Friday, 18 December 2009

A Card from Artist Jim Harker

The story behind the card.
I made Jim Harker the artist at La Pashe a Christmas card and when he opened it he said that he must get around to writing his cards out, So I stamped my feet and said "I expect nothing but a hand sketched card" well, it just wouldn't do to have a shop bought one from and artist would it?


When Jim made the card for me as he passed it to me he said " I thought you might like to make a digi stamp from it to make your own cards and add some colour" So although I had made my last Christmas card (or at least I thought I had) this image was just screaming for me to add some colour.

So here it is, coloured with Promarkers and made into an Easel Card.

I hope I did him proud.



31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jak, I think you have certainly done Jim proud and then some.
Sue x

Mags said...

Jak that is gorgeous!

My'scardcorner said...

OH They are both fabulous reminds me of my little dog when he was a pup
Lucky you.
Myrax

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Jak you've definitely done Jim proud.....It's wonderful!!!!

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Jak this is so, so lovely. Your colouring is just perfect and I love the colour combination. This is a beautiful digi-stamp.

Alice (beemer)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Oh Jak. Aren't you lucky to get a card like this from Jim. The sketch is wonderful. You've done him proud though with the digi-stamp. We'll all want him - me included!!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

Rita said...

Jak, What a wonderful card. Your colouring of it is Superb. Hugs Rita xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Jak he's gorgeous, just love yorkies. You've done him proud. love Dorothy

Myrna said...

Jak,
Jim will be more than proud of what you have done. Fabulous !!!
Myrna

Cazzy said...

That is lovely, great sketch and lovely coloured in too.

Cazzy x

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

How fab. both the artwork, and the coloring!

Marge said...

Oh, WOW -- proud is putting it mildly!!! What a precious puppy & what a fabulous card, Jak!!! It's perfection!!!

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! Very very cute :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Mad Mary said...

You certainly done Jim proud Jak, what a fantastic image to work with and your colouring is outstanding. I bet you are so glad you insisted on him making you hand stetched card now. I love both cards.

Mary xx

Dawn Loring said...

You have certainly captured the little chaps character and the shading on the cushion is spot on

Mazfrance said...

Adorable!
Marian

Jolanda said...

Wow what a stunning card you made of this cute picture.
Love the dog and what a great colours you used.
Beautiful!!!!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jak hes gorgeous I do hope you will create a digi stamp out of him as we have always had Yorkies and hes so like my dog. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lisa Jane said...

The card is absolutely gorgeous and remonded me so much of my litle dog Sindy who sadly died over 25 years ago. I would love to have a digi stamp of that image. It is so cute.
Thank you for the memory

Lisa x

Anne said...

Jak that is wonderful and I love how you have coloured it.

Cyprus Anne

Dawn said...

Jak its truly gorgeous. Jim will be proud

Anonymous said...

Absoloutely gorgeous Jak. Love it.

McLiz xx

iReneM said...

You certainly have done this cute image proud.
A beautiful card.
He is soooo like Jaques, my DD's little dog :-)

x

Diane J said...

What a beautiful card, you have coloured the little dog in very well. The image reminds me of my little Dog, Cassie, who is no longer with us, would love this image myself....my family would love to receive cards with this little dog on. The Artist will be pleased with your card.
Diane x

June Nelson said...

Jak its amazing!!! oh how I have been waiting for someone to do a yorkie, would he be selling this image,no one seems to do them, and with me and my family having yorkies, ive trailed the net searching but nothing. Your ever so lucky to get this image,if he ever puts it up for sale please would you let me know, you have done a wonderful job , its so beautiful xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

mckinkle said...

Fantastic Jak! He's sure come to life now!

Keryn :D

Pamela said...

Beautiful image Jak, is it available to buy?? Please.

Pam x

Margaret, said...

Jak , did him proud you ask of course you did its beautiful
Margaret xx

black horse blogger said...

Scamp loves your card and so do i...just knew you'd something fantastic....have a great xmas luv Jim & scampxxx

Christine said...

Wow Jak you certanly brought the sketch to life its amazing well done.

Hugs Christine xx

StampDancer said...

I think this image and card are adorable!