Monday, January 26, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

First off I apologize for the coloring on my photos. Apparently taupe did not feel like being photographed today. The photo above is actually the most like the real thing. So onto today`s entry.
I found a new set of challenges and this is my attempt. Basic Grey Challenges are great...lots of creativity and a prize...who could ask for more. This weeks recipe was 2 patterned paper, 3 brads and a button. You must use at least one BG item. I choose to use one of the new stamps I purchased at the closing out sale I went to Friday.

The stamp set includes this beautiful bird and a bunch of flourishes. It also includes the flower stamp found on under the brads. I used versamark and gold detail embossing powder on the image. I don`t show much of the shine but it really sparkles. I used my new curved rectangle nestibility and whisper white paper. I distressed the edges with Fire Brick Red and Antique Linen distress inks. I used one of the brads as the eye of the bird. The sentiment is from G studio and I embossed it in garnet embossing powder.
For the button I used a clear acrylic one I purchased from I used stickles on each petal and embroider thread to attach it. I placed it at the end of the ribbon. This photo also shows the flower which I embossed in gold detail and put a brad in the center. I used the red paper from BG.
I used the same SEI paper on the inside of the card as the outside. I used the curved rectangle to remove the center section where the sentiment will go. Again I distressed the edges using Distress Inks.
I promised a Birthday gift for you so check back this afternoon for all the details. Its a good one.
PS Sorry for the photos, they really are rotten.


Alison said...

Heather, this card is STUNNING!! The stamped image is beautiful and the way you've done the whole card gives it a lovely vintage/antique feel. So gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
Peace & love
Alison xx

G3 said...

Love the vintage look of the card. Great take on the challenge.

Danita said...

Very pretty!!! Love the image!!!
Great job on this challenge!!!

Rica said...

Some cards, papers and or colours refuse to photographed well don't they and isn't it frustrating.
That bird is amazing and I love the distressed and vintage feel to it.
Thanks for playing along with us at BG this week.
hugs Heather xx

Chris said...

Such a beautiful and sophisticated card! I love the image and the papers are perfect for it especially with the great ink distressing. Chris x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! Hope you have a great day !

Your card is gorgeous, I love it.

Thank you for joining us at BG this week.

Jo x

Shirley said...

A really lovely enchanted vintage project! I really like your embellishment and the way you sponged on your edges too!