March 28, 2009

Basic Grey Challenges # 28...Sketch...You're the Best!!!!

After all the excitement this week of attending the Copic Certification workshop in Toronto I started to come down with a cold or something!!! So, I just haven't been feeling so great but luckily enough I had most of my card for this week's BasicGrey challenge completed! This week Rica has designed a fabulous sketch for us to use! I loved working with it!
Well, I finally broke down and bought the 6X6 paper pad of Marrakech!When I first saw the papers, they didn't really appeal to me but now that I have used them I just love them!!!! For this card I thought I would make a "boy" card not my fave really, as, I like lots of girlie things on a card but I am quite happy with how it turned out and this Oakley is a sweetie!!!!
I stamped Oakley with Slipover from the WOJ Spring Stampclub set on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and made a mask with a post it note and then stamped the WOJ tree stump for him to sit on. I cut out the image with my Label One Nesties and coloured it with my Copics. I did go back and add a colouring technique that I learned at the Copic Certification class! I used the B00 Copic marker and added the background around Oakley using a flicking motion of the marker at the end of the stroke. Then used my Colourless marker to soften the edges and fade it out to white. It didn't turn out too badly (hubby said it looked good) but I still need to practice this some more!
I used my new EK Success border Punch and added a strip of green velvet Ric Rac American Craft ribbon! I just couldn't resist a few flowers on this boy card, so, I picked a few Primas to match and instead of adding a brad in the centre, I used these flower piston thingies (yes, that is the technical name for them,lol) from my stash! I didn't have one that matched the blue flower so I coloured a cream flower piston with my Sky blue Copic. I then added a little crystal Stickels!
I used my new Nesties tags and stamped the CC designs sentiment on it and added it it to the card with a BG Wassail brad.
Well, there you have! The other BG designers have some rally stunning creations using Rica's fab sketch! I hope you can join us this week at BasicGrey Challenges! Come on! Who doesn't love a fab sketch and fab BG papers,lol?!!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look and I will have another post today all about the fabulous time I had at the Copic Certification Workshop!


Riet said...

ohhh wowww Tara,what a beautiful card.l love the stamp.
so beautiful colors.

hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

wow Tara your card is so beautiful. I love the layout and the colours. Brilliant card. I wish we have have Copic workshops in Germany too, did not find anything like this till now.

Judy C said...

love it

Anki said...

Wonderful Tara and it also looks like you had a wonderful time for the Copic class. So now you need to make a trip to Sweden and hold a class for me and all the Swedish ladies ;-) Kramisar + hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Anki

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your copic class Tara, i bet it was great fun. I absolutely love this card what a gorgeous image and coloured beautifully!! have a great weekend, hugs Linda x

sandra_w said...

Another beautiful card, Tara!! Great image and your colouring is fantastic!!


Kim Piggott said...

Tara this is so gorgeous!
Love your sweet image and your fabulous colouring!
Such a sweet scene!
Just reading on what a great time you had. Oh it sounds like bliss to me meeting friends and learning new skills just wonderful!
Love your new badge!
kim x

Chris said...

Fantastic card Tara, I love the Marrakech and I'm glad you do too now. Oakley is so beautifully coloured, looks like your new technique is very effective and your background colouring is wonderful, I also love your shading on Oakley too. This was such a lovely sketch that Rica designed, I will definitely use it again. Oh, great how you used the nesties for the diamond shape. Off to read about your copic class now. Have a great weekend, hugs, Chris xxx

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the way you've coloured in the adorable Oakley. Yummy papers also. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

Kathy said...

I really like this card alot!! Funny I had that same thought about that paper but your card is adorable and the papers look great! I must go and take another look at them (LOL)! Love how you made the image mat and he is colored in so beautifully! I have to stop visiting all you copic ladies blogs as I am getting to the last push before I rush to get them!! Have a great week-end :)kathy

Tracey said...

I love this Tara! A gorgeous card!! xx

Tab said...

OMG, totally gorge card sweetie! I prefer girlie cards too, they just seem so easy to do. You have defo worked your magic on this one though, love the new technique and I must say I am coming around to likin those BG papers too.....I knew I would LOL. Have a fab weekend honey!
Hugs Tab xxx

Brocéliane said...

fantastic card Tara, love everything about it :)

Kim said...

What a fabulous card Tara! It's beautiful! I so agree that it is so hard to make boy cards! You did lovely hun!!! Your coloring is amazing (as usual) :) I just bought that Basic Grey paper too! And like you I didn't know if I was going to get this one or not as I am all about girly crafts too! :) I feel like we are two peas in a pod! Hopefully some day we can meet IRL because I think we would have a fabulous time crafting together!!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs~ Kim

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Tara, love that BG paper!!

Fab coloring!!

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Fabukous card! I just adore the colours you have used. I think this is a great boy card. Love the way you have done the sentiment and the flowers add a bright fresh touch. look forward to hearing all about your copic class.
Judy x

Heather said...

Fabulous Tara - I just love your interpreation of the sketch and colours and papers are sensational. Brilliant colouring of Oakley.
hugs Heather xx


Related Posts with Thumbnails