Saturday, May 9, 2009

BasicGrey Challenges # 34: Anthea's Sketch

In need of inspiration? The BasicGrey Challenges blog design team worked their magic with this sketch. I was blown away by the cards...everyone had a unique take on the sketch.

I used BasicGrey Infuse papers. I stamped the quote (Penny Black stamp) in black ink. I popped up the circular die cut (also in the BG Infuse collection) on Stampin' Up! dimensionals. I wanted to use a heart somewhere on the card. I ended up using my piercer and trying to make my own (on the brown horizontal strip). I felt like it needed something more...ribbon? I decided to quit while I was ahead :) I love these papers!!!

13 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

The paper piercing was the perfect touch to go with those papers. I think you were wise to forego the ribbon................deanna

Windy Hills said...

These layers are very classy! Another great job and congratulations on your recent winning challenges. I am looking forward to seeing your creations on a front magazine page!

Rica said...

Fabulous card June, love how you matched those gorgeous papers to the sketch perfectly - the rest of us shuffled things about somewhat (lol). What a fabulous sentiment and that die cut finishes is beautifully.
hugs Heather xx

Kristie said...

This is just beautiful June! I think you have inspired me to give this challenge a try :)

Leslie Hanna said...

I'm with Kristie - I may have to break out soem of my BG papers, now. :-)


WV: litan. People who say I spend too much time stamping need to litan up!

Tara said...

Fabulous card June, I love all the layering. How funny that we should choose the same papers this week! xx

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful card, you've inspired me to give this challenge a try! I have some Basic Grey that I'be been hoarding, perhaps its time I use them!! I love your blog as well, your creations are fantastic :-)

lauren said...

yeeeeeeeeeeeee-OWZA! that's INFUSED with gorgeousness! basically, i am *GREY* (wrong color, but go with me, ok?!) with ENVY at your card-makin' skill! (looooooooooove the pierced ♥'s also...an inspired touch!)

ps: ♥HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...times TWO!♥ :)

Silli said...

June, your card is soooo very pretty. I love the papers and the colors! Big hugs!

Rosanne said...

Terrific card, love the saying!

Chris said...

Such a beautiful card June and gorgeous papers too, I love how you used the swirl in the paper in just the right place, it leads the eye into that fabulous sentiment. The pierced hears are the perfect finishing touch, no ribbon necessary, you were right about that. Fantastic DT card! Hugs, Chris :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such a gorgeous card June, sumptuous I think they say (if I have spelt that right ?!!). I love the papers you have used and I love the Penny Black sentiment you have used. Must keep my eye out for that one. Fantastic working with you, you are such an inspiration to us too !

Hugs,

Jo x

lauren said...

OMG!!! sooooooooooo cool and SO CLEVER!!! you really are *wonderful* when it comes to making beautiful and consistent mass-production items. honestly, i SO admire your patience...not to mention your creativity!!! (& i'm POSITIVE the teachers do too!!!) ♥