4 April 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 29 - Easter/Spring theme

Hi everyone, I hope you're weekend is off to a good start, and you're ready for another BasicGrey Challenge which this week has lovely theme of Easter/Spring. Hope you can pop over to the challenge blog and join us and you'll find some fantastic inspiration and great ideas from my lovely DT friends as always (they amaze me every single week!)

I've used my Easter Egg with Tulips digi image for this card which I printed on white card and coloured with markers for the flower section and distress inks for a muted effect on the top and bottom. I cut it out taking off the scallops that are all around the border on the image as I wanted to create an oval scalloped aperture with the egg image raised on dimension tape on the inside of the card. I created the aperture by attaching the BG sugared paper over the cream card blank and then cutting out with the largest oval scalloped nestie to make the hole. I've doodled around the edges of the paper and the card blank, added some stickles, gems and the sheet dotted ribbon to finish. Hope to see you in the challenge. TFL. Chris x

18 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Morning Chris, another beautiful card, I dont know how you do it, but this one is definately quite gorgeous, I love the colours, the tulips really stand out. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Cass said...

Beautiful card Chris.Love the pastel colours,especially the muted areas.Very effective with the cut out aperture too.
Cass xxx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Chris and such awesome colouring as always. I love the simplicity of this card as the image says it all and the ribbon finishes the card off perfectly :) Donna x

Karen said...

Gorjus card Chris. Love the colours and the image.

Love Karen xxx

Tasha Hickert said...

This card is very nice (as always). I especially love your doodled border--that looks wonderful!

Janet said...

Oh Wow love this Chris! It is so effective!X

Heike said...

Another Stunning work Chris, wonderful Design and colors. Love the Eggimage and the doodling....

Big Hugs
Heike

Have a great Weekend...

Mada said...

Oh, Chris! This card is such a beauty. I will print your photo of it and stick it on the wall in front of me - it will make each day brighter and rosier :)
I LOVE your doodling and the scalloped aperture. Wonderful!

Hugs,
Mada

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is so beautiful!
Love your wonderful egg with your fantastic image and stunning colouring!
Gorgeous paper and wonderful design!
hugs
kim x

Rica said...

Hey you!! - less of the 'Fools seldom' - 'Great minds' will do nicely thank you.
Gorgeous card, such pretty colours and fab egg.
Loved working with you digi egg, great fun - musst get round to doing some of the others soon.
hugs Heather xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous Easter egg and so beautifully coloured and made.

Have a great week,

Hugs,

Jo x

Tara said...

Your Easter egg image is perfect Chris - so pretty! I really love the border you've created too. I've tried that one many times but it NEVER comes out like yours, lol! xx

TaraG said...

Such a fabulous card, Chris! Your stunning egg images are just perfect for Easter! Love the colours, papers, and all the details!
Hope you have a great week,hun!!!
Hugs,t

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh wow, this is stunning Chris! Gorgeous color combo, I love your doodled lines, and the way you used the nestie to create depth. The colors on the flowers are awesome as is the mottled background, it just makes the whole thing pop!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous colouring Chris and I love how you have doodled round the edges, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow....so beautifully co-ordinated and the added doodling looks superb as a frame...fabulous...xx

Sharri said...

Chris, your card is beautiful! I love the egg and the coloring is gorgeous!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leavng me a comment! :o)

jenny said...

Love this card Chris, fabulous image, beautiful colouring and the
aperture looks fab x

Jennyxx