Here we are at Challenge 30 over at Basic Grey already and what a pleasure it was to follow the brief for this one....... chocolate soft centres! I think the Design Team girlies are big fans of mint, strawberry and orange centres don't you?
Here's this week's brief then.....
As its Easter on Sunday we thought we would have a challenge inspired by all those lovely chocolate treats you will be scoffing into hehe, so this week we would like you to take inspiration from your favourite Chocolates :), so say your favourite chocolate is Mint chocolate, well you could then base the colours of your card on this so your card would be Brown and Green :), sounds scrumptious doesn't it, I cant wait to see you chocolate inspired creations this week, but please don't forget to use at least one item from BasicGrey on your creation.
You will see that the girls have produced the most scrummy and mouth watering creations this week, perfect as we're all munching away on our Easter eggs! My fave choccie centre is definitely strawberry cream and so my card has ended up pink and brown, but I wanted to develop the chocolate theme even further so I used one of the lovely Magnolia cake images sent to me by the gorgeous Tara G. Now when I ordered Angel Anya I did expect to probably only use her for Christmas cards but then when I thought up the sentiment for this one I knew she could come out to play. I'm thinking along the lines that you're very saintly and angelic if you refuse choccie at this time of year......... ooooooh, are some of those halos slipping as you read this, lol!!
Now I'm sorry to make this a bit of a long post but I must just mention that this is the first card I've made using my new Copics. Hmmmmmm, where do I start?! More tricky to use than I thought they would be but I'm sure practice will see improvements. Part of the problem was the card I'm using because it did cause the colours to bleed, but I think I need tonnes more practice to get the shading right too. Oh well, we all have to start somewhere! I spent a whole day just staring at the pen boxes in awe to be honest - I think they were scaring me a bit before I started! Anyway, I know of lots of great tutorials to help me out so watch this space...... I might just get better, lol!
Materials: Image - The Greetings Farm Sentiment - Computer Generated Cake Stamp - Magnolia Punch - Martha Stewart Doily Border Papers - Basic Grey Bittersweet Colouring - Coics Embellishments - Ribbon and Heart Gems from my stash Accents - Stickles Glitter Glue
Right, I was going to start a mammoth blog hop but someone is pulling at my sleeve as I sit here wanting to go and play badminton in the back garden, so I'd best do the honours whilst the sun's out. I'll be right back ;o)
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.