Tuesday, August 5, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You Sketch Challenge

The sketch this week on 2 Sketches 4 You has been set by Kazan.
I do love working with papers from all my favourite companies Basic Grey; Daisy Bucket; Cosmo Cricket and the list goes on and on and on.... but today I decided to have a little fun and create my own from stamps and Mr T.H.'s Distressed Inks. It's great fun to get down and dirty with stamps and inks and do the whole TH thing but the downside is my hands and nails are now the strangest colour of brown and blue. The frame was roughly torn out and then the edges were torn, sanded, distressed and curled and then fixed with 3D dots over the blue background which was made by sponging Weathered Wood all over and then overstamping in the same colour.



  • Blue Background: Hero Arts Awning Stripe
  • Frame: stamped Autumn Leaves Flourishes (Rhona Farrer) randomly with Walnut Stain and Weathered Wood and then washed over with a damp sponge.
  • Flowers: Poppicrafts inked with Weathered Wood
  • Button: Basic Grey Sultry Collection
  • Sentiments: Heidi Swapp
  • Stamped Sentiment: Docrafts Alphabet stamped with Weathered Wood
  • Hessian Ribbon from my stash

33 comments:

  1. Oh matey I do love this one, I'm a fan of TH & distressed to it's right up my street & the colour combo is fab... great take on the sketch.
    Lorraine xxx

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  2. Well how clever are you!!!! This is fabulous Kath!! And I love that bloom - it really is wowwza xxxx

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  3. Lovely card , Kath ! I so admire stampers ! I keep saying I have to stamp more but alas with not much to show ! lol Love the dreaminess of it all !

    I do so wonder how Chris Rowe is doing !

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  4. Fab! Wonderful! Gorgeous!

    Darn, that's three superlatives in one comment! I am going to have to be more frugal.. I am running out!!

    I do so admire cards that are truly handcrafted. A masterpiece, Kath!

    Heather xx

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  5. Love how you created your own background paper with the stamps, Kath! Very creative of you! Beautiful work with the sketch! Love it!

    Christine
    creativejourney.typepad.com

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  6. Stunning work Kath love this the attention you pay to detail is fantastic.

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  7. Another gorgeous Kath card! How you manage to put such great work out week after week is amazing :) I for one cannot wait to see what your new toy is!

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  8. Jawdroppingly beautiful! You are the master of cardmaking, Kath!!!

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  9. It's really lovely Kath, the way you have distressed the central panel is wonderful!

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  10. This card is gorgeous....as usual.

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  11. Just beautiful, Kath!! I love the soft, vintage colours!!! :)

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  12. What a great ink and stamping work Kath. Love the brown colours.

    Joke

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  13. Just love the vintage feel of this card...Great job!!!

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  14. Beautiful card and congrats on your new punch. :0)

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  15. Gorgeous card Kath, enjoy your new toy!!!

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  16. WOW -- I just want to come and watch you work -- YOu are AMAZING!!
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!
    What a GIFT you have in creating cards!! :)

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  17. such a pretty card--love the soft colors

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  18. This is so beautiful - those tones are just great - love it!

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  19. `Fabulous` card Kath...then I think all your cards are fab!!!too....:)x

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  20. What an amazing card! Beautiful colors, and that ribbon is awesome! Love your new toy. Never seen one befor, but the cravin has started...

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  21. I am feeling this sentiment. Nice card.

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  22. This is just fabulous!
    Gotta love a bit of distressing.

    kim x

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  23. Beautiful card Kath - your work is always amazing : ) I like your new Blog design very pretty!

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  24. WOW, This is absolutely beautiful, Kath!!!! love it!

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  25. Wauw, this one is so beautifull!! :)

    Rosalien

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx