All posts tagged: Basic Grey paper

Well Wishes

Well another weekend has come and gone!  How fast they seem to go, and I find it so hard to get motivated for the weekly routine again.  Hate those mean mondays!! I am playing catch up with a couple of cards I made this week, have a look, I hope you enjoy them! I made this one for a friend who got quite sick over the Easter weekend and is still recuperating.  Trees are a sign of life, health, strength and rejuvenation, which is why I’ve used it here.  I like the gentle earthy feel of the card, what do you think?  I stamped the tree from Stampin’ Up!  Forest Friends in wild wasabi ink, cut it out and shadowed it with wild wasabi card stock. The Timeless Tuesday challenge this week at Flourishes is to use paper piercing , so I pulled out this scoll stamp and pierced around it free hand. I also added pierced dots under the sentiment.  This card has a bit of a masculine feel for me, simple but strong …

Tranquility

Wishing you a peaceful day!  I’m still not feeling my best, so I’m going to get some rest, but don’t worry I have something brewing and will share it with you all  in a day or two!  HINT: It’s what you’ve been asking for in the polls! I made this the other day for the limited supply challenge. We were to use a black base with a lot of it still showing.  I used this beautiful dp from Basic Grey Periphery for the main panel.  The panel beneath the bird is Kraft card stock.  I ran it through the cuttlebug using the forest branches folder, and added a wash of acrylic cream paint over it for added texture. A few added details such as the blue pearls, and felt layered flower, and it was done. I just love how peaceful this image is.  Doesn’t that bird just draw you in and make you want to drift away in dreams?  It just calms me to look at it.  In fact, I like it so much that …

Snow Flurries

It’s sunday evening and I’ve made it through a very busy weekend! I am tired, but glad that so much was accomplished! My boys had a blast at the Christmas party and seeing their faces when Santa got there was wonderful!!  They laughed their little heads off too during the magician’s act.  The magician, know as Ishkabibble, is a huge success and it was very obvious why, when I heard my children and the others laughing as they did, not to mention my husband Des, who laughed so hard, he had tears in his eyes!  It was a fun morning! I was successful too with my shopping trip and thankfully crossed off a few more Christmas gifts from the list.   Today was spent buying and bringing home the tree, trimming and decorating it, and decorating and lighting the house too. Phew, I need to get to bed!!  So, just a quick post with tonight’s card. I stamped Snow Flurries by SU!,  on acetate, then I punched circles out of it. I framed them by punching …

A Gift from the heart

No matter what my boys surprise me with, be it sticks or stones, leaves,  or bits of shiny junk found on the sidewalk, I make a point of smiling and thanking them wholeheartedly!  Because, I know, when they are giving it to me, they feel as though they are giving me a real treasure! 🙂 And really, nothing could be better! Every gift is special when given from the heart! Admittedly, I have not yet been given a frog… 😉 This card qualifies for two different challenges, both new, and both so fun! The first is for High Hopes new blog.  It is their very first challenge!  They ask that we make a birthday theme card and use brads on it.   Ok. So it is an unconventional birthday card, but still, it would be so cute from the boys to their Dad or even maybe…Grandma!  Don’t you think? 🙂 The second challenge was to use a sketch from one of my very own SBS18 sisters for the  BASICGREY Blog.  The main rule being that …

Making your Own Designer Paper

I love using designer paper and I have quite a variety of it too. I thought I’d share a bit about the papers I like to use today. Before I talk about some of my favourite designer papers though, I want to show you a second card that I made for the SCS challenge to use only diy dp. In other words, create our own designer paper! It may be a far cry from the papers I’m talking about below, but there is some satisfaction in knowing that I made it myself! Hope you get some inspiration from it! Click to Enlarge The dp was created by first repeat stamping a canvas background randomly over white paper, so that it is angled and fading in some areas. I then used two different Carte Postale stamps in Certainly celery and So Saffron to create a pattern of color over the canvas background. The sentiment is from Define Your Life -Stampin’ Up! Stamps: SU Define Your Life, Cornish Heritage Farms Canvas Bg, Carte Postale SU Paper: Bazzill …

A Trip to Ancient Egypt!

Here’s a card inspired by a picture of bedding! SCS used this pic of some Boodalee Bedding as a starting point for our original creations. Stamps: Metropolitan Museum of Art, stamp illustrations – Barry Girsh, Stamp Design-Tina Fjotland Paper: Basic Grey Mellow, Bazzill Basics teal blue, white paperbilities Ink: Taken withTeal SU Accessories: jumbo brass eyelets, dimensionals Techniques: negative embossing I had a very busy day.  It started with picking up our little boy after his weekend trip away from us! I was very happy to have him back with us again. I missed him! Then we all went to swimming class and I sat and watched them swim while I had a nice steam bath (so hot in there! ).  They have their lessons 15 minutes apart for 1/2 hr each.  It actually works out really well. It’s the first time my 3 yr old takes lessons and he is having a blast!  I was so proud of  him!  He was listening to the instructor and trying everything with no fear! He just loves …