I've been waiting for Basic Grey to post their new card challenge for weeks and weeks (well that's what it felt like!) through their Christmas break. They didn't disappoint, with this photo of a very pretty room as inspiration. As usual, the only other rule is that a Basic Grey item must be used on the card.
So - subject matter? My cousin and his new wife both have birthdays coming up. I've never been to their house, but I know they keep a pair of chinchillas. I have had a soft spot for chinchillas ever since I was a teenager, when one of my best school friends asked me to look after his chinchilla, Tom, while he was on holiday. Tom was delightful, with a happy temperament and the softest fur, but not cuddly at all because he was so very, very swift and bouncy! Playtimes with Tom seemed to be spent mostly trying to catch him again, after letting him out for exercise in the lounge.
Georgina posted last week about a web-site from which you can download free images for colouring. Having started my no-buy challenge, which means no more stamps for the present, I spent the evening downloading pages of images with major potential for Copic therapy. And amongst the animals section (around half-past midnight by then, long after DH had put his head round the door to ask if I was going to be long, and I'd mumbled "mmmm" at him) I found IT. The perfect picture.
Now the colours! I had the perfect virgin sheet of paper, but my rule is only to use scraps for cards, so I had to make a LO first. Can't show you that one yet 'cos it's for the Scrap Whispers DT, so you'll have to trust me when I tell you that the LO came first! And as my cousins don't follow this blog, here it is. Yummy!
Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper
DCWV card stock (blue)
Bazzil card stock (brown)
$2 store blue ribbon, brown ribbon from stash
Dew Drop Platinum ink
Hero Arts sentiment stamp with black Versafine ink
EK Success gems
Copics of course