7 February 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 21 'Lets mix it up'

Hi everyone, on BasicGrey Challenge this week we're asked to 'mix it up'.

"Mix and match from different BasicGrey collections in your creation, it can be as many collections as you wish but no less than 2, for eg

Blush + Sugared
Infuse + Wassail + Boxer"
Hope you can join in this week and pop over to the blog where there are fantastic creations from my team mates for inspiration.

I've used papers from the Granola, Boxer and Ambrosia collections, a Boxer brad and fibres for my card this week. The image is my own peacock feather sketch which is marker coloured and decorated with stickles. The layout is loosely following a previous Mojo Monday sketch but I made a distressed circle element with a brad centre from nestabilities cut circles instead of a square. The paper edges are distressed and glittered and the fibres are wound around the bottom panel and tied off at the side of the image. I added some gems, more stickles and a bit of sponging around the image to finish. TFL. Chris


Rachel Hope said...


Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is just stunning!
Your feather looks just fabulous!
Love your different papers they go so beautifully!
Gorgeous detail.
kim x

Wendy said...

Beautiful Chris
Wendy x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow Chris that is beautiful. I love the feather. Wonderful. Kim

deifen said...

In a word-astounding!!!!
LOVE everything about it-the peacock feather is beautiful!!
Dei xx

Tab said...

Chris, your card is just amazing! The papers go together so well. Love the image and coloured beautifully and the little circles are just fabby!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Chris :o)

Have a good weekend.


Kristen said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!! I love the peacock feather. That's a sketch? It looks so real! It reminds me of our visit to the zoo the other day. They have peacocks roaming free all over. They are such a beautiful bird.

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card ,fabulous image and papers ,love it ,hugs Dawnxxx

Tara said...

Chris, this is divine!! Your images are fantastic! The peacock feather is so striking, you keep coming up with such original drawings. You are one clever lady!
What more can I say? :o)

Bev said...

Oh this is simply stunning Chris - oh my goodness I love it!! That feather is amazing and the colours and papers compliment it to perfection. Totally fantastic card sweetie

hugs Bev x

Dawn said...

wwee what an amazing image!
the colours are brilliant - love it!

Margie said...

Fab card! Great colors and layout!
I tend to horde my BG paper, lol, but I think I may have to give this challenge a try ;)

cats whiskers said...

Another simply stunning artistic card dear, such wonderful rich colouring and just so elegant, love it all.
Have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

CraftyC said...

Cor, I like your card Chris, the feather really makes it!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Wonderful card...I love the rich deep blues and the feather looks amazing. The textures on the card look wonderful. Hope you are having a nice weekend,
Judy xx

Sandra said...

Great card for a difficult challenge. Just adore your peacock feather. all that 'sparkle is just so.... me!'
Sandra xx

Clair and Sharni said...

This is gorgeous Chris - so unique! xxx

Katy said...

Fab card :)


Donna said...

Oh wow chris, this is so beautiful and I love the way you have interpreted the peacock colours, absolutely brilliant :) Donna x

Jilli said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the peacock feather it looks amazing! Beautiful colours and colouring. Jillix

Rica said...

Beautiful combination of papers and colours Chris and that peacock feather is 'heavenly'.
hugs Heather xx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Absolutely stunning Chris and what an amazing drawing of the Peacock feather. I love it.


Jo x

TaraG said...

Chris, your card this week is so super stunning! I love your image that you designed the feather is gorgeous and the colouring well divine! The papers are fab together, I love the Stickles on the distressed edges and the fibers are a brilliant touch...they really give a beautifully feathery look to the card!

Annchen said...

Chris, this is fantastic! Love the colours and this stamp is great to it

Love to Doodle! said...

Extremely stunning! Love your choice of papers and your circle element looks fab! Wonderful distressing and a super delish image....xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the feather!
Helen x

tracy said...

Fantastic cards Chris as always love your new digital images.
I have left you an award over on my blog, thanks for all the tips and help you've given me.
Tracy x

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer! This is stunning! A beautiful creation indeed!
I was blog hopping and saw this, off to checkout the rest of your blog!
Blessings, Maria

Michele said...

Great to catch up on your blog Chris, your cards are just lovely.


Danita said...

Hello Chris, I hope your week is going well!!! Your card this week is stunning!!! I love that image!! Awesome job on that image, you've made it look so REAL!!! Beautiful papers to compliment the image too!!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration this week!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!!! If I recall correctly, the peacock feather represents beauty and knowledge; so, this is the perfect image for a birthday card...for beauty lies within all of us, and we gain knowledge with each passing year. Such an exquisite card...the beautiful papers, the fabulous design, and the striking colors...not to mention your immaculate coloring skills. What a true beauty!!! I adore it:o)


Phree said...

Stunning work, love the colours in the papers and that peacock feather