Sorry to be so late guys ... I have just spent the last hour and a half coaxing my internet to work!
But you don't wanna know about that ... now do you? You wanna hear all about Lord Tim of Holtz ... the man that can craft on water without so much as a pair of armbands ... remain completely dry and erect a sky scraper at the same time with a Sizzix die and a 2" square of Grunge paper.
If you thought my hero worshipping was sad before ... well best you look away now ... because I am about to become a whole lot worse.
He is charming and clever and funny and his art is soulful and seamless and amazing. Grab a cuppa ... make yourself comfortable ... you wanted the details ... so here goes!
My day started at 5am ... trust me ... I don't get up in the middle of the night for just anyone! I got as far as the turning for Milton Keynes and it snowed ... and it snowed ... and it snowed. It looked really bad and like it was settling in for the day ... but the wonderful Lin Brown did n't let a small thing like a blizzard spoil our trip ... oh no! She battled on in appalling conditions to get the lovely Karen and I to our destination.
We had a fab day and I waited patiently until 1pm to meet Lord Tim and watch his demo ... I say patiently ... I did a little dance when I spotted Mario in one of the aisles ... actually it was quite a big dance ... I knew Tim must be close by and then I did another little jig when I saw Tim's left arm from a distance ... a very lovely arm it is too ... but other than that I was patient.
At 1pm we made our way to the demo stand and then discovered I had another two hours to wait because the main attraction was not due to appear until 3pm. Was he worth the wait???? Oh Boy ... was he ever!!!!
He was nothing but charming when I stood and gawped at him ... I did n't tell him that Wendy V said to say "Hi" ... sorry Wendy ... I did n't tell him that Andrea said to say "Hi" ... sorry Andrea ... I did n't ask him to wave to me while he was on QVC as I had planned ... I had my picture taken and then I watched in awe as the master worked his magic ... in his laid back ... funny and uber talented style ... I really have it bad now!
So Thank you for all your lovely wishes ... here are some piccies as promised and a couple of pearls of Tim's infinite wisdom for you ... This is n't exactly what he said ... but you'll get the gist...
2. Don't listen to me when I say that some of the lighter colours of distress inks are a bit wishy washy ... what do I know??? ... I have blending tools for all 36 colours!!! ... With the lighter shades you don't need 'em ... go direct to paper people and use white or a pale card stock ... S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!
That's me then guys ... I will see you all tomorrow ... see the pictures of the tag that Tim ... the man that can swim the channel without taking a breath ... while making a grunge paper rose wreath ... with his feet made ... the one with the rose ... and the gorgeous die cut bird ... and one of my favourite Idea-ology frames ... well he made that for little ole me *Swoon*
And if you ever pop by this way Lord Tim ... Thank you ... you really were brilliant :0)