Saturday 20 September 2008

BasicGrey Challenge Blog - Challenge # 3

We had many fantastic entries to our challenge last week which was "ATC's" and even from people who had never made an ATC before.

This week's challenge is "Distressing", well not literally !! We want to see distressing techniques in your creations this week and I for one can't wait to start visiting all those blogs to see them all.

This is my card for this week's challenge.

To make this card I used :

Woodware card from a card pack I purchased from Potato Patch Crafts in Devizes, Wiltshire. These are gorgeous as they are like cardboard and have a lovely "natural" texture to them. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them and it was ideal for this type of card.

BasicGrey "Mellow" papers (which you already know I adore !)

Trees, leaves and the sentiment are from the new Magnolia Fall Stamp Club Kit which arrived with me in the week and I couldn't wait to start using. These were stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink which is my favourite at the moment. I love using brown ink, it makes such a change from black and isn't as heavy and seems to "go" with everything. Go on, give it a try. These ink pads (the small ones) are only about £1.60 and they are the best £1.60 I have spent recently ! I painted the images in distress inks.

The ribbon is from my stash.

The conkers are from my local park !

I look forward to seeing your entries and have fun, I did !


  1. Hi Jo, lovely to be able to pop on line again, now i have my trusty PC back.

    Your BasicGrey challenge work is so so pretty, I am still yet to see any of these papers in the shops, seeing your work, i might have to look a little harder.

    Sarah x

  2. This is a beautiful card - one of my fav BG papers (although I have so many) - hope to do the challenge.

  3. I love this the colours are lovely well done xxx


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