Saturday, 28 November 2009

Basic Grey # 9 - A Sketch By Tara G.....

Good morning folks!

Welcome to this week's Basic Grey Challenge where we have a delightful sketch to follow from my lovely Canadian teamie and namesake Tara. The great thing about this one is that you can keep it nice and simple if you like and not add too many embellies (although I couldn't help myself, hee hee). Check out the stunning creations the other girls have come up with and the vast array of Basic Grey papers and products they've used...... oooh and the wonderful prize up for grabs which has been generously donated by Simon Says Stamp!

My papers are from the gorgeous Wassail range released last year and I have use Mo Manning's adorable Bismarck image as my centrepiece. You might just pick out the beautiful lace I've added too, which was a recent purchase from Tab's store..... she has some gorgeous flowers and lace and delivery in the UK is just a pound!!! I coloured my image with Polys and added lots of sparkly stuff. Finally I cut some snowflakes and added faux stitching to the layers.

Hope you're having a fab weekend whatever you're up to.... I think I'm going to make some very simple Christmas cards later to stock up my pile, otherwise I'll fall way short of what I need. Oh and I promised myself I'd get them delivered early this year too for a change, lol!

That's all from me..... have fun today ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Tara,what a beautiful card,i love the image and papers.
So gorgeous colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Ruth said...

This has got to be one of my fav cards.I just love the image, the colours and everything you've added to it! Well done! Ruth x

Sheila said...

Ohh Tara I love your Bismark, I've just printed him off too for a doggy friends christmas card :-).
The lace is just Gor-geous!! dahling.
Sheila xx

TaraG said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Tara! I just adore your sweet image and beautiful colouring! What a great pressie Bismarck got from Santa,smile! Your papers and embellies are just gorgeous and I love that yummy lace, WOW!!! I just love your take on this sketch too!
Big big Hugs,t

joey said...

Hiya Tara

fabulous card! love the little doggie image!


Kim Piggott said...

This is so gorgeous Tara!
kim x

gina g said...

Hi Tara Gorgeous card i just love the image. luv gina xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Tara this is just so adorable I love that image and your design is perfect.

Lorraine x

Di said...

Fabuolous Tara love those snowflakes and that image is just so fabulous. I have opened a digi store but the images are not a ptach compared to Mo Manning could never compete! love you to take a look and give me some constructive critism. Do you think they are too expensive???

Hugs Di xxx

Cheryl said...

Oh tara hun this is utterly brilliant oh so wish I lived near you as you always inspire me to be more creative hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love all the papers and details and finished with an absolutely adorable hound.

chantal said...

Hi Tara,
What a beautiful card. Love the dogstamp.

grtz Chantal

Sarita said...

Totally adorable Tara, what a lovely image.
So glad you had a lovely break as well,
Love Sarita xx

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Kathy said...

WOW Tara you have been one busy girl!!! I have been a bad blogger lately and I see I have missed alot from you!!
This card is just adorable!! Love this image and how the bone stretches beyond the mat!! Love the brown colors as well!! Great sketch ~ hopefully I can find some time to play along!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Tara, this is truly gorgeous. So loved the design and its a fab take on the sketch ... so creative.

Chris said...

Hi Tara! Hope you're well and headaches all gone? Love your card and that gorgeous image, he's adorable! Love your colouring and all the lovely details of snowflakes and distressed papers, superb interpretation of the T's sketch. Did you manage to get those cards done LOL, I'm so short of them and I don't think I'm going to get enough done however hard I try, oops! Hugs, Chris xx

Faerielore said...

such a stunning card darling i love it xxx

Dena said...

So cute Tara! I really like this fun little dog!!! Great colors for this card too! Hugs,Dena

stephanne said...

This has so many layers of yumminess, I don't know where to start!! Gorgeous card and super cute image!! I hope you are feeling better soon :)