Saturday, 18 April 2009

Basic Grey # 30 - Paper Piecing

Welcome to the Basic Grey Challenge on this beautiful, sunny, Spring morning. YAY, I love this week's theme of Paper Piecing as it's one of my fave techniques. The girls have all come up with some incredible cards which really show off the beauty of Basic Grey papers, so do hop over and take a peek. There is also a fab prize on offer this week, in fact I'd quite like to win it myself but unfortunately DT members aren't allowed :o( Oh well, someone will be lucky, but you've got to be in it to win it!!

I didn't start out with the intention of creating something along the 50's kitsch theme but I think that's how my card turned out! The Rubber Romance image reminds me somehow of a pop art picture, do you know what I mean? Anyway, I got to use my ric rac ribbon stamp which always seems to add a nice effect. I paper pierced the present and the girl's skirt with Cupcake papers - these really are bright and fun.

Image - Rubber Romance
Sentiment - Studio G
Papers - Basic Grey Cupcake
Embossing - Cuttlebug Birthday Folder
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - Prima
Embellishments - Brads and Gems from my stash

Well I have a busy day ahead - hubster is the big 4 0 today! He's working until mid afternoon so me and the kids are decorating the house and fetching his pressies from his mum's house, where they've been hidden away. Tonight we're going out for a curry and then tomorrow we're having a family party. He doesn't like surprises so he knows about the get together, but his pressie is a big surprise.

Catch you all later ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

I think you have done the pop art feel very well. The embossing looks striking and the image is great. I hope you have fab day with hubbie and he enjoys all his pressies. I will let you know when I hear from Jo..which candy she has picked for you! By the way do you have any of the home Grown or new Elisabeth Bells from SN?? I don't want to duplicate any you have. let me know and I'll make sure you get one's you don't have!

I'm glad you and Jo won!!
Judy xx

Cass said...

Love how the colours have worked on this Tara and it certainly has the pop art feel.Love the paper piecing.
Cass xxx

Tab said...

Fab card, hun! Love the bright papers, and smashin layout!
Hugs Tab xxx

Anonymous said...

Tara, I absolutely love your card! I love the retro style image stamp and how you've combined it with the Cupcake papers so well. Great work with your paper piecing, too. Anthea xo.

Sarita said...

Too fabby for words Tara! I love the fifties feel to it and love the paper piecing as well.
Many congrats to your hubby for reaching the bog four zero!
Love Sarita xx

Donna said...

Lovely card Tara and a great choice of colours too. Hope hubby enjoys his birthday weekend and his surprise pressie :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Brilliant card Tara!
Love your fabulous image and such pretty colours!
Have a wonderful night tonight and a great family party tomorrow!
kim x

Riet said...

wowww Tara,what a gorgeous card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Ruth said...

Super card..very retro.The colours are very zingy! Have a great weekend with your family and wish hubby a great birthday from me, Ruth x

Rica said...

Hi Tara - love it - a very 50's retro look. You're right it does remind one of a pop art style picture or advert. Love that image - she really cries out to be pieced and you've done it fantastically.

Hope you have a great meal and a fabulous party - why didn't you tell me I could have made him a card. Happy birthday from me to him.
hugs Heather xx

Chris said...

Hi Tara, I really love your card and you certainly have captured the retrol pop art style brilliantly! I love rubber romance stamps too, they're so stylish and your ric-rac stamp is great. Wonderful layout and the cupcake papers are perfect for retro. Hope Chris had a great 40th Birthday and liked his pressie, can't wait to find out what you got him. Hope the family party goes well today and you all enjoy yourselves. Hugs, Chris xx

Christine said...

Great card Tara love the themed image it all works wonderfull with the DP papers love it.

Christine xx

Mina said...

gorgeous Tara I love this image havent seen her before...great card very retro looking xxx

gina g said...

fab card Tara and yes i must agree very retro. luv gina xx

TaraG said...

Your card is really fabulous, Tara! I love your paper piecing and the embossed background is stunning! Love the embellies too!
Just Gorgeous!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulos job Tara, love the embossed bg, the paper piecing is wonderful, love the fun ric rac border, great job!!

Hugs, Kelly

Stacey said...

This is so funky! Loving the layout and your CD'd panel. The way you have paper pieced your RR is brilliant, she looks fab! ~♥~

debby4000 said...

Oh wow this is brilliant love the how she sitting on the gift. Fab paper piecing.

Carole said...

Fabulous card, wonderful paper piecing! Hope you had a good party!
Carole x

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card Tara, Love your Retro style and all the paper piecing! ♥ all the little details... Hope you had fun celebrating your hubby's 40th ♥ HuGs Kim x