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