Saturday 17 April 2010

BasicGrey Challenges

Good morning and welcome to another BasicGrey Challenges !

This week we have a gorgeous colour combo for you

There is also a fantastic prize kindly given to us by Simon Says Stamp. A whole BasicGrey 12x12 Kioshi Collection Pack !

I like everything on this card apart from the flower. I think it was a mistake putting it on but its too late now. I feel a bit out of my comfort zone when adding these types of flowers, they always look so wrong on my cards and I don't know why !

The DP's are BasicGrey "Granola" and a sheet of 12x12 Christmas paper, BasicGrey "Figgy Pudding" for the yellow.

The image is by Stampavie, Penny Johnson "Looking Chic" and I have coloured her with ProMarkers. I inked the edges with antique linen distress ink and then went round the outside edge with a gold leaf pen. I added some pearls to her coat.

The ribbon is from my stash. The button was once a wooden button until it was attacked by a gold leaf pen.

The yukky flowers are from my stash but I do love the flower centre which was sent to me by my lovely and extremely talented "her flowers always look so wonderful" Dena !!

We hope you can join us this week in our challenge. Please hop over and have a look at my teamie's cards, they are amazing and a real inspiration if you are struggling !

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave.

Don't forget to enter my blog candy. I will be drawing a winner shortly and putting a new one up - how exciting !

Have a fantastic weekend and hope to be back soon !


  1. Good Morning Jo, Dont know what you talking about.....the flowers are lovely, maybe its because there colours you wouldn't normally use.
    anyway....i think your card is gorgeous as they always are and a very cute perfectly coloured image too. Have a fabby weekend hunny
    love emma xxx

  2. Hiya Jo,

    the flower looks just perfect! not ut of place at all, love the shape of your image panel.

  3. Jo! You rock with these colors, your card is gorgeous! And, I love your flower, it adds to the beauty of your card!

  4. Hi Jo.....such a gorgeous card with a fab coloured image.....I haven't seen this before......nothing wrong with your flower sweetie!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xxx Margreet

  5. I love your flowers and your coloring. Such a sweet image!

  6. Hey Jo! Isn't it funny how we pick apart our projects? I love the flowers and think they look great!!!!! I almost bought this little cutie at SSS but then chose another one. She is way too cute and is still on my list. Love the papers too!!!
    I have more of those centers coming your way, just bought the wrong kind and need to go back and get the others. I'll send you both and you will see the difference.
    Big hugs, Dena

  7. a gorgeous card Jo, so pretty, i love this colour combo that you have used.xx

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous Jo! I love the papers you've used and the image is really sweet! :) Love, Georgia xx

  9. Gorgeous card Jo and the flower looks perfect ! :-) I love this image and the papers and colours you used are lovely :-)

    Lols x x x

  10. Fabulous Jo - love it, that image is adorable and brilliant use of the colours. Love the gold leaf around the edge it really makes the image pop and emphasizes her buttons.
    No use my saying anything about your flowers, coz if you've made your mind up they're not right - nothing I could say would change it. I know coz I've been there (too often!!)
    hugs Heather xx

  11. This is wonderful Jo you did a fantastic card with the colour combo! Your flowers? Don't get what's wrong? They look very pretty and I like the layers and the centre bit is wonderful! The gold edging on your label is fabulous and your colouring is gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful weekend HuGs Kim :)

  12. Gorgeous card: Love the colours, including the flowers!


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