Saturday, 5 September 2009

Basic Grey DT - week #3

Wow, My goodness what AMAZING creations you all had to show us for the last Challenge, We really hope that you enjoyed it and by the number of you wonderful crafters who took part, we're guessing you did  and  there will be plenty more Colour Combo Challenges to come but for now we have another one for you. 
Check out the 5 lucky winner's to go into the mpnthly draw.
Now for week 3 at Basic Grey we have a photograph for you to take inspiration from.It could be anything from patterns, shapes, colours even textures, let your imagination run wild and have fun interpreting the photo.

This is my second attempt at my DT card. I'm not sure I should tell you about my first, but perhaps I should give you all a laugh. I took the colours, green, white, pale turquoise and orange/brown/lemon (floors and flowers) and replicated the photgraph - Two panels (white curtains) and had softly coloured images on them, textured the turqoise and use some patterned green at the base of the card. Great I thought, then realisation struck - I had been so 'fired' up with inspiration - rushed in (definitely where angels fear to tread) and had comletely forgotten something - guess what!!
I hadn't use one single item of Basic Grey - what sort of a DT does that make me - I ask you!!! One for the bin and let's start again.

I took this photograph outside and the blue background must be the sky's reflection - it was actually white card.
So this is my second attempt - the Basic Grey is the patterned paper from the Romany collection and called Patchouli. I guess all I have of the photograph this time is the colours although I have the two panels which could be the curtains and I also have flowers, the bear was supposed to be the lemon/orange colours but he didn't quite make it.
My Gorjuss angel is coloured with Copic markers, cut out and mounted on a nestie circle stamped and heat embossed with a BG flourish edges stamp. The flowers are cut with the EK Sucess retro flower punches and the edges of the larger ones with a Friskars border punch. The leaves are cut with the Leone Em punch as is the stamen.
Image & stamps - Leanne Ellis Gojuss girl  :  Basic Grey Flourish edges stamps set
Medium - Copic markers
Papers - cs- Bazzill, dp - Basic Grey - Romany Patchouli
Tools - Spellbinders Nestie circles :  EK Succes Retro flower punches  :  Leone Em - leaf and stamen punch  :  Friskars border punch :  heat gun
Embellishments - Ribbon, lace, pearl & small rose from stash.
I'm still awaiting another parcel to complete my candy stash, hopefully this week as I now feel like I'm  teasing you all!! The German post lady is now becoming used to being 'stalked' and leapt upon every morning then facing looks of disappointment and disgust when she hasn't brought my parcel.


Michele said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Love the image you've used and the perfect colouring also. Pretty papers and details to. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

Tara said...

Second time I've PMSL this morning - just read Jo's story and now you've done exactly the say!! What you both like, hee hee!!
Your second attempt is a real beauty and I love the papers - must say I haven't seen those before. The way you've coloured your image is first class and it's a brilliant layout!
Now come on, where's that email?
Have a great weekend, hugs Tara xx

Pia said...

beautiful card, lovely colours.have a nice week.hugs Pia

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the sweet image and what amazing work.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hehehehe isn't it amazing how we both got "Numptie of the Week" award - how can we both do exactly the same mistake ?!!! I hope you didn't put it in the bin, sounded lovely from your description.

I love the card you finally made ! Love this image. Your papers are scrummy too - never seen these ones before.


Jo xxx

Sandie said...

Fantastic card Heather!!! I just adore the Gorjuss Girls. Love the design of your card and the wonderful flowers. The lace is so pretty!!

I've made a card for the BG Challenges TWICE before and only when it was done did I realise I'd not used an BG.. so you're not alone, lol.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Larissa said...

Very gorgeous card Heather! Your coloured that image really beautiful! Love the design on your card. Really had to laugh about the story on your first attempt!
Are you enjoing life in Germany?
Big hugs,

Faerielore said...

WOW Heather such a stunning card this image is gorgeous and the colours and layout are beautiful xxx

Georgia said...

Oooh stunning card Heather! This is one of my favourite Gorjuss Girl images and I love how you've put her on a coloured background with the swirls, she looks so pretty! I really like the fab layout too! :)
Glad you're finally finding your feet after your move! I'm glad everything's gone OK!
Love, Georgia xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Heather,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

craftattack said...

Lovely card, well done!

Sarita said...

Hi Heather,
It was lovely to hear from, I know what you mean about catching up, time goes by so quickly!
What an amazing colour combination and love the image, and all put together perfectly,
Just gorgeous Heather,
Love Sarita xx

Moni said...

Hi Heather, you did fab job as always, love the colour combo and this Gorjuss girl is so cute! Great papers! Hugs,Moni

Martine said...

hehe funny how both you and jo had forgot about using BG goodies hehe, i wish i could have seen the first attempt though as it sounded lovely, but your second attempt is gorgeous, i adore those papers and the sweet image is coloured wonderfully :)



TaraG said...

Ahhh Heather I love your card, it is so soft and romantic and your colouring is just the image! I hope you didn't really toss the first card in the sounds equally as stunning as this one!

Dawn said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the flourishes around the circle!


Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Heather and such an adorable image! Your colouring is superb and I love all the details and how you interpreted the photograph. Hugs, Chris x

stephanne said...

Both of the creations are gorgeous, (the advantages of being a comment slacker, I can see newer posts...) and I think I know what happened, as this inspirational photo had me jumping at a K & Company paper pad, I am glad I stopped myself, I would have felt corny just sticking a BG button on there just so it would qualify.
Double the inspiration, that's all!!

Gail said...

love looking at your beautiful art..everything you do is so amazing..ty for sharing with everyone..
i am interested in knowing how you did the ribbon rose on your magnolia card ..sept.22..??it's so lovely..loves ya Gail

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