3 April 2010

BasicGrey Challenges 17 - Sketch

 Hi everyone and I hope you're enjoying the Easter break. We're on challenge 17 at BasicGrey Challenges and this week there's a great sketch to follow by our lovely Martine. The girls have come up with some superb cards for inspiration, and there's a great prize from Simon Says Stamp. 

I slightly changed the proportions of the sketch to make my oblong card and used the pretty papers from the BG Kimono collection which are my current favourite. The sweet image is by Lili of the Valley and it's water coloured with distress inks, stickled and decorated a bit with a pearl pen at the bottom for flowers. I punched some flowers from glitter card and gave them pearl centres. I also used a Woodware punch for the sentiment strip and some silk ribbon.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Stampin for the weekend - Ribbons and bows.
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything goes
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments, enjoy your Saturday.


Juls said...

so gorgeous!! Love the colours, the scallops and the touches of glitter!! stunning card!! Hugs Juls

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this takes my breath away!
I am o in love with your incredible colouring skills and your paper and design is so very wonderful!
Love that ribbon genius!
kim x

angelwhispers said...

Wow you colouring is just so awesome!!! Love it!!! The papers are lovely and love the image xxx Have a lovely Easter xx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Chris,
I now need this stamp it is so sweet, i also now need you to colour it for me too pretty please lol !!!
stunning card and fab grass!!
i love popping over to your blog.
thank you for taking time to leave me such lovely comments
have a super easter
Suzie qx

Marja Sch said...

Wow such a gorgeous card Chris. I love the DP and the colours. Hugs Marja

Fiona said...

Another gorgeous creation Chris. Love the distressed glittered edges and of course the superb colouring.
Happy Easter.

Fiona x

Kristin said...

If you had a colouring-lesson, I'd jump on a plane to join! You're amazing! I have the same stamp at home, but I've never ever managed to get it look anywhere near yours! You have an awesome technique!

Georgia said...

I totally agree with Kim, Chris, your colouring is fantastic! I love those beautiful papers and the ribbon and your distressing is fabulous, such a gorgeous card! :) Love, Georgia xx

Anne said...

Dear Lord, you bring so much life to your images Chris!! Absolutely amazing! XX

mckinkle said...

Lovely card Chris, super little image with your amazing colouring! Super colours youve chosen.

Keryn x

Donna said...

A really beautiful card Chris, perfect colouring and such pretty papers...love the matching green ribbon...very pretty indeed...hope you are having a wonderful weekend :) Donna x

Angie said...

Hi Chris,

I don't know what else to say other than STUNNING! Your coloring takes my breath away. You make the images look so real. I just love your work.


Beth Norman said...

You are such an artist. Beautifully done.

Joan said...

What an absolutely gorgeous work of art. Wonderful card.

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning card. Just love how you coloured the image! Happy Easter. ANesha

Saskia said...

Oooooh... gorgeous work, so sweet!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge!

Saskia :)

Jane said...

This is Gorgeous! What an adorable image and I just love the way you colour your images!

Easter Hugs

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh how I wish I had your talent - your coloring is pure art my friend. this is so sweet, and I just love the colors. big hugs!

Michelle said...

Wonderful card Chris, I sooo love the way you colour. so skilled.
x Michelle

Sharon said...

Wow Chris, you've outdone yourself with this card. Your colouring is fabulous and you've brought this gorgeous image to life.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, your card is gorgeous and so pretty, love the colouring and the card design. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jane said...

Hi Chris

Do you mind me asking what ink you use for stamping your images?
I have had my first go today at painting with my new Distress inks!

Easter Hugs

Mina said...

wow Chris this is stunning, colouring is amazing as always and that velvet ribbon is so lush and rich...perfect
Mina xxx

Sandra said...

Hiya Mrs.D.
Gorgeous gorgeous card and WOW your blog looks amazing!!
Hope you are enjoying your Easter Weekend and your Demo day at the Craft Barn went well.
the other Mrs.D. xx

Rose said...

oh this is precious!!! So glad you joined us on crafty creations this week

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous Chris wow the colouring and details are so pretty!!! HuGs Kim :)

Rica said...

Hi Chris - I'm back at last!! So great to meet up and the NEC - what a fabulous day and meeting up with friends is the icing on the cake.
Here's to the next time !!!!!
Love your card and those beautiful Kioshi papers, gorgeous LOTV image, so beautifully coloured (naturally) and delectable ribbon.
hugs Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris! fabulous card-it's one of those that you see something new each time you look at it. Great picture, and I love the distressing and glitter!

Anthea xo.

Di said...

Oh Chris this is stunning !!!! i love this image but you have made it your own with your fabulous colouring Beautiful card!!
Thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxx

Merry said...

Oh I just love this. The image is adorable and your colouring and layout is beautiful.

Crissy Armstrong said...

I was at Basic Grey's blog today and as soon as I saw this card, I knew it was yours, without having seen the name! I just love your painting of the image Chris, it just leaps off the screen at me! Gorgeous!!

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful, stunning, lacking words here. The image is adorable too.
Got a question... BG collection... Kimono ??? or Kioshi?? LOL
isa xx