19 September 2009

BasicGrey Challenges 4 - Embossing


Hi everyone, hope you're off to a good start with the weekend, we have a bit of sun here so I'm happy! A card today for BasicGrey Challenges where this time it's the lucky draw challenge and the theme picked is embossing which can be dry or heat embossing or both and the project must contain at least one BG product. I've chosen dry embossing for my card and I've embossed the BG Boxer background paper with a CB Argyle folder, I also embossed a panel of the Kraft card. The image is a Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie water coloured with distress inks and I've added some stickles here and there and sponged the edges of the image with peeled paint distress ink. The BG paper is edged distressed with scissors and I've added some doodling with a white gel pen. It's all finished off with a pretty flower that I got from the Craft Barn, gems, punched leaves and a rust coloured satin bow. I hope you can join us this time and there's some wonderful inspiration from my DT friends to start it off. Enjoy your Saturday, Chris x

50 comments:

Tara said...

Do you know Chris, I don't think I've touched my BG Boxer papers..... I find them so hard to work with for some reason but you might just have given me the inspiration that I need! Your card is just perfect and the bow looks amazing! As you know I so admire your colouring and you haven't let us down with this beauty, I love how you've shadowed her!
Have a fabby weekend, hugs Tara xx

simplyfairies said...

Ultra Stunning Chris!!

Jenni said...

Just love this Chris, you've coloured miss Gorjuss so well and I love the background - in fact I love all of it!
Jenni x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow Chris, this is gorgeous and I love the Boxer papers. Nice to see you don't have to use them on just male cards either ! Gorgeous image which has been coloured beautifully as always.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is absolutely beautiful! that green is stunning; your coloring it out of this world and the whole put together is to die for!

hugs,

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chirs, shes gorgeous, youve created a gorgeous card with her and the papers and coloruing are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chirs, shes gorgeous, youve created a gorgeous card with her and the papers and coloruing are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Jenny said...

Beautiful card. The colouring is stunning, so vibrant.
Jenny

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chirs, shes gorgeous, youve created a gorgeous card with her and the papers and coloruing are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyx

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Love the card Chris, the colours of the image match the papers so beautifully xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Ahhhh...so that's how you do it...!
Delightfully stunning and truly beautiful...xx

scrappyjacky said...

This is gorgeous,Chris...just love your colouring of the image.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Chris

my goodness this is amazing hun you have such a unique colouring teqnique its wonderful

thanks for the inspiration!


Emma xxx

Donna said...

Hi Chris, incredibly elegant card and such beautiful colouring, I always get drawn to your ribbons and this is one is so lush lol! :) Donna x

Chrissie said...

This is simply superb, I would love to have lessons in colouring from you!

Fiona said...

What a lovely card Chris. Love the backing paper and the colours you've used. As usual the colouring is brilliant. Have a nice weekend.
Fiona x

Fiona said...

What a lovely card Chris. Love the backing paper and the colours you've used. As usual the colouring is brilliant. Have a nice weekend.
Fiona x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!!!
Chris this is so very stunning!
Beautiful creation!
hugs
kim x

Sarita said...

Fantastic chris, I love this colour combo. Thank you for your reply re the photos, do let me know about your infinity board, I've never heard of this and would love to know how you get on,
Love Sarita xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I was just noseying at loads of challenge sites when I saw this card and I just HAD to stop and say WOW! Yup ... that's it WOW :0)

Sandra said...

Brilliant card Sweetie. Love the embossing on the Kraft card.... reminds me of a warm snuggly jumper for some reason. Hope you are enjoying the weekend... wasn't it a beautiful day today!
Hugs
Sandra x

Minxy said...

OMG your colouring of the gorjuss girl is just stunning... what a beautiful card :)
hugs Minxy x

STAMPMOM9 said...

WOW!! Chris AMAZING!!! Always!! Love your cards!! You are sooo very talented!! Wanted to make sure you got a chance at the blog candy. wanted to invite you over for some blog candy....
http://creationsbydawn.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Dawn :)

Karen said...

STUNNING ! Really beautful.

Love Karen x

Rach said...

gorgeous Chris, i could sit and look at you colouring for an age.. so much depth. Hugs Rachxx

Larissa said...

Fab card Chris! Love how you coloured the image!

Hugs,
Larissa

June Houck said...

That Boxer paper looks AMAZING! It caught my eye immediately. Your Gorjuss girl is gorgeous, of course :) Another beautiful Chris card.

Kathie said...

Hi Chris,
Just love your card, especially the colour of it just lovely.
Take care
Kathie

CraftyC said...

Another stunning card Chris, I just love how you colour your images
Clairexx

Marimer said...

Es una maravilla, contemplar tus stamps coloreados con ese estilo tan propio es todo un lujo, me encanta, porque es singular. Saludos.

sylvia said...

hi wow what a great card and those colours.... so beautiful
love it
hugs syl

Juls said...

this is just so stunning!! Love how you have coloured the image!!

Linda said...

Love your colouring teqnique. Beautiful.

Julie said...

FAbulous card and so nice to see this little image coloured in such a unique way!! Your card is Gorgeous!

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Chris with stunning colouring.... fabulous.

Liza x

Martine said...

oooo this is lovely hunni, i luuuurve the papers you have chosen and as always your colouring is out of this world :), oh yes and i have edited my post and added a link to the place i got my scrapbook cart :) :)

xx

Martine

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris I love your work, awesome!!!

Georgia said...

Hi CHris,
This is absolutely beautiful! Love the way you've coloured the Gorjuss Girl and the bow looks fabulous! I really like this paper too! :)
Love, Georgia xx

mueppi said...

Your card is wonderful again, Chris!!
I love the coclours and all details!
Have a great monday!
Hugs Gisela

Kim Dellow said...

Oh so beautiful Chris, Love your colouring as always :) Can't wait to meet you in real life - so to speak! Tee Hee...Not long now....Kimx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the image you've used and your amazing colouring. Hugs Michele x

Shelly said...

Hi! This is the first time I'be visited, and I have to tell you what a lovely blog you have. I absolutely LOVE the way you've coloured this little gorjuss girl, WOW, and the shadowing on her is so different! She looks just fab in her green hat and coat and that little fox to keep her company! Fabulous card!
Hugs Shelly xx

Sharon said...

Hi Chris, this is beautiful. Fabulous colouring and your big bow is gorgeous. I got to the Craft Barn on Sunday - no demos but it I was able to browse in a very quiet peaceful shop!

Taniaj said...

wonderful card Chris, love the colours hope you're keeping well Tx

Mina said...

totally incredible...im not going to say it...oh go on then...WOW your colouring is just as amazing as always...beautiful
Mina xxx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, the image is so beautifully coloured. Anesha

stephanne said...

This card is completely drool-worthy, I just lveo the rich saturation of green, don't think I can resist those Gorjuss girls much longer, not after seeing works like this!!That big, lush bow is the perfect compliment, just the right touch, and I love the background for the image, how neat!! Yep, love this!!!

I am glad you've seen my little mini cancans, I agree with what you've said and my story is the same, started with HM, followed very closely by PB, and then, well, the adventure has taken me all over the place since then. I wouldn't give away MY stamps, these puppies are extras that I bought for candy giveaways :) And Uplifting Occasion is just about the best stamp ever, I agree!! Sorry about the short story on your blog. Good luck with the cancan and have a fab day!!
Stephanne

Julie said...

This is just gorgeous Chris, your colouring is stunning and I love way the BG paper looks with the embossing.

Rica said...

This is one amazing card Chris. Your image is perfection and the colour scheme delicious...that bow is spectacular.
hugs Heather xx

jacksjunk said...

This is lovely - and such gorgeous water colouring