Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just for Fun

Morning folks....I just happened to be having a little playtime in the cubbyhole the other day with some of my new crafting goodies and thought I would share this one ...because there are so many folks who would love to have a go at Tim Holtz's techniques but they are under the impression that it will all turn out dark and grungy.....and how many of you ordered his TSV from QVC and as yet haven't got round to using it....well come on girls....don't be shy....just get in there and have fun....what's the worst that can have to throw away a bit of card.    And just to prove that you don't have to get down and dirty if you don't want can do just slightly grungy.....using my favourite new must have.....Sticky Back Canvas from Claudine Hellmuth.....I easy to colour or stamp on.

Hero Arts...Big Flower
Artistic Borders
and my favourite Hero Arts stamp....Old Letter Writing
Ribbon: Maya Road
Buttons: Basic Grey

And a little explanation.....fray the edges of the canvas and ink with Brushed Corduroy...I don't remove the backing until I have finished decorating the canvas.   Ink up a brayer with TH Distress Ink....Pumice Stone and roll over the canvas......stamp the script image on top with the same ink.....and then just in the two corners with the stamp inked with black....if you don't have a brayer just gently pull the ink pad over the canvas.
Stamp the Hero Arts stem onto the canvas with Versafine Black Onyx...then take a separate piece of canvas and colour one section with Mustard Seed and the other with Shabby Shutters....just rub the ink pad over the canvas to colour it....and then stamp the flower and leaves with black ink pad.  Stick these sections to grunge paper....cut out the flowers and leaves....and fix to the canvas using 3D foam pads.
Now you can remove the backing from the canvas and stick to your card blank.....a little tip....only remove the top section of the backing paper until you get it lined up and then pull the backing paper towards you and smooth the canvas down.
Go on live dangerously....break out your TH goodies and have a go.....I would love to see what you create....and boy oh boy did I have a super fun day yesterday with my gorgeous was a bit of a colouring-in kinda day....will share tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

Edited to add: for all those who have e-mailed about the Sticky Back can get it from Art from the Heart.....along with all Tim's goodies


  1. Beautiful card!!!Fantastic fowers i fall in love ....
    Greetings from Poland

  2. Oh this is so beautiful Kath!
    Love those flowers and your button centres are perfect!
    Gorgeous background!
    So glad you had a great day with you wee men yesterday!
    kim x

  3. oohhh this is just beautiful. I love the fact that it's a little bit grungy, but still pretty :)

  4. Morning Kath

    Love this one very much!!

    That canvas looks interesting. Great colour and "different" choices too. They work well together.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  5. It's fab Kath, but then your creations are always so inspiring!

    daisy xx

  6. Super card Kath, I'm not as brave lol. Maybe one day. I do have distress inks but I like the pwetty colours :D Have asuper day. Hugs Ali x

  7. Ahhh love that card...I must gather the courage to do timholzean stuff! The Hero arts flowers are so perfect for this card!
    Love your work!

  8. HI kATH



  9. What a fabulous card - love that canvas - really shabby chic.

  10. Kath another lovely creation (wouldn't expect anything else from you!) I'm loving that canvas where do you buy that from? I must get into the Tim Holtz craze -at the moment I don't have any distress inks, or indeed any of his products - bet I could knock you down with a feather with that admission!!!

    Speak soon


  11. Gorgeous card Kath, love the canvas idea and thanks for the tips. nnalorac.x

  12. Gorgeous! Love my distress inks. Def. don't have to be all dark

  13. Gorgeous, Gorgeous card!!! again my shopping list gets stuffing, need to get me that canvas!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  14. Wonderful card Kath. I just love those big flowers. I must get the stem for mine though. Great colourway.

  15. me too i am another, i have been pondering for ages about these stamps, but after seeing how gorgeous your card is, its made my mind up.
    Babs x

  16. What a great card Kath, love the way you made this one, it's not grunchy, it's beautiful.
    Hugs José

  17. another one of those here Kath, but it would never ever look as good as yours. Great Card.

    Glad you had fun yesterday, my turn tomorrow.

    Big Hugs Carol xxxx

  18. You tell 'em Kath. Distressing needn't be dark and dismal - it's wonderful!
    Love this card, but then I love all your work. :)
    Edna x

  19. Yes Kath, I am guilty as charged ... got the TSV and keep looking at it but as yet I have not got around to trying it out. Thanks for the instructions, I am going to have a go at 'slightly grungy'.

    Lynn x

  20. Love this card Kath. I have these Hero Arts flower stamps and I don't think they've been out of the packet yet! I also have to admit to having the TSV and not having used it yet either!

    Kat xx

  21. Hi Kath, love the card ! You know me ,anything Timmy Tastic ( as I affectionately call him ) gets the thumbs up !! Seriously though ,really admire his Art and Style and you have a great way with the products too
    Anne xxxx

  22. Absolutely gorgeous card - love the layout, and the stamp is so gorgeous. I think are you getting a bit of spam in your comments x

  23. Hi Kath,
    My TH goodies only came last week and yeterday was my first play with the blending tool, OMG it made distressing so much easier. I love what you've created it's fab.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. Gorgeous! LOVE it.

  25. Hi Kath

    Love Tim Holtz and love the card. It's just beautiful. The colours are superb and the canvas gives a wonderful texture.

    Sue x


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