Aug 9, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge - Week 1

We're heading to my sister-in-law's later... so I had some more time to play with paper and glue. What a challenging sketch posted for challenge # 1 on Basic Grey's new challenge blog!
Tough, but FUN!!

As always, the ideas for me are started with great paper... and then the ideas flow from there. One thing you can count on with Basic Grey is great paper - and great colours!

The sketch is all pretty and pink and flowery - well, I didn't go that way at all!! LOL

Todays entry is almost entirely made up of papers from BG's Obscure line, including the Design Papers, Die Cuts & Alphabet Stickers. Obscure is not really a pretty line, but it's definitely way funky - It's now disco'd, which is too bad, cuz it's fab and FUN - especially for teen cards and such... but happy for me - I got a fab deal at Peachy Cheap on it. Yay!!

I flipped the sketch and got to work.

There was no way a ribbon was going to fit on this grunge theme, so I opted for a couple of die-cut arrows. I like 'em! Same with the flower - the fun stripey cloud die cut is standing in for that.

I loved the paper so much, I decided to pop some inside the card, too. :) I'm going to save this one for my niece...

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics; Blue Card - CTMH; Design Papers - Basic Grey; Die Cuts - BG; Alpha Stickies - BG; Eyelets - from stash; Inside Sentiment - computer generated (font: Inked God - free download!!)

I absolutely adore card-making! Thanks for popping by and sharing in my fun little obsession.



Mina said...

oh wow I love this...its the colours, skull and crossbones...well everything
Mina xxx

Patti J said...

Your neice will LOVE this! I happen to LOVE this! So much fun what you did with all of the BG 'stuff'! Much better than flowers! Gosh, I may have to run and see if I have any BG papers..... Thanks for sharing - this is amazing!!!

Liz Weber said...

Oh love your use of the Obscure papers Carolyn, I found them hard to use. Fab take on the sketch. You have created such a fun colourful card!

Eulanda said...

Love your cards! I found you after you posted a comment on my blog and it's so nice to see someone in BC too!! I'm in Williams Lake! Thank for stopping by! I'm off to follow your blog. :-)

Leah the Orange said...

awesome card, Carolyn! i used Obscure, too, and it's just a YUMMY pack! your card is loads of fun!

Quirky said...

wow, girl :) You're really really talented!! :D

Rica said...

Fantastic - love your take on Tara's sketch. Great use of the papers and what an amazing 'boy' card this is with all those fab details.
Thanks so much for joining us at BG on our re-launch.
hugs Heather xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Wow, what a fabulous card. I love the details you have added and the fabby BG papers.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.

Jo x

Mel said...

Great card your niece will love it ~ Mel

Kristen said...

I like how you flipped the sketch and made it work, I love skulls! This one is too awesome. Have fun at the in laws!


Tammy Poirier (LaDiva) said...

Wicked card!!! Having only sons I find this very inspiring!!! Love your creativity, thanks for sharing!


Patti J said...

Hey there CV - go look again! I just posted a front porch view on my blog for today.... hugs!!!

natacha said...

wow beautiful card,
I love the details
hugs natacha xx

Crafty Dawn said...

I have these too I bought them last yr when we went to Cornwall so apt I thought.

I think they are great cards for teenagers love your take on the sketch

Love Dawn xx

TaraG said...

WOW!!! Very cool card, Carolyn! Love all the BG papers and elements you used on this funky card! Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges!