Saturday, 11 October 2008

Basic Grey Challenge #6 ~ Colour Combo

Not my proudest moment, this one, I'm afraid. Tried to emulate a style I had seen in Simply Cards & Papercraft #44 by Hebe Ambler in her patterned paper masterclass, and made the alphabet out of Basic Grey Ambrosia papers. OK so far, but then I decided there was too much white space at the top, so added the Rhonna Farrer flourish as an afterthought. Not entirely sure it works, but I like the DP letters.

This week's Basic Grey Challenge is all about colour combinations...
  • Green & Red/Moroon
  • Brown & Cream
  • Blue & Gold/Yellow/Orange
Why don't you pop over and take a look at the DT cards and have a go yourself? Would be great to see your creations! :o)


  1. I DO like it hunny.. simple.. elegant (that flourish is one of my favourite from your cards.. I LOVE florishes :))and you are right... those papers are yummy! :) Lovely Chris

  2. Well, if you ask me, I think it's a wonderful card, and really stylish - as always =)

  3. A great card I love the simplicity of the design. Pascale :)

  4. Its simply stunning Chris! Hope you are ok. Hugs Em.x

  5. Love the letters - love the whole card. Great challenge again this week - I've done mine

  6. Chris, this is wonderful and if you don't like it, I will take it off your hands! How stunning. The words are wonderful and the flower and flourish are perfect. So is the itty bitties around the edge. Did you do those free hand and where did you learn?

  7. Thank you for the nice comments, all. :o)

    Shirley, not sure what you mean by 'itty bitties'? Is that what they call doodling in the US? If you mean the little black dots and dashes around the edge, then - yes - that was freehand, and I remember doing it when drawing maps at school when I was around 10, I think. We were learning about Ordnance Survey maps. I loved drawing maps! The dots and dashes used to represent something specific, if I remember, but I'm blowed if I can recall what that was! Railway lines, or roads, possibly.

    Glad you like it, anyway. :o)

    Chris xx

  8. Hi Chris
    Love the card but tried to leave a comment to say my card was on my blog for the BG Challenge but it has came bouncing back saying error cannot deliver message!!
    Not sure if you're aware there is a problem!


  9. Stunning annd so stylish ,fabulous work ,Hugs Dawnxx

  10. love this card Chris and I think the flourish just adds that finishing touch.

  11. Well, I really like it and the flourishes are the finishing touch!

  12. Love the simplicity of this card Chris, it's really worked well.

  13. A beautiful card using the delightful basic grey papers!

  14. just love the flourish, oh and the flower oh and the letters oh and the doodles- oh well just the WHOLE thing then

  15. Beautiful card, Chris!!! love it!

  16. What do you mean woman? It's gorgeous! The flourish finishes it of nicely.



Hello! If you would like to leave a comment, I'd be delighted to receive it! And thank you for taking the time. :o) ~ Chris xx