Monday, 31 August 2009

Basic Grey # 3 - Inspiration Challenge

Good morning and happy weekend!

Here is my card for this week's Basic Grey Challenge where there is a lovely picture to give you lots of inspiration. Here's the brief:

"This weeks challenge is another new one for us, this one is called our Inspiration Challenge, and the way that this one works is that we will show you a photo and we would like you to take Inspiration from it, so it can be anything from patterns, shapes, colours even textures, let your imagination run wild and have fun interpreting the photo".

What a stunning photo Martine has chosen for us to use. It reminds me of when you've just changed your bedding and you can catch the smell of fresh linen floating through the air.

Okay I admit it, my card is a bit quirky this week but I do like the way it turned out I think. I decided to curve my image on the card so that it became very 3D and hopefully you can pick that up from this close up piccie. My reason?..... I just imagined those net curtains blowing in the breeze and I think that also translates in the image itself as Mo's gorgeous Prairie Girl has that type of dress on. For the pattern that might be on the nets I paper pieced parts of it and then embossed and sanded it for lots of texture. It was a bit fiddly to cut out and match up but I got there in the end.

My papers are from Basic Grey's Stella Ruby range and I've coloured my image with Copics. The ribbon is one I picked up earlier this year from HobbyCraft and the sentiment is by Studio G. I punched out some little Hydrangeas with my MS punch and added some Liquid Pearls to their centres.

I really hope you can join in with the challenge as you have a whole fortnight now. Be sure to hop over and check out the stunning work of my fellow teamies - everyone has interpreted the picture so differently!

Have a great weekend, hugs Tara xx


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Tara. I love the way you have curved your image - you obviously put so much thought into your card - its stunning. I love the flowers all blowing in the breeze too.

Hope you have a fabby weekend my darlin.


Jo xx

debby4000 said...

Oh how stunning is this beautiful image and wonderful colours and details.

Ruth said...

It's all in the detail again!! The curved,billowing effect is fantastic - not to mention the colouring! Ruth x

Ann-Marie said...

A beautiful card Tara, love the colours and the effect of the curved image is amazing. Have a good weekend, take care Ann-Marie xxx

Chris said...

Hi Tara and WOW your card is stunning! You've been so creative with the inspiration photo and I think you've really given it that fresh airy feel. I love the image, she's so pretty and your colouring is gorgeous, love how you've curved it too. Perfect paper choice and all those little flowers make it look like she's right in that prairie. Fabulous! Hope you're well and having a good weekend so far. Hugs, Chris xx

kim-paperbabe said...

'WOW' Tara what a wonderfully creative card, love all those extra details the embossed dress is a fabulous idea, I would probably cut the paper pieces first sounds fiddly. The super floaty image is perfect! Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments, Have a great weekend HuGs Kim ♥

Dena said...

Okay Tara, this one goes down as one of my FAVS!!!! Love the colors, the image, the papers, all of it is just PERFECT! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Dena

Lena Katrine said...

Oh my! This card is so georgeous! Love the greens and the image is so adorable!

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Lena

Fern said...

Wow Tara... i've just found your blog, and your cards are amazing!! I love this one- the colour combo is so fresh! Your colouring's amazing too... the image is so sweet.

Fern xx

Faerielore said...

Such a lovely card hun this is such a sweet image and the paper piecing looks great and i love the bow xxx

Vicky said...

Fab card Tara. Love the way you've 3'd'd your image!
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Tara this is so beautiful!
Gorgeous colours and loving your great design!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun this is just stunning love the colours and the gorgeous image, just trying to catch up with all my buddies, thanks for your good wishes dear they really help
Hugs Jacqui x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Tara,what a beautiful card,i love the stamp and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

pickle said...

I haven't been blogging much recently and just had a nosey throuhg all your new stuff. all as stunning as ever, especially love this one, very pretty xx kerry xx

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
I absolutely love your card! It'so clever how you've curved the image round, it looks brilliant!
The paper piecing looks great too and I love how you've sanded it! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxx

scrappyjan said...

LOL... oh Tara this image is so cute that it made me chuckle!!!
What a beautiful card!!

love it and I seen that you all of your cards done and posted.. BEAUTIFUL!!!
hugs, janny

Jilli said...

Tara, this is just adorable! I love Mo's images myself and you've definately done this one justice! Gorgeous colours and papers, love the design of the card. Absolutely beautiful!! Hugs Jillix

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Gorgeous Tara! Beautiful colors and coloring and the dimension is fabulous!

Hugs, K

Christine said...

Another stunner Tara very orginal great colour combo & that image & colouring is to die for love it all.

hugs Christine xx

Rica said...

Just perfect - love all the details, especially all the little flowers blowing in the breeze. A real happy card and it looks like you really enjoyed this one if you know what I mean.
hugs Heather xx

Susie Sugar said...

A truly stunning card, lovely colours and beautifully made
Hugs Susie xx

Juls said...

just gorgeous! Love the colours you have chosen, and the gorgeous image, and the way you have created dimention is just stunning! fab card!

TaraG said...

Tara, this is really beautiful! So whimsical with the image popped up like that...what creativity! I love the paper piecing and your gorgeous colouring her skin is like porcelain...gorgeous in every way, hun!