8 August 2009

BasicGrey Challenges #1 - Sketch

Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start, it definitely is for me, BasicGrey Challenges are back with a whole new look blog, fortnightly combinable (is that a word?) challenges and a great sponsor on a monthly basis, Simon Says Stamp. Lots of changes and all the info can be found on the blog with fantastic inspiration from my DT friends and our lovely guest designer for August, June. Hope you can join us for the first challenge which is a gorgeous sketch designed by our very talented Tara and which I loved so much I made a layout!!! Thanks Tara, it's a really great one.

I've used June Bug papers and photographs from our holiday which I've altered in photoshop to give an art print look. The background is aqua bazzil card, I've embossed it here and there with the Morroccon screen cuttlebug folder and all the photo's and die cut letters are matted with black bazzil card. I was really excited about this layout partly because I hardly ever make them and then because I entered it for the BasicGrey website gallery and they've accepted it, big grin from ear to ear! Hope you have a lovely weekend and some sun, wherever you are. TFL. Chris x


Sharon said...

This is fab Chris. I love the altered appearance of your photo.

Sandra said...

Morning Chris....lovely layout,great photo,and a great way to remember your holiday!we won't be able to go away this year although we both could do with one,
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

Dolly said...

This is absolutely fab Chris, love it! Glad to see the BG challenge is back. :)x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This card is a fab card hun, there is a little something for you on my blog!

Emma xxx

Karen said...

Stunning LO Chris. Really gorjus.

Love Karen x

Michelle said...

this is great Chris, really unusual, colours are fantastic and I love what you have done with the photo's
brilliant!x Michelle

Riet said...

What a gorgeous layout Chris.

Hugs Riet.x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, wow what a colourful card, I absolutely love it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Donna said...

Fantast layout Chris and what a wonderful reminder of your trip to NY! Love what you have done with the photos and what fab colours and textures...brilliant! Donna x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, this is fantastic Chris. I've been waiting all week to find out how you did it !!! Love how you have altered the photo, very clever.

I'm so glad we are all back together again, feels like coming home !

Thank's for "plugging" my candy !

Have a great weekend,


Jo x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow brilliant card Chris!
Fabulous detail and great colour!
kim x

Tasha Hickert said...

I love how you did this! The photo with the printed paper--very cool. It's busy (in a good way) and just screams New York. Especially with the black behind it all.

Mel said...

Really unusual and just fab ~ Mel

TaraG said...

Chris your layout is stunning! I love what you did with the sketch and I am not surprised that your layout made it into the BG gallery...it rocks and the June Bug paper is fab!!! I love the embossing on the corners of the page that is a great touch!
Glad we are all back at...such a great team!!!

Taniaj said...

what a stunning card Chris , love what you have done with the image Tx

Larissa said...

Hi Chris!

This looks really great! I love what you did with the picture.


Rica said...

Whoo-hoo - we're back isn't it great. Gorgeous page Chris. Love what you've done with the photo - it's brilliant and you've used Tara's sketch to perfection. Not surprised the BG website gallery accepted it - they would have been fool's not to. Can't stop looking at it!!
hugs Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, Chris-what a unique way to use this sketch! The papers match your photo so well, great job! Anthea xo.

Mina said...

wow Chris this is amazing (I always seem to start with wow on your blog lol)...I love the collage effect and the image is fab
Mina xxx

Kathy said...

Another stunning creation Chris!! WOW this is really awesome!! I can't describe what I think when I see it!!!! Love your style girly!!
(Have a great day!)

Simone said...

Great card! Very individual and specific!

Sandra said...

Ooo you talented lady you!!!
So thrilled for you that you made the Basic Grey Hall of Fame...I wouldn't expect anything less. Ta Dah!
Sandra xx

stephanne said...

Fortnightly combinable, well, might not be a word, but it's got the makings of my favorite type of challenge, whatever the actual terminology might be, I like your term, it has a certain ring to it!!

Wow, this LO looks terrific, love the pictures and how you've altered them and the JuneBog papers look great!! How prompt you are, mine would be dated '07. I don't think I will ever catch up...

Thanks for coming by and visiting my entry!! Take Care,