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Monday, 3 May 2010

Basic Grey photo inspiration

Evening, how's everyone feeling about returning to work tomorrow, if you have to? - Me, ugghhh!!  Just been put into perspective though, I've just heard that my friend's 17 year old son was in a hit and run and had to be airlifted to hospital!!!  Sending all my prayers and love to them - think he's going to be ok but it's going to be a long haul.

This is my card for the Basic Grey challenge no 19 which is a wonderful photo of a child's room:


I mainly used the colours in the photo as my inspiration, but also thought the streamer on the end of the boy's plane mirrored the bunting in the picture. Also had to use something Basic Grey of course, but a lot of my papers were too girly or the wrong colours. However, I've used some of the Boxer papers as matting and  for the little propellers ( well, I thought they looked like the propeller on the plane!)  I've also used some Coredination paper, sanded back after embossing with the Argyle CB folder.  I don't know the make of the red paper, but it matches the Shaker, shabby chic feel of the room. 
Finally, the image is coloured with Promarkers, with  Stormy Sky Distress Ink on the edges. Oh and of course, this wonderful little guy and his pal, is a Penny Black cling image, which I 'borrowed' from my fabby friend, Alex, when we had a play date recently!!  I've not put a sentiment on it yet but may well use it for my Dad on Father's Day as he has recently built a very similar model plane!!

TTFNxxx
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23 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely image and card. Sorry but I'm not going to be making bunting!!! Pam xx

kay said...

this is fab,love your layout,x

gina g said...

I hope your friends son will be ok hun,i love this image Jules might have to get the stamp, fabulous card and great papers. luv as always gina xx

Thank you for your comments on my blog hun it means a lot. xx

Crafty Chris said...

gorgeous Julie, fab colours and Im not surprised you borrowed the stamp so would I its gorgeous, great idea using the propellars and buttons, lovely card, glad your friend son is going to be ok, Christine x

joey said...

Hiya Julie

oh my goodness I do hope your friends son will be ok.x

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love love your layout, you have reinforced the need for me wanting this stamp lol!

Joey.xxx

Mina said...

oh he is such a cutie Julie, love the design
Mina xxx

Noreen said...

I love the cute way you did the propellers on the card!

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card Julie! fab image & colour combo & luv your fantastic layout xx Lizzy xx

Sorry to hear about your friends son.. hope he is soon on the road to recovery xx

coops said...

stunning card julie, love the fab image and fabulous colouring.love the background you have created with the embossing and the little propellers.
i hope your friends son will be ok.luv coops.xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's gorgeous Julie. Lotsa work!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a delightful card, its so cute.
luv
Debby

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Thsi si a totally stunning card! I love your layout...might have to stor that in the memory bank for future reference :) Your colours are just beautiful!
Hugs Judy xx

Pam said...

Adorable! I have always loved this image and I certainly adore what you have done with it.
~Pam

lil-paper-pixie said...

Julie this is stunning, I struggle with male cards, this is perfect, I love it, thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs

Sarah

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is such a beautiful card!
I love it!
hugs
kim x

Michele said...

Such a gorgoeus card Julie. Love the way you've coloured the adorable image and the details also. Hugs Michele x

craftyb said...

Gorgeous card Julie...you've coloured it beautifully! They do make an adorable pair don't they!! That photo is CUTE - you've translated it beautifully! bx

PS An extra prayer from me for your friend and her poor son.

Krafty Kows said...

Hi Julie - what a fantastic card. I love the layout and the colours. I've set myself a challenge this month to do male cards only, this image would have been great. Jeanette

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie this is just so sweet I love the colours you have used on here, thanks for your lovely comments
Jacqui x

Jennifer said...

Hi Julie. Lovely sweet card. Love the image and colours. Bye for now xx Jenny xx http://myinkyhands-jennifer.blogspot.com

Eisbärin said...

Hello Julie,

your card is nothing short of stunning! Does your talent know no bounds? Love, love, love what you've done here.
Hugs, Alex

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! I love this! The image is divine of course and beautifully coloured but I love your paper strips and the propellers are brilliant! Beautiful, Julie! Love Lesley

Chris said...

Fabulous card Julie and such gorgeous colouring and design. Love how you've interpreted the photo, absolutely beautiful. Hope your friend's son is OK and sending my best wishes to him and his family. Thanks for joinig us at BasicGrey challenges. Chris and the DT:)xx