Sunday, 10 January 2010

Basic Grey Challenge Week #11

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


Kelly said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! I love the layout of it and you did great with those colours. That website is fab and love the image you chose.
Kel x

Georgina said...

LOVE love love that card! I'm so pleased you got use out of that site too - I was excited to find it! :) You have inspired me to give this challenge a go too

Martine said...

oo this is stunning, such an adorable image :), thank you so much for taking part in this weeks challenge and in regards to your question, nope there is no rule to have only square cards, its whatever shape of card you want, in fact it doesnt even have to be a card, any project at all is allowed as long as you use one item from BasicGrey of course :), Square cards are just the most popular shape i suppose, i myself mostly make square cards, its just easier too i suppose as the square card sizes are 6x6 inches in size and this is what most paper pad sizes are, especially the BasicGrey Paper Pads :), Hope this helps, and again thanks for joining in on this weeks challenge, and good luck :)



Anonymous said...

What a sweet card! I like making cards using my scraps too-another challenge, but immensely satisfying (and cheaper!)
Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,
Anthea & the BG Design Team :)

Rica said...

Hi Rosey, gorgeous card hun - love that squirrel and your fab layout.
Gosh you're being hard on yourself - no buy images and scraps for cards - that's a rule I should apply to myself sometime soon. I owe you some images - tell me what you'd like and the deed will be done. Did you get my email? I couldn't find it when I looked in my outbox.
Thanks for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather xx