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Monday, 6 August 2012

Mo meets Sir Stampalot for a Basic Grey CR84FN Sketch



I thought I would have a go at something "bright and bold" today for #74 at Basic Grey using these fab and little used "Wander" papers and the tricky colour combo of "Grape, Blue and Green" at CR84FN  #60, combined with Angie's great sketch at Sketch N Stash #93.  Sir Stampalot want us to "take flight" and it was the perfect opportunity to dig out Mo's wonderful "Dare" image for challenge #146 at Mo's Digital Pencil 2.
I coloured my wistful pilot with Copics and Promarkers and added a Hero Arts balloon stamp from which I cut the balloon, curved it and reapplied it with silicone to provide some dimension.  I really like the EK Success "adornament" twine crisscrossed on the left.  it's got frilly bits on it in just the right colours for my theme and I added a button for "Bingo" at the Ribbon Girl where I used the third column of image, twine and button.  My postage stamp sentiment is by Whimsey but I mounted it on a die cut from a PTI die and the "Reach for the Sky" is also PTI.

I have spent the last 5 days looking after The Hubster who had knee surgery last Thursday.  Thank goodness we have done so well at the Olympics as it kept him well entertained.  I also had my Mum (I suspect she would object to being called "The Mumster") to stay for a week.  She wasn't very well either but I managed to escape to the Craft Croft for some intermittent play between doctor, hospital and pharmacy visits, cooking, serving and making endless cups of tea, and taking Mum out a few times for her Marks and Spencer's fix.


29 comments:

brenda said...

Good afternoon Leslie,

It certainly is bright and bold and I absolutely love the colour palette and the image is so unique.

Many thanks for joining our Wings and Things theme at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

Tracey T said...

What a fabulous card, Lesley. Love this colour combination - not easy to do - and the design of your card is just brilliant. Hugs, Tracey x

Joey said...

Hiya Lesley, this is stunning, great image and love your colour choice. Joey x

Liza said...

Great card, I love the colours.

Liza x

pinky said...

Ubber cool card Lesley! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Linda said...

My goodness Lesley you have been busy. Sounds like my house for sure. This card is so "in" Love the texture, color and sentiment. You sure have managed to qualify for multiple challenges with this classic. Hope hubby is up and hobbling real soon. Hugs

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a terrific card! Great mix of elements! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Shelby said...

This is so cool and lush! Love all of the different shapes and textures you've used and your coloring looks fantastic.

Shelby

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Lesley, great job with the papers and fab image.
luv
Debby

coops said...

wow so stunning lesley.fantastic image and papers and i love the bold colours :D

xx coops xx

Ruth said...

Super male card.Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

sari said...

Hi! This is such an amazing card! I love love the colors and your coloring is stunning! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the fab pilot, and the steam punk feel to this!
Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week!

Faye said...

Hey you. This is a very masculine card and I like it! Tres good job. xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Fab card - love the colours and best wishes to your hubby for a quick recovery - good job you can escape to your craft room from time to time! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge. Mary G x

Tracy said...

Got a little steampunk theme going there and it looks fabulous with this guy. your coloring looks absolutely fantastic Lesley. Great depth and shading. The fibers are a fun touch too. Hugs sweetie!

Chrissie said...

Such a fabulous card.
I love the unusual colour palette you've chosen and it works so well with Mo's gorgeous image, it looks like an illustration from a book.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Elaine L. said...

Beautiful card, Leslie! I love the unusual, eye-catching colors you've used with this handsome guy! Glad you joined us in Mo
's Challenge.

Lynne K said...

Fabulous card, Lesley! A great interpretation of our theme. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie such an awesome card I love the colours & of course I love Mo's images.

Hope your hubby & mum are doing better shug, you are their angel sweets.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

How did you manage to make such a fabulous card with so much gorgeous detail with all that you had going on I take my hat off to you !!!
Thank you for joining in the fun with us at sketch n stash, good luck xx

Sue Lelli said...

Lesley, LOVE that image and your FAB sentiments! LOVE all of the details! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

~@ngie~ said...

WOW this is awesome... I love the image & your colouring technique is fantastic... love the papers etc too :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash… good luck

hugz Angie xXx

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant!!! Love the image, he's just so cool and beautifully coloured. The papers work perfectly and I like the ribbon treatment. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Francesca said...

What a very beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Sally H said...

What a fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing it with us for our take Flight theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!

Julie said...

So love this Lesley!! Stunning colour combo and I love all your extras!! Juliexx

Tracy said...

Fab colouring and design, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rica said...

I came here a few days ago but I had a funny feeling the comment didn't 'go'. My blooming computer is driving me bonkers!!!
It is a fantastic card, a fabulous design and stunning colours. Your image is fabulous and brilliant colouring.

hugs
Heather xx
and thanks so much for joining with us a Basic Grey challenge.