17 January 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 18 - Digi-print

Hi everyone, I can't believe another week has gone by and it's time for the next BasicGrey Challenge. This week it's digi print and a huge treat for everyone as there's a fantastic free Valentine image to download and print to use for your card by my fabulously talented team mate Kim. Thank you Kim your illustrations are wonderful, full of character and a real pleasure to colour. I chose the gorgeous Valentine girl, she has such a lovely wistful look about her, I wonder who she's day dreaming about? The whole time I was colouring her for some reason the Phil Collins song 'Two hearts' was going through my head so it ended up on my card! I think I'm taking a leaf from the book of my other team mate Tara who crafts to music and uses song titles, and I love that. I used markers to colour and cut the image out with the largest scalloped heart nestie, doodled the song title and dots around the edges and then attached to the card over a layer of BG Wassail paper (it's not just for Christmas LOL)! I used a CB die for the heart corner and the centre pieces from them for the other side of the card, these have all been given a coating of red stickles. Added a red ribbon and doodled faux stitching around the edges on the card blank in white gel pen. I hope you can join in this week and there's some fantastic inspiration from the challenge team. Hope your weekend has started well. TFL.

Image: Digi-stamp by Kim (paperbabe), Valentine girl
Colouring: Promarkers
Paper: BasicGrey Wassail, red Canford card
Embellishment: Red organza ribbon, red stickles, CB heart corner die, white gel pen


Margie said...

Beautiful! I love stitching! Nice coloring! I love that song :)

Sharon said...

This is so pretty Chris. I love the addition of the song lyrics!

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card Chris!
Love your wonderful colouring and fabulous detail and layering.
kim x

Karen said...

What a great card Chris. I had put these papers away for next Christmas but having seen this I can see that they could probably be used all year round. Great image also.

Karen x

Wendy said...

Lovely Chris I love the deep red
Wendy x

Elaine said...

This is just beautiful! Love the image and your colouring, and the stitching is perfect!

Sandra said...

Hi Sweetie,
This card is so yummy. Your friend Kim is very talented and so generous to share her digi image. Love the dreamy girl. It will be really interesting to see all the entries as they only have a few images to choose from. Your colouring is rich a sumptuous, I'm not getting on too well with markers. I need more practice.
Great to catch up with you the other day. Can't wait 'til Wednesday!!!!!
Sandra xx

Sandra said...

Morning Chris.....I adore this card,love the papers you've used with this cute image,just had a look at the images,i'm going to try to join in this week.
Brillant sentiment,made me think of my dad,as old as he was he loved to listen to Phil Collins,and what a great way of finding the right words....i must start putting my CD's on,i tend to craft quietly....maybe thats where i'm going wrong.
The faux stitching finishes the card off beautifully,
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

tracy said...

Ohhh Christ this card is stunning I love everything about it.
Tracy x

Tara said...

So that's what it is, Phil Collins! As soon as I saw your card I was singing along but I couldn't remember who the artist was! What a fab idea, perhaps you could suggest that one to Martine for an up and coming challenge.... encorporate a song title or some lyrics into your card?!
You do realise I'll be singing that one all day now, don't you?... 'together for ever...' Sorry, I got sidetracked, lol!
Well, your card is amazing and that paper does work brilliantly! She's such a sweet image isn't she?! I love those glittered hearts too, stunning! I'm waiting for the scalloped Nestie hearts to arrive from the US, you've got me all excited now!
Have a great weekend! xxx

Tab said...

Hi Chris, just love the card, the image is amazing and coloured beautifully! Love the faux stitches, it must have taken you ages to get them soooo neat! I can't get them that neat with my sewing machine LOL. Your card really rocks!

As for the pin you mentioned on my card, I had it from my local sewing shop, all they are, are normal sewing pins which come on a wheel. Some just come with a round head on and some have flowers, hearts etc. I think I may have seen them on Ebay too. Hope you manage to get hold of some.
Hugs Tab xxx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Chris and I love the idea of the girl sitting in the heart!

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Christ this is stunnign what a great image and just adore the BG paper, must try to join this one. Have a great weekend hun
Big Hugs
Jacqui x

Gvendalen said...

Remarkable romantic card!

Taniaj said...

What a lovely card Chris, love the colours and the image is great Tx

TaraG said...

Chris, your card is sooo pretty and romantic! I love that you used Wassail on it how brilliant is that...it's perfect! The scalloped heart is fabulous. I picked up the plain heart Nesties yesterday but they didn't have the scalloped one but I will be watching for it!
Your colouring is, of course, exquisite and I would have never guessed your stitching was faux...wow...it looks like the real deal...fabulous!!!


Oh Chris, this is such a stunning card this digi print by Kim is just gorgeous. I am definitely going to have a go at the challenge this week, using this image. What a talented lady Kim is!! Your card is beautifully co-ordinated. Love the papers and the way you've coloured the image, perfect colouring as always. Thank you for sharing, hugs Linda x

Sandra said...

(Just had to share......
I was leaving a comment on someones blog this evening..... good jopb I read it through, it said 'thanks for leaving a comment on my bog' changed it just in time ;o)
Sandra xx

Kim said...

Chris your blog is AMAZING! I am in awe of your work! It's gorgeous! Everything you make is a piece of art! WOW! I am definitely adding you to my blog reader and will be back lots! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Donna said...

Another gorgeous card Chris, the DP are beautiful and I love the huge heart and the pretty image, I can't stop singing Phil Collins now.....doh! :) Donna x

Sarita said...

This is just gorgeous Chris. I love listening to music while I craft but had never thought to use song lyrics!
Love the whole card Chris, really inspirational,
Sarita xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a gorgeous image Chris and so beautifully coloured, I love the pretty heart shape and your doodling, love the faux stitching too, Hugs, Nikki x

Bev said...

Oooh rather yummy Chris. Love the papers, the layout, the details and it goes without saying the amazing colouring.

hugs Bev x

Rica said...

Gorgeous - love that you've used the Wassail papers so effectively. Beautifully coloured image - as expected from you (lol), and what patience doing all that zig-zag faux stitching!!
hugs Heather xx
PS hope you realise I will now be singing 'Two Hearts' all day until I drive myself mad!!

Dawn said...

I loved that song Chris - Stunning card and that nestie heart is brilliant - haven't seen it used before.


Carolyn Bounds said...

How dreamy!!! I remember that look form my teen years while daydreaming of my crush:o) So very sweet!!! I also love the Phil Collins reference!!! DH and I are huge Phil fans:o) I knew the song as soon as I read the sentiment and started humming away:o) Another beautiful card from an even more beautiful person!!!


kim-paperbabe said...

Chris this is stunning, I love the way you have framed her in a heart and the rich colours is so romantic! I was so sure I had left you a comment and am going nuts trying to find it! so forgive my dim Kim ness and thank you for your beautiful card! HuGs Kim x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hi Chris

Your card is gorgeous, I love the heart and the way you have coloured the girl - its just perfect.


Jo x

fairywings said...

Beautiful card

Danita said...

This card is awesome, I love how you put her in the heart frame!!! It looks so awesome with that wassail paper too!!! Great job with this BG challenge!!!

Amy Johnson said...

This is gorgeous! I love the image inside the heart shape!