Saturday, December 12

Basic Grey challenges

Hello and hope you're having a wonderful Saturday... I'm a bit late posting my Basic Grey Challenge card... managed to actually get a lie in (which always has to be taken up LOL)! We have a wonderful colour challenge to inspire you...

This was a wonderfully quick card to make and might make a few more for those extra visitors over the coming holidays. As the colours are quite soft I went for a shabby chic card. The bauble I have stamped directly onto pink paper and the decorative band is in a blue it just looks a little silvery. I have gone over the band with my spica glitter pen. I have inked up the embossed card so it looks more cream coloured. The leaves are die cut from BG paper and embellished with ribbon and button. Click the images for a close up...

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: nook&pantry; sugared; eskimo kisses; Stamps: PTI: vintage ornaments; Ink: Adirondack: lights; Tim Holtz: Distress Inks; Copic: spica markers; Dies: Sizzix: leaves; Cuttlebug: embossing folder; MS: border punch; Other: Offray: ribbon; BG: button; natural thread; 3D foam;

This weeks challenge will be the last until the new year as BasicGrey Challenges will be taking a break over Christmas, so that means that you have a few extra weeks to take part :), the new challenge will be posted on the 9th of January so be sure to pop back then :)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you're enjoying all your holiday shopping today! HuGs Kim :)

30 comments:

TaraG said...

This is stunning, Kim! So soft and pretty...love the big bauble and the leaves too...well, I love it all! Just gorgeous!
Glad you had a lie in, cuz I am sure it is a busy time and I'm sure the kidos are excited for Santa! Hannah is 10 now and she has been asking me the tough questions about Santa but he sent a reply to her letter and so she has decided to still believe, smile!
Big Hugs,t

Ruth said...

This is a very pretty card,beautiful soft colours,Ruth x

the whimsical butterfly said...

GORGEOUS, Kim! I LOVE THIS!

Danni said...

How pretty!!

Mag said...

Amazing project, so soft, I really love it :)
xxx
Mag

mckinkle said...

Gorgeous card!
Keryn :D

Lisadwb said...

Stunning!! The colors are perfect!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Bit confused by Tara's comment - not believe in Santa ? He is real - isn't he ??

Such a gorgeous card, simple but so elegant and stunning.

Hope you are now all feeling better.

Take care,

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Tanya said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!

Tanya said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!

Janna said...

Truly amazing!!! Your talent is astounding. I adore the way she is so soft and feminine. Gorgeous. Really inspires me to try this. Maybe you could give us a tutorial? Hint Hint!

Smiles,
janna

Sandra MacLean said...

Kim, this is possibly my most favorite image of yours!! You've really captured the romantic look you were after here and your use of pastels is phenom!! Great job girl!

WickedPixie said...

Kim, I have never seen anything like this in stamping and I think it's gorgeous!! :-)Traci

Lynda Nielsen said...

awwww, this is just WAY too beautiful. Is that possible? It truly looks like a old fashioned picture! Fab work!
Hugs
Lynda

Kim Y. said...

So pretty, Kim! Love the sketch, romantic love!

StampOwl said...

Fabulous!

Danni said...

Love the coloring..oh so pretty!!

Jodi said...

Love this ~ she looks wonderful without the stark outline!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty and I love how soft looking this is!!! BEautiful job!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Kris said...

Oh Kim she looks so in LOVE!!! Fabulous design... i LOVe it! =D

Shaz said...

This is amazing I have not worked with pastels in a long long time. I love it!

T in Etown said...

oh my gosh stunning..wow she is so romantic looking and I can't stop looking back at it...you are talented woman..wow...

Lindsay said...

it looks hand drawn!!!

antheam said...

Kim, I absoloutely LOVE this card! Your use of colours and design is after my own heart. The embossing, leaves and punching are fantastic, not to mention the lovely ornament! This is just beautiful!
Anthea xx

Jenny said...

Great project! Love the soft colors you use.

Caz said...

Kim, this is totally stunning....I Love it.
Caz
x

Jackie said...

This is wonderful, I love the style!

Steph said...

This is so original, Kim! I've not seen anyone else colour stamps in that way before. Gorgeous- you've inspired me!

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful and looks like it should be in a frame hanging on the wall!!!! Totally love it :)

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