Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Less Is More Challenge 28

Morning folks....yesterday was a bit of a faffing around kind of day but more about that in a mo...first things first...the winner of Warren's Little Give-Away is....
please e-mail me your address Petra and Warren will be hopping and skipping all the way to your letter box.

next...a card I made for this week's ONE LAYER challenge over at Less Is More....
USE INK
"this does include  ink pads"
so I decided to have a bit of splattery fun with Distress Reinkers and believe me you don't realise how far these splatters travel....am still finding them in the strangest places...

to create the splatter background....drop some Reinker...in this case Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint onto the craft mat....dilute well with water and using a paintbrush which is dripping with water....pick up loads of ink and then flick the bristles to splatter the colour on the cardstock...repeat with the second colour.
I then dipped the Hero Arts Starburst Lace stamp into the puddle of Stormy Sky and stamped at random...also colouring the lace to soak up the last of the Stormy Sky puddle.  Normally I would have finished it all of with a lace bow and perhaps a flower in the bottom right hand corner....but I had to slap my fingers and remind myself...this is less is more.
And on that subject yesterday was more or less a gadding about and faffing around day...first a trip to The Papeterie to restock a cubbyhole essential..
Brilliant White 300gsm cardstock 
the turquoise card is for the Fiskars Workshops at the NEC in November...with 300 kits to prep I have a cunning plan...so many per week...instead of a repeat of last year's burning the midnight oil frenzy...well that's the theory...
But onto things of a more pressing nature...in my absence I find the cubbyhole has been invaded by a special delivery of canvas goodies...our very own Leaning Tower of Pisa....
and brushes galore...
for one of October's Workshops perhaps?
And talking of workshops...for all the lovely crafters who have e-mailed me to say that you would love if "The Girls Just Want To Have Fun Crew" could come to your neck of the woods...I had a huge kachink moment when I saw this parked at The Papeterie...(I added the logo onto the photo by the way)
Time for a tongue in cheek moment...wouldn't it be great fun if we could buy this old bus....convert it into a classroom and accommodation for the three crafty girls and take off all summer on tour...an ambitious project for sure but hey it would be an absolute blast...what do you think AnneDebbi...and in the words of the song..."we're all going on a crafty holiday" ..bags I be the conductress swinging round the pole at the back door.
Catch up with you all tomorrow over at WOYWW
Hugs Kath xxx

37 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Oh Kath, what a BRILLIANT inky card hun! Gosh, you are so brave. Did you splatter indoors? What colour is Buddy now? Love the effect you have created. And as for the bus ..... baggsie the seat at the front please! Hugs Sxx

Anesha said...

Love the background on your card, super card. What a great idea, maybe one day we will see you on that bus! Wow,all those canvases. Have fun. Hugs to Buddy.:)

the crafty duck said...

Hi Kath your card is fab and I think the bus tour idea is the best!! Lots of love Steph

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC card as ever Kath.
WE did actually say, it DOES include ink pads! lol


you certainly have a mammoth task on your hands there, Kath. Good luck with your schedule


Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Kath, Gorgeous card, love it and your ideas, can you come south? I would love to see the holiday bus in my neck of the woods, Gay x

Ann Rosie said...

Can't wait to see the bus on tour - LOL! It needs a crafty makeover though.
Loads of Hugs
Ann
xx

weewiccababe said...

oh yes, I can just picture you pole dancing off the back of the bus!! lol
it would be great.
love the card - amazing what you can do with a puddle :)
have a great day
Debz
xx

Carla said...

hi Kath, love your splatter background, I use a toothbrush, thats works also perfect,

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card. You can park up here any time Kath! Carolxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the splatters those looked great fun and love the card x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

LOL at your Summer Holiday post Kath!

Interesting Less is More card you have there! I just love that Hero Arts sentiment set . . . isn't it GREAT?!

YES YES YES . . . buy and convert the bus and then tootle off down South for a while!!!

Hugs, Sandra

Isabel's stuff&nonsense said...

Hi
can i be the driver.Maybe not.
As we would not get anywhere
for laughing.

keep the good work up.
Lots of hugs Isabel

TAM said...

Fabulous card and I love the idea of converting a bus and taking crafting on tour

Anj said...

think you may have hit on a fantastic business opportunity there Kath - take it to the Dragons - lol! My mind is running riot now with what could be done on that bus. Please can Cliff be driver.....

Chrissie said...

Looks like you had great fun with this one!
The effect is just fab!... love the inked up lace too, such a subtle colour!
Terrific card Kath!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Lynda said...

lol Kath I'm just imagining you in uniform doing a pole dance! I think it would be a great idea to have a tour bus - make sure you come to Yorkshire!

Love Lynda xxx

Pamela said...

Oh the visions I have of you on that tailgate Kath! And looking at that stack of canvases you'd need a second bus for crafting supplies! Love the card and well done on restraining yourself on adding any more items.

Artyjen said...

I'll keep my eyes peeled for the big red bus! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Sasha said...

Super card! Love how you coloured your lace to match!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath and Buddy

Hope you are both well! Fabulous card Kath, just been looking back over your last few posts and some wonderful creations... as always!

Take care

Hugs

Tina

butlersabroad said...

That sounds like a terrific plan for a summer holiday! Buddy would have to come too of course, I can just see him wearing your conductors hat when he thinks you're not looking! Another beautiful card there kath, and boy, do you have your work cut out for you in the next couple of months! Perhaps no summer holiday after all?

Hugs
Brenda

Erika said...

Love the bus....you've got to do it!
Great inky card too.
Happy crafting,
Erika. xx

Lee said...

Fab card,great imagination.xx Cuddles for Buddy. xx

Anne said...

Am practicing Judy Garlands "Trolley Song" in readiness !!!!
Anne xxxxxxx

Sue said...

Hi Kath
wow your LIM card is beautiful, fab design, wow looks like you are going to be one busy lady, luv the bus, sue,x

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, love your splattering. Lovely card. I would be on that bus like a shot. Hugs x ChrisB

Kat said...

Fabulous card Kath. Love the splatter effect. If I tried that I'd be the one that got splattered lol!

These canvases look like fun!!

Kat xx

Beryl K said...

Great card
Beryl x

Kathleen said...

A great card for the LIM challenge this week, to be honest I don't know where to start. Love it.
Well my idea and your idea of a cubbyhole certainly differ, lol.

Kath x

Paula (PEP) said...

Hope Buddy didn't get too splattered in the process of the crafting......As for the bus.......yes please come & park in Brecon.
Paula (PEP)

elainec said...

Love the card idea. x elaine c.

Rufus said...

LOVE this card!! I'll bet that Buddy doesn't even mind being a touch on the Stormy Sky side, after all blue and blonde is a good combo! This card would be worth finding a few splatters here and there.
R/

Helen said...

Gosh, please come my way with your crafty bus - what a grand dream. If only....

Aileen said...

Super card. Love the splatters and the lace. Your bus tour is a great idea bet it would be standing room only. x

Kathyk said...

Oh yes, I'm ON that bus! Fabulous spattering and a super card

Kathyk

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Oh my this is a beauty and look at those fabby canvases. The bus is brilliant although an open top one would be better then we could hear your singing he he

MWah

Ali x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi catching up on your blog and this would be incredible. You never know one of us might win the lottery and buy you a massive American state of thwart bus with coffee room and a handsome young chauffeur ! Not forgetting VIP room for the furry boy. Kitty :D

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