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!
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.