF Design Team links on my sidebar to see what the other girls are up to! You'll be glad you did! :)


Stamps:
- The Good Life (Thomas Kinkade line) by CHF
- Scripty Words (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

Ink:
- Pitch Black & Pesto Adirondack ink by Ranger
- Versamark ink by Tsukineko

Paper:
- Black & Blush Red Dark Prismatic CS by Prism

Accessories:
- Black Detail Embossing Powder by CHF
- Oval Nestabilities die by Spellbinders (www.ellenhutson.com)
- Black satin May Arts ribbon
- Large Eyelet by We R Memory Keepers
- Copic Markers

15 comments :

  1. man-o-man...you did an AWEsome job!! beautiful!

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  2. This is beautiful! You look like a TK pro. I'm still afraid. Asela let me use some of hers but I'm just too scared to color them. They look nice just stamped though!

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  3. Way to take the TK plunge Julie...you did a wonderful job! Love your little spotlight!

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  4. whoop! look at you, girl! Love your TK - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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  5. This is stunning! I hope there are more to come, because you have the gift!

    Gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    lise

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  6. Fantastic spotlighting, Julie! It's gorgeous!

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  7. This is beautiful! I cannot believe that you are just now getting a TK stamp. You make everything look so easy -- even this!

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  8. The TK stamps are gorgeous - and so is your card! I love the Krylon Leafing pens. I just bought them and have been having fun edging everything! They are awesome!

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  9. you did an incredible jon on this Julie :)

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  10. Julie, this looks great, i would have been so scared to try it! it looks complicated, but it turned out so good!!!

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  11. Whoa! That is GORGEOUS! Love your spotlight!

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  12. This is so beautiful, and your spotlighting looks perfect!!

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  13. What a gorgeous card!!! I love the spotlighting! So effective!

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