18 September 2010

BasicGrey Challenges 29 - Sketch



Hi everyone, long time no blogging for me due to work on the house so I hope you're all well and it's nice to be posting at last. We have a new challenge on BasicGrey Challenges which is a gorgeous sketch to work from by our lovely Tara G, thanks T! As always there's fantastic inspiration from my DT friends and a wonderful prize from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp so I hope you can join us. A reminder that our DT call ends tonight at 11pm GMT so if you're interested in joining us on the DT here is the post with all the information.

For my card I've flipped the sketch round and done my stamping in the square element  with a Paper Artsy stamp and distress ink, the background on the stamped piece is also distress inks smoothed on to the card with a baby wipe. For the circular element I've used a free sentiment stamp from Craft Stamper magazine stamped onto acetate. Background papers are from the BG Boxer collection, I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and lots of flowers and Martha Stewart punched leaves to decorate. Have a good Saturday.

25 comments:

Fleur said...

Oh Chris, this is beautiful I LOVE green!
that paper is awesome ~ May have to invest.
Hope you getting sorted ~ Have a lovely weekend
Hugz Fleur xXx

CraftyC said...

So very pretty Chris. Love the colours and all those flowers.
Clairexx

Fiona said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris, hope the kitchen is finished now.

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!!

Saskia :)

Suzie Q said...

Hi Chris,
stunning card x
hugs
Suzie Qx
those birdies look great x

Annchen said...

oh chris, this is perefect and so beautiful!

Pam S. said...

So pretty Chris! I've been wondering about you! lol Gorgeous flower arranging!
Pam Going Postal

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris this is gorgeous, love the way youve made it into a photo frame. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Michele said...

This is gorgeous!!!!

Donna said...

Fabulous card Chris, I love the beuatiful image and the way you have framed it with the flowers...stunning :) Donna x

Netty said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation Chris and the papers are terrific. I love your scene. x

TaraG said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris! Totally love your take on the sketch...so creative, so artistic! Totally love the image with the birds very beautiful and tranquil! Love the sentiment too and all the flowers around the image...such a phenomenal work of art!
Hugs,t

chris said...

Hi Chris I sure have missed you and very pleased your back with even more beautiful and stunning work, hope you are not doing to much, I am a big believer in deligating!!
back soon love chris xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Angela said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! Very elegant, Chris!! hugs, Angela

Julie said...

Just gorgeous Chris. Your picture is like a beautiful little painting placed right on the card. So beautiful!

Hugz,
Julie

Sandy Ang said...

This card gives me such a nice calm and serene feel !

Beth Norman said...

What a treat to come back from vacation to find such a wonderful and delightful card from you. Stunning to say the least.

Tara said...

This is simply beautiful Mrs D.... you bring your whole creation to life so effortlessly!! I have never been much for the Boxer papers and yet I find myself wanting to use them now, I love this!!
Big slapped wrists for me being such a bad friend again recently, so sorry! I'm hoping things will calm down again soon.... thanks for your message about the weight loss and I really hope to catch up with you properly at the NEC if you're going this time?
Big hugs, T xxx

Holly aka Toy said...

OH MY! That is something special, Chris! Let me just sit and stare for awhile.....

Juls said...

very elegant! and I love the floral detail! Hugs Juls

Dawn said...

Stunning! Love the frame and images

Dawn
x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Bootiful ! What a gorgeous image, so calming. I love the Boxer papers, perfect for male or female. Gorgeous take on Tara's sketch.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and for a good chinwag !

See ya later City Girl xxxx

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Just love your stamping abilities!! I really liked how you did your stamping on the square and added the circular acetate stamp!!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Your stamping is just gorgeous!!!