Friday, 1 October 2010

Basic Grey DT Week 30 - Sparkle

Good morning folks and welcome to a brand new challenge over at Basic Grey...... prepare to be dazzled as the theme is SPARKLE!! It's an exciting time for the team too as we welcome four new members..... I would like to say a warm hello to Gio, Sandra, Christine and Louise! Our new girls have done an amazing job on their first cards and of course my longstanding teamies have totally produced the goods as well!!

I've made another Tilda topper, surprise, surprise! You can find this one for sale on Ebay right here. I'm finding these toppers so much fun to make and I have created another scene for this one, a windy day. I thought the Indian Summer papers from Basic Grey were perfect to use because the colours are so rich.

I hope this close up shows off this week's required element of SPARKLE, as I added lots of Stickles to Tilda's clothes and brolly. I used a mixture of Copics and Prismas for the colouring and a white gel pen to accent.

The topper has lots of dimension and layering as you can see here.

I thought this computer generated sentiment worked quite well too.... Tilda is trying to hold on to her brolly in the same way you try to hold on to your dreams. Sometimes dreams seem to slip away but if you put in as much effort as you can sometimes you will see them come true.

This last piccie shows the gorgeous Tim Holtz tree die cut I used which was colour distressed and Cuttlebug embossed before some sparkle was added.

Well I really hope to see your Basic Grey creations this fortnight as we have such an easy theme...... and with Christmas fast approaching it'll give you the perfect opportunity to make a start on your cards if you haven't done so already!

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar - Autumn Birthdays

Stampin' For The Weekend - Autumn Inspiration

Crafts 4 Eternity - Sketch and Wacky Weather

Totally Papercrafts - The Great Outdoors

CES Challenge - Get Ahead, Get A Hat

Have a wonderful weekend friends ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh my what an awesome card, your colour work is fantastic, gorgeous scene, luv the leaves, stunning creation hun, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & CES this week, hope to see you next time, have great weekend, sue,x

Annika said...

Absol-lutely stunning! Love her Tildas little Marilyn Monroe moment!!! lol Your scene-building is just wonderful - perfect capture of a windy autumn day! (although she WILL catch a pneumonia dressed as daintily as that!!!)

pinky said...

Its a gorgeous topper, love all the leaves and the image is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at C4E

Emma said...

Hi Tara
I hope you are well. Your card is beautiful, such gorgeous details.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

CraftyC said...

Hi Tara, sorry not been to visit recently, blame the hubby & kids myself. Love your card and the banner across it looks fab. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge but I didn't even know you'd entered till I got here as having a sneaky blog hop!! lol

joey said...

Hiya Tara

this is gorgeous hunny, loving the sparkle and fabulous layout.
Thanks for joining us at tpc


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya !

Wow, looks really wild out there ! Gorgeous image, I'm liking this one and its now on my wish list ! Gorgeous scene, loads of fantastic details.

Take care and have a great week.


Jo xx

Juls said...

OH MY WORD WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is just utterly utterly amazing!!! Love the whole scene you have created! this Tilda is just gorgeous!!!! Love the tree out of corriaged card, the leaves round the corner of the card, the touch of lace and the added sparkle!! such an utterly stunning card! HUgs Juls

Riet said...

So beautiful card Tara,I love the image and the colours.So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Rica said...

Guess who's here - just to prove I'm still alive and kicking!!! Flights booked and I'm getting excited now!!
Love your gorgeous card, wonderful colours, papers and stunning Tilda, your detailing is superb.
hugs Heather xx

Vicky said...

Hi Tara your card is amzing hun I love all the details you have added its all amazaing & your colouring is awesome.
Thankyou for joining us at CES Challenges

Hugs Vicky xx

Kathleen said...

Wonderful card, beautiful detail thank you for joining us at C4E this week.

Georgia said...

This is so stunning Mum! The sparkle is gorgeous and I love how you've coloured this cute new Tilda! I also LOVE the tree and leaves and the sentiments are perfect! :) Love, Georgia xxxxxxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tara :-) ,, absolutely stunning !!! everything is just perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

you could enter this into the simon says stamp challenge too :-) x

Chris said...

Hi T and I couldn't agree with Annika more re Marilyn Monroe, I've been racking my brain to think of who this Tilda reminded me of :D. Your colouring is so gorgeous, soft and beautiful and I know I say it all the time, but I love all your trademark details. Fantastically sparkly too :). Big hugs, Chris xx

michele said...

Fabulous card thank-you for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

Ruth said...

Lovely card,Tara. The leaves are great! Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenge

crafty amy said...

This is so pretty Tara I love your colouring and the sentiment is just perfect you are so right :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


Amy xx