9 May 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 34

Hi everyone, Saturday again already and time for the BasicGrey Challenge. This week there's a wonderful sketch to follow by our lovely Anthea which can be flipped, stretched etc., as long as the sketch is still visible and at least one BasicGrey product must be used. Fantastic inspiration on the blog, the girls have done wonders with this sketch, all so different and inspiring, we all loved it and I enjoyed making a long card for a change. Hope you can join us this week.
I finally got to use this lovely SN stamp that I've had for a while and I've coloured her with distress inks and sponged and painted the background then added some Stickles. The patterned background paper I've made by stamping BasicGrey Pom Bitsy stamps in various colours of distress inks all over the white paper and then sponging with Antique Linen over the top, unfortunately not too much of it is showing due to the humungous ribbon and bow! The other layers are BG Wisteria and some vellum. See you tomorrow with CC card and enjoy your Saturday. Chris x


CraftyC said...

Stunning card Chris, love the background you have made and a great sketch to work with. Have a lovely weekend

June Houck said...

This is so cool...and different from your usual style. I was blown away by the DT cards using Anthea's sketch this week. They all turned out so different, but they are all stunning. I loved that :)

strawberry fields said...

Chris this is so unusual.....really lovely and very original. Love it. Hope you're well
fiona x

simplyfairies said...

Wow what a stunner, and that gorgoeus colouring is to die for!!

Dolly said...

Love it, love it, the colours go so well with the SN image - wish I could do colouring! :) x

megastamper said...

oh wow chris, that looks so fantastic and amazing, the big bow and the colours - really great!!!
have a nice weekend,
hugs, bea

Tara said...

This is fantastic Chris...... as usual! I love the colours and the way you've outlined the image is amazing. I sit thinking, 'shall I have a go at what Chris does?' when colouring my image, then the thought scares me, lol! I think my attempt would look like a Jackson Pollock painting in comparison!!
Have a lovely weekend ;o)

BTW, G got a merit in that history project ;o) xx

Sandra said...

Morning Sweetie,
This card is glorious! I can imaging you covered in ink... what a fab way to play. The colours on this card are great! Love the graduation on the sentiment.
I wanna wear that lush ribbon bow in m'hair ;o)
Hope you are having a great day.
Sandra xx

Steph said...

Oh wow, Chris, this is gorgeous!!! I love the sumptuous colours and the ribbon looks amazing!

cats whiskers said...

Wow wow wow and wow again sweetie, this is just AWESOME I love everything about this wonderful card, you knock me out everytime I visit your wonderful blog
Hugs Jacqui x

June Houck said...

I nominated you for a blog award :)

Sending you a hug,

Jane Wetzel said...

I am flipping out over here at how much I LOVE this card...Where can I get this stamp?? LOVE YOUR BLOG
jakewetzma@aol.com thanks! :)

LuLu said...

This is card is stunning. Adore how you have coloured your image - absolutely fab.

Have a great weekend,


Nannieflash said...

Stunning image Chris, I love what youve done with her, its really gorgeous. WEll done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Beth Norman said...

Stunning card. You know I love your background :>

That big purple bow is darling.

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Donna said...

Amazing card Chris and such beautiful ribbon too, it has to be the lushest ribbon I have ever seen lol! :) Donna x

strawberry fields said...

Thank for your lovely comment on my blog Chris.
It's good to be back in action again and I'm' loving catching up with all your crafty makes
Fiona xx

Clarky J said...

This is amazing! I love everything about it :0)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fabulous card Chris. I love this image too and I love the way you have coloured it. Such a different take on Anthea's sketch and I love it. Just look at that enormous bow !!


Jo x

Jenni said...

Love this card and the way you've coloured the image, thi is my first visit to your blog but it won't be the last!
Jenni x

Sandra said...

"STUNNING"....i'm stuck for words,such an amazing card again Chris!
San x

Tab said...

oooh er mrs! I adore this one Chris! Love that gorge bow and you have coloured your image to perfection, love the layout too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Rica said...

Love it Chris. Amazing colour scheme and how brilliantly you've coloured the image. That ribbon & bow are positively delicious.
hugs Heather xx

simplyfairies said...

Soooo beautiful, the colouring I am in awe, that background is superb!

Dawn said...

There was a sharp intake of breath when I saw this beauty on the BG blog - amazing colouring, ribbon -- siiigh!!! Talented lady!!!


Allison said...

stunning card, love the big ribbon

Allison said...

stunning card, love the big ribbon