Saturday, 18 September 2010

Andy Warhol in The Play Date Cafe!!!

Hi all

I have had some really bad luck today an I am not happy... AGAIN!!! Do not let me touch anything valuable as it will never be the same again once I get my hands on it, seriously I am a walking destruction machine this week lol. First my camera SD card, I thought that was bad but this time I think I have killed something, eherm this is not a confession of a murder, not a real one anyway... I have managed to destruct the indestructible... my BIG SHOT. I was double embossing some card with a Cuttlebug folder and nestabilities and I must have overloaded my sandwich, there was no warning crack noise, nothing at all to suggest it was going to give up the ghost!!! The handle has snapped off and one of the cogs inside has lost a tooth (anyone know of a cog dentist?). Seriously, I am not fit to be let loose on anything these days!!!

To rub salt into the wound I ordered myself one of the new Tim Holtz Dies (Tattered Leaves) from LB Crafts which came amazingly quickly and arrived today (thanks Karen, brilliant customer service), so until I can get my Big Shot fixed I can only stroke the packaging and imagine what I am going to make!!! Talk about torture!

Anyhow, I have fallen in love with this colourful little house over on The Play Date Cafe which is this weeks inspirational photo.




Can you imagine coming home from a stressful days work to this? Just love all the colours, the white picket fence and those cacti are just gorgeous!

I have used the "colour story" to create an Andy Warhol inspired creation, now I am not a massive fan of Warhol's work per se, especially since Lady Gaga has allegedly claimed she takes "fashion advise from the spirit of Warhol", hmmm... got this from a Guardian article.


I used the free stamp from craft Stamper Magazine and coloured it using Promarkers, the splish of splash is again using my favourite spray of the moment Crafty Notions Kingfisherliscious and the "visage" stamp was another freebie from Craft Stamper. I surprised myself with this card actually as although it is bare compared to my usual makes I love the Clean and Simple look which I was inspired to try out by looking at the Crafty Cardmakers DT inspirations (that's their current challenge)

20 comments:

  1. You are stronger than you look Mrs LOL sympathy to you in your breavement the loss of a Big Shot is very distressing.

    Love your take on the photo inspiration fabulous, great us of CS's wonderful cover stamps. xx zoe

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  2. This is just gorgeous Sarah. Sorry to hear about you accident!!! oops.xxx

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  3. oh wow - fabulous . Sorry to hear about your cog! I think one has gone in my back!
    Lisa ;)

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  4. I like this. I have that stamp too, but not sure what to do with it so might try a 'take' on your idea if you don't mind!
    Barbara

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  5. Oh dear - how frustrating, I'd be lost without my Big Shot, use it loads (note to self - don't overload!!)

    This is a fabulous card, I love the way you've used the colours on each stamp, and the C&S look..gorgeous, Esther xx

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  6. Great take on the theme, always liked those Andy Warhol prints!

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  7. Love that "Warhol-ish" design, so chic! Super job with our color scheme, glad to have you playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  8. Love this, the image is fab and you've used it brilliantly for the Clean & Simple challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with the Crafty Cardmakers.
    Jenni x

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  9. It's gorgeous Sarah, I love the "Andy Warhol" effect, very clever. Hope you get your big shot sorted out soon!

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  10. I'm posting this from a very safe distance - just in case :)

    Fantastic card, loving the differing colour combinations.

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  11. Kingerfisherlicious is my favourite spray too! Lurrrrrrrrve that colour. Sorry to hear of the death of your Big Shot, and that's definitely salt in the wound having a new die you can't use - poor you. Love your play date piece :)And so sorry you couldn't make it over to Elements xx

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  12. So fun, love the Warhol! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  13. I love your composition it is a lovely idea to repeat a stamping in different colourways.
    Very chic!!
    Sue xx

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  14. Ooh, stunning, Sarah. Love it and love that colour - Kingfisherliscious - one of my very favouritest colours, lol and I love kingfishers.

    Sorry to hear bout your Big Shot. Oops! What a disaster... hope you get it fixed or get a new one, soon!

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  15. Great idea to do it Warhol style. Very stylish. Sorry about the big shot. :( Thanks for playing in the PDCC.

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  16. Beautiful work! At first glance, it looks like a scene from an art gallery! I love it!

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  17. Nooooooooooooooooo! So sorry to hear abou the recent demise of your poor Big Shot....see, you underesteimate your powers Hun LOL. You have blown me away with your creation Sarah, truly and utterly fanflippingtastic! Fingers crossed for a new Big Shot for you from the Sissix Fairy Hun..xxx warmest wishes Anita..xxx

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  18. LOVE this project! Love that splash of blue with the sentiment! Great job:) So glad you joined in the fun this week:) THANKS for playing along with us at the PDCC:}

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  19. Super Card....love the idea! Found your blog through PDDC and Nigel's blog. Sorry to hear about your bigshot.....X

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