7 March 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 25 - Sketch


Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start and you're ready for another BasicGrey challenge which this week is a great sketch by Martine. I hope you can join in this week and as always there's some absolutely fantastic inspiration from my DT friends, they amaze me every week with their stunning creations.

I've used a cute Penny Black bear image and water coloured it with Ranger distress inks, all the edges are sponged with black soot ink as are all the BasicGrey Sultry papers in the background. The white card has been embossed with the Houndstooth Cuttlebug folder and sponged with black soot and tattered rose ink, the vertical piece is also punched with the MS doily lace punch for the scalloped element. I mounted the panel under the image on dimension tape and added some pretty sheer dotted ribbon and bows. There's a little bit of stickles on the roses for a bit of sparkle and I made the photo corners with square nesties one inside the other to make a tiny frame and then cut on the diagonal. TFL. Chris

28 comments:

jenny said...

Stunning card, beautiful colours together and I love your colouring!

Jennyx

Tasha said...

Oh wow CHris this is gorgeous thoseBG papers really compliment your colouring of the image its all so lovely
love tasha xx

tiggertastic said...

fantastic card, i love the use of the sketch and the colours you have picked are fantastic.

the card below the flower garden is amazing, the colours are so pretty

sarah x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A gorgeous card! Loving the colours, and that cute little bear!! :)

joey said...

Hiya Chris, stunning card, I love your colourwork on the image. joey.x

Monique said...

Hi Chris, what a wonderful card. Love the soft colors and the sketch and what you've done with it.

xx Monique

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Yummy papers also. Michele x

Larissa said...

Very lovely Chris! Love the colors you used and again you colored this little sweetie so beautiful! The ribbon is so cute!
Have a good weekend! I hope everything is ok.

Hugs,
Larissa

Greensleeves said...

Most beautiful card, Chris!
Just adorable!

Riet said...

woww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Chris this is just so sweet love the gorgeous colours and papers, and tat lush ribbon
Have a great day dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Sarita said...

Hi Chris,
This is just soo pretty, I love the soft colours you've used and the papers are gorgeous. Such a sweet little image too,
Love Sarita xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely adorable
Wendy x

Sue said...

beautiful card Chriss, your creations are so amazing, beautiful work, i luv ya blog, sue.x

Donna said...

This is such a wonderful card Chris and I so love the papers they are fab :) Donna x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh Chris this is such a lovely card and the image you've used is so adorable. I love this card! hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Chris this is so cute!
Your colouring is just wonderful! Love that background!
Such perfect paper and detail!
hugs
kim x

Tara said...

This is so pretty Chris and with such a great choice of delicate colours and papers. I love the embossing and how you've distressed it - brilliant! xx

Love to Doodle! said...

So, so pretty! Fabulous work Chris...love the colours/papers and awesome colouring...xx

Poppy said...

wow gorgeous.
poppy

Tab said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the colour combo and the image is too sweet for words!
Hugs Tab xxx

antheam said...

How cute is this? Love your image, Chris-and that houndstooth embossing is lovely. Beautiful work! Anthea xx

Rica said...

Falulous and great choice of papers. Love your take on Martine's sketch, it is so pretty!!
hugs Heather xx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

This is just so pretty. I love the colours you have used and that cute little PB image too.

Hugs,

Jo x

TaraG said...

Such a sweet card, Chris! I could admire your colouring all day...sheer fabulousness, smile!!! I just love it!!!! Love the embossed pieces too and the colours/papers are so yummy!
Big Hugs,t

Dawn said...

Hiya Chris
Oh you have such great creations since my last visit - I love purples and lilacs - this is just soo cute

Hope you are doing fine

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Helen said...

Awwww....this is just adorable! Love the soft colours!
Helen x

Sue from Oregon said...

Love this card and the way you did the background around the main image...Dawn loved showing it off too!