28 March 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 28 - Sketch

Hi everyone, Saturday and time for another BasicGrey Challenge. This week we have a great sketch to follow designed by my lovely Design Team friend Heather, thanks Heather, I loved working with your sketch, it's one for the archive! Feel free to rotate, resize and flip the sketch or even all three if you want to :), you can also add any more embellishments etc that you would like to, but remember to use at least one item from basicgrey somewhere on your creation, and most of all have fun :) Gorgeous creations abound from the rest of my design team friends too so I hope you can pop over to have a look and join in with the challenge this week.

I decided to resize the sketch and have gone for a square card using a black papermania scalloped card blank. Granola papers in three of the designs are used for the shaped elements of the sketch. The image is my design 'Country Church' for Kadoodle Stamps available from the Craft Barn and is watercoloured with Distress Inks and there's a little bit of Star Dust Stickles for a few highlights here and there. I added the sentiment, 'dad', cut from black funky foam with a GoKreate die from the Milan alphabet also from The Craft Barn and I doodled white dots on top. To decorate I've used some checked ribbon, a BasicGrey button, some doodling with a white gel pen and I also distressed most of the paper edges. The scalloped part of the sketch is done with scalloped scissors but I cut in a wavy line instead of straight across the paper. The image panel is mounted on dimension tape. Hope you're off to a good start with the weekend and manage to get some craft time today. See you tomorrow. Chris x


jacque4u2c said...

Totally gorgeous! This is truly a work of art! Just stunning!

Anonymous said...

`Stunningly` beautiful Chris..
A pure work of Art!!!
Have a lovely weekend:)♥

Dawn said...

Chris this is beautiful. All that distressing is incredible. I really like the colors you chose. TFS

Riet said...

ohh wowww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the image and papers.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

This is stunning Chris, just gorgeous. Hope you are well. Hugs, Lainy xxx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Chris
Wendy x

Anesha said...

Wow, what a stunning card, I love your colouring of your image. have a great day.

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Oh wow Chris, I'm blown away with your card, it is stunning ! Your colouring is fantastic. Such a talented artist.

Have a great weekend and see you tomorrow.


Jo x

Tab said...

Oh Chris, fabulous card! Love the beautiful scene, its just stunning! Your colouring is exquisite as always, and I'm lovin these scalloped edged cards I keep seeing, the black you have used really sets the scene off beautifully!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

cats whiskers said...

Stunning, stunning card dear everything about it is just awesome
Hugs Jacqui x


Another gorgeous make Chris. I love this sketch too. You have been busy since my last visit with so many lovely cards. I hope you are having a good weekend, its raining here and really miserable. Hopefully you will be enjoying better weather than us, enjoy your weekend, hugs Linda x

Cass said...

Fabby male card Chris.Love your image and the papers are gorgeous.I so hate making male cards.
Cass xxx

Sandra said...

Lovely card Chris! Those papers are perfect for your beautiful country scene and you colouring is flawless, as always!!
Thanks for the fabby outing/adventure today....'please sir..can I have some more....CAKE!!'
Sandra xx

Sharon said...

Wow, this is really striking Chris, I love it!

Donna said...

Oh Christine, this card is beautiful and the landscape is coloured perfectly, it looks real. The black card base is perfect and shows of yor papers really well. Love the doodles and the ribbon and button finish this card off beautifully :) Donna x

Karen said...

Wow, Chris, this is gorgeous - simply stunning. Your colouring is just so perfect.

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is stunning!
Your colouring is just so beautiful! Love your gorgeous paper and your design and shape just brilliant!
kim x

Kim said...

Chris this is amazing hun! WOW I am in awe! What a beautiful scene you have created! Gorgeous work!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Hugs~ Kim

Tara said...

Amazing! You've really inspired me to have a go at making a scene card like this, it's so clever. The papers are such a great choice because they are lovely but they don't steal the show against the wonderful scenery image. You always inspire me missus, thanks! xx

Pascale said...

Stunning card Chris will bear image in mind for my wish list hugs Pascale :)

TaraG said...

Oh Chris I just love this card! Such an absolutely stunning image and fabulous colouring...just love it! And I love the papers, colours and your gorgeous take on Heathers sketch!!!
Hope you have a relaxing Sunday!

Larissa said...

Hi Chris
Nice card! What a lovely scene and you coloured it as always perfect! Love the ribbon you used!


debby4000 said...

Beautiful scenic image and what a fab card to use it on.

Rica said...

Fabulous card Chris. Love your interpretation of the sketch and how you've created a 'frame' for that gorgeous image. Fab colours and papers.
hugs Heather xx

Danita said...

Grogeous card Chris!!! I love that scalloped card you used, what an awesome backdrop for you great focal point!!! Your coloring is just Fabulous!!! Awesome inpsiration for us!!!