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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Double DT day!! Basic Grey and CES Challenges

Two very different cards to show you today - one for our next challenge at Basic Grey and one for this week's theme at CES Challenges.
Firstly our challenge at CES, as set by our fabbie Carrie.  And it's film night!! You can  choose your fave film or maybe something that you've seen recently. 
As  usual, our prize is a fabaroonie £10 voucher to spend in Emma's online store!
Just about my favourite film is Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis -he is stunning in it and the music and the love story!!  However, as you can see this isn't what my card is all about!  I needed to make a 21st card for my nephew, who is working very hard at building up his film company.  I was looking for a retro film director image in free clip art but came across this image instead of The Invisible Man. I've coloured with my trusty PMs and used Bo Bunny Time Piece Papers and Webster's Hollywood pages, all from Emma's Online Store.  I've then used some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and added the little birthday letters underneath, anchoring the strip with some photo clips.   
The little clapperboard was cut from the Hollywood Websters pages.
The gorgeous girlies on the CES DT have chosen some great films and used some great images, papers and embellies to illustrate them, so go and take a peek!!

And now for something completely different!! 
This is my card for our next challenge at Basic Grey Challenges and this week we have a  great colour scheme - Hot Pink, Lime Green and Brown/Kraft.  I love bright colours!!!  I've coloured up my  new Gorjuss girl image purchased at the Craft Barn last weekend and then used Basic Grey Sultry Papers.  Amongst many wonderful demos , we watched the amazing Chris Dark ( who also happens to be a previous DT member for Basic Grey Challenges!) work her magic with Copics and used a few of her tips when colouring Gorjuss Girl's hair - quite pleased with it!!!

 Didn't need to do much else, I thought  the papers and colours speak for themselves!!  I've layered up using papers from the  Basic Grey Kraft Basics pad and also stamped my Cat's Life Press sentiment onto the Kraft.
The flowers are made using another new purchase from the Craft Barn - a Marianne die which cuts out the shape for these rolled flowers.  (I did have a birthday voucher to spend there!!)  Another birthday purchase was the WRMK stitching tool and floss, which I got from Quixotic Paperie.
I've also used a  little BG chipboard butterfly which is not a new purchase but has been lurking in my stash for a fair while!
We have our regular sponsor with us, Simon Says Stamps, who have  such a fab range of goodies and you could win a little spending voucher to spend there:
Simon Says Stamp $25 Credit Voucher

Again, the amazingly talented girls at Basic Grey challenges have made some beautiful creations - I nearly didn't bother when I saw what they had made!  You won't be disappointed if you go and have look!!  I hope you can join us - just don't forget to use a Basic Grey product and let us know what you've used just in case it doesn't quite jump of the page!!
Off for a spot of shopping now, enjoy your day whatever you're up to.


Faye said...

Oh my goodness, these are both so different but equally fab. I really like the first card, what fun! Have a great weekend. xxx

Sharon said...

Two gorgeous cards Julie and your colouring looks amazing on both!!!I love the hot pink and lime green combo.

Sharon x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your gorjuss girl is coloured gorjussly and looks stunning with her bright background and beautiful blooms but I have to say that your Invisible Man is OUTSTANDING! Brilliant colouring, fabulous layout, stunning embellishments - PERFECT! Hugs, Lesley

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Two so different but soooo fab creations hun! Love your invisable man & how you have put the card together, its amazing!
hugs shell xx

Chris said...

Hi Julie! It was brilliant to see you last weekend, I only wish we'd had more time to have a proper chat :D. Thanks ever so much for the mention, you're sweet, although I don't know why you'd need any tips from me your colouring is amazing!! Fabulous cards and your Gorjuss girls is wonderful in these colours. The CES card, amazing, the sepia tones and your blending are incredible. Love the image, perfect for a 'man' card. Have a great weekend, hugs, Chris xx

Daniele said...

wow two amazing cards Julie, the Invisable man is inspiration, I'm sure your Nephew will be chuffed to recieve such an original card

Anonymous said...

Two really gorgeous creations Julie!! Love the fun Invisible man themed card!! Such a clever idea!! Thanks for sharing!! Smiles

Donna said...

Two amazing cards Julie...I love your choice of film and image for CES and your BG is so beautiful, gorgeous colouring and such pretty papers and detail :) Donna x

Rica said...

Hi Julie and OMG I've managed to get to you, blogger hasn't been letting me access your blog for some reason!!
Both these cards are fantastic. Love your invisible man and the details and colours are perfect. Your BG card is stunning, gorgeous image - her hair is fantastic and your details so beautiful!!
Heather xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie these are both awesome cards my fave has to be the invisable man its just amazing & so sooooo effective its one of my favourite cards of yours which really is hard as I soooo love all your makes. Gorgeous colouring on both cards shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coops said...

fantastic cards the images, especially the invisible man and your colouring is superb :D

xx coops xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Fleur said...

Fantastic cards Julie. HUGZ Fleur xXx

Jennifer said...

Both very stunning Julie each in their own way! Gorgeous colouring! xx Jenny xx

Liza said...

Two great cards Julie and fab colouring.

Liza x

Kim Piggott said...

Two utterly fabulous cards Julie!
kim x

kaylou said...

wow love both of these Julie, love your movie choice and the gorjuss hair is amazing... fab Hun.
Hugs Kaylou xx

louise said...

Two very gorgeous cards but so loving the top one my lads would love this.
Louise xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Julie, I saw your Invisible Man card on CES on Saturday, and thought then what a brilliant card it is, so well put together, and very original too. Been meaning to get into your blog ever since, don't know where the time goes!

What a contrast with your second card, so girlie and colourful, another beauty. Nice to see 2 such different cards in one post. Take care. CoB

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card - I love everything about it! Sheena xx

MIE(Mieko) said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the handmade flowers.Hugs Mieko

Lee said...

Both cards are really Stunning and imaginative.x

Kathleen said...

couple of lovely cards Jules. love your GG's hair. lovely and shiny!!!
Kathleen Mc xx