Saturday, 9 May 2009

Basic Grey #34 Anthea's sketch

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For this weeks challenge, our fabulous Design Team Member Anthea has created this fabulous sketch for you to play with :), feel free to twist, flip and stretch the sketch in any way you would like, as long as the sketch can be easily recognised you are good to go :), But remember the golden rule, there must be at least one item from Basic Grey used on your creations.

I used the Periphery papers this week. I followed the sketch but squashed it up slightly to fit a square card and in place of the circle I sat Alf on a bed of leaves. Alf is coloured with Copics and the leaves cut with the Leone Em branch punch. The sentiment is by Personal Impressions. Overall I like this card but I do think I should have left a small white border around Alf when I cut him out - he disappears into the background too much. I might re-stamp him (cut around the edge), lift him of the card and place him on the new restamped image.

DP - Basic Grey Periphery : Magnolia image Alf : Copic's : Leone Em branch punch : Personal Impressions sentiment : Rest from stash


Moni said...

waw heather this is so stunning card, love the look and the layout is so great! Fab image and love the colouring! have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, moni

Tara said...

Love it Heather - Alf looks fabulous perched on those leaves like that! The colours and papers are gorgeous too, subtle and muted to perfection. I think you have a little thing for these jingle jangle people at the minute, lol!
Have a great weekend ;o) xx

Lora said...

Love those papers. I am in love with Basic Grey papers lol. Only problem is my local craft shop splits all the pads up and only sells them in single 12x12 sheets. They don't do the smaller sizes either so it gets expensive buying them like that. I think I will have a look online for some pads though :)
I have something on my blog for you :)
Hugs Lora xx

June Houck said...

He is adorable! I love your color scheme too :)

I nominated you for a blog award.


Tasha said...

Heather what a beautful card. I love the way you have Alf sitting on those branches and the papers you have worked with wre gorgeous
love tasha xx

nessy said...

very special card ~gosh so many layers ~gorgeous papers!! love it all
vanessa xx

joey said...

Hiya Heather, gorgeous card, I love these stamps! your colouring is awesome. Joey.x

ps: thankyou so much for my mail :O) xxxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Heather,l love the image and colours.
So beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Hanna said...

WOW, what a beautiful card!
It's absolutely gorgeous! :o)
Have a nice day!
Hugs from Hanna

Karen said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ! really love those colours and that image.

Love Karen xxx

SemSee said...

WOW! Your colouring is breathtaking, Heather! A truly beautiful card. Hugs, Sem x

SheilaS said...

A stunning card Rica, you continue to inspire me

Sue said...

Hi Heather
as ever as gorgeous card hun, he looks brill, fabby colouring, great papers & layout.
Look forward to the new challenege blog when its done, sue,x

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Heather! Love how you made him sit on the leaves! So cute!


Ps have you received my email about the images?

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Love the cute image and the beautiful colouring. Hugs Michele x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous Heather. I love Alfie and your colouring is perfect. Love the BG papers you have used too. Fantastic take on Anthea's sketch.


Jo x

Joy said...

Alf looks adorable sitting on those leaves and I love the BG Periphery papers xx

Bev said...

So gorgeous sweetie, love those papers and the dusky colours x

Chris said...

Fabulous Heather! Alf is so cute and I love how you did your shading, perfection. He looks perfect on the bed of leaves and I don't feel that he disappears at all, everything is so gorgeous. Hugs, Chris xxx

Kim Piggott said...

oh Heather this is just so sweet!
Love your beautifully coloured image and such gorgeous paper and detail!
kim x

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