25 April 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 32 - Sketch

Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start, don't know where this week has gone and I haven't managed that much blog commenting I'm afraid, hopefully will catch up very soon. On to Challenge 32 at BasicGrey which this week is a sketch challenge by me. Hope you like it and that you'll be able to join us this week. There's great inspiration from my DT friends, I love how they all interpreted the sketch in their own wonderfully unique ways and as always there's a lovely prize to be won.

I've used a cute Magnolia image which has been watercoloured with distress inks and then cut out and mounted over layers of BG Lime Ricky paper all of which has been distressed on the edges and violet Core'dinations card. I added the flowers, a MS punched strip and some dots on the pp with a sparkly gel pen. Finished off with a woodware sentiment and some doodlebug candy dots.

I thought I'd show a couple of other pictures today, they're not that great as I had to take them with the zoom on and through the kitchen window! We have a pair of Robins that have nested in our garden, the first fledgling left the nest yesterday and headed straight for the patio much to the concern of the parents. It's so cute, tiny and funny, seems to be all head and mouth and very long legs! It did a few falling over backwards somersaults when it's mother/father fed it and tried to encourage it into the shrubbery where it did eventually go. The parents have been flying about and doing their warning dances and also trying to feed the others that must be still in the nest. I'm as worried about them as the parents are as there are cats on both sides of us and one already knows where the nest is even though our dog has seen it off several times! I hope their babies survive. Sorry, another long post from me! See you tomorrow with my Colour Create card. TFL. Chris x


Wendy said...

Lovely card Chris and great photos too
Wendy x

juniejo said...

Chris, another wonderful creation, I just ADORE that sort of colouring and shading that you do with the inks !!! soooo talented !! Oh my bottom lip quivered as I saw the photo of that little baby robin ... it is so tiny .. how sad am I .. let me know how that little thing is doing !!! HUGS AND TAKE CARE .. oh and I love your new digis

Nixe07 said...

Wow Chris, what a stunning card! Love the great colours and your fantastic colouring.
Have a wonderful weekend :)
Big Hugs

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous Card Chris, fab sketch and love your coluring on Tilda!!! Those flowers and candy dots look great too! Super cute robins hope they survive, have a great weekend ♥ HuGs Kim x

megastamper said...

oh chris, your card is really lovely and sooo wonderful in colours and design.
the pictures with the birdies are so fabulous.
have a nice weekend.
hugs, bea

Donna said...

Beautiful card as always Chris, I love the colours on this card and the papers are delish. This has to be on my fav Magnolia stamps. Lovely piccies of your little robin family, hope they all fly the nest OK :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Chris, love the distressed papers and beautifully coloured Tilda.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Thank you for such an amazing sketch, I loved playing along with this one and will keep it in my favourties to use again. I adore your card and the new papers you have used. Mine arrived this morning and it will take a few days for me to be able to use them ! Tilda looks gorgeous and your colouring is stunning as always.

How wonderful to watch those Robins ! I would be gazing out of the window all day if it were me - how lucky you are.

Have a great weekend and see ya tomorra !


Jo x

Anonymous said...

Stunning card chris, hope you are well? Have a fab weekend.

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just stunning love the colours, image and the lush papers, and thanks for sharing the robin pictures so cute dear
Hugs Jacqui

Kim Piggott said...

Chris what a beautiful card!
Love your stunningly coloured image and such beautiful paper and detail!
Oh those poor parents and babies hope they are all ok.
kim x

Nannieflash said...

What a beautiful card Chris love the colour youve chosen, but I absolutely love the baby Robin, what a good little parent the other is. Love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Martine said...

oh wow chris you card is stunning, i love your colouring as always, you always do it perfectly, and how cute is that little robin awwwwwwww,thanks for sharing the piccys :)



Larissa said...

Lovely card Chris! Nice sketch and you coloured Tilda so very lovely!

I really like the pictures! So very cute. I have some blackbirds in the garden and they are always watching if I see them and they want me to feed them. :)So cute!

Have a good sunday!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

True `Beauty` Chris...Those birds are sooo `tweet` TFS
Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)♥

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous card Chris so adorable.

Thank you for sharing the photo's of the robbin's, what a sweet little bundle of feathers the little one is. We've seen quite a few ducklings now taking to the lake at the back of us with their mum's so sweet, but sadly so dangerous as there are Pike in the lake and not many make it.

Joanne x

Ali said...

Lovely sketch! Can't wait to tryit! TYFS! ~ Ali

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Terrific coloring on your Tilda. This is a terrific sketch. May have to fit it in somehow. Especially since it is yours. Love the pictures of your robins. I hope they stay safe. I am a huge bird lover. TFS

TaraG said...

Thanks so much for the fabby sketch this week, Chris! I loved it and will definitely use it again! Your card is soooo stunning love the colours and this image of Tilda...any oldie but a goodie...love her! Can't wait to get some new BG papers just a titch jealous that you have yours,smile!!!! Gorgeous papers, colour and flowers!!! Hope you have a great weekend, hun...oh the wee chick is tooo cute..look at those long legs...gosh...hope he/she survives the neighborhood cats,smile!!!
Big Hugs,t

Rica said...

Fabulous card Chris - thanks for a great sketch. Love the colours and those Wisteria papers and what a gorgeous Tilda.
hugs Heather xx

Tara said...

Awwwww, bless the little baby robin! I hope he survives!! We have had blue tits nesting in the birdbox again and I really hope their babies survive this year as I'm sure the cats got to them last time..... sad isn't it?
Your card is stunning and I really enjoyed working with your sketch. Love the pretty colours you've used......mmmmm, that paper is so scrummy! xx

Tab said...

Oh dear I don;t know how I missed this post LOL! Stunning creation Chris, love your colouring of Tilda, totally fab. Your sketch is fab too!

Awww and look at Mr Robin and that adorable chick, so sweet!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cass said...

Really pretty card Chris.Love the colours and the BG papers.Perfectly coloured image too.
The little robin is so cute.I can see what you mean about it being all legs.
Cass xxx

Fairywings said...

Great card Chris. All my favourite colours and perfectly made.
I must admit I was naughty and spent more time looking at the cute pics.of the Robins.

Tasha said...

Beautiful card - love the flowers and colours
love tasha xx

Dawn said...

Look at that wee furry fluffster - sooo cute - the parents must be worried to death about their babies... Bad Moggies!!!
Hope your dog does it's cat chasing job anyway!!!