6 February 2010

BasicGrey Challenges 13 - Sketch

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Basicgrey challenges sketch 4 challenge 13
Hi everyone and wishing you all a happy weekend. Another BasicGrey challenge starts today, I don’t know where the weeks are going! This time we have a great sketch designed by our lovely Martine and it’s one that I’ll be keeping in my stash with all her others :), thanks Martine! I realise now that I completely lost the plot with the underneath layers  :) oops! As always there’s superb inspiration from my DT friends and some gorgeous takes on the sketch (correctly done :) and images used. I hope you can join us and of course there’s also a lovely prize from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp
I’m also entering my card into these challenges: ABC challenge with a theme of ‘new’ using new stash, my focal image is from a Crafty Individuals book ‘nature’s beauty’ which has just come out and is available at the Craft Barn and I got this recently. La La Land Crafts has a heart theme and there are a few of those on my card.
I used the pretty dragonfly image from the image book and I inked around the edges with distress ink, matted on white and placed some gems cut from a prima gem swirl over the top. The card is a gatefold shape, I’ve used BG Marrakech paper, two die cut trellises on either side, die cut border and heart all of which were sponged around the edges with Walnut stain and Milled Lavender distress ink. To finish off I glittered the heart with chunky glitter, added the gem, pearl pin, lemon tulle, leaf ribbon, flowers, Melissa Frances resin corner and the little sentiment tags (Elzybells stamps). I decorated the inside too but forgot to take a photo of that :)!
I forgot to mention earlier that Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog is holding a week long blog hop this week with lots of prizes to be won, it finishes tonight at 6pm so there’s still time to do it. As ever I’m way behind with commenting……… same old story from me, apologies. TFL.

35 comments:

Pam S. said...

Gorgeous Chris! Love your beautiful card design! thanks for joining us at la-la land crafts challenge this week!
Pam Going Postal

Sue C said...

Wow Chris this is beautiful ! I love the colour scheme and the trelllis background is fabulous. Sue C x

angelwhispers said...

Oh this is so different just Love it!! Love all the background and flowers with the bling but the image takes centre stage fab!!

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!!!
Chris this is utterly stunning!
I love your wonderful design and your image is stunning!
Beautiful detail!
Soooooo scrummy!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love your image and papers.
So gorgeous colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tracy said...

This is so beautiful, I love dragonflies, and yours is stunning.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jane said...

This has to be one of the most stunning cards I've ever seen!!! It is so gorgeous I don't know where to begin. I love all of it. Oh and spookilly I'm in the middle of making something with some of that green leafy ribbon too LOL! hugs, Jane xx

Sally H said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, Chris! Wow!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i'm speechless! this is way too gorgeous! i love all the layers and that lattice. just gorgeous!

hugs :)

Elena said...

Wow! This card is stunning! Love everything about it!
Thank you so MUCH for playing with us this week at La-La Land!

creacora said...

wow a stunning card the flowers the image all perfect !!! good luck whit the challenge !!
and a nice weekend

Angie said...

Chris, This card is just lovely. It looks like a spring garden. I love all of the layering : )

Crafty Dawn said...

Oh I just love this card beautiful so much to look at here

Love Dawn xx

thanx for your visit xx

Tassutaapero said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colours and details on your card!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Chris, that image is beautiful and your card design, is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh, I love this!! Love how you created the little garden gate doors with the lattice, and these colors are so beautiful!!

Sol said...

Oh! this is so beautiful! Love this... everything.. stamp colouring and all the details... WOW! :)

Georgia said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful Chris - the image is stunning, really eye-catching and I love the distressing! The hearts and flowers look fabulous too, love it! :)
Love, Georgia xx

IsaNorris said...

wow !! this is so beautiful Chris. Just looooove this one
hugs,
isaxx

Vicky said...

What a truly beautiful creation, the trellis is lovely, I have painstakingly done that with a glitter girl board, all the cutting made my finger's burn with pain...

lovely card...
x
Vicky

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Stunning, Chris, just stunning. Love all the details and the vintage style. Love everything about it, in fact!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Chris, this is one of those creations that I want to just keep staring at, because it is so beautiful. But then, that is true of most everything your artsy hands make!

Kristine said...

oh WOWIE!! This is gorgeous!! Love all the lattice on here, and your coloring technique on your focal image is spectacular!! Great use of the ♥HEARTS♥ too!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at LaLa Land Crafts!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Chris :-) This is just absolutely gorgeous ! :-) Going back foir another look :-)

thanks for joining the ABC Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chris, I love your completely different take on the sketch. Amazing details.

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Juls said...

wow this is so incredibly stunning!! Hugs Juls

antheam said...

WOW Chris! This card is so detailed, it's one of those ones that every time you look at it you see something new. Beautiful work-I'm sure your Mum will love it!

Anthea xo

scrappyjan said...

WOW Chris this is stunning!!!!!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Fiona said...

It's fabulous!

Fiona x

Rica said...

This is stunningly beautiful Chris. I love the image, how your flowers tumble down the trellis and your details are gorgeous.
hugs Heather xx

papirdilla said...

Gorgeous! It's absolutely stunning. I really love it.

Hugs,
Hanne

TaraG said...

Oh my gosh Chris this is breathtakingly stunning,hun! I love the card design with the die cut trellis and the bottom border and the image is just so beautiful...what a great pick for paper...I really need to have a look at my Marrakech pad again...I haven't really given it a chance. Oh thank you so much for the beautiful eye candy and inspiration!
Hugs,t

Sandra said...

This card is Stunning! I love it! The colours are perfect and the whole design is so well balanced. Truly beautiful.
Hugs
S xx

Paola said...

Wow!
What a beautiful card!

Love greetings
Paola

Patti.Jo said...

Chris this is beautiful!!! Love it all from the lattice, the flower arrangement to the beautifully colored butterfly! Absolutely gorgeous!!!