Saturday, 25 April 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

I'm entering another Challenge! This time it's Basic Grey. I have had these ' Motifica' papers for a very long time and couldn't bring myself to cut into them, they are soooo special.
I still haven't - I used the sample page on the front! Well, I used one of the plain sheets for the greyish mat. And I used one of the tags for the stamped that cheating?LOL!


Motifica sample sheet

Motifica Chalk plain sheet

Motifica oval tag

Motifica triangular tag

Black A4 cardstock scored & folded in half.

Duck-egg green A5 cardstock

Piece of white/cream card to stamp your image onto.

Small motif icon stamp

22cm airforce grosgrain ribbon

22cm black/white spotty

Copper/bronze brad

Length of copper mettallic thread

Selection of beads to suit

Chalks in brown & ginger

Adirondack 'Ginger' inkpad

Jet Black Staz-On inkpad

Copper ink pad

Rubber stamp to suit

Adhesives of choice including 3D squares.


Trim plain Chalk paper to leave a black border (of base card) of approx 1cm all round.

Trim Duck-egg card to fit Plain Chalk with a 1cm border of the Chalk left showing.
I used a pair of edging scissors for this.

Use the 'Ginger' inkpad to edge the duck-egg card.

Use your icon stamp and the gold inkpad to stamp the duck-egg card all over, making sure you do some half on & half off the card as it always seems to look better.

Take your sample-page scraps (some of which I trimmed with the edging scissors again) and edge them with the 'Ginger' inkpad.

Arrange the sample-page scraps, in a pleasing manner and, using a repositionable adhesive secure them by their middles. The reason for this is that you're now going to be using your chalks just under the edges, like a drop-shadow effect. Once this is done, you can stick them more securely without losing your pattern.

Now take your spotty ribbon and thread it through both of the holes on the oval tag ensuring the tag is centred.

Run a length of ds tape along the back of the ribbon and tag. Also stick some 3D squares on the back of the tag to give depth. Adhere to centre front of duck-egg creation and tuck the ends behind.

Thread beads onto metallic thread, thread through top left hand corner of duck-egg creation and tie off through two small holes. Use brad to 'straddle' these holes and therefore, cover them.

Put this to one side.

Now stamp your image twice. Once onto the triangular tag and once onto your white/cream scrap.
Decoupage the dress from the image on the tag and stick it onto the figure stamped onto the white card. Cut the figure out.
Enhance the stamped image with Marvy & Zig Photo-Twin pens.

Adhere, with 3D squares onto the right-hand side of your matted & layered card.



  1. Lovely and very unique.The beads look fab.
    Julie x

  2. Hi sweetie you have some great projects on your blog loveing your style thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my blog love cheryl xxxx


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment!
I will try to respond where time allows.

Lots going on at Chez Eiglas... ;)

I've been home from work now for nearly three months - and it has been wonderful...! I've drawn, painted, had an amazing time with ...