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:

Lorraine Robertson said...

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

Tip Top said...

Wow!
That's it - wow!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Beatiful card, Kath!! Love it!!

XxX

Dawny P said...

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

Pearl said...

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 !

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

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

Christine said...

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

Alison said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Camilla Ekman said...

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

Wilma said...

O wow!!! Love this one!!!

Penny said...

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

Ingrid said...

This card is gorgeous....as usual.

~Carla~ said...

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

Enfys said...

Gorgeous and fabulous x

Joke said...

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

Joke

Judy Beeksma said...

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

Sherry Wright said...

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

Lindsay Spencer said...

Cute card Kath!

Tonya said...

Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Kath, enjoy your new toy!!!

Kathryn said...

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!! :)

Steph Jacobson said...

such a pretty card--love the soft colors

Allison said...

just gorgeous Kath
AllisonX

Dawn said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Deb Neerman said...

WoW! This is simply stunning!!

TesaB said...

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

ohradiogirl said...

I am feeling this sentiment. Nice card.

Kim Piggott said...

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

kim x

Krista B. said...

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

Peet said...

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

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Wauw, this one is so beautifull!! :)

Rosalien