6 December 2008

Basic Grey Challenge 14 'So charming'

Hi everyone, here's my card for the Basic Grey Challenge and my first card as a member of the Design Team. I was thrilled to find out that I'd been chosen as I know how many amazingly talented crafters out there had also entered and how difficult it was for Martine to choose which is why she ended up with five instead of three! I'm very much looking forward to the weekly challenges and working with the incredibly talented members of the team who are all lovely and fun. I also look forward to seeing the creations of everyone who joins in with the challenges every week and finding some new blogs to stalk!
"For this weeks challenge we would like to see some charms on your creations, you can have as many as you like, and of course not forgetting to use at least 1 item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creations and for your wonderful efforts, one lucky person will win this fabby prize which has been kindly sponsored by CraftyKrafts."
There's a lovely prizes to be won too!

I've used BG Ambrosia papers and a native American image by Rubbernecker stamps. The image is marker coloured, cut out and layered over the paper which has been embossed with the branches CB embossing folder then sponged with black distress ink. I cut another piece of Ambrosia paper and layered these onto the blue card blank after distressing the edges and sponging. To continue the native American Indian theme I made a little dream catcher embellishment from a circle of the blue card cut with nestabilities. The web effect is made by knotting embroidery cotton and looping it around in layers until you get to the centre. I added beads, doodling, feathers and a little flower charm then mounted it on dimension tape as I did with the image. The sentiment is a Doodlebug rub on and I've added doodling around that and the card base and stickles to the image. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

40 comments:

Mada said...

Congratulations on being chosen! Although they are the ones who should be congratulated :). They are so lucky to have you in their team.

This card is, for me, beyond words. The embossing, the inks, the stamp, the colouring, all are gorgeous and so perfectly linked to one another.

You rock, my friend! :)

Hugs,
Mada

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow gorgeous.

The Vannoy Family said...

OMG! It's beautiful... think this card design would be grand as a huge wall mural in a big convention center somewhere! All the texture and colors - great card! Thanks for sharing!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Congratulations Chris on being chosen - you so deserve it! Fabby card. Love it. Hope you are well. Hugs, Lainy xx

Michele said...

OMG stunning card Chris. I love the image, the colours, the feathers, everything. Congratulations on becoming a DT member for basic grey, you sooo deserve it, as your cards are fantastic. Michele x

Sharon said...

Stunning card Chris. And congrats on becoming a member of the BG design team. I was just a bit too late to send my entry in for that one!!

Poppy said...

wow, love the card,such vibrant colours, congratulations !!!
poppy

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great big congratulations on making the DT! Well done and truly deserved! I look forward to seeing what you make every wee. This is one of my favourite challenge sites! Love this weeks card..you've outdone yourself there! Such an unusual image with great results! Love the embossed background and the dream catcher is such a good idea! Stunning creation! Apologies for the essay!!!! Judy x

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the colours this bg line is scrummy and your stamped image is stunning!
HuGs Kim x

Sandra said...

Firstly Chris congrats on your new DT post,so well deserved.
And this card is amazing,what a way to start your DT post,
Hope you are well/ok,
Take care and have a lovely weekend
Sandra x

Rica said...

Hi Chris,
This is STUNNING and so different -inspirational. The colours, the image and the dreamcather are amasing.
hugs Heather xx

joey said...

congrats on becoming a part of the team. I love this card, beautiful work, I must get me that cb folder lol. joey xxx

fishlips said...

Congradulations Chris...Wow how wonderful and what a honor...This card is so pretty and so eye-catching...Stunning!!!!!

cats whiskers said...

On Congraulations Chris so well deserved dear, this is such a wonderful bright and unusual card, I adore that dreamcatcher. Wonderful work as always
Hugs Jacqui x

Chrissie said...

A wonderful card Chris and congratulations on becoming a DT member!

Pascale said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations on joining the DT. That image is superb! Pascale :)

Love to Doodle! said...

Huge congrats Chris on your BG DT position - an opportunity to create even more with the BG fabulous-ness...

This card is super stunning...love the colours and that it's so unusual and clever...the blue is absolutely scrummy and sets it all off so well - love it xx

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is stunning!!!
Love your dream catcher fantastic.
Big congratulations on being chosen. They are so lucky to have you and your fabulous talent.
hugs
kim xxx

Debbie said...

Ooh fabulous card Chris the colours are amazing and work perfectly with image. Love the dreamcatcher detail.
Congrats on you DT place, well deserved your cards are always stunning. Debbie x

Tara said...

This is stunning and really unusual too! I love the embossing, it looks fab! I'm delighted you made the DT team, you are always an inspiration. I'm guest designer for January and February so I'm really excited too! xx

Taniaj said...

Well done on designing for Basic grey, here's hoping for many more of the challenges just to realise how good we know you are Tx Love the card great images

Mary said...

Chris,
wow.......... What else can be said.... this is beautiful.

Donna said...

Chris, this card is absolutely gorgeous, I so love the colours you have used and the dream catcher is the perfect charm. Well done on becoming a member of the DT, your cards are amazing and you will bring so much to the BG DT :) Donna x

jenny said...

Congratulations on making the DT, a well deserved place, your cards are stunning x
I love this card, striking colours and I like the doodled dots!

Jennyx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Chris, the colours you used are beautiful and i love the dream catcher embellishmen. Congratulations on making the DT so well deserved. Hugs Nikki x

Sue said...

Hi Chris, firstly congratulations on on your DT, i am delighted for you and it is well deserved as all your cards are stuning,different and such an inspiration to us all. This card is beautiful and i love the colours,it deffo has the WOW factor :-)

sue
xx

TaraG said...

Oh my...Chris, this is so stunningly gorgeous!!! I love the image, fab, and how you coloured it, insanely beautiful! It is so fabulous how you have carried the theme through out so cohesively! I love the embossed background it is absolutely perfect for this card and the Dream catcher is supberb!
a Big Congrats on making the BG DT, teamie, smile! I am so thrilled to be working with such talented ladies!!! Martine, has a assembled a rockin' team! I think we are going to have so much fun!!!

Big Hug, t

oh, I think you're gonna have to eat your hat,lol!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Congratulations on being chosen for the DT!!! No surprise to me as your designs are always fabulous!!!
Really cool card here-- love the texture and beautiful dream catcher!

Sandra said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOns!!!! Wow!! DT for Basic Grey... you go Girl!! I'm so proud of you (ha ha sounds like I'm your mum... you know what I'm trying to say) That's great news Sweetie... you must still be jumping for joy!
Beautiful card too. Just love that dream catcher you made. Brill.
Take care, Hugs
Sandra xx

Dawn said...

Chris I am so glad you made the DT - your cards are always amazing! and this one is no exception!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Congratulations Chris! Your card is amazing...what an unusual image...just stunning.
Hugs
Carole x

mueppi said...

Congratulations Chris!!
Your card is stunning and I love this dream catcher too!
I hope you feel well!
Hugs Gisela

Lynsey said...

Chris this is fantastic! I love the dream catcher that goes so well with the image, its just outstanding.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Anesha said...

Stunning card, love the dream catcher.

Jay - stands for J in June (any will will serve as my name) said...

Wow !!!! This is just so beautiful and original
Hugs June x

Larissa said...

Hi Chris! Congratulations on being chosen for the design team. I think you deserve it!!

I love this card. You used great colors!

Hugs Larissa

Margie said...

Congrats on becoming a BG DT member!!! :)
Thank you for your sweet comment!
xo, margie

Ila said...

Congratulations again!! this card is Amazing ....so it is no wonder!!..I love the warm colors and embellishments....what a Gorgeous exmaple of native american art...Hugs, Ila

Amy Johnson said...

This card is amazing! I love how well everything is tied together. The colors and the embossing folder really fit the main image. And I love the little 'Dream Catcher' embellie you created. Just fabulous!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my gosh....big congrats on this DT!! You're amazingly talented and they are very lucky to have you!!

I love this card - the colors remind me of the Arizona sunsets and home!! Beautiful!!!
hugs, Jami