Saturday, 17 October 2009
Good morning and here we are again with another BasicGrey Challenge for you. I know I'm always saying it but I just can't believe how quickly a fortnight passes by !
This week we have a colour combo for you :
Yes, these colours screamed Christmas/Winter to me but we have such a talented DT on BasicGrey Challenges that a lot of the cards are non-Christmas ones so check them out for inspiration !
The DP's are the new BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses papers - wow these are so gorgeous. I wasn't too sure about them at first but as I started using them I loved them more and more with every sheet !
Now I picked up a fantastic tip the other evening while browsing through my emails. I had a newsletter from Joanna Sheen and one of the hints and tips on there was this.....
When you are laying up images and papers and don't have any card to match the papers/colours you have coloured your image with, edge a piece of white card with the colours you have chosen to colour your image or matches the papers !
Well, I had never in a million years thought of that easy and obvious tip ! So, there you go. All the pieces of layering card are white pieces of card that I have edged with a dusky rose and marsh green ProMarker pen - simples !!
The image is of course the gorgeous Anya and she has been coloured with ProMarkers. I masked Anya and stamped some random snowflakes to the background and brushed some pearl Perfect Pearls to them. I love the effect it has given. I have also edged the image in stickles.
The silver ribbon is from my local shop.
The flower I made using my EK Success retro flower punches (I think you might see a lot of these flowers now !) and I have covered the petals in Twinklets and added a BasicGrey Wassail epoxy brad to the centre.
The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer.
I am also entering my card in Willow Sketchie's challenge this week. Willow Sketchie is now taking cards with any image on them, not just their own and this week they have a fab sketch to follow which was designed by my mate Zoe who is one very clever and talented chick !! Zoe makes the most amazing cards and has a gorgeous blog but for some unknown reason she seems to be one of those bloggers who can't get a seat on the front row (if you know what I mean). Please hop over to her blog and have a look at her fantastic, gorgeous creations and tell her what a talented young lass she is ! This is Zoe's sketch and its a beauty to work with. I shall definitely be using this one again.
We look forward to seeing all your amazing creations.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, looks like its going to be a nice sunny one (cross fingers !).
Don't forget to enter my BasicGrey Blog Candy ! All you have to do is CLICK HERE ! This will be closing later on this evening so make sure you get your name down for this one !
Thank you for visiting me and for any comments you may leave.