24 January 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 19 - Recipe Challenge

Hi everyone, Saturday and time for another BasicGrey Challenge.
I hope you can join in, the DT have some incredibly beautiful cards for inspiration and there's a great prize too.

For this weeks challenge we would like you to follow a recipe, you can of course add more embellishments etc to your creations but please make sure to use all of the ingredients in the recipe on your creations, and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey


2 Patterned papers
1 Button
1 Ribbon and Bow
3 Brads
For my card this week I haven't used an image, I wanted to use the Granola papers which I think are gorgeous and I wanted to highlight the lovely flower pattern. All the layers are matted on black card and the edges distressed on the smaller panel. The sentiment is Penny Black stamped in Timber Brown Versafine ink, sponged with distress ink and mounted on dimension tape as is the flower paper panel. I added three small gold brads and gold ribbon to this panel and made the button from a punched out flower of white card and only because I wanted a gold button and didn't have one! It was fun to do and very quick and you can even see the dimension tape I mounted it with if you look closely LOL. ah well, too late now. I punched the four holes with a piercing tool and then double heat embossed with gold embossing powder. TFL. Back soon, Chris

Paper and Card: BasicGrey Granola 6x6 pad, black canson card
Stamp: Penny Black, versafine timber brown ink
Embellishment: Doodlebug gold brads, scissors for distressing, dimension tape, wide gold ribbon, stampendous gold embossing powder, piercing tool, Ranger Distress ink: old paper, sponge


Tasha Hickert said...

This is so pretty. I don't have a lot of images and often prefer more design-y cards. The paper is gorgeous and the ribbon, too. You did such a great job of tying it all together with the distressing. TFS

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

The papers are gorgeous Chris and love the beautiful big bow, Love the flower button you created also, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card
Wendy x

Georgia said...

The papers on this are lovely and the ribbon really finishes it off! Such a brilliant card!!
Love, Georgia xxx

Karen said...

Stunning card Chris !

Love Karen xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Beautiful card.. I really want to try more cards without images ! Need to get myself some good quotes! As for your card you are right to show off the Granola paper.. I love the colours and your sentiment looks great stamped in brown and sponged. Gorgeous card!
Judy x

Tara said...

You've done it again Chris, come up with something very different! I think the floral paper you've used is my single favourite of all in the BG 6x6 designs. I can't bear to use any more of mine, I'm still at the stroking stage, lol! I love your layout and the sentiment is so beautiful. You could use this card for so many ocassions.
Have a great weekend! xx

Rica said...

Love it, love it, love it.
The layout and colours are superb.
Will get round to getting some of your digi-prints but am trying to sort out the mess in my computer first, it only equals the mess in my house.(lol)
hugs Heather xx

Kim Piggott said...

Chris what a beautiful card!
You paper is gorgeous and love your sentiment.
That bow is magnificant!
kim x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hello teamie - yes, you have me again ! It's wonderful news isn't it ?! I love working with you and it will be an absolutely pleasure to do it twice a week !!

Your card is stunning. I now have in my possession a pad of Granola but they are still at the looking and stroke stage ! I love the sentiment you have used and that huge bow. Gorgeous.

Have a great weekend !


Jo x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the papers you've used and the big bow is just beautiful. Michele x

mueppi said...

Wow...... Chris
this card is so beautiful!
I love the papers and the big bow!
Have a nive weekend
Hugs Gisela

Mary said...

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TaraG said...

Another outstanding creation, Chris! I use to make some cards with out images before I found my Magnolias,smile! I need to try it again as I just LOVE this card! It is soooo stunning the gold bow is lush and gorgeous and the flower button is fabulous! Love it all, Chris! Super Stunning!!!

COCO said...

oh very nice card Chris !!!!
hugs coco

Margie said...

Gorgeous card! Love it! :)

Enfys said...

Gorgeous Chris, Love that huge bow (something I am really into at the moment). I am all set to take part in this week's challenge when I have a mo. Thanks for the inspiration
Enfys x

Janet said...

Another stunner!! love the beautiful bow!X

Sarita said...

Hi Chris,
I adore the Granola range from Basic Grey, it's my favourite.
I love everything about this card-beautifully elegant. And how fab is that bow?
Love Sarita xx

cats whiskers said...

What gorgeous papers these are and you have turned them into a stunning card dear
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Chris,love these Basic Grey papers,and such a stunning bow,
Take care
San x

Donna said...

Another stunner Chris and such beautiful colours on this card, the ribbon you have used is lush and I love the bow you have tied :) Donna x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Love the card, you have definately showcased the papers. Love your ribbon box it looks gorgeous.
Lyndsey xx

Steph said...

I absolutely adore this & the bow set's it off a treat! x

antheam said...

Hi Chris, I love your elegant card. I've never used the Granola range, but you may have changed my mind... Anthea xx.

mycardz said...

WOW wow wow!! Simply stunning...LOVE the bow!! :)

I left something for you on my blog! :)

card crafted said...

You made a great card for the challenge! Fingers crossed that you win!

I love that colour combination and am partial to a sentiment card with no image too. It's a winner, :D

tracie said...

Oh wow Chris I love this card - fabulous sentiment and love the gorgeous colour scheme - stunning !!
Tracie :)x

TaraG said...

Hey Chris! I have an award for you on my blog!

Sue said...

this is gorgeous chris and i love the ribbon you have used,i must try and make time to do this challenge:)


Sharon said...

This has the 'WOW' factor Chris. You bow is gorgeous, as is the whole card. Please pop over to my blog as I have something on there for you.
Sharon xx

Alison said...

Stunning card chris, very pretty indeed.

Katy said...

Fab card, love the vintage feel


fairywings said...

This card is stunning Chris. I love it.

Love to Doodle! said...

A very big WOW from me - absolutely stunning....xx

Dawn said...

Whoah! Stunning - that bow just catches your eye at once - it's so beautiful!

Danita said...

Chris, your card is just GORGEOUS!!
I love that gold ribbon!!! The papers are just beautiful!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!!

Alison said...

Chris - this is lovely! I love those papers with that luscious ribbon! Beautiful!
Peace & love
Alison xx
PS - thanks for your kind comment on my blog! :)

Kamaftut said...

this card is so beautiful!!!