Saturday, 3 October 2009

Basic Grey DT - #5 - A Sketch

We would like to welcome Ruth our new Guest Designer for the Month of October at Basic Grey Challenges, many of you may already know Ruth from A Passion for Cards as not only is she a super talented crafter but she is a super talented illustrator and a really lovely lady too. Ruth has just started to sell her own stamp designs and they really are adorable, pop on over to her blog A Passion for Cards to see her creations using her stamps and to see the full range of stamps pop on over to her A Passion for Stamps blog.

For this weeks challenge we would like you to use this sketch which has been designed by the Boss - the fabulous Martine, feel free to resize, rotate and flip the sketch to your hearts content, as long as the original sketch can be easily recognised you are good to go. But don't forget to use at least one item from BasicGrey if you want to be eligible to win the Monthly Prize And Feel free to combine this challenge with any other challenge blog that allows you to do so.

Don't forget to check out the fabulous creations by the other DT's and check on their blogs to find instruction of 'how to'.

I've mirror imaged the sketch as it suited the image better and chose to use my new Skiing Henry Mouse from WOJ. I coloured him in Copics,  the edges are inked with distress inks and I've used Kars extra fine glitter on the snow.  The snowflakes are a mixture from Cuttlebug and EK Success snowflake punch. I've been experimenting again and discovered you can stamp and heat emboss on ribbon. Ive just added one to each of the two pieces of ribbon top right and bottom left but can't wait totry something more elaborate. The snowflake stamp is Papermania as is the sentiment.

Image - Whiff of Joy - Sking Henry Mouse
Medium - Copics : Ranger distress re-inkers
Paper - Basic Grey Granola
Stamps  -  Papermania - snowflake and  sentiment

Tools - Cuttlebug Snowflake die  :  Ek Success snowflake punch  :  Heatgun  :
Embellishments  -  Pearls and ribbons from stash


debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love Henry and what gorgeous papers and snowflakes.

gina g said...

Heather this is so sweet.. love the layout and you have coloured him beautifully as always. Have a lovely weekend. luv gina xx

Ruth said...

This is just gorgeous! What a cheeky little image! t's wonderful being guest DT with all you talented ladies. I've just been scrolling through your blog and you have some amazing cards here! Ruth x

Tara said...

You know how much I love this card Heather..... A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E is the word I think!! Fabulous choice of papers and embellies and you worked the sketch beautifully!
Enjoy your Saturday matey ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, your card is just fantastic. Love the image you have used, he is sooo fun ! Love the BG papers you used, they look fantastic as a Christmas card.


Jo xxx

Christine said...

Ohhh me thinks I need this little guy.. fabby crimbo card Heather stunning colours & Henry is just so sweet.

Hugs Christine xx

Chris said...

Absolutely superb card Heather, the Henry stamps are so adorable, I'm having to sit on my hands at the moment not to buy them :D! Fabulous colouring and papers and your idea to stamp and emboss the ribbon is fantastic and I look foward to seeing what you do on the next one. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

TaraG said...

Heather, I was trying so hard to be a good girl and not spend more money on stamps! I was trying to resist ordering these sweet WOJ Henry the Mouse stamps but, oh no, you just had to go and make an absolutely adorable card and colour Henry so perfectly, that I was not able to withstand the temptation any longer!!! Now, I've broke down and ordered several of the Henry stamps! Well, Thanks a lot, Heather! Way to go,he,he,he!
Big Hugs,t

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card Heather and love the Henry stamp. Fun scene and so christmassy. Stunning colouring and the snowflakes are fabulous!!! HuGs Kim :)

Karen said...

Gorjus, gorjus, gorjus !

love Karen x

SheilaS said...

What a little cutie. I love all the snowflakes in the corner

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