Saturday, 9 January 2010

Basic Grey Week 11 - Photo Inspiration....

Good morning peeps!

Here is my DT card for the first Basic Grey Challenge of 2010 and we have a gorgeous photo for you to use as your inspiration. I really enjoy this type of challenge as you can use colours, patterns, textures or something specific in the picture...... for my card I went for the colours. My teamies have provided some wonderful examples and I really hope you get the chance to check out!

I also wanted to work from a sketch so I had a look around and came up with this wonderful layout over at Mojo Monday..... they always come up with the most amazing sketches and this one was perfect to use. I'm never very good with rectangle cards so I made the sketch work as a square in this case.

My papers are from the Nook and Pantry range and the image is Hanglar. I was itching to add more embellies to my card but didn't want to lose sight of the layout, so I behaved, lol!

I'm off for a shower now and then dashing out for a haircut before we get any more snow...... apparently it's on the way!!!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Chris said...

Hi Tara! Absolutely love your card and the image is so sweet and so beautifully coloured. It really is a gorgeous layout I agree and your embellishments are perfect for it. Hope you're well and managed to get back before the snow started, it's already going strong again here!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

sandra_w said...

Very beautiful card, Tara! Sweet image and gorgeous LO!

San x

joey said...

Hiya Tara

this is gorgeous, I just adore the photo you took your inspiration from! you have done a fab job


Sarita said...

What a fab colour scheme, don't know who's room that is but it is stunning!
Love your card Tara, that heart punch is lovely, and the DP is gorgeous.
Hope you get your hair cut OK and get back safely,
Love Sarita xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gkad to hear you are behaving!! I am like you with the embellies..oh just one more won't hurt!! I love your card and the layout is super. The black is really striking! Great image too! Hope you get your haircut and back again safelY!!
Hugs Judy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Breathtaking card Tara the papers, design and image are wonderful so inspirational....I would also love to have a room decorated like that picture lol.

Lorraine x

Danielle said...

Tara, this is just gorgeous! I love your N&P papers and the Hanglar image is just darling and beautifully coloured! Love the inspiration - your card turned out top notch!!
Hugs, Danielle

Sheila said...

Gorgeous as always Tara, love the Hanglar image well cute:-), fab layout on this one chick I love it.
Hope you don't get a cold neck after you've had your hair cut hun :-)

Sheila xx

Stacey said...

This is lovely Tara! I really love this paper and your design looks perfect with this sketch ~x~

Cheryl said...

wow huny this is supurb brilliant great detail love the papers wonderful hunny hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kellylouj said...

Hi Tara,

i love the colours and the image is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Tara, #
Sue x

Juls said...

gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous! Love your interpretation of the sketch!! colours are so beautiful! Love your colouring and the gorgeous pearl detail! Hugs Juls

Riet said...

So beautiful card Tara,i love your image.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ruth said...

This is another beauty! Hope the haircut doesn't leave you feeling the cold too much lol,Ruth x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Don't die of shock - it is really me !!!!

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Tara, just love that sketch and the layout - might have to use that one myself when I can get back into this crafting lark someday !

Love the image you have used and the papers. It was a brain teasing and good challenge this time.

Catch up with you soon and please, please send the snow down this way ! We were supposed to be up to our necks in it this morning but nothing ! Very disappointing.

Speak soon,

Hugs to all,

Jo xxxx

Pia said...

just so cute and beautiful card, lovel colours

Anne H. said...

Your cards are stunning!
Beautiful colors and lovely details!
Anne :)

Maria said...

Beautiful card Tara and wonderful image. Hugs, Maria

Karen said...

I love the way your stamp is sitting on the ribbon and is integrate in the sketch! Very nice card!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara Love your card It's so pretty. I love the Hanglar images they really make you smile Stella X

Donna said...

Seriously pretty card Tara, the image is so sweet! :) Donna x

Enfys said...

This is totally gorgeous Tara, I love the photo inspiration, now I could relax in that room.....
big hugs
En xx

Rica said...

Hi hun - Happy New Year - hope it's a good one. I'm slowly trying to claw my way back into blogland - it's been a long haul this time.
Love your card, fabulous choice of papers and gorgeous, beautifully coloured little Hanglar. Great details, glad you restrained yourself I think this is a case of less is more.
hugs Heather xx

Mina said...

wow I love this perfect Hanglar image and your beautiful BG papers...just gorgeous
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

Tara, this is just a darling card...what a beautiful image and such pretty the papers and subtle accents.
Hope you have a good week...take care!
Carole x

cats whiskers said...

Love the colour combo and embellies and of course the gorgeous image
Hugs Jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara, love your card! The image is so cute and I love the flowers and BG Papers.
Have a safe and happy new year,
Anthea :)

Sandra said...

Totally gorgeous Tara.
That has got to be my fav Hanglar. Must get mine out and have a play, you have inspired me.
Great use of the sketch too. Papers are sooooo pretty. Love the whole shabang.
Sandra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara!! I have missed you girl!! This is just adorable hun!! I'm thinking that this would be perfect to add to the Saturday Spotlight challenge this week!! Have a great week hun!! HUGS

gina g said...

Hi Tara Gorgeous card love the papers and the image is so sweet. I hope you are feeling better now. take care luv gina xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara

Gorgeous card, love all the flowers.

Hugs Ali x