Thursday, March 11, 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge...Sketch 36

Morning folks....a wee bit late in posting this morning....this decorating malarkey is beginning to take its toll....3 days demonstrating at the SECC was far easier than painting this bedroom ceiling and the bad news...it's going to need another 2 coats....but all work and no play is tres boring....so I cut loose to play with inks instead of paint.
The challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly is a sketch from the queen of sketches herself...my lovely bloggy bud....Dawny P....and I decided to rotate the sketch and set myself another little challenge into the bargain....will explain further down.






Background created with Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink and Stripes Patterns inked with TH Distress Ink Pad...Shabby Shutters
Flowers and Leaves....Hero Arts...Big Flower stamped onto grunge paper
coloured with Aged Mahogany....Barn Door...Antique Linen and Shabby Shutters
ribbon and bow made with grunge paper
Sentiment: Chipboard Letter
HOTP Sentiment Clear Stamp Set
Button...Basic Grey

And the other challenge......this is for the lady who engaged me in conversation at the SECC about Tim Holtz....can't remember her name but she did mention that she sometimes reads my blog.....she couldn't understand why everyone thought he was so wonderful... thought his stuff was awful....exact words...dark..dreary and dire......was she trying to wind me up....I know his style isn't to everyone's taste but give credit where credit is due.....he is one mega talented crafter.   It's a free country and everyone is entitled to their opinion but to say that to me of all people....his biggest fan who thinks he can walk on water...was like a red rag to a bull...and I replied that she ought to wash her mouth out with soapy water.   And because the maestro wasn't there to defend himself.... this old girl is taking up the challenge and coming out with all guns blazing to prove that you can use Tim's products in lots of different ways and the result doesn't have to be dark and grungy.   Remember to check back tomorrow to see who has won the Fiskars punch.....off to do another coat on the ceiling and can you tell I'm ecstatic at the thought.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

31 comments:

Ann Rosie said...

Kath - what an absolutely gorgeous card, just love those colours. I have to agree with you about TH products - there are so many colours in the distress inks that you can create loads of different effects, as you've shown many times.
Hope the ceiling is finished soon and that you can get back to your first love full-time (until the next decorating idea reaches that creative head of yours that is)
Off now to do a little window shopping online - okay a few bits and pieces might fall into the cart!!!

Squirrel x said...

What are you decorating babe? The Albert Hall? LOL, it took three coats of paint for our living room ceiling - no one had warned me about raw artex being like a sponge! First coat just vanished like I'd not bothered. Anyhoo, fabbie card - love these bold flowers, and your colours are delish. Have a good day sweetie. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Julie said...

Hi Kath, your card is beautiful and the flower is amazing. Yes it is boring doing these decorating jobs. My kitchen is taking soooooooooo long to do, cos Id rather be crafting instead. Good luck in the challenge. Julie x

Lisa Lou said...

Fantastic card Kath! I love that you rotated the sketch! Very cute.

Good luck on the rest of your painting. I need to paint my kitchen's ceiling and keep putting it off. The thought does not entice me. :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kath


Gorgeous card as ever..have missed seeing your cards hurry up and finish that decorating....
Hugs
Sylvie
xx

loftylass said...

I love this card Kath - you showed her gal!!! There's a broad colour range in Tim's inks - she obviously has never tried them - phooeey to her. I can see you attacking that ceiling with gusto now....
Happy painting
Hugs
HW
x

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card hun! Hope you manage to get the painting finished soon! xxx

Unfading Spring said...

super card Kath, Good on you girl you told her, although still trying to master distressing myself, in fact Tim ought to give you a medal for your designs I bet his products are out on your craft table permantely.

Big Hugs Carol x

Katty Bell said...

Good for you! There's room in the crafting world for all-sorts.
I can honestly say that I an eclectic taste, I love lots of different styles and Tims is one of them.
Remember to take lots of tea-breaks when painting - essential to productivity ;)
Fabby card as always.
Kat.x

Suzanne said...

That doesn't sound like you at all, Kath, lol. Gorgeous card and I also think Tim is a brilliant crafter
Hugs
Suzanne x

Kat said...

Another stunning card Kath. Nobody could say TH's stuff is all dark if they saw the card you posted yesterday. I'm off to post some stuff now...at last. I've lost 2 whole days and 2 evenings since last Thursday!I need to do WRI competition stuff for Friday too and was it really me that offered to make scones for the teas at the WRI show on Saturday. To crown things younger daughter is trying to buy a flat, which is bound to need decorating. And guess who's job that would be! I'm not really that good at painting...wee bit to hashy I think. But it would be good to have the house to ourselves sometimes again.

Kat xx

AuniLeigh said...

Love, love cards....the flowers are too adorable!

AuniLeigh said...

Love, love cards....the flowers are too adorable!

ursula Uphof said...

Love the card. Haven't used too much of TH inks, only starting out my collection, but enjoy playing with them. You need to get your decoration done before your good weather arrives. warm wishes

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I guess you can please some of the people some of the time-isn't that how the saying goes? TH has a unique style that no one can really copy, but I think he has done a fantastic job with new light colors. He's staff also create things that aren't his style so you get new ideas. I feel sorry for the gal to miss out on some great inspiration. Her loss.
Hope the ceiling goes as planned.

scrappyjacky said...

Great card,Kath....and with you all the way about the Master.

Lin said...

Love your card today, Kath; so glad you took a break from painting! I love the little striped panel - it gives the effect of a fence, which is so charming to me. What a rude woman you ran into - and love your reference to washing out her mouth with soap!!

kmassman said...

Your card is pretty! I like Tim Holtz stuff too and my work isn't grungy; maybe the lady just needed some education!
:-)

Marion said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Kath. I love the colours and that flower is great.
Marion

Teri Louise Crafts said...

Hi, lovely flower card. I've not played with grunge paper yet, something else to try...my latest experiment was making "pyramage" from stamped images and my fiskars ovals shapecutter template...hope the decorating is going well. Teri

Macpurp said...

beautiful card! i love the flowers!
i am not great at distressing but i love my inks, use them loads.
each ti their own but she was a bit rude....you should have distressed her handbag or something...


love this x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is utterly divine Kath!
Pure beauty!
Good luck with that decorating!
hugs
kim x

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely gorgeous - people should learn to respect other peoples opinions

Lynda said...

Well you've definitely proved a point - who else could make a black and brown flower look totally amazing - only Tim's Disciple! It's fabulous Kath.

Love Lynda xxx

Merry said...

Stunning card....so love the flower.

Merry said...

Stunning card....so love the flower.

Liz, said...

Hi Kath, it was lovely to meet you at the show. This card is stunning, Tim would be proud!

Liz x

Georgie said...

Oh no Kath - I can imagine that you really had to hold it together having to deal with comments like that about the lovely Tim. Isn't that what craft is all about though - having a diverse range of tools and products and creating something fabulous - whatever style you like (and definitely not criticising the master!)

I totally sympathise with the painting - it always seems to be my job to do the ceilings!

xx

sweetgil said...

Hi Kath, your card is beautiful and the flower is amazing
Greetz
Mireille

Samantha said...

Oh Kath! I am glad you told the lady to use soap! to wash out her mouth! Tim dreary? what was she thinking????? OMG! far from dreary! I think you are me both are no1 fans! I do not have all his stuff! as money is not as fluid are I would like it to be! but flipping heck! I LOVEEEEEEEEEE your card and his stuff is mega cool! and you use it with style!! way to go!! Samantha!!! your card is AWESOME!!

Helen F. said...

Ohhh My! I would love to have some of these plaid flowers in my garden! Beautiful card, Kath~

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