10 January 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 17 - Chipboard

Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start in these freezing temperatures!

On BasicGrey Challenge this week.
"For this weeks challenge we would like to see you use some chipboard in your creations, fear not if you don't have any chipboard though, a good alternative is to recycle think cardboard that is usually found in boxes, simply cut some shapes from it, decorate it how you please and your good to go :), and of course not to forget to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation" I hope you can join in this week and that you'll be able to visit the rest of the creative team to see their wonderful work"!
I've made up a chipboard accordian tag with pictures I took in my garden for the challenge this week and I really enjoyed making it as I don't often do this kind of project. The tag started life plain brown and so I painted the whole thing with white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. Next step was to sponge on distress inks in lots of colours in a random way all over it, I blended these together with the sponge and allowed to dry which takes a bit longer than normal because of the acrylic paint underneath. I used a basic grey flower stamp to randomly stamp over everything and sponged around the edges with black ink. I then placed my pictures which are matted on black card, doodled some dots on them with a clear sparkle gel pen and added stickles in various colours to the centres of some of the stamped flowers. The paper flowers are punched from BG Two Scoops papers with a retro flower punch and shaped with a ball tool, I also placed pearls and gems in the flower centres. To embellish I did some swirly doodling between the flowers on the background, added the ribbons to the top of each tag piece and wrote on the date of the pictures with a black fineliner pen. I've taken a few more pictures (see below) close up of each panel as it's difficult to photograph the whole tag and still see the details. TFL and have a great weekend.


K&co Chipboard accordian tag
Stamps: Basic Grey Ornamental garden
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Ranger Distress inks in Aged Mahogany, shabby shutters, milled lavender, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, dusty concord, black soot.
Embellishment: White acrylic artist paint, EK Success Retro Flower punch, ball shaping tool, foam mat, stickles in star dust, blue, green, yellow and fruit punch, Sakura clear sparkle gel pen, black fineliner pen, pearls and gems and various ribbons from stash, sponges

Back soon, Chris


Michele said...

Oh wow Chris, this is fabulous. Is there no end to your talents. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Michele x


Good morning Chris! this is so lovely hunny. I might have a go at this challenge this week, i have lots of chipboard to play with. I hope you are well and 2009 is going well foryou. I have enjoyed visiting your blog this year and that watercolour tutorial is fab, just waiting to find time to have a go at it. Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration Chris. Hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is stunning!
I love the colours you have used. Your design is gorgeous. What a lovely keepsake of your summer garden. So beautiful.
kim x

Sandra said...

Morning Chris....Well what can i say,this is beautiful,great use of chipboard,and the photo's of your garden are gorgeous,brilliant keepsake,
Take care
San x

Larissa said...

Great project!! So lovely to use your own pictures! The tags look really great.


Rach said...

this is gorgeous Chris, you have such pretty flowers in your garden. hugs rachxx

cats whiskers said...

Simply stunning dear, and what wonderful photos you have taken. Love the distressing and doodling its just awesome.
Have a wonderful weekend dear
Hugs Jacqui

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Chris, this is such a gorgeous creation, it's fabulous. Love the chip is there no end to your talents! Stunning garden, and beautiful pictures! Have a great weekend HuGs kim x

Tab said...

Hi chris, what a fabulous idea incorporating your beautiful garden into your work. I love how you have decorated your tags, they look divine. Have a good weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Nearly forgot... There's a fabulous award for you on my blog, HuGs Kim x

Katy said...

Love the tag book Chris, I love chipboard and projects like this!


Gvendalen said...

Wow Chris, very beautifully!
a lovely keepsake of your summer garden.

Liza said...

This is so so pretty Chris, I love the array of colours you have used.

Liza x

TaraG said...

Chris, your accordion tag album is outstanding!!! I just love the beautiful background you created with paint, ink and stamps...GORGOUS!!!! Your pics are stunning too! So we can add photographer to the list of your many talents!!! This is truly inspirational!

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Wow Chris, this is amazing and the photos are all your own handy work too ! I love it and I love making tags - I ought to make more.

Loved your tutorial, it does help in the art of colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs to you,

Jo x

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, these are simply stunning and your garden must be stunning too as your photo's are beautiful. Oh I can't wait to summer now, my flowers are usually Daisies though lol. Have a great weekend. Donna x

Tara said...

WOW Chris, my daughter and I just stood marvelling at your work this morning, this is amazing! It's so pretty and would make the perfect gift!
Can we see some more piccies of your garden please, it must be something else if these photos are anything to go by! xx

Sharon said...

Hi Chris, this is beautiful. I love the blend of colours and your photos are fab. Have a great weekend.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow, this is just amazing...what gorgeous flowers!
I've just watched your video..it's wonderful...your painting is awesome...thanks for sharing your technique.
Have a nice weekend.
Carole :-)

Pascale said...

Amazing tag book Chris and stunning photos!! I have been using your background technique all week so just wanted to thank you so much for sharing! Pascale :)

joey said...

Hi Chris, this is fabulous! gorgeous colours and great idea, your photography is amazing too.xxx

Sue said...

oooh this is superb,by eck you're clever and you can turn your hand to anything,this really is very stunning:)


Lyndsey Marie said...

What an absoutley gorgeous creation. Love this tag book its fab. Your garden pics look great.
Lyndsey xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

What a great accordian book...your garden is as beautiful as your cards! Great techniques with the distress ink..such a pretty effect. A fabulous project!
Judy x

Deborah Saaranen said...

So beautiful! Love your beautiful photos and your gorgeous chipboard design!

Sandra said...

I cannot believe all this gorgeousness!! I really thought it was designer paper you had used. Hmmmm.... maybe that should be on your 'to-do' list for 2009. Don't forget your buddies when you're rich and even more famous! ;o)
Sandra xx

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is so creative and pretty! I can't believe this is your garden. Its simply lovely.

Dawn said...

Wowee I love your tags and I'm a Tag Junkie!!!
Beautiful backgrounds! Whew!!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love those bright happy colors, and what fantastic photos!!
hugs, Jami

CraftyC said...

Stunning Chris, love the background, all those dainty flowers!

Rica said...

Stunning Chris. I love your backgrounds - they are a perfect setting for your wondeerful photographs. You've really inspired me here to try more backgrounds (they usually end up being recycled - via the bin)
hugs Heather xx

Rica said...

Hi Chris - me again - I've left you something on my blog.
hugs Heather xx

Anesha said...

I love that tag! Please check my blog,there's an award waiting for you.

Tara said...

Me again Chris, I'm just leaving something for you on my blog! xx

chloe said...

fantasic! very pretty :)

have a good week!


fishlips said...

Wow Chris each and everyone of these are just spectacular looking so unique and so amazing...Wow oh wow!!!!!

mueppi said...

Wow.. Chris
this is fabulos!!!!!!
I love the background so much!
Hugs Gisela

Bev said...

Where do you get your fantastic ideas from Chris, I need a peek inside that head of yours lol. This is just amazing sweetie!!

hugs Bev

fairywings said...

This is so pretty Chris.

Joan Ervin said...

WOWZER!!! This is one fabulous project...I love the papers you used on this and the pictures are stunning!!!

Alison said...

Beautiful tag album Chris! Your photos are gorgeous - are they of flowers from your garden? They are so pretty!!
Peace & love
Alison xx

PS - thanks for your kind comments on my blog :)