Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I love Basic Grey Challenges!

Basic Grey is one of my absolute  favorite papers on the market, and I pick some up as often as I can. In fact, just this last week I bought the 12X12 sets of both "Olivia," and "Oliver," something I've wanted for a very long time now--on e-bay!! I couldn't believe I won them, and since they've arrived I can't stop looking at them!!

Anyway, since I love Basic Grey paper it's only natural that I love Basic Grey Challenges--and I do. Tbis challenge calls for wings on the project, which I did with my inkadinkado rubber stamp. That dang bird is hard to color! I'm not wanting to be  Monet or anything, but there are just too many places to put in different colors, and when I do, it just looks SOOOOO wrong. I finally decided to stick with one color, in this case blue for the bird, but using different shades of blue. That seems to have worked much better.

I also followed a sketch by "Friday Sketchers," and was really pleased with it because it was fairly easy to adapt it to a 4.25" x 5.5" card so I can send it on to the troops via "Operation Write Home."

The recipe is as follows:

Basic Grey "Kioshi" DP
Basic Grey "Olivia" DP
Inkadinkado bird stamp
tag stamp
Cuttlebug and Nesties
Crayola glitter glue
Sakura Stardust pens

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Crazy for Challenges -- circles
Basic Grey Challenge -- wings
Friday Sketches -- sketch
I Did it Creations Challenge Blog -- wings
Digi Doodle Challenge -- anything goes


  1. Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  2. So very pretty!! Any soldier would love to send this home!! Your hummingbird is just stunning : )
    Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

  3. Gorgeous card. I love all of the sparkles.
    Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  4. Love Basic Grey's line Olivia. They did such a fabulous job with that one as well as you did with this card. Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

  5. simply beautiful! I love hummingbirds too! (I don't know if they allow "glitter" on the cards for the servicemen overseas tho...)You could send it my way instead! lol!Thanks for playing at IDIC this week!

  6. Gorgeous card and congrats on your 'win', thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week,
    Ruth x

  7. What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations Challenge Blog this week.

    Katja (IDIC-DT)

  8. So beautiful card !

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

    I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
    I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

    All the best to you, Jóna

  9. Absolutely beautiful - thanks for flying in to share with us at IDIC this week
    Debbie x

  10. wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)