Saturday, May 23, 2009

BasicGrey Lime Rickey: Doodling Challenge

NEWS FLASH from BasicGrey Challenges:
"This week we would love to see some doodling on your creations, this can be any type of doodling you can think of so let your imaginations run wild :), but please remember to use at least 1 item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creations :)

Now please remember that we will be closing the blog down next week to completely update and re - vamp it, so this will be the last challenge here on BasicGrey challenges as you know it :), we wont be able to announce here when we will be re - opening so keep an eye on the DT blogs for the news :)"


I can't wait to see what the updated blog will look like! I will post about the grand re-opening as soon as I know the details. Is there anything more fun than working with BasicGrey products? Nah ;)

For my card I used all Lime Rickey papers from the 6x6 pad. I was inspired by LFL (lovely friend Lauren) again :) I drew the chipboard tree from looking at a tree Lauren has on her blog banner. I cut it out the tree with scissors. I do not recommend hand cutting chipboard. It would be much easier if I could have found a manufactured chipboard tree! My hand became very sore. I also had to sand down the edges (very messy). Then I found some acrylic paint to paint my tree and my little bird (Stampin' Up!). I doodled the dots around his eye, around the tree "leaves", I added faux stitching around the card and chipboard tree. The sentiment is a BasicGrey Lime Rickey rub-on. The tree leaves still seemed a little flat, so I add some Stampin' Up! dimensionals behind the edges of them.

15 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

That Lauren sure does creep into our projects, doesn't she?! :-)

Pretty card - love the tree parts!

Dolly said...

It was definitely worth struggling with the chipboard and scissors I think it's really great. The papers you've chosen really design compliments the design

lauren said...

oof--i've got my own 3 letter acronym now! coooooooooool! :)

chipboard & scissors? YIKES, you ARE brave! this is why so much of my stuff is stock weight paper popped on foam tape...BUT...having said that...the painted chipboard TOTALLY gives it a dimension and weight you just CANNOT achieve with paper, so i have to say it's TOTALLY worth the effort! ♥LOVE♥ this card...a really lot, actually! ♥

(ps: can ya gimme a shout when the BG challenges come back? i really wanna do some of those--you've made them look SOOOOO fun!!!)

Kristen said...

That is such a gorgeous card! Isn't the Lime Rickey paper so fun! You have had some great stuff for Basic Grey Challenges this month. So glad you are the guest designer this month! Thanks for stopping by my blog a while back. I have been so busy the last few weeks I am just now catching up on blog things!

Silli said...

wow, wow, wow June, this is perfect. I love that paper, this is so funny... Great work... LOVE IT! Big hugs and happy day...

Kard Queen said...

You make the best doodles!! The card is bright, cheerful, and full of life. Great job!

Windy Hills said...

Your design shows off the Lime Rickey papers. I love to follow your designs and cardmaking projects. Super job!

Chrissie said...

Brilliant card.There are a couple of awards for you on my blog.
Chrissie

Julie M said...

What a lovely bright happy card, June - I love it!

Julie x

TaraG said...

June, I just love it!!!! Such a fabulously whimsical card and I love your doodling! Hugs,t

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card, just love the bold colours and beautiful scene
Clairex

Kristie said...

This is completely adorable...laurenish, but still June..if that makes sense? However you got there, the end result is spectacular!!! Love it ♥

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi June

What a fantastic card and it was well worth the sore hand for the tree ! These BG papers are fantastic aren't they ? They look super fantastic on your card and you have done a great job. Such a pleasure working with you on BG challenges and look forward to seeing more of you on our return - how exciting !!!

Hugs,

Jo x

Chris said...

WOW June, well all I can say is hand cutting the tree from chipboard is total dedication, it's fantastic! I love the abstract feel of your card, your doodling and this gorgeous little scene you've created. The Lime Rickey papers are a perfect choice. It's been such fun you being on the team with us, looking forward to our all new BG site in a week or so. Hugs, Chris

Rica said...

Gorgeous card June - love it!! So much work and effort - you must be mad cutting out chipboard by hand (lol)
I thought I'd commented here once - but am having problems leaving comments at the moments and when I check they are not there - floating around in cyber space no doubt.
hugs Heather xx