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!!