3 January 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 17 - First sketch of 2009


Hi everyone and here is the first BasicGrey Challenge of 2009 and the DT have some stunning creations on the blog to show you. I hope you'll have the chance to join in this week and there's also a great prize to be won.
From the blog:

"I thought I would start 2009 with a sketch, so i have drew this one up for you to play with, feel free to resize or flip the sketch, just as long as the original sketch can be seen in your creation you are good to go, and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere in your creation :)"
My image is a Penny Black which I've water coloured with Ranger Distress Inks and glittered all over the background with diamond stickles. All the elements of the sketch are cut from BG Recess papers and mounted on a yellow card blank. I added some doodling, distressing, fibre, a gem, Elzybells sentiment and glossy accents to the toadstool to decorate. Have a great weekend.

I just received this lovely award from Dawn, thanks Dawn it's very much appreciated and I would like to pass it on to the lovely Dawn, Kathy and Jilli.


Materials:
Paper: BasicGrey Recess, yellow Canford card
Stamps: Penny black, Elzybells
Colouring: Ranger distress inks in black soot, tea dye, scattered straw, brushed corduroy, broken china, weathered wood, fired brick, worn lipstick, dried marigold
Embellishment: fibre and gem from stash, doodling, glossy accents, diamond stickles, edge distresser.

Back soon, Chris

44 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Chris such a beautiful card!
Love that cute image and your colouration just wonderful.
hugs
kim x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the image and the colouring is amazing. Love the papers also. Michele x

Rach said...

Chris this is stunning. love background to your image. so pretty in the different colours.
your wonderful colouration draws you straight to the image on your card...
love the addition of the yarn...Hugs rachxx

Larissa said...

HI Chris
This is a lovely card! I like the colors you used! I also love the sketch, very nice.

Hugs, Larissa

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the image and your colouring is amazing! Jillix

joey said...

Hi Chris this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the image and your style of colouring has really made it come to life I love it!. joey xxx

Tab said...

Happy New Year! Oooh loving your card Chris! Your colouring is divine as always. The sketch is fab too, may have to have a go myself lol!
Hugs Tab xxx

Pascale said...

The colouring in is amazing! I love the papers too and your distressing on them. Pascale:)

mueppi said...

What a beautiful card again, Chris!
Your colouring is so fantastic!
I wish you all the best for 2009!
Hugs your friend Gisela

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love how you colour you images that look so different, they really set your designs apart. love the colours you have used as well and the fibres hanging down are fab.
Lyndsey xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, sweet card, wonderful colouring.

Gvendalen said...

Chris, Your card is very beautiful! A nice picture and remarkable colouring!!
Helena

TaraG said...

Your card is sooo sweet, Chris!!! I love the adorable image and as usual, your colouring is just exquisite! I love how you included all the colours in the water-coloured background that are in the papers and the pretty fibers! Another stunning creation!
I am looking forward to you colouring tutorial, as, I'm a huge fan of your technique!
Congrats on the award you are sooooo deserve it!
Hugs,t

Amy Johnson said...

This is so cute! I love the fibers, colors, and stitching. Just adorable.

Orli said...

I love your painting
please teach me how do you do the background
when you use the black

Orli (Israel)

Orli said...

I love the way you coloring.
please theach me how do you do it.
I love the black bakgroung you do.
Orli(Israel)

All Pink girl said...

Happy new year hun xxxx
just want to say your card is so stunning and inspiring i just had to have a go at the sketch xxxx
thanks for your fabulous work babe xxx
and thankyou for my award you know i am rubbish at putting them on lolxxx
huge hugs Dawnxx

Sue said...

beautiful card Chris and i love the papers and such fabby colouring:)

sue
xx

Dawn said...

Wow Chris I just Love your colouring - and that background just makes the image pop off the paper so much - stunning!
Wish I could do that with distress ink!! LOL

Dawn
x

jenny said...

Stunning card, I love that image and your colouring is AMAZING!!
Love it x

katy said...

Hi Chris, well i echo everything thats already been said, your colouring is truely inspiring ! To see a tutorial would be great and kind of you to share. Beautiful cards as always. Happy New Year to you, love Katy x

Love to Doodle! said...

Stunning, scrumptious, splendidly creative....fab in other words! hee..xx

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `goreeous` Chris....so beautifully created I love it..TFS:)~X~

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the patterned paper and that image is so cute!! But that coloring really takes the cake!! Fabulous card and sketch Hope I get a go at this one!!
AND thanks so much for thinking of me Chris!! I am super flattered at this gesture!! Thanks again and have a great rest of your week-end!
:)Kathy

Madge said...

Wow Chris, I have just stopped by your blog after a 'no time to blog-hop Christmas' and your cards are just absolutely stunning - all of them. Happy New Year to you xxx

Bev said...

Oh my word! Another work of art Chris, this is stunning!!! Love the rich colours.

hugs Bev x

Anesha said...

Wow, another stunning card. I just love how you colour your images, very striking! Thanks for the lovely comment on my ATC, really appreciate it.

Heike said...

Wow, Chris this is Stunning as always. I am very enthusiastic from your coloring. I come to you and you show me how to do this "gg".....

Happy New Year for you and your Family.....

Hugs
Heike

Phree said...

Wonderful colouring on the image and background. Fab card.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh this is just adorable Chris and love the sweet image and colours. Great touch with the fibres, Hugs, Nikki x

kim-paperbabe said...

Your card is gorgeous as usual Fantastic colouring and love the choice of papers! yummy fibres stunning!
HuGs Kim x

Clare said...

Hi Chris. There is a little something waiting for you-hoo on my blog. Love, Clare x

freaky said...

What a lovely card!! I like the way you coloring the motifs!!! Very, very cute :-)

hugs, Nicole

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

What a fantastic card Chris,im loving the water colour effect here it looks totally stunning. I adore this cute penny black image too, its lovely! thank you for the watercolour tutorial too, its very helpful. Will give it a go later in the new year when i get a few minutes to play!! hugs for now Linda x

ScrapKia said...

Chris this is stunning. love background to your image! :-)

hug
Kicki from Sweden
http://scrapkia.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

Beautiful cards as always! Fab tutorial! must have a go at this tomorrow. I visited a new craft shop on sunday and found a black Distress ink! Watch this space lol X

Mada said...

This one is so gorgeous and sweet. I love Penny Black's hedgehogs and your colouring made that image look 100 times better.
I love the sketch and I think I might try this challenge. We'll see... :)

Many hugs,
Mada

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely adorable design, Chris!!! The image is precious and I love the sketch!!! I will have to check out the BG blog, for sure!!!

Michele said...

Hi Chris, me again. Just to let you know that there's an award for you on my blog. Hugs Michele x

Donna said...

Chris this is such a cute little card, I absolutely love the little image which is so beautifully coloured and the background you have done is just stunning :) Donna x

Kim said...

another stunner...

Danita said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! Your coloring is AWESOME!!! I love your image too, I love Penny Black stamps too!!! Great job with this challenge!!!

Sue said...

What a beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Ila said...

This is just the Cutest!! I love the image and sketch is Fabulous!!..All your cards are Super Gorgeous!!..all of the time!!..Hugs, Ila