Friday, 30 October 2009

Basic Grey Week 7 - Photo Inspiration.....


Good morning everyone!
Welcome to a new Basic Grey Challenge where, this week, we have a picture for you to draw inspiration from. There is lots you can draw from this I think..... colours, patterns, textures, furniture, accessories.......and I'm sure there are plenty of papers and embellies available in the Basic Grey range to choose from! I used papers from no less than THREE different collections: Infuse, Wassail and Offbeat!!!

One of the things I used for inspiration from the picture was the roman blind, which I tried to recreate by folding some paper at the bottom of my card. I also used the vase of twigs as my inspiration for the main background paper which I think has a twig-like pattern on. I was about to discount the chair until I remembered that I had this gorgeous chair image from one of the earlier Whiff of Joy collections and so I set about paper piecing the body of it to mirror the patterns on the sofa and cushions in the picture...... speaking of cushions, I cut out part of the paper and raised it on the chair to add a cushion of my own.

The flower was created by roughly cutting out some circles, scrunching them up and then layering them together...... I did this with larger and smaller circles and then stapled the whole lot together, before scrunching some more and tinging with Distress Ink. I think anything goes with flowers at the minute and the scruffier the better in my book!!

I know you'll be impressed by what my teamies have come up with, fabulous as always.... I do hope you can hop over and pay them a visit. I look forward to seeing what you create with this new brief and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participates and makes the challenge the success we all dreamed it would be!

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

28 comments:

Vicky said...

Lovely card Tara! You've interpreted the colours and patterns in the picture perfectly! Love this cute GG image!

Happy Halloween and have a great weekend!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Ruth said...

Wow! Tara I saw this while having breakfast and was waiting for it to appear on your blog! It's fantastic,the Roman blind idea is fab,along with the chair and the super flower.Love it!! Ruth x

June Houck said...

Wow! Great job re-creating that Roman blind with your striped dp. Very cool :) I love your flower too!

Sharon said...

Tara, this card is stunning & you've so cleverly interpreted the picture. I saw the challenge & noticed you'd chosen it & thought Yes!! my favorite colour combo. Will defo be havin a go at this.
hugs
Sharon x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

definately not my kind of furniture for inspiration, but I like your card, the colors pop!! :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Thank's for such a fab photo Tara. I did eventually get round to making my card and loved it - gorgeous colours.

Your card is fantastic, just love the chair and the cushion and of course your blinds. You just need a string to pull em up !!! I love how you've captured so many details from the photo into your card. Not just a pretty face are you ?!!

Only 7 sleeps to go !!!!

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Sandra said...

I love this card Tara. You have really let the inspiration from the photo waft all over this stunning creation. Beautiful!
Hugs
Sandra.x

Kathy said...

Hello Tara!! Thanks so much for the well wishes!! I finally feel better and get to some blog hopping!!
Love what you did with that picture!!! That paper couldn't be more perfect and all your details are fabulous!! Such a pretty card!!
I hope you have a great week-end :)Kathy

TaraG said...

Tara this is just stunning! I love everything about it! You really got the creative juices flowing...so many fab details! I love your take on the roman blind and the chair and cushion are such fab ideas! That flower is so scrummy and your sweet gorjus girl is just perfect sat there too!
Love it all to bits!
Well, hope you, Chris and the kidos have a great Halloween and tell Georgia I said she needs to share her treats with you,smile! Do you think that will work?!
Big Hugs,t

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Tara, a beautiful card and love how you have used the papers!
Clairexx

scrappyjan said...

WOW Tara you NAILED this one!!!!!
Hugs, janny

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Fabulous card Tara!
Beautiful paper and love your sweet image!
hugs
kim x

Juls said...

this is just so creative! absolutly love it!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Tara, fab paper piecing and the folds look fantastic! :) Donna x

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Tara, love that scruffy flower.

Kelly Schelske said...

So very beautiful Tara! Love the papers and the colors scheme is fabulous! Fabby image too, great coloring, awesome!

Juls said...

Hi Tara,

Just as a quick P.S there is a wee something for you over on my blog!

Sandra said...

Very, very pretty Tara!!! Love all the colors and the blinds at the bottom. Perfect!!

Thank you for the suggestion. I sent a drawing to Michelle, just now. ;)

BOO!!! Happy Halloween!!!

Danni said...

Wow!! Amazing card!

Sarita said...

I can't believe how close your papers are to the photo!! Love how you've echoed the blind and the chair is genius! Fab texture too,
Stunning Tara,
Love Sarita xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun you have done it yet again totally and utturly gorogues so much fab detail you always have me droping my jaw when I come on here hugs cheryl xxxx

Lyn said...

oooh stunning Tara !
Lyn x

Ila said...

Wow!! this is just Amazing and So Gorgeous!!..what a fabulous job ont this challenge..and that flower is Beautiful..Hugs, Ila

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card Tara, gorgeous image and colours

gina g said...

Hi Tara this is beautiful i love the colours and gorgeous papers, I've not had a go at one of these cards yet. luv gina xx

Chris said...

Fantastic card Tara! I love how you've used the different elements from the photo and brought them into your card, you're oozing creativity sweetie and it all looks wonderful. Love the folded paper for the blind and the little cushion on the chair, I would never have thought of those. Your colouring is gorgeous and I love your distressed flower, what a beauty. Hugs, Chris xx

kim-paperbabe said...

Well, I had to come over and admire your fabulous pleats. Love your paper pieced chair and that cushion is so elegant, beautiful touch!!! Gorjuss is gorgeous stunning card so inspiring, HuGs Kim :)