Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BasicGrey Color Challenge - Color Combo 2

I love BasicGrey paper - so much so that I tend to buy it and never use it. It is just so pretty to look at that I find it hard to actually cut up!! I know that is silly and makes no sense so I am determined to start using it. (Trouble is, now I buy 2 sheets - one to keep and one to use - crazyness!). Anyway, I was glad to see the BasicGrey Challenge Blog up and running again because it will make me start using all my beautiful paper (well, the "use it" sheet anyway *wink*).
So this challenge is a color combination - a nice blue, red, green combo - pretty easy!! I started out making these great circle embellishments with a bunch of different papers in the colors for the challenge. I punched the more decorative paper with a 1 1/2" circle punch and cut a scallop circle with the darker/solid color using my Nestabilities. Then, I cut a 1/2" circle out of the darker/solid colors too. I piled these all up on top of each other and added a button witha hemp knot on it (tip - to get my buttons to lay flat on the embellishments, I tied the hemp into a knot and then added them to the buttons with a half glue dot). Finally, I added my curved sentiment over each circle. One of the reasons I love acrylic stamps is the ability to make straight sentiments curved!!!
Supplies: Stamps - Simple Little Things (Papertrey Ink); Ink - Jet Black (Ranger); Cardstock - Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Designer Paper - Pomade from Eva collection, Henley, Long Underwear, and Vintage Tee all from Boxer collection, Make a Wish and Kazoo Blue both from Cupcake collection (all BasicGrey); Other - hemp, buttons.
Do you love BasicGrey paper as well?? Are you a horder like me?? If not, what is your secret to just using it all???
Thanks for dropping in!!
Donelda

4 comments:

Tara said...

This is a stunning card Donelda and I'm glad to hear you're a BG addict too! I have to stroke my papers for a while before I use them and I always save the tiniest of scraps, lol!
Thanks for the top tip with the buttons ;o)
So glad you were able to play along with us at BG this time, hugs Tara xx

Deb (dcorder) said...

OMG!!! THANK YOU for pointing out the BG challenge!!!!! WOW!

And I'm with you - I always buy two or more. One to use, one to keep. :D

I love your CAS card - it's perfect!!

Juanita said...

Nice work. I like the card and the face that you used up some stash.
I have stopped buying, because I don't use it. Till I make more room, I am adding to the stash.

Marcia said...

Oh wow Donelda, this is such a striking card.

:) Marcia P