Saturday, 6 September 2008

Basic Grey Challenge

Hi All.

How exciting, my first Guest Designer spot ever, AND it's on the brand new blog, BASIC GREY CHALLENGES.

WOW, How lucky am I?
You can find out all about it and see the rest of the teams work by clicking the link above, or the Basic Grey logo on the side bar.
So....The theme for the first week is buttons. Now they don't have to be Basic Grey buttons, BUT YOU MUST INCLUDE A BASIC GREY ELEMENT somewhere on your creation, it could be papers, fibres, stickers, rub ons, buttons, brads or any other Basic Grey product, and you must say what your Basic Grey element is. Other than that, pretty much anything goes.
I chose to make two cards using Basic Grey papers this week:

For the first card I have used papers from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection. The soft muted pastels are so beautiful. I thought they would go well with a girly Sarah Kay image, and scalloped ovals. I used twinkling H2o's to colour the image. the shimmering colours were just so perfectly matched to the 'Delirium' paper. The image was backed with a scalloped oval cut from 'Arcadia'

I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Floral Fantasy to emboss a strip of pearlised white card, which I then lightly dabbed over colour using Dauber Duos, Hyacinth and Lilac, beautiful soft colours again so well matched, which also helped to bring out the embossing. this again was backed by a strip of 'Arcadia'

I finished the whole thing off with this weeks obligatory buttons, which incidently are not Basic Grey, but Rhonna Farrer 'Fench Twist'. Although Basic Grey buttons to match the Euphoria Collection are available.

My second card uses the Basic Grey Sultry Collection and the papers used were taken from a 6"x6" pad

The background is Sultry 'Friar', a lovely distressed chocolatey brown with a hint of pink showing through. I chose to contrast this with Sultry 'Elite' a striking pink and brown geometric paper. I folded the corners in to the centre point, and then back again to give me a lovely apeture. The corner points were lined with Sultry 'Fashionable'.

The Magnolia image was coloured again using H2o's and Zig Art Pens, and placed inside the centre apeture. I threaded thin pink ribbon from John Lewis under the corner points, and tied it off in a bow at one corner. Then the corner points were stuck down in place to secure the ribbon. Lastly the buttons were added to finish it off.

So there we have it. Two very different looks from the gorgeous papers produced by Basic Grey. I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Have Fun.



Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow, Debbie! Just flawless cards! Great job! :o)

Thanks again for your company yesterday. I hope you weren't in trouble with your family for being late home!! :o/

Did you notice I avoided the Euphoria range? I thought that might be what you would be using, and I didn't want to step on your toes.

Such a talented lady. I'm looking forward to your next post! :o)

Chris xx

P.S. Still got the courtesy car.. They want to hang on to mine for a bit longer... just for observation! ;o)

Lynsey said...

Wow Debbie
These cards are great! I'm so pleased for you to be part of the Basic Grey Guest DT. I will have to check out the blog.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Lynsey said...

Back again! Just to let you know I've left an award for you on my blog.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Desire Fourie said...

These cards are gorgeous. Congratulations being a DT member for Basic Grey. Well done. Warm regards

Scrapmumur said...

This is great card! Debbie!
I love it!
Wonderful colours and great idea!!
J'adore vos créations.
Bises, Mumur

Hazel said...

Great cards - love the papers. So pleased to see the new BG challenge blog - love it already - I've put a blinkie as a link from my blog. Love the card you did for your daughter's birthday.

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