Friday, October 31, 2008

Get Crackin'

Happy Halloween!
First I'd like to wish my sister, Jennifer....a VERY Happy Birthday! Being born on Halloween wasn't the best thing when you were a kid...lol
Jen...I hope you have a wonderful 34th???
I have a card to share with you from yesterday's Ways To Use It Challenge of Get Crackin'
Since I don't own any crackle paints I decided to go the Cracked Glass route.
This Thomas Kinkade image seemed perfect!
I first stamped the image on Very Vanilla with Choc Chip ink before cutting it out with my Top Note Die. I then used some Versamark and 4 layers of Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. It was popped in the freezer for a bit and then I bent the paper to get the little cracks. It was a little warped so I cut another piece of choc chip cs with the top note and glued it to the back for stability. I think the rest is straight forward.
I think it turned out wonderfully. What do you think?
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Very Vanilla and Bella Rose DP; Inks: Choc Chip and VersaMark; Accessories: Top Note Die, UTEE, Choc Satin Ribbon, Vanilla Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
I'm LOVING these snowman from MFT!! I think my favourite colouring is with Copics on Shimmery White cardstock. This was for the MFT sketch #54 on SCS.
Stamps: MFT A Scarf for Three; Cardstock: Tangerine, Bashful Blue, Shimmery White and Frosty Days DP; Inks: Adirondack Black; Accessories: Copics, Circle Nesties, Heidi Swapp Ghost Snowflake, Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Today was to be my turn to sneak peek a Storage Unit, Inks & More set but they haven't arrived yet :(
Be sure to see what the other girl's have done though!
Tuesday, Oct. 28--------Mary Jo, Jen Ofiana, Susan
Wednesday, Oct. 29------Chat, Suzanne, Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 30-------Jen del Muro, Leigh, Debbie
Friday, Oct. 31---------Dawn, Kathie, Tori

38 comments:

Kim said...

Very cute Snowmen, but your Thomas Kinkade card is stunning!! LOVE IT!!!

Betty O said...

OMGosh! The Kincade card is gorgeous. I've been afraid to get any of his stamps for fear that I couldn't color them properly. You just proved that monochrome is the way to go. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OMG, DAWN! That Thomas Kinkade is over-the-top GORGEOUS! I love that image behind the cracked glass techinque. {whistling!!}

Beate said...

Dawn, your first card is incredibly gorgeous! I love that you cut the image with the top note die!
Your second card is super cute. I love the colors you chose, the coloring....beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Gabriela said...

Cracking with the UTEE is one of my favorite techniques. What left me with a dropped jaw though, was your keen use of the Thomas Kincaid stamp and the sepia colors. I've been coveting a Thomas Kincaid stamp but have been too intimidated to buy one. I believe your artwork just cured me of that. You're the best!

Colleen Kramer said...

Look out CHF...there's some SUPER talent here! By far, one of the best uses of the Thomas Kinkade stamps! I have never tried the cracked glass effect, but today's the day. This seems very dfferent from your usual color/style designs (which I LOVE), but it once again shows how super talented you are!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Dawn, I love both cards. Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful cracked glass..Love your snowman card too. Happy Halloween!

patastini said...

You made a Beautiful Thomas Kinkade card. I love the "cracked" element and the freezer idea.

Alexandra said...

that first card is totally stunning Dawn, love how you used the top note die!! And, your little snowmen are adorable!!! Happy Halloween to you! *STAMPIN HUGS* ALex

Michelle said...

Oh my Dawn, both these cards are super but, I sure love, love the Thomas Kincade one, it turned out absolutely stunning, I haven't done that technique in ages!

Gorgeous!!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Both cards are great but I really love the Crackle one!!!

Renita said...

Dawn, as always your work is stunning. I love the Thomas Kinkade and love that although it is very different from your usual style or technique, you're not afraid to try it and by doing so inspire others like me to do so as well. Like many of the others who have commented before me, I may just have to order a Thomas Kinkade stamp....and the snowman stamp set, and the top note die, etc. etc. etc.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome work Dawn, I love them both!!

Renée said...

they're both fabulous, but the Kincade one has to be my fav! Absolutely beautiful cut out with the top note die!

Debbi said...

Awesome card! I don't have any of the TK stamps but I am definitely going to look through my stamp collection to see if I can find a similarly made stamp so I can try this too, love it! Happy Halloween!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness, the TK one if absolutely goreous!! Love it with the top note die, awesome!! Love the snowmen too...will have to get out my Shimmery paper and give it a whirl!! Happy Halloween!! Kelly

Allison said...

Ooo...Kinkade...me likey!

Kerry J. said...

Wow - love the Kincade card! I would have never thought to use very vanilla and choc. chip - I would have gone with Ranger inks or something else....but yours came out beautifully!!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Dawn your first card is simple elegance great job on the challenge. Your second card is to cute for words. TFS.

Jennifer Meyer said...

OMG Dawn, both cards are just stunning!! LOVE the first design, it really is stunning!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, see you tomorrrow on the OCC!
Jennifer

PS Hope your sister has a wonderful Birthday!! :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous Thomas Kinkade card! Absolutely stunning!
- Mandy

Alyssa said...

Just plain gorgeous TK card and the image that I was teetering over buying! Guess who just sent me over the edge?!?! :o) lyss

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amazing! Both of them! Love the TK with the cracked glass...the top note die is a fabulous frame for it! Love your colours on the second, bright fun and vibrant!

angelnathalie said...

The first card is just amazing. I really think you do a fabulous jo.

Catherine said...

WOW, Dawn! Your TK card is just breath taking, i just love it! and what a cute, cute snowman card :)

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

beautiful creations!!!

KathyJ said...

WOW - that Kinkade card has totally knocked my socks off!!!!!!! It looks absolutely amazing!!!!

Bev said...

So cuuute Dawn! I bet those snowmen really shimmer! :)
-Bev

Paula Barin said...

Hi Dawn, Love the Thomas Kincaid card. Just beautiful!!

Rose Ann said...

Your TK card is just GORGEOUS, Dawn...and I love how you used your Top Note Die!! I love your adorable snowmen as well!! Great coloring, and I think I *need* some of those cool snowflakes. *smile*

Lori said...

Your Kinkade card is amazing, Dawn! It looks just like a vintage photo.

spikescreativeside said...

I LOVE your Thomas Kinkade card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maria said...

Happy Halloween Dawn and Happy birthday to your sister too! I would have loved having my birthday on Halloween. . .that would mean I would have the most treats! LOL!

Love your Kincaid card. . .very elegant looking! The top notes shape makes it all more elegant!!

The snowman image by MFT is so cute! Love your layout and colors! Beautiful job!! Such a fun card!!

Maria

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Dawn -- both of your cards are awesome (as always!), but your Kinkade is definitely one of the prettiest I've ever seen!!! Way to go, girlie!!!

texasjodylynn said...

WOWZERS! That Kinkade card is AWESOME and the MFT card is adorable as usual! You were on FIRE!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

What an inspired idea to crackle the Kinkade image. It looks amazing! Love those snowmen too. Great colours and details. :O)

Heather said...

Oh My Gosh Dawn that Top Note card is amazing! I just love it, and I hate the color brown! It takes a lot for me to love a brown card and you did it!!!!

Fantabulous!!!!!

Heather