Saturday 9 May 2009

BasicGrey Challenge #34

This week on the BasicGrey Challenge Blog we have a sketch for you designed by our very talented DT member, Anthea. It's a fantastic sketch and we hope you enjoy it too.

Here is my take on Anthea's sketch.

Personally, I'm very disappointed in my card this week and as my teacher used to say at school "Joanna, you must do better next time !" I don't know why but it seems so dull and lifeless. I should have thrown it in the bin and started again but time has been of the essence recently and I didn't have chance to make another. Never mind, we all have those days, don't we ? Anthea's sketch was brilliant to work with so I shall have another try another day.

The base card is Bazzill swiss dotted in white.

The patterned papers are BasicGrey Wisteria which are so pretty.

For my image/sentiment, I have sprayed the card with purple, blue and gold glimmer mists. The image is by Chapel Road Artstamps.

The purple flourishes are Inkadinkado Dot Flourishes stamped in Memento sweet plum ink. I also added some sparkle with a Sakura clear gel pen to the dots but it doesn't show in the photo.

The silver ribbon is from my stash.

We hope that you enjoy this challenge and please hop over and have a look at the rest of the DT's creations - they have done an amazing job again this week.

See you back here tomorrow for Colour Create where I feel I have done better this time !!!!



  1. I don't think it is possible to make a bad card with BasicGrey papers, not to mention the color purple :)
    We are always our own worst critics, aren't we? Personally I was amazed at the DT creations this week....all so different and all were inspiring to me. And you used Wisteria papers! I ordered Wisteria and Lime Rickey about 3 weeks should arrive today :)

  2. My first thought when I saw this was WOW !! This is gorgeous !! Then I went on to read how you made it and can't believe you don't like this !! It's stunning Jo !! The bit about your teacher caught me off guard, I was wondering who Joanne was lol!! Well it is early and haven't had me caffeine fix yet lol :-)

    Fabulous card Jo !
    Lorraine x x

  3. Now listen 'Joanne', I'll be teacher this morning and I'm giving you an A*! This is just beautiful and the background you've created with your new toys is stunning. I think the flourish stamp is adorable too and you've chosen the yummiest papers!
    Now off to do your lines......
    my card is beautiful
    my card is beautiful
    my card is beautiful

    Got it?! xxx

  4. What a beautiful card Jo,l love the colour.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. Hi Jo - fabulous take on Anthea's sketch. Dull and lifeless are not the right words - "Calm and Elegant" are the correct ones. It's beautiful.
    hugs Heather xx

  6. Your card this week is outstanding, hun! I just adore it!!! I really love the beautiful papers and colours! Can't wait to get my hands on Wisteria! The image and sentiment are so beautiful! I must try the Gilmore Mist it, now!!! Gorgeous it all!


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog and for leaving me a comment. I hope you have liked what you have seen and will visit again.

Thanks !

Jo x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...