August 22, 2009

New BasicGrey Challenge # 2...a colour combo...Best Friends!

Good morning crafty friends! I hope you are actually reading this post this morning as it has been scheduled and I don't have the best luck with scheduling posts but I think I have figured out how to do it correctly now, smile!

Well, all the BG DT want to say a big THANKS to everyone for joining our challenge over the last 2 weeks! We're all just thrilled to bits with the huge response and very warm welcome back!!!! Now, I hope you are up for another fabulous BasicGrey Challenge!

Martine has a beautiful colour combo for us to play with and I think you are really going to have fun with it!!!! I know that I did and the other BG DT gals did too! They have all made such inspired creations with this pretty colour palette! Make sure to visit their blogs and check it out!!!! Then get started on your own creation...just remember that you have to use at least one BasicGrey item!

Now aren't these colours just YUM-O!!??

Well, they sure got my creative juices flowing! This was the perfect palette for an idea that I have been mulling around for a while! I picked some pretty BG Porcelain papers and Bazzill Basics cardstock! Then I went looking for this adorable frame that I got at Micheals in the dollar bin area a couple months ago. It is was just a little too bright for me so I toned it down and distressed it a bit with some Timber Brown Staz On ink and white acrylic paint then set it aside to dry.

I picked this sweet Tilda with her wee feathered friend and I just adore the cage and it matches the bird cages on the BG Porcelain paper so well too! I just got this Tilda in my order from Simon Says Stamps...I used my $25 Voucher that I won from the Just Magnolia Challenge blog for the card of the month...yay!!! How cool is that!!!! If you haven't been to Simon Says Stamp on-line store then make a trip! It is well worth visiting...they have absolutely everything you could possibly image and a super assortment of Magnolia stamps. I ordered several other Magnolia stamps and 3 large wallets to store my Copics markers.

So...back to the card....I stamped Tilda with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Prism Simply Smooth cardstock and coloured her with my Copic markers using the "Copic water colour technique" this is where I fill a waterbrush with colourless blender fluid. This gives a very soft water colour affect that I was going for! I sponged the background with Distress inks and applied the Melissa Frances rub-on to the image, then cut it out to fit in the frame!

I wanted the frame to be easy to remove from the card but it also needed it to stay put until it is removed, so I had to think about how to get it to stay on my card!!!! I wasn't even sure if the cardbase would hold the weight of the frame but the frame is plastic and quite light so it worked out, phew! I adhered a hook and loop adhesive circle to the back of the frame under the stand so that the stand part would lay flat and so the frame wouldn't flap around. I then added a piece of Terrifically Tacky Tape on the front side stand part of the frame and lined it up so that it would adhere to the ribbon and therefore would not rip the paper when it was removed! Then I added some foam adhesive squares to the top of the frame! I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that this held the frame on the card but it can be removed, with a little extra care, to not rip the pp!

Once the frame is removed there is a little surprise sentiment under it! Now the card is just as nice with or without the frame. To finish it off I added some pretty Prima flowers, yummy chocolate satin ribbon and a bling flourish!

The BG DT gals have all made such beautiful and inspiring creations with this fabulous colour combo so make sure you check our their blogs and you will be so inspired! I hope you can play along with us and we all look forward to seeing your fabulous creations!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!



Tara said...

OMG Tara this is totally inspirational and something I would never have thought about doing! I love the removal photoframe - it's so ornate and suits Tilda perfectly. This is one amazing creation hun, well done to you!!
Have a lovely weekend, hugs Tara xx

Tracey said...

This is incredible Tara! First of all the colour combo is gorgeous and Tilda is lovely but that removable frame is an awesome idea. I love it!! What a great gift for someone.

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!! xx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Tara, and to put the frame on the card, what a great idea!! Beautiful.......

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Tara this is stunning!
Such a wonderful idea and how beautiful does it look!
She is so sweet and coloured to perfection!
Love your beautiful design and paper!
kim x

Juls said...

just stunning!! I love the frame!

June Houck said...

The card is fabulous, sweet, wonderful, even w/o the scrolly pink frame...but that pink frame is scrummy-licious!!! Love your card for this challenge :)

Paula said...

This is gorgeous and what fab the frame on the card. love Paula.

Tab said...

Stunning card, hun, love the image and all the detail that you have added too! The frame looks amazing and such a fabulous idea. So pleased that you won the card of the month so very well deserved!
Hugs Tab xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

JanMcNair said...

What a beautiful card, very,very creative, as usual, glad you got a good deal at Michaels, there is alot there at the moment, anyway great job, can't wait to see your new card, cant wait to go to the stamp site and see what up, thanks for sharing!!

Michell said...

Creative work....
images are great and the colors comb are great...
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Chris said...

fAbUlOuS! I've been dying to see how you got the frame to stay on the card and be removable T, thanks for explaining it all, it really does look superb and is perfect for your sweet Tilda. Love your watercolour effect colouring, so pretty and your design and embellishments are all gorgeous. Hope you had a good weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

Rica said...

Totally STUNNING and how inspirational - thanks for telling us how to get the fram to stay in place and yet be removable. Love your watercolouring effect and have tried it a couple of time - it's fantasti isn't it? Thanks for that!!
hugs Heather xx

Georgia said...

Wow, stunning card Tara, I love it!
The picture frame is sooo pretty and the ribbon is gorgeous! :)
Love, Georgia xx

scrapnnMO said...

STUNNING! That frame is so CUTE and I so love what you did with it. Hope your having a lovely day! :)

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow :-) this is fantastic Tara !! :-) I love the Tilda in the frame,,, gorgeous and the papers you used are perfect !!

I have just had a lovely browse around your blog ,,, i haven't left comments on all your cards but I have enjoyed seeing them ,, ;-)

Lols x x

Minxy said...

what a delightful and beautiful card and gift x

kim-paperbabe said...

This is so totally stunning Tara, what a creative idea and love the details and Tilda so beautifully coloured. Thanks for inspiring HuGs Kim :)

Susie Sugar said...

This is totally stuning I love the idea of the ornate frame , it is so very pretty
Hugs Susie xx

Simone said...

Wow, that´s great, a card with a frame!!! Really fabulous!


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