Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sleep Well Thomas Kinkade.

Hi Everyone,

hope you're having a good Easter Sunday?

Well, as you'll have heard by now, Thomas Kinkade very sadly died on Friday.  The world has lost a giant of a man - an incredible talent - a man who allowed his fantastic work to be used by crafters both in papercrafts and in sewing crafts.  And what fantastic work he has left us all with.

My heart goes out to his wife and daughters.
xx

Today I have chosen to use one of Thomas Kinkade's painting as my little tribute to him.  The image and paper are from the Joanna Sheen CD which is incredible and features so much of his beautiful work.  I decided not to do a sympathy card but a card in celebration of what he allowed so many of us to do through looking at his paintings - dream.

Please excuse the slightly sliding off the sentiment bow, lol.  I took the pic as soon as I'd finished it so the glue was still wet.

I have used a combination of my Cameo and my Spellbinders for this card.  The base and layers were cut by Spellbinders, but the topper and layers were cut on the Cameo.

It's just a basic rocker card created using 300gsm white card stock and the green and purple layers are cut from Papermania's Textured Cardstock.

The bow and faux gems are from my stash.  A simple card which lets the artwork do the talking, as it should be with Thomas Kinkade paintings.

Sleep well Thomas Kinkade.
xx


9 comments:

  1. Beautiful image love thomas kinkade .What a lovely card I love it . Colours are beautiful Hugs Elaine

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  2. Lovely card, the colours are simply beautiful :)

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  3. What a lovely post Lexie, and your card is stunning, I love thomas Kinkades art work and he truly was an inspiration. Sorry I haven't been by for a while I have been a bit rubbish with commenting. Hope you are having a lovely easter weekend
    Lindsay xx

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  4. Oh WOW Lexie this is just stunning!! A fantastic tribute to the artistic genius that was Thomas Kinkade.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Lovely tribute to an exceptionally talented artist - my wishes to his family go with yours Lexie.

    Soop (Su) xxx

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  6. Great card Lexie and a lovely tribute to a great artist

    A x

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  7. Beautiful card and a lovely tribute. Well done Lexie
    Guilly x

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  8. I had no idea he had passed such a shame his paintings are beautiful but at least crafter can preserve his memory
    A beautiful make and as others have said a lovely tribute
    Jacki xx

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  9. I had no idea he had passed the world has lost a great artist but at least crafter can carry on his memory in their work
    A beautiful card and as others have said a lovely tribute
    Jacki xx

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