Saturday 5 September 2009

BasicGrey Challenges

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Welcome to another BasicGrey Challenge ! This week we have an Inspiration Challenge for you.

Take a look at this gorgeous photo. We would like you to take inspiration from it, so it can be anything from patterns, shapes, colours even textures, let your imagination run wild and have fun interpreting the photo.

I took inspiration from the colours in this photo and the warm, cozy, clean feeling of it BUT I did end up earning myself the title of "Numptie of the Week" with my card ! Can you see why ?

When I saw the photo I knew exactly what papers I would use for this card and also which image. I have just bought these papers and I've been dying to use them and this project was perfect. I also adore this Sarah Kay image, I just find it so warm and cozy.

I made my card and was thrilled with the end result, took a photo and loaded it onto my computer only to remember that my card was my DT card for BasicGrey Challenges and the only item of BasicGrey that appears on this card is the Wassail button I used and that was only a fluke because it was the right colour !!

I suppose in the end it turned out to be a good thing because it hightlights the fact that you only need to use one item of BasicGrey on your creation no matter how small it is so no excuse to join our challenge ! hehehehe

The DP's are Cosmo Cricket "Everafter" and I got my sewing machine out for this one too. Still need lots and lots of practise !!

The image is by Sarah Kay "My Sweet Lili" and she has been coloured with ProMarkers, cut with label nesties and the edges inked with Antique Linen distress ink.

Colours : Skin - ivory, blush, Copics E00 and E01. Hair - cinnamon, cocoa, umber. Dress and bow - apple and forest green. Bear - cinnamon and cocoa. Bear's dress - gold and pastel beige. Ball - cornflower.

The flowers are Hero Arts and the leaves are punched with a Woodware leaf punch. The pearls are from my stash.

The lace and jute are from my stash.

The button is a BasicGrey Wassail button.

The sentiment is by Penny Black.

The rest of the DT's cards and layout are absolutely amazing and you must hop over to BasicGrey Challenges to have a look at them and if possible, leave them a lovely comment.

We look forward to seeing what inspiration you take from this gorgeous photo.

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you leave. I am sorry for my lack of blogging over the past week or so. I am slowly getting myself together after my holiday and after a few extra days of rest, my mojo is also making a come back (little tinker wouldn't unpack its case no matter how much persuasion !!).

Have a great Saturday and thank's for looking !


  1. Gorgeous Jo, love the colours and I so love what you have done with the image, lovely. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Kim

  2. I just PMSL at your story Jo! Only you could manage that one...... well alright, I could too, lol! I bet you were frozen to the spot when you realised - good job we have such an understanding boss lady heh (waving at Martine)!
    Well despite the hiccup your card is wonderful and those papers are very scrummy. Fantastic colouring of that Sarah Kay beauty too, she's a real cutie!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Big hugs, Tara xx

  3. Gorgeous card Jo the image and the papers are gorgeous :-,, the inspiration photo is lovely too !! you did make me laugh lol !! but at least there is a BG item on there ,,, :-)

    Lols x x

  4. Oh wow this is stunning and love the those papers and the sweet Sarah Kay.
    Fab BG button!

  5. Jo sweetie this is a gorgeous card and your colouring is fabulous you've really captured her shiny hair beautifully! That button just spoils it(tee hee, joke!) I've been so busy and missed commenting on your wonderful news and makes!
    Wondered if you're interested in meeting at Alli Pally end of this month we could get a group of us together?
    Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments, Have a great weekend HuGs Kim ♥

  6. Hi Jo. You made me smile with your Basic Grey button. I was so busy admiring your beautiful card I couldn't understand what you meant until I read what you'd done. The colours match that fantstic photo perfectly. I love it.


  7. I love this card. The colors are just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing it!

    Jessica Lynn

    Come and visit my blog too! :)

  8. What a beautiful card Jo,i love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  9. This is gorgeous Jo, love those papers and that image is lovely too

    Hugs Jackie x

  10. Gorgeous Jo! I love the beautiful colors and those papers are fabulous!

    Hugs, Kelly

  11. Hi Jo - this really is beautiful. Love those papers, My Sweet Lil is coloured to perfection and such fabulous details - especially the button (tee-hee-hee-hee).
    (I should talk didn't even have a button on my first NO BG card)
    hugs Heather xx

  12. This is a beautiful card hun, and it really desnt matter that there is only one BG item on there, good way to show that you only need one item of BG to qualify your card *Smile*, i love the papers you have used and the super cute image (Which is coloured wonderfully by the way) and embellies are perfect :)

    Oh and waving back at Tara hehe



  13. Lovely design, the papers, image and colours are just perfect, have a good day sweetie hugs Jacqui xx

  14. It is absolutely stunning, Jo! Don't you know, you aren't suppose to tell us when you flub up, hun...just make like you meant to do it like that all a long and no one is the wiser,*wink*!!! But you are right you proved a very good only need one very small BG item to play a button,he, he, he! OK enough ribbing, is just gorgeous and I love those papers too...yummy, love the sweet SK image and your sewing is the perfect touch!!!!
    Now, I checked and good thing, I don't have "I heart recess" tattooed on my butt...but no sign of that wayward rub-on...just thought I would update you on my flub up,ROFL!
    Big Huggles,t

  15. Hiya Jo!!

    Wheee gorgeous card with such beautiful colouring..

    hope you are well


  16. gorgeous card Jo, looks fantastic those papers... hugs rachxx


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Jo x

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