Saturday, 11 April 2009

Basic Grey Challenge # 30 - Chocolate Soft Centres

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!

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)

TFL and TTFN xxx


Pascale said...

She looks adorable I love your design hugs Pascale

Peggy said...

Hi Tara,

Great card,
Happy Easter weekend !!!


Cass said...

Your card looks good enough to eat Tara.Love the colour combo and that sentiment is oh so true.In fact I just have to look at colouring.I find them a bit trickier than Promarkers,but it gives me a good excuse to keep practising.
Cass xxx

Kristen said...

What a gorgeous card! And it it looks yummy too. Wonderful job with the Copics! They make everything look just extra special gorgeous don't they. Have fun practicing and playing with them. You have a wonderful Easter holiday!

Ruth said...

This is a really scrummy card.The velevt bow just reminds me of a chocolate box! I've just zoomed in on the colouring and it's perfect, Ruth x

Riet said...

ohhh wowwww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the stamps and colour.
so beautiful papers.

hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful card Tara!
Love this cute image and your colours are fabulous that ribbon is so pretty!
kim x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow isn't this a fab card love the whole design and that image is oooo lovely.

Lorraine x

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Well this card certainly looks yummy to me. Fab image and gorgeous papers. I have zoomed in and your colouring is lovely. Think we are all very critical of our own work. x

Christine said...

Hi Tara love your colour combo delish & the image is just so cute love it all.

Christine xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Lovely card, Anya looks adorable and that cake looks yummy. Love the BG papers and the sentiment is great.
Lyndsey xx

Rica said...

Fab card Tara. Fantastic layout and your papers are delicious. You've done great with your copics and just think of the fun you'll have practicing.
hugs Heather xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous Tara love the colours love the papers i think your colourings fab. luv gina xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Tara and a wonderful colour combo, when I was at Crafts-U-Love the other week I noticed they sold paper especially for colouring with copics so I bought a pack to use with my PM's but the paper wasn't as heavy as I would have liked. I would be interested to know if you discover a suitable paper that doesn't bleed :) Donna x

Deb said...

fabulous card Tara, the image is so sweet! I only just got Copics this week too, I was just like you very scared and in awe! We will just have to practise lots and lots!
Have a fantastic Easter weekend, Debx

Stacey said...

This card is simply delicious, I love everything about it! The sentiment is so perfect for this image. Copics are wonderful - please don't be scared of them! You'll be a master in no time ~♥~

Kellylouj said...

Fabulous love it xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Tara. I think you've done a fab job with the Copics. Have fun playing badmington.

handmade by RT said...

Hi tara! gorgeous card strawberry creams have to be my fave aswell lol I love the sentiment you came up with it works perfectly! Love rach xxx

cats whiskers said...

OHHHHHHHHH!!!! I love that colour combo and she looks just perfect, fabulous card sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tara, I love the colours and as always your colouring is wonderful. I hope you are having a great day

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Such a yummy card Tara and love the colours and your beautiful colouring, I hope your having a great bank holiday weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Tara, great LO and fab Anya!

Debbie said...

delish card Tara, your colouring is so wonderful and vibrant and I love the image and papers. Debbie x

Vicki said...

Hi Tara

Happy Easter to you and yours, I hope you enjoyed your game of!!!

I love the colours of this card, the whole theme is gorgeous, as for the image....she's adorable.

You may want to check out my blog, there's some good news there for you luvly (((hugs))) xx vicki xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Fun, love the colors and the cupcake looks so delish!!


Hugs, Kelly

Bev said...

Beautiful! Love the fab papers and colours - such a sweet image too.
Hope you've had a fabby Easter x

Anonymous said...

you have done a brill job with your copics hun, far better than my first attempt with them.. keep on practising and you'll get there.. once you get used to them there will be no stopping you..
hugs rachxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Stunning and delishious!!! Beautiful copic colouring too! HuGs Kim x

stephanne said...

What a delicious creation. Wishin' I would have noticed this challenge a little sooner because it sounds right up my alley. Your card is precious, again, I love how your elements all come together so nicely.

I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome on behalf of CC, I really do appreciate it. An encouraging word from such a talented crafter is truly a delight!!

Enjoy your weekend,