Sep 11, 2009

Basic Grey Inspiration + Mojo Monday Sketch

It's Challenge # 3 at the Basic Grey Challenge Blog, and I've been mulling over this inspiration picture for a week now.

I was thinking that it was little too Martha Stewart-y (LOL, go figure) to work with the Basic Grey products in my stash. I've only been card-making for a year and so far, my Basic Grey stash leans toward the funky side of BG's line... I have the Obscure, Recess and June Bug paper collections + a few sheets of Wisteria. My BG wish list is HUGE! I love their papers!

It's taken a week, but I finally found a paper that worked. June Bug. I know... you're going "what?!" The June Bug line has all those funky, bright colours and patterns. This blue/green paper was the back side of the aptly named "Kaleidoscope" paper. It reminded me of the soft green of the wall, the teal on the bedspread - and although the picture doesn't quite reveal the fine details in the paper, it's also got hints of yellow such as on the pillow and on the flowers (both real and quilted) in this room.

Another inspiration taken from the photo is the wainscotting on the lower walls. I decided to use my handy-dandy ScorPal (I LOVE my ScorPal!!) and make a few paper panels of my own - to match the sketch for week #103 for Mojo Monday.

Add a Basic Grey June Bug glazed brad, a bunch of paper flowers, and a tidy little sentiment from Stampendous... and voila: two challenges in one card!

Design Paper & Glazed Brad - Basic Grey "June Bug"; Sentiment - Stampendous; Ribbon and Paper flowers - Dollar Store; Ink - Martha Stewart "Ocean"; Stickles Diamond.

Blessings Blog-friends!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!!


Leah the Orange said...

i love it, and i think the scor-pal served you VERY well for this card! very pretty!!

i, too, tend to lean more toward the funkier side of BG. Obscure, Recess, YUM! they're two of my favourite Go-To pads (i'd buy every single bloomin' 6x6 pad if i could nab 'em!). who knew June Bug would help you through this one?!

*thunderous applause*

itsabrt said...

What a clean shavin card Carolyn, stunning to say the least! Beth aka BR-T


What a great idea to make panels with your Scor-Pal! That's one I'll just have to try! I can't believe you have only been doing this a year and already you're a pro at it!

Linby said...

Great card - love that scoring as I think it really makes the "Martha" look! Didn't realise you have only been doing this a year - good going

Juls said...

just gorgeous!!love the colour combo and the gorgeous flowers! very stylish card!

Martine said...

Oh wow this is stunning, i adore the papers you have chosen for this card, June Bug is one of my favourite collections :), thanks so much for joining us with this weeks challenge over on the BasicGrey Challenges Blog :)

Martine and the BasicGrey Challenges Team

Rica said...

Oh wow Carolyn, what a fabulous card and a brilliant interpretation of the photo. Beautiful colours and so beautifully done.
Thanks for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather xx