13 December 2008

BasicGrey Challenge 15 'Going Green'

Hi everyone, here's my DT card for the BasicGrey Challenge this week.
"For this weeks challenge we would like to see you use some recycling on your creations, eg, cardboard, parts cut from another card, material from old clothes, postage stamps, it can be anything you like, the list is endless, also its not essential that the recycled item has to be old and used, you could simply use the inside of a business envelope for example as i know they can have some lovely patterns that can be used as backing papers etc, so have fun and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from basicgrey somewhere on your creation

This week will be the last challenge until the new year, so it gives you that little bit of extra time to get your creations done, so be sure to join us again on the 3rd of January when we will be setting the first challenge for 2009"
My recycled item is the gold bell and ribbon which I saved from a Lindt chocolate Santa. With a bit of luck Santa will bring me another one this year, the chocolate is yummy!

I hope you can join in this week, the creations from the other DT members are absolutely wonderful and another reason to take a look.

Materials:
Paper
BasicGrey Figgy Pudding, black and red card
Image Magnolia Skaters
Colouring Two Aqua brushes (but with no water in the reservoir) fine and medium.
Ranger Distress Inks, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Scattered Straw, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Broken China. Promarkers for skin, blush and pastel pink.
Embellishments Scissors for distressed edges, Diamond Stickles, Gold Liquid Pearls, recycled gold bell and ribbon.

Hope you have a great weekend. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

41 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

You have once again knocked me out of my socks!!! This card is impeccable, and oh so beautiful!!! I love every gorgeous detail!!! I do not have a lot of BG products, but I will try my best to take part in this challenge. I will be having a look at the other DT members' creations in just a moment. Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend my friend:o)!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Tab said...

Hi Chris, such a beautiful card! Love all the detail that you have put on it, and especially love how you have done the background. I agree, those lindt santa's are scrummy, I always save the bell when I'm lucky enough to get one lol, it must be a crafters thing hee hee! Have a good weekend :0) Tab xxx

Taniaj said...

wow I love this the image is beautiful and I love the distressed ink colouring. Really do need to get my mojo working. Tx

Lythan said...

Chris I am so in awe of your colouring skills. I think adding the black around the figures makes them pop so well. You are truly inspirational!

Alison said...

This is fantastic Chris love how you have coloured this image, beautiful. Have a lovely weekend!

Sharon said...

OMG Chris your colouring gets better & better! Any chance you could do a tutorial; I would love to know how you create the stunning background behind the characters.

Kim Piggott said...

Chris just stunning work!

Love your gorgeous images and colouring so beautifully.

Gorgeous papers and that little bell just perfect finishing touch.

hugs
kim xxx

Tasha said...

hi CHris - im lost for words this card is beyond ords its absolutely gorgeous and fabulous im in awe
Tasha xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Stunning! What wonderful colouring! Gorgeous image..one of my favs! Marvellous card!
Judy x

Rica said...

Hi Chris,
Gorgeous and so beautifully coloured.
Sorry for lack of visits & comments.
PC problems, it is so slow & takes me where I don't wanna go!!
Left a link on HM challenge & it took you to "World Mega Group of Bible Studies" ??? So you can imagine how long it takes me to leave comments (lot = load of tears)
hugs Heather xx

joey said...

WOW Chris, I dont know what to say, your card is stunning, I adore the way you do your backgrounds around the images, you really capture the cold christmas feel. joey xxx

Liza said...

Hi Chris, another fabulous card. The image is so cute and your colouring fantastic.

Liza x

Chrissie said...

Another fabulous card Chris! I just adore the way you colour your images and paint your backgrounds, they really make your images 'pop'!

Sandra said...

Stunning work of Art Chris... I can see your cards popping up at the Antiques Road Show in years to come.... 'and here is another Christine Dark piece, truly wonderful in all the rich colours and textures she uses. Every piece lovingly hand crafted and unique. You are very fortunate to have one... Value...? well what can I say.... priceless!' One day Sweetie!
Hugs
Sandra xx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

What can I say that hasn't been said already ? Your card is truly stunning.

Hugs,

Jo x

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous Card love the image and the colouring is stunning!
Hope you are well, HuGs Kim x

mueppi said...

Wow.. Chris
I don`t have enough words to say how I love your card and colouring!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Gisela

COCO said...

oh your card is very very stunning !!! and fab !!!! very nice realy !!!!!!!
I love is card !!!!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

FABO! Oh this image is just too cute but the rich colors and the dp just make it perfect. Fantastic card!

fishlips said...

Chris another Fantastic card...Wow all your care in details is just Amazing...Your colors on this darling image are just breath taking...The bell is just perfect too....

Heike said...

Hi Chris, thank so much for your nice Words :-))).....

I don't now what i can say, this creation is soooo wonderful. Your coloring is perfect, love how you make the Bagground from the cute Image. LOVE IT........

Hugs
Heike

Larissa said...

Hi Chris!

Great card, with spectacular coloring!!!

I have send you an email about the money wallets. If you still have questions, please ask!

Good night!!
Hugs,
Larissa

antheam said...

Wow, wow, and wow! What a beautiful card!

Jilli said...

OMG this is absolutely gorgeous, love your colouring its amazing! Fab papers and love all the details. Jillix

Clare said...

WOW again! The colouring on this card is absolutely stunning! How do you do the colouring behind the main image?

Love,Clare x

Donna said...

Chris, this is such a stunning card, it never ceases to amaze how perfectly you colour your images, makes my promarkers look like school pens ROFL! :) Donna x

Dawn said...

Hiya!!
Wow you are a whizz Chris with the distresses - how do you do it - mine always come out like a dogs dinner, sponge marks and lines everywhere!!! The black round the images is amazing, I'd be terrified to try that!!!! LOL
Your colours just jump off the page!

I'm so happy to be working with the Kadoodle stamps and YOU of course!!!

Hugs

Dawn
xxxx

Rach said...

another absolutely stunning card Chris. gorgeous. hugs rachxx

Janet said...

Wow Chris!!! fantastic....in fact I am lost for words!!!X

Bev said...

Oh my goodness! My gob just hit the deck!!!! This is breathtaking Chris - the colouring is amazing, such depth of colour!!

hugs Bevx

Debbie said...

Oh wow Chris your card is stunning and your colouring is just breahtaking! Love the fabulous background you have created. Debbie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the cute image and your colouring is amazing as always. Hugs Nikki x

Stampingcaz said...

OMG, fallen off chair I CAN NOT BELIEVE your colouring is AMAZING!!

WOrks of art!

Cazx

Stampingcaz said...

PS> can we please have a tutorial on your AMAZING colouring or do you teach classes on it?

Cazx

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris
I love everything about this card! The image is adorable and coloured beautifully and I love the paper, I have this paper but can't make myself use it yet! I really must! I hope you are well.
Hugs Lynsey :)

laury55 said...

wow...your card is gorgeous and your coloring is fantastic

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow! I know I've said it a million times, but I am always in awe of your coloring skills!! The way you've captured the light hitting the her hair is perfect!!! Stunning!
hugs, Jami

mycardz said...

WOW, your coloring is amazing!! I've been wanting to try this technique and you definitely have it down! awesome card! :)

MichelleO said...

holy smokes! Jaw dropping Stunning!
WOW
HUGS
MichelleO

Trina said...

This card is amazing!! I have just found your blog for the first time (Thanks to Michelle O), and will be back! I absolutely love your backgrounds on the cards! You do such a great job of making the picture come to life!! These cards are totally breathtaking!

maxine said...

wow this card is fantastic.